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07-06-2019 12:06 AM

Delta 22-580 Planer Pulley - 5 replies

Recently, my delta planer went on the fritz. I bought the new pulley and drive belt, but the pulley did not come with a keyway. Barely able to make sawdust, I am certainly not a machinist. I know keyways are usually available at hardware stores, but how do I know the correct size? I’m sure you geniuses will have an answer for meQuailguy

07-08-2018 08:46 PM

Washable Finish - 10 replies

A local BBQ caterer asked me to finish 2 wooden eating utensil boxes for his business. These are roughly 16”x12” and 6” deep. The issue is that after an event, these boxes are greasy and have BBQ sauce on them from messy customers. He does not want them painted, but still needs to be able to clean them between events. He’...

04-29-2018 06:06 PM

Brass Rod Hinge - 3 replies

I am building a small (11×5x4) curly maple box with mitered corners. I want to use a 3/32” brass rod as a hinge. In my head, I see the lid sitting on a rabbet around the inside of the box with a tab to lift it. Here are my questions: If the rabbet is the same depth all around, will the lid be able to rotate up? How do I determine the ...

01-29-2018 09:39 PM

Used SawStop Value - 7 replies

I was approached by a friend of a friend who has a SawStop Professional Series table saw for sale and I’m looking at how much it is worth. Its a 110v, 1.75 hp motor, table extensions, mobile base and is less than 2 years old. He has all the manuals, tools, etc. It appears to be in good shape, no rust, dings or heavy scratches. I think he p...

01-28-2018 06:54 PM

Question on Box Lid - 2 replies

I am building a small, curly maple box and would like to incorporate a flat, flush fit top with a lift tab/lift that sits in a notch at the front of the box. I have seen these tabs made from a separate piece of wood, but would like to make the tab and lid from one piece. How can I cut the straight lines on either side of the tab? Should I rip th...

08-11-2017 11:28 PM

Gluing Metal to Wood - 22 replies

I’ve been asked to inlay a challenge coin into the stock of a rifle for a charity event. My idea is to drill the stock with a Forstner bit of the same diameter as the coin and have the coin flush with the stock. Any ideas on how to glue the coin in? I assume an epoxy, but I see there are several different types depending on application. ...

02-27-2017 12:48 AM

Glue Joint repair - 7 replies

I am nearly finished with a birds eye maple jewelry box for my oldest granddaughter. I built the drawer using 1/4” birds eye with mitered corners and a 1/4” bottom of veneered ply (my first veneer attempt). When fitting the drawer dividers, my measurements were apparently too close and one mitered corner came apart. I used Titebond I...

02-13-2017 05:46 PM

Gluing Dyed Moldings - 7 replies

I’m working on the design of a jewelry box for my granddaughter using birdseye maple. I would like to color the edge moldings around the base and lid, and possibly the drawer pulls. Unless I hear otherwise, my initial choice would be TransTint dye, either water or alcohol based. Here are my questions/concerns: 1. The molding will be ...

09-17-2016 09:41 PM

Liftable Shop Cabinet Top - 10 replies

I’m in the process of reorganizing my garage shop and want to add some specialized shop furniture. My first priority is an outfeed table for my table saw. My “idea” is to have roll around cabinets that will fit under my workbench ends when not in use, but can be positioned as outfeed tables. Due to height differences, I would n...

03-30-2016 08:09 PM

Hardware Question - 10 replies

I’ve built a solid mahogany tool cabinet and just about ready to hang it. The piano hinge I bought at Woodcraft turned out to be way too light for the heavy door that I estimate will be about 15-20 lbs when loaded. Does anyone have a suggestion or a source for something strong enough to support this door? As always, thank you in advance. ...

03-04-2016 05:31 PM

Wood Movement - 6 replies

I am building a hanging tool cabinet for my shop. The door is a dovetailed frame rabbeted to accept the 3/4” mahogany door panel. This panel will not be glued, but held in with tabletop Z clips. The panel slips into place with slight pressure, meaning I don’t have to bang it in, but I do have to exert a small amount of force. Here...

02-24-2016 04:31 AM

Plywood Panel Glue Up - 6 replies

I want to make a cabinet door panel with 1/4 ” mahogany over Baltic Birch Plywood. The panel is 24×36 and will sit in a rabbet, not a groove. Would glueing the mahogany to the ply (think veneer) be acceptable. I’m worried about seasonal movement and bowing. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

02-23-2016 08:38 PM

Cabinet Door Glue up - 2 replies

I’m building a hanging tool cabinet based on Jan Zoltowski’s article in FWW. I’m using African Mahogany for the cabinet and single door frames, and 1/2” Baltic Birch plywood for the door and cabinet back panels. I want to resaw mahogany to 1/4” and attach it to the outer door panel, but am not sure how to do it corr...

10-28-2015 05:51 PM

Table saw chipping wood - 9 replies

I have an older Craftsman 10” contractor saw with Exacta-Rip fence. Recently I’ve noticed that the bottom edges of cut boards are chipped off. This happened both with walnut and Baltic birch plywood. I confirmed the Freud blade is perpendicular to the table, aligned to the miter slot, and no noticeable damage to the blade. What am I ...

03-30-2015 02:41 PM

Inset Doors - 5 replies

Anyone have an idea?Finishing up on the 2 cherry nightstands I’ve been working on for a few months. Each table has 2 inset doors and I’m using quality extruded brass mortised hinges. 1 cabinet came out fine. On the second table, the lower/center corner of the door is 3/16” inset to far, the other door’s corner is about an 1/8” proud. The doors a...

03-29-2015 09:34 PM

Nightstand Inset Doors - 2 replies

Finishing up on the 2 cherry nightstands I’ve been working on for a few months. Each table has 2 inset doors and I’m using quality extruded brass mortised hinges. 1 cabinet came out fine. On the second table, the lower/center corner of the door is 3/16” inset to far, the other door’s corner is about an 1/8” proud. T...

02-21-2015 06:41 PM

Bowed Table Top - 6 replies

I’m building 2 cherry nightstands and have developed a problem that I can use some advise from the more experienced. The solid tops are made up edge joined 7/8 thick cherry, 26 inches wide and 16 inches deep.. About a week after glue up, I found that one top has bowed across its length, about 1/8 – 3/16 of an inch. I can pull it down...


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