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04-25-2020 07:03 PM

Cut Proof Gloves - 9 replies

Hi Guys, I suffered a heart attack last Saturday and got out of the hospital on Tuesday.They put 4 stents in my coronary arteries and now I am on blood thinner medication.They recommended that I use an electric shaver instead of a razor because if I cut myself it could take a long time for the blood to clot. It is pretty common that I get cut...

03-08-2020 07:20 PM

Buying a used TS - 15 replies

I have been planning to replace my Craftsman TS for a while.Probably with a Grizzly G0771Z.But I found what looks like a great deal on CL.But I have a few reservations: How do I move a 500 lb saw 25 miles?Seller suggested renting a trailer and he could hoist it in. Another issue is power. Saw require 230VAC and my garage does not have it.I...

01-12-2020 01:01 AM

Had a TS accident today - 36 replies

I was using my Craftsman TS today that I Have had for decades.I was cutting a shim from a 2×4 for installing some kitchen cabinet slides.I had carefully positioned the fence for the right width, made a test cut then tweaked the fence a little so it was right on.The shim needed to be 2 inches tall so I then realized the 2×4 was taller t...

12-02-2019 01:45 AM

My Craftsman TS bit the dust - 16 replies

Well its over 30 years old.Today was using and it was running rough and now the motor won’t turn. It just makes a loud buzzing noise.So now I am wondering do I replace the motor or buy a new saw.I am a sporadic woodworker and can’t justify spending too much.I had put a Delta T2 fence on it and it does a decent job.There are some area...

03-13-2019 02:57 AM

Kitchen drawers - What thickness for bottoms - 17 replies

I have been building drawers for my kitchen cabinets and I am down the last and largest drawer.The dimensions are 25” wide, 21” deep and 10” high. To give you an idea this is a drawer I just finished with the same dimensions except 5” high: The drawer that is 10” high will have heavy objects in it so I don...

01-13-2019 09:34 PM

Re-thinking drawer construction - 12 replies

I have made over a dozen drawers for various projects using drawer lock joint on my router table.I am currently working on drawers for my kitchen cabinet remodel.I have decided I do not want to continue with the drawer lock joint for various reasons that I won’t get into.Dovetails are an obvious choice, but getting a jig and using my route...

10-27-2018 08:12 PM

How to fill in a rectangular opening - 14 replies

I am remodeling my kitchen cabinets, putting on new doors, drawers and painting.My wife wants me to get rid of the opening for the cutting board so it just looks smooth.I am trying to figure out how to do it.My best idea so far would be to cut a rectangular piece as close as possible to the opening.The opening is somewhat rough and the ends are ...

09-11-2018 03:38 AM

Show us your sandpaper drawer - 3 replies

08-19-2018 12:21 AM

HVLP Tip size for Primer - 3 replies

Just got my Fuji Mini Mite 3. First project is painting kitchen cabinets.I have a little HVLP experience with a cheap Rockler gun.I am learning to spray WB Primer from Target Coatings. Thinned to about 30 seconds.I was getting major orange peel with 1.8 mm tip. I read some things that said to use a smaller tip although 1.8 seems to be recommende...

05-07-2018 04:48 PM

Best lighting for HVLP spraying - 1 reply

I set up a Homeright spray shelter in my garage and it is working extremely well but I need better lighting. This my second time using a Cheap Rockler gun but the results have been very good with WB Poly. I was looking at a 120W equivalent LED flood bulb but wonder if the 40 degree beam would be too narrow.Thanks for any suggestions

03-04-2018 05:52 PM

Crosscut Sled Runners - 23 replies

Looking for suggestions to attach UHMW runners to the plywood base. The strips I bought fit perfectly into the slots on my TS. I read to position them put the runners in the slots on the TS then use double sided tape to temporarily hold them to the base, then drill holes for screws (But why not just partially drill holes while it is place ?). Bu...

02-05-2018 02:01 AM

Need help with getting straight cuts on TS - 6 replies

I am cutting some oak boards along the grain to edge glue for a table top.I am using a Craftsman TS with Delta T Square fence and very good Freud thin kerf blade.It seems that all my cuts are narrower towards the center of the board and wider at each end.When I measure it with a feeler gauge and straight edge it is about .005” narrower in ...

01-03-2018 03:58 PM

HVLP Help - 3 replies

I borrowed a friend’s cheap Rockler HVLP sprayer.I will be using it to spray WB Poly on pieces of the nightstand I am building.This will be my first time using a spray gun. First I am try to to decide wether to do it in my garage and setup some plastic sheet walls for overspray, or do it in the backyard which would require no extra prot...

11-27-2017 04:55 PM

Plywood thickness for furniture side panels - 10 replies

I am working on a nightstand and will be using frame and panel for the sides.I am looking for white oak plywood and wondering what thickness I should use.I can get 1/4 or 1/2”. Since it won’t really be part of the structure I think 1/4 could work but worried about long term stability. 1/2” is a bit too thick to use it in groove...

11-25-2017 07:30 PM

Does it make sense to buy a used Festool Domino 500? - 10 replies

I have been using a lot of loose tenon joinery but my current setup is too slow and error prone and I have a lot of projects to do with limited time. I decided that a Festool Domino would be a good option.I found a slightly used one locally and I would like to save some money, but I wonder if I would be better off spending a few hundred more on ...

10-09-2017 08:01 PM

HVLP Sprayer Decision - 16 replies

Hi, I have decided after doing enough painting by hand that I would like an HVLP sprayer.My last painting project was a large bathroom vanity that I updated with new doors and added two more drawers. I painted it by brush with SW Pro Classic paint. It came out pretty good but there are plenty of brush marks and runs, however they are not real...

08-07-2017 10:53 PM

Dado blade for Craftsman TS - 6 replies

Is there a 6 inch dado blade that will work on an old Craftsman 10” TS?Looking for something that is adjustable in small increments to any width like to fit plywood that is never a standard dimension. So far I have seen Forrest, Freud and Olshun some say can be adjusted to 1/32”.I read that arbor length can be a problem.

04-14-2017 07:45 PM

Need to sand a lot of molding - 2 replies

I am repainted the molding on eight door openings in my home.I am looking for ways to make sanding easier and have a good result.I found this using rigid foam insulation to make a custom shape sanding block: http://woodarchivist.com/2988-diy-custom-sanding-blocks/ Also saw a similar thing using auto body filler to make a custom block, but ...

03-27-2017 09:50 PM

HVLP Spraying Newbie - 12 replies

I have some interior doors I want to spray with latex paint.I will be borrowing a friends Rockler HVLP system.I have never used this or any other paint sprayer.I did read a thread on the Rockler HVLP and learned it is a very cheap unit but good results are possible.So I have some questions: Is there a certain brand or type of paint that works...

03-18-2017 11:04 PM

Door hinge mortise jig - 6 replies

Fellow Jocks, I am replacing 8 interior doors in my home. I need a mortice jig for the hinges. So far I have found low cost ones from Milescraft, Porter Cable and Ryobi. So far the Milescraft seems the best. I realize these are cheap jigs that may not last long but that is ok as long as it lasts for eight doors. I would be willing to spend mo...

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