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    Michael Rutman

    Dust Collector recommendations

    Thread Starter: Michael Rutman

    Oh boy, reading the archives I can see this is not a simple question, which makes me feel good because I am completely lost. I have never owned a dust collector mostly due to inability to figure out what I need, and that needs to change. So, let me go over my shop, my needs, and then beg for...

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    John K Jordan

    NAS recommendations?

    Thread Starter: John K Jordan

    Iíve been trying to educate myself about NAS and have read a bunch of reviews from testers and users. Some have both glowing praise and horror stories for the same devices making it hard for the inexperienced to decide. I read some security vulnerability warnings too. Anyone have...

    Last Post By: John M Wilson Today, 4:56 PM Go to last post
    Ron Hampe

    Laguna vacuum pumps

    Thread Starter: Ron Hampe

    Are they worth buying? They have a 2.5hp (109cfm/3.7"Hg) single phase for $900 and I would need 3 or 4 of those for my 49" x 98" table. By installing these with an isolated zone for each I believe the advantage would be a lower operating costs when cutting smaller parts. They also have a...

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    Bernie Kopfer

    Drilling large deep holes on lathe with forestner dit

    Thread Starter: Bernie Kopfer

    This is a follow up question from a previous link Powermatic 3520b quill problem. I received the new quill and sure enough it moves in and out smooth as can be. So I apparently bent the old quill by attempting to drill a deep( 8") hole x3" Dia in a semi green piece of maple for a vase. I had...

    Last Post By: John K Jordan Today, 11:38 AM Go to last post

    Bandsaw for small shop

    Thread Starter: JOEL MONGEON

    Hello everyone, I'm a hobbyist working out of a one car garage (12X19) shop. I have mostly been building up a Festool tool collection with some hand tools thrown into the mix. I've got a Sawstop JSS pro that I use for ripping but am looking to replace that with my first and hopefully last bandsaw....

    Last Post By: Mike Kees Today, 6:43 PM Go to last post
    Alan Heffernan

    Do you burnish your scraper?

    Thread Starter: Alan Heffernan

    I have seen this Lee Valley scraper burnisher as well as some homemade tools for this purpose. I would like to know if any of you take the time to burnish your turning scrapers. I suspect you need to hone the top of the scraper and then burnish a hook. Burnishing one fresh off the grinder...

    Last Post By: John K Jordan Today, 11:11 AM Go to last post
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