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06-26-2020 09:01 AM

Options for cutting slots for door panels? - 19 replies

I have to build 16 cabinet doors… which is quite a bit. They are simple stile and rail doors, joined with loose tenons. Now I am wondering what would be the most efficient way to cut the grooves for the panels? I have done this before with a 1/4” upcut spiral bit on a router table. But I am wondering if a slotting cutter wouldn...

11-11-2019 10:52 PM

CNC Router Spindle Motor for router lift? - 3 replies

I am curious about CNC Router Spindle Motors. Some time in the future I want to build a new router table with an integrated router lift, and I am wondering why so few people have considered using a CNC Router Spindle Motor for that? What are the drawbacks? I have come across only one very neat router lift using that type of motor, here is a v...

10-21-2019 07:57 AM

Sizing drawers for cabinets - 18 replies

This may be a simple question, but if you don’t ask you will never know… When planning a cabinet with drawers, and the cabinet interior opening is 24”, do you make your drawers 24” wide, and once everything is done, plane them down to fit? Or do you deliberately make the drawers maybe 1/16” smaller on all side...

10-12-2019 04:37 AM

Woodpeck One-Time Tool: Setup Blocks - 31 replies

Hi there, I just thought I would share this here in case anyone missed it. Woodpeck now has re-issued their setup gauge block sets as a one-time tool: I have used gauge blocks for a few years now for many tasks where I wanted precision cuts etc. I find them extremely useful. In ...

10-09-2019 09:30 PM

Bridge City Tools—replacement blades years later available? - 16 replies

I must admit, many of the bridge city tools hand planes, whether the latest ones or legacy planes, are quite beautiful and oftentimes very cleverly designed. There is just one thing I wonder about, with all these limited production runs, what does one do when a blade needs to be replaced? For example… I really like the HP-6 model, but, ...

10-01-2019 08:35 PM

Jessem Clear Cut TS Stock Guides--pretty much convinced now... - 9 replies

After drooling over these guides for quite a bit, I finally bought them from Woodcraft (where there are priced $50 cheaper than anywhere else for some reason). Installed them on my SawStop fence and made a few test cuts. Now here is what I don’t quite get: In all the videos and comments I read, people keep mentioning how the stock guide...

06-27-2019 07:50 PM

DowelMax Drill Bit Size, cutting length - 2 replies

My dowelmax drill bit appears to have become a bit dull, and I am considering to replace it. I could just get one from Dowelmax, but there is something that always bothered me about their bit: There is more cutting length than needed. At least I think there is, maybe I am misunderstanding something. The problem is, that most of the time I ...

04-04-2019 08:16 AM

DIY Worksharp, motor questions & ideas - 35 replies

A bit of a background story, skip this if you are impatient :) Background StoryTo build a new workbench, I bought some salvaged wood from a 100 year old barn in Brazil. It was supposed to be Peruba Rosa, and maybe some Cumaru, the seller wasn’t sure. I got 3×5 pieces for the legs, which turned out to be Peruba Rosa. Beautiful, and moder...

11-02-2016 07:35 AM

Need help choosing my first re-saw blade - 29 replies

Hello, I finally decided to bite the bullet and should very soon receive a Hammer N4400 bandsaw. My current project is completely on hold because I need to resaw about 12 pieces of monkeypod 4/4 boards (I need 1/4” + wide boards). The problem I find now is, that the N4400 does not come with a blade, which is contrary to every othe...

02-19-2016 10:15 PM

UPS makes only one delivery attempt, so I told them I only make one pick-up attempt - 0 replies

A few weeks ago UPS started to only make one delivery attempt instead of two in my area. This was a big surprise and inconvenience to me, since I don’t have a car, and my UPS center is more than 20 minutes walking distance. If you get a 20+ pound package, that is no fun at all. Today it got even worse: they couldn’t find my pac...

02-01-2016 08:50 AM

How to make leather-capped handle? - 24 replies

Hello, as the topic states, I am wondering if anyone knows how to make a leather-capped chisel handle. I googled a bit, but nothing came up. I assume the leather itself doesn’t improve the handle too much… but just for aesthetics, and for the challenge, I’d like to know and try it… Here a pic of what I am talking...

01-11-2016 08:50 AM

Confused about air compressor fittings - 30 replies

Hello there, my sweet wife got me a nail gun combo (Freeman P4FRFNCB) which I wanted for a long time. She didn’t think about the air compressor though… I will probably go for the Dewalt DWFP55130 air compressor, ‘should be sufficient for finish nailing and the occasional framing. What I am confused about is what hose I...

11-07-2015 04:30 AM

Emergency on Planet Shellac! - 12 replies

I have been wiping on shellac on dozens of pieces in the past years, always successfully, except for a couple of very rare occasions: After the fourth layer or so of shellac, the shellac just comes off! And once that happened, that blank patch just won’t take on any new shellac! What’s going on here? My procedure:- hand-sand to...

10-11-2014 07:51 AM

1/8" kerf does not cut 1/8" kerf - 29 replies

I am a bit puzzled. I built a jig, sort of like a screw-advance box-joint jig, everything works just fine, but the joints turn out too loose. After checking any possible jig errors, I realized that my saw blade doesn’t cut an 1/8” kerf. It’s a Forrest Woodworker II, modified to FTG (to cut flat bottoms). The blade itself ...

10-18-2013 09:47 AM

How do I attach something to a square shaft??? - 36 replies

Hello, I recently acquired a nice 20” linear slide which I thought would be perfect for a screw-advanced type box joint jig. Everything is well, and I will start to build it soon, but I just cannot figure out how to attach a handwheel, or just anything, to that 1/4” square end of the lead screw? If you look at the picture you c...

12-08-2011 10:12 AM

US Farmers are missing out on millions of dollars - 5 replies

Hello dear lumberjocks, I am currently taking an “English composition, creative persuasion” course at my university, and thought it might be interesting to hear your opinions on an essay that I just finished. Here it goes: US Farmers are missing out on millions of dollars Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Addidas a...

11-29-2011 12:10 PM

Need math help... lumber prices in Europe - 10 replies

Hello, I was just wondering if someone could help me figure out what the approximate cost of a board foot of lumber is in Europe. I just want a rough number, so that I can get an idea. On this website there is a listing for birch wood, and the price is stated as 1.228,08 € per m3 So that is about 1,228 Euros per cubic meter (includin...

04-04-2011 02:05 AM

Workbench Design, critique and suggestions appreciated! - 16 replies

Not having a proper workbench at all will hopefully be a thing of the past soon. I have been spending a lot of time reading about different workbench designs, and browsing lumberjocks and other places to check out what others have built. Here is my design so far: I consider myself still fairly new to woodworking, so I want to r...

08-28-2010 05:47 AM

T-Joint completely loose, need advise on how to fix it (pictures) - 7 replies

Hello fellow lumberjocks, a few years ago I bought a wood-slab coffee table. While the wood (teak) is really beautiful, the craftsmanship is rather sloppy. Over time the t-join that was used at the base of the table became very loose, and the table just wiggles around like crazy. I was wondering what your suggestions are on how to approach...

03-26-2010 06:37 AM

Door casing--need some help - 15 replies

I decided to do all the trimming in my house by myself. I have studied a few books and have a pretty good idea how it should be done. But I have never done it, so bare with me please… My Questions:1) Plane or sand door jamb flush?The door jamb and dry wall are not flush in most places (old house). It’s off by about 1/8” here...

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