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08-06-2016 11:41 PM

Repairing hole drilled through face - 24 replies

Although I was aware (and dreading) of the possibility, while drilling through the edge of a board, I punched out the edge. What are my repair options? I am planning on finishing it with BLO & Arm-R-Seal. Unfortunately, this is for a crib, and I am under a bit of a time crunch. Ideas?

07-12-2016 05:33 PM

Filling Cracks - 11 replies

Hello, I am currently working with some walnut that I acquired locally that gave me the honor of warping, and cracking. i Have done the best I can, but I still have some pieces with some decent cracks in them: I am not worried about the cracks structurally, but I wouldn’t mind cleaning them up a bit aesthetically. I plan to ...

06-01-2016 09:06 PM

General purpose blade for SawStop - 14 replies

Hello All, I had noticed my Forrest Woodworker II had not been cutting well, and was about 0.004 from flat. Therefore, I decided to put an Infinity 50T Combination Blade (Thin-Kerf) on my Sawstop. After some adjustements, it is cutting like a dream. However, today I saw a post of someone who tripped the break, with a similar blade, and t...

05-31-2016 09:43 PM

Gluing slats in place on (Wood Magazine) crib - 5 replies

Hello All, I am currently building the ever-so-popular, Wood Magazine crib: I am replacing the side plywood panels with more slats, which is a popular modification. The slats are placed in a groove, with inserts in between. The plans call for leaving the slats loose in the “mortise”. However, by removing the plywood pane...

12-01-2015 10:07 AM

Entry level drill press advice - 16 replies

I do small projects, and have been making due with a cordless drill. However, I have a project that really requires a drill press, so time to bite the bullet. My first thought was to get a cheapo (<$100) bench top model. However, the general advice seems to be to buy a more expensive model. Therefore, I am thinking about two floor sta...

07-31-2015 08:16 PM

Case design to allow for wood movement - 6 replies

I am planning in building a grandfather clock using 4/4 Walnut. However, it is a case like any other. It will be approximately 9” deep, 14” wide, and 78” tall. It will have two sides, a top, bottom, and mid-shelf. The front will be open, and a nonfull height back. Full drawings However, I am concerned about wood...

07-28-2015 02:26 AM

Cleaning SawStop Cast Iron Top - 25 replies

My 3HP SawStop PCS is the pride and joy of the shop. It is about 3 months old, and has been treated with Boeshield once. However, recently I noticed some slight stains, and figured I should tackle them before they got worse. I followed the SawStop manual and picked up some Scotch-Brite 7448 ultra fine abrasive pads. I cleaned the top with ...

07-23-2015 10:49 PM

Assembly table work surface - 24 replies

I have built the Down to Earth Woodworks SawStop outfeed table / assembly table. Besides the goal of an outfeed table, I want a great reference surface. It currently consists of a 3/4” MDF top of a torsion box. Although I did my best to start perfectly flat, I am currently using my 48” level to sand it flat. It is pretty close,...

07-06-2015 05:39 PM

My SawStop 36" rails/table for your 52" rails/table - 1 reply

Before I made the purchase, I debated for a long time between the 36” and 52” fence system. I went with the 36”. I am start to regret that decision. However, perhaps you are regretting not going smaller ;) Let me know if you are interested in trading rails/table. My extension table came damaged, so I have a brand new r...

06-30-2015 10:29 PM

Stanley Plane Identification - 23 replies

I have been doing casual woodworking for about 6 months. I have acquired several power tools, but the plane still scares me. I don’t know how to sharpen it. I don’t know how to set it up. I don’t know how to use it. I bought a Buck Bros plane and tried to use it on an end-grain cutting board and the result was mostly fru...

05-29-2015 05:39 PM

Purpleheart for large furniture - 11 replies

I am planing on building a modern grandfather clock for my house. I was inspired by this design , and am replicating it. My current design is shown here: I was planning on using walnut. However, I was at the local hardwood store, and both purpleheart and ...

05-25-2015 11:11 PM

Grandfather Clock Design - 2 replies

I will be the first to admit that I know nothing about grandfather clocks, and practically the same about woodworking. However, I was inspired by a modern grandfather clock build, therefore I am jumping in head first. However, I am looking for a critique on my design. The drawings are available here. It is a simple rectangular case that w...

05-18-2015 11:13 PM

Craigslist Jet 10" Jointer/Planer - 7 replies

I have been keeping a keen eye on craigslist for a jointer. Unfortunately, I am in a small area and nothing has surfaced. I currently have a nice table saw, and a Dewalt 735 planer. However, it feels like the jointer is the last missing piece to be able to square up boards. The Jet JJP-10BTOS 10” Jointer/Planer popped up for $100. T...

05-15-2015 08:41 PM

Difference between SawStop Standard and Dado Insert - 14 replies

When I bought my SawStop PCS, the (uniformed) Woodcraft employee advised me that I needed a zero clearance insert to go with my saw. I soon discovered that it came with one, so I haven’t used it yet. However, I am looking at picking up a dado stack. However, I see SawStop offers two version of their inserts: https://sawstop.3dcarts...

05-12-2015 05:49 AM

SawStop Overarm Dust Collection Poor Performance - 14 replies

My wife really didn’t want me taking over the garage, but it appears to be going that way. However, she hates when I fill the place with dust. Understandably, nobody wants a car covered in dust. So, I built a DC using a Thein baffle, the Harbor Freight DC, and a Wynn filter. It seems like a pretty good setup. I have a SawStop PCS ...

05-04-2015 02:38 AM

JET Jointer Identification - 6 replies

Can someone identify the model of the jointer shown in the last picture of this craigslist posting: I have never been to a public auction, but if the price is right I would be interested in the jointer. The jointer is the “missing link” in my shop at the moment. I might swi...

04-10-2015 04:39 PM

36" or 52" Fence in Single Stall Garage - 25 replies

After viewing a few too many missing fingers online, I broke down and decided to buy a SawStop. I plan to pick it up tomorrow, and couldn’t be more excited. I decided to cry once, and get the 3 HP PCS. However, I have been really struggling with the 36” vs 52” fence option. I have a 3 car garage, about 25’x25̵...

04-07-2015 08:31 PM

SawStop PCS or ICS mobile base - 25 replies

I am planning on buy a SawStop PCS 3HP with a 52” fence. I am debating between the PCS or ICS mobile base. I work in my garage, so I will be moving it around a fair amount. It probably isn’t unreasonable to expect it to be stored against the wall, and rolled out for use. And, since I don’t have DC at the moment, I may roll...

04-07-2015 05:57 PM

SawStop Free Upgrade - 10 replies

Apparently I have now heard 1 too many horror stories of experienced woodworkers losing fingers. I am not an experienced woodworker, and value my fingers greater than $3000. Therefore, SawStop time. If I am going to do it, I am going to do it once. I am thinking the PCS 3HP, with 52” fence. I also want the mobility base. Without ...

02-17-2015 04:31 PM

End Grain Cutting Board using General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish - 21 replies

Hi All, I have spent the last couple of weeks working on my first end grain cutting board. There were plenty of lessons learned, but I applied the finish this weekend. I sanded the board to 400 grit. I used General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish, thinned approximately 50% using mineral spirits. I applied 3 coats, with light sanding using 00...

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