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05-06-2022 09:29 PM

Router table question - 13 replies

Hi, Can someone explain why I am getting these ridges when I use my 1/2” rounded router bit on my router table? At first, I thought it was due to the bit being too high. But now I am suspecting the ridge is from the top part with the bearing. Is it because I bought cheap bits? and if I used the bit in the fence, instead of with th...

04-30-2022 12:31 AM

How would you make this type of furniture leg? - 11 replies

I see this kind of furniture design for legs quite a bit. How would you go about making it? In particular, I mean the vertical piece with a nicely rounded horizontal piece coming out perpendicular, but still part of the same piece of wood. Do you have to waste a fair amount of wood to make that? what tools are used? Thanks for your comm...

04-25-2022 01:56 AM

How to fix gouge in table saw top? (Dewalt contractor tablesaw) - 9 replies

How would you go about repairing this? I did it with a nail sticking out the bottom of my crosscut sled.

03-21-2022 05:05 PM

Do people frequently change tablesaw blades for different cuts? - 50 replies

Hi, I find it a hassle changing the tablesaw blade, so I was wondering if there are people who change the blade every time the make a cut in the other direction? When I am woodworking, I am often just winging it, so i will be ripping on the fence, then I go to my crosscut sled, and then maybe to some other sled, then I rip some more. Becau...

02-05-2022 01:40 AM

Cross-cut Sled Matchfit Clamps - 13 replies

Hi, I am mostly finished with this cross-cut sled with clamps. I have a couple of questions. 1. I tried doing the 5-cut method for squaring it up. It went something like this… After the 5 cuts the width difference between each end of the 5th strip was -0.0265, I divided that by 4 and then divided by the length of the strip (8.7...

12-07-2021 02:26 PM

Japanese equivalent to a Coping saw? - 9 replies

I am coming to the realization that I need a coping saw for a variety of situations. e.g. removing waste from joints, and for times when a jig-saw would be to bulky. I really love my japanese pull saws (Ryoba, Dozuki, flush saw), and was wondering if there is a japanese pull saw equivalent of the coping saw? Also, any recommendations on th...

11-27-2021 10:37 PM

How to fix this cutting board? - 8 replies

Hi, How can I fix this crack in the top of a birds-eye maple cutting board? Because of the shape, it is hard to clamp, and it would take a lot of force to close the gap. I was thinking about cutting straight down the center with a table saw, so that both sides are square and then gluing it. Do you think that could work? is there a bette...

11-18-2021 06:11 AM

Changing router bit in a table - 22 replies

Hi, I just built an add on router table for my table saw bench. It has a bosch 1/2” shank router and a kreg insert. I bolted the insert to the table top. Does anyone have a similar setup? How am I supposed to change the bit? Can I change it from the top of the table? Do I need a special wrench? because the straight wrenches that t...

11-15-2021 10:35 PM

Desk refurbish - 6 replies

Hi, I would like to take the veneer off this old desk, and refinish whatever is underneath it. Do you think I would be able to do this? how would you go about it? I was thinking I would try and pry it off with a scraper/hammer and then if there was a lot of glue/ veneer residue left behind, I would use a plunge router to dig that stuff ...

11-08-2021 01:01 AM

Would you plane this? - 44 replies

Hi, how would you skin this cat? I want that lip to be flush with the rest of the plank. I could do it with a hand plane, but that would take a little effort. The wood is white oak, that are going to be shelves. Would you use a router for this? hand plane? table saw? I don’t have a planer. Thanks for any advice!

11-05-2021 11:52 AM

Router planing sled - 28 replies

Hi, I made a router planing sled out of 3/4” plywood for my makita 1/4” shank router. Since, the router bit can only protrude a certain distance below the base, it can’t reach very deep since it also has to pass the 3/4” base of the sled. Should I have made the sled base out of thinner plywood? E.g. 3/8” Or, should I look for router bits ...


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