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02-15-2017 04:42 AM

"Cheap Knife" - 5 replies

When I started carving, I found that a plain utility knife worked quite well, especially with my limited sharpening experience! Lynn Doughty has inspired a lot of people to give them a try and I still use mine quite often. Although the handle is comfortable to me, it is kinda plain in appearance compared my Helvies and other knives, so i decided...

06-30-2016 06:17 PM

Urethane tires slipping off - 14 replies

I’ve had a Jet 14” band saw with riser blocks for about thirty years. Approximately 7 years ago, I replaced the original tires with Carter urethane tires. They worked well and seemed to fit well. But after all this time, they seem to have loosened up and are slipping off the wheels. I removed them and washed them a bit and they seeme...

02-17-2013 04:34 AM

JawHorse clone on sale! - 10 replies

I was at the local Tractor Supply Center today and saw a stack of jawhorse clones, but couldn’t find a price. It was close to the counter, so the clerk scanned it…...on sale for $29.95 (regularly $129). I had them scan again just to make sure and bought one (before they could correct whatever mistake they might have made). CouldnR...

03-15-2012 03:26 PM

Should I buy old Craftsman lathe? - 9 replies

Someone offered to sell me an old Craftsman 12” wood lathe. I was wondering what would be a good price for this or if I should even consider it. I don’t do bowls….primarily knobs and spindles, and it would be nice to have something that would turn a few extra inches between centers (mine only does 32” and I think this...

01-04-2012 06:55 PM

Bandsaw blade burning wood - 12 replies

I probably just need a new blade but figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask! I have an old Jet 14” bandsaw with a riser kit, cool blocks, urethane tires, and Timberwolf 1/4” 6tpi blade. The blade is about 3 years old and has been great, but lately, I have started seeing burn marks on the 2-3” thick basswood I am cutting out. I g...

05-26-2011 06:12 PM

Question about Grippers and similar push blocks - 7 replies

I am building one of these based on plans someone posted on LJ and I have a question! The plans I have call for a T-track on top to enable the handle to slide from side to side. I was wondering if was necessary or desirable to be able to adjust the handle like that, I am supposing so that you will be pushing down right over the blade????? It wou...

05-11-2011 10:15 PM

Router guide bushing is too long... - 7 replies

so can I just sand it off shorter? Someone gave me a cheap Central Machinery dovetail jig and my daughter would like me to make a couple of drawers for a cabinet she is re-doing. I picked up some cheap router guide bushings at Harbor Freight and the bushing that fits the comb on the jig extends a bit past the bottom of the comb. The comb is 1/4&...

02-14-2011 11:32 PM

need some advice on my Hitachi planer - 1 reply

A friend gave me his Hitachi planer when he upgraded to a new one. I planed a few test pieces and it worked great. So it has been sitting patiently in the corner for about 6 months waiting for me to use it. I scoot it out, crank it up and it will not pull the boards through… just leaves little skid marks in a few spots on the boards. I tri...

12-02-2010 10:43 PM

Help!!! Seeking advice re-gluing an old veneered chest! - 5 replies

My wife inherited some furniture belonging to her grandmother and it was stored for awhile. I am trying to repair a chest that has some loose veneer. The entire piece appears to be veneered with some decorative pieces also glued on. The veneer is usually just loose around the edges, like on the drawers, but some pieces have come completely off....

08-11-2010 05:47 PM

Ideas for Bosch 1611 EVS plunge router table - 5 replies

I bought this router many years ago, as an upgrade to my small router. It is tremendously powerful and accepts 1/2” bits. I would really like some ideas on converting it for easier use in a router table. I’ve been wanting to build a router liftIt plunges very easy, similar to this but I am trying to figure out what to do about the sp...

07-01-2010 10:33 PM

Converting a Shopsmith jointer to standalone? - 8 replies

I believe I have some old Shopsmith accessories, specifically the jointer and the belt sander. I am thinking about rigging up some pulleys and belts and motors so that I can use these ( I don’t own a Shopsmith!). Anyone have any suggestions regarding what speed I should be turning these at? I’m sure I can come up with some type of c...

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