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05-18-2018 08:47 PM

Where to buy in northern wi - 5 replies

I’m looking to buy some sawn 4/4 lumber in soft maple and red oak in north central Wisconsin. Quantity is small lots. 100 to 200 board feet. I will be making wall cabinets and desk. Maple is for face frames and oak for desk. If anyone knows where I can buy some please let me know.

04-17-2018 02:02 AM

Parallel clamps versus pipe clamps versus squeeze clamps - 7 replies

Are parallel clamps worth the investment. Most of my work so far is cabinets including drawer boxes and doors. The squeeze clamps and pipe clamps want to pull parts out of flat. Pipes are better than squeeze but still tricky. Sometimes I think I need an I-Beam for a caul. .. seems like I never have have enough clamps when Murphy shows up during ...

03-07-2018 02:40 AM

12’ ceiling lots of space - 5 replies

Evening folks, I’ve been away awhile. Built a home this past year and in the process we had to raise it up due to water issues. Turned out ok but changes caused garage to have 12 foot ceiling. Most of the shop will be in the third stall. Primarily machining and the heavy dust producers. What my question is would anyone have suggestions for th...

07-06-2017 12:14 PM

Off topic wish - 3 replies

Today is my Dad’s birthday. He is 84 and is in a home withe dementia. Through his life he gave me gifts of knowledge and common sense. He was gifted with a brilliant mechanical mind. I watched him build garages, houses and many more woodworking projects. My favorite was when he made a 1 car garage into a 2 car by cutting end off putting...

06-01-2017 01:50 AM

Rough day at the office - 5 replies

I became a participant in downsizing today. Second time in my career. I just wonder how many people have had jobs eliminated by outsourcing versus automation?In my case this time my territory lost 2 big accounts before I started and I was slowly building it back up. Industrial Sales job.I just feel like writing about it for some unknown reason. ...

05-27-2017 08:31 PM

Oops wear goggles over glasses - 3 replies

Oops, reminder to self wear goggles over glasses when spraying. Looks foggy now….

05-27-2017 04:14 AM

Is there a miter saw that cuts square? - 42 replies

When you look at everything out there….... DeWalt, Makita, Bosch, Milwaukee Hitachi they all seem to have a lot of negative reviews in newest reviews. I can’t say I would trust reviews more than 2 years old. A guy can’t tell what was changed from the to now. When I looked at them in stores I can see why. Many are hard to adjust...

05-22-2017 03:34 PM

Freud 99-036 bearing size - 2 replies

I want to cut ¼ X ¼ tongue and grooves to align bathroom vanity carcasses. Marc S method. I’m torn between Sommerfeld T&G set at 149.90 http://sommerfeldtools.com/professional-equipment-and-tools/router-bits-and-sets/tongue-groove-set-usaand a Freud 99-036 @69.99.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006XMTT/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza With t...

04-14-2017 01:39 AM

Melamine boards. Dumb question??? - 6 replies

Are melamine boards the shelf material like the Rubbermaid version at the Orange Store? If not where do you find them. I searched internet and I got more confused.

04-12-2017 08:49 PM

DW735 Carbide blades - 13 replies

Hello, I am very close to investing in a DW735 planer. Just can’t swing a floor model… Has anyone put carbide tipped blades in them? Ihave several hundred feet of oak to mill. I would love a helical head machine but can’t really justify cost…

04-11-2017 12:24 AM

Blade spun on unisaw.. repaired - 1 reply

I bought a used UniSaw and took most of it apart to clean it up but missed seeing a blade had spun on arbor. I know the blade that came with it was garbage but everything pretty much checked out ok. When I was aligning blade to miter slot I normally setup a dial indicator to check runout. Found nearly .03” on a brand new blade. Uh oh…...

03-31-2017 02:04 AM

Which species is better for a bed - 17 replies

Hi Everyone, I am designing a bed for my daughter. It will be a full or queen size bed and maybe a couple night stands. I will be painting it she wants pink but Dad may insist on white. Would pine or poplar or something else be the best choice? If she decides a natural wood color or a stained finish I would probably do red oak, but I’m not...

03-04-2017 12:52 PM

Table saw poll - 29 replies

Guidelines:Budget under $1000budget is $1000-$1500Budget is $1500 plusWhat tablesaw would you buy?Hybrid contractor and cabinet saws are all acceptable.

02-18-2017 09:39 PM

Planer questions Jet, Grizzly 15" planers - 1 reply

I came into quite a bit of Black Walnut, White Oak and Red Oak boards. I currently don’t have a planer and am relatively new to woodworking. My wife and I are building a home and I will do a major portion of the woodwork except kitchen cabinets. My background is tool and die. I’m looking at a Jet JWP-15HH and a Grizzly G0453ZW. Bo...


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