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05-14-2017 11:30 AM

Leopold bench - 3 replies

Guys, I want to make a couple of these benches for around the firepit. Has anyone used these plans and have any input on the design? https://www.dropbox.com/s/3x94cy0cd16nwjy/LeopoldBench_CraftsmanDavid.pdf?dl=0&s=sl!I’m going to add some arm rests, I like that the seat is 2 2×6 boards as the conventional style is one 2×8 or...

05-06-2017 10:32 AM

workshop layout planning??? - 19 replies

Guys, is there a good guide anywhere to do this? I need more info as what space I need to leave for each tool, what grouping makes the most sense and the like. I do realize it will depend on the type of work being done but …......Thanks Pat

04-23-2017 04:40 AM

How to cut cedar shakes Tip??? - 6 replies

Guys, I know there has to be a way to not have to measure every shingle as each row moves up. Does someone have a tip on how to do this without using a ruler?? Thanks Pat

03-23-2017 04:19 PM

Fixing/hiding a crack?? - 7 replies

Guys, I have a medicine cabinet that has a beveled glass mirror imbedded into the frame with no way to remove it. I want to inlay/fix this somehow so it won’t be seen the crack is about 5/8” in the corner. I’m showing a corner piece I’m playing with but it will not work as the handle on the opposing side will be affected....

02-05-2017 10:41 PM

flat plane till question - 5 replies

Guys, my till is flat against the wall and I have a Stanley 78 that I would like to place right next three other planes facing the same way and vertical. Does anyone have a till like this (this isn’t mine)that could share how they held theirs in place? Thanks Pat

02-03-2017 11:51 AM

outdoor farm table - 3 replies

Good morning guys, I’m building an outdoor farm table using some really old douglas fir beams which were salvaged from a construction renovation. They still have the original old saw blade marking in them which i’d like to maintain is it ok to only plane the one side to get to a more desired thickness?? I know its not the ideal but I...

01-10-2017 11:12 PM

angle/bevel question??? - 20 replies

Guys, I’m building a four sided birdhouse where the roof peak is cut at 45 degrees on either side and butts into a roof thats cut the same way. Here is my VERY crude drawing of what I need help with (circled in red). Is there a calculator that I can use on line for this?

12-10-2016 10:26 AM

table saw insert is tipping?? - 12 replies

Guys, my table saw has a 4 post system to support the insert it works fine when cutting full length stock (larger than the size of the throat plate) but when ripping smaller pieces the insert tips on the far side. Any solutions help would be appreciated. I’m showing what happens by using my finger as a “small piece”

05-20-2016 11:11 AM

Dog holes?? - 2 replies

Good morning guys, my workbench is a torsion box top which is just 3/4 plywood with plywood grid inside. I now find myself more and more needing dog holes for clamping with the end vise. I tried and suffer thru using these, while they do the job reasonably well they are fussy to use. Has anyone had any luck adding some sort of dog holes or ...

05-11-2016 12:45 AM

making smooth transition in square leg - 12 replies

Guys, I was wondering how do I make the nice curve from the cove to the square part of the leg? No matter how slow and thin a cut I take I keep chipping out the corners. These are being made for some farm tables out of 2x material. This is what I’m trying to do . Thanks for any help.

05-04-2016 11:26 PM

Who's selling carbide tools - 8 replies

Guys, I thought I remember someone posting these for sale but can’t seem to find it?

12-22-2015 11:22 PM

Installing a Benchcrafted Tailvise - 8 replies

Guys, has anyone actually installed one of these that might have a minute to hash something out with me?? I’m trying to rough out(practice run with just 2×4’s screwed together) my install of a Benchcrafted tail vise. I’m wondering if you could take a look and see any glaring trouble? I will have a 3” end piece which...

09-13-2015 01:31 PM

LED shop lights?? - 4 replies

Has anyone found a good reliable led shop light that doesn’t cost a couple hundred dollars each?

08-27-2015 04:41 PM

shopmade lid support? - 2 replies

Guys, I need to make something to hold a lid inside a van, I was hoping to keep it very basic and simple, thinking a flat piece wood with some sort of keyway?????

08-14-2015 10:07 AM

2X framework for flip cart - 0 replies

No interest here I guess.

08-07-2015 10:45 AM

Sled/jig to cut triangles? - 9 replies

Guys, I need to make some triangle that are at 29.8 degrees and would like to make a jig for repeatability. How would you go about doing this?

07-19-2015 03:17 PM

Delta midi lathe problem - 8 replies

Guys, I screwed up my tailstock while drilling, it bound up (spun the tailstock all the way back)and now it won’t travel when I spin the handle. I’m thinking I sheared off a pin or something. Is this something that can be repaired or could it be something else? Thanks Pat

05-11-2015 09:25 PM

RV table help - 3 replies

I was hoping to get a little advice on how to best install a set of hinges, piano hinge, or other solution for the RV table top which will need a corner to flip up to allow entry into the seating. It becomes the center part of the bed when the legs are removed so it will need to be pretty sturdy. The cut will be along the red line and flip up to...

04-19-2015 12:38 PM

Pencil marking gauge - 13 replies

Good morning guys, I made the following tool for a specific purpose in my woodworking but am stumped at where to find a nice knurled cap nut to finish the slide hold down. I’m looking for something like this but that would be solid, not with the thru hole but still tapped to 1/4 20. I tried Grainger, McMaster Carr, Home Depot, 3 local hard...

02-16-2015 12:30 PM

Jersey WW help? - 0 replies

Guys, I’m in need of some small machining work and some welding does anyone have a “GUY”? I’m in Bergen County NJ. Thanks Pat

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