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06-14-2022 10:34 PM

Toilet Wax Ring As lubricant For Tablesaw Crosscut Sled - 16 replies

I need to lubricate my tablesaw crosscut sled to help it slide easier.I have paraffin available but was wondering if anybody has used a wax toilet ring as a lubricant.I reinstalled a toilet a few years ago and bought an extra ring.

04-18-2022 01:19 PM

Ken Horner Wood Working Books - 0 replies

Anybody have the Ken Horner book Woodworkers’ Essential Facts or More Woodworkers’ Essential Facts?Would you recommend either of the books? Also, does the ‘More’ book cover what’s in the first book or should I start with the first book?Thank You,

02-08-2022 03:57 PM

Thien Baffle Pre-Separator Question - 3 replies

I made a Thien pre-separator using a 20 gallon metal trash can. My question is how to tell when the can needs to be emptied. I have seen where a hole has been cut in the side of the can and a plexiglass ‘window’ installed. Saw another where a rod was inserted through the lid and had a flat pad on the bottom of the rod. The rod ha...

02-01-2022 04:36 PM

Parallel Clamps - 16 replies

I’m making some cope and stick cabinet doors. I have some F style clamps but they are kind of a pain to use for gluing/squaring the cabinet doors.I know the Harbor Freight parallel (aluminum rail) clamps aren’t the best. Do you think they would work well enough for this type of project. I did see a video where a piece of wood was i...

12-30-2021 11:32 PM

Cabinet Door Rail and Stile Joint Is A Little Loose - 6 replies

I’m making some cabinet doors with rail and stile joints. Using Red Oak for the rails and stiles and a 1/4” plywood panel. The doors are 34” X 15”. The rails and stiles are 2” wide and 3/4” thick. One of the joints is a little loose and I’m looking for suggestions on how to tighten it. Maybe a verr...

09-26-2021 12:45 PM

Imperial Oscillating MultiTool Blades - 6 replies

Anybody use Imperial Oscillating Multi Tool Blades? I have a Bosch tool and have used Bosch blades almost exclusively. I’m wondering about the Imperial blade quality.

09-18-2021 05:57 PM

I need a 50 foot 12/3 extension cord for running power tools outdoors - 22 replies

I’ve been looking for a 50 foot 12/3 extension cord for power tool use. The USA made contractor grade cords are twice the price of what I am assuming are lighter grade offshore cords. Plus there are quite a few manufacturers.Can you recommend a good manufacturer and their product. I don’t mind paying for high end stuff but do I re...

08-31-2021 06:09 PM

Shop Vac For Household Use Recomendations - 2 replies

I’m in need of a new vacuum cleaner for regular vacuuming of my house. All surfaces are hardwood or sheet vinyl so I don’t need carpet tools. I’m thinking that a good shop vac would work and be less expensive than a regular vaccum cleaner.5 – 6 gallons should be big enough. Would like something not too noisy and have r...

08-24-2021 02:42 PM

Rafter Hook For Sidewinder Circular Saw - 4 replies

I recently bought a SKILSAW SPT67M8-01 sidewinder circular. I would like to add a rafter hook. It seems that rafter hooks are designed for Worm Drive circular saws. I contacted SKIL but the only rafter hook they make is for their Worm Drives.Anybody know of a rafter hook that will work with my sidewinder?There is a company that manufacturers ...

08-18-2021 04:38 PM

Unable To Remove Harbor Freight Ratcheting Bar Clamp/Spreader Head To Convert To Spreader - 3 replies

I have a Harbor Freight Ratcheting Bar Clamp/Spreader. I removed the screw and nut from the fixed head in order to reverse both the fixed head and ratcheting piece to use as a spreader. The fixed head will not slide off and I’m afraid that I might damage it if I apply too much pressure.Anybody ever deal with this?I know these aren’...

08-15-2021 02:58 PM

Installing T Nuts In Red Oak - 12 replies

I’m making a a jig part out of Red Oak and need to install a T Nut. I’ve used T Nuts in softer woods and sometimes the T Nut prongs would bend. Any suggestions on installing the T Nuts in the Red Oak? Other brands of T Nuts or alternatives to T Nuts? I’ve seen T Nuts that secure with screws instead of prongs.Thank You

05-11-2021 10:53 PM

Wood Glue, Contact Cement, or Construction Adhesive to Attach 1/4" Plywood End Panels to Cabinet - 4 replies

I’m trying to decide how to attach 1/4” plywood end panels to a plywood wall cabinet that I am in process of building. The cabinet ends are 36” tall and 13” wide. I will make the end panels oversized and use a router and flush trim bit after attaching them.Advice based on experience, please.

03-25-2021 12:40 PM

Toggle clamps for woodworking jigs - 7 replies

What styles and sizes do you find most useful and flexible for table saw and router table jigs? Any particular brands?

03-24-2021 08:01 PM

dust collector makes a loud metallic bang when it is coming to a stop - 10 replies

I have a Delta 1 1/2 HP Dust Collector. When I shut it off and it is coming to a stop there is a loud metallic bang. I’m assuming this isn’t normal and am wondering if anybody knows what is causing this and what the fix might be.Thank You

02-16-2021 08:04 PM

Router Guide Bushing Question - 9 replies

A few years ago I bought an inexpensive set of Porter Cable Style router guide bushings from Harbor Freight. I’ve used them on several projects and they have worked well. I’ve seen guide bushings from other manufacturers for a lot more $. What do you get for more $? Is there a difference in quality or materials that make them wor...

02-15-2021 10:42 PM

Should I Use Shelf Pin Sleeves? - 12 replies

I’m building a face frame wall cabinet that will have adjustable shelves supported on their ends with shelf pins. The cabinet will be made from 3/4” cabinet grade plywood. The shelves will also be made from 3/4” plywood with a hardwood edge sized per The Sagulator. Is there much, if any, benefit to using shelf pin sleeves?

02-07-2021 01:24 PM

Router Bit Brand Recommendations - 18 replies

Most of my router bits are Infinity with 1/2” shanks. I recently bought a compact router that only accepts 1/4” shanks. Infinity would be my first choice but for small orders their shipping costs are very expensive. Most of my router use is on cabinet grade plywood, solid red oak, and softer woods e.g. popular.Would appreciate add...

02-01-2021 11:57 PM

What Length Screws To Reinforce Plywood Cabinet Joints - 19 replies

I’m making a hanging wall cabinet out of 3/4” cabinet grade red oak plywood with red oak face frame. The cabinet will be 36 ” tall X 36” wide X 12” deep. The shelves will be adjustable. I will hang it via a French Cleat. I plan to attach the top and bottom to the sides with biscuits and reinforce these joints wit...

01-16-2021 03:35 PM

Dust Collection For A Circular Saw - 8 replies

I bought a Skilsaw Southpaw Sidewinder Circular Saw, SPT67M8-01. The saw does not have a dust port and I would like to be able to use it indoors during the winter months. It’s a great saw but throws quite a bit of dust. Any ideas on dust collection? Thank You.

12-31-2020 10:38 PM

Wall Cabinet Face Frame Question - 3 replies

I’ve seen several print articles and youtube videos on wall cabinet /face frame construction and have a question. Some say that the top surface of the bottom rail should be flush with the top surface of the bottom shelf and some say that the top surface of the bottom rail should be 1/16” proud of the top surface of the bottom shelf....

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