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04-13-2018 05:09 PM

Old Miter Box - 6 replies

I picked up this old miter box from a local Habitat for Humanity Restore, the only identifying mark I see is the HWI label on the front. I am just wondering if I am using this miter box correctly. The fellow at the store said that a back saw is used with this box like I have pictured above. Is this correct? Is there anything missing from ...

03-06-2018 01:18 AM

Fixing Up Old Saws - 3 replies

I have these old hand saws and was wondering if they are worth fixing up, I would like to do more with hand tools. If they are worth the effort, what are some good steps to take to restore them? Thank for any help or advice you can provide!

02-18-2018 07:26 PM

Two Pieces, or One Whole Piece? - 13 replies

I am building a a corner book shelf for my parents and I am unsure as to how to style the shelves. It will be in an “L” shape and I am torn between cutting a longer piece and pairing it with a shorter, or cutting the entire “L” from the plywood. I was concerned about grain direction if the shelves were cut out as a solid piece. I am planning ...

01-28-2018 03:18 AM

Table Saw Belt Wobble - 19 replies

Today I made some covers for the back of my contractor table saw, they simply attach with magnets and have gaps cut out to fit around the belts. I noticed during this project that the belts on my table saw seem to wobble an excessive amount. I tried to photograph the difference between when they are stationary (last bel...

01-26-2018 01:55 AM

Brad Nail Blowout - 40 replies

I was installing some trim on a dvd shelf I am working on and I had 2 brad nails go wonky on me and punch through the birch veneer on the plywood. I was careful to line my gun up properly so that the chiseled tip of the nail had plenty of room to veer off, but it still happened. How can I fix this? One of them is not so bad, but the other was qu...

01-21-2018 12:44 AM

Which Dado Stacks do You Use? - 43 replies

I recently purchased an Irwin Marples dado stack from a big box store for $100. I love it’s performance so far and I am very happy that I chose this one over the less expensive options. It leaves nice crisp edges when used with a zero clearance insert and the storage case is plenty sturdy. This is the first dado stack I have owned or even used, ...

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