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12-01-2014 06:17 PM

Anyone use Uship? - 5 replies

Has anyone used Uship? If so what has your experience been like. I am bidding on a job that would require me to ship a dining room table from PA to IA.

09-22-2014 01:33 AM

Large jointer (16") or a wide belt sander - 30 replies

I currently have a 6” jointer with a segmented head and am thinking about upgrading to a used 16” jointer. Recently I have been looking into a 30+” wide belt sander instead. Should I sell my current jointer and go with a 16” or get a wide belt sander that can flatten wider boards and costs about the same?

08-25-2014 07:04 PM

Best router bit for Offerman router sled - 2 replies

What is the best router bit to use in a homemade Offerman style sled? I am building a live edge cherry table and will be flattening the slabs with the sled. I am using a Festool OF1400 router

08-05-2014 08:02 PM

Best oil finish for a crib - 3 replies

I am about to finish a black walnut crib and I need some help with the finish. I want to use an oil finish but it needs to be safe just in case the kid starts chewing the crib some day. Suggestions.

08-05-2014 01:10 AM

End grain countertop over dishwasher - 5 replies

I have a customer that wants a 24” square end grain counter top over their dishwasher. Should I be concerned about excess moisture.?

04-23-2014 02:06 PM

Grizzly cyclone dust collector quality? - 3 replies

This past Christmas I got several Grizzly gift cards from everyone (Grizzly is 20 minutes from my house). I was going to get a jointer but I am going to opt for a used Northfield instead. So I think I am going to upgrade my dust collection. I was leaning towards a Clearvue cyclone but since I have the money to Grizzly I have been looking at t...

04-10-2014 12:26 PM

I am lost when it comes to phase converters - 19 replies

I am interested in purchasing a 12” – 16” used Northfield jointer but I don’t have 3 phase power in my shop. Everything that I have been reading is very confusing. Can a jointer run on a static converter or do I need a rotary converter? What size convereter do I need? I just build my shop 6 months ago and I have ALOT ...

04-01-2014 05:20 PM

direct drive vs. belt drive jointers - 21 replies

I am in the market for a large capacity jointer and have been looking at some decent used machines. A lot of the older models are direct drive, what are the advantages/disadvantages to direct vs. belt drive motors?

03-12-2014 10:47 AM

Using ratchet straps to prevent wood from warping while drying? - 16 replies

Yesterday I purchased 300 bf of 8/4 fresh cut cherry averaging 16” wide. I will properly stack them in the second floor of my shop for the next few years to slowly dry. I will use latex paint on the ends to slow down the drying process. I want to prevent the wood from twisting and cupping, can I use ratchet straps at each of the stacks ...

03-02-2014 03:22 AM

Office chair parts - 1 reply

I would like to build a Maloof office chair but struggling to find the base units. I will make the base legs but need the cylinder and mechanisms to raise/lower/tilt and the swivel wheels.

01-28-2014 03:52 PM

Parts for crib - 11 replies

My wife and I are expecting our first child which means its time to start thinking about making a crib. I found some nice plans from Rockler for a 3 in 1 crib/bed. My question is where do I get the hardward for it? By hardware I mean the springs for the bottom that the mattress goes on. Also are all crib mattress the same size? I don’...

12-29-2013 11:37 PM

Shipping overseas - 2 replies

I have a potential client interested in a double rocking chair in Sweden. The only issue that I have is that I have not shipped anything overseas yet. Anyone have any experience with shipping from the United States to Europe? I live in Pennsylvania.

12-29-2013 03:27 PM

Best place to sell equipment - 9 replies

I am looking for a good place to sell my jointer. I would like to upgrade from my Jet 6” helical head to a 12” jointer but need to sell the existing one. Any one have experience selling equipment?

11-26-2013 12:51 PM

12"+ jointer suggestions - 24 replies

I am interested in upgrading my 6” Jet jointer to something 12”+ wide. I was looking at the Oliver 4255 but my local machine shop doesn’t sell it anymore so I thought I might as well look at other models. I need it to be single phase and I would prefer not to break the bank. I already have a helical head in my 18” plan...

11-25-2013 08:45 PM

12" Oliver jointer - 2 replies

I am really interested in buying a 12” Oliver jointer (4255). Does anyone know the start up amps for the jointer? I emailed the company and they told me it runs on 15 amps but they didn’t tell me how many amps it takes to start.

11-18-2013 02:59 AM

CNC router - 9 replies

I need some advice on a CNC router. I am thinking about getting a CNC router to carve my chair seats. The bed needs to be roughly 24” x 24” and be able to carve 8/4 hardwoods.

11-14-2013 02:57 PM

Banquet tables wood recommendations - 7 replies

I got a request from a potential client to build several banquet tables with casters. Their previous set of table got real beat up for this time they would like something tougher. What would you suggest for a very durable but stainable wood? I was thinking hard maple but I know it is difficult to stain.

11-04-2013 01:48 AM

What to do with 16/4 black walnut slab? - 24 replies

I have had a piece of live edge 16/4 black walnut air drying for 2 years. I know that it will take quite a bit more time to complete drying but I need suggestions/ideas on what to do with it after it is dried. Dimensions are 8’ x 20” x 4” thick Pennsylvania black walnut

09-22-2013 12:53 PM

Skip planing large slab to help air dry - 15 replies

I have roughly 150 – 200 board feet of black walnut that I have been air drying for 18 months. The slabs still have the bark on and are 8/4. Would it help the drying process if I skip planned them before I restacked them? Last I check the moisture several months ago they were between 8% – 10%

09-21-2013 06:58 PM

Extension cord reel suggestions? - 3 replies

I am starting to buy materials to finish my new shop. My new shop will be 24’ x 36’ and I need suggestions for a good quality hanging extension cord reel. I would like 3 – 4 plugs on the cord and will be mousted from the ceiling. My last one was yellow and I bought it from Lowes (dont know brand), it maybe lasted 6 months be...

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