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|51 days ago||
Dimensioning oversized lumber - 8 replies
I’m hoping someone can help me out. I purchased some 4/4 oak. It is +7” wide. I have a 6” joiner. I wouldnormally square up 2 edges on the joiner and then plane to thickness. Can I use a planer to square up the wide dimensions? Are there inherent problems trying to do this? I’m not skilled enough to do it with a ...
|55 days ago||
Thank You! - 4 replies
We all complain when the site is having problems. I just want to say thanks because it looks like the administrator has fixed the problem of the whole topic being displayed. Hope it looks correct on other browsers, (I’m using FireFox). BJ
|114 days ago||
Just returned home - 1 reply
I live in SE Wisconsin. It is a flat, plain, “rusty” part of an otherwise pretty state. Last week I visited my daughter in New Hampshire. We bummed around Dover and Portsmouth and then spent part of the day in Portland Maine. It is some of the most beautiful country I have visited. The towns were charming and the countryside was rugg...
|157 days ago||
Overpriced strop - 21 replies
Pardon my rant: I’ve been using my chisels to make M&T joints. I’ve been taking breaks and honing them every 10-12 mortises. I thought, well I should really get a leather strop and chrome oxide to make a finer edge. I went to woodcraft and picked up the chrome oxide, < $10, pretty cheap. The strops started at $28, and went ...
|160 days ago||
How snug should tenons be made - 20 replies
I’m making a set of 3 nesting end tables. This is the first project I’m making with M&T joints. The first table fit together well on the dry fit. On the second table, I was very careful and made the tenons snug to each corresponding mortise. I actually had to lean on them to test the fit. Well when I put it all together for a ...
|172 days ago||
Static electricity and DC - 15 replies
I was using my planer for the first big project. I have it connected to my DC via 4” plastic hose. I noticed the hair on my arms standing up anytime I got near the DC hose. Is this common? I know static is generated with any type of movement. Later I took a length of wire and ran it from the hose clamp on the DC hose to my cold water pi...
|210 days ago||
Upcoming Planer purchase - 6 replies
I’ll be purchasing a portable planer soon. Ive read a lot of reviews here and talked to some friends. I would like to buy a spiral head. But the only spiral head portable in my budget would be the Steel city 40200H or 40300H. I am wary of purchasing because of the mixed reviews posted on LJ. I’ve also read some reviews on LJ ab...
|245 days ago||
Incra mitre safety question - 1 reply
Hey all, I purchased an Incra mitre 1000HD. It is very cool and it worked better than expected. While using it I came across a problem. I was using the work stop and pushed a piece through cutting at a 45 degree angle. To be safe I would have to push through all the way past the riving knife to remove the piece. This would make me push the...
|316 days ago||
Gluing up curved objects - 4 replies
I have a question about gluing up curved stock. I’ve watched some videos on cutting stock into thin strips. Then gluing them back together in a jig to follow a curve, (think curved arm rests for a chair). When doing this is the glue used straight or diluted? I remember seeing something about diluting yellow glue but I could not find that l...
|316 days ago||
Question on planers - 5 replies
I’m looking at purchasing a planer in the next year. I was wondering how a helical head is sharpened. I understand that 2 blade or 3 blade units can have the blades removed. But how does it work with a helical head? Do you remove the whole head? Individual cutting blades? Thanks for any help. BJ
|353 days ago||
Shooting board - 1 reply
I have a question about shooting boards. Are they meant to true up miters when using a hand saw? Or are they used to clean up any cut edge? I would think a sharp blade on a power miter saw would give a good clean edge. Or if a TS was used with a cross-cut sled the edge would also be pretty clean and true. BJ
|359 days ago||
Flattening a plane's sole - 3 replies
I received some advice in an earlier post to use a plane to flatten out some joined boards. Before doing this I thought I would dress up my cheap knock-off plane that I purchased 3 yrs ago. I followed the method used by Paul Sellers’ You-tube video. Starting with 220 grit paper on a sheet of glass. Much to my surprise, soon after starti...
|362 days ago||
Best way to flatten joined boards - 8 replies
Hi, In the past I have made cabinets using frames w/plywood sides and backs. I am trying to make a small bookcase/CD cabinet and I am making the top and sides out of 3/4 red oak. I have to join two boards together. I am using a biscuit joiner to glue them together. I can see as I am gluing them up that I will need to work the joint to flat...
|410 days ago||
Zero clearance insert for TS - 5 replies
Last spring I purchased a Sears Craftsman Hybrid table saw. I love it. It was a great step up from a +40 year old craftsman. It works well for my small projects. I’m looking for a zero clearance insert for the saw. It has a granite top so the insert is a heavy metal plate that clips in place. I have not been able to find a zero clearanc...