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09-08-2020 09:21 PM

Assembly/Workbench Caster Advice - 6 replies

Hi all, it has been a while since I posted here. We got moved to Georgia into a rental house but in the process 2 of the casters broke off of my assembly table ( The legs are made out of 2 pieces of MDF at 90 degrees to form a leg, and the casters were mounted to the legs with inside brackets. I knew ...

05-27-2020 06:47 PM

No more woodworking for a hoo :-( - 0 replies

Well, i was laid off early April so started my retirement about a year earlier than I had planned. My wife and I had been considering moving to the Atlanta area when I retired but I didn’t think that would be for a while yet (I have been saying “in about 2-3 years” for the last several years!). So we decided now was as good of ...

05-07-2020 09:12 PM

Selling Entire Shop Large Tools (Austin TX) - 2 replies

Well it looks like we will be moving soon and need to sell our house so the large tools must go (cheaper to sell and buy again than to move them). I don’t have anything too fancy but all tools are in good to excellent working condition, and have been bought by me since fall 2018 (some were bought new, some used). Delta 36-725 10” ...

05-04-2020 08:49 PM

Delta 36-725 Table Saw Motor Died! - 15 replies

I was cutting box joints with a dado set and the motor bogged down (I guess I was going too fast) and then it just stopped completely. The switch now doesn’t do anything at all (no sound or humming). I checked the extension cord and it seems to work with a trim router. I found the little red reset button on the bottom of the motor housing ...

11-22-2019 11:30 PM

Advice on Doweling Jig - 20 replies

Hi everybody, looking for a little advice that I am sure the knowledgeable folks here can answer. I am building table leaves for an extension table and am having problems drilling the dowel holes for the locating pins. I have 2 cheaper doweling jigs (Milescraft and General) that are useful for different purposes but each has its own issues. The ...

11-17-2019 10:52 PM

First Commission! - 22 replies

Hi everybody, I just started on my new hobby less than a year ago and already got my first commission! A lady in the neighborhood asked for a woodworker to make some leaves for her dining table to use at thanksgiving, and I volunteered to give it a try. She wants about 45” of additional space, and the leaves for her table which she already...

10-17-2019 07:49 PM

How best to fill scar (crack) in walnut panel - 11 replies

I am finishing up on the walnut top for an entry bench but the side that I want to use for the top has a scar about 2” long (but not deep) that I like (gives it character) but how should I fill it before finishing (or should I even try)? I have attached photos of the top and the scar. I am planning on finishing with 3 coats of Danish oil f...

07-21-2019 05:39 PM

Advice needed please! - 18 replies

I am in the process of working out the details for an entry hall bench but every time I think I am done something else comes up due to my lack of experience. It will be built with end frames and solid panels attached with stretchers. This morning I was about to cut the legs and start on the joinery when I realized that the face grain on the legs...

07-19-2019 11:39 PM

Do Freud router bits have a protective coating? - 7 replies

I bought a Freud 75-106 upcut spiral router bit from a seller on eBay but it arrived with no coating and considerable rust on the shaft. I have never bought this brand before but all of the other router bits I have bought have had an oil or plastic-like protective coating. I sent a message to the seller about the rust.

06-27-2019 08:36 PM

Finish for entry bench - 7 replies

I am still new to wood finishes (have only used Watco Danish oil so far on my projects). I am going to be building a storage bench with open shelves for the entry and will be making it from red oak for the frame/shelves and walnut for the top. I am going to be spending a lot of time working on new (to me) joinery (mortise and tenon plus bridle j...

06-22-2019 03:31 PM

Wood combo suggestions please - 22 replies

I am planning to build a shoe storage bench for our entryway and could use some advice on what woods go together well. I have some red oak that I was planning to use for the frame and was thinking walnut would look good for the top, but I am certainly open to other suggestions. I asked at my local Woodcraft and got suggestions for walnut, padauk...

05-27-2019 09:26 PM

How best to drill finger holds? - 7 replies

I am building a case of drawers as depicted in the book Woodworking 101 section was n “Building Tool Storage”. I am still relatively new to woodworking and need to drill finger holds in 14 drawer fronts (the drawers have not been assembled). I only have an 8” bench top drill press and need to make them all the same. Also what size should they be...

05-13-2019 01:13 AM

Need a Track Saw - Has DeWalt been Discontinued? - 11 replies

Hi, I am in the market for a track saw that is decent but doesn’t break the bank. I have been using the clamped straightedge approach, and I have attempted to make a circular saw guide but with disappointing results. I had decided on the Makita but recently I have been seeing the DeWalt at reduced prices, and many places no longer have the...

05-09-2019 03:06 PM

Beginner Mini/Midi Lathe - WEN 3420T? - 3 replies

I know most of the recommendations here are for Rikon and Jet, but does anybody know anything about the WEN lathes? I ask because the price is so tempting, but I will skip it if it is a waste of money. I got into woodworking as a hobby late last year but have never used a lathe. At this point I don’t even know what I would do specifically,...

05-07-2019 08:07 PM

Need new upper wheel for Jet bandsaw - 11 replies

I have a 14” Jet JWBS-14X bandsaw (not the DXPRO) with a crooked upper wheel. Does anybody know if the wheels that you purchase from the online vendors include the bearing, or is that separate? Jet says that my saw is the same as the JWBS-14DX and the part number listed in my owner’s manual is 100186. I don’t seen the bearing l...

04-20-2019 08:18 PM

Dust Collection for newer Craftsman Jointer - 5 replies

I recently bought a Craftsman jointer from CL that is almost new (even has the manual!) and just installed new blades. It works perfectly but has no dust collection at all, just spews loads of shavings on the floor everywhere around it. The jointer itself appears to be very similar to the Ridgid but the cabinet is very different. I would like to...

04-05-2019 01:05 AM

Bandsaw issues - 1 reply

Hi, I bought a used Jet 14” bandsaw a few months ago and am just now getting around to getting it going again. It came with a 1/8” blade and I just installed a 3/8” blade. This is my first ever bandsaw so please be patient with me. When I bought it I noticed that the blade was tracking off somewhat and it looked like the top wh...

04-01-2019 01:31 AM

Jet JJ-8CS Needs Motor -Cost? - 21 replies

I found a listing for a Jet 8” jointer with a bad motor and was wondering how much a replacement would cost. I know Jet lists the motor for $553 but surely it can be done for less. He is asking $500 and it is an older blue model which appears to be in decent shape from the pictures. What would be the worth of something like this and how much ...

03-22-2019 05:11 PM

Pricing advice on a Jet JJ-6CSDX Jointer - 10 replies

I have been looking for a jointer for quite a while. Most of what I see on CL is old and worn out or astronomically priced. I have found what appears to be a nice Jet jointer (white paint) near me, but they are asking $700 for it, which I think is way too much. A grizzly 8” was listed recently for $490 and has been marked SOLD. Is $500 a r...

03-21-2019 08:59 PM

I need to add 3" to my assmebly/outfeed table - 4 replies

I built the table when I had a DeWalt DW745 job site table saw, and now I have replaced it with a Delta 36-725 which is a good 3” taller. I am looking for suggestions on how best to do this. My first thought was making making 2 runners (one for each end of the table) the same width as the table made from gluing 2 pieces of 2×4 togethe...

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