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08-21-2011 06:41 AM

scrapers revisited - 5 replies

well i have been really on the hand tool a bandwagon lately and have baught my first to planes scrapers and some water stones and honing leather. Well today i stopped at my local woodcraft and purchased a woodriver 80 cabinet scraper. I’m really trying to get a hang of this thing but just like the hand planes no luck. I did notice that un...

08-19-2011 05:31 AM

hand plane newbie help - 16 replies

just purchased my first decent planes. a no4 stanley and a low angle stanley block plane. well i have done some research and did my homework.I want to get a hang of my block plane first so this is the one i worked on. I however did not flatten the sole as the dealer who sold me it said “thats only for used planes and new cheapos”? ...

08-17-2011 07:05 AM

card scaper frustration - 12 replies

Just bought a card scraper and have never used one before. i’ve watched videos on sharpening them with stones and then burnishing them and i saw a few videos where that all they do is file the edge. Well, none of these techniques are working for me. I feel that i may have a small burr, but i cannot get the scraper sharp. how sharp is sharp...

08-11-2011 11:26 PM

belt sander help - 10 replies

I am building my first shaker inspired dresser and the project calls for a panel glue up for the sides. Well, i did this and after the glue dries i noticed a little dip in the middle. So i went to the HD and purchased a rigid belt sander. Needless to say i ruined my 1 side for the dresser. im not sure if i was doing something wrong but the sande...

07-26-2011 03:26 PM

shaker dresser - 3 replies

im attempting my 2nd project this week as im on vacation from work and will have a little time to tackle it. I,M real nervous because this is the first project I will be doing that is consisting of mostly drawers. Anyway, the main reason I posted was to see if it would be foolish to use birch plywood for the sides. everything else will be poplar...

06-05-2011 06:52 PM

reversible glue joint router bit - 5 replies

Just bought this bit to use on some drawers i plan on makin and I am having a heck of a time. take a look at pics below. For some reason I keep getting some form of snipe when I use the bit. The fence is even and flush with the bit. Its really frustrating . take a look at the first pic. As you can see on the 2nd pic, I have a gap. I don’...

05-26-2011 02:01 AM

help with mitersaw station - 5 replies

wanted to upgrade my mitersaw station and put my miter saw table flush with my workbench so i can use my kreg measuring sytem. Anyone have and ideas or pics. im stumped. heres a pic of my bench. I wanna put the saw where my toolbox is. ps. I would like to be able to still use my bench for other things when im not using the miter saw. How the ...

04-30-2011 02:35 PM

plastic laminate problems - 8 replies

1. just put together my extension table for my table saw, but for some reason its not butting up against the table completely flush. SO i was thinking of ripping it on a table saw or running it through my jointer. This is my first time using laminate so i dont dont much about it. would the laminate chip doing this. 2. Also i had a heck of a t...

04-09-2011 05:39 PM

table saw router and outfeed table - 6 replies

Not sure if I want a router or just an extension for my Grizzly G0715P Table saw. I already have a router table(not the best, but it works) but its always nice to have an extra.Or do you guys think it would just be a pain in the a$$. However, my question is….............How do I bolt the table down? Will I have to drill holes in the rails?...

03-13-2011 08:12 PM

Ridgid 14in. band saw - 13 replies

Just purchased my first band saw. The ridgid BS14002. HD had this on clearance by my house for $270. Seemed too good to pass up since it was the lst one in a sealed package. I assembled it yesterday and put a link belt on it. Today decided to test it out. Note this is the first time I have ever used the band saw so I’m hoping all of the p...

02-22-2011 08:52 PM

LBJ'S near cleveland, Ohio - 16 replies

Hello everyone. I’m still having a real diifficult time with my jointer and have nobody to properly show me what I’m doing wrong. I’VE watched countless videos and read articles and still am not getting this down.It is so frustrating!

02-06-2011 10:06 PM

Jointers are too complicated! - 24 replies

I dont know what the heck I am doing wrong! At first I was having problems with these longs linear bumps and scratches in my boards. I was told that it was from a nick in the blades. So I bought new blades. I think the new blades are worse off than my old ones (which were’nt really old). Marks all over the place. This morning I put pen...

01-31-2011 01:11 AM

Jointer Help! - 7 replies

What is causng this to happen to the wood when i run it through my jointe. This is my first jointer and I am confused as all hell. Please help!

01-28-2011 02:13 AM

HF Jointer - 1 reply

I was browsing through the forum and came across a review on the 6” HF jointer. http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1762 It didnt get that bad of a review and in only $299. wITH MY 20% OFF ABOUT $240. Would i be better off buying a name brand benchtop jointer or the HF one, for about the same price?

01-27-2011 07:54 AM

Planer question - 9 replies

Well, I just purchased my first planer on CL for $120. It’s a 12” Jet. Looked like a great, but now maybe not. I tested it out at the guys house on some 1x oak and planed the piece nice and smooth. Well, when I brought it home to run some more test piecesof pine through it, I noticed that little scrapes and dents were in the wood. I...

01-27-2011 02:07 AM

upset with HD - 19 replies

Tried to use HF 20% off coupon that was in a magazine and the manager told me that they don’t accept them??!? what gives? Has this happened to anyone else?

01-26-2011 08:52 PM

tool purchase - 16 replies

my tax return just was deposited into my bank account, so now I have some extra cash. I prolly should save it, but i need some more tools. My question is what tool should I buy btween a floor drill press( I have an 8” now, but is garbage), Jointer or a planer.

01-20-2011 02:10 AM

dumb question - 3 replies

I have a really dumb question. I just purchased a grizzly hybrid table saw a few weeks ago. yeaterday I finally had a 240 put in. The saw is amazing!Boy was missing out when I was using my old bench top saw. Anyway, I have everythiing working fine, except for the blade guard. For some reason I cannot get the front of the guard so lay flush with ...

01-18-2011 02:15 AM

Scratches in cast iron top - 8 replies

Arrived home from work, only too notice that something had spilled on my new grizzzly table saw. whatever it was, it penetrated the cast iron top. So i used scotch brite and mineral spirits to remove it. It is now gone, but i have a bunch of ugly scratches now. I tried to wax, buff, and nothing is seeming to work. How can i get these scratches o...

12-17-2010 04:06 AM

help buying new table saw - 17 replies

Looking to buy a new table saw. I’m looking a jet contractor saw JPS-10 with cast iron wings for $850 or a craftsman for $700 model number22114. which is a better buy? my limit is $900

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