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01-31-2013 07:39 PM

Tablesaw Boom - Worthy accessory or hinderance?? - 16 replies

I have for some time now been considering and applying my shop time to two aspects of working wood, dust collection and saw safety. I have recently installed DC into the shop, why I never made this part of my hobby a priority sooner I don’t know. However, now that I have installed it I have declared war on shop dust. My other concer...

01-21-2013 09:29 AM

Who signs their projects? - 18 replies

When I build a project I always sign and date the project in some discreet location. This is not through vanity or a desire to be known, just that after relocatioing some project or piece of furniture I built some time ago I have noticed the date and scribblings I made at the time. I recall some years ago an old church from the 17th century ...

01-18-2013 09:10 AM

Woodsmith DVD series 6 - 33 replies

Ok, so I’m a fan of the Woodsmith TV show, I think the guys on there are a hoot, cheesy, yes but good fun and make the idea of woodworking fun and highlight the fact not every tool in the book is not always required for projects. (Thanks Norm, watching you has cost me a bomb lol) Anyways, I have just orderd the new series 6 DVD. We do...

01-08-2013 09:55 PM

Reducing the diameter of a dowell - 19 replies

I’ve just come in from the shop as I need a little LJ advice. I’m building a tablesaw blade holder and need some 5/8” dowell stock or rather slightly less than 5/8” to slip through the arbor hole of the blade. I need eight 3/4” lenghts of stock which I was hoping to cut from a 2’ lenght of 3/4” dowell...

12-20-2012 09:31 AM

Jet 2800VS Drill Press - 11 replies As with most glittery and twinkling tool gizmos which catch my eye from time to time and I seriously considering purchasing this one. Despite my interest I have some reservations on several aspects of the machine. I am therefore hoping someone with intimate or a...

12-12-2012 09:58 AM

18G Brad Nailer problem.......Solution?? - 22 replies

I have for some time noticed my 18G Brad Nailer has failed to fire a nail from time to time. However the other night I had cause to use it. I found only a couple of nails actually fired into the timber. I suspected a blockage, bent nail in the chamber, so I released the front mechanism providing access to the firing chamber. Nothing was evident...

11-13-2012 09:59 AM

Magic Molder for the TS - 6 replies

I was pondering the use of a Magic Molder for my TS. Does anyone have one? and is it worth the outlay. Are the cutters easily sharpened? Can any one recommend a supplier for the molding head and cutters. Thanks in advance. David

10-10-2012 08:54 PM

Hand plane identification - 28 replies

I know there are a lot of hand plane fans out there so I am hoping one of you guys can help with identification of a hand plane I have lying in my tool chest. I was watching a Rob Cosman video on hand planes the other evening and got me wondering about the hand planes I have but rarely use. I was going to try to tune up a little Stanley Ba...

09-06-2012 11:33 AM

Router accessory storage - 5 replies

Still on the storage theme, I sold my rouer table recently as I bought a SM, unfortunately the RT had lots of drawers for chucking stuff into. Now that it is gone, I’m wondering how to store router fences and all the bits that come with the router. Are you guys storing things like the router fences in drawers or do you have a neat trick...

09-06-2012 11:28 AM

Hand clamp rack plans - 15 replies

Hi Guys – I’m looking to clear up more space in my workbench drawers. One of the drawers currently holds my hand clamps. I was hoping to clear the drawer but looking for good ideas on small hand (6”) clamp rack to hang on a wall or ceiling. Can anyone recommend a plan or point me in the right direction. Thanks, David

08-02-2012 08:50 AM

Chip collection conundrum - 18 replies

I have been for what seems like an age, deciding on how to go about installing my dust collection system. At last I am at a stage where I can start the project. I have a small shop 24×14. I will be running the duct work (110mm) pipe in a “T” shape. The top of the T will run the lenght of the shop servicing 5 machines (RAS, ch...

07-09-2012 08:33 AM

Jet AFS - 500 Air Filter - 5 replies

Hi Fellahs – Has anyone any experience, good or bad on the Jet AFS – 500 air filter. It certainly has the capacity for the size of my shop. Just wondering if it was worthy of its price tag. Many Thanks. David

05-27-2012 07:44 AM

RAS - Max blade Dia - 3 replies

Morning boys & Girls. I have an Elu 1251 RAS with a 10” blade and a 1.5HP motor….. I think?. My qusetion is, will it take a 10” dado set OK (I already use an 8” dado on it) But rather than crank up the head to suit th3 8” version would then 10” be OK to use do you think. Thanks all. David

05-16-2012 08:29 AM

Scribe to fit conundrum - 6 replies

Morning fellahs – As part of the kitchen refit I have built a breakfast bar and intend to use a single large wood veneer panel matching the cabinets to cover the back of the kitchen base units. The units protrude 90 degrees from the wall and measure 72” long. I have fitted the wooden worktops and then realised I will have to scrib...

04-26-2012 07:27 AM

Stacked dado sets, 6" & 8" what's the difference? - 12 replies

Has anybody found any great difference in the performance of a 6” dado set over and 8” version or vise versa? I realise the 6” version is primarily to deal with under powered saws but would a 6” dado set perform just as well on a 3HP cabinet saw for instance. Thanks in advance. David

04-13-2012 01:42 PM

Right! own up, who was it?? - 10 replies

i was looking through the Woodsmith website with the view to buying a couple of their books. Of course, one of my preferences was shown as sold out it was the “Tablesaw Secrets” book My question is, does anyone have it and is it worth hanging on for it to come back into stock. I also have the WS 5 series DVD set, would most o...

03-19-2012 01:00 PM

Wooden kitchen worktops - sequence of installing - 10 replies

Ladies, Gents, kitchen installers or experienced work top fitters – I would dearly appreciate your advice on the sequence of installing wooden kitchen worktops from those that have undertaken the job. Having now gutted our kitchen, I will this weekend be attempting for the first time to install the work tops in our kitchen. I have done ...

03-12-2012 03:52 PM

I'm a winner! - 6 replies

Having just logged onto LJ I noted a new message for my attention. It read “You are today’s winner of a random pick from contribitors. Claim in the next 4 minutes to recieve your Disney holiday”. How many other LJ’swinners are todays lucky winners? What… spam net? BTW – I didn’t phone to cla...

03-01-2012 09:08 AM

Disregard for Safety and lack of common sense - 22 replies

While watching a repeat of the TV show “This old House” the other evening on TV, I was watching one of the contractors scribe and fit a baseboard to a kitchen standalone island. While conducting this application I noticed the contractor, Patrick Malone, had a thumb missing. After scribing the line along the base with a pencil and co...

02-28-2012 08:48 AM

How many teeth for my chop saw blade - 34 replies

I’ve just bought a new 12” Bosch chop saw (still in the mail) before it arrives I want to buy a new blade for it. How many teeth should I look for on the blade, I belive more is better for finer cuts? is 96 teeth too many? I ask because the one I was looking at stated it was for plastic laminates, non ferrous metals and occasional...

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