|View Blakep's:||home||workshop||projects (8)||blog (0)||reviews (0)||forum topics (30)||buddies (1)||favorites (2)||activity log|
|31 days ago||
Any options besides a drill press chuck? - 6 replies
I took a drill press apart that was given to me a while back and used the parts to make a small lathe until I can afford a real one. My question is, does anyone know of a way to attach a faceplate or anything other than the drill press chuck to the tapered shaft? It’s not perfect but it works ok for someone who has never turned before but...
|978 days ago||
How to Hang a Coat Rack? - 6 replies
I have to build a simple coat rack about 3’ long with 4 hooks that hangs on the wall. What would you guys recomend doing to the back to hang it with? Its for a customer and I don’t know where it will be placed in there home. I was thinking key holes 16” apart but that still doesn’t mean they will hit a stud depending on w...
|1069 days ago||
Masterforce Scroll Saw - 10 replies
Does anyone know anything about the 18” Masterforce Scroll Saw? I read I couple reviews but couldn’t really find much on them other that they are sold at Menards. I pulled it up on Menards web site and it said $199.00. The reason I am asking is I found a store that is kind of like a Hudsons, only they sell nothing but tools, that jus...
|1071 days ago||
Has anyone ever used a Dremel Scroll Saw? - 8 replies
Have any of you guys ever used a 16” Dremel Scroll Saw? I was just wondering if they are worth anything? I found one locally that is new in the box for $75 and was just wondering if it would be worth buying or not.
|1072 days ago||
Delta or Powermatic Drill Press - 10 replies
I am looking to buy a new drill press probably around the first of the year. I like to do a lot of research before I make big tool purchases so I am already looking at the different drill presses. I have pretty much narrowed it down to the 18” Delta and Powermatic. What are your experiences with these two? From what I have been reading mos...
|1111 days ago||
Woodworking Related Android and iphone Apps - 10 replies
I thought it would be cool for people to post the apps that they know about for phones that are woodworking related. The only good one I have is The Wood Whisperer but i’m sure there is more out there that can be useful to the woodworker. Please share the apps that you all use.
|1134 days ago||
Quick and Easy Items to Make Out of Scrap Wood? - 10 replies
My wife and I are opening a booth in a vendors mall in a couple of weeks. I have plenty of larger items make to go in it but I need some ideas for smaller cheaper items that are fast any easy to make that I can fill the shelves with. I’m trying to think of things that can be made out of my scrap wood or just anything that I can have for a ...
|1134 days ago||
Distressing and Antiquing Sealant - 2 replies
Hey guys. Do any of you ever distress or antique any items? If so what do you use to seal it? Just a Polyurethane or what? My wife is wanting some Breadboxes and Serving Trays done and I don’t know how to seal the paint after I Distress it. Thanks for any help.
|1260 days ago||
Horizontal Router Table vs Verticle Router Table - 7 replies
Ok guys I would like your opinions. I have an upcoming project that will require several raised panels. I have only made one raised panel in the past and I did it on the table saw with stile and rail bits for the rails. My question is the versitility of the Horizontal Router Table by MLCS. Do you think I would be better off buying it or upgradin...
|1273 days ago||
Bandsaw Upgrades - 17 replies
Well guys with my new bandsaw being my first and since I have never used one before, I made a mistake. I put to much tension on the blade and it stripped out the threads on my tensioner. My question is, since I am ordering a new one, would you guys make any upgrades to it since I have to replace it anyway?
|1275 days ago||
Setting Up My New Bandsaw - 3 replies
Ok guys my new Grizzly 14” Extreme series came in last week. I started setting it up Saturday morning about 7:00am. At 5:00pm saturday night it was still not right. After working with it for hours and getting frustrated, I finally figured out that the top wheel was out alignment with the bottom wheel after I added the riser block. I picked...
|1282 days ago||
Wiring Bandsaw for 220v - 4 replies
Ok guys my bandsaw came in today and I am still at work right now but I am trying to plan for when I get home :). I am going to run my bandsaw on 220 because I have three emptly 220 breakers and plugs in my shop. My question is, the Grizzly manual recomends that you install a 15amp plug and recepticle. I already have two 20amp recepticles and br...
|1282 days ago||
Cyclone vs Canister Dust Collector - 9 replies
Ok guys im not ready to purchase yet, i’m just in the planning stages and wanted your advice and opinions. I like the Grizzly G0548Z 2hp Canister Dust collector but I don’t know a whole lot about them. I understand the way that the cyclone works in seperating the large particles but was wondering what the need for seperation is. The ...
|1282 days ago||
Bandsaw is Ready for Pickup - 9 replies
I just got the call from the shipping company that my new Grizzly bandsaw is here and ready to be picked up. I hope to go pick it up at lunch. Now I am just waiting on the riser and blades to come in since I was stupid and didn’t order them with the saw. Hopefully they will be in tomorrow or wednesday so I should be ready to cut something ...
|1287 days ago||
My First Grizzly Purchase - 46 replies
Well guys I have posted on here in the past about how my stomach hurts when I make a purchase. Well its hurting right now so I want your input and I hope you will tell me that I made a good purchase. I just bought a Grizzly 14” extreme series bandsaw. I hope this was a good purchase as I have posted a few times in the last couple days aski...
|1287 days ago||
New Bandsaw - 8 replies
I talked to my local home depot yesterday and they can order me a delta or jet band saw. The lady said they can order a few other brands but I have to go by there and look at the book and see which brands they are. Is the jet or delta either one worth buying? I have a delta table saw but have no experience with jet so please give me your advice ...
|1289 days ago||
Steel City Bandsaw Sold By Lowes - 3 replies
Has anyone seen, used, or know anything about the Steel City 14” Bandsaw, Model # 50125. Lowes has this saw listed on their web site for $428.00 and I was wondering how good it is. I have no experience with Steel City and am looking to buy my first bandsaw and was wondering if anyone had any advice on this saw. It seems cheap so i’m ...
|1333 days ago||
Lucky Christmas Hand Plane Finds - 1 reply
I had a lucky christmas. I got a few clamps from some family members but I had some luck on my own this christmas as far as woodworking tools go. As the ladys were preparing a wonderful christmas eve lunch yesterday, me and my father-in-law decided we would ride to town to get out of their hair. We went to home depot just to look and I came out...
|1355 days ago||
Just bought a new biscuit joiner and Kreg jig - 15 replies
Well I just went to home depot and took the plunge on a new porter-cable biscuit joiner and a kreg pocket hole jig. My head is still hurting from the purchase as it does everytime I buy something no matter how much I can justify it and know I will use it. I had a cheap thrift store type biscuit joiner but it was horrible so it will either go to ...
|1365 days ago||
Which Drill/Driver to buy? - 24 replies
Hey guys I am looking to purchase something to drive wood screws for assembling different projects and such. I use a corded drill for actually drilling holes and want something just for driving screws. I really like the small size of the two Milwaukee products pictured below. Do any of you own either one of these and if you do which one ...