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09-27-2009 04:56 AM

Cross Grain Situation - 11 replies

I am in the middle of making a cupola for my garage roof. The wood species is cypress. I will post more photos and provide details of the build once I finish. This photo shows my first dry fit. I am wondering if I need to be concerned about a cross grain situation. As you see in the picture, the grain of the four posts runs vertically (...

08-19-2009 12:26 AM

Zero Clearance Inserts Specifically for Powermatic Table Saws - 4 replies

While anyone is welcome to offer a suggestion, this question is for PM2000 or other PM table saw owners. I am making my first zero clearance inserts for blades and my dado blade set. Posts I have read on this topic suggest that a nail, screw or something be installed at the rear of the insert to prevent it from being flipped or thrown foward. ...

08-08-2009 01:38 AM

Milwaukee Cordless Batteries - 9 replies

I own a Milwaukee 14.4V NiCd cordless drill. The batteries appear to be on their last legs. I’d like to buy a couple of Lithium-ion batteries to replace the NiCd. However, while not exhaustive, I did a search and it appears to me that Milwaukee does not offer a 14.4V Li-ion battery. They do sell an 18V. My question is: Is it ok to ope...

08-05-2009 02:49 AM

First Time User of Dado Blade - 25 replies

I just mounted my brand spanking new 8” Freud Superdado in the TS for the first time. I didn’t buy a dado insert for the TS. Instead, I am at the same time making zero clearance inserts for various widths. The inserts are made from baltic birch ply. I decided to do the 3/8” width so I placed the two outside blades and one 1...

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