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03-20-2017 08:10 PM

2x4 workshop table top - 6 replies

Don’t know if this post belongs here but I have a few questions. Why is it that everyone that have built a table top out of 2×4s glues up the pieces vertically instead of horizontally? Is gluing the pieces horizontally weaker? If I wanted to build a table top for my shop which would not be used to get pounded, I would glue the pieces ...

02-08-2017 09:17 PM

Where to buy good wood in Tampabay area - 5 replies

Anyone from the Tampabay area in FL know a good place to buy lumber other than Woodcraft? Woodcraft is a cool store but it’s way too expensive.

10-31-2016 07:10 PM

Joining two cabinets - 2 replies

I’m planning on joining these two cabinets together to make one unit, put casters on them to make it mobile, and build a new benchtop with plywood and hardboard. I can’t make up my mind with what to use to join them together if either wood screws or carriage bolts. The cabinets being made of particle board I don’t know how well...

10-21-2016 01:57 PM

10 inch bench-top drill press table - 2 replies

I want to build a table for my drill press and want to know how this can be done without the height adjustment arm interfering with it. What I have now is a piece of plywood but I had to cut a piece off on an angle for the adjustment arm to freely move. I want to build something similar to what is shown on the second picture below. Suggestions a...

07-13-2016 05:27 PM

All about the Ridgid R4510 - 0 replies

What problems do you have with your Ridgid R4510 table saw? For starters, mine hashas issues with the miter slots not being straight at all. Some areas of the miter slots are straighter than others. The miter gauge dances like a star. The riving knife is not perfectly aligned with the blade so when pushing the material through, it feels tight be...

02-09-2016 08:30 PM

Craftsman 14 inch band saw - 25 replies

I know this has been asked in this forum a million times over. I’m gonna ask as if it were the first time. I’m planning on buying a 14 inch Craftsman band saw and would like to know you opinions on this saw. I’m not going to use it for big jobs as many of you do. I’m not gonna re-saw or cut logs with it. It’s just f...

02-04-2016 06:44 PM

WEN 3.5 Amp 10 in. 2-Speed Bandsaw - 31 replies

I’m thinking of buying a WEN 10” bandsaw which has nothing but good reviews everywhere I search. I want to know your opinions of this saw if you own one. I’m NOT looking into buying anything more expensive than that because it it absolutely not necessary now and I barely use a bandsaw but would like to learn more. The only thin...

11-09-2015 07:31 PM

Garage woodworking shop Apps - 6 replies

Anyone knows if there are apps out there that can help setup a garage for woodworking with limited space? I like to keep both cars in the garage so I’m in need of ideas or apps that can alleviate the clutter. My garage is pretty much packed with many things on all walls but I know I can improve the space I have for my tools. I already have...

11-03-2015 03:29 PM

Ridgid R4510 Adjustments and Tweaks - 2 replies

Hello, I’m not a professional woodworker nor I have expensive tools to make micro adjustments on my tools. I’ve looked in many places online about adjustments to the Ridgid R4510 saw and have found maybe one or two things but not quite what I want. What I want to see is if anyone here owns this same saw and how you adjusted the fe...

11-18-2014 04:49 PM

Kickback - 12 replies

Anyone owns a Ridgid R4510 table saw? If you do I need your help/advice. I experienced kickback with this TS 3 times already and to be honest that is more dangerous than I thought. I have a nasty bruise on my upper leg now. Anyways, the reason this happened I believe is that somehow either the fence or the blade are not perfectly squared to each...

09-16-2014 01:53 PM

Kreg Jig 4 - 4 replies

I’m not sure if I’m in the correct area but I’m wondering if anyone out there have a Kreg Jig 4 and upgraded to a Kreg Jig 5. Are you selling the Kreg Jig 4? How much are you selling it for and what is the condition? I have the Kreg Jig Jr. and it has become a time consuming and difficult to work with tool and need something I ...

09-04-2014 05:37 PM

My small shop is finally taking shape - 6 replies

Hello woodworkers, I’m finally in the final stages of making my garage a place I can call my workshop. I’ve been working on this project for the past few months as time permits. However, I’m looking for some suggestions of what to do with the top shelf above the pegboard cabinet (after picture). I’m not too crazy about th...

06-20-2014 05:57 PM

Craftsman 10" Bench Drill Press with Laser - Model#ZJ4113Z - 8 replies

This is my second attempt on a 10” bench drill press. After a huge disappointment with the Harbor Freight 10” bench drill press due to the fact that the quill and chuck wobbled no matter how many times I adjusted the set screw. While drilling a piece of wood, the bit kept running off and I thought “man this is dangerous”....

01-29-2014 08:29 PM

Ridgid R4510 Table Saw - 13 replies

Anyone here owns a Ridgid R4510 table saw? If so, I would like your take on it and its performance. What star rating from 1 to 5 you give it. I’m looking into this particular saw for future. Thanks

01-17-2014 02:19 PM

Harbor Freight 10" Table Saw Zero Clearance Insert - 22 replies

Does anyone here own a Harbor Freight 10” table saw? I have one and would like to make a zero clearance insert but have found it difficult since the insert plate is thin and there seems to be no way possible to make one. I know this is not a good detailed explanation but whoever owns this type of table saw knows the details. If someone eve...

12-16-2013 06:28 PM

Pallet wood pegboard shop cabinet - 17 replies

Has anyone attempted to build a pegboard shop cabinet out of pallet wood? If so, please share pics or links. I’ve been looking, but can’t find anything. I guess I could be the first building one.

11-18-2013 09:35 PM

Reasonable Quality Tools for the Beginner Woodworking Hobbyist - 25 replies

Hello All, I’m new to this forum and I’m also new to woodworking as a hobby. I took interest on it this year but I have come across a few problems trying to build things. I think most of it is due to the tools I have and their quality. My garage is a 20×20 but I also put two cars in it so my space is very limited. On to the q...


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