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12-06-2011 06:48 AM

Bandsaw Help! Bearing Problem? - 19 replies

So, a while back I bought a 14” bandsaw for $40 off of Craigslist. A minimal investment I thought. It needs some cleaning up and the base is a little beat up. I bought and installed new polyurethane tires. I also got a couple of Timberwolf blades and a link belt. Now not really knowing much (or anything really) about bandsaws, I thi...

09-30-2011 09:27 PM

Making a Folding Pocket Knife From A Kit - 4 replies

So, I’ve been kicking around the idea of making some pocket knives. I found a kit for a decent looking folding lockback knife here. My question is, has anyone made a knife like this before? It says skill level is III-V but I don’t know what to compare that too. It seems like you would just make some scales and put the thing...

07-26-2011 11:22 PM

Summit 14" Bandsaw Question - 12 replies

I’m going to look at a Summit 14” bandsaw today after work. I have a few questions I’d like to get some feedback on before I go if I can. Anyone own one? Any issues with it, or is it a decently reliable machine? Also, anyone put a riser kit on one? And if so, what brand? I’ve heard of Grizzly kits being put on other...

07-22-2011 06:27 PM

In Over Your Head - 35 replies

Have you ever started a project and then realized that you’re not skilled enough to complete it to how you would like it to turn out? I was starting a project that I postponed from about 5 months ago and even now I don’t think I’ll be able to finish it and get the results I want. I’m doing a scroll saw project and I don...

07-01-2011 06:05 PM

Outdoor Sandbox - Anyone Use Compostie Deck Material To Make One? - 5 replies

I’m getting ready to build a sandbox to go in my parents backyard for all the grandkids to play in. Was considering using a composite decking material like Trex or something and wanted to see if anyone has done this before. Wanted to stay away from pressure treated wood if possible and didn’t want to have to keep applying a finish ...

04-15-2011 06:04 AM

Wood ID - Need Help Identifying Some Exotics - 4 replies

So, I recently purchased one of the 10 lbs. Exotic Cutoff Boxes from Rockler and was wondering if some of you more familiar with exotics could help me identify some of them. I think I know a few of them. The top left looks to be Wenge with maybe some Zebrawood below that. Then the red one I believe is Padauk with Purpleheart below it. And th...

04-08-2011 06:39 PM

In-Counter Cutting Board Help - 3 replies

So far all the cutting boards I’ve made have been end grain due to the fact I’ve liked the designs better and the durability of them is better. My parent s have asked me to make them two cutting boards the slide into slots under the counter, and above the cabinets below. they will only be 3/4” thick and I’m not going to...

03-19-2011 09:15 AM

Need Help Identifying A Hand Plane! - 22 replies

OK, so my dad picked up an old hand plane for me from an antique store last weekend while he was at the coast. I picked it up today and was expecting maybe a Stanley. Instead I got what is pictured below and have no clue as to what kind it is or if it’s been pieced together or what. Not many words or letters or numbers on it except for ...

03-15-2011 07:52 PM

Searching Your Favorites or Favorite Sub-Folders? - 5 replies

Does anyone else think it might be useful to be able to search just your favorites? I have 14 pages of favorite projects and it takes a while to find the one I’m looking for or I go through them all and it turns out it was a blog and not a project or something. Or wouldn’t it be useful to be able to create subfolders in your favori...

02-17-2011 07:28 PM

Scroll Saw Question - 7 replies

So, I was given a Ryobi SC180VS Scroll Saw (Like This One) that was neglected by it’s owner. Mud all over and missing the light and blower assembly and the On/Off knob and some light rust here and there. I went to and looked up all the pieces I would need to replace and the total would be like $70-$90 depending on i...

02-11-2011 06:40 PM

Anyone Know What Model This Is & What It's Worth? - 6 replies

I found out there will be an estate sale auction going on near me tomorrow and they have some pics of some of their items. I found this pic of a couple hand planes and was wondering if someone could tell me what models they are, what they’re possibly worth, and what to look for before bidding on them. Any and all help is appreciated. Th...

11-11-2010 06:11 AM

How To Fix Tearout On My Cutting Board? - 5 replies

Ok, so I am following McLeanVA’s blog on how to make a zig-zag cutting board, and while running my boards through the planer I got a major chunk of tearout on one piece. Now because this is a cutting board I know I want all my pieces tight and no holes or gaps for bacteria to grow, so how do I fix this? Do I sand it out and cut a piece a...

10-21-2010 01:05 AM

Designing Gifts . . . How Do You? - 7 replies

So I was thinking about making some gifts for some friends, family and maybe coworkers. Now say I was going to make a wine rack or a bread box or something for the house, how would i design it if I’ve never seen their house? My concern is that if I were to make say a bread box out of maple and they have cherry cabinets in their kitchen a...

10-06-2010 09:05 PM

Anyone Looking For A Dado Set? - 1 reply

If anyone is looking for a low-cost dado blade set that has gotten very good reviews and won’t break the bank, the 8” Oshlun set is back on sale. It’s $59.99 right now at Rockler plus shipping (unless you have a free shipping code or something) and it’s on sale at Amazon for $64.97 with Free Super Saver Shipping. I̵...

08-03-2010 08:50 PM

SPAM Button - 5 replies

Do we have a SPAM Button? Not sure if I just don’t know where it’s at or if we just don’t have one. I was going to greet some new members and some of them you can tell are just SPAM like Alisha's Profile and was wondering if we could have a SPAM Button to alert Martin so he can help clear out these people a little easier. An...

04-23-2010 12:37 AM

Delete Comment Button - 6 replies

Now I’ve only been here about 4 months so this may have already been discussed before, but has anyone ever inquired about having a “Delete Comment” button? We can edit our comments for 60 minutes, but cannot delete them. I recently just did a double post on a topic due to internet connection issues or whatever. Now, I am not...

04-02-2010 07:30 AM

Pre-Drill Chart - 4 replies

I thought I remember seeing a link somewhere for Imperial and Metric charts for pre-drill sizes depending on what size screws you were going to use. Anybody remember seeing this or know where to find one? Thanks!

03-05-2010 07:16 PM

Dust Collection - Shop Vac Accessory - 6 replies

Does anyone know where to get a 2-1/2” to 1-7/8” adapter. My table saw, planer, and router table all have a 2-1/2” dust collection port and all I have for dust collection at the moment is a 9 Gallon Ridgid Wet/Dry Vac, but the fittings are 1-7/8”. I went to HD yesterday and they have a 3 piece accessory kit that has an ...

03-03-2010 12:02 AM

Dado Set Depth: 6" vs. 8" - 17 replies

I was just curious, what is the max cut depth for a 6” dado blade and an 8” dado blade? I was thinking of purchasing one and wondering if I really need to spend the money on the 8” set. Any thoughts on size and which dado sets work for you?

02-26-2010 08:43 PM

Air Compressor Question - 12 replies

So, I’m thinking about buying an air compressor today. There are two that I’m looking at. One is a 3 Gal. 100 PSI, 1/3 HP pancake compressor and comes with a brad nailer and hose and fittings. The other is a 3 Gal. 125 PSI, 1 HP Horizontal tank copressor with no accessories. The pancake one with accesories is about $30 cheaper bu...

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