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02-10-2020 02:14 PM

For those of you that use pocket hole joinery. - 3 replies

Here is a great deal for pocket hole screws. I found these at Menards. 300 count assortment pack for only $9.99Grip fast screws sku #252-9999 Menards.com

09-20-2019 09:20 PM

Draw knife find. - 5 replies

I stopped by an antique shop today. Rummaged through stuff and found this interesting folding handle draw knife. Saw the name and patent date on it and thought I’d pick it up for $35. Its pretty sharp already. I googled it and.came up with pics and.the actual.patent. So cool.

08-14-2018 02:36 AM

Push stick choices and safety - 20 replies

I posted up some push “shoes” in the project section. Someone just commented that about 40 yrs ago a cabinet maker gave him the idea of using an awl as a push stick. He said he’s been using it since then. He asked if it was a good or bad habit. I’m thinking not good. Less control and not safe because| of the metal. Seems ...

07-26-2017 09:48 PM

New nail gun - 6 replies

I just got a crazy deal on this cordless Milwaukee 16 gauge nail gun. They had a clearance tag on it. Retail was $399 and the clearance price was $100.03. LOL. I grabbed it up. It came with the battery, charger, and soft case. I checked to see if the other store in town had the deal also. They didn’t.

03-13-2017 02:27 PM

Extruded aluminum Uni fence replacement - 3 replies

I’m not sure if this is something that would help, but Peachtree has this Uni Saw replacement fence/face. It can also be attached to other fences if you want a dead flat fence face. If I hadn’t already attached an aluminum fence to mine, I probably would have got this instead.http://www.ptreeusa.com/uni_t_fence.htm

03-04-2017 09:31 PM

Met Alex Snodgrass today - 0 replies

There was a woodworking show today in Novi Michigan. I saw Alex, shook his hand and said thank you for the great band saw tuning info. I love my band saw again. He thanked me and said it reinforces what he does.

02-20-2017 11:15 PM

It finally arrived! - 5 replies

The Festool Pro 5 sander showed up today. I’m glad it hooks up to my Rockler dust hose and vac.

02-18-2017 12:48 AM

Yay! Finally got the tracking # - 18 replies

The promotional Festool ROS is finally on the way! I should have it on Monday. It was ordered Oct 5th 2016. Wow, how time flies. hahahaha

02-17-2017 03:15 AM

Made another jig for my sled - 6 replies

This is another “Nick Ferry” designed jig for the sled. It’s a tenoning and spline jig. I’m going to make a little nicer one now that I know what I’m doing. lol

02-06-2017 11:39 PM

New straight edge - 3 replies

I just received my 38” aluminum straight edge from Peachtree Woodworking. I’ve been wanting one for a while. They had a deal. Buy the big one and get a 24” one for free. The thick part on the bottom is about 7/16ths. It has inch marks on one side and mm on the other. I like ‘em. Crappy pic, sorry.

02-02-2017 01:53 AM

Chuck key holder break and fix - 7 replies

Stupid little thing but very convenient. My little plastic chuck key holder broke on my drill press. I tried all sorts of glue including that UV glue. No luck. Kept breaking. It was just not enough glue area to hold. I made a wood holder and painted it black. It’s a snug but easy to access fit. It’ll do. I tried the magnet fix for a ...

01-22-2017 04:08 PM

Finished the miter gauge jig - 2 replies

I finally got around to building the miter gauge jig for my “Nick Ferry” designed sled. Came out pretty good overall. Time to start on some more of his jigs. lol

01-04-2017 02:37 AM

New push stick/ shoe - 13 replies

I had a chunk of 2×6 laying around and wanted to cut something. lol. A big push stick seemed like a good idea. I searched the web for ideas. I liked the “shoe” style. I drew a rough freestyle design and came up with this. Cut it out on the bandsaw. I used a 1” forstner bit to make the handle opening. I used the oscillating...

12-23-2016 01:30 AM

Made a Crosscut sled - 9 replies

Thanks to Nick Ferry for the awesome crosscut miter sled! I haven’t made the miter jig yet, but will as soon as I can. Excellent plans with cut list. It’s very big!!! I made it this large so that I can fit up to a 24” deep board in it. I have it adjusted to within one thousandth of an inch. It was pricey to get the hardware,...

11-16-2016 02:43 AM

Kreg tables - 15 replies

I went for the 2 for 1 Kreg table deal. Very nice and sturdy tables! Quality Kreg stuff of course. I decided to use one for my out feed table. It’s much stronger than what I had made before. I’m very impressed. I’ll probably make a cabinet in it also.

11-12-2016 12:54 AM

Dust collector remote control - 16 replies

Even though my shop is small, it’s nice to have a remote for the collector. About 8 months ago I bought one of those remotes that people use for lamps or christmas lights. I thought I’d try it on my DC. It’s been working great! It was just hooked up to my table saw originally. I have since hooked it to my router table also. I w...

10-03-2016 01:45 AM

To finish or not? - 10 replies

Would you put a finish on the inside of a shop cabinet or not?

09-21-2016 11:03 PM

Started a new shop cabinet today - 22 replies

Having a small shop, every inch counts. I really need screw and hardware storage. I came up with this idea. I’ll be installing doors and shelves and finish it to match my other shop furniture.

09-08-2016 02:17 PM

Wow! Nova drill press - 18 replies

Hefty price , but very high tech. How come no blue tooth? hahaha https://youtu.be/6PvDExhAOC8

09-05-2016 02:33 PM

Would you buy it? - 4 replies

I’ve spotted a New Powermatic 1 1/2 HP bandsaw motor on Craigs List. The seller is asking for $145. I have an old Jet 14” bandsaw that is 1 HP. Is it worth the upgrade for an extra 1/2 HP?

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