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06-26-2008 06:55 AM

Baby crib wood selection - 4 replies

I am planning to design and build a crib for our first child, which should be here in September.I’ll post my design as soon as it is finished. I plan to use Walnut, but have a design question: Do you think it would better to have it all Walnut or Walnut with a lighter colored wood for the styles (pickets)? I have some Oak, Ash, Hickory...

06-04-2008 03:50 PM

Bought it .Kity Jointer - 6 replies

I have found a 12” Kity jointer for sale locally. Has anyone ever used a Kity?I understand that they are made in France. I would love some input on the reliability and quality of this machine before buying it. The price is right as long as it is a decent machine.It is 220Volt, single phase, on wheels. Thank you all for your help.

04-15-2008 03:56 PM

Anyone ever used a 20" Jet Planer - 11 replies

I am in need of a 20” planer, but do not want to fork out the cash for a new Powermatic. I’ve been looking at used machines, preferrably single phase, and was wondering what people thought of Jet planers. There is a guy down the road from me with a Jet JWP-20H-1 for sale. I am a hobbiest, so the useage will not be that heavy. I...

03-18-2008 02:05 AM

URGENT - Reclaimed Ash for sale - 4 replies

Many of you have been following my adventures of reclaiming some Ash: at the blogs for pictures. 1st entry has pictures of it still on the wall. I have about all of it out that I can store for now. I hate to see the rest go up in smoke this summer, but it looks like that is what will happen...

03-18-2008 02:04 AM

URGENT - Reclaimed Knotty Pine for sale - 1 reply

Many of you have been following my adventures of reclaiming some knotty pine: at the blogs for pictures. 1st entry has pictures of it still on the wall. I have about all of it out that I can store for now. I hate to see the rest go up in smoke this summer, but it looks like that is what wil...

03-11-2008 05:39 AM

What kind of pulley is on your Unisaw? - 4 replies

According to my Unisaw blog: it sounds like a new pulley is the best next step. What kind of pulley do you all use/suggest on your Unisaw? Cast Iron from Delta or steel from a motor supplier? Mine is a 3/4” keyed shaft, 3 belt pulley.

03-06-2008 05:57 AM

Posting Sketchup Drawings Help - 9 replies

I keep trying to post my Sketchup drawings and they keep getting cut off on the right side. Can someone tell me how to correctly post them? I’ve been exporting them to .jpg so I can put them on Photobucket. I’ve been keeping the file set for a 800×600 screen.

03-06-2008 05:47 AM

Workshop Layout Questions - 1 reply

I am in the process of completely redoing my shop. Everything in it and on the walls has been removed and is piled in my wife’s garage. I would appreciate any help/comments/suggestions/criticisms that you guys can offer.I have a rough layout in Sketchup and have started a blog about the process.

03-03-2008 08:39 PM

Torsion Box Outfeed Table Question - 9 replies

I am planning a new outfeed/sidefeed table for my Unisaw. I want to be able to use this table for assembly when neccessary as well. I am planning on 4’x8’ behind the saw and off to the right up to the 8’ mark. Total size inc saw will be about 6’x8’. First question: Is 4’ behind the saw enough outfeed suppo...

02-27-2008 05:11 AM

Workbench material question - 8 replies

As some of you have probably read, I recently found out the house I am tearing down has rough cut Ash studs in it. I am think I will use these for my workbench top. (see my blog on the house process: ) There is also some 2” x 6” clear pine that was used for the door jambs. It seems...

02-21-2008 04:05 AM

Any one used a Craftsman Professional 18"/36" Drum Sander - 6 replies

I found a basically brand new one that I know has only been used once. The guy that is selling it is asking $500 for it. I offered $300 when I saw it, but I don’t think he’ll come down that low. Have a...

02-19-2008 07:17 AM

Old Unisaw on Auction - 4 replies

I was looking through this site today and thought somebody out there may be interested. It is old and needs some TLC, but it is also ridiculously cheap right now.

01-21-2008 07:39 PM

Unisaw Advice Needed - 5 replies

Some of you may remember I posted a question to all about whether I should buy a Unisaw and dust collector at an unusually low price. Well, I did. I must say I couldn’t be happier with the two dust collectors. The Unisaw, however, has some issues. The previous owner obviously didn’t know how to take care of his tools. The cast i...

01-08-2008 06:35 PM

Should I buy this Unisaw - 20 replies

I happened to see this saw in the paper before anyone had called the guy so I have first dibs. It is about 1.5 years old. Delta Unisaw model 36-812 with 84” Unifence system. The cabinet and inter working of the saw look practically brand new. The cast iron top is in decent condition and the unifence seems to be in decent condition. The saw...

12-31-2007 06:24 PM

How do I flush cut edging on a countertop? - 7 replies

Sorry, no pics yet. I am building a new computer desk and shelving for the wife. I had some custom formica countertops made that I am eding with 3/4” red oak to match some existing built ins. I just got a new router (2 1/4hp Porter Cable) from the wife for Christmas and was attempting to use a flush cutting bit to trim the red oak to th...

11-14-2007 12:51 AM

Reclaimed Basketball Court Floor - 5 replies

Has anyone tried to salvage an old basketball court floor? I have access to a 50×80 basketball court that appears to be in good condition. I am trying to decide how much it would be worth (I’ll have to buy it). Also wondering how hard it is to remove. I would appreciate any information you guys could provide.

10-08-2007 11:05 PM

Drill Press Table Advice - 1 reply

I’ve seen lots of different designs for adding a table to a drill press to make it more woodworking friendly. There are many descriptions and good ideas for how to make the table top, fence, misc hold downs and stops. The one thing that I have not found yet is how do you attach the table to the existing metal table and more importantly how...

09-22-2007 05:03 PM

Grizzly Bandsaw Purchasing Advice - 3 replies

I am still in the process of setting up my shop and collecting my tools (toys per the wife).I have a Rigid table saw, Delta drill press (went with bench top for now), 12” sliding Dewalt miter saw. I have a number of tools to buy and a budget. I had planned on spending about $600 on a bandsaw, but might be able to pick this one up for under...

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