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679 days ago

A chair repair - 5 replies

Forum ended….. AJ

679 days ago

Learning to Turn. - 9 replies

Turning is really fun, I do not have a lathe thou. From time to time, people let me use there’s thou. But I really wish I had a lathe that I could use anytime. I’ve been going to a lot of auctions this past month, hopefully I can find a lathe at a good price. But if I had to buy a lathe new, which one would you guys suggest? My budge...

680 days ago

Thickness Planner Buy - 25 replies

Most of you know, a few months ago I found a dewalt jointer at a garage sale. It’s really nice but I really need a thickness planner too. I don’t have room for a planner on a stand, just a benchtop planner that I can slide under the workbench for storage. I’ve looked at a few planners, the rigid, porter cable, dewalt, and grizz...

681 days ago

12v VS 18v - 7 replies

Me and my Grampa where thinking about 12v tools yesterday. He says he has a 12v drill, that the battery dies really quick. The new craftsman nextec tools look really cool, but use a 12v battery. I’m afraid if I get a nextec tool, the battery will die really quick, and I’ll never use it. I own a HF 18v drill, that works very well. But...

682 days ago

Mortiser Machine Help - 15 replies

I love making chairs, and other woodworking projects. One of my favorite joints are mortise, and tenon. But the mortises can be cut many different ways. You can use a drill press with the right size bit, and use a chisel to make it square. Or buy a mortising machine, I’m having trouble picking a mortising machine out thou. The Woodriver mo...

686 days ago

Spindle Sander. - 24 replies

In my projects, I love to have curves in them. The best tool for sanding your curves is a spindle sander. There really nice, but there are a lot of them out there. And i’m having a hard time picking one out for my shop. The jet spindle sander would be perfect, but it’s way to pricey for me. The harbor freight spindle spindle is great...

687 days ago

More birdhouses. - 6 replies

These are some of the birdhouses I built. This is my first birdhouse I built. It was made out of a pallet, use a circular saw to cut the boards of of the pallet. And you have great boards for free! This is the newest birdhouse I built. Its a bluebird house, made out of walnut. It has a ventilation on the side, so the birds don’t get to hot...

690 days ago

Table saw spline jig. (and dovetail joints) - 4 replies

Most of my boxes, I use a porter cable 4212 dovetail jig, (with through dovetails) but splines are handy for picture frames, and lots of other things.( Also I use box joints a lot too) The main problem with through dovetails, they take a long time to cut them all. I don’t like changing router bits a lot., it bugs me. Plus I don’t hav...

691 days ago

Workbench Build, - 6 replies

I have a lot of counter space, but most of it is taken up by benchtop tools. I need a workbench with no tools on it, and 70’ long, 24’ high, and 24’ wide. Something that gives me enough workspace to work on projects. Send me photo’s of your benches, so I can get some ideas. AJ

706 days ago

Tool layout - 11 replies

I have a fairly small shop. My dad is thinking about leaving a car out to give me more space. So now I have more space to work with. So I need some ideas of storage projects for the shop. Lumber storage, I have all of my lumber stacked up on the ground, and I put some 4’ thick boards under it. Sometimes the garage floor is wet so tha...

830 days ago

Storage ideas - 3 replies

I have a small workbench and a rolling table but im getting tools and the are not in a convenient place. It works very well but I wish I hade more drawer storage. I really want to make a new stand for my chop saw. Please send me some photos of your rolling workbenches. AJ

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