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02-27-2016 01:52 PM

Table Saw - Should I be using these items? And mounting router - 24 replies

I have completed a few projects using my table saw.I have been reading more and have some questions? I did not know kerf size.The thin kerf blade I bought does not work with the riving knife.Better to get a full kerf blade? Or the knife that is for thin kerf blades?I thinking of getting a good full kerf blade. Should I use feather boards?S...

02-20-2016 04:33 PM

Facing of bookshelf made from plywood8 - 11 replies

I need a book shelf for my home office.Not really needing anything furniture grade. 3/4” pine plywood sanded on both sides was on sale. So I picked some up. Planning on ripping 12” wide for sides and shelves. Then dado cut the sides and glue in shelves. What is a cheap solution to dress the front edge?Veneer that is irone...

02-18-2016 12:37 AM

Keezer Kegerator - Oak and English? - 14 replies

My next project is skinning a freezer to use as a kegerator. Not sure how to handle the top.It will be mounted to the lid and will rest on the freezer.But also needs to hide the front and edges of the box.So it needs an overhang lip.And it needs to be light!

02-04-2016 01:53 PM

Where to send hand plane irons and chisels to be re-ground? - 15 replies

I have my self setup to sharpen these items.But I have some that have been used and abused.They need to be completely reground from scratch. I do not own a bench grinder anymore, and I don’t think the cost and storage space justify a one time fix on my irons. Anyone offer this type of service? I would then do the routine sharpenin...

01-24-2016 06:20 PM

Purchased my first 13" thickness planer - some simple questions - 18 replies

Instead of working on my saw dust system , I played with my recent and first thickness planer purchase.In hind sight, I should have worked on the dust system as this thing throws the chips! I was playing with some construction lumber. I learned this does not take twist out of the board.I would need to hand plane one side flat, then I can t...

01-17-2016 02:06 PM

Making a cross cut sled for table saw - 22 replies

I want to make a cross cut sled for my table saw. I have some left over 3/4” MDF – Good for the base?I can use MDF for the front and back, or I should buy hardwood for this? What about slides in the table saw? I want 2 slides.Should I make these or better off buying steel slides? I will probably also add some T-rack for sto...

01-12-2016 11:25 PM

Need some help with hand saws - 6 replies

I asked a similar question on hand planes on this site, got great advice and currently own various old working stanley. I currently own no hand saws. I own power miter and table saw. So I think I need a general saw?And I want to hand cut dovetails.Scroll saw also? Suggetions?

01-05-2016 04:04 AM

Fire place mantel - hollow version to fit over warped original - 9 replies

Current fireplace has a 3” thick slab of wood. It is rough cut and warped and twisted. I was thinking of building a “box” that would slide over the warped mantel.I would plane/shim the existing mantel to create a flat level surface for attachment. See my sketches. I was thinking of purchasing rough saw 1”...

01-02-2016 10:34 PM

Miter Station Work Bench - 36 replies

I have limited room in my shop area, so I wanted to build a work bench that can hold a miter saw. I came across some cheap 3/4” plywood, so that is what I will frame it with.I used 2×4s to create a base.It will have 2 foot wide compartments underneath. Probably add shelves. Any suggestions on attaching the 3/4” plywood to ...

08-15-2015 01:19 PM

New to me hand planes - 23 replies

Picked up 2 hand planes #8 Looks like a Type IINothing broken, no missing parts, bottom is fairly flat. #5 Not sure on this one, maybe type 16Again nothing broken, no missing parts, bottom is fairly flat. I do not have tools or knowlege to sharpen these.Should I send the blades to someone to make them proper?Or is this not difficult to ...

08-12-2015 02:55 AM

New Table and Miter Saw - thoughts on some hand tools - 2 replies

Before we moved I sold my 10 Craftsman Pro Portable table saw and Craftsman 12” mitre saw. At the new house I purchased the Delta 10” saw from Lowes and the 12” Hitachi Dual Mitre saw. Put both tools to work putting in railing and balusters on the deck.Had to rip 2×4 down to 2×3 and lots of cuts for the 2×2...

08-08-2015 12:03 PM

First project, Rustic wood box - Do I have the tools for this? - 8 replies

This would be my first real project.We want to make a box for our porch to hold some firewood.Would also be nice to make it able to sit on. I have some rough cut oak I want to use, but I will I need to join these smaller boards together.The top would need to be joined on the length and butt joints. I want the look of distressed/hand planed...

07-25-2015 08:18 PM

Options to refreshen up some furniture with good finish - 2 replies

I have some hand made solid oak end tables.Since we are moving into a new house I figure I would freshen them up. I used Watco oil finish that was mixed with wipe on polyApplied the coats with very mild sand paper.I am guessing 8-10 applications. Took weeks to complete. I might have rubbed with furniture bees wax months after they were in...

07-25-2015 08:14 PM

Options to correct color on a finished piece? - 5 replies

I have an oak cabinet that I purchased unfinished.I used Watco Walunut oil on it. It is dark, but does not have the amber color we have in everything else.I then put a few coats of wipe on poly. I guess due to the poly I can’t restain it. Not trying to lighten it, just trying to give it a more amber oak color. thoughts?

07-03-2015 01:54 AM

Compact dual purpose work area - Drawing of layout - 6 replies

This section is actually in the basement, so it will be a conditioned space.Portion outside is actually under cover of the house, should not get rained on. I think i can work out a way to keep my saw in side when I use.I thought I would need to roll outside to use it.I will probably have to pre-cut large plywood.I will haul in my trailer,...

06-30-2015 10:43 PM

Work Bench - Miter Saw station - options for restricted space - 14 replies

I see lots of people have these and lots of different designs. Due to my limited space, this is what I am thinking of making.I have also never made cabinets before – so this will be my first try. Planning on a dual bevel 12” miter saw, without the slide.Work bench level with the saw, but no guide on the bench.Will need to utili...

06-29-2015 06:02 PM

New house and new tools - Looking at a table saw - 32 replies

When we decided to move I sold most of my power tools.Nothing great and most of them used and abused rehabing two houses.New house does not need much rehabbing, so I want power tools for projects that I always wanted to do.New house does not have much area for my hobbies, so keeping things compact is a must. Sold my contractors table saw (Whi...

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