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01-25-2019 12:23 AM

Bending 2-5/8 Radius. What to use? - 13 replies

I’m looking to make a bend of about 2-5/8” radius. What kind of material would be suitable for this application?

12-03-2017 01:36 AM

Cutting shapes out for inlay - 1 reply

I’m going to make an attempt at an easy inlay job for an Urn I have to make. I am looking to make 6 butterflies with an 1/8” bordering around the perimeter of a contrasting wood. Given that my skills are mediocre at best with this type of work ; Would the best course be to put the two pieces together and cut them out at the sam...

02-15-2016 10:27 PM

3M Spray 90 for laminate. - 6 replies

I have to laminate my router top with some formica. How would spray 90 work over the long run? I don’t mind using a roll on type it’s just a big mess.

02-11-2016 10:00 PM

Performax Supermax 25x2 HD drum sander value? - 3 replies

I’ve been eye balling this machine at work for the past 6 years at work it’s sat unused. They finally figured it’s time to start selling off un-used equipment and I put in an offer of $500. Is this machine worth that price used? It’s been there as long as I’ve worked here 9 years. From what the Carpentry fo...

01-25-2016 02:37 AM

Tips for glueing a ply cabinet? - 9 replies

I’m having all kinds of problems getting my pieces to sit nicely in their dados. I’m Making Dan phalens router table and I just spent the last hour trying to figure out the height of the two interior walls. I know the dado’s are .25” deep and from the divider up to the top of the sides is 17”. Therefor the interi...

01-15-2016 12:28 AM

Norms router table - 10 replies

For anyone who’s built this. What is the arrangement for the top drawers? I know there are 4 on the left and 3 on the right with a faux on the top right for power and such. How many bit drawers are their? Wrench drawers? Looking at the creston wood plans and it doesn’t seem to actually say.

01-11-2016 01:19 AM

Bosch 1617 plunge base not holding depth - 4 replies

I’ve had this problem for a while. When I set the depth, particularly when it’s a deep cut, the lock doesn’t hold it in position and eventually creeps up. Anyone have this issue or know how to solve it?

11-23-2015 01:36 AM

Looking for a solution for a sliding/rotating drawer. - 9 replies

I’m designing a cabinet in sketchup and I’m looking for something that I can mount to a tall drawer to let it slide out of the cabinet and also spin. It’s a tall drawer to hold necklaces and i figure it would be easier if it could slide out of the cabinet and then spin to make it easier to access the necklaces. I tried to...

11-13-2015 11:24 PM

Plywood selection - 4 replies

I’m in need of some cabinet grade plywood. A1 Oak. I’m looking for something that is stable and has more than 5 plys. Is there a certain type of ply I should be looking for? Not really keen on the terminology when it comes to plywood, so looking for some suggestions.

11-01-2015 05:26 PM

Building a large cabinet, multiple dado's. - 12 replies

I’m working on a cabinet that will require a substantial amount of dados. I’m going to use the table saw with a dado stack. Is there any dos and don’ts I should know about prior to avoid a mishap? Would 1/4” be sufficient for the rabbets to mate to their respective pieces? Going to use a sled with a key to reference...

10-19-2015 01:25 AM

To advanced for a beginner? - 9 replies

I have a project that Im working on for a Tube amplifier. I need a way for heat to escape and figured a scroll saw image on the front and back plates would be nice instead of perforated metal. Would these images be possible to a beginner on the scroll saw?

10-14-2015 12:04 AM

Sandpaper storage solutions? - 4 replies

So i made a bulk purchase from Klingspor on behalf of a lot of positive reviews. 10lbs of rolls, 50 sheets of 600 grit, 50 disc and 30 belts. Not bad for less than $100. Anyways, I was curious to see how some figure a way to store large amounts and keep track of them?

10-12-2015 12:39 AM

Small items to sell? - 11 replies

I’m looking to try and supplement my income with some small pieces to sell at my MIL’ shop. She has a consignment shop with a bunch of “Crafters” and told me to put some things in. I made a bunch of cutting boards and some envelope openers. What do you all make and sell that don’t require a long time to build?

10-07-2015 12:39 AM

Craftsman 100 table saw worth getting for free? - 9 replies

A lady I work with has a 50’s Craftsman 100 model table saw. Not sure on the HP of the motor, couldn’t read it. It has the Cast iron top, not the solid version. Has a base that I can’t seem to find a photo of. I’m thinking it might not be original. The base is really Nice I definitely am getting that. It has a base ...

09-21-2015 01:38 AM

Table saw blade runout and miter slot parallelism. - 8 replies

So I spent a good 2 hours trying out my new Igaging dial indicator I got for xmas 2 years ago. I tried to get the slot as close as I could. i fiddled for a long time and settled on about .003/.004 for the miter slot. It seems I could do better but I couldn’t get it any more. Would I need to mess with the trunion too? I also noticed b...

09-20-2015 12:51 AM

What is this collar on my blade heigh shaft? - 5 replies

I noticed this collar on the shaft for the blade height adjustment mechanism. It has two threaded holes for set screws. The screws are missing and it’s just sitting there. What is it’s function? It seemed to be next to the pulley for the motor. Any ideas?

09-16-2015 01:49 AM

Scroll saw blades - 7 replies

Hello all, Im looking to do a small project with a scroll saw with an intricate design. What type of blade would be suitable for this with a good finish left behind?

08-25-2015 01:48 AM

Bloodwood veneer - 1 reply

Anyone know a good source to get some Bloodwood veneer? I only need a small amount. Enough to do some splines. Roughly the thickness of a dovetail saw. .020 or so.

08-20-2015 02:50 AM

Miter sled issues!! - 13 replies

So i made a miter sled and i thought i had it dialed in. It was cutting pretty square. But an issue arose. I noticed when checking the pieces for square, the cut wasn’t straight from edge to edge. It had a curve to it. What the heck would cause that? The outer edges were at the right spot, but the middle of the cut bowed out. I could...

07-19-2015 01:29 AM

Aligning SOSS invisible hinges? - 1 reply

I was looking for maybe a tip or something on how to ensure my lid mortises match the box. The difficulty lies in the fact that the lid overhands both sides by about 5/16”.

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