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07-17-2020 08:42 PM

Help orienting Grizzly G0513X2BF bandsaw to T28000 mobile base - 2 replies

I am assembling a Grizzly T28000 “Bearclaw” mobile base for a Grizzly Model G0513X2BF bandsaw. I understand that I need to make a 3/4” plywood support to place inside the mobile base in order to get the saw high enough so that the doors to the lower wheel can be opened (see p. 9 in the base assembly manual). Unfortunately the mobile base illu...

06-15-2020 07:39 PM

Resawing help - 5 replies

I have an old Delta bandsaw ca. 93.5” blade with a resaw capacity of ca. 7”. I am using a Kreg fence to which I added a 6” extension made of 3/4” MDF. The table, fence and blade are square to each other. I am using a 1/2” 3 tpi skip tooth blade. When I tried resawing a piece of poplar to two slices ca. 5/8” each, the saw would not stay on ...

04-18-2020 09:00 PM

Milling kiln dried lumber for furniture - 18 replies

I am fascinated by the methods folks use to prepare lumber. Let me say at the outset that I am working on some end tables that will be made of walnut. I purchased kiln-dried walnut from a reliable supplier and put the rough-sawn wood in sticks in my shop for a couple of months to let it acclimate. I have 8/4 rift-sawn walnut for the legs a...

02-11-2020 05:47 PM

Seasoning lumber from a hardwood supplier - 12 replies

When I looked through search results for seasoning lumber, most of the entries treated green wood. I buy my rough sawn lumber from a commercial lumber mill. Their stock is kiln dried and, I suspect, just stacked, not stickered, until sold. (I’ll have to contact them to find out.) When I buy lumber from them, it comes, via UPS, wrappe...

08-16-2019 04:57 PM

What to do after resawing lumber? - 3 replies

I just finished my first effort resawing 5/4 quarter-sawn poplar and white oak. My plan is to use them for drawer sides or boxes mainly. The poplar seemed pretty stable after passing through the bandsaw. The white oak tended to start a slight bowing away from the saw cuts. I am wondering now what is the best thing to do to these boards? I kno...

08-13-2019 01:06 AM

Problem with Columbian Quick-Release Vise - 1 reply

I have a Columbian Quick Release woodworking vise, and I am seeking help on how it goes together, specifically the Quick-Release mechanism. I don’t know which way it goes in or exactly where it fits in under the vise. I have searched the net and have not found a QR Vise that looks like mine. Whew! It seems as though there are many differen...

07-28-2019 07:59 PM

Resaw Advice Sought - 5 replies

I have a Delta Model 28-276 14-inch bandsaw. This saw has a 3/4 HP motor. Blade size is 93 1/2 inches. I write to seek information on resawing as I am new to this and am concerned about my tools and process. I am using a “Woodslicer” blade from Highland Woodworking—1/2” wide, 4 TPI. The material I am working with is quarter-sawn, 5/4 popla...

04-23-2019 04:52 PM

Triton router routing issue - 7 replies

I was trying to route a 1/4” dado parallel to the edge of a piece of stock. I was using my relatively new Triton router in a router table. I was using the 1/4” chuck and a 1/4” shank straight router bit. I was pushing the stock along the router table fence. The dados were curved! I kept trying in scrap (3/4 inch HD plywood) onl...

11-24-2018 05:26 PM

Jointer knives placement?? - 17 replies

I have been looking at YouTube videos and web pages devoted to the correct installation of jointer knives, and I have cause for making an inquiry about that topic here. I have an old 8” Grizzly jointer with a cutter head containing three straight blades. I have replacement blades and all kinds of alignment tools, so I’m about read...

11-10-2018 02:53 PM

Disassembling jointer tables - 2 replies

Hi, I have an old Grizzly Model G1018HW jointer. (The “HW” indicates it has hand wheels instead of a lever to change the height of the tables.) My jointer is not correctly adjusted and is producing unacceptable results. It was fine before I cranked the outfeed table WAY up and down to loosen its very difficult-to-turn hand wheels...

11-08-2018 09:01 PM

Milling troublesome stock - 3 replies

I have some 8/4 walnut timber I want to use to make table legs. The boards are beautiful, check free, split free, knot free—really nice stuff. BUT, I am having a devil of a time milling it. I have a wide variety of hand planes as well as a jointer and thickness planer. The boards are cupped and have quite a lot of wind. When jointing wi...

11-06-2018 06:55 PM

Stanley Scrub Plane No. 40 vs. No. 40 1/2 - 2 replies

I have just acquired a Stanley No. 40 Scrub plane. I have sharpened it up and used it, and it works very well. I am curious about the larger No. 40 1/2. I wondered what opinions are which plane is better to have, what advantages there might be to having one or the other? Since the blade is heavily cambered, and one is likely to be using no mo...

10-28-2018 02:52 AM

Determining mortise depth - 6 replies

If I am making two mortises in a table leg for the table’s side rails, is it better to make the mortises intersect or stop short of intersecting? If I do the former, I will have more glue surface on the tenon, but the joint might be weaker. If the mortises do not intersect, the leg might be stronger, but there will be less glue surface on ...

10-05-2018 05:51 PM

Hitachi C12RSH Miter saw adjustment - 2 replies

Greetings! Based partly on the outstanding reviews of this miter saw, I recently took delivery of a reconditioned one from Big Sky Tools. I finished making a stand for it last evening, got it mounted securely and, began working with it today. I am a bit disappointed in its accuracy. When I cross cut a board, it is out of square by about 1/...

09-30-2018 12:16 AM

Cabinet dimensions for Hitachi C12RSH Miter Saw - 1 reply

I just took delivery of this saw from Big Sky, reconditioned (A). I am in the process of building a bench for it (I have determined the height and made the legs.) I write to get recommendations from those who have done this to determine the front-to-back depth I ought to make the table top? In the carton, it looks like it needs 36 inches of d...

09-24-2018 07:11 PM

Dust collection with a Triton TRA 001 router in a router table - 6 replies

Greetings, I have just mounted a brand new Trition TRA 001 router in my custom-made router table. I am interested in seeing/hearing what others have done/would recommend for dust collection. My router table has an enclosed chamber under the table in which the router sits. This chamber has a door in front so I can get to the router and 4 in...

09-22-2018 06:44 AM

Best way to rout stopped sliding dovetails - 22 replies

I want to use sliding dovetails to make some drawers. If I want to make the drawer sides shorter than the fronts, I will need to stop the dovetails in the drawer fronts before they come all the way through. I have not used dovetail bits before. What is the best, safest, way to do this? Thanks

09-16-2018 03:58 PM

Vertical drawer dovetails...how? - 8 replies

I need to build some drawers for a drill press cabinet I am making. The drawers will be run on metal tracks, so their sides will need to be 1/2 inch in from the cabinet sides. I want to make the drawer fronts of 3/4 inch birch plywood and the sides of 1/2 inch birch ply. I have seen cases where dovetails are used to anchor the drawer sides to th...

09-02-2018 10:12 PM

Woodwhisperer Exact Width Dado Jig Woes - 11 replies

I have been building some shop furniture. My current project is to build a stand for my drill press. I want to dado the cabinet sides to take the top, bottom and two drawer pockets all made of 3/4 birch plywood. I built my jig pretty close to Mark Spagnolo’s on The Wood Whisperer. After I glued on the hardwood edging, I ran the timbers ...

07-01-2018 04:07 AM

Questions on Steve Ramsey's Lumber Storage Cart?? - 3 replies

Anyone make Steve Ramsey’s Lumber Storage Cart?? I decided to make his roll-about cart because I found a wall-hung storage shelf system for lumber wasn’t convenient. I can’t find out a few things from the provided plans.1. Where is the angled upright sheet goods support go? Dimensions from the vertical upright or end of t...

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