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04-13-2017 08:04 PM

Loose arbor on my table saw - 3 replies

Hey guys and gals,You’re all always so helpful and full of knowledge every time I have a question and I am truly grateful. So grateful that here’s another one for you. ;) I’m literally on hold as I type this with the Bosch tool company because I just discovered my arbor has a little play in it. I’ve Googled and found...

03-26-2017 11:13 PM

Biscuits seem too thin for the slots - 24 replies

Hi everybody,So I’m out in the shop trying to have a nice relaxing Sunday gluing up a table top and it’s not going according to plan. I’m using biscuits for the first time as we’ve just uncovered my dad’s old biscuit joiner while cleaning up my mom’s garage. I never do anything in the shop without researchin...

11-20-2016 01:54 AM

Restoring Sargent 714-C hand plane...BRASS PARTS?? - 1 reply

Hello guys,I came across a nice Sargent 714-C hand plane in an antique store a few days ago for $20 and I had to take it. It has all the parts including the original iron and only a broken tote to contend with.I have removed all of the surface rust and as I am looking through all of the pieces, and can see a yellow hue on some of the parts. Al...

07-13-2016 03:56 PM

Grizzly hand planes? - 11 replies

Hey guys,Just getting into the hand planing aspect of woodworking and I’ve already made the mistake of purchasing a crappy jack plane from Home Depot because it was on clearance for $8 and some change. What a piece of junk.I can’t afford the Veritas or Lie Nielsen stuff but I’m looking to get something that will do the job unt...

05-10-2016 12:06 AM

"Stain" looks like solid paint - 3 replies

Hey guys,So I’m finishing up my Mother’s Day project (I know I’m behind schedule but life happens and my mom is understanding :). I purchased a HVLP gun after watching a few videos and used a Varathane wood stain which was supposed to just stain the wood bright red but still showing all of the grain and beauty. I made light p...

04-01-2016 11:01 PM

Jointing long boards with a bow - 27 replies

Hey guys,I’m milling my Doug Fir 2×4’s for a Jay Bates inspired table top and I’m having a heck of a time getting them flat. My jointer is dialed in now (thanks to all of your help) since I got the Snap-Check and got my blades to within .002 of the outfeed table.The boards are rough cut to about 59” in length, and m...

04-01-2016 03:26 PM

Mortises with a fixed base router - 10 replies

Hey everyone,I’m finding out very quickly that I have more of a need for a plunge router than I thought when I invested in my fixed base router. I’ve read the topics regarding the benefits of a fixed base unit, but I’m wondering if I can safely cut shallow mortises with this fixed base or if I need to start saving for another....

03-30-2016 07:33 PM

Cleaning up a cast aluminum jointer table - 0 replies

Hey guys,I have an old inherited Delta 6” bench top jointer that works pretty well now that I got the new blades dialed in (thanks again guys). The cast aluminum table appears to be stained and, though I have it waxed up, I feel like it could maybe have a little less resistance to the boards going over the surface. I also feel like the f...

03-28-2016 10:04 AM

New knives, new problems on 6" bench jointer - 6 replies

Hey guys,I’m fairly new to woodworking and inherited my dad’s old Delta 6” bench jointer. I started using it about two months ago and noticed that while most wood was glassy smooth and flat, there was about a 3/4” raised section on every board. I noticed a very worn section on both knives in the same area and bought som...


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