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08-22-2019 08:26 PM

Template bushings for Bosch GKF125CE (Colt 1.25hp) - 4 replies

I have spent hours trying to find a concrete answer to this and I can’t believe I’m the only person who has been here before, but here we are… I’ve got a Bosch Colt palm router (the newer style with the circular base). It’s subbase has a 1 9/16” hole in it. From what I’m reading the standard Porter Cab...

08-21-2019 02:34 PM

Bed made from western cedar lumber - 3 replies

Hi everyone, I am building a tatami style bed out of cedar 2×8s, 2×4s and 6×6s from Menards – i.e. just standard grade lumber. For an indoor application like this, does the cedar need to be finished with anything? I love the smell of cedar so I’d rather not cover it in something like poly (at least I’m guess...

05-20-2019 10:43 PM

Leecraft TS insert is making me nervous - 15 replies

I couldn’t find any info for these guys to call them directly, only found dealers listed. Anyway, I painstakingly installed and cut the slot in my insert and was quite pleased with how “exact” the slot was. But now every time I turn the saw on (DW7491RS) the blade cuts a few more flakes out of the insert (I’ve probably ...

02-19-2019 07:50 PM

Short term wood storage? - 14 replies

I just picked up my first batch of hardwood ever. Cost me about as much as all my tools (haha/ugh) so I don’t want to screw this up. I have 8/4 African mahogany, 8/4 walnut, 4/4 walnut, and 4/4 hard maple. Everything but the maple is rough and everything will be planed before using it. My question is, for a 3-6 month time frame, do I n...

01-15-2019 06:22 PM

Is this going to be strong enough? - 24 replies

Hi Everyone, Very new to woodworking and still ensure of how to design things that require actual strength. I’m looking to build a table like this: 30” high, 42” diameter glass top. The glass itself will probably be 70lbs, so the legs definitely need to be able to hold some weight. I’m thinking of making the ...

12-31-2018 01:18 AM

Better deal on a 735x planer? - 16 replies

I am ready to pull the trigger on a planer and the Dewalt 735x seems to be a good choice for my needs/budget. I see posts where people mention them occasionally going on sale for $400-$425 but I haven’t seen anything like that. Best I’ve seen is $500 for the 735 (not the X). I live in town with Grizzly and they sell the 735x for $...

12-19-2018 07:17 PM

Wood storm door - 4 replies

I just bought an older house that has a front door and sidelights that we like the appearance of, but which leave a lot to be desired in terms of security. I have mocked up the current layout in sketchup: I don’t want to kill the look of everything with a modern metal storm door, plus I’m looking for woodworking projects, so ...

12-13-2018 05:32 AM

Do I have to use some kind of finish? - 24 replies

I made a picture frame out of red oak and my wife and I actually really like the look 100% raw. We like the lack of sheen, the lightness of the wood, the subtle grain, etc. Every stain, oil or coating I have seen before/after pictures of always seems to alter one or more of those traits. So for a picture frame that isn’t going to have s...

12-12-2018 07:40 PM

Picture frame trainwreck - 17 replies

Hi Everyone, So for context, this is the first thing I’ve ever made. New saw, new everything. Bought a 2×4x4’ of S4S red oak from Menards and am attempting to make this frame. As you can see I managed to burn the wood pretty thoroughly (new Freud Fusion TK combo blade on Dewalt DWE7491RS saw). Could have been my feed rate...

12-11-2018 01:18 PM

New Dewalt saw popping breaker at startup - 15 replies

Hello, I’ve got a brand new DWE7491RS plugged into an outlet on a 20A circuit. The outlet is 5’ from the main electrical panel. Nothing else including the lights is on this same circuit, only the garage outlets and this is the only thing running. Almost like clockwork it pops the breaker every other time I try to turn the saw o...

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