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01-28-2015 10:21 PM

Grizzly chucks? - 29 replies

Does anybody own the chuck that comes in the Grizzly kit T10809 pictured below. I’m trying to compare that to the H6265 chuck to the above kit. I called Grizzly and they don’t know if they are the same chuck. Visually they look the same except 1 uses a square key, the other a hex key. My understanding is that the H6265 is a ...

01-22-2015 03:26 AM

What size carbide cutters? - 9 replies

I’m new to turning… I picked up the Rikon 70-220VSR Midi Lathe that has 12.5” clearance and 20” centers I want to make my own carbide tools. I would like to get 1 of each of the round, square, radius & diamond.I”m looking at the this website to get the cutters from: I plan to mount the squ...

01-16-2015 10:02 PM

Hot stamping with letter stamps? or ?? - 2 replies

I’m making a cryptex with 7 dials that I want to label each dial with the full alphabet around it. Therefore I have 182 letters to mark. Someone suggested using letter stamps like these and a torch to heat them up and press on the wood to make the letters. Has anybody used letter stamps in this manner? If so what were your results? ...

01-08-2015 02:52 AM

Which Lathe? - 17 replies

Looking to get a lathe. In HS wood shop did some bowls and other small items. My father also had a lathe which I played around with as a kid, but nothing serious. I would like to start off by turning some pens and then move up from there. I’m really considering the HF lathes as well as the Rikon. As far as I can tell the Rikon see...

11-01-2014 03:01 PM

SLOOOOOOOW? - 11 replies

I have multiple tabs open in chrome and they are all speedy except LumberJocks.At times it is so slow its painful. Does anybody else have slow loading pages here or is it just me. Not only do the pages load slowly but if I scroll up and down the site or a thread, I get a black and white cross hatch pattern then it will load the content. ...

10-29-2014 01:44 PM

Birch plywood match to what wood? - 12 replies

My son came to me to build a craft desk for his finance…The desk will almost be a traditional desk with 3 drawers down each side with a small hutch above. Looking at different wood choices, if I use birch plywood for the carcass, what do you recommend making the drawer fronts out of? For the exposed edges of the plywood, would you at...

10-20-2014 12:13 PM

The next generation? - 11 replies

A fair amount of my woodworking equipment came from my father. My son has no interest in woodworking. It seems the next generation is not very handy having grown up with all the electronics, video games, etc, etc. Have you given any thought about what will happen to your shop when you’re done with it?Kind of like our farm that has be...

10-19-2014 01:45 PM

Aluminum top refinishing? - 5 replies

I was given a craftsman bandsaw with very little usage, but it sat in a damp location. The aluminum table top has white oxidation on it. What is the best way to clean it up? Thanks,

10-14-2014 10:55 PM

Planing short stock? - 4 replies

I’m in the process of making some boxes. I picked up some fancy wood for doing double dovetail corners. The stock is 3/4” I need to plane it down to 3/8. I only want to plane down what I need from the 24” length I have so I need to plane down about 6” worth. I’m considering the purchase of a thickness planer, for...

10-10-2014 10:00 PM

1/2 sheet sander vs ROS? - 8 replies

I’m kicking sanders and thinking about getting a new one. I have a BD 5” ROS now as well as a 1/2 sheet Craftsman.Both have seen much better days, purchased 2nd hand and are on their last legs. So I can’t even really compare them to each other. The craftsman does have a switch on it that will allow you to switch the orbiting fe...

10-07-2014 11:26 PM

Harbor Freight Planer? - 11 replies

I’ve been searching around for reviews and feedback on this Planer Can anybody provide any feedback. I’ve found it listed as one of HF’s hidden gems.With the current sale and a coupon it can be had for a little over $200 Thanks,

10-06-2014 05:41 PM

Router plate & dust collection? - 5 replies

I have the JessEM router lift, I see Incra has a router lift with plates cut out for dust collection like the following: Here is my lift / plate: I was wondering if anybody has drilled out their plates in a similar fashion to capture more dust like what Incra has? Thanks,

10-01-2014 10:57 PM

Dovetail cube? - 6 replies

I’m new to dovetails and I have a question. I’ve searched around and I’m not able to find what I’m looking for. Maybe it’s not doable. I want to make a box with all sides joined with dovetails. So basically a cube with dovetails joining every flat surface. (all 4 sides and top and bottom) After it’s all joi...

09-12-2014 03:07 PM

Must have's in a router table? - 27 replies

I’m in the process of researching and designing a router table. I have an old Craftsman professional model currently which is all aluminum. Well the top has warped and is bowed. The insert sits about 1/16” lower then the table. It’s time for a new one. I figure I can build one cheaper then buying one and have all the best optio...

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