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07-25-2018 06:03 PM

Kentucky Coffee wood for end grain cutting boards ??? - 1 reply

I have an opportunity to purchase a large amount of air dried Kentucky coffee wood. I cant find any good or bad on this wood when used for end grain cutting boards. Seems to be a very hard wood and kinda resembles white oak. Any ideas ?? thanks

09-26-2017 02:22 PM

Supermax 19/38 - minor issue - 3 replies

First off, I must say I love this drum sander. Best tool I have ever purchased! Now for the bummer part, yesterday the outboard clip that holds the paper on the drum broke. Must be a spring tension or something, the clip just wont hold the paper. I just ordered a new one and should be here in a few days. has anyone ever had a problem with...

09-20-2017 02:23 PM

cutting boards- open grain vs closed grain - 12 replies

Question- I keep seeing posts that say closed grain is better than open due to fact open grain tends too hold the bacteria. I’m confused because I thought that wood wont allow the bacteria to grow, which in turn will kill the bacteria. With the exception of open grain allowing food particles to become trapped and the potential for more ...

12-23-2016 07:36 PM

question about painting wood - 10 replies

I know, I know…. I shouldn’t paint wood. I hate to paint it too, but my wife wants this project painted white. Anyway, I built a fireplace and entertainment center, I used plywood for the sides and red oak for the rails/stiles for the face frame. I purchased interior paint. After the paint dried it feels like sand paper, not smo...

10-19-2016 09:46 PM

Miter saw stand for dewalt 735 planer?? - 4 replies

Trying to get more space in my garage and was wondering of anyone has tried to put a dewalt 735 planer on a miter saw stand? Most new stands say they hold up to 300 lbs. Since the planer weighs 100 lbs it should be ok. Just wondering if anyone has experience trying this. thanks

08-16-2016 05:32 PM

grain orientation question for end grain cutting boards - 8 replies

Alright all you cutting board people out there, I was hoping someone can answer a question for me;I know when gluing up for a face grain cutting board you should flip every other board over so that the grain is opposite of the board next to it, this is to prevent the board from warping. My questing is for end grain boards; is there a certain g...

05-25-2016 11:17 AM

Help with end grain cutting board cracking problems - 6 replies

I just completed several end grain cutting boards for a customer. This morning I woke up and noticed a bunch of little cracks all over the end grain. What happened? Could the wood have been too wet when I glued up and cracked when it began to dry? Is it time to buy a moisture meter?

10-27-2015 05:24 PM

allignment question for Supermax 19-38 drum sander - 6 replies

I have had this drum sander for about 2 months now. Best purchase in my work shop. I do a lot of end grain cutting boards and this tool has cut the sanding down to almost nothing. Of course I still have to do my final standing with a ROS, not a big deal though. Now, the problem is that the conveyor belt has become slightly un-parallel with...

10-23-2015 02:34 PM

J weight or X weight for drum sander? - 1 reply

I have to buy new paper for my drum sander. This will be my first time ordering. I plan to order rolls and cut myself to save money. I know to order cloth backed, but not sure about J or X weight. I have the SuperMax 19×38. Also, who has the best prices? Thanks

09-17-2015 03:07 PM

question about my new Supermax 19x38 - 13 replies

I picked up a new Supermax 19×38, love it so far. But I do have a small issue. I run about 3 end grain cutting boards through it and the paper rips on one of the ends. I have been through about 4 strips of sandpaper so far. I make sure it is on tight. I run 1 board through it and then re-tighten it, due to the stretch of it heating up....

09-01-2015 07:18 PM

Ridgid EB4424 oscillating sander *for sale* - 2 replies

I am going to be putting my sander on Craigslist later today and thought I would give fellow Indianapolis area Lumberjocks a chance first. Sander works perfect, I just don’t use it as much as I thought and I can really use the room. Asking $100 on Craigslist, but will take offers from here first. If your are in Indianapolis and need t...

08-29-2015 06:20 PM

accepting credit cards and new laws - 3 replies

The last couple of years I have been using Square and love it. Now I am hearing of new credit cards coming out and different ways of paying, ie; Apple iPay. Square isn’t coming out with a new reader until late this year. Just curious as to my options, what are others using to accept these new payment methods?

08-21-2015 03:02 PM

Finally! a new drum sander, now for a question - 12 replies

Finally! I pick up my new drum sander today. I make end grain cutting boards and I am really looking forward to my new toy. I do have a question for all you drum sander users. What sanding grit do you use on the drum to finish an end grain board? I have been told 150 grit but wanted other opinions. I am going today to buy a few rolls and wanted ...

08-01-2015 10:55 AM

drum sander- sand smart technology - 6 replies

I see numerous used older Performax or Jet drum sanders for sale on Craigslist for around $500. But these older models don’t have sand smart. With the Jet sale coming up next month, I can get a new drum sander with sand smart technology for around $1100. Is sand smart worth the extra $600 over buying used? Thanks for any info

07-29-2015 12:12 AM

prices for a new Jet 16-32 drum sander ? - 2 replies

Earlier I stated that I will be purchasing a used drum sander from Craigslist. Well….good news, my wife said, just go buy a new one instead! So now I am on the lookout for best prices on a new 16-32. Anybody know of any sales or upcoming sales on a NEW Jet 16-32 ?? Thanks again

07-27-2015 09:43 PM

Sanding end grain cutting boards - 7 replies

After several years making and sanding hundreds of cutting boards with ROS, I finally have the wife’s approval to buy a drum sander. I found a Performax 16-32 on Craigslist for $450 that I will be picking up Wednesday. Now the question for others that use a drum sander; what grit do you normally start off with? What do you finish wit...

07-22-2015 12:44 PM

Ryobi WDS1600 - 3 replies

Seller is asking $600. What is a realistic price for this? Looks like new, very little noticeable wear. I am need of a drum sander for my cutting boards, but $600 seemed a little steep. Thanks

01-07-2015 04:53 PM

end grain cutting board near steam ?? - 1 reply

I have a customer wanting me to make her an end grain cutting board for the top of her portable dishwasher. How will the board stand up against the heat and steam produced by the dishwasher? Thanks.

12-19-2014 03:45 PM

good problem to have - 4 replies

I was given hundreds of wood samples from a retired cabinetry salesman. These “tiles” are approximately 8×4 and come in just about every kind of wood and color known. I just didn’t know what to do with them. My wife suggested to make end tables and coffee tables with them. So, here is what I came up with. The ...

12-17-2014 10:58 PM

finishing help needed - 4 replies

I am finishing up a cherry coffee table. I have put 2 coats of poly on it. The can says to lightly sand with 200 grit after the 2 coats have dried. 200 grit seems to me like it would show scratches. I have also heard that i should use steel wool. What would be best? Thanks for any help

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