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09-26-2018 06:21 PM

Bridgewood 8" Jointer Help - 11 replies

I just picked up a Bridgewood BW8J 8” jointer. I know they went out of business a while ago. But does anyone have a PDF copy of the manual they could send? I’m going to need to replace the bearings in the future and am hoping they have a parts list in there which lists the bearing size. Anyone have experience with this machine?...

01-05-2018 01:02 AM

Air Cleaner: Make or Buy? - 27 replies

I’m looking for some advice from my fellow LJs on air cleaners. I’m looking at buying or making an air cleaner for my shop. I’m tired of having sawdust all over my tools after I work. I do wood working as a hobby. I was looking at buying a small ceiling mount air cleaner or building one of the box fan/furnace filter ones. ...

12-15-2017 01:52 AM

Central Machinery 8" Jointer? - 14 replies

I found someone selling an 8” central machinery jointer. Does anyone have any experience with these? I have a Grizzly 1182 but would love to get a 8” jointer. I have them talked down to $250 and it comes with an extra set of blades. Worth it?

10-25-2017 04:06 PM

Segmented Bowls For Dummies? - 3 replies

I’m very new to turning. I was trying to find some good videos of segmented turning on youtube. I’m looking for something like a segmented bowls for dummies to get started lol. I know about the sleds and how to turn. But I’m more curious in the design of the segments. Like wide to make them, how long, how to do complex des...

09-26-2017 09:24 PM

Craigslist Jointer - 7 replies

I found this Grizzly G1182 jointer on Craigslist advertised as a planer and they were asking $50. I talked them down to $40 because it didn’t have the blade guard and was missing the pulleys. I’ll make a blade gaurd and buy some new pulleys. It should clean up very nice with some elbow grease! I’ll make sure I post some aft...

09-24-2017 08:01 PM

Tablesaw Kickback! - 14 replies

I was ripping some boards to size yesterday while finishing our living room remodel (pictures of the built-ins and mantle to come later). I had my first ever kickback on the tablesaw. I was rushing and not thinking and set up to have my cut off on the fence side of the blade. After I cut it the board sat there for about a second when I realiz...

09-05-2017 11:59 AM

Kitchen Cabinet Plans - 26 replies

I’m starting to draw up some plans for new kitchen cabinets for the wife. For the base cabinets, I’m planning on building the carcass per this video ( I’m wondering if I should take any extra consideration when building the upper cabinets as they have to be supported by the wall ...

07-14-2017 11:13 AM

Router Not Working - 5 replies

I notice on my last project that my router was starting to act up. It would start to stall out randonmly even when I wasn’t making a cut. Sometimes I’d turn the switch on and nothing would happen until I smacked the bottom of it. I checked the brushes on the motor and they were fine. I’m thinking something with the soft sta...

04-23-2017 12:00 AM

Drill Press Light - 3 replies

So I happened to stop at my local harbor freight today. I found something that caught my eye. It is a magnetic LED light for $10 (only $8 if you use a 20% off coupon). It makes a great addition to my drill press. The magnet is strong on it so it stays in place as long as your mounting it to a flat surface. I figured I’d pass this alon...

04-20-2017 01:16 AM

Drill Doctor Help - 2 replies

I was at a garage sale this past weekend. I found a drill doctor drill bit sharpener with a $1 price tag. I noticed that it was missing the drill bit holder and told him that it was useless without it. He ended up just giving it to me. Now I’m seeking the help of my fellow LJs. Does anyone have a drill doctor? I was thinking I coul...

04-15-2017 02:35 AM

Drill Press Rack and Pinion Help - 4 replies

I Picked up a new drill press tonight. It is a floor model made by an off brand. The height adjustment isn’t working on it though. It uses the rack and pinion to change height. Nothing looks visually wrong with the rack. I’ve taken the whole thing apart and the gears work fine together. Anyone have any advise on getting it to wo...

04-13-2017 06:56 PM

K&F Drill Press? - 6 replies

I found a K&F 16 speed floor drill press on craiglist. I tried to do some research online and aren’t coming up with much. I’ve seen where a few people have them. Does anyone here have one or have used it? Thanks!

03-23-2017 11:22 AM

Precision Straight Edge Advice - 8 replies

I just bought a Grizzly G1182 jointer off craigslist for $225. All in all it was in good shape. It was quiet loud when I turned it on for the first time. I thought it was due to the pulleys being misaligned by about an inch. I fixed that and it go a lot quieter but was still louder than my old 6” craftsman jointer. So I pulled the cut...

02-24-2017 12:23 PM

Dado Back of Faceframe & Pocket Screws - 21 replies

I’m starting to plan out my kitchen cabinet build that will happen in the next few years. My question today is about attaching the faceframe to the carcass. The method for attaching the faceframe will be pocket screws. But does anyone also dado the back for the faceframe to get a more seamless look? I’ve seen this done on a few h...

02-09-2017 03:31 PM

Reviving Self Locking Tape Measure - 1 reply

I have a self locking tape measure that I loved until it wore out and wasn’t self locking anymore. It would want to wind back up every time you pulled the tape out. It made it so difficult to use. Last night I pulled it apart to see why it wasn’t working anymore. So with a little help of my friend JB Weld I was able to get it wor...

02-05-2016 02:04 PM

Bisemeyer Fence Installation Question - 3 replies

I have a Grizzly 1022 table saw. I just bought the Delta T3 fence for it and started installing it last night. I had to drill new holes in the front rail, not a big deal. But The fence is supposed to ride on the back rail (see picture below). I know biesemeyer fences typically ride on the table at the rear of the fence. Would I be better of...

02-03-2016 01:49 PM

Installing Drawer Slides W/O Jig - 11 replies

So I’ve never installed drawer slides before this project. I laid them out to figure out how I was going to install them and had an idea come to me. Double sided tape! I put double sided tape on the back of the drawer slides. Got them square with a combination square and pressed them into place. The tape held pretty well. Long enough...

02-01-2016 12:59 PM

Table Saw Sacrificial Fence? - 13 replies

So I just bought a delta T3 biesemeyer fence for my grizzly table saw. It’s supposed to be delivered tomorrow. I’m wondering if I should put a sacrificial fence on it. Its not drilled for one so I’d have to drill some holes for it. My current fence doesn’t have a sacrificial fence on it. So I’m wondering what t...

01-07-2016 01:59 AM

Unstable Dresser Help - 12 replies

I’m in the process of building my wife a Cherry dresser. I got into wood working about a year ago. This is the first major project I’ve tackled. I just installed the legs onto the carcase of the dressed. I notices that the legs aren’t perfectly true as it rocks a little bit. I would say about 1/8”... What would ...

01-05-2016 02:52 AM

Vintage Scroll Saw Blade Change Help - 2 replies

So my wife’s grandfather recently passed away. They we going to throw away all of his tools. Luckily, I was able to keep them from going in the dumpster. One of the things I got was a vintage Dunlop scroll saw. The blade on it was broken when I got it. I’ve tried to install a new blade on it but I can’t seem to get it to w...

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