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04-27-2013 02:28 AM

Off Topic - 1 reply

In the past there has been discussions on what type of music we listen to in the shop. Just want to say I listen to country and today us country fans lost a legend. Here to George and as he said in a song “who is gonna fill his shoes”

01-11-2012 03:50 PM

Remote Power Switch for 2 HP Harbor Freight Dust Collector - 49 replies

I have just finished installing my HF dust collector and all the associated ducting. Now I am looking for a Remote to turn it off and on. All the remote switches I find for 110v state they work on motors up to 1 and a 1/2 HP. What brand of remote do you LJs use on your HF 2HP dust collectors and have you had any issues with them. Have any of yo...

11-24-2011 02:06 PM

Mortise and Tenon glue up - 7 replies

I am making a Mission Bed. This is my first mortise and tenon build. It is a Queen size and both the headboard and foot board have 29 spindles each. I have dry fitted it and all is well. My question is what type of glue should I use that does not set up to fast so that I have time to assemble and get is squared and clamped.

10-17-2011 02:55 PM

Top Coat - 3 replies

I am working on a Christmas present for my granddaughter. It is a flip top school desk. I built it out of hard maple. Sealed and stained it with Watco Black Walnut Danish Oil. 2 coated it with Watco Semi Gloss Lacquer. All of this was brushed on. My question is what next? This is my first real furniture project and I want to get it buffed up to ...

10-07-2011 08:45 PM

Keeping Glues and Stains from freezing in the winter. - 6 replies

In a related post on keeping shops warm in winter there was some mention of how to keep glues and stains from freezing. I would like to hear more ideas on this. I live in Central Illinois and I heat my 16×26 shop with propane only when I am in it. Takes 30 minutes to go from 30 to 50 degrees. It is well insulated and unless it gets real c...

09-08-2011 03:24 PM

Router Bit and Saw Blade Cleaning - 11 replies

I have been looking in catalogs for cleaning solutions for router bits and saw blades and they are expensive. Does anyone make their own cleaning solutions? What do you use to make it?


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