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06-06-2016 09:32 PM

Boat Cockpit Table - 9 replies

I’m building a cockpit table for my boat and am planning on using an epoxy finish and then having a clear finish sprayed on to final finish and provide better UV protection. I’m hoping someone can help me understand how to apply the epoxy to both sides of the table, it’ll be oval with a roundover from both top and bottom, ki...

05-17-2016 09:47 PM

TS3650 for parts - 6 replies

If anyone is interested in a Ridgid TS3650 for parts then I have one. Trunnion is broken but all the other parts are in good shape. If no-one wants it I’ll junk it but thought I’d ask here first. Located in CT

01-10-2015 05:07 PM

PM2800B Table Gear - 0 replies

Would anyone happen to know how to change the table gear on a PM2800B ? I got one for Xmas, table doesn’t fit over the rack or work properly when setup on a bench so PM sent me a new worm and gear for the table assembly but I have no idea how to remove the drive shaft the gear is mounted on. Is that likely to be a press fit or have a...

02-24-2013 04:51 PM

Jet 16-32 Lid Catch - 12 replies

Just acquired a new (to me) 16-32 Drum Sander and something seems distinctly wonky (technical term) with the lid catch and I can’t, for the life of me, seem to work out what needs to be adjusted to make it close properly. This is a picture of the current state and the closed state with the catch on the inside, so to speak. Co...

01-05-2013 11:28 PM

Tools Available - 2 replies

I have a few tools that are available for the first person who would like to come pick them up, nothing particularly spectacular but workable. A Craftsman 10” Tablesaw, Contractor version, pretty sure I have all the bitsA bench top Craftsman router table with router A GMC Router table with router. GMC is like this one; Oxfo...

06-30-2012 05:51 PM

Sharpening Question - 13 replies

Looking for some guidance on sharpening, specifically flattening the backs of my plane irons. I have waterstones, 400/1000/2000/5000/8000 and a granite block to flatten them. When trying to flatten the backs of the planes I always seem to end up with some sports that are shinier or more polished than others though the scratch patterns are ...

01-22-2012 04:16 PM

WoodRiver Clamping System - 13 replies

So I bought a couple of sets of these a while back when they were on sale and just used them for the first time yesterday and I gotta admit that they didn’t quite do what I expected them to. Now, this is almost certainly operator error, but my expectation was that they would align/flatten a panel glue-up so that cauls were not neede...

01-08-2012 11:06 PM

Lumberjocks Widgets ? - 2 replies

I am using the widgets from, the At a Glance skinny version, but am getting the same result as the local widgets, they just sit at Loading…... Is there something wrong ? Something else I should be doing ? The Flash one seems to work OK but I don’t particularly like the ads and don’t really ...

09-22-2011 03:03 PM

DC for a Porter Cable 382 - 0 replies

Has anyone had any experience/luck with connecting DC to a PC 382 ROS ?

08-27-2011 10:35 PM

Non-shop talk threads - 26 replies

Whilst I have no issue with this forum, or anyone who wishes to participate in it, and I’m sure I will get howled down, lambasted and abused but is there a way that the threads from this forum can be excluded from the Forum Topics widget on the front page ? Sure, I could just ignore them, though, sadly from my perspective they are numer...

06-21-2011 03:55 AM

Router Table & Fence mismatch - 10 replies

So, I bought this router table and this fence Problem is that the slots in the aluminum fence and the slots in the table don’t line up so I’m sorta wondering what my options are 1. Drill holes in the fence and file out the slots ?2. Extend the fence slots some other way ? I guess my question in general is, what ...

05-07-2011 01:07 AM

Jessem Rout-R-Top - 6 replies

Anyone have any experience with this router table top ? I bought a Rout-R-Lift II a while back and this is obviously a good fit for the top but I was wondering; Would routing 2 channels for fence miters be an issue or problem do you think ? If you have one, is the top pre-drilled or setup for the Rout-R-Fence ? Thankstony

02-22-2011 04:30 PM

Strip/Flap Curtains - 4 replies

Anyone have any experience with using these in the shop ? Effective for keeping dust “contained” ? Any preference for suppliers ? For a basement shop that is impinging on the other parts of the basement and, even with improved DC, there is still some dust being created Thankstony

02-07-2011 05:42 AM

Scrap Recycling ? - 14 replies

For the scrap scraps, as opposed to the pieces that go on the, ever increasing in size, scrap shelf, is there a way to recycle ? Specifically, the plywood offcuts and especially MDF, surely thats recyclable ? What’s everyone do with that stuff ?

01-29-2011 01:25 AM

Questions on Sharpening - 11 replies

I’m afraid I’m suffering from a bit of information overload on this subject so thought I might ask a couple of clarifying (hopefully) questions. I was fortunate enough to receive 3 LN planes for Xmas and have been doing a lot of reading on setup, sharpening and use, as you would imagine. I also bought a copy of Handtool Essential...

01-12-2011 07:16 PM

Jorgensen vise & Ridgid bandsaw questions/input - 4 replies

Would appreciate some input/advice/opinion from the more experienced; Just received a new Jorgensen vise, the 42012, to add to the new workbench, discussed initially here , and had a couple of questions on the installation/fitting side of things; Whilst the vise will, obviously, be able to transition to a new workbench if I ever build one,...

12-30-2010 09:40 PM

Face Vise, always on the left ? - 8 replies

So I’ve just built a more sturdy workbench, the FWW Plywood version and I left space on the left to mount a face vise but standing here looking at it, are face vises always on the left ? Given I’m a righty, does that make sense ? What’s the reasoning/logic/history behind that position ?

12-30-2010 05:54 AM

Gasp !! - 18 replies

Went on my first buying expedition today, which was really a lot of fun, great selection, got to choose from 2 or 3 different candidate species and choose my own boards etc.. But Holy Moly, is it always that expensive ??!! I got roughly 50 BF of Cherry, 8/4 & 5/4, for a trestle table and it came to $430, the sapele was just a bit cheaper...

12-26-2010 09:42 PM

Ridgid Jointer Knives - 14 replies

Question for all the (much smarter) Ridgid Jointer owners out there Purchased a set of these knives to replace the OEM knives ; Freud Knives Problem I seem to have is that I can’t seem to get them to be less than (approx) 6 thou higher than the outfeed table Anyone else had this problem or have a suggestion ? Thankstony

06-05-2010 01:43 AM

Cut Diagrams (was Lists) - 24 replies

I have a question regarding cut lists. On a lot of the cut list diagrams I see the dimensions are all butted up against each other and I’m wondering how that works with taking the blade kerf into consideration ? So are they always off by the blade kerf and you need to adjust for it or are they inclusive, so to speak, of the blade ker...

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