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09-29-2013 01:56 AM

Auction win!! - 4 replies

Way cool, aaand I can use it!!! It came with about 250 sheets of sandpaper!!! Even picked picked up a like brand new Delta tenoning jig. A new, just out of the box ShopFox 17” bandsaw with riser went for $500 :O

08-29-2013 08:44 PM

Making up sanding belts - 13 replies

I have come into some 3 1/2 inch by 72 inch 60 grit sanding belts. I could use them if I were to cut them in half (lengthwise) and tape the ends together. Then I would have two sanding belts. My problem is that I don’t know the procedure it takes to keep the loop. Now the question… Do any of you LJs out there have any experience in m...

06-10-2013 12:06 AM

How do I finish oily wood? - 3 replies

Not just oily wood, but wood that has had machine oil soaking in the bottom of a box. A co-worker gave me a box that had a machine head in it for years. It’s 13” by 8” by 6” and has gouges, scrapes, holes and was falling apart. I scraped the finish off and glued the pieces back together. When I sanded, the sandpaper got c...

06-01-2013 12:23 AM

Stickers for air drying wood? - 15 replies

Ladies and Gentlemen, I had a red oak tree out back fall and take out a cherry tree. I cut the oak into four 9’ sections (average 15” dia.) and got a 9’ piece from the cherry (14” dia.). Painted the ends with house paint and sent them off to the portable band saw. Sending them off to the portable band saw doesn’t ma...

11-25-2012 04:48 PM

Bandsawing logs question - 4 replies

Hello all. I was able to drag a downed red oak tree in four nine foot sections from the hill out back. I’m having a friend saw them up with his new portable bandsaw. My first plan (when they are ready) is to build a CHUNKY bench. About three inches plus thick seat? So, now to the question. Should the slab come from the dead center of the l...

11-17-2012 07:06 PM

mixing finishes question - 6 replies

Hello all! I had a problem with getting a smooth finish from shellac, so after three coats I sanded smoothed and put acouple of coats of oil based poly. Looks like it came out fine. Is there anything I need to know about?


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