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11-18-2017 10:00 PM

Using Birch Ply For Leg Core - 4 replies

I’m about to start work on a dining room table and the plans call for laminating (3) 3/4” boards together to make a core for the legs, which are then faced with good quality stock. I don’t have a lot of scrap oak lying around in the dimensions needed to make the cores, but I do have a ton of scrap birch ply. So, my question i...

10-21-2017 09:36 PM

The importance of a fire extinguisher - 8 replies

So, I working in the shop, setting up the bandsaw to break down a small tree trunk that I had just cut down. I had sent my son out on the riding mower to both mow and start picking up all of the leaves that have already started piling up in the yard. I had just finished aligning the blade, and was about to put the covers back on, when my son...

11-09-2012 01:23 PM

Totally Confused Hand Plane Newbie - 14 replies

I bought an old #4 Stanley off of ebay a while ago and I’m finally getting around to using it, but I need to sharpen the iron first. Actually, the iron is crooked (one corner is 3/32” higher than the other) so I need to grind it first, then sharpen it. Here’s the problem: I’ve read articles here, on the internet, and in...

10-11-2012 01:11 AM

Loose Tenon Question - 15 replies

I’m building a Mission-style sofa and have run into a problem. For the front rail, the plans call for cutting a 1/2” tenon by milling off 1/4” each face of the board to form the cheeks of the tenon. The problem is the stock you make all this from is 3/4”-meaning if you follow the plan, you end up with a 1/4” tenon...

05-12-2012 01:39 AM

No middle ground for power tools - 35 replies

Okay, so I am the (semi)proud owner of a Craftsman 21833 tablesaw and thus am a victim of it’s blade alignment curse. Yesterday, I went to the extreme of pulling the whole trunion assembly out of the saw and disassembling it in a vain attempt to figure out what was causing the problem. Long story short, I wasn’t able to figure it o...


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