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05-28-2020 05:42 AM

Table saw ripping out of square - 13 replies

I have a grizzly 691 cabinet saw. I’ve had it about 10 years, it has performed flawlessly. Last week I noticed while ripping, the stock was drifting away from the fence. Turns out one of the nylon adjustment bearings fell out. After I got it back together and pretty well aligned. While ripping 8/4 walnut and found the stock out of squ...

05-01-2020 06:20 PM

Retracting chair wheels - 4 replies

Only sort of a woodworking question. My wife wants/needs a barstool height chair that she can roll around the kitchen On wheels that retract when she sits on the seat. I’ve been searching online for a few hours looking for retractable wheels. No luck. Anyone seen or have experience or ideas?

02-19-2020 06:33 PM

Track saw - 55 replies

Been thinking about getting a track saw for some time. Now I have a project where it can be “justified”. Here’s my research summarized and a question. The Festool 55 is under powered the big Festool is too expensive.The Corded Mikita and the Dewalt seem to be my best choices, so far, perhaps the Bosch as well. I think I lik...

11-27-2019 07:26 PM

Strength of blind vs through tennon - 2 replies

Is a through tennon stronger than a blind one? My limited logic says the weak spot on a tennon is where the tennon meets the shoulder. If that’s true, it seems to me, the two choices are equal strength wise, and the difference between the two is a visual preference. Do I have it right?

04-24-2019 06:16 PM

General Finishes oil based gel top coat durability - 3 replies

I just discovered General Finished oil based gel top coat. On my test pieces it looks great, it’s easy to apply without runs or drips even in tight corners. And it looks great. Seems too good to be true. Does anyone have information about its durability? How does it hold up against Poly, varnish, lacquer and the like. Have there been ...

03-07-2019 10:48 PM

Router Table Dust Collection questions - 6 replies

I’m building a stand alone router table. I have purchased the Bench Dog Cast Iron top and the Incra router lift I plan to build the stand with Baltic Birch Plywood and use a modified Rockler router table fence.I’m running a central DC ((Laguna C Flux) with a 4” suction line to a shop built Dust Bucket with a branch to the fenc...

02-01-2019 04:38 AM

How do you deal with West Systems Squeeze out? - 14 replies

I’m building a set of nightstands and headboard for a friend with Baltic Birch plywood and mahogany. I’ve veneered Mahogany onto Baltic Birch plywood the the joinery being tounge and grooved into solid Mahogany trim. It’s kind of an engineering project for me. I’ve never worked with BB before except a few jigs and sho...

12-28-2018 08:50 PM

Load rating of lid stay - 4 replies

I have several of these in my “inventory”. But there are no markings identifying the load ratings. The springs are however color coded I have two with Brown springs, two with Greenish springs and one with Black springs. Can anyone tell me the load ratings of each color?

11-12-2018 11:03 PM

Z Bar/French Cleat conundrum - 12 replies

I’m not a professional woodworker and this is my first ever “commission”. I’m building an unusual (for me) project for a very good friend, I’m about four months into the project and almost ready to glue up all the parts, and now at the 11th hour, I have a big concern. The project is a headboard and two nightstands hanging from the wall, no leg...

06-18-2018 11:52 PM

Baileigh 3HP CYCLONE DUST COLLECTOR DC-2100C - 11 replies

Anyone here have this machine? I’m trying to compare it to the Laguna 3HP cflux machine

05-11-2018 08:43 PM

French cleat - 16 replies

A dear friend has asked me to make a headboard and night stands that float above the floor. In a modern sleek style. It’s an exciting project. Mahogany. My plan is to use French cleats to hold up the whole thing. Four boxes, two for the headboard and two nightstands. I’ve used French cleats several times but the “furnitur...

04-03-2018 12:58 AM

Are my jointer knives dull? - 5 replies

I’ve had this Delta 8” jointer, 52678 for about five years, bought it for a song from a guy who just didn’t want to move it. Been performing flawlessly with moderate use. Recently it started heavely spitting chips back onto the in feed table. Thought I had a blocked Dust line, nope. Now I’m looking closely at the ...

03-01-2018 06:52 PM

Unfinished kitchen cabinets - 3 replies

my brother in law wants to build his own kitchen cabinets. I suggested he buy unfinished plywood cabinet boxes and make the face frames and doors. we have been online looking and can’t find a supplier. Does anyone have a recommendation?

02-19-2018 09:12 PM

How do you store all your jigs? - 12 replies

My collection of MDF and plywood jigs is growing. Up till now I’ve just kind of put them wherever they will fit all over my shop. Yesterday I spent 45 minutes looking for a cloudlift lift jig I made and used last year. Finally found it but…... There must be a better way. What do you all do to keep your assorted jigs organized, a...

01-01-2018 06:40 AM

Special black walnut - 7 replies

I’m new at this. I live in San Diego county, my dear brother in law who lives in eastern Iowa wants to drive a load (200 BF) of local premium black walnut lumber that I will pay for out to me from Eastern Iowa next month. I don’t know how to ask for what I want. A few years ago we all toured some local saw mills in eastern Iowa an...

12-12-2017 12:51 AM

branding iron - 6 replies

I sometimes use a branding iron to sign my work, I have the Rockler electric branding iron. It works well and I have no issues with it. I ordered one for a woodworking buddy Christmas gift and they sent me the non electric version that requires a torch by mistake. I’m wondering if I should return it, and reorder the electric version, If...

11-28-2017 08:13 PM

Need help finding an after market spring for my Delta 8" Jointer - 2 replies

I have a Model 37-380 8” Jointer and the spring that controls the blade guard is broken and unusable. Was a time when Delta would have it in stock, no more. All the parts sources I find online say the part is obsolete and no longer available. It’s a spring. Surely one of you resourceful woodworkers have solved this problem. Any ...

11-13-2017 04:36 AM

Replacing the bearings on my Grizzly bandsaw - 9 replies

I’ve had an 18” grizzly band saw for about 25 years. The bearings have gotten pretty noisy and I want to replace them, I have no clue how to accomplish this task. I bought the replacement bearings and can imagine the type of tool to pull the old ones but I don’ really know how to go about this. So I have two questions you al...

10-28-2017 03:29 AM

Shapton Stones have dissapeared, now what - 2 replies

I have been using Shapton Glass Stones for several years now and love them. My 1000 grit stone is finally wearing a bit thin and I’m thinking it’s time to get a replacement. But…. they have dissapeared, on back order or out of stock every where I look. I understand the company has been sold. Does anyone have the inside sco...

10-23-2017 10:13 PM

How can I make this a good long term investment? - 18 replies

Sorry for posting this twice, I screwed up the first time and posted the wrong Craigslist ad and I really want the LJ members input on this. Here’s the ad. It’s for a remarkable 11000 bf of Black Walnut.I contacted the seller and he wants $15.00 a bf and wants to sell it all...

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