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05-21-2020 03:22 PM

Cabinet Shops in Atlanta Area - Scraps - 5 replies

Hey fellow Atlanta woodworkers….Anyone know of a cabinet shop in the Atlanta area that might be willing to let someone pick through their scraps/off cuts? Just looking for places to find some off cuts that would basically be worthless to the cabinet shop, but gold for us hobby woodworkers.

05-18-2020 04:21 PM

Double Vanity with both sides enclosed by walls - 6 replies

Hi All,Couple of questions as I embark on the design of a vanity that will have a wall on both sides. The distance between the walls is 88.5”. Given that I probably cannot get an 88.5” vanity around the corners and into the room, I was thinking of making two 44.25” vanities with a mirror image. Essentially a sink on the left...

05-06-2020 05:45 AM

Alternative to Metal Drawer Slides - 9 replies

Hey all,I’m trying to design a planer cabinet and I would like to have a supporting shelf that pulls out on the outfeed end to catch lumber if I can’t get around fast enough. I found a plan on Rockler’s website, but it calls for a heavy duty 34 inch drawer slide and those appear to be about $110 to $170. This will not be used...

04-30-2020 04:11 AM

2 Questions on Router Collet - 12 replies

Hey All,I have two questions regarding the router collet on my Milwaukee 5625 router I have in my router lift. The brand of router probably doesn’t matter for this example, but here goes. 1) When installing bit, if the collet is loose enough the bit will slide past the bottom of the collet and into the vast expanse of the router spindl...

02-25-2020 06:39 PM

Slides longer than drawer - 8 replies

Hey all,Working on a shop cabinet that is providing two purposes. 1. Storage for my misc router stuff and 2. Education on how to install drawer slides since I’ve never done that before. :) One side of the cabinet will have 4 – 16” drawers (with 16” full extension drawer slides) and the other “half” of the ...

02-20-2020 04:49 PM

Drill Press Quill Travel - How much do you *really* need?? - 20 replies

Hey all,I have use of a Delta 12 inch drill press currently that has about 2.5” of quill travel, but I have to get it back to my father. So…I’m in the market for a reliable, but inexpensive drill press and I have narrowed my choices down to two WEN products. The 4214 (12 inch bench model) or the 4225 (15 inch floor model). T...

02-18-2020 01:55 AM

Dust Collection Combination Fittings - 5 replies

Hey all,I’ve created a decent dust collection setup so far, but have a couple of questions for everyone. So far, I have a 3HP Grizzly twin filter dust collector, piped via 7” metal pipe to a Super Dust Deputy XL then piped to 6 drops with 6 inch thin wall PVC to 6 – 6inch wyes that get reduced to 2- 4 inch ports each and those...

01-25-2020 04:16 PM

ISO Tunes Free - Anyone Tried Them?? - 7 replies

Hey all,After a tiring 2 hour round-over session at the router table last night, trying to use apple air-pods with a 3M noise isolating earmuff, I’m in the market for some noise isolating earbuds! So….Looking for opinions here. Has anyone tried the (semi) new ISO Tunes Free true wireless noise isolating earbuds? I know folks see...

12-26-2019 07:39 PM

8 Inch Dado Stack for 1.5 HP Contractor's Saw - 23 replies

Hi All,I know an 8” dado stack will certainly fit on my 10” 1.5 HP Delta Contractor’s Saw (Delta 34-444 early 90s model). But the owner’s manual says to use a 6 inch stack. I’ll likely never need the additional depth unless I make a dado cross cut sled, but the 6 inch Freud SD506 6 inch dado stack is MORE expensiv...

12-13-2019 06:46 AM

Mounting a dust collector horizontally - 22 replies

Hey all,I’ve purchased a used grizzly g0562zp 3hp twin canister filter dust collector and I intend to mate it with a super dust deputy xl. Since it’ll be a two stage unit, do you think there is any issue with mounting it horizontally so I can mate the input of the dust collector directly to the SDD? I have an awkward space situation in my shop ...

12-11-2019 11:07 PM

Quick Question on Drawer Slides (weight rating) - 1 reply

OK two questions, but who’s counting? :) Assuming side mount drawer slides:1. Is the pound rating for the pair or for the single slide?2. How reliable is the rating? If it says 100 pounds and my drawer will have 80ish pounds, is that OK, or do I need to “over” engineer (aka get a 125 or 150 pound rated)? Thanks for the ...

10-25-2019 02:09 PM

Dust Collector Piping - 8 replies

Hey All,A few questions for the folks here. I have a Grizzly twin filter 3HP dust collector with a 7” inlet that I intend to run to a Super Dust Deputy XL (the 6” one) and then run 6” mains out into my shop. I will probably have about 7-9 drops for my various machines. Question 1: From the Dust Collector to the SDD, wou...

10-22-2019 03:34 PM

Dust Collector Modifications - 15 replies

Hey all,I purchased a used 3HP Grizzzly twin filter dust collector G0562ZP (Specs Here). Trying to figure out how to modify the connector between the impeller housing and the filter housing. I’d really like to be able to turn the impeller housing 90 degrees to the back ( so the inlet points down) so that I could mount the impeller hous...

09-30-2019 02:22 PM

T-Bolts - Where to Buy?? - 30 replies

Hey all,I know I can find a five pack at Rockler and the like, but T-bolt sets at Rockler are really expensive. Plus the packs that have the nuts, bolts, knobs, etc don’t have enough of what I need or some parts and too much of other parts. Anyone been successful in finding t-bolts (specifically 1/4-20 and 5/16-18 in various lengths fr...

08-23-2019 06:22 PM

Edge guide for Nailers - 6 replies

Hey all,I’m curious about edge guides for nailers (like 23 ga or 18 ga). Grex has one on their “new” 21 gauge nailer and I wonder if anyone has a homegrown version on their nailer? The premise would be to drive nails at a consistent distance from the edge of the work. Example from Grex

08-23-2019 01:46 AM

Gluing Small Plywood Pieces onto a Larger Plywood Panel - 3 replies

Hey All,I’ve got a project going where I need to glue some small pieces of plywood (like 1.5” x .75” x .5”) on end (aka edge) to a larger piece of plywood (that is .25” thick). These will act as stops for some semi small parts storage (like thin table legs). My question: Is wood glue enough for this? What about C...

08-21-2019 01:53 PM

Question on T-Slots and T-Tracks - 18 replies

All,Thinking of building a jig and rather than using the method that the plans call for, I was going to get a t-slot bit and route it at the router table. The question….is there a t-slot bit that will allow both a 1/4-20 hex bolt AND a 1/4-20 T bolt?

07-19-2019 02:20 PM

Dust Collector "Size" - 37 replies

Hey all,Getting a shop together and working on dust collection. Would prefer a cyclone type unit to keep from having to doing constant maintenance and for ease of cleanup. I plan to have a Table Saw, Router Table, Jointer, and Planer connected to it (plus a floor sweep). Also plan on plumbing up those tools permanently and using blast gates. ...

02-13-2019 05:45 PM

MDF & Laminate Router Table Top - Quick Question - 1 reply

Hey all,A couple of questions regarding building an MDF router table top. When I cut out for the lift, do I want to have already mounted the High Pressure Laminate (HPL) or cut it out first and then apply the HPL? Is there a way to protect the raw MDF on the cutout (I live in a pretty humid area)?

02-01-2019 07:48 PM

Kreg ACS (Adaptive Cutting System) Saw/Table/Guides - 14 replies

Hey all,Just thought I’d share something I ran across this afternoon. Don’t know much about it but it is interesting. Plunge Saw, Track, Table, Guides, etc. Similar in design (but probably not quality) to Festool. A couple of things I noticed, it’s blade left, whereas other Plunge Cut Saws are blade right. It does have an...

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