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|9 days ago||
Pallet wood ID? - 26 replies
I picked up a bunch of these boards for free from the pallet bin at Home Depot. I made a few rips to clean away the dirty and discolored surface; they have a greenish tint but seem denser/heavier than poplar (although I could be wrong). Any ideas what I might have found? Thanks!
|36 days ago||
Custom base for R4512 - 5 replies
I’d like to put my R4512 table saw on a custom base cabinet in order to maximize efficient use of space in my 11’x16’ shop. Ideally, the base would incorporate stands for two benchtop tools as well as storage compartments. These are my general specs so far: -4” dust collection at least as good as the OEM dust port;-S...
|37 days ago||
I’ve got some walnut and other slabs and boards that might be good candidates for resawing/bookmatching. Does anyone on LJ offer those services in the MSP area (and at what charge), or can anyone recommend a person/company that offers resawing services? Thanks!
|47 days ago||
Big wood score - help with identification? - 10 replies
I picked up about 25 boards the other day in a fantastic Craig’s List find. Problem is, I can’t ID wood to save my life. I’m hoping some more knowledgeable jocks can help? I believe that the haul may have included oak, cherry, walnut, sassafras, and maple – but I don’t know for sure. Fair warning, there are a ...
|48 days ago||
Christmas came early this year! Yesterday I picked up god knows how many board feet of roughsawn hardwood for $120. I found a very nice older gentleman who was starting to phase out his woodworking and wanted to unload a substantial lumber collection: 25+ boards, each 8’ long x 6”-18” wide x 1”-6” thick. The sta...
|51 days ago||
Good "assembly line" projects for holiday gifts? - 20 replies
I’m looking for ideas for projects I can make for holiday gifts for my and my wife’s extended family – probably 15 gifts, in all. Last year, I made picture frames and we gave them out with photos of our new baby, and they were very popular. I’m looking for other good ideas for gift projects that can capitalize on “...
|62 days ago||
Screwed up veneer, now what? Please help! - 5 replies
As I was making a sideboard, I realized that one of the boards I selected to use for the legs may be a different species than the rest of the cabinet (the right leg in the pictures below). Thinking it would be an easy fix, I ripped some 1/8” to 1/16” thick strips that match the rest of the cabinet to cover the faces of the...
|65 days ago||
Plans - end tables with storage drawers? - 2 replies
I’m trying to find some pictures/plans/ideas for building two or three end tables/side tables incorporating DVD storage drawers. I don’t know the official style of our current living room decor; I tend to think of it as “generically attractive and cost-effective Costco furniture.” For example, our entertainment cabinet ...
|70 days ago||
I recently came across this product, which looks like a great idea: http://microjig.com/products/grr-rip-block/index.shtml It’s a pushblock/push pad with rear cleats that stay down when pushing from the back end of the workpiece, but retract up when pushing in the middle of the workpiece. (I originally thought they were spring loade...
|78 days ago||
Ideas for sideboard based on unfinished cabinets? - 13 replies
I’m looking for designs for a dining room sideboard that uses two of these unfinished oak cabinets as a base: http://www.menards.com/main/unfinished-cabinets/quality-one-54-x-24-unfinished-oak-laundry-wall-cabinet/p-1319193-c-3632.htm We chose 24” tall wall cabinets because this sideboard needs to fit in our dining room under a...
|86 days ago||
Sound insulation for open-joist ceiling? - 4 replies
My shop is a 11’x17’ lower-level room in a split-entry house, directly under the kitchen. I finished the interior walls with two layers of drywall and Roxul insulation, which has provided good sound dampening in the adjacent downstairs rooms. Now, I’d like to try to do some soundproofing to muffle the noise upstairs but I h...
|93 days ago||
Sheet metal for router/OSS tables - 4 replies
I was wondering how much work it would be to put a sheet of magnetic metal over the aluminum tabletops of my Bosch router table and Ridgid oscillating sander. I have a variety of magnetic featherboards and the MagJig kit for homemade table saw jigs, and I’d love to be able to use them with my other benchtop tools – for safety on the...
|105 days ago||
The ADHDan workshop is (almost) complete! - 2 replies
Some of you may recall my series of (possibly annoying) posts asking for all sorts of advice getting my workshop set up in my new house. After a few months of work and organization, it’s almost done – at least for the short term. I do have some bigger long-term plans, but at least I have a fully operational battle station for the t...
|120 days ago||
Rewiring R4512 with new power cord? - 10 replies
So my shop electric work is finally complete. Including the two pre-existing circuits, I now have a 110v circuit for my dust collector, a 110v circuit for my benchtop tools, a 110v circuit for my overhead lights, a 110v circuit for other use, and a 220v circuit for my table saw. Now I’m faced with the task of converting my R4512 to 220...
|134 days ago||
Has anyone out there mounted the Bosch RA1181 router table top as an extension in the R4512 table saw? If so, I’d love to get any info, tips, pictures, etc. on the mounting logistics as well as what you did for fence and dust collection. I really like all of the adjustable features on the Bosch table fence, so I’m hoping that the...
|138 days ago||
Lifts/casters for nesting outfeed table? - 7 replies
I’d like to make an outfeed table for my R4512 that can be lifted and rolled over the saw, similar to the Woodstore plans: http://www.woodstore.net/spdotawo.html But I don’t think I have time to build the homemade lift mechanism in those plans, and I’d be willing to pay for a product that will do something similar. Any...
|140 days ago||
Cleaning out used fiber drum? - 15 replies
So, in the ongoing saga of my DC separator build, I finally came across a free 55 gallon fiber drum with a locking lid. It’s big, sturdy, and should work great – except it was used to hold some white goop called “Work & Turn Paper Coating”, which (as the pictures below show) isn’t really hazardous but it is mes...
|141 days ago||
I’ve got the R4512 saw, and I’m about to start running dedicated electric lines to my shop. I’m installing two separate 110v circuits, one for my tools and one dedicated line for my dust collector. As long as I’m having this work done, I’m thinking about having a 220v line put in so that I can upconvert my table s...
|142 days ago||
Fiber drum for dust collection in Twin Cities? - 9 replies
Does anyone have a lead on where I can find a free or cheap fiber drum for a DC separator in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area? Anything from 20-40 gallon would be fine; 55 gallon would probably be too big for my shop. I found one person selling them for $15 on Craigslist, but he only sells in packs of three or more; otherwise, I’m looking a...
|145 days ago||
New shop pics - 13 replies
Well, after posting numerous thread and possibly annoying some fellow LJers with my constant barrage of questions, I figured it’s time to show the progress on the workshop. When I started, this was just a gigantic open section of a laundry room with exposed studs and some terrible cheap paneling. After moving a dividing wall, installing ...