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07-20-2021 01:08 AM

Help repairing a roller stand - 23 replies

Hello All,I’m hoping someone has an idea to fix an old Rockler roller stand so that it doesn’t end up in the landfill. The threaded frame which accepts the tightening rod has stripped, making it worthless. I think the frame is aluminum. I have the tools and experience for woodworking, but no metal working skills. Sending this to a metal shop in ...

03-22-2021 02:56 AM

Milling strips from thin stock - 26 replies

I’ve had problems in the past getting clean rip cuts on the tablesaw when the stock I was using was not very wide. I have used feather boards or my Gripper push block, but my results were never consistently as good as when ripping from wider stock. It finally dawned on me in the middle of the night how to make this process easier; simply doub...

02-03-2020 05:08 AM

Setup for Sharpening with Sandpaper - 16 replies

Hello All,I’ve come up with a slight tweak of the sandpaper method for sharpening that might be of use to someone else. I’ve been using double-stick 3M films from Lee Valley attached to a 12” square marble tile with good results, with one frustrating problem. The adhesive works so well that it takes forever, and a lot of elbow grease, to scrape ...

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