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05-30-2013 12:05 AM

Steamer Trunk - 5 replies

I was recently asked to build a custom trunk with a false front, removable tray and drawers to hold family photos and personal items. I pretty much have the design done. Ive been looking for the right hardware for the style I am going for but not having much luck. The second photo is the style I had in mind, a dark stained trunk with antique bra...

01-15-2012 04:09 AM

Designing Tool Chest - 5 replies

I am in process of designing a tool chest for my hand tools that I can place on my bench top but I would also want to be able to bring it with me if need be, similar concept to the one in the photo below. My plan is to have a place to put all my tools (not just tossed in a drawer) so they don’t get damaged when moving the chest around. ...

01-10-2012 12:26 AM

Random Orbit sander stopped working - 8 replies

I was using a random orbit sander and knocked it off the table onto the floor(it wasn’t running). when i went to use it again it wouldn’t work anymore. any ideas on what could be wrong and how to fix it? I though I could of knocked the brushes back or something but i haven’t had a chance to look at it yet.

10-28-2011 03:57 AM

Dewalt DW735 vs General 30-005HC M1 - 7 replies

I am looking into getting a planner this winter but I cant decide between the Dewalt DW735 and the General 30-005HC M1. The two planners cost about the same so price isn’t a big deal. I am pretty much just looking at the performance side of things. I’ve used the Dewalt a fair bit at work and never had any problems with it but it seem...

07-31-2011 05:21 AM

Table Saw Wiring Question - 25 replies

I am pretty sure I am going to order the 10 Inch Left Tilt 2 HP Table Saw from general but i got a question about the wiring for the motor. It says the motor is pre-wired 230 (2 HP, 115/230 V, 19.5/9.5 A). I currently only have 120 running in my shop so I will need to change the saw over from 230 to 115, from what I gather all you need to do is ...

07-22-2011 02:54 AM

Granite vs Cast Iron tool surfaces - 20 replies

I am thinking about buying some tools so i am just wondering if there is any pros/cons to having a granite surface rather then cast iron tops, other than not rusting I cant think of any major ones. Is there a risk of it cracking if knocked kind of hard? is there any maintenance with granite? Ive only used equipment with cast iron surfaces so I h...

03-31-2011 03:09 AM

Mobile Assembly Table - 23 replies

Currently my shop is located in a 16×24 garage that we also do car repair in so i have to be able to clear enough space for a car/truck to pull in. So my idea was to make a mobile assembly table that i can move outside the door once every month or two but I didn’t want it to move while working on it. I also didn’t want to have wheels on it ...

03-27-2011 03:39 AM

Pipe Clamp lengths - 12 replies

I’ve ordered some pipe clamps from lee-valley because of the free shipping they have available until 28th. So ill need to pick up some pipes soon. I would like to be able to glue up table tops, cabinet doors, or cabinets when needed for a project, so i was wondering what length of clamps do you commonly use alot?

03-19-2011 06:10 PM

mobile assembly table wheels - 3 replies

I am started to plan out for a mobile assembly table for my 16’ x 24’ shop that is shared between car repairs and wood shop so the table may have to pulled outside on the gravel/grass now and then to make room for car repairs. So my question is, would the larger Heavy-Duty Polyurethane Casters be able to roll a assembly table (around...

11-23-2010 10:35 PM

Busy Bee Tools and Craftex? - 17 replies

I’ve recently found out about busy bee tools. They seem to sell a lot of Craftex Products along with a few other brands. So here is my question.. what is the quality of Craftex and has anyone ever dealt with busy bee tools before? I was wondering this because I looked at some tools and the prices are really cheep but not sure of the qualit...

11-02-2010 12:46 AM

Complete Guide to Sharpening by Leonard Lee - 6 replies

Came across this book Complete Guide to Sharpening by Leonard Lee while i was just randomly surfing the internet. I never had a chance to read it all but i thought that some of you might be interested in it. The book shows how to sharpen just about everything from chisels, saw blades, to drill bits.

10-26-2010 10:56 PM

Jokes in the woodshop - 23 replies

Let me start off by saying that I do not encourage dangerous pranks in the shop. I am simply just wondering if you have ever pulled a “harmless” joke in the shop when someone new comes in or if you ever had one pulled on yourself? For example asking them to find the wood stretcher or to stain a door natural stain. I wasn’t ever...

10-20-2010 02:32 AM

What router bit brands would you recommend? - 4 replies

I’ve brought a 3 1/4 HP router with a 1/2 collar/shank so i plan on slowly building up a 1/2 bit collection. I plan on buying some raised panel, moldings, etc. bits but i don’t want to buy something that is just a waste of money because like most of you i don’t have unlimited amount of cash. Ive been looking at Lee Valley mostl...

09-19-2010 01:03 AM

any suggestions for a jointer and a planer? - 12 replies

Ive been thinking about buying a planer and jointer once i finish up trades school this year so i was just wondering if you had any suggestions or comments about the few i looked at. I am looking to spent a little bit but not much more then $400-700 each. edited This is what Ive though about for planners:Mastercraft 12 1/2 planer - $330 ...

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