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01-15-2014 09:13 PM

Using sycamore wood - 4 replies

Hello,My friend gave me a pile of milled wood that he did not know what kind it was.After planing one side I took it to my local wood store and was told it was sycamore.Has anybody used sycamore?If so, what can I expect in movement, staining and finishing (Poly. so-on)Thanks

01-05-2012 11:19 PM

Tap and Die recommendations - 24 replies

Hello,I am currently looking to get a Tap and Die set to make some threads in my bandsaw table.Any suggestions on brands? Good and Bad.Thanks,Rich

02-17-2011 05:30 PM

Workbench suggestions - 1 reply

Hello,I am building a workbench that will replace the side extension table on my tablesaw. I used old oak flooring I got out of a barn and have the glued up all the parts for the table. My 2 questions are: 1) Should I put end pieces on the table top or can I go with the ends exposed? I will have an end vise on the end away from the tabl...

01-18-2010 06:35 PM

Cleaning Air Filtration filters and location of unit in shop - 2 replies

Hello,I recently bought a used Jet AFS-400 Air Filtration Unit for $70.00 on craigslist. The outer filter was in bad shape so i bought a new one and the manual says the inner filter is washable. I was wondering if any of you have washed the inner filter and the procedure you used. Also, any tips on location in shop and direction to point the ...

01-13-2010 12:44 AM

Jet 14" Pro Deluxe Bandsaw vs. Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw vs. Upgrading my current one. - 8 replies

Hello,I have a Jet 14” JWBS-14CS bandsaw. It does not have any ball bearing guides. No 4” dust collection hook-up or the quick release blade tension bar. My local woodworking store has the Carter ball bearing guides and the quick release tension bar for $360 (together) plus tax. Also, I need to add a brush and new spring for$50. ...

11-30-2009 02:56 AM

Performax Air Filtration Unit - 2 replies

Hey fellow woodworkers,I was in a Menards in Ohio this weekend and they have a Performax Air Filtration Unit for sale. My basement shop is 20’x20’. This units max cfm is 450 or so. I know it will work for my space but the problem is I did not know Performax made this product. Cost is 119.00. I was wondering if any of you know a...

05-08-2009 12:52 AM

Installing Byrd Shelix Cutterheads - 1 reply

Hey, I just purchased the Byrd Shelix Cutterheads for my 15” Delta Planer and my 8” Shop Fox Jointer.I was wandering if anyone has installed one of these and could send me some tips before I start.The directions I received showed pics on how to change a planer were the table moves up and down.My Delta has the motor on top and the ...

12-01-2007 07:06 PM

tool sharpening (tormek, jet) - 3 replies

hey,Thinking of getting a sharpening system. I just signed up on this web site so forgive me if this topic has already been discussed. I have a delta 15” planer and a shop fox 8” jointer. Was wondering if a tormek or jet would be a good way to go to sharpening the blades. I’ve seen many comments on replacing blades and the ...

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