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05-25-2015 06:58 PM

How do I prevent sanding sleeve from sticking to rubber drum? - 7 replies

Tomorrow I will need to use the oscillating spindle sander to sand a curve smooth. After I insert the sanding sleeve / drum onto the rubber drum I have problems getting it off. Before another fight I thought I would ask if there was anything I could ahead of time to make removing the sleeve easier? Thanks in Advance

05-23-2015 02:47 PM

Getting epoxy down into 1/8" slot? - 19 replies

I am repairing an antique bed frame. The headboard to toeboard rails attach with metal brackets. I had to replace the two rails. The metal bracket attaches to the wood rail by an 1/8” slot cut in the end of the rail and two metal dowels through the side of the rail. I would like to add epoxy to the 1.5” deep slot to add additio...

05-21-2015 01:10 PM

How do I test a 45 setting with wood? - 18 replies

There is a common method of checking a 90 degree cut for accuracy by making a cut and then flipping one piece of wood and looking at the gap. The error being half of the width of the gap. I am looking for a similar test for a 45 degree cut. More Details: I what to check the accuracy of the 45 degree setting on my chop saw. I want to lay...

05-14-2015 03:55 PM

To make or To buy a jig, that is the question? - 17 replies

I used to make all my jigs and in the process use almost all of my time making them. There is certainly a level of satisfaction in saying that is a jig well made. But, it certainly cuts down on the time to make projects. This is leading me more and more to buy a jig rather than build it. This results in more time to make projects. What ar...

05-11-2015 05:14 PM

Duct sizes for dust collection? - 11 replies

This morning I started the annual cleaning of the Table Saw. As I was removing the home made dust collection cover and the short metal hose that runs to where I can plug in the 4” hose I wondered if it would make sense that when I replace the dust collection cover I should take the time to make the hole and 36” hose be 6” in p...

05-06-2015 07:21 PM

table saw L Fence? - 19 replies

In the Fine Woodworking 2014 Tools edition Bob Van Dyke wrote about an L Fence that he attaches to his table saw fence. Then he will attach a straight edge to the wood and slide the straight edge along the L Fence. Here is a picture from that issue (ignore the red box at the bottom of the picture that is my screen capture software): Wha...

05-04-2015 02:37 PM

Why do Pocket Holes always come as pairs? - 16 replies

I was assembling a cabinet today using pocket holes and wondered why do I always see pocket holes in pairs? If I was simply driving screws I would not necessary do them in pairs. Thanks in Advance.

04-26-2015 10:03 PM

carriage bolt w/ torque washer v. carriage bolt w/epoxy or J-B weld - 2 replies

Normally when I use a carriage bolt with wood I will use a torque washer. Today I went looking for ones for 3/8” bolts and was shocked by the price. I have had problems with carriage bolts holding (not turning) with plywood or MDF. I was wondering if I coated the square shoulders with either J-B weld or epoxy and tightened down the bo...

04-25-2015 11:48 PM

Questions on mounting 8" grinder to plywood with Wolverine one-way jig? - 4 replies

I recently purchased an 8” slow speed grinder and a wolverine one-way sharpening clone. I am working on mounting it to a plywood base that I can clamp to my bench when I use the grinder. The instructions that came with the one-way clone did not say anything about removing the rubber feet from the grinder, but I saw another set of instr...

04-16-2015 02:18 PM

looking for plans for a drop down spice drawer - 2 replies

I have a small kitchen and currently keep all of my spices in a narrow cabinet which entails me pulling many out till I find the correct bottle. I would like to build a drawer that would hang below the existing upper cabinet that would pull out and then hinge down to display multiple bottles of spice. After an internet search I found the f...

04-15-2015 04:36 PM

revisiting box fan w/filter - 2 replies

Last fall I rescued 4 box fans from the ally. One was missing the knob, other had a bad switch, the third needed some WD-40 on the bearing, and the fourth worked fine. This spring I was thinking of hanging them from the ceiling joists on a diagonal for cooling at my 4 most common work stations (table saw, chop saw, workbench, and router tabl...

04-08-2015 04:58 PM

lumber rack shelf thickness? - 9 replies

In my shop I have vertical standards mounted on the 2×6 studs on 24” centers. Sometimes I have pieces that are shorter than 24”. Up till now I have been stacking the short pieces on top of longer pieces, but that causes the same species to be on multiple shelves sometimes on the far side of the shop. So I have been contemplat...

03-31-2015 11:21 PM

equal number of coats on both sides? - 9 replies

I am adding a shelf to the bottom of my workbench to hold miscellaneous tools and eventually a cabinet for the tools. Normally we plane or sand equal amounts from each side of a piece of wood. We veneer both sides. We laminate both sides. And we finish both sides. If I put five coats of water based finish on the top side, do I really ne...

03-23-2015 02:56 PM

track saw recommendations - 21 replies

I have been using a homemade saw glide of a piece of wood for the saw to ride on and a second piece that the side of the saw’s base is pushed against. Although this does a pretty good job in cutting small pieces of sheet goods, way too often while trying to rip a sheet of plywood in half I can’t reach well enough to hold the saw tig...

03-12-2015 04:59 PM

leaving finish in an Earlex 5500? - 7 replies

I was told at the recent Woodworking Show that you only needed to clean the gun at the end of the day. I forgot to ask if there was any steps to be done between coats? I spray NC Lacquer and water based Poly (minwax polycrylic)

03-11-2015 01:09 PM

pocket hole joinery and wood movement? - 12 replies

Is there sufficient play in a pocket hole to allow for seasonal wood movement?If not, can a pocket hole be elongated by drilling a hole then sliding the jig over a 1/32 inch and re-drilling? The application:a 2×4 frame out of “white” wood that will have pocket holes to hold a 2” thick oak top (from an old table) to form...

03-07-2015 10:14 PM

How do I customize Pulse? - 1 reply

Under LumberJocks Help → Staying In The Loop → The Pulse the help file says: “You can personalize your Pulse View to meet your needs and have a customized view of recent LJ entries, which will be updated every time you click on an entry or change your view options.” How can I do this? And can I block posts that I am ...

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