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06-04-2019 04:46 PM

Trash & Recycling Bins Solution in Small Garage Workshop? - 7 replies

I just recently got the green light to finally set up a semi-permanent shop in one bay of our (mother-in-law’s) two bay garage. I’m trying to plan the space but my biggest dilemma is the deng garage and recycling cans. Without measuring, they’re about 5’L x 3’d x 4’h when placed side-by-side. The only optio...

05-24-2019 06:05 PM

TS Blade Alignment (same tooth measurement is good, opposite tooth is way off) - 9 replies

I’m having a problem aligning the blade to my mitre slot. Using the a-line-it, it’s dead on∆ but when I measure the front and the back using the opposite tooth it’s about .006 out. I thought maybe the blade is warped so I bought a new blade and it’s the same. Could this be the arbor? Sorry I’m pretty new at this and...

10-18-2017 02:43 PM

Choosing Boards for Drawer Front Panels - 2 replies

I’m building a bench housing three inset/flush drawers with ~11” x 13” drawer fronts out of walnut. I should also say the case is painted white with push-to-open slides and no pulls so the walnut drawer fronts will really stand out. I’m going to have to do a panel for these and am going back and forth over how to match ...

10-06-2017 12:44 PM

Flattening Rough Board with only Low Angle Jack? - 26 replies

I’m sure this has been addressed before but my Google skills are failing me right now. I see a gang of videos on how to flatten board with a bench full of planes but I have only the #62 (I think) low angle Jack. I’ve got 1 blade 25¹/30² deg bevels and an adjustable mouth. Im sure it’ll be much slower but would this accomplis...

09-14-2017 04:34 PM

Which [Ply]wood for Walnut-ish Result? - 8 replies

I’m building a storage bench on a tight budget so plywood will be the way to go. My question is what ply to use to achieve a nice dark brown finish somewhat similar in tone to walnut. The obvious way to go is walnut ply but cost is the barrier there. I’ll have to use home center stuff. Home Depot sells Columbia Forest stuff in birch, alder...

03-07-2016 07:15 PM

Advice on Joinery for First Project. - 13 replies

Im planning my first project which will be a changing pad tray for my soon-to-be born son. Ive been going back and forth over how i should join the sides. As for tooling, Ive got 2 chisels (1/4 &1/2), some clamps, and will soon have a saw. I’d be immensely grateful for the aid of all your experience on which would best balance duribil...

02-24-2016 06:27 PM

Veritas MKII Honing Guide Narrow & Std? - 6 replies

I need a honing guide and am about to pick up the narrow veritas as i have nothing above 1/2” Does the standard head work woth the narrow body or will i need to buy a while neew jig when i need the larger size? I want to avoid buying the whole shebang upfront. Thanks!

02-23-2016 04:14 PM

3/16" vs 1/4" Chisel - 13 replies

I’m about to buy my very first chisel. (the very first thing I bought was a Veritas Marking Gage cause it was pretty) I’m set on one or two Lie Nielsens to start and wanted your opinion on sizing. The common advice I’ve seen is to start with a 1/4” but since Lie Nielsen give the option for the slightly undersized 3/16...

02-22-2016 01:43 PM

Japanese Chisel - Flat Edge - 5 replies

Are flat edge (as opposed to bevel edge) suitable for general bench use? I guess i can imagine it may be difficult for getting in toght spaces but am i missing anything else?

01-29-2016 07:54 PM

Help with Plans for Replicating a Crib ($) - 16 replies

I’m trying to build a crib, replicating one I found online. It’s MDF sides, acrylic front & back, walnut trim, and sitting on short almost hidden feet. This seems a little complicated and not having plans makes me a little nervous especially given its intended application. I’d love some help with mocking up a design to work...


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