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03-20-2019 11:41 PM

Shadow box, attaching contents - 9 replies

Hello, I am building a wall hanging shadow box or maybe just a frame to display a brace & bit set that belonged to my uncle. This will be gifted to my aunt or to one of my female cousins. The display box / frame is all milled lumber, while not exactly what I would call fine woodworking it’s not rustic looking either. My leading candi...

01-07-2019 11:59 PM

Pondering a new table saw - 29 replies

The saw I have is a Delta 36-714 hybrid saw I bought new 12-13 years ago. Cast iron top/wings, 115V 15A motor, Delta T2 T-square style fence, steel rails. It is in very good condition and is aligned very well. The saw / fence makes repeatable, accurate cuts. There’s really nothing wrong with it at all. I am a retired person that is a h...

01-05-2019 01:43 AM

Kreg customer service for the win - 4 replies

Contacted Kreg through the web contact form. Told them I had lost the key to my router table switch and asked if they sold the switch key as a repair part. They replied promptly that they did not sell the key as a separate item, but would ship me a new switch instead for my inconvenience. To be clear, Kreg was in no way responsible for the sw...

09-30-2018 04:20 PM

Opinions on buying this bandsaw - 4 replies This came up recently, just wondering what some of you might think about me buying it ?If it’s a good deal it’s probably already sold though….LOL

09-29-2018 12:52 PM

Tell me about your aftermarket 14" bandsaw tire experience - 10 replies

I have a Jet JWBS-14OS bandsaw.The original tires failed after 8-9 years. At that time I bought Carter replacement tires which are now maybe 3 years old. The Carter tires were too narrow for the wheels on day one but they fit the diameter very tightly and after using forceful persuasion to get them centered on the wheels the saw worked fine.The...

07-24-2018 01:45 PM

Cartoon from Facebook feed - 8 replies

This showed up this morning, thought it was funny.

07-05-2018 07:35 PM

Repainting the garage / workshop - 7 replies

Since I retired I have been spending lots of time in the workshop building some boxes. After working in there regularly I decided to do some fixer upping. I added a subpanel, insulated the garage door, built some bookcase style shelf units, and now the painting has commenced. I will never be accused of being a carpenter or an electrician but whe...

05-30-2018 05:58 PM

Do I need splines on these corners ? - 8 replies

I have a project underway and would like to know if you think the corners on these trays need to be splined for structural integrity. They are 9”x 4 3/4”. One tray is 1 1/4” tall and the other one is just shy of that. When I took the picture I thought the caliper would be readable, the sides are just shy of being 1/4” ...

05-30-2018 04:29 PM

Pictures - 5 replies

Can pictures be sent via private message ?Can pictures be added directly to my gallery ?

05-22-2018 11:14 PM

Help pick the front of the box - 14 replies

I am building a small box for my mother in law and would like opinions on which side would be best for the front.I don’t know if the small blemish adds interest of if it’s just distracting.The box will have splined corners and there will be removable a bottom divider and a tray that sits on the divider.The inside wood will match the ...

02-17-2018 02:48 PM

Spammer - 4 replies

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02-13-2018 05:27 PM

how cold is your shop? - 10 replies

I know some of you will laugh at this warm weather weenie, but the temperatures have been in the 20’s-40’s and the workshop (garage) has been staying below 50*.What workshop temperature do y’all think is too cold for woodworking?

02-05-2018 10:41 PM

Trash can separator CFM measurements - 17 replies

Summary of what I have and measured. CFM measured with HoldPeak HP -846A anomometer.Dust collector Delta AP-400 1HP.New felt filter bag.33 gallon metal trash can.90 deg elbow on inlet and outlet of trash can lid. AP-400 inlet 780 cfmTrash can inlet 498 cfm4” x 20’ Dust Right hose extended ~10’ 270 cfm4” x 10̵...

01-16-2018 10:04 PM

Dining table top thickness - 5 replies

Hello,I have been looking at the various dining table projects and on occasion I see critical comments about table top thickness being excessive.Is there a rule of thumb in regards to table tops and how to appropriately choose thickness ? Thanks for any direction y’all may offer.

11-21-2017 02:34 AM

Finally added a jointer to the arsenal - 12 replies

I just bought a second hand (but still brand new in the box) Ridgid jointer. Paid $400. Considering all the compromises involved I think this is a good purchase for me.Looking forward to bolting it together and trying it out, but if I am realistic about the timeline it will probably be mid December maybe even January before that happens.In a...

11-20-2017 03:21 AM

Hardwood sources Dallas TX area - 9 replies

Hi,Anyone know of any other sources for hardwood besides these two along with Woodcraft and Rockler ?

04-01-2017 07:29 PM

Bandsaw gave me a little bite - 18 replies

This morning I decided to use the band saw to cut some oak firewood splits into chunks to use in my Weber Smoky Mountsin cooker.I thought I was working carefully and all was going very well.I am not sure exactly what happened but in the blink of an eye I was cut.End result could have been much worse than it was.Pinky finger on left hand got cut ...

10-19-2016 04:19 PM

Craftsman jointer 113206931 - 3 replies

A work buddy has offered to sell me his Jointer For $200.The machine has not been used all that much, and is in good condition.I have been thinking about thecurrent model Ridgid floor stander and the Delta benchtop.I don’t know if I really need a Jointer but I hav...

09-06-2016 12:31 AM

Finger joints, glue, box build question - 14 replies

I am building some boxes.They have finger joints and the lid/bottom is captured in a dado.I cut the lid off of the box after the it is assembled / glued.My question is how do y’all deal with the hard dried glue squeeze out on the interior corners?The first box I built I tried using a chisel, a razor blade, and sand paper to try and clean i...

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