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10-27-2021 05:56 PM

New Workshop - 11 replies

Well I think I’m done with my shop. We built a 40X80X12, has a natural gas185K btu infrared tube heater and plenty of LED lighting. Duct work is Norfab Thought I would post some pics. NOTE: I worked out of a two car garage with smaller tools on rolling bases for a long time.

10-21-2020 02:07 PM

Ductwork ideas - 10 replies

Been probably 4 years since I’ve been on here. If you look at my profile I have since moved back home to IL and built my shop. Will update profile with some new pics once done setting up shop. Looking at placing my machines in dedicated places and running hard ductwork. I have Oneida dust gorilla pro and use 7” flex hose. Flex hose with this ...

11-06-2013 11:02 PM

Minimax MM16 question - 3 replies

Greeting all, I have a couple questions for ya. 1. I sold my Rikon Deluxe and purchased a new MM16, hopefully I get it next week. Anyway, what do you think is best, just wiring a short pigtail and making extension cord or wiring probably 20’ of 10g or 12g wire with a plug direct to the saw? I would rather do a pigtail so I don’t h...

10-11-2013 03:17 PM

Rikon 14" deluxe value - 8 replies

Greeting fellow jocks, I am going to sell me Rikon 14” deluxe. Where is a good starting price point? Its 2-3 years old and I have several blades for it. I know what I paid new, but am unsure if I should mark it down 50% from there or what. Thanks… Joe

11-26-2012 05:16 PM

PM 15" W/Byrd or Grizzly G0453Z Planer - 3 replies

Looking at taking advantage on these sales going on. I am tossed between the PM 15”/Byrd cutterhead and the Grizzly G0453Z 15” spiral cutterhead planer. The cost difference 914 dollars if you include grizzly shipping. I can pick up the PM at my local Woodcraft. I have read most of the reviews and was wondering from owners if you are still sat...

02-14-2012 10:57 PM

Powermatic PJ882 question - 3 replies

Thinking about buying this jointer with the helical cutter head. The Powermatic planer comes with the Byrd Shelix cutter head but the jointer doesn’t come with Byrd. I called Byrd and asked what was the difference between theirs and PM? They said they don’t know but PM just uses them for their planers. They cost 2,999 with the PM Helica...

11-25-2011 02:59 PM

Worksharp 3000/WoodRiver #4 - 3 replies

I have a worksharp 3000 that I want to sell. I am using water stones now and don’t have a use for it. Not really sure what a used one is worth.I also have a WoodRiver #4 I am selling. (70.00) If interested in any of the items, PM me and make an offer. WorkSharp is SOLD…..

11-12-2011 02:20 PM

Lie Nielson plane - 4 replies

I made the 4 hour trip to the LN hand tool event in Annapolis, MD. We had a decent time and it was worth the trip. They had most of everything they sell out so you can play with it. They also showed a lot of demonstrations on their way of sharpening, cutting, shooting ect..ect. I found it very useful to me. I picked a #4 and #7. That’s what I...

11-08-2011 03:06 AM

Lie-Nielson hand tool event - 7 replies

Is anyone going to the Lie-Nielson hand tool event at Annapolis, MD this weekend? I am going to make the drive on Friday. If anyone has gone in the past, do you know if the tools are cheaper at the event?

03-20-2010 02:35 PM

Winsor dovetail saw - 11 replies

Anyone have any info on these saws? I really like the fact they are made in the USA (Chicago). Lord knows we need more stuff built here. Saw comes with a free lifetime sharpening and a seven day money back guarantee.

03-13-2010 04:25 PM

Work sharp Question - 8 replies

Greeting all, I have been researching for the past month an easier way to sharpen my tools. I used float glass and sand paper with a MK II Veritas honing guide. That worked great but I wanted something faster and less time consuming, especially when I need to re-sharpen in the middle of a job. After reading everything I could find on the net tw...

12-22-2009 08:07 PM

We should see some new toys - 2 replies

Well it’s Christmas so we should see a lot more tool reviews soon, unless you all have been naughty this year.

12-18-2009 10:18 PM

To cut or not to cut - 7 replies

Need some advise? I purchased 64 BFT of red oak from a cabinet shop. I am going to make a gun cabinet for my Dad.The plans say to cut three pieces out of a five inch wide board and edge glue the three boards alternating the grain pattern, making it a 15”. Final side dimension will be 13” X 52”. All my lumber is over 9” wide and three...

12-07-2009 06:23 PM

Rabbet Advise - 7 replies

Greetings LJ, I’m starting on a gun cabinet for my father. The door frame calls for a rabbet for the glass. Is it better to cut all the rail and stile rabbets on the table saw before glue up. Or use a router to cut the rabbet after assembled? It’s probably a matter of taste but I am not sure. Thanks….

11-09-2009 03:37 PM

1" bullnose router bit alternative - 7 replies

Fellow LJ, the plans call for a 1” bullnose router bit. Unfortunately I don’t have one and really don’t want to buy one. Can I use a 1/2” round over on each side and get the same effect?

10-08-2009 07:11 PM

Table saw for sale or trade - 3 replies

I have a Delta 36-980 contractor 1.5Hp with 30” T2 fence for sale or trade. The extension wings are cast iron. It’s less than a year old. Reason for selling is I moved up to a Delta cabinet saw. You can see pictures on my workshop page. If more pictures are needed, I can provide them. I think $475 seems to be a fare price. I could not find any ...

10-06-2009 07:07 AM

Building a shop/ garrage - 15 replies

So I am looking at having a shop/garage built behind my house. Just kicking it around right now and looking for ideas. I am sure a metal building would be the most cost efficient. I know Morton building are big where I grew up in IL. I plan on making it somewhere around 24X30 or 30X40 and a 10 foot overhead door. I will want it on a slab and ...

10-04-2009 02:53 AM

HELP 220v plug adapter???? - 23 replies

Ok, I want to fire my new unisaw up, but one big problem, no 220 outlet in the shop. For the time until I get one installed can I use my dryer outlet? My dryer outlet has the big 3 prong plug my saw has a small 3 prong plug with both flat blades facing the same way and the third being round. What is the easiest short term fix for this? An electr...

03-29-2009 11:31 PM

Stain question? - 2 replies

Well I finished the other table and started prepping for the finish. For those that don’t know the tables are made from maple. I decided on general finishes. I purchased some pre-stain, new pine gel and some Arm-R-Seal. I tried the stain out on some scrap looked ok. I put a coat on the top and wiped it off. It looks orange to me. I don&...

03-23-2009 04:05 PM

Finishing question? - 7 replies

Fellow Jocks, I have almost completed the second bed side table. I now have to decide what finish to use. I don’t have a spray gun, I do have a compressor. I thought about buying a decent gun and an oil/water filter. Even if I don’t spray these tables I would use the spry gun later. Should I wipe or spray..hmm. This is the first large project I ...

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