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03-16-2015 03:58 PM

Dust Collector vs Vacumn (Inquiry) - 0 replies

Hello everyone, I was wondering if I could some, suggestions/recommendation, etc…. on my dust collection/vacuum needs. Here are my thoughts: I have seen numerous cyclone dust collectors on this forum and also have read a lot of threads on dust collection, but I am not sure if I need a large vacuum or if the vacuum I have will do t...

03-09-2015 05:10 PM

Dog hole Clarification - 8 replies

Hello everyone, As you can see from my profile, I like to tinker as do most of us. I don’t wood work for a living, but I love working in the shop and enjoy learning different things. I have heard a lot about drilling dog holes in your work bench and using various vises. I have never had a workbench with them drilled and I have never ...

02-27-2015 02:45 PM

Living and Learning (Got to share this with my dad) - 1 reply

I wanted to share something with everyone, that even you all may be guilty of doing. My dad passed on his band saw to me a few weeks ago. Started doing some cleaning, I decided to update the blades. Took the old one off and went to Lowe’s and bought a new one. Got it home and tried to install, but the teeth were running in the wrong dir...

02-13-2015 06:00 PM

Radial Arm Saw (Is it worth the size?) - 19 replies

Ok, I want to get some opinions about the radial arm saw. I am inheriting some of my dad’s tools and even thought I have used the saw many times, I just find myself questioning whether or not it is worth taking up space in my shop. I currently have a 20×30’ shop, w/a 4×8 work table in the middle of the room, surrounde...

02-11-2015 06:25 PM

Recommendations for planing painted boards - 13 replies

Hello everyone, I need some advice from those that have possibly gone thru what I am attempting. My dad and I tore down an old deck and most of the boards are re-usable. Some are regular boards and some are pressure treated and all of them have been painted/stained. I started planning them down this past weekend and I went thru three sets ...

12-16-2014 02:16 PM

Sanding Sealer and Stains Concerns - 6 replies

Hello everyone, I have now started getting back into my wood hobby, after several years of being lazy. I have been reading a lot of the post regarding sanding sealers, grain fillers, stains, etc… and my primary concern goes back to stains and sealers. From what I have read and believe I understand this correctly, you cannot use a stai...

12-11-2014 07:53 PM

Thickness Planer Blade Install/Tuning Help - 1 reply

Hello everyone, I have been using my craftsman thickness planer, that my dad passed on to me and I wanted to see if I could get a little advise on blade adjustments. Keep in mind that this is an older 12” thickness planer and the blades are no longer available from Sears parts direct. With that being said, I was able to find a couple ...


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