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10-19-2021 11:47 PM

Baileigh JP-1686 Three Phase Electrical Question - 9 replies

I am purchasing a slightly used Baileigh JP-1686 Planer/Jointer Combo, 220V, 5000 rpm, 5 HP Three Phase machine. This is a 16” Jointer Planer Combo with helical head. The owner currently uses a rotary phase converter powered off their 220V single phase service with a 60amp breaker. My question for the electrical folks is what is the min...

10-01-2021 01:02 AM

Jet JJP-12 Jointer Planer Issue Starting - 1 reply

Recently, when i switch between Planer and Jointer mode on my JJP-12, the machine will not start in Jointer mode. I flip it back to Planer mode and it starts no problem. There has to be something with the safety switch or something causing it not to start in Jointer mode. Has anyone had this problem? Looking at the schematics, i can’t f...

06-14-2021 11:40 PM

Moisture Content of White Oak - 3 replies

So my inlaws had a huge white oak tree removed for construction of a new house. I was able to have the tree and had it milled into about 1,700BF of quarter sawn / rift sawn white oak. This was air dried for 5 months after being cut into boards, and then was kiln dried for about a month. Thicknesses vary from 4/4 to 8/4. I get 6% readings o...

06-01-2021 12:36 AM

How would you make this joint? - 15 replies

Making an table almost identical to this one: Legs and top will be 1.25” thick and looking for suggestions on how to make this box joint on a large scale where a typical box joint jig will not work… Make a template, and use a flush trim bit to remove majority of material and chisel the corners square? Cut the wood into s...

01-22-2021 01:00 PM

Top Ten Power Tools...If you could only have Ten - 37 replies

What is everyones Top Ten List for Power tools if you could only have 10 to perform woodworking for the rest of your life and not buy another power tool? Ill Start: 1. Table Saw2. Jointer3. Planer4. Miter Saw5. Bandsaw6. Festool Domino7. Cordless Drill8. Router9. Drill Press (oscillating to use a drum sander as well)10. Hand/Palm Sander I ...

09-16-2020 12:14 AM

Epoxy Tearout on New Planer - 14 replies

A friend brought over an epoxy river table he is working on to get planned on my new Oliver 20” Helical Head planer. I have run hundreds of bf of lumber through it without much issue. We were getting uniform tearout in the epoxy and i was wondering if anyone else has had this experience specific to a HH planer on epoxy? I am thinking it ha...

09-05-2020 04:01 PM

Cherry, Maple or Other? - 10 replies

Bought a couple hundred bf from a cabinet maker retiring…paid $2/bf for 10’ lengths anywhere from 8-12” widths…I cut and planed some cut offs and most of the 4/4 appears to be cherry, but not black cherry…Could some of this be maple or something else? Any thoughts? Thanks for any input!

05-07-2020 01:32 AM

Exterior Kegerator Enclosure - Wood Type? - 4 replies

Looking to build an exterior Kegerator enclosure for a friend. Something that will hold up to the summer elements, but also put on casters to put in a garage during winter. Any suggestions for wood? Was thinking cedar for the sides, but want to put a top on it that will withstand the elements, and beer spills. Thanks

09-30-2019 12:49 AM

Walnut Dining Table - Suggestions to minimize racking? - 10 replies

So i have glued up my 1-1/2” table top which has dimensions of 84” long x 40” wide. This top will sit on a frame with 3” square legs and an apron of 1-1/4” thick walnut as well. (see pictures for reference) I had planned to place some runners under the top in the 40” width direction (3-4 of t...

07-20-2019 02:13 PM

Mr. Cool 18,000 btu mini split - 10 replies

Well, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a mini split. My 10,000 btu portable ac unit just can’t keep up when it is 90 degrees or higher out. If anyone is looking for something similar, there is a great price on for this unit with a 14% off coupon today…

04-13-2019 01:59 AM

Media Side Tables - Any Issue with glueing dado'd legs to tables? - 17 replies

Any issues if i glue these legs to both table slabs? Since each of the legs is independent and only connected to the two slabs via 1” dados, I’m hoping this will be fine.

03-07-2019 02:40 AM

Dust Collection for Table Saw Router Wing...Finally - 5 replies

If anyone else has a router wing on their table saw and struggled like to me figure something out to collect 99% of the dust from a table saw mounted router…below are pictures (still can’t figure out why this site likes to flip my pictures taken in portrait orientation…)of the auxiliary fence setup i put together tonight. Unfor...

01-06-2019 03:14 AM

Grizzly Table Saw Arbor Wrench - 9 replies

While i have no complaints about my Grizzly 1023 RLWX Table Saw, the arbor wrench that came with it may of well be made out of plastic…After only using it a handful of times, it is bent so badly where the mouth is, that it slips off every time i try and loosen the bolt on the other side of the blade. Does anyone know where or who makes one...

11-17-2018 11:27 PM

Bought some old timbers... - 5 replies

Bought some old timbers in Central Indiana. Almost all are oak, but trying to decide what i have here? This was 8×8 before i milled it into table legs… Almost looks like purple heart, but i don’t see how or why it would be. Any thoughts?

07-06-2018 08:56 PM

Looks like Grizzly Tools Just Got More Expensive - 11 replies

Based on the updated pricing on their website, it appears that most of Grizzly’s items have gone up ~20-30% due to Trumps tariffs going into effect. But even if the price didn’t deter you, they still have less than half of their lineup in stock…This has got to really gut into their sales numbers i would imagine.

05-20-2018 11:45 PM

Help Identify this Wood - 7 replies

I have a feeling i know what this is, but trying to confirm. Received this piece and just milled it to reveal grain.

05-16-2018 11:14 PM

HELP - Oak splitting 2 days after glue up - 10 replies

First two pictures are of splitting. Occurring on the ends and along the grain as well. Moisture reading from leg lumber post glue up…15%! Moisture reading from a piece of oak from a big box store…0.0% Moisture reading from rough cut lumber before milling…7.5% So i bought this lumber about 5 mont...

04-27-2018 01:08 PM

Recomendations/Pictures Needed of Multi Track or other installed router fences for Shop Fox Classic - 3 replies

I have done a little searching, but can’t decide on what brand/type of multi track fence to install on the right side of my new Grizzly table saw with router wing. I am looking for something relatively low cost, but more durable than attaching MDF. I know Rockler sells 36” sections of 3” multi fence, but I don’t want ...

04-24-2018 12:26 PM

Jet JJP-12 - Being Delivered Today - Question on Plug/Outlet - 9 replies

Reading the Jet JJP-12 instruction manual online this morning, it says “use a plug and outlet rated at least 30 amps”. I have a 30 amp circuit/breaker that I use for my table saw. My plan was to wire in a 20amp outlet for the JJP-12 to the same circuit as the exis...

04-03-2018 07:19 PM

Grizzly G0609X vs. G0834 12" Jointers with Spiral Cutterheads - 3 replies

So with the 8” jointers at Grizzly seeming to be on perpetual backorder, I am looking at throwing the extra cash at one of their 12” models. I spoke with a service rep and the G0609X should be in stock in a week, while the G0834 should be in stock at the end of the month…(not holding my breath on either) With that being said...

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