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03-15-2021 10:41 PM

Breadboard end on butcherblock top? - 6 replies

I have a 36” x 24” end grain butcher block top on my kitchen cart that I’d like to add breadboard ends to. Seeing as breadboard ends are usually used on face grain panels, is there any wood-movement reasons why I shouldn’t use them on an end-grain butcher block? Would I run into any significant issues making the cuts? ...

12-29-2020 05:10 PM

New income opportunity? Wooden Satellites - 1 reply

I’m sure all you folks with cabinet shops just need a little re-tooling, and you could be making tons of cash selling wooden satellites to Japan. What do you think is the best wood to send to space? Alder I bet.

08-20-2020 10:55 PM

How many coats is too many? - 20 replies

The general trend is that more coats is better right? But at what point are you just wasting time and materials? Aesthetically, you can see the difference between 1 coat and 3 coats. At some point it an extra coat doesn’t look any different. Durability wise, 3-4 coats is definitely going to hold up to more abuse. But at what poin...

05-14-2020 05:45 PM

Woodpeckers PRL-V2 motor pad question - 5 replies

I recently scored a new/open box Woodpeckers PRL-V2-414 lift on ebay for $210. The pads are for the Milwaukee 5625 motor, 4.14” diameter. I bought it before I had a router motor to go in it, but I figured for that price, once I chose a router I could just buy the correct motor pads and still be way ahead. Well, I’ve got a Porter C...

05-10-2020 09:26 PM

Question on routing HPL, plus Craigslist brag - 5 replies

TL;DR: What’s the best way to route mdf with HPL on both sides? Smaller bit or larger bit? Lower speed or higher speed? Would like to avoid chip out as much as possible. The details:I’ve been looking to add a dedicated router/table/lift to the shop. I currently have a Bosch 1617evs pack which I plan to keep for handheld rout...

04-09-2020 08:16 PM

Homer Simpson's spice rack - 10 replies

This is not mine, I just ran across this on reddit. It’s absolutely amazing.

02-12-2020 12:34 AM

5/8" Miter gauge? - 2 replies

I purchased a Wilton (Jet) 4210 belt/disc sander on craigslist. the only thing missing is the miter gauge. The slot is 5/8” wide and 1/4” deep. I can find the part number on ereplacement parts, but it is listed as not available. I’ve come to understand a 5/8” miter gauge is somewhat of a unicorn, and the descrip...

02-08-2020 03:35 AM

Best way to attach hardwood edging to 3/4" ply? - 21 replies

I’m working on a mobile kitchen cart that has a plywood case with hardwood edging. I’ll be adding a wing on folding shelf brackets. This wing will be 3/4” ply with 3/4”x3/4” mitered hardwood edging. What’s the best way to attach this so that the miters don’t separate, and the edging doesn’t sep...

02-02-2020 06:58 PM

Wilton 4210 Belt sander, Jet JDS-12B good deals? - 1 reply

I’ve been looking for a combo belt/disc sander. I’ve had my eye on a Grizzly G1014z, for $525 shipped but also watching craigslist. At the risk of violating rule #5. Are either of these a good deal? They both seem like nice machines but are both discontinued, and thus difficult to find info on. Would you buy the both of t...

01-29-2020 06:28 PM

Auction in Rochester, retiring Cabinet maker - 5 replies

Spotted this auction happening in my area (Rochester, NY). Looks like it could be some really great scores if you’re in the area. There are pictures on the auction house website CABINET MAKER RETIREDWOODWORKING TOOLS, EQUIPMENTSUPPLIES & MORE Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10...

01-25-2020 05:04 AM

Budget Belt sander or disc sander? Worth it? - 27 replies

For years I’ve gotten by with a 1/4” sheet sander or hand sanding. I’m thinking about finally adding a stationary sander of some sort. I’d love to have a midrange unit, but unfortunately the budget is more like <$300. I’ve had my share of cheap tools that I’ve made passable, but with a sander if the cho...

01-23-2020 06:47 AM

How to determine age of framing square? - 1 reply

Is there a way to determine the age of a framing square? I’ve done some cursory googling, but it’s a difficult search. So far I’ve learned a lot about the various numbers and tables on it, but nothing about how to date it. The specific square in question came from my grandfather. It’s a Sargent 3B, which appear to b...

01-01-2020 12:25 AM

Dado vs Dado w/ Rabbet, which is stronger? - 9 replies

This is pretty basic, but I’m gonna ask anyway. For 3/4” plywood cases like cabinets, bookcases, shop carts, etc. I’ve noticed many plans call for a 3/8” wide dado and corresponding rabbet. Is this better then just making a 3/4” dado? Which way is better/stronger and why? *I know many 3/4” plys are not ...

12-31-2019 03:18 AM

Securing Cutting Board to top of mobile cart? - 9 replies

I’ve future plans to build a mobile kitchen cart with some plans from The woodsmith shop from last season. They have a removable (for cleaning) cutting board that sits on the flat top of the cart. Their plans use some non-skid pads to keep it in place, but I’m a bit skeptical and wondering if there is a better way? My cutting boar...

06-03-2019 08:01 PM

Good Plumber in Rochester, NY? - 1 reply

Anybody here from Rochester, NY know a good plumber? I’ve got some stuff I need done that is beyond a DIY job.

11-23-2018 02:21 AM

How to deep clean cutting board? - 10 replies

Years ago my I made my first cutting board out of walnut and hickory. I know hickory is not good for this purpose, as it is very porous and can trap bacteria. Even worse, the cutting surface is face grain. I learned these things in progress, but wanted to try it anyway before moving on to expensive woods. As with my other boards and butcher...

09-11-2018 08:48 PM

Anyone from Bend, OR? Where to buy used IBC tote? - 2 replies

So this is quite off topic from woodworking and very much a long shot, but….. Anybody know where I could obtain a used IBC tote in Bend, OR? IBC totes are the big rectangular plastic containers that hold 275 gallons of liquid. I tried craigslist already, everything is to far away. The deal is that I’m not from Bend, have no...

04-04-2018 04:08 AM

Hardwood source near Charlotte, NC? - 8 replies

Is there a good place to go for hardwoods in North Carolina? Asking for a friend. He’s a new woodworker and mostly doing small projects. He actually lives a bit north of Charlotte in the Statesville/Hickory area. So far he’s only found lumber yards that lean toward construction supply. I’m lucky to have a place near me ...

04-02-2018 04:59 PM

How long for plywood to acclimate? - 6 replies

I’ve learned it’s good practice to let wood acclimate to the environment in the shop before cutting it. I’ve read at least a couple of weeks for hardwoods, but what about plywood? Will it take less or more time to acclimate? Unfortunately I do not have a hygrometer in the shop, or a moisture gauge yet. I just got some AB ...

03-10-2018 12:48 AM

Small Box Latches, how to secure drawers - 7 replies

This coffee grinder hardware is available at woodcraft by itself, you build your own box. I bought it on an impulse today. I’d like to make something like the one pictured, with a little drawer that holds the grinds. The plan is to gift it to one of the touring bands I work with who have an affinity for coffee. So it will sit on the...

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