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  1. I know this is an old thread, but I'm about to embark on building this box and wanted to ask a couple of questions.  I caught most of the errors in the plans, but this  thread helped me confirm that I was right.  How is the box holding up?, I am concerned that there is a lot of end grain to end grain glue ups and was thinking of putting 1/8" Baltic birch plywood splines in to strengthen the glue ups. Anything you wouldn't do or would do when building?  Thanks, great documentation of your build.

  2. 5 hours ago, JohnG said:

    There are some common solvents that have been “reformulated” to meet SCAQMD regulations, but most mentions I have heard about these reforumlated products are that they don’t work (Not in reference to the use of shellac, but in general)

    However, there is some discussion on LumberJocks this month saying that some SoCal stores still have denatured alcohol on the shelves, often labeled as fuel. There is also discussion there on using 99% isopropyl alcohol, which can be found at some feed stores and electronics stores. 

    Might be worth checking out all of the home improvement shops in your area, big and small, you might get lucky and find some. Or have you already tried this? 

    Will look into this, thx

  3. Thank you all for the answers. A few points:

    1. I didnt post this for the California haters to jump in. I love California and understand it does things differently.

    2. Everclear really isn't available in California, nothing stronger than 80 proof.

    3. Northern California might as well be a different state than So Cal. It may have been more accurate to state that So Cal has banned Denatured Alchohol, my apologies.

    I've got a line on a gallon of DA that should tide me over for a while until I source an alternative.


    thanks guys!

  4. On 6/25/2019 at 1:59 PM, Mark J said:

    So I was thinking about getting the Grrriper for my new table saw, but I wanted to hear from folks here.   Looking at the pictures I realized that to use the Grrriper the saw's blade guard has to be removed.  It seems counterintuitive to me to defeat one safety system so you can use another one.  

    I sold mine, didn't like it at all, just felt unsafe to me.


  5. On 6/6/2017 at 8:22 AM, Ibboykin said:

    Did you have to do any mods for the Biesemeyer or was it a direct bolt up? You 

    At the time I did this delta sold a version of the beismeyer fence for contractor saws, so it was a direct replacement. I don't think it's available any more. However I don't think it would be difficult to fit one to a 34-444.  Good luck, they are a good saw.

  6. 15 hours ago, Ryan Grondin said:

    I've heard of that but never used it, how do you like it?

    I like it because: 1. long open time, 2. you can wipe excess off with a wet rag and IT WILL NOT AFFECT THE FiNISH.  

    The downsides are: 1. Need to warm it before using  2. Not waterproof. 3. Not available everywhere. 4. Shelf life of one year(longer if you refrigerate).

    Overall I find it easy for glue ups and you can take your time.


  7. On 8/10/2016 at 7:03 PM, Ryan Grondin said:

    What's your favorite glue? brand, etc. I use differen't glue's for different applications or projects, but do you have a favorite brand? Have you tried different brands and compared them to eachother?  Just curious.

    Old brown glue, unless there is a need for waterproof - then tbiii

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  8. On March 9, 2016 at 5:16 PM, N00b-in-training said:

    hmm. Not sure how you're removing them but I've not destroyed one in the process yet (I've gone through 10 bags in 8 months or so). I ensure i leave enough of the bag folded over that it hangs below the steel ring. I then push that part of the bag toward the center and it snaps the ring out. I actually need to change one and I'll have my wife videotape the process. The bag is overly full so it's going to create a mess. 

    Here you go. Not the best demonstration but hope you get the idea.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Thanks that helps, except my ring doesn't want to pop out like that - the plastic of the bag starts to stretch and the ring doesn't move.  I guess I'll just play with it some more, must be my technique.

  9. On March 7, 2016 at 6:17 PM, N00b-in-training said:

    The Jet DC I have, DC-1100VX-5M, has a band that goes inside and pushes against the housing to hold it in place.


    Does anyone have a good method of removing these bags on the jet dust collector ?, I can't seem to get mine out without destroying the bag.

  10. yes, I felt that way when I sold my Delta contractors saw.  I upgraded to a PM 66, but kept the contractors saw for almost 10 years because I didn't want to part with it.

    The only consolation was I helped a person get into woodworking and he was exceptionally happy to be getting it.