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05-26-2020 09:55 PM

Tree ID - 13 replies

Hello allAfter 15-20min if googling I’m still struggling to ID this tree so I figured I’d ask some of the experts here. I’m in the north east and the trunk was probably 2’-2.5’ in diameter. Thanks in advance!

01-03-2020 10:37 PM

Looking For Creative Ideas For Shop Location - 17 replies

Hello gents My wife and I are in the process of getting our home ready for sale and hunting for a replacement. With that comes the unique need that I know this group will empathize with – a shop space. In an effort to not make this more of a complicating factor than it needs to be I’m trying to think creatively while still getting...

09-04-2019 12:50 PM

DJ-20 Alignment Issues - 23 replies

Hey all A good friend of mine recently picked up a DJ-20 from a guy selling some other equipment who was just looking to get rid of stuff. This is his first real jointer and he’s still getting his space ready so it’s living in my garage (with my equipment) for a couple more weeks. I have the same machine myself so I’m pretty...

08-12-2019 01:15 PM

Vise Placement Advice - 3 replies

I’m in the process of planning out a bench and I’m looking for input on how folks here are using their workbenches, and how you’d prioritize vise placement if you only had 1 (for now at least) The Vise: 20” Twin Turbo Vise (twin screw, non-racking vise) link(we have a thread on it too) The Bench: Split top ~26”...

08-12-2019 12:58 PM

Delta DJ-20 Bushing Replacement (For Posterity) - 1 reply

Hello all I have a Delta 37-350 DJ-20 that I believe is from ‘99 and the front (operator side) right-most (infeed) bushing to adjust the parallelogram bed was stuck in place and needed to be replaced. The part number 1330115 is no longer made and I couldn’t find one anywhere. All me research pulled up “maybe try one of the c...

06-25-2019 08:47 PM

Great Deal in SC - 5 replies No affiliation, just stumbled across it and wanted to share – crazy deal

04-04-2019 08:50 PM

Thickness Required for QSWO Dovetailed ToyBox - 9 replies

This seems like a simple enough question but I just don’t have the experience to know. My local lumber retailer has a big QSWO board that instantly got me thinking of how i could use it. It’s 21”W x 12’L and a light 4/4. I’ve been wanting to build a dovetailed QSWO toybox for my son for a while and the idea of ha...

12-20-2018 12:59 AM

Epoxy fill vs Torch on CNCed lettering - 14 replies

I’m making a Christmas gift for my wife and I need some advice. It’s a burly piece of cherry that i has a great local shop CNC for me. I was initially planning to epoxy fill the lettering w/ black dye but now I’m wondering if taking a pro pain torch to it might give me the contrast I’m looking for w/out the issue of spilling into some of the bur...

04-14-2018 12:22 PM

Padauk bench stripping/finished advice needed - 3 replies

JocksI need some help on salvaging what was supposed to be a quick project. I am building a very simple Padauk bench for my kids play room. It’s my first time finishing an exotic wood. I did some (not enough) research before starting and decided to wash it in denatured alc in an attempt to dissolve surface oil and then hit it w/ Arm-R-Seal. I’m ...

02-04-2017 11:21 PM

Looking for Tips on Buying/Storing Green Wood - 15 replies

Hello all I’m a hobbyist planning to buy a full log of wood from a local guy who runs a tree service and has a woodmizer. As you might suspect, my intent is basically to “stock up” a bit for future projects while saving some money per bd ft compared to the prices at my local lumber retailers. I’m hoping you fine folks ...

12-22-2016 07:06 PM

Surface Checking on White Oak - When to worry? - 10 replies

Hoping some of the air drying folks can chime in a potential problem I’m noticing on by recently sawn white oak I recently purchased some fairly freshly milled quarter sawn white oak and intend to air dry it in my basement. I’ve purchased air dried and KD lumber from various places before but this is one of the first times I’...

08-03-2016 02:04 PM

Anyone have experience with Taun? - 1 reply

I ran across an ad on CL for Mahogany from a guy near me. Talked to him and the wood turned out to be pometia pinnata which, per google, is more commonly called Taun. I’m just looking for some opinions/experiences working with it. Most of what I’m finding online is flooring related which isn’t very helpful, but it appears to be...

07-31-2016 06:32 PM

Another "Help me pick a (very modestly priced) table saw" thread - 24 replies

As the title would suggest I’m feeling a little guilty for posting another one of these threads. However, I’ve done a fair amount of searching around on this forum and elsewhere and I’m hoping to keep this from getting too terribly redundant. What I haven’t found is recommendations for my particular situation… - ...

07-13-2016 03:17 PM

Toy box bottom selection - 11 replies

I’m building my son a toy box and I’m hoping for some guidance. I’m planning to use a dado blade to cut a channel on all four sides and “float” the bottom. I’m using red oak for the rest of the build but not sure what to use for the bottom. I suppose I really have 3 options. 1. I probably have enough scrap ...

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