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  1. That’s exactly what I needed to see. If the blade was around both wheels without a cut in the dust block, I was going to cry. Thanks a ton!
  2. I recently bought this saw, and it was delivered on Friday. I’ve spent the weekend putting it together as this is my first bandsaw and I’ve put the whole thing together by myself, which was quite a task. Last night, I put the blade on, set the tension, tracking, etc, but in the manual it says to put the dust block back in behind the dust chute in the lower compartment. I don’t know if I’ve setup something completely wrong but how can the dust block be put back in as the blade comes right down through where the dust block was to meet the lower wheel? Can someone please tell me if this dust bloc
  3. I buff it by hand with an old t-shirt/cotton rag in each hand. I recently bought the Osmo Top Oil product and tried it out on an end grain cutting board. According to the description of Osmo Top Oil, it can be used on cutting surfaces. I applied it similar to how I applied mineral oil, rub it in, wipe off the excess, repeat 2-3 times. I think this is going to be my go to finishing product for cutting boards from now on. It doesn’t build a film, it penetrates the wood, makes it water resistant, and the best thing is that it doesn’t darken end grain like mineral oil does so the colors of the woo
  4. I have a wooden gate that was built when I bought my house 3 years ago, and since then, the wood weathered to the typical grey color, which I was tired of looking at. So, I sanded everything at 220 grit, then applied a couple coats of TotalBoat penetrating epoxy. Once this cured, I followed it up with 4 coats of TotalBoat’s Lust, a marine spar varnish. The process took some time, but the gate looks exactly like it did 6 months ago when I finished it. The penetrating epoxy prevents water from getting under the varnish, causing the varnish to peel and crack, and the varnish protects the wood fro
  5. I’ve used Osmo Poyx (Satin and Gloss) on a handful of projects, and I think the biggest attraction of the Osmo is for people who don’t want a "plastic" finish. With the Osmo, the oil seeps into the wood while the wax stays on top so the feel of a finished project is a smooth natural feel of the wood. Believe it or not, this finish has been around for 40 years or so, but since it’s made in Germany, maybe they just recently decided to expand their markets beyond Europe. It has always been a finish for floors, but now more people have been using it on furniture and other things. Even though all t
  6. Here’s a picture of the finished table. It’s a C shaped river "waterfall" table, and I installed wireless charging under the top, which can charge 2 phones at the same time. Initially, I used a flood coat of epoxy over the entire thing, hated it, removed all of it, and finally finished it with Osmo Polyx Satin
  7. Thanks! Yes, it’s epoxy. I’ve already sanded it up to 2000, which is why I taped over it while I was sanding down the walnut.
  8. I’m making a waterfall river table with a walnut slab I found with some really unusual grain, what I like to call crotch rot. The slab was cut from the trunk of a tree, where a limb was growing from, and the slab was an unusual shape with holes throughout the piece. So, I ended up cutting it in half, flip the live edges towards one another, and I had to flip one side 180 degrees in order for it to be the size I wanted. I’ve already filled the voids with epoxy, along with the center “river” portion. I’ve also sanded the epoxy down to 2000 grit and taped over it so I can focus on the wood finish
  9. Thanks! I’m planning to mount the blower on the wall and setup the SDD directly beneath it.
  10. Do you think it would be best to use the Super Dust Deputy, which will require reducing a 6” pipe to a 4” pipe, or eliminate the Super Dust Deputy and run 6” all the way?
  11. After years of using a ShopVac with a Dust Deputy, I finally decided to upgrade my dust collection system to something more designed for dust collection. My new Jet DC-1200VX arrived on Friday, so while I’m waiting for the electrician to install my 220 outlet, I want to get my piping in place. I was planning to hookup my Super Dust Deputy between the dust collector and my tools since I have a nice big container that it sits on, and it does a great job of collecting all the material before getting to the dust collector, keeping the filter clean of debris, but I have a question about doing this.