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02-11-2017 02:57 PM

Wood ID Help - 7 replies

Found this along w/ the rest of the tree that has just recentely been cut down. Largest part of the tree was about 30”. Seems pretty dense, even for a fresh cut tree (I do quite a bit of lumber scavenging). Tree is from Denver, CO

02-01-2017 01:31 AM

For Sale: Grizzly G0453z planer, located in Denver, CO - 5 replies

Moved to Denver and shop size was cut in half so this has to go. Original owner, purchased new in July 2013. Used as a hobbyist and well taken care of but has your normal dings and scratches from normal use. Asking$1300.

01-07-2017 02:46 PM

Anyone have a Hammer A3 Jointer/Planer? To the tables come off? - 1 reply

Thinking about getting A3-41 J/P combo machine. One big issue would be getting it down into a basement. Talked to sales, they said they “wouldn’t ” take the tables off, but interested aboutvreal world use…how easy do these things come off and can you see any major issues with reattaching?

01-03-2017 04:53 PM

Replacement screws for carbide inserts? - 3 replies

anyone know of a good place to track some of these down? I have a grizzly planer w/ a helical head insert. Had to drill out a half dozen or so screws that were stuck, can’t really find replacements other than from Grizzly. Looks like they’re m6 15mm flat head torx screws. Closest I’ve found was at Fastenal but the heads wer...

06-09-2016 01:48 PM

Anyone know someone who takes down trees in western Nebraska? - 1 reply

My father has an old maple that he’s looking to get cut down. probably close to a 4’ diameter at the base. Just wondering if anyone knows a sawyer who would take it down for the lumber. Would hate to see it just get wasted.

09-15-2015 11:52 AM

Good source for full extenstion slides? - 4 replies

I need 8 pairs of 12” full extension slides for some shop furniture, so nothing fancy, just something thats a good value and of decent quality. I found these below: Does anyone else have a place that I sho...

08-24-2015 05:05 PM

Wall mount fan for your workshop? - 11 replies

My basement is in the workshop, so it stays pretty cool and comfortable, but it starts to feel muggy and stale because of no moving air. I am looking to add in a wall mount fan to help circulate the air a bit…has anyone added on to their shop that they can recommend?

08-17-2015 01:12 PM

Shapeoko 3 vs X-Carve? - 23 replies

Thinking of getting a CNC machine, more of a fun new toy that a necessity, so not looking to spend a ton of money. The Shapeoko 3 and X-carve both seem to fit the bill. Does anyone have any strong feelings for or against these 2 machines?

07-31-2015 12:29 PM

My lumber score of the week! - 4 replies

Picked up ~225 bd ft of cherry. probably 60% 4/4 and the rest split between 6/4 and 8/4. Not all FAS, but pretty dang clean stuff. The boards in the middle pile are all about 12” wide. $2 a bdft which is a steal here in CO! ...Now I have to figure out how to hid it from my wife!

07-22-2015 12:38 PM

Woodworkers are honest folks? - 22 replies

So most of the woodworkers I chat with seem just like honest good guys (and gals). I was talking about this with a buddy and how I previously had bought a veritas hand plane off of craigslist from the wife of a guy, but paid her way more than she was asking because she had no clue what it was. He said I was definitely the exception, so decided...

07-10-2015 05:43 PM

Dead magnetic switch? - 6 replies

I have a Grizzly G0453z planer (15” spiral head) that wont start. I get power to switch on the pedestal (buttons light up), so checked, no power to the motor. Pulled the case on the magnetic switch, I have 240V going into the switch (makes sense, the circuit works with other machines), but still nothing happens when I hit the power butto...

06-15-2015 01:23 AM

Hardware storage? - 13 replies

Just curious what everyone does for hardware storage…all those nuts, bolts and screws that just seem to be everywhere. Anything off the shelf people really love or creative solutions for storage?

06-06-2015 09:45 PM

Dewalt Scoll Saw Vibration? - 3 replies

Brand new to scroll sawing, just got the Dewalt scroll saw as an early father’s day present. All of the reviews of the saw said it was great and vibration free. So I wasn’t surprised when I turned it 9n and it was solid as a rock. I started slowly going up through the speeds, and right about at speed 4, some vibration was introd...

04-14-2015 01:44 PM

Epoxy Floor Coating Cost? - 16 replies

Has anyone paid to hair their shop floor covered w/ epoxy? Care to share details on the job and costs?

02-17-2015 02:10 PM

Sale on SawStop? - 31 replies

Anyone privy to any news of upcoming “sales” on SawStop professional saws? Officially in the market for one and I know on rare occasion they have a sale like they did last year where you got the mobile base free. I do not mind waiting a couple months for this if needed. Thanks in advance!

11-07-2014 02:22 PM

Prototype for a Dust Collector Fill Monitor - 9 replies

Maybe I’m the only person that worries about this, but I hate when my dust bin overfills and next thing I know I get dust in my filter and have a mess. I looked for commercial versions, but the cheapest I found was from Oneida for close to $150. I decided to pick up an arduino (a microprocessor on a board with inputs/outputs and power bu...

11-04-2014 04:58 PM

Has anyone used carpet tiles for their workshop? - 16 replies

Working on a basement workshop and would love a bit of cushion under foot and not just hard cement. I was looking at carpet tiles like these: Does anyone have any experience with these in a workshop? Obviously would make it hard to sweep, but i dont mind vacuuming. Im worried how these w...

10-06-2014 03:56 PM

Unbiased cyclone dust collector reviews and comparisons? - 39 replies

Looking at upgrading the dust collection set up in a new shop, so thinking of getting a cyclone collector. Is there any source that actually compares these with some real world tests?

09-30-2014 12:57 AM

Any sparkies here familiar with NEC 2014? - 6 replies

Trying to figure out if i need AFCI breakers in a shop i am adding in the basement. From NEC 2014, they list where they need to go, but “workshop” is different from the explicit call outs, I’m not sure.

09-29-2014 11:31 PM

Carter and Sons Toolworks? - 3 replies

Has anyone else seen the “new” lathe tools and woodcraft made by Carter and Sons Toolworks? I dont know much about them, but they look well made, have a good heft to them, and are made in the US. They also come with a steep price tag.

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