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02-11-2019 02:23 AM

Guitar blank jointing question - 7 replies

I recently purchased a section of ash that I want to glue up and make a guitar body blank. I ran the pieces through my router table to join them but after multiple passes I still have a slight gap. Photos are below. Will this be a strong glue joint or should I shoot for a better joint? I was unable to slide a sheet of regular paper in the gap bu...

11-27-2017 03:35 AM

Wilton vise restoration - 2 replies

It’s been awhile but thought I would share a recent project with you all. I’ve recently been experimenting with electrolysis for rust removal and decided to try it out on an old bench vise that my dad recovered from a storage shed fire we had in 1991. It sat outside for about a month after the fire at which point it was recovered and...

10-21-2016 12:05 AM

Router table cabinet - 15 replies

So I began to build my router table and I started with the cabinet. I am building this mostly off of Norm Abram’s plans but I eliminated the toe kick since I would like to be able to move it around the garage. I know even locking casters compromise some of the stability but I’ve found several different ways to put wheels on it and ha...

10-19-2016 02:50 AM

Cleaning glue bottle tip - 12 replies

I was just curious if anyone else here cleans out their glue bottle tips after being done with them for the day. I know that the cap is supposed to seal after it is pushed closed and keep the glue inside from drying out but I wasn’t sure if the glue at the very tip would dry and cause opening/dispensing problems.

10-08-2016 06:18 PM

Router table top advice needed - 6 replies

Please excuse the mess in the garage. We are bouncing back from a tornado that hit the house 4 months ago and we have a lot of kitchen stuff still to sort through in there. Anyways, I am wanting to build a router table. I purchased a JessEm lift and was going to build my top from scratch but I was at my local Habitat Re-Store and found this f...

01-11-2015 02:48 AM

Lathe bearing replacement - 19 replies

I need to source replacement bearings for my Rikon wood lathe. However, the local bearing shops are open during hours when I am at work and taking time off right now is out of the question. I am looking for an online source that is reputable that won’t sell me counterfeit bearings. Can anyone recommend a good source for these bearings? ...

01-03-2015 06:13 AM

Stupid question on finish nailers - 12 replies

I am in the market to purchase either a 15 or 16 gauge finish nailer. The gauges are so close in size that if I buy one, I probably won’t have any immediate desire for the other. I have an 18 gauge brad nailer and a furniture staple gun (both pneumatic) that are Bostitch brand. They have both been very reliable for me but yet have not b...


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