Just Bob

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  1. When I built my shop I planned on coating the concrete. I chose not to, primarily because of cost. But I did do a lot of research. I found this forum had the most information.
  2. No, I ended up having to put a large tray underneath the grinder to contain the water spills. It may depend on what you sharpen but any blade that extends past the edge of the water tray dripped and made a mess.
  3. I have had mine for 8yrs, and really like it, but..I hate dealing with the water. I replaced my grinding wheel with this CBN wheel and eliminated the water mess.
  4. But their saving the planet. Just watch their commercials, so it has to be true!
  5. Yes, years ago when I first started having trouble.
  6. Probably not, but arthritis prevents me from using a handsaw for any extended time. So it is, what it is.
  7. I have the D4R jig and it takes a lot to get the joint correct. I don't think the angles on different I think the joint is to loose. Have you watched Leigh's videos? They are helpful. This one is on through dovetails. Leigh super jig. It looks like you are using pine for your test cuts. I would switch to a hard wood like poplar for your tests. Pine will not give great results even when everything else is perfect.
  8. Your pictures aren't showing up for me.
  9. You don't say what type of saw it, is but from weight it sounds like a cabinet saw. If so, you can take it apart. Remove the top, and if necessary remove the motor. At that point the base is manageable for one person. This is how did mine by myself. You are going to have to do a certain amount a assembly anyway so might as well make it as painless as possible. If you want to use an engine hoist, just rent one. But it is going to be awkward trying to attached straps to the saw because there are not any easy places to attach the straps. I have used handy man jacks for along time, and ca
  10. I seriously considered the Sawstop lift. What concerned me was the chain driven mechanism. Not the function of it but the constant cleaning it would need. I honestly don't know if this would be a problem, but I use my router table a lot, and the thought of having to constantly clean it sent me to the Jessem.
  11. I bought the Jessem Master lift last month and really like it.
  12. If "creeps" means allows movement, that is what I am counting on. I am insetting an end grain chess board, and will be a small dab of Lexel on each side to allow the board to expand and contract.
  13. Absolutely beautiful! The one downside, for me, is that I won't be able to show the chess table I currently have partially done. How tall is the table? The one I am working on will be 30" ish, and I have been wondering if that is I am on the right track.
  14. Thanks, I will write it down again, so I can loose it ....again.
  15. Steve, @wdwerkertalked about a flexible caulk/adhesive he used in some applications. It allows for wood movement. I thought I had the name written down, but now I can't find my notes. I did a search, but since I don't know the name that didn't help. This ring a bell with anyone?
  16. Welcome to the forum! I wish my first attempt had looked that good! Yes epoxy will those cracks. To darken and thicken the epoxy for a close match I would try used coffee grounds. Make sure the grounds are dry!. Do a couple of tests until you come close to matching your stain.
  17. I have one of these lights on my lathe and bandsaw. They work well, my only minor complaint is the cord is a little short. I have to be careful when I move my bandsaw.
  18. My wife and I are in the "high risk" category and we are finally scheduled for our first shots, sometime in February. Here in Washington state the system is truly FUBAR'd. First you have to go on line to get "approved" then my wife spent well over 8 hours on the phone trying to get scheduled. There are only 3 places in the county administering the shots. I swear 2 three year old children on a chocolate high would be better organized.
  19. There is a lot of spring tension there, I would probably start by removing the springs first just incase removing the base releases the tubes 44 and 61.
  20. I used this coupling, it fits inside the SDD and 5" hose.
  21. I have used them on my table saw for about 2yrs now. They work well, but there are some limitations. If you place them as the instructions call for, just before and after the blade, it is impossible to use a bush block on stock about 2" or less. I space them further apart in that case, or don't use them at all. But overall I really like the way they pull the stock into the fence and prevent kick-back. Just last week I installed them on my router table fence.
  22. Welcome to the forum! I think you would be happy with any of your choices. I would lean towards the Grizzly models over the Rigid simply because the Grizzly fence is cast iron. I have an 8" Grizzly and it has served me well. I prefer the helical head, both my jointer and planer have one, simple to set up, better cut quality, and quieter to run are my reasons for switching.
  23. I use a Super dust deputy and vent outside. I can not see any airborne dust outside, regardless of the tool. The only downside, for your neighbors, is that you are also venting a large amount of noise. I don't have close neighbors, but I was curious and found that I could hear my DC from about a 1/4 mile away.
  24. I tested the startup vs running amps when I changed the impeller. Before: Startup amps, 14.27 Running 10.17 After: Startup 18.7, Running 12.7 I have mine on a 20a circuit, a 15a might trip every now and then.
  25. I don't know about static pressure, but it did double my cfm's (at the tool). I drill holes in my zero clearance inserts which seems to help with saw dust accumulation at the table saw. (above the blade) But table saws are so leaky I still get quite a bit of saw dust in the cabinet. I don't use the dc for small port machines, I just stick with a vacuum.