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02-14-2016 05:08 PM

Sweetgum checking like crazy, butterflies? - 7 replies

So I bought this piece a few months ago and did some cleaning up on it then left it in the shop. I let it sit and go through the weather changes and I’m regretting that now. My initial plan was to epoxy it all and throw some metal legs on it. Now that the checking is so deep I’m worried it is just going to keep splitting. Should I...

01-21-2016 04:44 PM

Preserving beetle tunnels in Ash - 8 replies

I have some Ash that I’m using in a project and after milling it exposed frass trails in some bored out tunnels. I like the look of it for this project and want to preserve it. Basically, the tunnel has been cut open after passing through the planer and the sawdust is just laying there. I’m guessing the best option is to use epoxy...

01-18-2016 01:03 AM

5 cut method - how good is good enough? - 14 replies

After watching the William Ng and reading a few comments over on his site, it seems 0.001” is the ideal tolerance. Now that I’ve given it a few tries and growing tired of measuring and re-adjusting my crosscut fence I’m asking myself, how good is good enough? My latest measurement is 0.019” across a length of 18.4375&#...

01-02-2016 03:36 PM

Cleaning up a wavy pattern from sanding with ROS - 26 replies

I’ve read that using a ROS can remove the soft wood quicker than the grain which leaves a wavy pattern. Had I known that before starting I would have gone with a different approach. I am working with a slab of Sweetgum that has some twist to it that will remain with the piece. I used 100 grit in the ROS at about 10k rpm and went over th...

06-16-2015 01:43 PM

Looking for a pocket size speed square. - 15 replies

I apologize for putting this in the Hand Tools forum, there didn’t seem to be an appropriate forum section for this topic. Power tools? no, this is not a power tool. Jigs and Fixtures? No, this is neither. Hand tools? well, it is a tool that we use with our hands. Woodpeckers just announced a one-time tool that interested me, a pocket s...

11-02-2014 10:44 PM

Left wax on the jointer all day, did I mess it up? - 9 replies

I usually wax the tables of my tools and let it sit for about 20 minutes then hand buff it with clean shop rags. Today I started to wax and had to leave, completely forgetting to clean it off. It was left on for most of the day and after trying to buff it out there is still a bit of cloudiness. Did I screw up the surface? Any recommendations on ...

10-06-2014 10:56 PM

Walnut Dining Table - 3 replies

I’m in the process of allocating wood for what is to be my first large scale (to me) woodworking project. I am also on a schedule to finish before Thanksgiving so that everyone can make use of this table. I plan on using Walnut for every part of the table and wanted to get advice on a typical thickness and finish to use on the piece. I ...

09-16-2014 12:20 AM

Issues with Grizzly Jointer fence sitting below outfeed table. - 3 replies

I have a Grizzly Jointer, model G0656P, and after adjusting the outfeed table to be level with the blades now the fence is not high enough to move over the table. How can I raise the fence and maintain 90 degrees perpendicular to the table?

07-17-2014 01:45 AM

Looking for an Edge Sander - 7 replies

I’d like to have at least 60” in the available width. So far the stand out for me is the Grizzly G1140 6” x 80” Floor Model Edge Sander. Anyone have experience with this model or recommend an alternative?

04-17-2014 05:26 PM

The jointer I want is not in stock until August! - 15 replies

There could be worse problems to have, unfortunately this one is weighing on my mind heavily. After a lot of coin flipping and user reviews I decided to go with the Grizzly G0656X 8” Spiral Head Cutter. After calling Grizzly I found out they’re not getting a new shipment until August. Problem is I have money now that I won’t ha...

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