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12-04-2017 03:09 AM

Thoughts on Replacing the Shop Vac with Oneida’s Dust Cobra - 2 replies

The existing 1987 Craftsman Shop Vac equipped with the Oneida Dust Deputy seems to be wearing out so it is time to consider a replacement. My options are to 1) buy another shop vac; cheap and easy, 2) buy a dust extractor and reuse the Dust Deputy separator; more expensive than the shop vac option, or 3) buy the Oneida Dust Cobra; the most expe...

07-12-2017 01:48 AM

Options for Mounting a Pull-out Spice Rack in an Upper Cabinet? - 6 replies

My question is what are my options for mounting a pull-out spice rack in an upper cabinet? The hot wall cabinetry set to the left of the electric range. Hot wall cabinetry consists of a tower cabinet that houses the microwave. Between the tower cabinet and the range are a base cabinet and an upper cabinet. The overall height of the upper c...

12-26-2016 07:25 PM

Opinions About ROS Norton ProSand MULTI-AIR Hook & Sand Disc - 1 reply

I recently came across Norton ProSand MULTI-AIR Hook & Sand Discs for the random orbital sander and wonder how these discs perform and how long they last. I recently switched from Mirka Bulldog Gold sanding discs to Mirka Abranet discs. I found, as others have stated in reviews, that the Abranet mesh screen is an outstanding performer fo...

11-21-2016 02:49 PM

Another Table Saw with Blade Safe Technology - 7 replies

While watching Ask This Old House, I saw a segment of interest to anyone considering a new table saw with the blade safe technology – where when flesh contacts the blade the table saw blade reacts to prevent injury. Evidently when the saw blade detects flesh, the blade drops below the table without damaging the blade. The safety device can be ...

08-04-2016 04:54 PM

Need Help Sizing a Refrigerator Surrounding Cabinet - 17 replies

My question is whether I have sized the opening of a refrigerator surrounding cabinet correctly. I expect that one day the existing side by side refrigerator will conk out and have to be replaced. I would prefer to avoid the headache of having to modify the refrigerator surrounding cabinet because I built the cabinet opening be too small to ...

07-09-2016 09:45 PM

My Attempt to Keep Unused Blast Gates Closed - 6 replies

I really appreciate the CV1800 cyclone dust collector setting in my shop. However, I really do not like dancing through the shop opening and closing blast gates. I know there are automated blast gate systems, but I am too cheap and lazy to install these, so I will keep dancing. The problem I seem to have is that I sometimes leave one or mor...

05-18-2016 02:06 AM

Questions Regarding Treating 3000 bf of Red Oak from Power Post Beetles - 3 replies

A few years ago I rescued a large quantity of red oak from being out in the weather at the lumber yard. It has been stickered in 3 sided shed ever since. Recently I noticed what appears to be recent powder post beetle activity. My plan is to un-stack the lumber and spray all sides with either TimBor or BoraCare. TimBor is a borate salt whil...

03-13-2016 03:27 AM

Steel In-Feed Roller and Segmented Cutter Head Planer Upgrade Questions - 4 replies

I hope to hear opinions regarding the advantages or disadvantages of the serrated steel infeed roller for the surface planer. Also any comments regarding the disadvantages of the segmented planer cutting head are welcome. I worry about rippling from this style of head and the effect of any rippling on joinery and face to face glue-ups. I ha...

02-22-2016 03:14 AM

Are Dead Flush Panel Glue-Up Edge Joints Possible? - 16 replies

I have glued-up countless board into larger slabs for shelves, table tops, and raised panels. However, I have yet to achieve perfectly flush edge joints, though I have come close but not consistently. While not as critical for table tops and shelves, I often need several panels that have the same finished thickness, preferably ¾”. Flushing up...

02-10-2016 02:19 AM

Is it Time to Replace that Router Collet? - 15 replies

Today I was finishing up the carcase of a base cabinet of a two piece china hutch. I decided to add a subtle detail, a lambs tongue, to the outside corners of the face frame. I grabbed the Dewalt 621 plunge router and chucked up a 45 degree chamfer bit, set the depth just right and began routing. The first corner looked good. I made a coup...

01-06-2016 02:23 AM

LED Shop Lighting Upgrade - 21 replies

Problem. In August 2015, I purchased the CV 1800 Cyclone Dust Collector. Therefore installation of 6” duct work throughout my 2 car attached garage workshop was needed. The workshop is about 450 square feet with an 8’ 5” high ceiling. Since there are trusses running every which way, installing duct work in the attic was not an option. The d...

11-21-2015 04:05 AM

Grizzly G0636X - 17" Ultimate Bandsaw Review - 3 replies

Purchase. I have been woodworking as a hobby since 1985, but never owned a bandsaw – until now. Previously, I re-sawed on the table saw and used the jig saw & router for curved cuts. Before making my bandsaw purchase, I saved my money and researched bandsaws. I considered 14” to 19” bandsaws from every manufacturer I could find, eliminat...

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