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07-06-2018 01:26 AM

For Sale: Hitachi 12” sliding compound miter saw - 1 reply

Used, very good condition C12 RSH sliding compound miter saw with stand. Local pick up in Saginaw, MI. 400 obo. Message with questions.

10-29-2017 02:45 PM

What’s the point of complex hidden joinery? - 49 replies

I just saw a photo of someone making an end table with a drawer and the top divider was being attached to the leg with a double dovetail. When completed, this joint will be covered by the top and never seen again. So, this begs the question; why bother with a complex joint when it will never be seen? The whole point of doing dovetails is to show...

04-09-2017 03:09 PM

Best finish for Cedar - 1 reply

I’m looking for the best finish for this cedar cabinet. My wife likes the color so I’d like to preserve that as much as possible. I know it will get darker with time, I just mean I don’t want to stain or dye it. What would work best oil based, water based?

03-15-2017 07:58 AM

Sapwood and heartwood - 16 replies

What are your opinions on keeping sapwood and heartwood in projects? Personally, I like the unique look it gives a piece. Just as some people will strategically cut out these areas or place them in inconspicuous places, I will strategically place them to showcase these perceivably flawed areas. For example: book matching sapwood so that it cente...

03-06-2017 01:08 AM

Thoughts on glue. - 35 replies

For the last several years I’ve been using Titebond 3. It’s been a great glue. Just the other day, I needed to buy a gallon and noticed that the Titebond 3 is 13 dollars a gallon more than Titebond 2. I just couldn’t justify the extra money since 99% of my projects aren’t outdoor projects or anything that would need to be waterproof. What are yo...

05-14-2015 01:30 AM

Staining a house with HVLP - 21 replies

I need to stain a house and had the idea of using a HVLP turbine. I seldom paint or stain on that scale and will use the HVLP for finishing my wood projects. I justified buying the HVLP because I convinced my wife that I could stain the house and paint interior rooms with it as well as refinish the cabinets.The reduction of overspray was an attr...

09-26-2013 07:18 PM

ShopNotes Router Lift with Kreg plate - 2 replies

I have for sale this router lift from ShopNotes that I built. Shortly after building it my wife surprised me with a new Kreg router lift so I no longer have a need for this one. I am asking 25 dollars plus actual shipping. PM me if you would like to buy it or have any questions.

09-16-2013 06:50 PM

Fence upgrades for the Ridgid R4512 - 12 replies

I have been contemplating getting a new fence system for my table saw and wondered which fence would be the best/easiest to install with the least amount of modification. I like the t-tracks in the stock fence for attaching jigs and fixtures but thats about it. I would like a self squaring fence that doesn’t clamp on the back rail. Any suggestions?

03-05-2013 11:34 AM

Shop electrical wiring - 20 replies

I am in the process of wiring my shop/garage and I am looking for some ideas that I may have overlooked. To start out, I will explain the situation I started with. My shop is in a 17.5’ x 20’ attached garage. The existing wiring had 4 outlets and a single incandescent light bulb all on a 15 amp circuit. You can already imagine the problems I had...

02-27-2013 07:04 AM

Dust Collection Question. - 16 replies

This may seem like a stupid question but here it goes anyway. Does adding a chip separator increase suction in a dust collection system? I know dust collectors work off of an airflow concept rather than vacuum but adding a chip separator essentially creates a vacuum right? Maybe I’m wrong but I would like to hear why.

02-24-2013 04:43 AM

Trestle Style Lathe Stand - 6 replies

I recently built a stand for my lathe. Previously it was secured to a bench top, but I wanted to reclaim the valuable bench space. This is what I came up with. It is made with construction grade lumber. All joinery is mortise and tenon except for the cross brace/tool holder, that is pocket screwed in. I have foot levelers that can be adjusted fr...

12-16-2012 06:08 AM

For a dear friend - 1 reply

Recently I learned that a dear friend and former coworker of mine has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Sarah is 30 years old and is a registered nurse. She has 3 children, one with autism and will be off work for quite some time. Friends, family and coworkers have donated PTO and money to help her with her mounting bills and to provide Christ...

06-20-2012 03:58 AM

iPad Magazine Subscriptions - 24 replies

I recently subscribed to two woodworking magazines(Wood and Woodworkers Journal) on my iPad and I have to say I’m liking this idea. I have stacks of past issues that keep stacking up and taking up space. My wife is on my case all the time about leaving them laying around. So now I have them all in one place and it is easier than ever to find pro...

06-12-2012 03:09 PM

Drill Press Table - 10 replies

I know there have been many posts about drill press tables on here. I have read most if not all and there are many great ideas. The question or questions I have is, what is the optimum size for a table? I know this question seems arbitrary but I am wondering if anyone has made one and wished it was bigger/smaller? Do you find it better to leave ...

06-11-2012 02:00 AM

Drill Press deal, I think? - 2 replies

Craigslist find, Wilton 15” 12 speed ¾ hp ⅝ keyless chuck drill press. $160.00. I don’t think I did too bad since my little bechtop Skil drill press cost $129.00. It needs to be cleaned up but I think with a shop built table on it, it should work great.

05-27-2012 07:40 AM

Question, bandsaw vibration and link belts - 16 replies

I have a 14” Central Machinery (aka Harbor Freight) bandsaw that I bought on Craigslist. The saw functions fine but there is a terrible vibration when it is running. I have read many posts about link belts and memory in the stock v-belts. My question is, should I replace both belts with link belts or just the long one that goes from the mo...

05-13-2012 03:56 AM

My neighbor’s wavy wood problem. - 6 replies

My neighbor came over yesterday because he was having trouble with a board he bought for a shelf. He explained to me that this board has all these waves in it and he couldn’t sand them out. Knowing that I am a woodworker he asked me for my advice. I took one look at the board and damn near crapped my pants. It was a 8 foot long 14” wide 4/4 wate...

05-10-2012 06:44 PM

Jet JJ-6CSX Jointer - 15 replies

Well after my last post about what jointer to get, I bought a Jet JJ-6CSX. I found it on CL. It looks like it has been very well cared for and has no rust and only minor paint chips on the fence. It came with the push paddles, instructions, 2 brand new sets of jointer knives and a diamond blade hone/sharpener. All total it was $500. I have se...

05-08-2012 10:53 PM

What Jointer to Get? Limited budget - 7 replies

I am in search of a decent jointer for a fairly inexpensive price. (I know aren’t we all.) I have about 500 to spend. I have been scouring craigslist and the internet but I would like to hear some input.

09-26-2010 08:56 AM

Woodworking clubs near Saginaw, MI - 4 replies

I was wondering if there were any woodworking clubs near Saginaw, MI and if so where? Also having never belonged to a club like this what do people do there when they meet? Is it just a discussion forum or what? If there isn’t one around I might be interested in starting one up.

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