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07-13-2020 02:08 PM

installing plywood and trim - 3 replies

Hi all - I just removed a built-in refrigerator, exposing the unfinished cabinet sides. As luck would have it, the face overhangs the side by 1/4”, so I’ve ordered some 1/4” cherry plywood. What would you recommend for adhering the plywood to the cabinet? I’m assuming some kind of nailer, but I’ve never used o...

04-03-2019 02:51 PM

need source for bar hinges - 11 replies

Hi all - I think I’m using the right term…I need something like this: But larger. I want to use this for a door on a chicken coop, so it will lift up and out of the way when I need to get inside. The door is going to be about 22” high, and I’d like to get as much lift as possible. Thanks for any ideas.

11-04-2018 04:01 PM

need advice for home repiar - 24 replies

Hi guys - I realize this isn’t exactly what most of us think of when we think of woodworking, but I’ve always gotten good advice here, so I figured I’d ask. I moved into a home about a year ago, and have been doing all the obligatory fix-ups. Next on the list is fixing some minor rot at the bottom of an exterior door jamb...

06-02-2018 03:11 PM

opinions on this table saw? - 24 replies

Hi all - Last year, I moved back to California (following the work). I didn’t know what my housing situation would be like, so I sold most of my large shop tools. I need to get a table saw. It will be used for various home upgrades as well as woodworking projects. I can’t break the bank, as money’s still a little tight, s...

01-14-2018 08:15 PM

recommendations? - 9 replies

Hi, all - I recently moved, and decided to sell my big tools rather than move them. Now that I’m semi-settled, I need new stuff. Priority 1 and 1A are a cabinet saw and a miter saw. Regarding the miter saw, I had the Bosch 12” glide, and was happy with that. Since that design is a few years old, I figured I’d ask the LJ cogn...

01-01-2018 05:39 PM

advice on fixing veneer seams - 10 replies

Hi, all - Happy 2018 to everyone. I just moved into a new place, and the old owners left behind a very old and very large desk. It’s a George H. Fuller desk that I’d guess is at least 75 years old (I’d be happy to furnish more pics if anyone’s interested), and it’s in really pretty good shape for its age. The onl...

02-27-2017 07:57 PM

alignment issue with my miter saw - 40 replies

Hi - I have a Bosch compound miter glide saw with a bit of an issue: on 90° cuts, the blade is perfectly vertical, but on 45° cuts, it’s noticeably out of plumb. I can’t find anything in my owner’s manual about this, and frankly, I find it a bit disturbing. Can anyone think of what might be causing this other than a defect s...

01-03-2017 07:41 PM

finish to withstand 450° contact? - 18 replies

Hi, all - I’m building a pie safe, where baked goods are to be put to cool. I’m making the cabinet and shelves out of ash. I’m wondering whether there’s a kind of finish out there that would make it safe to put glass or tin pans straight from the oven into the cabinet. I’m guessing not, so I’m thinking o...

11-30-2016 03:54 PM

experience with wood hardeners? - 6 replies

Hi, all - I got it into my head that I wanted to do a project (a jewelry box) in cypress. I didn’t get too far into the project before I realized that I’d probably chosen a wood that was much softer than would be ideal. I’d like to complete the project, but I’ll feel better about it if I can somehow harden the wood a b...

11-14-2016 06:45 PM

dust collection attachment for Freud router - 9 replies

Hi, all - I have one of the Freud FT3000VCE routers (they had a short lifetime). It’s my only plunge router, and I recently broke the clear plastic dust collection attachment. This thing is, IMO, unusable without dust collection. Does anyone have any idea where I might find one, or what might be a compatible replacement? Thanks fo...

10-03-2016 08:55 PM

burl veneer finish is very matte - 4 replies

Hi, all - I’ve built a small box with Bubinga, using solid wood for the sides, and some veneer burl for the top. I decided to try Waterlox for finish – I got the one with the “medium sheen”. The level of sheen is fine on the solid wood, but is very dull on the burl. Any suggestions for this? I was considering some lacq...

08-19-2016 12:08 AM

my first time using shellac... - 15 replies

...isn’t working out quite as I’d hoped for. The wood is rosewood, and I read in a few places that oily woods do well with shellac, so I got a can of Zinnser Bullseye (clear). It’s already thinner than water, and when it dries, it’s shinier than I thought it would be. Am I putting it on too thick? I do have a tendency ...

06-23-2016 08:06 PM

question about sliding screen doors - 6 replies

Hi, all - So, the little dog taught the big dog that it’s possible to push out the screening in the patio door, and I need to come up with a new door. I was thinking of something that would have a panel in the lower 1/3 to keep canine noses out. The concept is super-straightforward, but I wanted to ask about techniques/tips/tricks for e...

12-05-2015 05:46 PM

need advice on Unisaw splitter - 6 replies

Hi, all - I’m struggling with an issue with my Unisaw (a 36-L31X, about 8 years old). I bought it used a year ago. The problem is the splitter isn’t parallel with the blade. It’s slightly clockwise if you’re looking down on the table. I’ve replaced the OEM splitter with the full Shark Guard setup (which I like...

05-01-2015 04:48 PM

where to get Biesemeyer fence rails? - 8 replies

Hi - I have a Delta 36-31X that I’d like to “promote” to a 31-51X by replacing the fence rails with the longer ones. I am having trouble verifying a part number for these, though. I found these on Amazon: 52 inch rails but it’s not clear that these are the right ones. Does anyone know a source for the corre...

04-11-2015 05:13 PM

wiring motor for 220V - 13 replies

Hi, all - I know this subject has been covered here before, but I’m a little puzzled by what I’m seeing. Yesterday I took possession of a Laguna Tools jointer. Before I assemble it, I want to rewire it for 220V. The instructions say to refer to the diagram on the motor wiring panel. This diagram is nearly useless (or I don̵...

02-01-2015 05:19 PM

surface for outfeed table - 13 replies

Hi, all - I’m going to build an outfeed table for my table saw. I’ll be following the general steps of the Wood Whisperer’s project. Can anyone see anything wrong with using Melamine-covered fiberboard for the surface? I’m kicking around getting some Formica Microdot, but that’ll add about $60 to the projec...

12-21-2014 05:41 PM

drive belts for Unisaw - 16 replies

anyone have any recommended sources? I could get them from Delta, but I’m a little hacked off at their customer service right now. I don’t want to start a thread on linked belts, since they’ve been covered so much elsewhere, but if I were to go that route, how much length would I have to order? This is for a 7-year-old Unisa...

12-04-2014 03:17 PM

so, thinking about Grizzly's sale... - 10 replies

...this month, they have a few bandsaws they’re offering free shipping on. It’s about a 10-20% discount, depending. Anyone want to talk me into (or out of) one of these? The local used market (judging by CL ads) is bone dry. I just need something for minor resaws and making thinner cuts than I can do with a circular blade. Fence a...

08-16-2014 06:34 PM

table saw makes a clunk when starting up - 9 replies

Hi, all - I bought a pre-owned Unisaw last weekend (detailed in another thread). Finally got around to starting it up in its new home. It makes a fairly loud “clunk” (or maybe a “bang”) when I hit the power switch. Only does it once per power-up, then the saw runs nice and quiet. It didn’t do this when I was l...

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