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10-17-2007 10:35 PM

upcut or downcut spiral bit for mortises? - 10 replies

The title pretty much asks it all, but let me add that I will be using my new Freud 3 1/4 hp plunge router, at only $120 ($100 off, no edge guide). If interested, see this LINK Anyway, the post is not about the router, but it’s a good deal that some of you might be interested in.I have heard that an upcut bit will clear chips better, bu...

09-19-2007 08:05 PM

setting hand plane depth - 23 replies

I am still trying to learn the proper use and set up of hand planes and I am having some trouble. I am attempting to use the method of setting the plane on paper shims (not under the throat of course) to set the depth, but once I tighten down the cap iron (cam action) it greatly increases the blade depth and raises the plane up. What am I doing ...

09-17-2007 10:36 PM

Wet/Dry grinder, sharpener - 6 replies

I came across a 4 1/2” slow grinder for sharpening at Lowes that I thought looked pretty good for the price. The wheel is about 1 1/2” wide on the grinding edge, and it spins at 170rpm according to the specs. The included wheel is 150 grit, and there is a water tank of sorts to keep it cool. It is reversable and has two adjustable to...

09-14-2007 07:34 PM

Grizzly or Delta benchtop sander? - 4 replies

I am looking at two benchtop sanders, both are $100 with the following specs:6” disc and 4’x36” belt sander, 1/3 hp. Both have the motor enclosed in the base with a 2 1/2” dust port. I know the Griz is cast iron, but don’t know what the Delta is. Whatcha think?

09-06-2007 05:03 PM

Grizzly drill press add-ons - 5 replies

I found two new items at Grizzly that I have not seen before. Tell me what you think of them, and if you think they would get the job done. As you’ll see, each of these items are meant to replace other stand-alone machines. Lathe attachment ($20)! [url=http://www.grizzly.com/products/H8071]web page[/url] ! Mortising attachment ($50) ...

08-24-2007 03:36 PM

"Footprint" planes - 14 replies

These are rather low-cost planes that you can buy at Sears, but I wanted to find out what some of you think of the brand’s quality. I cannot afford $100 for each plane, and truthfully not even $50 each. One set that looks like a good setup for me is this set of 3 for $90, which includes a block plane, a smooth plane, and a jack plane. A...

08-03-2007 08:31 PM

Elmers stainable wood glue... - 1 reply

I just recently found out that this stuff existed and have not heard anything about it. Anyone of you used it?What are your opinions of it? [image] http://www.elmers.com/images/line_art/E730_tmb_photo.jpg [/image]

08-01-2007 12:00 AM

Scotch Brite pads.... - 6 replies

Which one do you use when sanding between stain coats? Also, where do you buy them? Or…if you don’t like using them, why? And what is your method instead?


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