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65 days ago

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....

137 days ago

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...

144 days ago

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...

145 days ago

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?

302 days ago

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...

302 days ago

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 ...

446 days ago

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?

511 days ago

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?

613 days ago

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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