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02-09-2016 12:16 PM

Need some advice on vise - 7 replies

I’m in the final stages of my workbench build and am looking for a ten inch, rapid action vise. I’d prefer to buy American. Two companies I’ve come across are; Milwaukee Tool & Equipment company – Model 1142000 Yost –

11-23-2015 12:43 PM

Milwaukee Tool & Equipment Co. woodworking vises - 1 reply

This could’ve gone into a few different categories; Hardware, Jigs & Fixtures, Designing woodworking projects, Hand tools, and probably a few others. My first bench build is underway. My base is made, my top is glued up and waiting to be planed. I’m doing a bit of research on vises. I’d prefer to do this once and not ...

01-25-2015 03:00 AM

Leather hand tool pouches/cases - 7 replies

Anyone have a source for custom leather hand tool pouches/cases/sleeves? I’m looking to protect some chisels, planes and other small hand tools and thought leather would be a great option. Not sure if there are any precautions with materials, tanning process chemicals or other considerations with rawhide type material and metal tools. ...

10-27-2014 02:05 AM

Your thoughts on Tamarack for workbench legs? - 4 replies

What do you think about using Tamarack for my up coming workbench legs? I’ve got a source for free ten foot dried logs. Are the qualities of this species durable enough for this purpose? The good, the bad, the ugly? Thanks for reading

10-26-2014 07:09 PM

Continental Industries 14" bandsaw info - 3 replies

Maybe someone has some info out there on this make/model of bandsaw made in 1987. A friend is selling it and I can’t find any info on it. It does work. Is this worth $100? Or should I pass on it?

09-01-2014 02:34 AM

10" Table saw blade tooth configuration - 16 replies

Working on a new project and discovered that my current saw blade (ATB) style is leaving some undesireable material after the cut. The left over material resembles a small triangle, the same shape of area that the ATB doesn’t touch. I could use a chisel and clean up the left over material but I’d rather it be cut out in the first p...

05-02-2014 09:40 AM

Tool chest wood considerations? - 2 replies

My next project is for me and it’s going to be a nice tool chest/box for some of my hand tools. This will primarily be for chisels, planes, saws, marking and layout itrms, and my sharpening stones. Just recently I read that white oak might not be the best choice with regards to rusting or leeching of material from the white oak and rus...

04-22-2014 03:52 AM

Quarter sawn white oak 4/4 good price? - 13 replies

I’m making a small project and would like to use quarter sawn white oak. I’ll need about 30 board feet. I’m seeing prices all over the spectrum. What should I consider and what should I stay away from? Thanks for reading.

12-01-2013 04:24 PM

Chisel mallet preferences? - 12 replies

My next project is a mallet for my new set of chisels. Any specifics you would recommend? Dimensions? Woods to consider or exempt due to certain characteristics? Angles? Adhesives? Tips? Thanks for reading and any input. Larry

09-14-2013 01:03 PM

Is there a recommended cleat angle for hanging a shop cabinet? - 14 replies

The shop is in need of a hanging cabinet and I’d like to use a cleat system to hang it and possible another on. I’m wondering is there a recommended angle for the wall cleat? Does a shallower angle give greater or lesser of a secure fit? I have a small shop and would like to have longer cleats that I could hang a variety of future...

09-06-2013 01:24 AM

Mobile base with four swivel locking casters - 3 replies

What’s your take on a mobile base that would use four swivel locking casters for an 8” belt sander? I have a small shop and ease of movement of all of my machines is a huge consideration. I have a mobile base under my radial arm saw with only the two front casters that swivel, so if I need to move it from it’s main location...

07-30-2013 10:28 PM

Repurposed material - 2 replies

I’ve come across a material for shelving on my mobile stands. I’ve come across a couple of treadmills that were being parted out. I noticed each treadmill had a platform rating of over 300lbs. With minimal effort I was able to salvage two sheets of 3/4” MDF coated with a formica material. A little trimming up on the tab...

07-26-2013 03:23 AM

Dovetail jigs in wood thicker than 3/4 of an inch? - 2 replies

I’m considering buying a dovetail jig but am seeing some that have a limit of 3/4” while some are over an inch in thickness of wood that will fit in the jig. Should I worry about this when considering a jig or not? I’m looking at the Leigh D4r or possibly the MLCS fast joinery system.

07-24-2013 01:24 AM

Router table lift choice - looking for actual reviews not router preferences - 18 replies

Last year I bought a router table and am now looking for a router lift for it. I bought the Kreg precision router table and have been looking over reviews and specs and am wondering what your feedback is based on what you currently use for a router lift. Many of the reviews quickly turn into a this or that router and the thread extends out for...

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