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04-07-2021 11:26 PM

Change of Routine + Complacency = Injury - 17 replies

I was using my bandsaw to make a cut for a kayak cradle that changed angle over the length of the cut. I adjusted the angle of the table during the cut to minimize the waste I’d need to remove with my grinder later. (Bad idea…) My dust collector hood covers the blade under the table. Unfortunately, I had to remove the ...

04-17-2015 02:40 PM

Dust Collection on the Leigh Dovetail Jig - 0 replies

I recently upgraded to a Festool plunge router due due to its dust collection capabilities. With the router hood catching chips from the top and the Leigh VRS vacuum and router support catching chips on the bottom, my basement shop remains very clean after dovetailing a bank of drawers!

04-17-2015 01:33 PM

Heirloom Dining Room Set Handed Off to Next Generation - 4 replies

The Thos. Moser dining room set I built in the mid-90’s is now in my daughter’s possession. We had a very open floor plan home built and didn’t include a breakfast nook. That left me with an extra table and chairs. My daughter and son-in-law moved into an apartment that was big enough to receive this set recently. I ...

12-05-2014 05:19 AM

New Shop Almost Operational! - 3 replies

The move from Florida to Minnesota has been a long process. I packed up my shop and stored it in a shed in September 2013 when we moved to an apartment and waited for our house to be built. We moved into the house in June and after a fun duck hunting season ended…woodworking season began! I now own a 2,100 square foot ranch with a ful...

05-11-2014 09:11 PM

It's Been Too Long Since I've Stirred Up Project Dust... - 4 replies

We’re in the process of moving from FL to MN. We sold our house in FL back in October and have been living in an apartment in FL since then. I underestimated how much I would miss my shop! Thankfully I was able to rent a one-car garage at our apartment complex and kept from going totally stir crazy by renovating a kayak I built back in ...

04-06-2013 04:40 AM

Have You Cleaned Your Dust Collector Filter Lately? - 16 replies

I use an early (1994 vintage) 1 1/2 hp Oneida dust collector with a cartridge filter located in a shielded area within the cyclone itself. The lower half of the cyclone must be removed to reach the filter. You can’t see the condition of the filter as you can on the newer set-ups. I guess I hadn’t cleaned the filter since installin...

02-24-2013 02:41 AM

Lumber Storage Racks Are Full - 5 replies

I was getting low on project wood, so I ordered 245 board feet of cherry, ash, and poplar from Steve Wall Lumber in NC. I received the wood yesterday and it absolutely filled my lumber storage racks. The shipping documents said it weighed 885 pounds. I hope my wall doesn’t tip over! Once my wife and I have agreed on the next batch of...

01-03-2013 08:00 PM

Need Advice on Complicated Rocking Chair Assembly - 8 replies

I’m a day or two out from assembling the upper half of a New Gloucester rocking chair that has 14 back spindles. Here are a few photos of the upper half dry assembled with the prototype top crest (the back curve isn’t cut on the prototype.) I’m able to insert one spindle at a time in the prototype by pushing the spind...

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