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07-08-2017 11:54 PM

Drill Press Fence Heights - 1 reply

I’m making my own drill press table and am getting ready to make the fence. Saw many YouTube vids where the fences were approx 3 to 3.5” tall. How do people use these taller fences and not hit the fence with the handles on the chuck wheel? I have to lower my table almost to the lowest limit of quill travel to avoid this. I have one ...

06-23-2017 10:29 PM

Choice of Bandsaw - 8 replies

If you had $1,300 burning a hole in your pocket and were in the market for a new bandsaw which one would you get? I’ve been bouncing back and forth between the Laguna 1412 and Rikon 10-36. I am strictly a hobby woodworker but like nice tools that are user friendly and perform without much hassle.

10-19-2015 01:03 AM

Clogged Dust Collection Piping - 21 replies

I have a Jet Vortex dust collector in my shop that is hard piped from the collector out to most of my major tools. Tonight while using the jointer I noticed the chips start to blow around the jointer table and realized the dust collector wasn’t sucking. I opened the cover to make sure the fan blades weren’t messed up and they looked ...

09-20-2015 06:55 PM

Bed Frame Question - 3 replies

I am getting ready to build a platform bed for my daughter and the side rails and foot rail are going to be face up instead of edge up like most beds. I’m using 3/4” walnut but want to give the frames the appearance of being 2-1/2” thick without using a solid piece of walnut due to price. I’m planning on laminating the wa...

09-01-2015 05:19 PM

Building a Platform Bed - Need Some Help - 4 replies

My wife has found a platform bed that she would like for me to build and I got to actually see the bed she wants me to build. I can’t seem to figure out the construction of the perimeter of the frame though and was hoping to get some help from you all. The perimeter boards give the appearance of being one big board for each rail, but if ...

08-12-2015 07:08 PM

Getting Cedar Back to Red - 6 replies

I’m making a cooler box with cedar and had one of the boards routed with a CNC a couple of months ago and that board has turned a brown color while my newly milled board is very red. I’m trying to get all three of these boards roughly the same color before attaching and finishing. Unfortunately I can’t run this face of the boar...

07-16-2015 06:49 PM

Sawstop Files Suit Against Bosch - 152 replies

This should be interesting:Tualatin, OR — July 16, 2015 — SawStop, LLC, the world leader in table saw safety, today announced that it has filed complaints at the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court in Oregon against Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany and its subsidiary Robert Bosch Tool Corporation to stop infringement of S...

06-10-2015 01:31 AM

Chisel Sharpening Frustration - 15 replies

Let me preface this by saying that I’m fairly new to hand tools and sharpening. I just got done spending an hour and a half lapping the back of this chisel and this one corner at the edge isn’t getting hit by the 300 grit diamond stone that I’ve been lapping with. It went pretty well at first but then spent about 45 min with wh...

05-12-2015 10:46 PM

New Invention for Making Drawers - 9 replies

Check this out! Making drawers may become a whole lot easier. ”:http://

04-22-2015 05:28 PM

HVLP Curiosity - 3 replies

I was cleaning my Earlex hvlp gun the other day and was wondering how the finish product gets sprayed out via the needle? I see there is an oriface at tip of needle but it seems obvious to me that the product doesn’t actually travel through the needle. So how does the mechanics of this work?

04-18-2015 07:47 PM

Keeping Finish in HVLP Gun - 3 replies

Just finished spraying my first coat of General Finishes 450 exterior sealer out of my new Earlex sprayer. How long can I leave the left over product in the gun/pot

03-26-2015 08:47 PM

Flip Top Cart Help - 7 replies

I’m building this flip cart and cut the two bottom shelf pieces to what I felt was the correct width to give me a straight and square assembly that would allow the flip top to be as tight to the sides as possible. In these pics I have the right side square with the top shelf but the left side is out between 1/16 to 1/8” as seen in th...

03-16-2015 09:24 PM

Bosch Going Up Against Sawstop - 236 replies

Maybe a little competition here. Too bad it’s not someone like Powermatic.

03-06-2015 10:56 PM

Crosscut Sled Woes - 16 replies

I’ve been trying to make one of these for a week now and every time I attach the runner to the plywood sled they bind and become very hard to push. I’ve tried maple, aluminum miter bar and the plastic material that is made for this and get the same results from each. What am I doing wrong. The runner slide pretty easily before I atta...

02-25-2015 12:55 AM

Router Got Out of Control - Help Please - 5 replies

I spent a lot of time laminating 3/4” plywood together for the sides of a flip top cart and was routing the dados for a drawer opening at the bottom of the side panels. Unfortunately I was only using a straightedge to guide the router and it veered off course in a couple of spots. One spot is obviously pretty bad. Is there a good, fairly s...

02-18-2015 05:33 PM

Aligning Saw Blade with Miter Slot - 6 replies

So I bought a used Jet Proshop hybrid saw about a year ago and am finding that my blade isn’t aligned with the miter slot. It’s about .035” closer to slot at back side. I get the manual out to see how to align the blade and it says to turn saw over on its top to loosen trunion bolts. Turn the saw over really? Does anyone know ...

02-17-2015 09:00 PM

Blast Gates Rattling Problem - 3 replies

I recently piped my dust collection (Jet 1100 Vortex) with pvc piping to various locations. Been usin it this way for about 2 weeks and just recently noticed that when I turn of the collector several of the closed blast gates make a pretty good rattling noise. I’m using 4” metal gates from Rockler and have checked all the thumb screw...

02-11-2015 11:00 AM

Compressor Hose Recommendation - 9 replies

The hose I have now is very hard to coil up and put away due to how rigid and inflexible it is. Can someone recommend a good hose that is flexible/pliable?

01-27-2015 11:57 PM

Help With Flip Top Cart Detail - 8 replies

I’m in the planning stages of building a flip top cart for my planer and oscillating sander. The only thing I can’t get my head wrapped around is the hardware/details for the ends of the steel pipe going through the center of the top. Planning on laminating 3 sheets of 3/4” ply together for the top and routing a 1/2” chan...

01-25-2015 07:39 PM

Critique My Dust Collection - 12 replies

Got tired of tripping over 4” hoses laying all over my shop floor so decided to run a short run of pvc pipe to locate the hoses closer to tools and keep most of the piping and hose on this one wall. The high horizontal run is approximately 10’ and each drop is approx 3’ with probably an additional 3’ or so of flex hose th...

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