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About NJ_Mike

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    Hobby, sometimes making nice stuff for the house.

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  1. thanks for all the responses. i think i'll skip these and use biscuits.
  2. Anyone have experience with these or this type of bit? http://www.eagleamerica.com/product/vp16-4041/pc_-_glue_joints or https://www.amazon.com/Yonico-15223-Matched-Tongue-Banding/dp/B00KZM2AII/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8 i'm about to start building a tv stand and want to cover the plywood edges. Are these just a hassle or they worth it? I have 0 experience with this type of bit. Opinions welcome. Thanks
  3. maybe sheered was the wrong word. it was the key that was missing from the shaft..that was a part that i could not find so i assumed something broke. i was able to get one yesterday and i'm back in business. its a way better way to go then a new motor. band saw fund still in tact for now. thanks guys!
  4. I have a craftsman table saw model 315.228390. Yesterday while making some cuts there was a loud banging noise and I shut down the saw. Taking a look around the saw I noticed the belt was loose - a part looked like it sheered off the motor and the pulley came off the motor shaft and ended up across the garage...I mean shop. It didn't hit me so I was happy but then I stated to curse and swear because now I have to get a new motor from somewhere. I called Sears and they don't make that motor or saw anymore so I stated to look around. I was thinking about getting a Grizzly motor- it was abou
  5. You guys are awesome. It's great how people help each other out here. Thanks again for all the help.
  6. I got a delayed birthday gift from my parents - a DeWalt 734 planer. I was planning on buying a planer a few months ago but life happened so it got put on hold and never happened. It was a nice surprise that showed up at the door. I have been going to my local lumber yard to get most of my wood but they are not any cheaper then Home Depot or Lowes and they do not have a selection. They are mostly for builders. I stated to look around to see where I can get some rough cut lumber. Can anyone point me in a direction of a good dealer or offer any advise on buying wood? Looking to start wit
  7. I think I'm going to end up with the HF dust collector. I found a 25% off coupon and with shipping it's around $185. With hoses, a separator, and what not it will come in under budget.
  8. I'm in the market for a dust collector. New or used doesn't matter but I'm on a budget of about $300 for the collector, upgrading the bags from 5 micron and hoses. I found a Delta 50-840 on craigslist for $175 and a Grizzly G1029Z2 for $200 ( but then I would need to add a 220v outlet) - both used without hoses. Anyone have any experience with these? My shop is really a little more then half my 1 car garage so space is also an issue for me - like just about everyone else. I'm only running one tool at a time and moving the hose from machine to machine is not really a concern for me. I was
  9. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for being happy I wasn't hurt too bad and for making any suggestions on how to help make the table saw a little safer. I've been looking for some time and talked to Sears and there is not a riving knife available for the saw so the positive reviews on the micro jig splitter are a nice addition. I was able to get the safety switch and splitter installed this afternoon. I have to admit that I was a little nervous when I turned the saw on for the first time. It's a whole different kind of respect for the tool. Oh Rapid Roger - I like the way you think.
  10. I thought today was going to be a nice day in the garage. Wife was out with the baby all day and after two weeks of working around the house I had no more chores to do. I was ripping some oak strips on the table saw and the board got stuck before it reached the splitter/guard combo device on the craftsman table saw, model 315228390. I stopped feeding the board and went to shut off the saw when it looked like the board bent into the blade. I tried to move out of the way but it caught me on the pinky, ring, middle finger and wrist on it's way to hitting the wall. I cleaned up and called it
  11. Happy wife, happy life. Those are some true words.
  12. Thanks guys. She's been on it a few times and I think she's starting to like it. The dog almost started to chew on it...she's lucky I love her. I'm pretty excited to start working on the next thing - flower boxes for the front of the house. Unfortunately, it will have to wait a week or two. We got a swing set delivered and some the pieces were damaged so we have to wait for the new pieces to be shipped. The swing set is right in the middle of my workshop also known as the garage.
  13. It was my daughter's first birthday last week and I made her a rocking horse, wood whisper episode 158 & 159. We put her on it and she was OK for about 10 seconds and then she stated to cry. For the last few days she has been crawling up to it and banging on the seat...I think she's ready to get back on it. It's made out of hard maple and took a few weeks to finish - I worked on it on and off when I had time. We had a party for her on Saturday and my uncle said that grandpa would have been proud that I made something like this for her (he had a small shop in the basement and was always
  14. So I was at Lowe's to get some sandpaper thinking it sure would be nice to have a oscillating spindle sander. I picked up what I needed and saw this: http://www.lowes.com/Search=gator+drum+sander?storeId=10151&langId=-1&catalogId=10051&N=0&newSearch=true&Ntt=gator+drum+sander#! I'm working on a rocking horse for my daughter, the charity build one, and there are some curves that need sanding. I though for $8.98 I'll give it a shot. Really it was $18.96 because I got both sizes but who's counting. Got it home, put it in the drill press, bent some wire to hold my shop v