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09-24-2018 05:10 PM

Need advice: Thien Baffle Vs Super dust deputy - 6 replies

Hi all. I currently have a Thien baffle on a trash can separator for my dust collection system (2 HP harbor freight DC). Yesterday I was at Woodcraft and scored a Super Dust Deputy for $20 at their “scratch and debt” sale. Looks perfect as far as I can tell. Anyway, I was looking at my current setup and I’d have to do some serious engineer...

08-02-2018 11:15 AM

Resawing - Newbie questions - 15 replies

This past spring my dad gave me his 18” Delta bandsaw (model 28-682). It’s a hefty bandsaw and I don’t have much experience with it (yet). I’ve never used a bandsaw before I got this one. I’ve tuned it up as best as I can (by watching videos online). Everything is setup correctly (as best as I can tell). Anyway, ...

08-01-2018 08:10 PM

Any good furniture making books? - 4 replies

I’m not sure if this post is in the proper forum, if not, please forgive me. Does anyone have any suggestions on what books would be good to read up on for furniture or cabinet making? I am getting interested more in hand tools and joinery and want to build a desk for my home office. I have a lot of maple and walnut on hand and I’...

07-30-2018 02:01 AM

Diamond stone question - 13 replies

Hey fellow woodworkers! I recently bought a set of diamond stones from It seems to be a nice set (3 stones: 300, 600 & 1200 grits). I’ve sharpened a few chisels with them and they work well. I’ve noticed however that the 1200 grit stone has some scratches in it. Is this normal? I’ve tried contacting customer s...

04-03-2018 12:05 PM

What type of finish over painted lettering? - 2 replies

Hey all. I’m making some bench tops for my brother. He’s starting up a gym and needed some benches for his locker room. They are poplar stained with General Finishes gel stain (oil based). He wants his logo on the top of the benches so I was going to have my wife use her Cricut to cut out the logo on vinyl to use as a stencil so I could pa...

03-28-2018 12:12 PM

Add a Thien Baffle to a Woodcraft trash can separator lid - 15 replies

Hey all. I recently purchased a Woodcraft trashcan separator lid like this one. It works ok at best. I was planing some boards the other day and noticed my back on my HF dust collector was half full! I checked the trash can and it was only about half full too. I’d like to be able to fill the trash can up more so I was thinking of...

03-01-2018 09:19 PM

Did I make a mistake? - 13 replies

Hi all. I recently purchased a Powertech 1HP wall mount dust collector (it’s supposed to be delivered today). I went with this DC since it’s smaller as my shop is small. I plan to hook it up to a chip separator (trashcan with a fancy lid) and have a run of about 20ft or so of 4in PVC pipe with 4 wye’s on it for 4 different tool...

02-08-2018 12:05 PM

Arm R Seal Frustration - 11 replies

Hey all. I just finished a walnut table top. It’s roughly 3’x6’ and will have a metal base which my dad is going to help me weld up. The top is simply walnut boards doweled and glued together. It turned out quite nice… until I started using Arm R Seal Satin on it. I feel like I’ve searched everywhere on the web a...

01-16-2018 03:46 PM

Old Craftsman Jointer question - 7 replies

Hey all. I have an old 6” Craftsman Contractor Jointer my dad gave me this past year. I’ve fixed it up and have been using it with much success. I would like to be able to take guard off and joint the faces of 8” boards and then finish them off on the planer (with a piece of plywood underneath as a sled). If you don’t ...

01-04-2018 10:49 PM

Need help with table thickness - 18 replies

Hi all!The wife wants a walnut topped dining table like the one below. My question is: what is the acceptable minimum thickness for a table like this? 8/4 walnut is hard to come by around me. I can get enough 5/4 rough cut walnut. After I surface it, it will likely be around 7/8” to 1” thick. Is this too thin? I told her I could put so...

11-15-2017 09:06 PM

Need help - Stanley hand plane - 13 replies

Hi all. First post here. I need some help with a decision as to whether or not I should purchase a particular Stanley hand plan. A guy local to where I live is selling two vintage Stanley hand planes on FaceBook and I’m not sure if they are “good” or “worth it”. I’m hoping someone here can help me out. H...

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