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06-19-2017 03:40 PM

Built In Cabinets near fireplace and heat concerns - 11 replies

In the process of making built in cabinets for placement near our fireplace. The fireplace is a full wood burning type that is inset into the wall with a pretty standard 8 in granite surround which is shown in the picture. The cabinets will project out 26 inches essentially causing the fireplace to be recessed. I plan on having the cabi...

06-11-2017 01:59 AM

Any problem with shelf pin holes going all the way through a plywood cabinet - 6 replies

I am in the process of making some built in cabinets and just drilled a series of shelf pin holes in the first base cabinet carcase. Unfortunately, the plywood had a bit of a void where my pin holes ended up so when I sanded – the plywood collapsed a little. No big deal since I can flip that side so it will never be seen since it wi...

12-25-2016 02:20 PM

Baltimore Woodworking show shopping list - 15 replies

Wondering what everyone who goes to the woodworking shows looks to purchase. I know it depends alot on what you need but are there areas/products that typically have good discounts etc? I am putting together my list ( and checking it twice) I need to know which vendors are naughty and which ones are nice. I have been to 2 of these shows in...

12-21-2016 12:37 PM

End grain cutting board - I guess I am missing something - 9 replies

So I am making my first end grain cutting board for Christmas and have a few questions. the board is a hard maple and purple heart combo and I am at the sanding stage. I used a router sled to get the board basically the same size and smooth and I have used a belt sander to sand out the minor waves left by the router bit with an 80g paper. ...

10-07-2016 02:36 AM

Need a Central Maryland Business partner - 1 reply

Ok – maybe a wacky idea but thought it is worth a post. My wife is a big time scrapbooker and hosts 10-15 ladies a month at our house for events. These ladies are very serious about their hobby. They see the builtin cabinets and shelving units I have made for my wife and they want to hire me to do the same for them. Example: https://p...

09-16-2016 11:10 AM

the real history of sawstop - 2 replies

Once again – the internet provides nothing but truth. I saw this and was shocked ! Chuck Norris actually invented flesh sensing technology – in of course the most manly way possible. Sawstop should be Chuckstop.,-chuck-norris,-immagini-divertenti

01-12-2016 03:31 AM

Grand Prize Winner - its me! - 4 replies

I won the bandsaw give away at the Baltimore woodworking on 1/10/2016. Totally shocked and very happy about it.. Thanks so much to Carters and Powermatic Here is what I won:A Powermatic bandsaw PWBS-14CS BANDSAW, 1.5HP 1PH 115/230V

06-10-2014 01:27 PM

Vertical Opening Door Question - 9 replies

I have a set of built in cabinets that I have made that will have some small “mock drawers” ( 8 inches tall by about 30 inches wide) that will actually be doors that open vertically. Anyone made some doors this size that and just used normal hinges that open vertically? My question is simple – Are vertical opening hi...

05-02-2014 03:02 PM

Face Frame for base cabinets - 12 replies

Folks – I am working on a set of built in shelves that have 4 side by side base cabinets that are just about 7.5 feet in total length. My question is regarding creating the face frame(s) Wondering which is a better approach 1. Create a face frame for each cabinet and then joining them all together at installation OR 2. creat...

03-24-2014 04:26 PM

You need my help - 7 replies

Well after another weekend in the shop I have decided to offer my services up professionally: IF you require any of the following – please contact me right away since I an expert in these areas: 1. Work pieces measured short by 1/8 to ┬╝ inch2. Stop blocks placed on the wrong side of the cut3. Long periods of time configuring machines...

11-20-2013 03:59 AM

Shelf Pin Jig for 1100+ holes - 21 replies

I am just about to begin creating a series of built in bookshelves and cabinets. My design ends up calling for 1,100+ shelf pin holes. So I am interested in getting a jig to help do this quickly and accuratelyI have read reviews of the following;Veritas® Shelf-Drilling Jig Kreg Woodpeckers One question is do you think/know if one j...

09-06-2013 02:19 AM

Used Equipment I could buy - 14 replies

Went to look at the following machines today: Delta 3hp Dust Collector Model 50-762 w/hoses – 450$Delta 8in Joiner w/ mobile base 800$ Craftsman 15 in Professional thickness planer w/mobile base model 351.217030 450$ – this is a stationary machine – not a benchtop modelOmijig Dovetail machine model 5116 – 350$ These...

09-02-2013 11:34 PM

Miter Saw Stand Extended Fence Placement - 1 reply

I just finished up a simple miter saw stand this weekend based on this basic plan ( The stand has 2 wings that are 48 inches on each side and I and need to attach the fence to each wing. I am wondering if the extended fences should be placed flush with the fence on the miter saw or setback a 1/16th of an inch… Any thoughts?

09-01-2013 07:46 PM

Going to Purchase an Ridgid r4512 - 44 replies

Folks - After much begging – and going “shopping” my wife has finally given me the ok to purchase a tablesaw. (sobs with joy) Folks I am going to buy a r4512 table saw this weekend. I am a hobbyist newbie woodworker and I am looking for recommendations of what else I should get along with the saw. I will be buying ac...

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