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08-25-2014 09:55 PM

Bench sanding square - 5 replies

I’ve used my Ryobi bench sander to round off the corners of a box I’m working on. I used a roundover router bit first, but I would like more of curve. My problem is keeping the box edges, so to speak, square when sanding. It tends to get uneven one way, so I switch it and focus on getting the other side even with it. Then repeat̷...

02-09-2014 12:51 AM

Routing a Groove? - 7 replies

I’m still new at using routers and templates and am still learning my way around them. I’m working towards making a half-round challenge coin holder. The holder will have multiple levels. I’m trying to route a groove with my router. Looking around the forums, it looks like I may need to make a template for each level. I haven...

01-17-2011 03:42 AM

Basic Butt Joint question - 9 replies

What is a good method for drilling a straight pilot hole into a butt joint? I’m wanting to join two large pieces, so my bench drill press won’t work. I’m not sure how to clamp the two pieces together or how to drill the hole straight once clamped. In the past I’ve tried this and the joint is off. I’m thinking tha...

08-28-2010 11:29 PM

Ready to get a Tormek. What else? - 8 replies

After reading a ton of LJ posts, I’m ready to bite the bullet and buy a Tormek T-3. My primary use will be for lathe tools. Will the mult-use jig and the gouge jig cover my needs? I’m not sure if i need to invest in any Dvds or angle setting devices or anything else needed for someone new to properly sharpening tools. It seems that...


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