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06-21-2020 12:59 AM

How to glue in magnets - 18 replies

Hi Guys, Any thoughts on gluing 1/4” neodymium magnets into plywood. I have tried epoxy, silicone, gorilla glue and I’ve come full circle to yellow wood glue. I make and sell these specialty artist easels and so far so good but today a customer had a magnet come out. I’m reading that it’s a good idea to scratch u...

05-17-2020 05:10 PM

Micro Jig GRR Ripper 200 w 1/8" leg - 1 reply

I caved and paid the $125 CA (taxes and shipping in) for the MJ 200BY and 1/8” leg attachment. Seems like solid reviews despite cost. I seem to be ripping a lot of thin maple for edge banding and thin rabbeted molding for my current projects. I think it’s going to do the trick rather than trying to be on three axis of pressure dur...

05-13-2020 04:13 PM

Question re best way to rip 1/2" L shape maple? - 5 replies

Hi Guys, I’m cutting 3/4” x 1/2” x 17” long maple strips as edging for 1/4” baltic birch plywood to fit into, to cover the edge of the plywood. I have been ripping this stock on my table saw. For the rabbet on the 3/4” stock, I’ll adjust the blade height to 1/4” and rip it using a feather board...

05-11-2020 04:37 PM

Finish for outdoor artist easel... your choice? - 6 replies

Hey guys, I’m prodcuing a line of outdoor artist pochade boxes for painting outdoors. It’s basically a platfrom that sits on a camera tripod used by artists to layout paint and suspend their panel or canvas. It’s a multimedia support for watercolor, oil, pen and ink. I’ve made these in the past using Watco Danish Oil a...

02-06-2018 10:08 PM

Fireplace Mantel - 2 replies

Hey guys, I’ve got some reclaimed mahogany, formally used for pallets coming from somewhere tropical. The wood comes out looking amazing after its jointed and planed. I live in BC my question is:Do I need to do anything to this wood in order to prep it for my fireplace mantel project? I’m wanting to build a somewhat simple- ...

11-15-2017 06:21 AM

What finish for a pochade box? (painters box) - 5 replies

I made this pochade box for painting small 6×8 sketches on location in oil. It holds two wet panels in the lid. It’s made from baltic birch plywood and walnut. This will be out in the sun mostly but on rare occasion in cold outside weather. This prototype is finished in linseed oil but I don’t think this is a very durable fin...

02-25-2017 05:31 AM

Jointer Belt Tension? Delta 37-205 - 4 replies

Hey guys, I bought a Delta Milwaukee 6” jointer 37-205. I bought a new top pulley from Canadian tire and the belt is pretty tight, very tight, it’s gets warm after a minute or two of use. How tight can you run these V belts?

01-26-2017 07:38 AM

Initial impressions of the CWI Stallion 1.5HP (pics!) - 4 replies

I’m coming from the Ridgid R4513, not a bad saw for a jobsite saw. But after using it for a few months I realized its shortfalls: lack of table surface, painted aluminum top, sticky and stiff tilt/lift controls, inability to make inserts for this saw (see other posts about this) ...and LOUD!!!!! From what I gather, this CWI 1.5HP St...

01-24-2017 06:29 PM

Just picked up a STALLION 1.5 HP 10″ CABINET SAW W/30 fence - 8 replies

I’ve been working with my Ridgid r4513 job site saw for a few months and have realized it’s limitations so I’m taking a chance on this new kid on the block. Stallion CWI-T1002 I’ll make a review and maybe a Youtube vid of this saw in a few months after I’ve tested it. Of course I’m a novice woodworker so...

01-18-2017 06:56 PM

1.5 HP vs 2 HP Cabinet Saw thoughts - 32 replies

Hi guys, I’m looking to upgrade from my Ridgid job site saw to a cabinet saw and I’m liking the: Stallion 1.5 Hp 10” Cabinet Saw W/30” Deluxe Fence 110V Just wondering if I’m missing out going with this 110V unit, I could easily install a 220V outlet but I’m more liking the price at $1450 at Canadian ...

12-31-2016 04:17 AM

Can't balance a nickel on my bandsaw table =( - 30 replies

I have recently developed a strange obsession with the bandsaw. I found an awesome little 12” Delta on Craigslist and loved to use it. smooth, somewhat quiet, great saw. I gave it to my dad when I found a 14” 28-206 Delta bandsaw in search for more glorious bandsaw fun, has a bigger 1HP motor etc. I discovered the thing needed ...

12-30-2016 07:02 AM

Plywood jams my table saw?? - 15 replies

Hi guys, I’ve got a Ridgid R4513 contractor saw, running a Freud 90 tooth blade. Every time I run any kind of plywood through this machine it binds up on me. It seems the riving knife is the issue, like it’s too thick and jams up the cut. Or the blade is too thin? The fence is parallel to the blade and the riving knife is al...

11-02-2016 12:47 PM

Can you identify this hardware? - 1 reply

Hello friends, I’m an artist (painter) and a novice wood worker. I have this pochade box (painter’s box) that features the pin and spring (see pic). That pin pushes down and locks the drawer when the lid is down. This pin is broken, the bolt that threads into the bottom side of the pin is gone and the pin itself is snapped off. Th...


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