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03-02-2013 04:51 AM

Making Table legs from 4/4 Lumber question - 14 replies

I’m going to make some legs that are 2.5” thick (and also 2.5” wide). I’ve got some 15/16” red oak for the project. There were no thicker boards in stock. Since this is my first time laminating, I’m debating how to best handle this. The boards I have are pretty flat, but I’m figuring I’ll need...

03-02-2013 12:46 AM

HF dust collector sale and 25% coupon - 7 replies

Hey guys. This didn’t come up on a search, so i hope it’s not old news. I get a new magazine the other day, and it had a 25% off one item coupon from Harbor Freight. Their 2hp dust collector is also on sale for $199.99 at the website. That’s $150, plus shipping and any applicable tax. I got out of there for $180 after ever...

02-03-2013 04:19 AM

Tough piece of wood - saved by the riving kife - 8 replies

I was milling down a 2×4 today for part of a jig for my table saw. The first thing I noticed was that one end of it kept ‘crooking’ even after jointing. The board was flat, but developed about a 5 degree bend at one end. I’d cut it long and didn’t think much of it. I would just cut that part off as I went to fina...

02-02-2013 09:58 PM

Table adjustment help for Shopfox W1829 Bench Jointer - 1 reply

Hello, I have the Shopfox W1829 Bench Jointer. I have had it about a month, but am just seriously getting in to using it. I have noticed that the infeed and outfeed table are not quote co-planar. The instruction manual does not seem to have any steps to adjust this. I can look in to the mechanism and see what appears to be jack screws, bu...

12-26-2012 02:13 AM

Dewalt 735 Planer set up question - 19 replies

I just got a Dewalt 735 planer. The one I got was the kit that is sold with the extension tables and an extra set of blades. This is my first planer and the directions were not very detailed on how to fine tune the machine. In fact, there was almost nothing in there except for how to assemble it and turn it on. I attached the extension ta...

12-20-2012 03:30 PM

Bench Jointer reccommendations - 2 replies

I got so much good advice on portable table saws, I thought I’d ask about another tool I need soon…bench jointer. I don’t have the space for a floor standing, so much like the table saw I’m looking for a smaller table sized unit. I have seen the shop-fox, porter cable and Steel City. The local woodworking shop has th...

12-19-2012 04:42 AM

Portable table saws...whats best? - 11 replies

I am doing some research on a table saw. I have to have portable tools since I have to fold it all up and put it away in the house or garage at the end of the day. So I’m looking at some of the smaller ones, in the class you see at the big box stores. So for those of you with direct experience in that class of saw..what’s the best...

12-13-2012 08:03 AM

New here...want to do some end tables - 13 replies

Hi all. I’m new to Lumberjocks and fairly new to wood working as well. Thus far, I have designed and built a lo of plywood stuff, with my main masterpiece being a collapsible large diameter telescope. Now I’m wanting to expand in to some actual furniture for the house, and using some hardwood. I’m thinking my first proje...

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