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09-13-2018 02:53 PM

Wooden Piggy Banks for my kids. - 7 replies

Hello! I am wanting to make some wooden piggy banks for my boys – 3, 6, and 9 years old. My initial thought was just to take some 2” thick material and cut out shapes of animals – rabbit, turtle, etc and then cut out the interior and sandwich it between some acrylic. So they can drop money in the slot and see it go ins...

09-02-2018 04:49 AM

21 Gauge Nailer - Senco? Cadex? 23 gauge? - 16 replies

I have an 18 gauge brad nailer and I love it but I’m wanting a smaller nail to assist with assembly without leaving large holes. The 23 gauge nailers use very small nails that don’t have heads so they would leave the smallest holes but they don’t have much holding power. I do plan on using them with glue and not relying on the nails long term...

08-29-2018 02:47 PM

Choosing a high quality Miter Saw for Miter Station - 29 replies

Hello! I’m working on building out my shop and part of that is building a dedicated miter station. I have a cheap Kobalt 10” Sliding Compound Miter Saw – it ‘does the job’ but it’s not great. The laser isn’t adjustable that I can find and isn’t anywhere near where the blade actually points ...

08-27-2018 06:03 PM

I have the chance to buy a Festool TS 55 or 75 and I'm on the fence. - 22 replies

So I’m getting really tired of a normal straight edge + clamps + lining up my circular saw + etc to break down plywood / sheet goods. I spent a good part of yesterday evening doing only that – lining up the straight edge, checking my measurement, and then trying to make sure that I cut along that straight edge without wobble. Bot...

08-25-2018 02:31 PM

Transporting Plywood in the Rain - 22 replies

I ran a few searches and saw information on rough cut lumber and dimensional lumber but couldn’t find anything specific to plywood. I’ve been wanting to start a few projects where I need plywood in the shop – for shop fixtures. Clamp holder/organizer, screw organizer, etc. I’m not worried if the wood looks like it go...

08-21-2018 08:10 PM

Insulating the garage or moving to the basement... - 19 replies

Currently I am using about 2 bays of my 3 bag in-insulated garage for my shop. I don’t mind the heat and I don’t mind the cold personally but I’ve had a fair bit of tools get rusty over the last few years if I forgot to wax it due to the swings in temperature and humidity. I should be more on-top of it but to be honest I sometimes just forge...

08-06-2018 03:54 PM

Sharpening Table Saw Blades - 20 replies

I ran a search here but … I must be blind. I don’t have any dull blades yet but I am wanting to get information ready so that when I do need to send one off to be sharpened I know where I’m sending it and what to expect. I looked at a few of the DIY setups and honestly I’d rather just send it off to be sharpened. ...

08-05-2018 02:58 AM

3 Car Garage, 2 bays for woodworking. - 18 replies

Hello! My house has a pretty big basement and while I’d love to turn it into a workshop as I’d have tons of room – I really don’t relish the idea of getting big heavy tools down there and going up/down the stairs constantly with wood and finished projects. If I had a walk-out basement I’d do it but … ugh. ...

08-03-2018 08:17 PM

Locating a good source of lumber? - 26 replies

Hello! So I just got a divorce not long ago and will actually be able to spend some of my time woodworking now. That said all I’ve ever gotten before now is wood from the big box stores – Lowes, Menard’s, etc. I’d like to find an actual mill or lumber yard of some kind but I’m not sure where to look / what ...

04-16-2015 01:14 AM

Grizzly PowerTwist Belt + Jet Contractor Saw = Smooth :) - 1 reply

So my father in law is letting me use his table saw until I get a cabinet saw down the road. Really he doesn’t mind because he doesn’t have room for it and it just sits in storage anyways most of the time until he needs it for a few minutes then back in storage. With it being here I can use it and then he has free access to it as...

04-12-2015 04:50 AM

Bosch GCM12SD or 5312? - 5 replies

So… The GCM12SD looks good from the “save space in the shop” standpoint. I’m just worried the arms will develop slop and whether it can be adjusted or repaired down the road. The 5312 looks good but will take considerably more space on the bench. I am open to alternative suggestions as well. I want something precise...

04-06-2015 08:32 PM

Sliding Compound Miter Saw Upgrade - Using a Kobalt 10" Now - 9 replies

Hey guys! I have a Kobalt 10” SCMS right now that I’ve had for quite a while. I think I paid $180 for it on-sale a few years ago and the current model goes for ~$199. It’s a single bevel and isn’t the most amazing saw in the world but has gotten me by when it came to basic framing and chopping lumber. I admittedly...

03-25-2015 07:33 PM

Delta Rockwell 28-380 - Used - Value? - 22 replies

Hey guys! I’m looking for a band saw. I’d like to be able to resaw up to 12” but I can live with 6 to 10” and I have no idea if what this bandsaw is worth or what it is capable of. If there are better options for used bandsaws for resawing I am also all ears. It appears to be quite old and in decent shape overall ...

03-25-2015 02:48 AM

Good planer for small shop for hobbyist? - 27 replies

I am looking at the DeWalt 735 bench top planer for my small shop as it is in my budget and I already have a 6” jointer and some hand planes. I have read that the 735 is a decent choice but that the blades are indexed and considered disposable. I’m thinking maybe something that has blades I can sharpen and that has some adjustm...

03-22-2015 04:44 AM

Milling down to small dimensions - such as for miter slot? - 12 replies

Hey guys! I understand the larger operations such as ripping a board or crosscutting, etc. What I am having a hard time wrapping my head around is safely milling a piece of wood down to fit a miter slot [3/4×3/8]. Say I have a piece of 1×3 OAK that is 4ft long – I’m not 100% sure how I should go about milling down ...

03-17-2015 03:51 AM

Adjustable Roller Stand to help Outfeed on Jointer? - 10 replies

Hey guys! I picked up a Grizzly 6×46” Jointer – mostly due to limited shop space. I’d love to have something larger but I don’t have the room. I’ve jointed a few 4’ 2×4”s just to test the machine and make sure it’s working properly and it does seem to work fine. I am thinking wi...

03-16-2015 12:43 AM

Saving for a cabinet saw... Which one? - 70 replies

Hey! I’m going to be saving up about $5,000 that I can use towards really anything I want but I want to get a nice cabinet saw. I really need something that can have a mobile base attached – it doesn’t have to be included so long as it is available. My shop is in a 3 car garage but I only have regular access to 1 car wor...

03-12-2015 07:54 PM

Craftsman 10" 3HP Table Saw - Model 113-298761 - Is it a good buy? - 62 replies

Hello! I hadn’t yet purchased a table saw and I tend to be on Amazon so I ordered a “DWE7491RS 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw”. [ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F2CGXGG ] I haven’t even actually gotten it out of the box yet as I’m waiting on my electrician to run the wiring I need in my shop. This is my firs...

03-02-2015 05:58 PM

New to woodworking in any real sense, need some help understanding lumber stock. - 16 replies

Hello! I’ve got some equipment on the way – jointer, planer, router, table saw, jigsaw among a few others and I am going to start building simple furniture and work my way up. The problem I’m having right now is understanding this:http://www.wooleylumber.com/inventory.html This is a local yard for me [about 5 minutes u...


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