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04-02-2011 02:35 AM

Maine'rs: Portland, ME Woodcraft. Worth the drive for tools? - 0 replies

Mainers, Planning a trip from Vermont eastward soon with the wife. She’s as crazed about quilting as I am about woodworking these days. Thus, is the Portland, Maine Woodcraft store worth the extra hour’s drive just for the heck of it vs. just ordering online? Any other cool woodworking/exotic lumber places around the Kittery to Ke...

03-20-2011 12:03 AM

Noob Glue Up Question - Saw or Sand? - 3 replies

My search fu is weak as I can’t find the answer. Looking for advice… sandwiching three pieces of hardwood together to make one, the center piece being wider by an 1/8th or so than the others. After the glue dries, can I just rip the offending overhang so I have a nice clean edge without glue meltdown? Plus, I’m concerned that s...

01-08-2011 03:08 AM

Spline Making, Sans Table Saw - 4 replies

I’m very much hooked on Andy-like palm and art boxes, and have really liked the spline look on the corners. Sadly, there is no table saw in my humble shop (yet) just a miter saw. Has anyone ever made splines for a small artsy box on a miter saw using a jig? Hmmmmm…

12-15-2010 05:24 AM

Brain Pain Over Disc/Belt Sander Purchase. Help Me - 10 replies

Fellow LJ brethren… I haven’t been here long but I’m impressed with the cavernous amount of knowledge found here. Thus, after copious reseach into a new belt/disc sander, I have a headache. My brain is full of sometimes/mostly contradictory reviews on the same machines where a machine gets three five star high fives and three o...

10-28-2010 02:16 AM

New Miter Saw, Shop Vac Hook Up? - 2 replies

First power tool with a vac adapter for this rookie. It’s a Craftsman Miter Saw with a 1.5 O.D. vac hose attachment point. My Shop Vac inventory is 2.5 and 1.25 and thus I’m wondering… buy a piece of hose and a 2.5 adapter somewhere? Would hate to buy a long section of vac hose, ya know? Thanks.

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