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09-04-2017 01:31 PM

Large wood cookies... - 6 replies

I’ve recently acquired some beautiful large oak cookies from a neighbor removing a tree. They are about 6 inches thick and maybe 2 1/2 wide. I don’t really have time to let them dry, but id like to make something i could sell out of them, or even just keep for myself. How can I minimize warping,cracking and splitting?My best idea is ...

06-16-2017 04:26 PM

Table saw wont cut a "perfect" square? - 18 replies

Hey guys, following the purchase of my current contractors saw, ive been trying to tune it up to the best of my abilities. Fence and blade are parallel to the miter slots, and everything seems good, however,no matter what i do, I cant seem to cut a square piece of wood. This happened with my old table saw too, what am i doing wrong? I cut one...

05-26-2017 11:30 PM

First Big Boy Table Saw! - 6 replies

Hey guys, its me again! I just found this deal on craigslist and ran with it. I paid 300 dollars for a delta 36-650 contractors saw (115v) with sliding table, 2 extensions (stamped steel), and router table. also came with thin kerf freud blade (SCORE!) So far i am super happy and this is a HUGE upgrade for me (literally,I gotta reorgani...

05-26-2017 11:22 PM

DJ-15 Almost Done... - 7 replies

Hey guys, I just finished my restore of the DJ-15, 6in delta jointer.I took everything apart cleaned, wire wheeled, and repainted them.I only repainted the cabinet, didnt repair any little holes All i have left to do is sharpen the jointer knives and re-align the beds, etc… I am pretty happy with how the tool came out, and I think...

05-20-2017 09:35 PM

Haggle tablesaw prices? - 42 replies

Hey guys, Im in the market for a table saw and am trying to look for a cabinet style for less than or equal to 300. I don’t have 220,or three phase capabilities. I’ve found a powermatic 66, and some uni-saw’s and i just dont know what to do. Also, some people throw out some ridiculous prices. One dude said $1500 for an old pm 1...

05-07-2017 01:14 AM

Electrolysis without battery charger? - 3 replies

Can it be done? I have a stick welder from harbor freight, would that work? What about a 9 volt battery?Any and all help is appreciated!

05-05-2017 11:41 PM

Painting Cast Iron - 6 replies

How do you do it?The rust on my jointer is all wire brushed off, and i masked off all the machined surfaces.The paint is in decent condition for painting over, so no need to strip it. My question is, how many coats? and what do i do after the paint? lacquer, poly,nothing?Also, i dont have a sprayer, so is spraying from the can ok? Thank yo...

05-04-2017 03:23 AM

Rusty Jointer Ways - 11 replies

Hey guys,So as of recently, some of you know that i have acquired a heavily rusted DJ-15 jointer.The bed ways are badly rusted, and after using scothbrite pads, i am not achieving the finish i want.(also, black spots all over the top, that was removed in inconspicuous places with random sandpaper i had on hand)I would like to move up to wet/dry ...

04-19-2017 09:22 PM

Where to find 3M conditioning discs? - 3 replies

Hey guys, Does anyone know where to find these discs? I can only find the hook and loop ones, or ones in a box of 50I only need to get a couple for my jointer restore(Is this a good method btw? I dont want to remove material) The discs are very similar to a scotch brite pad, it has a whole in the middle and mounts using that black back plate....

04-14-2017 03:29 PM

My First Jointer: DJ-15 - 11 replies

What’s up guys, last night I came across what seemed be an amazing CL deal. It was a DJ-15 for $50! I picked it up and the man selling was very nice and helped me load it in.The man told man the saw had been converted to 120, and it included the fence, original manual, safety gaurd(broken) and a crap ton of rust.It seemed as though the joi...

04-11-2017 11:44 AM

Hitachi F-1000A - 16 replies

I’ve recently come across an up a running f-1000a for negotioable price.I offered 100 on a whim, but she said no. It was her fathers who passed away late last year(now i feel bad). I told her i am a beginner woodworker and would LOVE if i could buy this tool from her.I dont think she knows too much about tools, I asked her about rollers an...

04-10-2017 01:33 AM

Favorite Woodworking/Maker Youtubers? - 8 replies

Hey guys, just was wonderin’ if any of you would like to share your favorite youtubers (related to making things of course)My favorites have to be (no specific order)1. AvE2. ThisOldTony3. Matthias Wandel4. Jeremy Schmidt5. Jimmy Diresta – Im sure you all know about this guy :)The first two channels are machining channels, but man ar...

04-09-2017 12:56 AM

Feeling Discouraged - 34 replies

Hey guys,I have been trying my hand at woodworking for about 1 and a half now, and have been enjoying ithowever, ive always felt like i couldn’t do the work i wanted to the accuracy i want without a planer and jointer, and a good table saw.Are there work arounds for this?I have a 9” smoothing plane i got at a garage sale, and a 2R...

03-28-2017 08:26 PM

Hammond sliding table saw - 15 replies

Found this pretty cool table saw not too far from where i liveHereI think this is really cool!I currently have a black and decker firestorm, so this might be a little bit of an upgrade.My largest concerns are weight, and what kinda power it runs on, I really only have 120 available to me.Thanks in advance! P.S. I’m an avid beginner look...

03-28-2017 06:49 PM

Does anyone know what this Tablesaw is? - 6 replies

Hey guys i found this saw on offer up looked up the serial # but came up with surprisingly few resultsany ideas?

03-22-2017 12:36 PM

Electric motor worth it? - 33 replies

Hey guys, I recently picked up a 230 volt 3hp single phase water pump off the side of the road(a neighbor was throwing it away).So I did what any reasonbale man would do and took it home and looked it up and i was surprised, the original system that it was a part of is over $500!This leads me to believe it may be a useful item, or at least sell-...

12-15-2016 07:12 PM

Best CNC machine for ~1k? - 25 replies

Hey guys, I am looking at getting a CNC machine. I would prefer an interchangeable head(laser,3d printer,router),but these are really exspensive. It would be used for mostly wood carving and some small aluminum/stainless steel engraving(dog tags/jewlery). I have no experience using a cnc machine but have researched a lot and am willing to put in...

12-11-2016 02:51 PM

RAS Recalls for Profit? - 24 replies

Hey guys, I was just lookin through CL and noticed that The craftsman 8-10 in RAS’s are constantly being posted. I could get many for less than $100 then get the $100 recall compensation and make some money. But i do have a conscious. I really love old tools and i am always welcoming of an old saw especially, but should i do? No one esle s...

12-09-2016 08:59 PM

I think I found a cl steal... - 4 replies

Just found this table saw and looks like it is loaded. I am seriously considering it.( I really like that sliding table)Also, any upgrade is an upgrade, i have a terrible B&D firestorm. Theres also these, but im not as enthusiastic about them…

12-05-2016 02:05 AM

Inlay Gaps in cutting board.... - 8 replies

Hey guys, ive been making my parental units a cutting board from a pretty chunk of ash I have. There was a crack on one face so decided to try my hand at my first bowtie spline(first inlay too). It took a couple of hours, but i have a nice tight fight and the inlay is about an inch deep. Now heres my problem. In routing the cavity, I had I...

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