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04-25-2018 02:52 PM

Kitchen Chairs - 6 replies

I finished my table and now my wife wants kitchen chairs that better match the new table for our kitchen. I found a design I like but have a couple of questions regarding the best way to achieve the end result I am looking for. The back has a bend in it for the legs and the back slats. For the slats, would it be best to cut 1/4” thick...

05-03-2017 08:14 PM

In a bit of a pickle - 11 replies

OK, I am regretting a key step in my table top build. I actually feel pretty foolish, but I will learn from this. I glued in my breadboard ends on my table top, in the center only. I know have 2 issues and seeking a solution. I might have a solution but not sure if it is too risky. I feel horrible about my mistakes :-( You’ll notic...

11-07-2016 05:36 PM

A little more progress this weekend on the table - 2 replies

So this weekend I got my planks ready for joining for the table and successfully joined 2 planks together. The hardest part was that one of the planks consisted of three boards end joined together. I used biscuits and glue, I realized after putting the assembly together after do the dry fit that I need longer pipe clamps to close the end grain...

11-02-2016 07:57 PM

Tabletop question - 8 replies

I am getting closer to gluing up the kitchen table that I am making progress on it. I want to make the breadboard ends but am trying to think of the right method for them. I’m interested in your thoughts. Options:• Tongue and groove the full length (a ¾” tongue into a groove along the breadboard end. Tack center with peg tight, loose ...

10-11-2016 08:25 PM

Woodtable top - 4 replies

I have been working on a kitchen table for the last 4 years off an on. It is all air dried walnut and finally surfaced, it was way more work than I ever thought it would be. I have always used lumber from the local lumber shop, this was my first project that is from wood in a natural state. Dealing with cups, twists, and bows nearly drove me ...

11-12-2015 03:56 AM

Kitchen farm table progressing - 9 replies

I have finally moved beyond milling the wood for my kitchen table. I have the outside frame now dry fitted but I know I need to put in one or two support crossbars. I’m a bit stumped about the best way to add them. Maybe face glue supports on the inside of the frame and support cross beams. like a 3×1x4 piece with a notch cut out ...

01-06-2015 12:46 AM

Table top design question - 6 replies

I’m building a table for my wife and she told me she would like a breadboard design. Are there any good descriptions about the best way to build this? I have built floating panels and table tops before but never a breadboard design. The table top final dimensions will be 48” x 86” I’m assuming (probably incorrectly)...

06-24-2014 06:52 PM

Need to move a Powermatic 54A jointer - 13 replies

I have to move a Powermatic jointer locally (about 1/2 mile). What is the best way to move it with only access to a pickup truck. Should I seperate the to top from the base and re-attach at the final location? I’m sure it isn’t light.

12-23-2012 04:45 AM

Jet table saw wings for sale - 3 replies

I have two Jet cast iron wings for sale. I had bought them to upgrade the table top of my Jet contractor saw, but then my wife rewarded me with a new saw. Make me an offer.

08-29-2012 09:38 PM

Any ideas for easy and cheep project for cub scouts - 47 replies

Next summer I need to run a woodworking station at our cub scout day camp. I’ll have to precut all wood prior or have volunteers help me. Any ideas on cool projects. Toolboxes and birdhouses have been previous projects and I would like to do something different.

04-18-2012 03:27 AM

Wood name tags - 5 replies

I want to make wood name tags for my cub scout pack. Any suggestions on how to engrave them? Is it a project I should attempt?

12-31-2011 07:52 AM

Jet cast iron wings - 3 replies

I have 2 JWSS-CW Jet cast iron extensions for a jet table saw. 27” x 10” with a miter slot and miter gauge. has mounting holes, your saw table may need different holes drilled out to match them. $125 each plus actual shipping from Texas

12-19-2011 07:26 PM

Owners of Grizzly G0715P - 6 replies

I just purchased one and am waiting for delivery. I saw multiple good reviews of the saw here so I’m pretty confident with my decision. For owners of the saw, do you have any setup or operation tips for the saw? I’m coming from the world of contractor saws.

12-15-2011 07:07 PM

Pinewood derby ideas? - 18 replies

My son is going to be entering his first pinewood derby this year. Does anyone have any hints/ideas for a fast car? I want to let him do as much as possible but he is only 7 so I’ll need to do some of the cutting.

12-12-2011 05:01 AM

Cutting Board Question #2 - 11 replies

I have been doing a few cutting boards and noticed that the mineral oil (usp) turns the work darker than I thought it would. Maple comes out like a light caramel color. I saw the boards to 400 grit first. The other boards I see here seem to be a brighter color than mine.

12-06-2011 06:07 AM

Cutting Board Question - 3 replies

I’ve built two cutting boards now and have had the luxury of having access to a large drum sander. I won’t have access to that anymore. How do you sand the boards flat on the end grain? It seems that a belt or orbital sander would leave a non-flat board.

04-25-2011 03:32 PM

Jointer setup help - 5 replies

I picked up a Jet 6” jointer circa 1984 that appears to be in good condition. I’ve never gone through the steps to set one up and when I tried I managed to put everything out of whack. Is there a blog with pictures or even video that describes what steps I need to do to set it up correctly? All the knobs and cranks are very daunting.

02-17-2011 04:33 AM

Jet jwts-10 accesories - 0 replies

I was wondering what accessories exist for the Jet contractor saw are worthwhile. riving knife from Borkcast iron extensionv-link beltrouter table extension

02-15-2011 03:21 PM

Router table extension for Jet 10" contractor table saw - 0 replies

I have a Jet 10” contractor table saw circa 2002. I was thinking of replacing the right stamped steel extension with a router table extension. Has anyone done this with this saw? Is this a reasonable thing to do? Any good designs out there for it? I’ve seen commercially made ones but sure if it is worth with to buy a cast iron ...

02-15-2011 09:11 AM

new to me Jet JJ-6 jointer - 0 replies

I picked up a jj-6 that I think is from 1984 based on the date on the motor. I payed $250 for it, I think it was a decent deal. Called Jet and got a manual(gotta love Jet tech service) Mine doesn’t look like there is anyway to hook up dust collection(any ideas?). The table looks to be in good shape, I just need to sharpen the blades, I won...

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