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11-08-2020 10:37 AM

Thickness inconsistencies - 8 replies

So I’ve procrastinated spending the time to ho over a used Jet 20” I picked up some months ago. I know the previous owner had it set up poorly, but again, time has been tight so have managed to use it as is. Recently a grabbed a very lightly used 19-38 for a great deal on CL and I was milling up some hard maple for a cutting board. In making the...

03-17-2020 08:42 PM

Bad tear-out on helical head - need advice - 8 replies

Here’s the back story – I recently was able to acquire a used 20” Jet helical. When I checked out before purchasing I did realize it was far from well tuned, but in the end it was sound and all the major area were in good working order. At this point I’ve only cleaned it up, waxed beds and adjusted bed rollers since th...

09-22-2019 11:55 PM

Milling - Red Oak - 4 replies

My wife’s uncle is having this Red Oak taken down and is offering up whatever I want to have milled. I’m not completely adverse to red oak, but have been looking up QSRO and that I can say I’m attracted to that. Few of the guys projects on here where stunning, Campd I believe was one user and he had some awesome work. Based on the size of th...

05-09-2019 10:47 PM

Elm - any good for woodworking? - 7 replies

Unfortunately I identified last year that I am losing elm trees and this year I’ve identified just how many and it’s rather upsetting. It’s what I believe is called Dutch Elm Disease and it’s another pesky insect causing all this damage. My question is has anyone worked with Elm, is it a decent wood to work with? Haven’t yet even googled it a...

01-04-2019 12:54 PM

NEED HELP - project just cupped... - 7 replies

Building a small table for a couple of chair a family friend had from when her daughters were kids. She now has grand kids and needed a table. The table had a slight cup that was present day after glue up, but nothing serious. The base is attached with d-nuts and over sized holes to allow for some movement. This would’ve allowed a small cu...

01-01-2019 10:37 PM

Tool purchase advice... - 6 replies

Happy New Year! Just looking for anyone to chime in with any input/advice with my current situation. I’ve been selling off some tools lately and saving any side money for new tools. Here’s where I’m at… Just sold my PM 141 (along with other tools as well FYI) as I wanted to upgrade to something that offered resaw po...

12-13-2018 12:21 AM

Help setting up jointer tables... - 5 replies

Few months back now I picked up a 12” Bridgewood Jointer which I was/am pretty thrilled with. It was a great find and I have been anxious to get it up and running. Here is the link to when I picked up and was trying to decide on RPC or VFD. Went with the RPC. After setting up last weekend I wanted...

08-22-2018 12:36 AM

Bridgewood 12” Jointer BW-12JC - 18 replies

Just picked up a new jointer and I’m pretty pumped. Have been looking for a used 8” option (I have a 6” Delta) but haven’t had much luck for a year or so now. Almost every morning I do a quick C.L. search and this last weekend I did some searching outside of my area. Ended up seeing a 12” Bridgewood that just came up. That night I reached out an...

08-13-2018 12:26 AM

Bunch of free lumber...has bugs - 11 replies

Good friend of mines grandfather had passed some time ago. Family has decided to simply get rid of some things at this point, no one is a woodworker, or wanting anything else. Today I got a load of lumber, ton of red oak and some pine I believe. That was all sitting outside stickered and tarped. No doubt it has some insects in it. How do you ...

04-04-2018 03:09 PM

Child size table - looking for dimensions... - 11 replies

Hi, My business partner recently just had his second child, two girls now! His other is only around 3 years old. What I wanted to do was make small table for her and her new sister to have and be able to use/play with in their basement etc. Need to see what dimensions others have used and successfully. I’m planning a simple bench to go ...

11-21-2017 12:37 PM

Lie-Nielsen - Black Friday? - 4 replies

Looking to make a purchase and wondering if it would be best to wait for a sale, if they run sales for Black Friday. Anyone know if they do? Thanks!

08-18-2017 12:22 PM

North East Ohio - Help Learning Hand Planes - 5 replies

Morning, Not sure if anyone has ever, or would be willing, but I’d really like to get some help on learning a few basics with hand planes. I’m sure as with everything it take a leap to get started, but for whatever reason I haven’t been able to get going. I’d prefer to get some advice (I learn best sometimes just seein...

06-23-2017 01:38 PM

5hp - PM 66 - What blades do you run? - 23 replies

So the new saw is in and ready to work. Got the 220 extension cord and new outlet ran last night, what a hummmmm…. Few initial needs I want to approach quickly. First was better riving knife/splitter and Shark Guard seems to be where I’ve landed. My need for help is on what splitter thickness to get. Since the shark guard set up i...

06-20-2017 06:50 PM

PM 66 - Arbor Nut Issues - 9 replies

Not sure how to state clearly so I took a video. Briefly put, arbor nut will not release. Came off ever so slightly, just enough for blade to spin free, however, I can’t get it to go anywhere further. When I spin the nut the entire arbor spins and the nut doesn’t loosen. I have no flats on the arbor itself and I’m feeling stump...

06-14-2017 12:47 AM

Powermatic 66 - 26 replies

Hey guys, so appears to be many threads on this saw, but here’s another. Just looking for any obvious information (apologies for not having more information now) on the saw in this picture. Met with the guy today. It’s been his saw and only used at home. Typical story, elderly and no longer able to use, really great guy. It&...

05-31-2017 11:16 AM

Door edge profiles... - 1 reply

Working on a dresser and looking to see if anyone has some feedback on there go to edge profiles bits, or just their finishing technique in general. Any details would be great. I’m making raised panels for drawer fronts FYI. Thanks!

05-24-2017 02:57 PM

Blum Undermount Soft Close - Tips/tricks/videos/anything to help... - 21 replies

Hey Guys, Working on a dresser build and goal is to use some Blum under mount soft close slides. Never worked with them and looking to see if anyone has some help. Looking for feedback on jigs to hold, videos that have been helpful, or any real life experience. I’ll keep it short and to that, any help would be appreciated.

12-29-2016 12:56 PM

Dimensioning Lumber - Can I plane through thickness last? - 4 replies

Hey Guys, assuming this is okay – looking for someone with experience to tell me yes, or no. My planer leaves a much nice finish than my jointer as this time. What I’m wanted to do is this – flatten face, joint, clean other on TS and then plane to thickness just above my desired thickness. Now what I want to do is flip board ov...

12-24-2016 09:18 PM

Wormy Maple - 4 replies

Today I got a load of wormy maple and what appears to be a good deal – need to make some drawer fronts and various finishing parts for new shop projects. I’ve never worked with it before and therefore never finished it. Looking for any advice on finishing products, techniques, etc. Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas!

12-09-2016 09:37 PM

How much space behind table saw? - 11 replies

Hey guys, finally getting new shop at my house going. Running my dust collection and everything is based around the idea of being somewhat mobile/flexible from the blast gate on. Router, planer, jointer, etc. all will be stored against south wall. Table saw a will be positioned central to everything paired with 6’X4’ outfeed (to be b...

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