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05-31-2019 05:59 PM

New Shop? - 22 replies

I have been working out of my garage my entire life. ( just hobby woodworking/turning) It is a 3.5 stall garage…I have a lot of tools….it is full. Everything is on wheels, and it works fine. But you have to clean up after every session, and put stuff away, to put the cars away…well actually trucks…we have two expeditio...

11-19-2018 06:31 PM

Woodsmith Edge sander - 6 replies

In the latest version of the Woodsmith magazine…..or whatever Shop Notes is now, there is an Edge Sander home build set of plans. I have an old treadmill motor and controller board…...For all you electrical folks out there, would that have the Ommpppfff ( very technical term) to be used for an edge sander? Also, I have never built ...

09-17-2018 04:56 PM

Renewing paint - 1 reply

We have a patio that we spend a lot of time in. Early this year, my wife brings home one of those “as seen on TV” paint renewal sets, and asks me to use it on one of those plastic deck boxes. I scoffed as it was 20.00 and came with a 1.4 oz bottle of product. I refused to do it, so of course I ended up doing it….and it reall...

07-31-2018 06:21 PM

Repairing a power washer - 12 replies

Hi guys, I have been wrestling this this thing for way too long now and thought I might ask the brain trust here…..This is the hose end of an electric power washer. It was a very poor design. This is the fitting that fits into a quick connect fitting on the gun the came with the unit. Everything works fine on it except this fitting leak...

05-01-2018 03:02 AM

Earlex 5500 for painting patio furniture - 16 replies

I have had very good success in spraying different types of poly, and my wife thinks I need to repaint our patio furniture ( several sets ). It is aluminum, so I would sand and spray with aluminum primer. Is my Earlex 5500 good enough to give me a decent finish with, what I would assume would be some sort of automotive paint. Or…do I ne...

04-05-2018 05:06 PM

Treadmill motor - 4 replies

So I finally have the authorization to take the treadmill to the old treadmill retirement home….aka the dumpster at my business. Is it worth my time to salvage the motor? It is a larger one so it has to come out of the family in pieces so I am not going to donate to any of the local donation places…. Is there a market to sell th...

03-15-2018 05:24 PM

Out feed table - 16 replies

Anybody buy the new Saw stop-flip up/down out feed table yet? Thinking of maybe jumping….need opinions.

02-10-2018 04:52 PM

Spline Jig - 15 replies

I am looking for some links to plans for a decent corner spline jig…..adjustable depth please. I made one years ago and it sucks! Thank you in advance,

09-21-2017 05:27 PM

DMT Diamond stone - 20 replies

I bought a couple DMT style diamond stones ( although I don’t know why they are called stones as they are metal ) and I have been sharpening my skews, some knives and various other things. I bought them about 9 months ago, thye instructions say that they will continue to expose new “diamonds” and will last a long time. The mi...

02-10-2017 05:41 PM

Shella wax - 4 replies

I am in the process of exploring other finishes and doing some experimentation. What do you think of the Shellawax and Shella EEE finishes. Does anyone have experiences with it’s durability and lasting? I also would like to try this on some segmented pens….. I have literally made several hundreds of CA finished pens….I hat...

01-30-2017 09:38 PM

Rockler LED Lights - 12 replies

I have been messing with the lighting in my shop for a couple if years now…..I have a good sized shop/garage 28×38.It is a shop on wheels as I park two Ford Expeditions in it at night.I changed out almost all of the 2 bulb T-12 fixtures and put in 4 bulb T-8’s. I also have 8 sockets that I had originally put in with 150 bulbs. ...

01-07-2017 07:59 PM

Metal Lathe - 17 replies

I know our forte here is not metal, but we have so many guys that have a ton of experience in precision metal working too, so I thought I might ask our brain trust their opinion on this. I have been looking at metal lathes recently, and will not use it a lot, but my father was a machinist and I would like to make some things…like…...

12-17-2016 07:10 PM

Thin Blue line Cutting Board - 12 replies

I retired at the end of November from a long career in Law Enforcement. I was treated very well by the city I worked for and the staff in our Dept. I would like to make some of them some “thin blue line” cutting boards. I was going to make them from maple and walnut with the middle strip of Maple dyed blue. The star field would j...

10-17-2016 05:21 PM

6" vs 5" ROS - 9 replies

I recently read an article that 6” ROS are 40% more efficient than 5”. What is everybodies experience? I have 3 three 5” ROS, all Porter Cable, but now that I hear this the Bosch 6” is catching my eye….I hate sanding so if I could shorten the time, that appeals to me.I searched for previous posts but could not fin...

04-27-2016 05:27 PM

X-Y Compound table for a wood lathe - 15 replies

I bought a Laguana Revo 18/36 wood lathe that I posted earlier. I need to make just a few metal pieces here and there, and I have thought of getting a metal lathe, but I’m afraid I would not use it very much at all. So I was wondering if there was some people here that have had experience with the x-y compound table available for grizzly...

03-11-2016 07:32 PM

Revo 18-36 - 64 replies

I’ve been watching the reviews and have not seen one, so I guess I’ll ask….anyone buy a Laguna Revo 18-36 yet? I have been watching this with interest and I see they are 10% off nation wide now. I want to buy it from my friends at the local store…and there would be no shipping that way too….Any one have one they c...

02-11-2016 06:15 PM

Adding Color in Epoxy - 11 replies

I noted in one of my woodworking online magazines that enamel and epoxy glues are not a good mix….they advised to use a colored powder. I have mixing a couple of drops of the Testor’s enamel (model paint) to a small amount of 5 minute epoxy for years with what I thought was decent results….I have had failures but not oftenR...

02-02-2016 06:00 PM

Jet Air Cleaner - 15 replies

8 or 9 years ago I bought the Jet air cleaner on one of their sales. It hangs in my shop and has done a great job. I have replaced the front filter several times….the last few times with the washable filters (aftermarket). Recently, I took it apart when I was relocating it. Inside there is what I am going to call a bag filter…....

01-09-2016 06:41 PM

Comparing color of finishes - 12 replies

I was volunteered to help with a small remodeling project in my family. This house has 6 panel oak doors and oak trim that I installed 10 -12 years ago. They are custom stained to the Honey Oak/provincial style that was popular then. She did not change out the closet bi-fold doors until now. Back then, I stained everything and brushed on a oi...

10-29-2015 05:13 PM

Using a sizing glue on end grain for finishing - 5 replies

I saw the old post about using sizing glue for the assembly of mitered joints, which reminded me of a technique that I read about somewhere….thin glue way down with water, spread it on end grain, then finish sand and it will not get darker than the rest of the piece when you stain. What is the dilution of the glue and is anyone familiar...

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