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02-27-2015 12:47 PM

End grain cutting boards grain direction - 3 replies

I want to make some end grain cutting boards. I have seen some threads where they have cracked and warped. What I want to know is there a specific way to set the grain direction on the strips when glued together? I was going to use Titebond II for glue. Woods I plan on using are hard maple, Purple Heart, walnut, yellowheart, redheart.

12-10-2014 12:02 PM

30ga Metal Ductwork Installations - 4 replies

I am getting ready to set up my DC system. I have a Jet 3hp that will be used with a eBay cyclone. Specs for the Jet at 8” are air flow 1900cfm, velocity 5,629fpm, 12.5” static pressure. The impeller is 14”. I have the Wynn filters for the exhaust. I bought 30ga 6” snap lock (5’ sections) metal for all the runs...

11-19-2014 07:22 PM

Powermatic 90 Dust/Chip collection - 4 replies

I am getting ready to set my PM 90 lathe back up in my new shop. In my previous shop I tried various things including the big gulp but nothing seemed to work that good. I would like to see some pictures of what you have done. I realize chip collection is a challenge with a lathe. My thoughts were to build some type hood mainly for sanding dus...

10-19-2014 02:37 PM

Air cleaner filter - 2 replies

I have a jet air cleaner. I need to replace the furnace type filter on it. I believe the Jet replacement is a MERV 7. The jet filter cost about $20, however a regular MERV 7 that size is about $3. What is the difference? Any reason to buy the Jet filter?

05-18-2014 12:19 PM

Hiding seams - 6 replies

I have made kitchen cabinets that are overall 9 foot. I had to stack one cabinet on top of another to do this. Everything went well, however there is a seam between the two cabinets. I have initially put a thin strip of wood to hide the seam. Are there better solutions to hiding seams? The cabinets on the end have side seams I want to hide....

03-07-2014 02:35 PM

Shopping for a new table saw - 58 replies

I am going to buy a new table saw in the next month. My budget is $4K or less. I have been using a 1980’s Jet CTAS 3hp, with a 52 inch Biesemeyer fence and Excallibur overarm guard. for about the last 8 years and it is still a very good saw. But eventually it will need bearing, lacks a riving knife, etc. I am looking for a more precise...

02-28-2014 01:55 PM

Saw Stop owners accessory questions - 23 replies

I have pretty much decided on a Saw Stop PCS 3hp with a 52 inch fence. I have looked at sliders and conventional cabinet saws. Although sliders are interesting, I don’t have the experience and afraid I would be in the not for me camp. Between now and end of April not Saw Stop is running the closest thing to a sale by offering either a m...

02-27-2014 12:51 PM

Very dry veneer walnut burl can it be used? - 3 replies

I have a lot of walnut burl veneer given to me because it is very dry. Is their a way to make this veneer useable. It is about 0.020-0.030 inch thick. Are there any way to use it as is?

09-24-2013 02:48 AM

Planning shop electric - 19 replies

I have built a new shop and will have a electrician put in a 125 amp sub panel. In the past I have always installed 30 amp for receptacle and plugs on the 220V equipment and 30 amp breakers. This equipment is all 1980’s or 1990’s and I don’t have any of the original manuals. They all have 3 hp motors, 2 Jet and 1 Baldor. Is it...

09-23-2013 11:26 AM

Using a portable generator for saw/jointer - 14 replies

I am building a new house and building my kitchen cabinets. I have built a new workshop. At this time the only source for electricity is a portable generator. I have a 11kw generator. I have 3hp saw and 3hp MM FS35 jointer I need to use. I set up the saw yesterday and it started with no problem. Starting amps was 49 and no load running amps was ...

05-02-2013 06:53 AM

Should you use biscuits for end grain cutting boards - 1 reply

I have seen where some have used biscuits when doing the second end grain glue up. Is this really necessary?

02-26-2013 11:34 PM

Porter Cable or Festool dust extractors, Recommendations? - 7 replies

I am thinking of getting a dust extractor for mainly use with my plam sanders. Festool has various models and Porter cable offers a model at less dollars. Seems filtration is close to the same, Festool a touch better. Does anyone have the PC as it is less dollars or just get a Festool?

11-16-2012 09:30 AM

Mortise and Tendon question - 4 replies

I will be building a kitchen island. One side will have two 5”x5” legs. I am planning on doing mortise and tendon 90 degrees into each leg. I have never done mortise and tendon and have several questions. Since I will only be doing 2 for each leg, I was going to use the table saw with a dado to create the tendons. I was then pla...

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