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01-30-2018 02:20 AM

Can you see through the walls? - 8 replies

If so what is inside this short wall ? This is a mainstream “kitchen island” which is simply a couple of cabinets connected to this thing. There is water, sewage and electric lines insude this wall. But how sturdy and usefull is it? If you were to build a new kitchen island , which is wider than the existing one, which would encompass it, would...

01-27-2018 11:50 AM

How does wood move with time. - 6 replies

I noticed the wood on very old furniture always shrinks and if not left enough room for movement, cracks. I’ve never seen that it would crack because of expansion.Is it because the wood was not dried properly or generally wood shrinks with time? I am talking about very long time, like 20-100 years.

01-26-2018 01:57 PM

Now who dares to take on something like this? - 17 replies

01-23-2018 12:00 PM

Table saw junkie. - 0 replies

01-15-2018 02:28 AM

Need a plan for a bed - 3 replies

I need to build a bed very quickly, which means I,’d better start with a tried and true plan than stumbling over details myself. I preferably want to make it from cherry and it should be a bit higher end than those “rustic” beds that flooded the internet. I am ready to pay for the righ one. Any hints?

01-14-2018 05:57 PM

How cheap are you ? - 10 replies

Have you ever spoiled an almost finished project that you spent $$$ for wood and month of work because when staining you decided to save that extra piece of paper towel? Or splattered polyurethane all over the same expensive piece because you decided to use those last few ounces of polyurethane from who know how old can before opening a new one ?

01-14-2018 05:39 PM

How shallow is too shallow. - 6 replies

When making raised panel doors with 3-1/8-Inch diameter router bit I cut off as large bevel as I can on the table saw and then trim it with the router.Even with that I have to make around 8 or so passes on hard maple. Taking more than 1/16” makes the cut much scarier. The bit is sharp and the cut quality is still good but the whole setup p...

01-11-2018 06:38 AM

Bosch router problem - 10 replies

Maybe someone had similar experience with bosch mrc23evsk router.I stays mounted in the fixed base in the router table most of the time and has been real pain to use. It can stop in the middle of the job and no efforts can restart it. Then all of sudden it starts by itself. Somehimes it starts and stops periodically with a few seconds interval....

01-10-2018 03:02 PM

The most accurate square I have. - 15 replies

I kept buying all kind of square tools from big box stores, Sears and so on, like combination square, speed square etc etc. None of them was actually square and would deviate a millimeter or so at the end.The one that I hope finally stopped my buying streak is this one. I tested it with a feeler gauge and could not insert the smallest blade at a...

12-26-2017 04:18 PM

Narrow pieces on track saw - 2 replies

Is it safe to clamp a board to the bench , lay loose another board mext to it, then put a track on top so that the track edge only covers a narrow strip of the clamped board and cut off that piece with a track saw?The loose board is only there to support the track.The cut off trip remains under the track.

12-25-2017 01:59 AM

Where to get wood in Oregon - 7 replies

Specifically in Portland area.Any good lumberyards?

12-24-2017 09:27 PM

More imperial pain. - 1 reply

Just asked an older HD employee if they had metric forstner bits.He gave me that look, as if I was at least Kim Jong-un. And said. “We do not carry any f .. ( he swallowed the rest of the word) metric here. Imperial is the standard”. And turned away unusually fast.I guess I will better make my poor man’s MDF table with imperial holes before some...

12-20-2017 08:44 PM

General purpose blade choice. - 24 replies

If you have experience with the following blades which one you would choose again?And is the last blade, arguably the best of 4 worth 4-5 times more than the first one? DELTA 35-7657 Amana PR1040 Freud P410 Infinity Super General

12-17-2017 03:45 PM

Which rip blade? - 13 replies

Since my thin kerf Diablo was shot by Sawstop I need a new one. I really liked it and it did all crosscuts for me too. I only put on the crosscut blade when cutting plywood.Should I get the same one or switch to full kerf? If so which one ?I noticed that Freud LM74 is designed to rip only 1” thick wood,while LM72, is for 3”. What ha...

12-16-2017 11:35 PM

I did it! - 8 replies

Dont ask me how. Too embarassing.

12-10-2017 05:35 PM

How good is EZSmart Track Saw System - 7 replies

Is is an acceptable temporary substitution for a table saw ? Are the tracks rigid enough compared to Festool/Makita/Dewalt track saws?

12-09-2017 12:16 PM

Now come forward and say who did it - 3 replies

One of us was too excited to get that super deal on craigslist and did not strap the saw to his track good enough. Easy to guess what happened next.

12-07-2017 04:36 AM

Router starts then stops. - 7 replies

I have Bosch MRC23EVSK router. It is a very nice router… when it works. From the day one it could all of sudden turn itself off then turn on ( very dangerous ) All this very randomly. Sometimes I can work several hours without problems but today I had to restart it literally every 30 seconds or so.Bosch wants me to send it for service. D...

12-04-2017 02:13 PM

Are full kerf blades more dangerous than thin kerf ? - 17 replies

I would guess that the ability to give in some would decrease a chance of pinching the wood between the blade and the fence. Another thing is that when the blade does grab the wood the wider tooth has more wood to push against and as the result the wood will be thrown with bigger force. Thinner kerf would simply cut into the wood more and the w...

12-03-2017 07:06 PM

Butcher block and water sink. - 8 replies

I am considering options for a kitchen island top. It does have a sink.Granite looks nice but not very practical especially some varieties (most of them) that are prone to water damage, cracks etc. Corian is bullet proof but does not look that nice.So I stopped on making it from long grain 8/4 walnut finished with waterlox. I could not find reli...

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