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08-16-2021 04:27 PM

Sandable Primer - 13 replies

I have been using Sherwin Williams Premium Wall and Wood Primer for my home projects. This has worked well, it sands nicely to a fine powder and I like that it is waterborne for ease of cleanup and low odor. Lately this primer has been impossible to find; the local dealers claim this is due to material shortages impacting production. I have been...

12-22-2020 10:12 PM

Pipe Clamp Vise - Blum Workbench - 10 replies

I am planning on adding a pipe clamp vise on the end of my workbench. I ran across the Blum Tool Co. line of benches and the quick adjustment feature on their cabinetmakers bench has me intrigued. Has anyone seen how this operates? He walks through the vise operation at the 1:00 mark of this video I am assuming the pipes have a cross bar that...

03-19-2020 06:09 PM

Rockler Cross Lap Jig - 8 replies

Has anyone used the Rockler Cross Lap Jig? I am working on some remodel in my house and need a return air grill for the hallway where I am installing hardwood floor. After shopping around for one it occurred to me that I could build one myself. I am looking at building something like this for a 6” x 24” opening. While I cou...

03-06-2020 09:29 PM

Brushes for Poly - 14 replies

I have generally stuck to water based products in the past other than some use of oil based wipe on polyurethane. I am attempting to get better at using oil based polyurethane and my searches have indicated the need to use an ox hair brush. I had no luck finding one locally and options online seem to be limited but I was able to locate a Purdy O...

12-12-2019 08:42 PM

Milling Handrail - 8 replies

I am planning some remodel on the stairs in my home and have bottomed out on everything except the handrail. I am having a hard time finding a ready-made handrail that matches what I have envisioned for the staircase. Has anyone attempted to mill their own handrail and have some tips to offer. I believe I have the tools necessary in my shop and ...

03-22-2019 06:31 PM

Makita Plunge/Track Saw Help Needed - 24 replies

Hi Lumberjocks community. I could use a little help here with getting my Makita cordless track saw running properly. I am having trouble with getting the saw to cut a 90deg edge. A little background. I purchased the saw new a couple months back and put it to work right away cutting up some MDF into strips for trim work. Once I got past aligni...

03-23-2017 02:39 AM

New to Turning - 12 replies

Hi all, I have been woodworking on and off for most of my life but had never touched a lathe. I have always been interested so I recently picked up a Delta Midi used off of Craigslist. As is well known that was the cheap part. For the tools I picked up the Wood Mag set of Benjamin's Best chisels. For sharpening I picked up the Rikon slow speed...


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