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02-02-2021 06:03 PM

Winnipeg - 2 replies

Anyone here from The Winnipeg? Where do you typically buy your hardwood limber from? I often see hardwood “wholesalers”in the U.S. such as Austin Hardwoods promoted by the Wood whisperer. Would there be a market for this kind of setup in Winnipeg?

06-05-2020 01:14 AM

New Shop Electrical layout - 35 replies

Hi All,I am in the process of building a new house with a new dedicated shop. This week I am going over the electrical layout for it. The shop space will be an oversized single car garage attached to the house. I am wondering what are some things to consider or keep in mind in the layout. For starters I am thinking of adding at least two 220v...

02-28-2020 03:12 AM

Built in bench with drawer - 4 replies

Does anyone have plans for a built in bench with a slide out drawers? I’m looking at building two for a new house but haven’t been able to find a decent set of plans to replicate. Each would be approximately just under 6ft long x 2 ft deep. Will likely be made out of MDF painted white with a cushion on top.

02-17-2020 03:43 PM

Chambering plane irons - 7 replies

I was reading Christopher Schwarz book the Essential Hand Plane. In the book it sounds as though Chris puts a camber on nearly all of his plane irons beginning with a power grinder then moving to sharpening stones. Is there an effective way to do this without a grinder? Would a course sharpening stone or a metal file work as well? I worry about ...

12-22-2018 04:27 PM

Finally got my jointer set - 3 replies

My jointer and I haven’t always been a perfect team. At first I was getting boards slightly bowed, then I was getting tapers. Frustrated I even bought a One Way multi gauge to align the straight knives on it because I couldn’t come up with a better way to align the knives. I had all the knives aligned with .001 of an inch of each other (wasn’t e...

01-06-2018 02:18 AM

S4S lumber for cabinet doors. - 2 replies

Hi all. Haven’t posted on here in awhile. In the midst of doing a basement Reno. I’m Looking at making some cabinet doors to cover up my electrical cabinet. I’m curious does anyone here use S4S lumber for cabinet doors or am I better off using S2S lumber. I do have a jointer just curious. Thanks.

09-02-2017 06:44 PM

jointer outfeed table - 10 replies

I am curious at what depth most people set their outfeed table on the jointer. I’ve read various post online with conflicting information. recommends setting the outfeed table at the exact same height as the jointer knives while many other suggest setting the heights a few thousands of an inch below the jointer knives. ...

06-12-2017 03:15 PM

Makita sander to shop vac - 5 replies

Has anyone come up with a good way to connect a Makita ROS to a standard shop vac, in other words no an expensive dust extractor but a regular ridgid brand shop vac?

06-07-2017 01:38 PM

How to align a faceframe - 14 replies

I’m making a stand for my miter saw and wanted to add some drawers to it. Originally I wasn’t going to put a faceframe on it but since my plywood I used on the carcass has a slight bow I think I will add a faceframe and attach the drawer slides to the faceframe. I am wanting to know what is the best way for aligning a faceframe to th...

02-08-2017 04:24 AM

Flattening waterstones - 13 replies

For Christmas I received a set of LV chisels and was attempting to sharpen them today. I am not expert at sharpening and I’m curious what do most of you use for flattening waterstones? I’ve so far attempted a piece of sandpaper attached to a piece of fake granite countertop (sample piece) that I had to flatten. I’m was not very...

11-21-2016 03:08 PM

Face frames with pocket hole screws - 15 replies

I’ve been using pocket hole screws for some garage cabinets and I’ve been have trouble with the wood splitting. IThe face frame are maple with maple plywood cabinets. it’s very frustrating to say the least and I am about ready to give up on pocket hole screws and try dowels. I am wondering if anyone else has had this issue? ...

08-28-2016 02:35 AM

My newbie mistake - 24 replies

I thought I’d share a bit of frustration with my latest project. Awhile back I made a crosscut sled for cutting cabinet parts with a fence composed of two pieces of Baltic birch laminated together. The last time I used the sled I clamped a long piece of mdf to the rear fence so I could add a stop block. The pieces I was crosscutting wer...

08-25-2016 04:26 AM

My first dust collector - 20 replies

I have been reading many articles on dust collection in the workshop lately and think it is time to purchase my first dust collector or extractor. I should mention my workshop is also my garage or my garage is my workshop however you want to look at it so space is always a premium. Right now my only form of cleanup is a Ridgid shop vac. I am ...

08-08-2016 03:43 AM

Lock Rabbert for Cabinet Carcass - 3 replies

I am wondering if anyone has used lock rabbets to hold together the cabinet carcass. I am building some upper cabinets to hang in my garage. This is my first real attempt at cabinets. The plans I have simply calls for pocket screws but I’ve seen in one of my woodworking books using lock rabbets. Since these are garage cabinets I thought I ...

08-03-2016 04:01 AM

Making a push block - 11 replies

I am wanting to make some push blocks similar to the one pictured for use on my table saw. I have several that I bought but I am not truly happy with any of them. My question is how do I cut the bottom of this jig with the notch? I don’t own a handsaw which seems like the simple solution. Thanks!

07-29-2016 02:24 AM

New Handplane setup - 22 replies

I am curious what needs to be done to setup a new Veritas Bench Plane? I’ve been seriously contemplating purchasing a Veritas #5 1/4 bench plane. I feel perhaps this would be a great all around plane to start with for smoothing and prep work. (Please correct me if I am wrong on this). I do own a couple hand planes already. I bought thre...

07-05-2016 02:19 AM

Bosch CS10 vs Makita 5007MG Circular Saw - 0 replies

Can someone please identify the difference for me between the Bosch CS10 and Makita 7005MG? I first bought the Bosch CS10 a couple years ago but recently decided to replace it with a Makita after very much frustration trying to make straight cuts. Side by side the saws are virtually identical besides some cosmetic differences. The Makita however...

07-01-2016 02:47 PM

Cutting sheet goods with circular saw - 39 replies

HI This is my first post to LJ’s. I’ve been a member for a couple months now and have mostly been enjoying reading others posts, and learning a ton. Anyhow here is my first post/question and it involves cutting down sheet goods with a circular saw. I have been attempting to make some cabinets for storage in my garage, which also s...

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