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09-23-2020 06:58 PM

FAIL - Flush Routing Western Red Cedar - 11 replies

For some outdoor furniture, I made templates out of MDF, then rough cut the pieces out of WRC. I cut the pieces a little larger than the template because I intended to use a flush cut router bit and the templates as guides. I have done this procedure with hardwoods with no problems. Well, the WRC splits badly when routing with the grain. I ru...

01-15-2020 03:01 PM

Western Red Cedar - Do I Fill Knotholes? - 5 replies

Hi, I’m making outdoor furniture with Western Red Cedar. It is my first time using WRC, except for putting up a fence. Do I need to fill the knotholes with CA glue? I will be staining the finished furniture if that makes a difference. I’m going to try to avoid knotholes, but it is near impossible to have completely clear pieces. ...

01-02-2020 06:08 PM

What Screws for Outdoor Furniture? - 14 replies

Hi, I’m building some outdoor furniture with Western Red Cedar. Should I use stainless steel screws or coated deck screws? Or, something else? Thanks! Thanks

01-12-2018 08:47 PM

Top of Table Saw Dust Collection - Advice Needed - 7 replies

I have a job site table saw that is built into a DIY table saw/router table bench thingy. The main dust collection under the saw is good using a 4” hose. But, I throw sawdust everywhere from the top of the table, especially when cutting very thin cuts. For example, lets say my workpiece is a little too wide and I remove a kerf’s widt...

01-08-2018 10:15 PM

Can my 110v Jobsite Table Saw be Rewired for 220v? - 16 replies

I have a Delta jobsite table saw which I use in my garage shop only. I would like to change it to 220v if possible and I have 220 in my garage. If it is possible, what is the wiring configuration? Thanks!

12-31-2017 12:20 AM

Plenum Box or Flexible Hose to Connect Dust Collector Filter - 2 replies

I’m finally upgrading my dust collection and I need some advice. I’m attaching a Super Dust Deputy XL and a Wynn Environmental filter to a Shop Fox 2HP motor/housing. I will not be using the original filter pan part. Wynn mentions using a plenum box between the housing and the filter. They even suggest using carpet remnants to lin...

12-15-2017 02:07 AM

Dust Collection for Mobile Tools - 6 replies

I have a 2-car garage shop and most power tools are on wheels. I struggle so much with dust collection. I just use a Ridgid Vac, a Dust Deputy, and 5 gallon buckets. I am constantly hooking up and unhooking hoses. How should I handle dust collection with mobile tools? I’m willing to buy a better system but I don’t know how I would...

12-07-2017 08:46 PM

Side Sniped - 3 replies

I have a weird issue with me Dewalt DW734 planer. It seems to be cutting lower on the left side (when feeding). And by lower, I don’t mean a gradual slope…it’s like snipe, but on the side. The board is flat but about an inch from the left edge it has about 1/16” more removed. There is a moderately steep slope to the part with the extra material ...

11-10-2017 04:29 PM

Build Your Own Lathe - 2 replies

Hey Turners… I was wondering how to build a lathe…now I know! First, get rid of your shoes. Second… View on YouTube OK…maybe this is not the safest way. Sorry, I am addicted to these videos. Mark

11-06-2017 04:25 PM

Who Needs OSHA? - 11 replies

Check this out! Not safe at all but man they can crank it out! Mother of all tenoning jigs at 7:15. No tenoning jig needed at 12:23. https://youtu.be/ypdE5ryNyvM

10-31-2017 04:28 PM

Who Actually Makes Table Saw Brands? - 39 replies

I have learned so much from all of you on this site. One thing I am curious about is who and where table saws ( and probably other power tools) are manufactured. I am wondering if there are really only a couple of manufacturers and the tools are just rebranded. For example, I know Grizzly and Shopfox are basically the same company. Some of...

10-27-2017 11:42 PM

Dewalt 734 Planer - Roller Stops - 21 replies

Please help if you can. I have a Dewalt 734 and it has been working fine. Today, the roller stops when wood touches it. The roller is turning when there is no load on it. But, with the slightest pressure from a piece of wood, it stops and therefore the wood is not fed through. I have:- changed the blades (reversed them to the new side)- waxed...


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