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06-25-2013 05:22 PM

Finishing recommendations for a beginner - 14 replies

I am building a cabinet that will function as an AV Center. Most of the cabinet is Red Oak plywood, and the drawer boxes are Baltic Birch plywood. The fronts of the drawers and some of the stringers are solid Red Oak. I would like some recommendations on finishing. I would like to have a semi-gloss or a satin finish. Also the oak will have to be...

04-19-2013 03:35 PM

Material for TS crosscut sled - 7 replies

I would like some advice on material to use for a large crosscut sled on my table saw. I would like recommendations for the base and also for the fence. I do not have a joiner, so cutting absolute straight edges is somewhat difficult. Before building the sled I will be building a TS joiner/taper jig similar to this. I plan on making the jig a fu...

04-16-2013 05:46 PM

Idea for OEM miter gauges - 8 replies

I recently purchased a used Craftsman table saw which came with the OEM miter gauge. Like most OEM miter gauges, the miter bar was loose in the miter slot making the gauge some what less than accurate. I looked online and the starting price for a “precision” miter gauge is $65 outside of my budget right now. I then had an idea. I ...

04-03-2013 06:20 PM

Best table saw blade type for my useage - 10 replies

I am completing a restoration to a Craftsman contractor style table saw. I need to purchase a new blade for the saw and would like some recommendations on selecting a type of blade. The vast majority of my cuts will be in plywood, mostly Baltic birch or veneer grade. However I will be cutting some solid lumber both ripping and crosscut. I wou...

03-18-2013 01:55 PM

Used table saw check list - 12 replies

In the next month or so I will probably be purchasing a used table saw. I would like to generate a check list of things to look for when actually inspecting a prospective saw. At this point I would like the list to be brand generic. I have thought of the following points: 1. Check for blade runout. Maybe arbor related.2. Check blade alignment...

03-07-2013 06:35 PM

Recomendations on Joinery type for carcass - 12 replies

I am in the planning stages of a cabinet for my AV center. I will be using plywood for the cabinet carcass. I would like some recommendations on the type of joinery to be used to fasten the vertical panels to the base. In my design, I want a toe space on all three sides of the bottom of the cabinet, therefore the side panels will not go all of t...

01-03-2013 02:50 PM

Thoughts and recommedations on table saw extension table - 14 replies

I am new to this forum and would like to get some thoughts and advice on designing and building an extension table for my new table saw. Santa brought me a small bench type table saw for Christmas. I used it to make a tool hanging pegboard in the shop area of mu garage. This project started me thinking about how to improve the usability of this ...

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