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09-16-2016 03:46 PM

what edge guide to use with Dewalt 611PK router? - 9 replies

I have been looking for a router edge guide that is either specifically made for this model (DW611PK) or at least fits in it without any issues, as far as my search shows, there are two available on Amazon for this particular router:1)DW6913- 2)DNP618 The first option is the one I prefer but a couple of reviewers complained about it not f...

09-01-2016 04:31 PM

PC router 690 for router table, good idea? - 11 replies

I have a local seller who wants $85 for an “almost new” kit, this router c/w 1.3/4 HP with both size collets and plunge/fixed base, it will be used in my second router table so I won’t even use the plunge base. I already have a decent router table plus a couple of trim routers,and 2 plunge routers but I thought the $85 pri...

08-20-2016 03:09 PM

Would you add a miter slot to your router table? - 11 replies

Do you think if you were to design a router table, would you do away with a miter slot or still think it is necessary to have it on a router table?Do you use your miter channel on you your router table often enough ? I already have a bench top router table that has a miter slot and the few times I used it was mainly to use a feather board in...

08-12-2016 12:44 AM

What do you think of Kreg insert plate? - 21 replies

I’m planning on build my own router table and was thinking of using a Kreg insert plate for my Triton router ,the price is reasonable but I’m not sure if I should pay a bit more and get an aluminum insert plate instead of phenolic, my only concern is if it’s possible the (3/8” thick) phenolic plate would sage. Does any...

08-11-2016 02:03 PM

new spammer "moreton" - 6 replies

We have a new spammer named moreton with one post so far in already flagged him/her ,all we need to do is to block and probably let Mrs Cricket know,I don’t have her email address but this thread hopefully will get her attention.

07-29-2016 04:02 PM

What 1/4" shank router bits you use the most? - 14 replies

I just got myself a Dewalt P611PK, have a couple of routers with 1/4” collet (Ryobi, Trend-T4) but this is the lightest one of them all for hand held routing. I have a couple of bigger routers for more serious routing. I do most of my routing with my router table , always avoid using hand held unless it’s the easier way like trimm...

06-14-2016 03:37 PM

Is there an easy way to glue box/finger joints? - 27 replies

The project I’m working on is a kitchen (coffee, sugar, tea) jar set.the wood is 1/2” Cherry. Glue up process in general is my least favorite part of any project but I really dread gluing up finger joints, it has to be done though.Do you have any tips or trick you can share? I made the fingers a little undersized so the joints ar...

05-26-2016 02:51 PM

Flying dutchman Mike passed away. - 3 replies

This really sad news:

02-11-2016 08:54 PM

I don't get notified for buddies projects. - 6 replies

I set up my preference so I could be notified when buddies post a project but maybe I’m not doing it right or something ,I happen to check the project forum and saw Mahdee’s project by accident. Is there something I should do that I’m not doing?

11-20-2015 03:42 PM

Do you use a strop when sharpening hand plane blades? - 59 replies

This question has been bugging me for a while and searching for the answer got me more confused:Is it necessary to use a strop after you have gone through 600, 1200 grit DMT stones and finally the 8000 grit water stone? is a piece of hardwood or MDF loaded with some polishing compound good enough as a strop or do you prefer a thick piece of leat...

08-14-2015 05:11 PM

how do you store your air hoses? - 39 replies

I’m curious to know how and where you all keep/store your air hoses? do you keep them tied up and hung them on a wall? do you have them on reels? When I set up my air compressor in my shop a few year back I bought a manual air hose reel that you have to turn the crank handle in order to wind the hose up, now I wish I had bought an auto...

05-30-2015 12:36 PM

how do you use a 3" screw end forstner bits? - 16 replies

I,m not a big fan of screw end forstner/saw tooth bits , the one I had to use yesterday was a 3”, I set the drill press on 500 rpm , clamped the 1” thick plywood well but as soon as the tip of the screw hit the wood it wouldn’t let go of it and screwed itself to the wood so tight that I had to turn off the drill press to stop i...

03-18-2015 03:17 PM

My table saw has no riving knife/ splitter,no blade guard. - 155 replies

After reading Ocelot’s thread(kickback incident on table saw) and gfadvm’s (Andy’s) post(#22) I started wondering how many of us are still using a table saw without a guard or a splitter? I see all these table saw accidents with gory pictures and the most common advice to the injured operator usually is,:” get a sawstop ...

03-06-2015 12:20 AM

I really like Harrison Ford. - 9 replies

I just heard he was seriously injured in a small plane crash and felt what a shame it would be if he wasn’t around anymore,he’s truly a classy guy,never seem to abuse his fame,he’s an activist/environmentalist who sincerely cares.I really hope he lives on.

02-23-2015 11:55 PM

I'm getting junk mail from LumberJocks Notifier ! - 24 replies

I don’t know how they got my email address or how they registered here but it looks like they can email members through lumberjocks notifier .This is what I got: From: gladyzobadaSubject: hello————————————————————R...

12-06-2014 10:23 PM

top quality wood for sale,Maple,Walnut,Cherry. - 3 replies

I would love to post this ad on our local kijiji just to compete with the rest of the dreamers out there:My loss .your gain,hundreds of broadfeet (if glued together).will give a good price toLJ members,give me your best offer,I have lots of maple,walnut ,cherry .

12-01-2014 08:34 PM

How often do you use your jigsaw? - 52 replies

Mine is a cheap Black & Decker ,I have had it for 4 years but rarely use it,the only time I remember it being useful was when I laid laminate flooring ,maybe contractors find this tool more useful but for hobby woodworkers /shop use ,it doesn’t seem to be mentioned often,maybe it is more practical to use a bandsaw,circular saw?

11-02-2014 04:20 PM

Toning down the red in Watco Danish oil . - 3 replies

I never used tinted danish oil before so when I saw “Cherry” color Watco danish oil,I thought I would give it a try,I like the look it gives to old dark Pine but if I put it on any light color wood like Maple,it leaves a reddish stain on the wood that I don’t like,is there any way to tone it down?I thought of pouring it in a gl...

10-15-2014 02:04 PM

crazy ad on ebay. - 2 replies


10-08-2014 04:05 PM

Cool tools - 25 replies

I never knew there was such a thing called” Brick Clip” that allows you to hang picture frames to a brick wall without drilling holes ,and we all know what a pain in the A$$ that job can be. Products like this come on the market without advertising and some of us don’t even know they are available unless we see it . This...

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