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04-29-2008 02:04 PM

Bandsaw duplicating - 5 replies

Howdy all, I have been a very lazy Lumberjock of late and shame on me. Between home stuff, school stuff, work stuff and rambunctious three year old boy stuff I’ve been scrambling just to squeeze time in my shop, never mind getting online. Oy veh… Anyhow, I’m starting a set of dining room chairs and, as I build the 1st one...

02-04-2008 04:19 PM

New toy needs blades - 3 replies

I bought a bandsaw this weekend. I had been wanting one and had intended to wait awhile until I had my shop reconfigured so the saw would fit, was planning on at Jet 14” with a riser block, when one of those “right place, right time” moments arose courtesy of Craigslist and an unexpected windfall. The result – Jet 18&#...

12-07-2007 09:32 PM

Replace a cast-iron band saw table? - 1 reply

How difficult is it to replace, and to find a replacement for, a cast iron band saw table?I have an opportunity to pick up a good older model 14” saw in perfect working order, with one exception: The cast iron table is broken. I’ve seen, most recently on Rockler’s site, band saw tables made of melamine or some other plastic laminate over MDF ...

12-03-2007 04:23 PM

To topcoat or not to topcoat - 2 replies

I’m finishing a wall hung cabinet made of cherry. In trying to branch out from my usual finishing regimen of coat of BLO followed by wipe on poly I decided to try an oil/varnish blend. I picked up a can of General Finish’s Seal a Cell and after two coats I love the warmth it’s giving the cherry. It has a bit of a lustre to it a...

11-19-2007 10:55 PM

Table saw binding on shallow cuts - 8 replies

I recently did a thorough shop cleaning and maintenance on my tools, part of which involved cleaning my table saw blade. I have Ridgid TS3650 which, at 1 1/2 HP is not the most powerful saw in the world, has pretty much been adequate for my needs. For some reason, since the cleaning and reinstallation of the blade, I’m getting binding w...

09-04-2007 02:09 AM

Dubious "benefit" of using Boeshield T-9 - 6 replies

Dried blood just pops right off with a swipe of a shop rag. Left thumb, missed the thumbnail, nicked the bone but not broken. Should count my lucky stars it’s still attached, I suppose. First decent day, temperature-wise, that I’ve had in over a month to be in my shop. Sigh…I think it’s time to buy that GRR-RIPPER I...

08-30-2007 06:23 PM

Pocket hole joinery question - 6 replies

I’ve been looking and darned if I can find the answer to this question, so I’m turning to the experts… I have a Kreg R3 pocket hole jig (the one with the sliders on the sides to adjust for the thickness of the material). If I’m joining two pieces of wood that are not the same thickness, one piece is 3/4” the o...

07-16-2007 06:53 PM

Tips on removing old veneer? - 1 reply

I have my grandmother’s old bedroom set. Most of the suite is still in use but the bed itself, headboard and footboard, is beyond repair. They don’t really have any value other than sentimental and I’d like to do something with the wood besides just chucking it because, under the badly scarred mahogany veneer, there are what appear to be some ni...

07-03-2007 03:39 AM

Woodworking show drinking game - 6 replies

I know there have to be folks who remember the original Bob Newhart show and the drinking game that wen’t along with it… “Hi, Bob!” So with the addition of podcasts there are more and more media fixes for woodworking junkies and watching/listening as much as I do, I’ve started noticing certain quirks or habits. S...

06-29-2007 03:10 PM

After-market mitre gauges - 10 replies

I’m looking at upgrading my “only adequte” stock gauge to something with some real precision.Right now I’m looking at either Incra or Kreg. Anyone have any thoughts/experiences that might sway my decision one way or another?

06-21-2007 01:26 PM

A few dust collection questions - 12 replies

I’m about 2/3rds done in setting up my own real dedicated, “No honey, you can’t put your scrapbooking junk in here and I’m locking the door” workshop. Initially I had planned to just tote a shop-vac from machine to machine as the space is rather small but this week I picked up a gently used Jet single-stage dust col...

04-23-2007 02:33 PM

Knob Prob - 3 replies

Does anyone have a line on mission/craftsman style knobs in smaller sizes or, alternately, a basic idea of how to make them by hand? I’m looking for the “pyramid” style knob and I’m not having trouble finding that style but as this is for a smallish clock I need something around 3/8”-1/2” I’ve checked the usual local outlets for hardware incl...

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