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09-13-2017 04:40 AM

Blum 110 degree hinge issue - 51 replies

Hopefully someone can tell me what i did wrong or if I just misunderstood what I purchased. I installed Blum clip top 110 degree full overlay hinges on a frameless cabinet. Per the Blum installation charts, I installed the hinge cup 24.5mm from the door edge to leave the minimum 1mm reveal (full overlay). The range of motion is only about 90 ...

07-15-2017 03:08 PM

Solid Wood Edgebanding - 8 replies

I’m trying to determine how to mill 1/4” thick edge banding for plywood panels. I’ve looked all over the web and all of my books and can’t find the answer I need. My concern is getting the right grain orientation. I’ve done solid edgebanding before and never really thought about it, so maybe I’m over-analyz...

04-21-2017 12:21 AM

HVLP Decision - 14 replies

I want to step up from my 2 stage Earlex HV5500. It’s a great sprayer for nearly every wood finish except for latex paint. It will spray latex, but I have to thin it a little more than I’m comfortable with. I’ve considered airless, but the setup and cleanup is too much for the small projects I do. I looked at the Graco hand...

12-17-2016 04:41 PM

Router inlay guides - 4 replies

Router inlay kits always include a template guide/collar with a snap-on bushing and a downcut spiral bit. If I already have a regular set of guide bushings (without a snap-on bushing), can I get by with those rather than spend $ on the snap-on bushing kit? I need to do some butterfly keys, bowties, dovetail keys, whatever name they go by. Is ...

10-10-2016 12:21 AM

Precision Straight Edge - 20 replies

I am interested in a precision straight edge for machine setups and reference. I can’t justify the expense of a Starrett brand. Fwiw, I have a Johnson 48” long alum ruler that is so straight I can’t imagine much difference. The problem is it doesn’t stand on edge very well. I happened to find this item on ebay for jus...

08-17-2016 10:50 PM

Gothic Arch Headboard - 6 replies

I assume this was a piece of architectural salvage, which I don’t have the budget or source for. I have no problem doing normal furniture, but I haven’t dealt with curved or bent wood at all. Can anyone suggest a book, website, or video that I might get some guidance from? I can fake it to a certain extent (it will never be an...

05-05-2016 12:30 AM

Blades deform when tightened onto arbor - 18 replies

This is kind of hard to explain in text, please bear with me. All of my blades are flat, yet when I mount one on my tablesaw it deforms a little (becomes convex). I’m not over-tightening the nut, only just past finger tight. I first noticed it while holding a straight edge against the blade to align the riving knife. The straight e...

04-28-2016 04:50 PM

Freud saw blades - 19 replies

I have used a Freud industrial 50 tooth thin kerf combination blade for years on my 1.5 hp contractor saw. It worked so well and for so long that until now I had no reason to consider other blades. I now have a 3hp jet xacta saw and that old blade is pretty dull. So, time for a new blade. I was considering the full kerf version of the same b...

03-19-2016 11:14 PM

Jet Deluxe Xacta Saw 3hp - 59 replies

I just got done assembling and adjusting my new Jet table saw. I’ve turned it on and off a couple of times but haven’t used it yet. When I hit the stop button, as the blade is slowing down, the belt vibrates (flutters) and makes a horrible noise, almost like the motor is braking to stop the blade. The noise and vibration is only m...

03-06-2016 11:06 PM

Deluxe Xacta® SAW 3HP, 1Ph, 30" Rip 708674PK - 16 replies

What does everybody think of the Jet Deluxe Xacta┬« SAW 3HP, 1Ph, 30” Rip708674PK? How about Jet customer service? I’ve been trying to decide between a Grizzly G0690 and G1023RL. I wasn’t considering Jet until they went on sale for 15% off (that ends tomorrow), which brings the price much closer to the Grizzly G0690. On pa...

02-20-2016 11:29 PM

Table Saw Options - 70 replies

I’ve been in the market for a new table saw for a while and have it narrowed down to Grizzly. Honestly, I’ll probably just end up getting a G0715P at $850 but if I’d really rather step up to one of the cabinet saws: Grizzly 1023RL = $1350Grizzly G0690 = $1525 I’m curious why the cost difference between those two that...

01-05-2016 03:18 AM

Router table size - 6 replies

I’m going to build a router table. The plan I’m getting my initial inspiration from is based on the Deluxe Router Table from the New Yankee Workshop. The plan calls for a top that is 26”x36”. I wonder if there is any benefit to making it the more standard size of 24”x32” (typical pre-fab table size). Does ...

08-21-2015 01:43 AM

Clamp Rack Options - 21 replies

I’ve been exploring clamp rack designs. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the standard bracket/shelf with dados cut along the length that the bars slip into. I came across one idea that seemed so much more simple (to build) and should work just as well as the standard design you see so much.I’m interested in your opinio...

05-23-2015 05:21 PM

diy slatwall - 2 replies

I came across plans from Woodsmith Shop for a slatwall system. They just screw a bunch of french cleats to 3/4 plywood and then fasten the whole assembly to the wall. Here’s my question. Why not attach the cleats directly to the wall. You would only have to buy half the amount of plywood this way. I think the whole point of diy ̶...

05-02-2015 08:56 PM

mobile base - 9 replies

I’m about to buy a Grizzly G0690 for my small garage shop that I also share with cars. I could just get a shop fox mobile base, lots of people do and are happy. I really like the built in bases that come on some table saws better. Some of those saws are either above my price range, some are not as capable in other ways. Most of the buil...

06-30-2014 08:30 PM

Worm Drive Circular Saw Guides - 3 replies

Hey everyone,I’d like to make a guide for crosscutting boards and smaller panels with my worm drive circular saw. I got my inspiration from the kreg KMA2600 square cut.I would have to mirror the jig and hold it against the workpiece with my right hand and saw in left hand. That puts me where I can’t see the blade, plus I’m ri...

06-10-2014 10:18 PM

Sandpaper Cutting Jig - 3 replies

I have directions for a simple (but very capable) sandpaper cutting jig. I searched the net for plans from others, but all I found were either too elaborate or limited in what sizes could be cut. It’s a simple thing, but I’d like to share the directions for others like me searching for such a thing. Where should I post it?

05-16-2014 02:24 AM

No. of coats required for rubbing out poly - 6 replies

I will be rubbing out an oil based poly finish after it has had a few weeks to fully cure. The advice I read in all forums was to really build up the finish. But they also discussed the witness lines that occur if you sand through one coat into another.So here’s my question;If the rubbing out has to take place within just one coat to avo...

05-13-2014 01:19 AM

Recoat time for poly - 11 replies

When using poly, how soon can I recoat if I’m going to skip a sanding between coats? My coats are drying pretty dust and debris free and I’d like to speed up the process. Will I be hurting anything if I recoat before the last coat is totally dry? If I have to wait until it’s dry, I might as well sand it at that point. Thanks.

04-13-2014 06:20 PM

Wide panel flattening jig - 4 replies

I’m sure most of you have seen jigs for flattening with a router. It always involves a sled resting on rails that are set perfectly parallel with each other. It’s a great idea and it works but it takes a long time to flatten a large surface. Has anyone ever seen a jig based on the same idea but uses a belt sander instead? If you ...

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