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08-10-2021 08:53 PM

Attaching a desk Top - 6 replies

I’m trying to finish building a desk that my late brother started some 40 years ago. It’s a Double Pedestal Desk and all that’s left to do is attached the top to the 4 sides/walls. Here’s a link to a similar looking desk; https://www.nationalbusinessfurniture.com/cumberland-executive-credenza-72w-13875?option=13875_11 The instructions ca...

03-05-2021 02:56 PM

Bad Jointer Results - HELP!!! - 7 replies

HELP!I am using a friends Jointer (which is older than me) and clearly I’m doing something wrong. The first batch of boards I put through it came out fine but yesterdays boards are AwFUl. The boards are 5.75” wide by 4 1/2 feet long, the jointer is an OLD 6 1/8” wide Craftsman, and I’m trying to joint (flatten) the wide face of some 4/4+ thick...

01-12-2021 09:00 PM

Need help with buying a Drill Press? - 19 replies

Another rookie here looking for help with my first Drill Press purchase. Who knew there were so many things to consider when buying a drill press? I mean, it seems like a simple enough machine. A motor that spins a bit that drills a hole. How tough can it be? Right!? Well, the more I look the more I learn and the more confusing it gets so ...

10-23-2020 01:34 AM

Looking for my first Jointer - 8 replies

I’m shopping for my first Jointer and the options/differences are mind numbing! I’d appreciate any suggestions you guys (gals) have to offer. I have 900+ bd. ft. of 4/4+ rough sawn Curly Maple that I’m looking to sell (rough sawn or finished; 2, 3 or 4 sides). I have a Dewalt 735 planer and now I need an 8” jointer that will do the job. I do...

09-20-2020 11:28 PM

Tools for my workshop? - 6 replies

Another Newbie here looking for advice on setting up a workshop in one half of my unfinished basement which is about 20×22 with a few lally columns in the middle (I’m thinking this space might not be big enough?). I’m looking for advise on buying power tools. Here’s what I have; an old table saw, a bench top drill press that’s v...

08-05-2020 07:08 PM

Bending Oak? - 3 replies

I have a 1×4x24” piece of Oak that I need to bend about 1/8” from end to end. I’ve tired putting weight (30 lbs) on both ends of it with a shim/spacer under the center for over a week but it hasn’t budged. I’ve thought about wetting the Oak piece in the center where the shim is but I’m concerned that woul...


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