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  0 Thread: Laminating Plywood for Bench Top
Post: RE: Laminating Plywood for Bench Top

Bill Holt Wrote: (06-06-2022, 06:36 AM) -- Guess it depends on how flat the plywood is before you start.  I did it for a router tabletop. -- Exactly.  Plywood isn't totally flat so it depends on ho...
Kudzu Woodworking 14 742 06-06-2022, 08:19 AM
  0 Thread: Replace 16 y/o old Heat Pump...
Post: RE: Replace 16 y/o old Heat Pump...

I had to replace my unit last summer. About the same age as yours. The thing that stood out to me was how much our electric bill dropped.  The new units are much more efficient and while it will take ...
Kudzu Home Improvement 20 768 05-13-2022, 12:58 PM
  0 Thread: Help venting laser engraver smoke through a window?
Post: RE: Help venting laser engraver smoke through a wi...

®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: (05-10-2022, 07:52 AM) -- I might even mount two fans:  one blowing into the box to act as an air assist and one to exhaust. -- You would still be moving the same amount of air...
Kudzu Woodworking Power Tools 7 408 05-13-2022, 12:52 PM
  0 Thread: Thickness
Post: RE: Thickness

Put the calipers up and measure with a tape or ruler.  This is wood working, not metal working.
Kudzu Woodworking 13 738 05-09-2022, 08:56 PM
  0 Thread: LED Shop Lights
Post: RE: LED Shop Lights

Juss1 Wrote: (05-02-2022, 10:27 PM) -- I need to upgrade my shop lights to LEDs.  7-8' ceiling.  It slopes down front to back. -- Just built a building and used the UFO lights (shaped like a flying...
Kudzu Woodworking Power Tools 10 634 05-03-2022, 08:18 AM
  0 Thread: Bent Bandsaw Guides
Post: RE: Bent Bandsaw Guides

Willyou Wrote: (05-01-2022, 02:51 PM) -- My first question is: are causing any alignment problems as they are? If they aren't broke, don't fix 'em. -- Me too.  It a thrust bearing and I have doubts...
Kudzu Woodworking Power Tools 7 429 05-02-2022, 08:11 AM
  0 Thread: Wrong size jointer knives
Post: RE: Wrong size jointer knives

Just an FYI.  There are lot of companies that will make knifes for you. With a little searching on Google you can find them. Odds are one of them have the right size in stock.
Kudzu Woodworking Power Tools 9 644 04-07-2022, 08:44 AM
  0 Thread: Contracts
Post: RE: Contracts

No one listens but if you need a contract you need a lawyer to check it or even write it. I am not a lawyer but have a life long friend that is.  Law varies from state to state and one wrong word, ...
Kudzu Woodworking 16 1,169 03-04-2022, 09:10 AM
  0 Thread: Communal Shop Space.
Post: RE: Communal Shop Space.

2link2 Wrote: (02-28-2022, 10:23 AM) -- ....Set up an LLC & have everyone be an equal share partner to avoid your personal liability..... -- While that would work, now you have to file taxes every ...
Kudzu Woodworking 13 892 02-28-2022, 11:06 AM
  0 Thread: Communal Shop Space.
Post: RE: Communal Shop Space.

Not sure I can add anything but aside from the liability, which insurance to protect each member could take care of, my concern is trusting someone else to use and take care of my tools. I would be af...
Kudzu Woodworking 13 892 02-28-2022, 09:38 AM
  0 Thread: Planner knives
Post: RE: Planner knives

PM-100 did not use disposable knives. They were meant to be resharpened and reused.  So not sure anyone makes a disposable blade.
Kudzu Woodworking Power Tools 7 601 02-21-2022, 09:01 AM
  0 Thread: How to "gut" Unisaw?
Post: RE: How to "gut" Unisaw?

You can probably fix the tilt with just the top removed.  You will have good access to the mechanism and odds are it is just caked up with sawdust. A little cleaning and a lube and it will probably wo...
Kudzu Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,281 02-15-2022, 09:04 AM
  0 Thread: 6 x 48" sanding belt source
Post: RE: 6 x 48" sanding belt source

Quite a few companies out there will make you a few belts. Lots of options there. I have tried a few and I stick with an 80 grit.  It is not a finishing tool but does leave a reasonable surface tha...
Kudzu Woodworking Power Tools 12 983 02-07-2022, 09:26 AM
  0 Thread: Work Bench glue up ?
Post: RE: Work Bench glue up ?

An FYI here . When I built my top I bought 2x12's and ripped them down to the width I wanted.  Reason being that the 2x12s are much better quality than say 2 x 4's.  They cost more but not many flaws ...
Kudzu Woodworking 16 1,224 01-29-2022, 09:45 AM
  0 Thread: Shop Lights
Post: RE: Shop Lights

Tapper Wrote: (01-23-2022, 12:54 AM) -- These look like they would work OK with high ceilings. My 4' two bulb fixtures with the new LED tubes work well in my basement shop's 8' ceiling. Doug -- ...
Kudzu Woodworking Power Tools 26 2,398 01-24-2022, 08:39 AM
  0 Thread: Shop Lights
Post: RE: Shop Lights

Just built a new shop and went with Alien LED fixtures similar to this. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0135/1827/4660/products/150W_4_withsensorbasereduced_720xcopy_400x.png I will never go b...
Kudzu Woodworking Power Tools 26 2,398 01-22-2022, 09:31 AM
  0 Thread: Boat builders out there?
Post: RE: Boat builders out there?

Did I hear my name?  Still selling kayak plans but not sailboats. I like to sail but don't have a boat at the moment. I will second B&B Yacht Designs. The Core Sound 17 or 20 was on my list. Would ...
Kudzu Woodworking 39 13,258 11-29-2021, 09:20 AM
  0 Thread: Shop Lighting
Post: RE: Shop Lighting

I just built a new shop and did a lot research on lighting and how much light. Very hard to get what I felt was reliable answers but I settled on LED fixtures and I have (6) 5,000 K, 100 watt/15,000 l...
Kudzu Woodworking 20 1,827 11-19-2021, 08:56 AM
  0 Thread: Downsizing table saw
Post: RE: Downsizing table saw

None of my business but I think if you do muchf work with your Unisaw, you will regret that choice. A cabinet saw may not cut wood much better but they are so much nicer to use. I was amazed when I we...
Kudzu Woodworking Power Tools 20 2,084 11-14-2021, 09:06 AM
  0 Thread: Router Plate Recommendation
Post: RE: Router Plate Recommendation

Plywood and make your own. Then you can make it any size of shape you want. I recessed the router in mine to keep it from being to thick. Works perfectly and free to boot.
Kudzu Woodworking Power Tools 15 1,867 10-28-2021, 12:43 PM

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