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12-22-2017 08:55 AM

Drawer runners - 10 replies

I’m building a shop cabinet,and want to build some drawers,My questions are is there a easy to make drawer runner/slide, and how do I figure the drawer width with runner/slide.

12-07-2017 05:03 AM

Joint for plywood cabinet - 14 replies

I’m building a shop cabinet to go under the table saw wing for sled,blades and other table saw stuff,I’m building out of BB ply,what is the best Joint for plywood cabinet? I thought about finger joints and would really think they would look sharp in this app but I can’t see how a person could hold upright a 24” x 30̶...

11-19-2017 01:38 AM

cutting a 50 degree angle - 19 replies

I know there is a answer,but I can’t figure it out I’m making 1×2 christmas trees See photo,It calls for a angle cut at 49 degrees. On my miter saw it’s marked as 0 (90) – 45.So my thinking is 0 is 90 and then 49 would read 41 on the saw.(let me know if this is the wrong thinking) but My issue comes when I place the ...

07-13-2017 02:49 PM

router table fence - 8 replies

I’m kinda new to router tables and asking it there are tricks or process to getting the proper “revea”l? I seem to spend way to much time cutting something like a rabbet.I get the height right easily,but the distance from the fence seems to take alot longer.and it seems like there should be a easy way to get close,other than se...

03-27-2017 12:35 PM

Design for a modern storage furniture - 4 replies

I’m offered to join a no prize contest,and this years is to design and build a modern storage furniture piece. I’m just drawing a blank as far as inspiration for a “modern design”. Can anyone suggest some “artist designers” I can look up on the web to see some Ideas? I’ve looked at some of the old “...

10-28-2016 07:49 AM

Just a FYI for saw stop owners - 25 replies

Just a FYI for saw stop ownersDid you know that setting the cartridge on the metal table when changing blades (nothing else just sitting it down) can/will/may cause the cartridge to fire off.always set it on a piece of cardboard,even damp wood can set it off.

10-18-2016 05:00 AM

router bit question - 6 replies

I have a router bit question,I’ll use the terms top as the shaft end and bottom as the end of the cutter.Can you take the bearing off cutter that has a bearing on the bottom and place it on top?I.e pattern routing with a handheld router or is the top bearing bit a different horse?

09-10-2016 08:03 AM

Fence choices - 6 replies

I have two different TS fences in a price range I can afford for my craftsman 113 saw.1. the delta fence with the round tubes2.the fence of a Jet 10” contractor sawwhich do you think is the better fence,design wise?which would you choose? I don’t have any model #’s.Delta fence Jet Fence

08-29-2016 12:36 AM

Grizzly 10" Hybrid Table Saw Model # G0771 - 2 replies

I just happen to see this and started me thinking maybe I should upgrade from my craftsman saw.i hate the fence on it. but anyhow my question is how good is it?they use the word contractor alot in the description,and wondering if it’s just a contractor saw with a cabinet base.If I could find a cheap unisaw I would go for that. but around h...

06-28-2016 11:06 PM

Table saw question - 5 replies

I have a old craftsman contractor table saw with craftsman fence I inherited,and today was the first time using it,I was cutting strips 3/4” x 3/4” and most of them came out looking like a trapezoid from the end and not the square I was trying for.I checked the fence and it’s parallel to the blade,the blade is at 90 degrees.any...

06-15-2016 12:09 PM

decisions decisions - 15 replies

I have a production run, and each piece needs 12 1” holes.My question,Is there a advantage or best to use between hole saw,Forstner bit,spade bit?( I have them all), I will be drilling though 1/2” or 3/4” Baltic birch ply.

03-13-2016 03:46 AM

Mahogany tool chest - 2 replies

I’m drawing up My version of a wall mounted tool chest,But I haven’t found a dark mahogany,I’m guessing this is mahogany.Is there any sources for such?Or should I find another wood?Thought about Katalox but read it’s hard on edge tools. Here is a photo of what I’m trying to reproduce. (My version of this.)

02-11-2016 10:41 PM

What is the difference - 4 replies

What is the difference between a drum sander and a wide belt sander?,does one do a better job?

12-24-2015 11:55 PM

DELTA 18x36 Model 31-250 vs G0458 Grizzly 18" 1-1/2 HP Single-Phase Open End Drum Sander - 2 replies

I’m looking at the DELTA 18×36 Model 31-250 or G0458 Grizzly 18” 1-1/2 HP Single-Phase Open End Drum Sander .how good is the delta machine?I can’t see to find any reviews about it.and the grizzly is twice the asking price.

12-19-2015 09:59 PM

RAS - 17 replies

I have been given a RAS (haven’t seen it yet,but was told it doesn’t cut straight,Can that be a adjustment?My main question is why do people feel these are more dangerous the any other power saw?Why have I read you shouldn’t dado with one?Issues?

12-08-2015 05:42 AM

Bessey PC12 1/2'' Pipe Clamp Fixture - 6 replies

Has anyone bought one of these lately? Bessey PC-12 1/2-Inch Pipe Clamp Fixture ,I want to buy some more,but reading some reviews, they have the wire handles now,but the websites show the crank handles which is what I want. Anyone know which type they have now?wire handle crank handle

11-15-2015 03:34 PM

Diy band clamp - 16 replies

I’m about to glue up a mitered corner box and Think I need a band clamp for the glue up.anyone know of a link or idea of a diy band clamp? I’m not seeing anything on google.and don’t have a big rubber band or inner tube to make something.

11-12-2015 11:44 AM

type of router for a router table - 24 replies

What type of router do I need for a router table,not brand but Can I make one out of a fixed base or do I need a plunger type?

11-01-2015 07:23 PM

Rabbet for box bottom - 5 replies

I need to make a Rabbet for box bottom and top,I don’t have a TS,Thinking I could do it with my #45 but all I have is a 1/4 plough iron,the width will work,Can I do it with a #45? and can I do it with that iron or should I look on the bay to find a different Iron?

10-30-2015 06:29 PM

clean cutting miter saw blade - 14 replies

I’ve been using the stock beaver teeth saw blade that came with my compound sliding miter saw.I’m on a very tight low cost budget so I can’t do 75.00+ blade,I’m need to make clean finish cuts (no/little tear out),for boxes in 4/4 and less.what is a good tooth count?And any low cost brands/models I should look at?

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