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10-16-2021 03:47 PM

Rail and Stile don't fit - 17 replies

I’m cutting rail and stile joinery for the first time. I thought I had the process figured out but I am missing something because the rail and stile are not quite coming together. The bits are brand new. The table and fence are dead flat. I think the equipment is fine. I’ve cut the end of the rails and that seemed to go well...

09-26-2021 12:25 AM

jointer troubleshooting - 5 replies

What would cause the jointer to continually remove material from the leading edge but never the trailing edge? I have Grizzly G0586 8” jointer that I have had for many years and it’s always been a good one. I have not been able to use it much for many years at all until very recently. Upon trying to mill some pretty rough stock...

09-14-2021 11:28 PM

planer - 13 replies

As much as I hate to admit it I think it is time to replace my ridgid 13” planer. It runs well but currently I cant keep the nut tight that holds the cutter head pulley on. I get it as tight as possible but almost as soon as I turn it on, it works loose and throws the belt off. It supposedly has a lifetime warranty but I doubt they w...

09-03-2021 06:51 PM

HOw to attach MDF to phenolic? - 12 replies

What’s the best method for attaching MDF to phenolic. Glue and screw? what glue? I’ve never worked with phenolic before.

08-31-2021 08:27 PM

Jessem Mastr-R-Lift-II template - 9 replies

Anybody have a Jessem template they’d be willing to part with?

07-21-2021 10:29 PM

router table switch - 16 replies

I need to order a switch for the Norm style cabinet/table I’m building. I did a search here on LJ for some guidance but quickly got confused by all the jargon; contactor, relay, solenoid, IEC, UL, NEMA, yada yada yada. Who knew a switch could be this complicated. :-( I just want to make some dust; but do it safely. :-) Since IR...

07-21-2021 02:48 AM

Router lift, which one? - 43 replies

I’ve been studying, designing and building myself a router table/cabinet. It’s basically an adaptation of the new Yankee table. Now it’s time to order a lift. Would you buy the Rockler, the Jessem, or the Incra? And why ? I’ll be hanging a PC7518. They all seem to be about the same price. But i have seen the Jess...

06-29-2021 04:03 PM

120 Volt Circular Saw Blade Sharpener - 4 replies

Anybody tried sharpening their own circular blades? I know Chicago Electric does not make the most high quality tools and the review comments indicate folks have had some trouble with this sharpener but many of them seem to be from improper setup. Anybody have personal experience?

06-29-2021 03:45 PM

Epoxy tops - 5 replies

Anybody ever coat their work surfaces with epoxy? I was telling my brother about the router table I’m making and he suggested coating it in epoxy? He’s done his kitchen countertops that way and really likes it. Think it would work for a router table? Would certainly seal it from moisture. Any drawbacks you can think of? W...

06-28-2021 10:42 PM

Router table top material - 15 replies

I’m trying to decide which material to use to build a router table from. I have both 3/4 MDF and what I believe to be Baltic birch plywood in my shop now. It’s been there for years, stored vertically; i.e. leaning against the wall. I just checked them with my 4 ft level and they seem to be reasonable flat. There was a tiny bi...

06-28-2021 08:53 PM

blade sharpening? - 21 replies

Is there some sort of mail away blade sharpening service that you can recommend? The shop that I used to take my blades to for sharpening no longer does them in house and mails them away to somewhere unknown. My thought is if there is some place I can send them I can skip the local middleman. Especially since I only found out about them n...

06-28-2021 11:53 AM

Router table T tracks, or not - 28 replies

I’m considering building a new router table and while I may decide to spend half a fortune on a lift system(possibly the Jessem master lift) because I’m a cheap sob I’m probably going to build my own top and fence system. I’ve read a couple comments from people that say they rarely use their t-tracks in their top and i...

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