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02-18-2020 11:25 AM

Acrylic router plates / jigs - where to get the acrylic? - 5 replies

I’m looking to build a few new router plates for different jigs, and want to use clear acrylic. My main question is – have any of you guys found a good source for the acrylic? I’m guessing I need about a 1/4” thick for rigidity and durability, and whenever I look online at the big box stores the cost for those sheets i...

01-13-2020 01:52 PM

Panel sled - just crosscut sled turned around? - 10 replies

Morning all.Over the weekend i was cutting a lot of 3/4” ply, and was thinking about making a panel sled to make my life a little easier (and my cuts a little more precise on my next project, cause there is always room to get better). Anyhow, as I’m laying in bed, not being able to sleep at like 4am this morning, I started thinkin...

01-04-2020 03:30 AM

Cutting deep cross lap / cross halving joints - 20 replies

Greetings all.Opinions wanted. I’m building a set of cubbies (roughly 6’ wide x 4’ high) that are going to be about 8” deep. In doing so, I’m thinking of using cross lap / cross halving joints (not certain which term is actually preferred). This cubbie is going to have 24 cubes in it, so three horizontal boards a...

09-01-2019 06:28 PM

A little safety reminder... - 19 replies

Doing some work out in the shop this morning for one of the first times in a few months as I’ve been recovering from a ruptured Achilles and standing too long makes my foot swell… Anyway, i just had to “drill a few quick holes” as I was working on sanding down another piece. Didn’t think to take off my gloves (I...

08-10-2019 12:29 PM

Antique Barn Wood flooring, Wilmington, DE area - 3 replies

I have a friends in Wilmington, DE who have 35, 1” boards between 10 and 14’ in length (varying widths) which were removed from the 2nd story of their barn. They’d really prefer for the boards to not go to the landfill, so they are hoping to find a new home for this beautiful wood.They aren’t certain of the species, but ...

04-19-2019 10:39 PM

Jet Riser Block - bolt size? - 5 replies

Does anyone happen to know the correct bolt size for a Jet riser block? I’ve found a riser block set from a local guy for cheap – but the kit doesn’t have the longer bolt. Was thinking I might be able to use a standard bolt if I knew the proper size…

03-29-2019 11:58 PM

Biscuit joiner or router with biscuit bit - 22 replies

So I already have a woodriver biscuit bit for my router (with table). Though I was debating to buy a biscuit joiner just for the dedicated tool so I don’t have to set up the router table every time I need biscuits. Other than convenience, and the ability to set the blade at an angle easily, is there really any other reason for the dedicated b...

02-18-2019 01:33 AM

Quality of Sanders... - 5 replies

I’m looking to add a belt/disc sander combo to my shop, and looking at all ends of the spectrum in price… From HF’s $250 to Jet’s $850… One thing I’ve never been able to get was the difference in quality for sanders, and the justification for a 3x price differential. When I look at the HF, it’s a 1HP...

02-10-2019 03:32 PM

Where to buy a small scale kiln - 13 replies

Let me start by saying, yes, I know I could build my own… But I already have too many projects, and this is just one thing I don’t feel putting brain power or much effort into… That said, does anyone know of a source for buying a finished kiln for small scale home use? I’m looking at basically one tree’s worth ...

01-03-2019 09:49 PM

Preferred method of hollowing out a board? - 16 replies

I’ve got an oak 2×8, about 6’ long, which I’m making into a light fixture. As such, I’m going to hollow out 1” about 6” by 5’. So essentially I’d just have a box made from a solid piece of wood. But the hollow part doesn’t have to look good, it’s just for cords to be hidden. ...

12-29-2018 07:13 PM

Bug bomb for powder post beetles? - 11 replies

I have some old pine barn wood that’s been laying around for about a year. I went to check it out today and noticed tiny piles of sawdust. So I’m assuming there are powder post beetles in the wood.Question: would a Raid bug bomb kill them if I wrapped the whole thing up in an enclosure about 4×3x8? Or do I need to get some ot...

12-01-2018 09:06 PM

Looking to buy a shingle froe - 20 replies

I’m looking to buy a shingle from, and can’t find too many places that seem to sell new ones for a reasonable price ($80 is probably my max). Does anyone have any suggestions for a good brand of froe to look for?

05-16-2018 01:41 AM

Thinking of adding a riser block to my old Jet bandsaw, Advice? - 17 replies

I have an older Jet bandsaw that gets a fair amount of use, but not daily by any means. I typically leave a 3/4” blade on the Jet all of the time, occasionally swapping out to a 1/2” I also have a table top craftsman bandsaw I tend to use for anything that will fit on it that needs to be cut with a smaller blade. That said, I&#...

03-20-2018 01:37 AM

Jet WBS-14 bandsaw blade adjusting screw frozen - 14 replies

All,I have a JET bandsaw I inherited two years back that I’m starting to get into using, however the blade adjusting screw is completely frozen. I can’t turn it at all.Before I start taking the entire thing apart to figure out what’s wrong, I figured I’d ask to see if anyone has experienced the same or had advice.I’m ok with buying replacement ...

03-07-2018 11:21 AM

Looking for a draw knife - 18 replies

gentlemen, I’m looking for a recommendation for a good, but not over the top expensive, draw knife. I’m looking to remove the bark from some trees up to 12” in diameter. About a dozen 10’ logs. Any recommendations or suggestions?

02-04-2018 06:08 PM

Question: creating the compound radius in a guitar fretboard, is there a jig? - 10 replies

So first, I’m not certain if this is the best forum for this question. So my apology if it is not. Now, I’ve been toying with the idea of trying to build my own guitar from scratch with some cheap wood as a trial so I can see where it’d just be easier for me to buy decently parts…One thing I’ve been mentally struggling with is the compo...

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