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  0 Thread: Truly Bizarre Craigslist Ad
Post: RE: Truly Bizarre Craigslist Ad

How do you ruin a jointer like that!!!??
Rich_Dixon Tool Swap N' Sell 6 983 03-24-2021, 08:35 AM
  0 Thread: FS: New LN and Hock blades, Systimatic dado set, Record Power carving vise
Post: RE: FS: New LN and Hock blades, Systimatic dado s...

I can't believe that Systimatic Dado set is still available. If I didn't have two nice Freud sets, I'd be all over that. Yes, Systimatic was a very good blade maker. I guess they went belly up? I ...
Rich_Dixon Tool Swap N' Sell 8 1,452 12-01-2020, 01:14 PM
  0 Thread: Pony clamps found at Lowe’s
Post: RE: Pony clamps found at Lowe’s

The only clamps I'll buy today are at estate/yard sales and if they are Bessey, I'll generally buy everything in sight. Might get some Pony spring clamps and Jorgy handscrews.
Rich_Dixon Woodworking 10 2,503 07-21-2020, 12:45 PM
  0 Thread: What's the story on Metabo?
Post: RE: What's the story on Metabo?

(07-07-2020, 11:08 PM)EdL Wrote: I just hope they don't screw with the Metabo line of angle grinders....there is no equal. Ed Ha!!!  You think they aren't about to try to squeeze $30 more pro...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking Power Tools 18 4,780 07-21-2020, 12:42 PM
  0 Thread: Anybody work with Hickory? Couple of questions.
Post: RE: Anybody work with Hickory? Couple of questions...

Are you sure it's dry?
Rich_Dixon Woodworking 12 2,902 07-09-2020, 08:00 AM
  0 Thread: Finished my out-feed assembly table
Post: RE: Finished my out-feed assembly table

Nice as usual. I'm going to definitely have an outfeed table/assembly table on the tablesaw like that one day. My thought has always been to put it "parallel" to the tablesaw versus how you have it ...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking 12 3,027 07-07-2020, 09:10 AM
  0 Thread: Who makes a good brad point drill bit?
Post: RE: Who makes a good brad point drill bit?

Just wanted to say great thread.  I've been needing to get a decent set and have wondered the same thing - only to forget about it after I'm done working in the shop and have come in and messed around...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking 11 3,255 07-07-2020, 09:07 AM
  0 Thread: will be working with black walnut for the first time and have questions
Post: RE: will be working with black walnut for the firs...

Why teak oil versus danish oil? I have had great results from Watco Danish oil (clear/natural), a coat or two of shellac (even the spray can is good) and a varnish (poly, Arm-R-Seal, etc) on top. I ...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking 19 5,046 06-24-2020, 07:12 AM
  0 Thread: Adirondack Chair Screws
Post: RE: Adirondack Chair Screws

I've built over 100 of Norm's Adirondack chairs. Some from PT lumber (hey, it was the late 90's), most from Cypress. In the early years, I used the cheap lumber yard galvanized deck screws, well, be...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking 12 3,922 05-05-2020, 07:26 AM
  0 Thread: Secrets to making end grain look good?
Post: RE: Secrets to making end grain look good?

Well I wish I would have asked this a month ago. Thanks! My finishing for the project I'm working on is a couple of light spray coats of shellac and 5-6 coats of wiping on 50/50 Arm-R-Seal and miner...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking 8 2,555 04-22-2020, 10:19 AM
  0 Thread: Secrets to making end grain look good?
Post: Secrets to making end grain look good?

It's too late on the project I'm finishing, but who has had good experiences with techniques to make end grain look good? This project I'm wrapping up has exposed end grain and you know how it's toug...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking 8 2,555 04-22-2020, 09:44 AM
  0 Thread: Bosch 1617 EVS not starting
Post: RE: Bosch 1617 EVS not starting

Thanks Earl. First I want to take the upper cover off and blow it out with some air. Maybe I get to it this weekend. Right now, I'm trying to wrap a project up that I should have been done with in ...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking Power Tools 6 1,912 04-15-2020, 07:47 AM
  0 Thread: Bosch 1617 EVS not starting
Post: RE: Bosch 1617 EVS not starting

Ok thanks. I will try to get it done today and hopefully that's it. I can't say that if I had to either buy a part or have it repaired that I'd be mad. This router has been great.
Rich_Dixon Woodworking Power Tools 6 1,912 04-14-2020, 07:29 AM
  0 Thread: Bosch 1617 EVS not starting
Post: Bosch 1617 EVS not starting

I went to hit the switch on my Bosch router this weekend and it would not work.  Have I read where the switch might fail on these or was that another brand? I'd like to hope I can take the top cover ...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking Power Tools 6 1,912 04-13-2020, 01:35 PM
  0 Thread: Bandsaw Tires
Post: RE: Bandsaw Tires

This is what I bought/installed - https://www.amazon.com/URETHANE-BAND-TIR...915&sr=8-2
Rich_Dixon Woodworking Power Tools 7 1,852 04-09-2020, 02:19 PM
  0 Thread: Bandsaw Tires
Post: RE: Bandsaw Tires

1. I replaced the OE tires on my Jet 18" Bandsaw a few months ago. What a pain!! I did figure out to really boil those tires and try to work fast. The 2" spring clamps help a ton. 2. I need to go...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking Power Tools 7 1,852 04-09-2020, 07:58 AM
  0 Thread: Think my ROS is dieing
Post: RE: Think my ROS is dieing

(04-05-2020, 04:32 PM)daddo Wrote: Stay away from Makita. Hook Pads don't last long at all- wouldn't send me another one- quality testing and control are gone. After being a Makita lover for decades...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking Power Tools 14 3,968 04-09-2020, 07:55 AM
  0 Thread: Two electrical questions
Post: RE: Two electrical questions

Take the DC motor to a motor shop, preferably one that is 40+ years old with some old codgers working in it. You might still get some help/service from a "big" motor shop, but you need to bring cash ...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking Power Tools 24 5,526 01-31-2020, 10:57 AM
  0 Thread: Whch Upgrade Makes Sense?
Post: RE: Whch Upgrade Makes Sense?

What makes the most sense is this, in my opinion- 1. Do you have the money to upgrade to a stationary planer? 2. If so, do you have the room for a 20" model? 3. How much planing do you do? Are yo...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking Power Tools 29 8,810 01-31-2020, 10:52 AM
  0 Thread: Who has a 20" drill press?
Post: RE: Who has a 20" drill press?

Thanks for the insight. Regarding the old iron, I regret not buying an old Delta way back when I had the chance. I think it was about $250 and in pristine condition. I guess I'll pass on the ...
Rich_Dixon Woodworking Power Tools 10 2,752 01-31-2020, 10:49 AM

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