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  • MarkFerraro replied to the topic 'Dust Collector for Dewalt DW718 Saw' in the forum.
    Very clever idea. Has got me thinking about how to collect dust from the DeWalt DW718 using my 6 inch ClearVue DC. I was thinking total hood catcher to fully use the 800 CFM/5 HP cyclone. But your idea has got me thinking about a shroud and a collection point under the saw base.

    Thank you for sharing your idea.
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    2 days ago
  • jgt1942 replied to the topic 'Homemade dust collector' in the forum.
    I second Derek on the Thien Top Hat. I built one a couple of years ago and it has made a HUGE positive difference in my DC. I converted a 2.5 HP Grizzly unit making a portable unit thinking I could easily connect it to the desire tool. Good/Bad idea!!! Now that my shop is super full I can no longer move the portable unit. Hopefully this fall I will redesign and build a stationary unit with duct pipes running to three principle places in my shop.

    For the outer edge between the top and bottom I used Plexiglass which a lot of woodworkers do. Not only do you get to see the dust flying around but you can easily tell when the dust bucket is full. I'd like to install an automatic cutoff when the dust bucket is full and will consider doing such with the stationary build.

    The stationary build will use a Brute 32 GAL container, anything bigger will be too heavy for me to lift. :(

    Also the stationary build will utilize a Wynn Nano filter.
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    6 days ago
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  • MarkFerraro created a new topic ' Makita 2040 Planer - Removing Bed Rollers' in the forum.
    Is the forum searchable by topic? If yes, then I apologize for asking this question. I'm trying to refurbish a Makita 2040 that has been in storage for 10+ years. The bed rollers rusted on the part that was exposed through the opening in the bed. So basically I have 270 degrees of factory fresh surface on the rollers and about 90 degrees of rust and pitting. I'd like to remove the bed rollers to either sand them down or replace them.

    I have a copy of the manual but it offers no clues as to how to remove the bed rollers, only to adjust them. Similar searches of YouTube and such has been fruitless.

    Thanks in advance,

    Mark
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    1 week ago
  • Derek replied to the topic 'Where to buy' in the forum.
    I think that there are decent quality tools available at some of your box stores and you should have confidence in buying some of them.

    If you have a Harbour Freight store close by they make some decent Vacuums. Delta, Jet Tools, Grizzly or General International all have a good selection of tools and machinery.

    Craig's List is also a resource that you might find some good deals as well.

    Derek
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    1 week ago
  • mhwitt74 thanks user 'Colin' in the forum message ' Where to buy'.
    1 week ago
  • mhwitt74 thanks user 'Derek' in the forum message ' Where to buy'.
    1 week ago
  • Derek created a new topic ' Flatmaster Drum Sanders' in the forum.
    Hi everyone,

    does anyone have any experience with this type of sanding machine. I wood really appreciate any info.

    Derek
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    1 week ago
  • koda thanks user 'mhwitt74' in the forum message ' Animal Planter Collection Patterns'.
    1 week ago
  • mhwitt74 replied to the topic 'Animal Planter Collection Patterns' in the forum.
    I just have to figure out how to get it down on paper. The animals that I have done are more 3 dimensional than a silhouettes. I will see what I can do. I have patterns made for each but I'm not very adept in drafting something like this. I can draw blueprints to build a house but not a 3 ft bear, lol
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    1 week ago
  • mhwitt74 created a new topic ' Where to buy' in the forum.
    I am very curious to know where you guys buy your equipment. All I have around me are big box stores. No specialty shops. I am looking for a good dust collector and a bigger table saw. I have built my own dust collection system but need another for the extension of my shop.
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    1 week ago
  • mhwitt74 replied to the topic 'making a top for a chest' in the forum.
    Are you making a flat top or a curved top?
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    1 week ago
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