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01-18-2017 07:49 AM

Biesemeyer vs Shop Fox - 13 replies

Another woodworker and I have been talking about making a Biesemeyer style fence for his old 1940’s TS. I was looking in the Grizzly catalog and saw the Shop Fox for about 1/2 price. It looks like a clone to me from the pictures. The cast iron top is 34”deep x45” wide. I don’t know if either Biesemeyer or the Shop Fox wil...

10-14-2011 07:30 AM

Jig knobs - 22 replies

I recently saw this some where.It may have been here on LJ’s. But I thought it was a grand idea, especially when I found that I had no 1/4 20 knobs for a jig I am making. Rather than wait a week to ten days on the pony express, I asked my wife to keep an eye out for golf balls when she was checking out the thrift stores. All you ...

10-02-2011 03:38 AM

I think I need a sanding mop..... - 55 replies

I’m refinishing a baby/youth bed and I need to sand the finish off the contoured parts of the rails. Can you give me an idea if a sanding mop is what i really need (they are a lot of money) to get this miserable job done. Thanks in advance, Rand

09-30-2011 01:32 AM

OOPS!!! Dang utility knife! - 71 replies

I got a letter from my son and I grabbed the folding utility knife to trim the end of the envelope to open it. The nerve damage in my arms kicked in and I dropped the dang thing, and it stuck in my leg just above the ankle. It did a 180 degree spin and fell to the floor. The shop floor looked like I was butchering cattle in there. I grabbed the ...

09-17-2011 02:02 AM

Does anyone have experience with buying from Woodworkers Source in Pheonix? - 8 replies

I noticed a reference in an article to buying wood from Woodworkers Source in Phoenix, Arizona. I have bought from Cook Woods in Klamath Falls, Oregon and received nice pieces of wood, but I have no experience with the other.I would like to hear of your experience with Woodworkers Source. Thanks for your interest and time.Rand

09-08-2011 09:58 PM

How come? - 28 replies

I have a brand new Freud Diablo 60 tooth combo blade in my saw. Both cuts long ways in Melamine are perfect, but both short way cuts are ragged. I used the fence for the long cuts and my EB-3 for the short cuts. I used a ZCI on all cuts. Any ideas? Is there something in the way the MDF is coated with the Melamine like a grain in the dried...

09-05-2011 10:10 PM

Safety lesson by the shop dog. - 16 replies

When this happens….. Remember our lessons from school in the fifties. Hide under something!!!

09-03-2011 08:30 AM

Have any of you tried this stuff? - 11 replies

I’ve been using this Penetrol 90 from Shaeffer Oil since 1989. It is a fantastic cutting oil, penetrating oil, rust desolver, and lubricant. To give you an idea of how good it is, I needed to cut the ends off 4 3/4” grade eight u-bolts on a Western Unit suspension on a gasoline trailer. In cutting the first bolt, I used 5 bi M...

08-27-2011 10:04 PM

What the heck?!?! - 57 replies

I’ve been trying to post pictures to a blog and to comments for over a week now and nothing. What happened to the IMG. tab? I’ve been trying the new rules, but to no avail. Is this just me or are their others with the same problem?

08-17-2011 08:34 PM

Used uni-saw with Besiemyer fence for $500.... - 3 replies

Today’s Pennysaver for the Antelope Valley in Southern California area has a Uni-saw with a Besiemyer fence for $500.00. If you are interested call 760-810-6949 August 17. 2011

08-08-2011 04:08 AM

Grizzly G0458 Drum Sander... - 8 replies

My neighbor got the Jet 16/32 drum sander about 6 months ago. I noticed the drum carriage flexes if he trys to do more that a minimal pass. I guess with the drum carriage being the adjusting feature on it, this is almost inevitable I have been drooling over the Grizzly G0458 18” drum sander. It is much less money than the Jet, and I lik...

08-07-2011 11:00 PM

HELP!!! The shop dog ruined my project.... - 54 replies

Short of burning the whole thing, what do you do to get rid of the urine stain on the side of a new cabinet? Raw plywood, no finish yet.This looks like he is on Lasik. I didn’t know a medium sized dog (Queensland heeler) could make a stain this high and wide!

07-01-2011 03:01 AM

Wheelchair woodworkers getting recognition - 41 replies

In the current issue of WOOD magazine, #206 September 2011, There is an article about a young Army flight Engineer by the name of Chuck Isaacson that was paralyzed from the chest down in 2007 in a helicopter crash. If you don’t subscribe to WOOD and you are in a wheelchair, you might get some good ideas for your shop and tools as well. ...

06-25-2011 10:42 PM

Patron needs assistance in the Indainapolis area. - 8 replies

Hey fellow Lumberjocks, I’m posting this under tools because we need to get patrons tools home. After leaving Arlin Eastman’s and helping him get his shop set up, he was headed east to his brothers and in Indianapolis, the motor on his truck blew.At the moment he is stranded there. We need to help him get his tools boxed up and shipp...

06-18-2011 08:38 PM

Whacha think about this? - 59 replies

I have been offered a 4’ x 4’ x 1 1/4” thick piece of plexiglass. What do you guys and gals think of using this for a routing table? Has anyone tried this? If so, what kind of results did you have with it?

06-11-2011 10:53 PM

Things are getting really bad..... - 57 replies

Things are getting really bad around here. I lay down to sleep off my meds and when I go back out to the shop, here is is this 12 foot oak board. The bad part is that it won’t fit in my lumber rack, so now I gotta make something.These wood fairy’s have a strange sense of humor. Like I’m really upset. he he he

06-06-2011 10:17 PM

Riving knife or blade guard lock... - 3 replies

I just learned something new about my new Grizzly G0690 table saw. I am assuming that other manufacturers use the same locking system or very similar. The bracket with two screws at the base of the riving knife has a spring loaded pin to lock the riving knife in place. This pin has a round top with two sides ground flat to pop down into a...

05-22-2011 08:30 AM

A disabled woodworking Vet needs us - 30 replies

Mike at pvwood introduced me to a disabled Vet this evening. He has the same saw as mine and needs it lowered for him to use in a wheelchair. His Name is Arlin Eastman and lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He loves to make boxes for parents of still born children and victims of SIDS in hopes he can make them feel just a bit better.He was severely i...

05-22-2011 03:26 AM

Little wood gloat - 26 replies

This morning, I thought I would show everyone the zebrawood board Mike gave m. I had my son take a picture and just found out he tool it side ways instead of length ways. I thought the zebrawood was an 8 footer. Turns out it is over 10 feet long and there was an 8 foot 3/4 by 6 1/2” wide walnut board.I feel some boxes and cutting boards in...

05-21-2011 03:53 AM

Modifying a cabinet saw for use with a wheelchair.... - 8 replies

For those that are height challenged or confined to a wheelchair in the shop, I just bought a new Grizzly G0690 3 hp cabinet table saw. the 34 inch height was to high and I was unable to get pictures of the underside of the cabinet to know for sure what I was going to run in to. I was hoping to lower it at least 4 inches if possible.I ordered it...

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