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10-21-2014 07:20 PM

End-grain chamfer on Cherry Tabletop - Table Saw or Router Table ???????? - 19 replies

I am ready to put an edge on a 19” x 50” table top. Top is very close to 1” thick. I have nice, straight, smooth ends on the table top, so it is ready for the “edging process”. Would like to put a heavy chamfer on the BOTTOM of the table top…......probably go 75% of the thickness of the table with no ...

10-15-2014 05:06 PM

Great Auction Site For Equipment - 2 replies

I said “Pass” in Forum Topic the other day about one of us trying to figure out if he should buy a Unisaw that was in multiple pieces for a pretty steep price. This is why I said PASS: Here is a link to a School District auction (they are swapping out for SawStops…... at different months and different years…. and these are usua...

09-05-2014 07:02 PM

Very basic loose tenon.question - 4 replies

I am so new and dumb about.so many things. Got my MortisePal. Think I am going to like it. Practiced a lot. A LOT Using 1/4” x 1 1/4” loose tenons Now ready to put the upper and lower rails and stiles on an entry way cherry table. I have my plunges set to mortise 1/2” holes in the legs. The legs are only 1 3/4...

09-03-2014 09:30 PM

????? Dust Collection for PC 690's ?????? - 8 replies

I have three 690’s One I leave set up………for a particular purpose One is a D handle that I really like. I have made a half-dozen Lexan sub-bases for this setup and really really like this tool. One motor is an older 690 that has the cord coming out of the top of the unit. Damn I hate that cord being on top instead of the side. I hav...

09-02-2014 11:50 PM

Would someone please tell what this punch is and how to use it? - 8 replies

It has been banging around in my little box of punches forever. I think it came used with a bunch of other stuff I bought used cuz I never bought it. It is obviously spring loaded and it looks like it can be used as a centering punch. More than that, I do not know. Thanks in advance Bruce.

08-27-2014 12:08 AM

A Few Small Shop Improvements - 1 reply

For those of you who remember my Thien Thing project…........ http://lumberjocks.com/projects/62510 ....... Here is an update. Several comments were made about the upright build and the severe turns in the hose. You guys were right. Sawdust was collecting in the “valleys” of the long hose, especially when using the plane...

08-26-2014 03:53 AM

Musket Ball Found In Piece Of Walnut - 24 replies

I was planing down both sides of a beautiful piece of walnut. One end had a loose knot that I placed on the end during the glue-up. I pushed on the knot a little as it was kinda rattling around in its “hole”. The knot fell to the floor and shattered. My wife, who happened to be in the garage shop at the time saw something roll ou...

07-25-2014 09:55 PM

Live Edge Guys – Advice Needed - 5 replies

I scored what I think are 2 pieces of nicely shaped wood. It is some breed of pine. Both pieces are consecutive cuts, measure about 13” x 13” with the bark OFF, so they will be too large for my planer. Luckily each piece is real close to the same “thickness” throughout, so no real issues there. One is about 1 1/2” thick, ...

07-14-2014 06:33 PM

Unit Flag from my 'Nam days = special to me - 13 replies

No wind for last three days to show it flying. This is special to me. It is NOT about me…...........I gave a little It is about those kids who had their lives taken from them….......They Gave ALL Rick Dennington and I “found” each other on LumberJocks. We stay in touch. Same unit, over-lapping tours. Ric...

06-05-2014 02:02 AM

How to make Yellow Heart pop ? - 3 replies

How do I make Yellow Heart pop? My buddy’s grandmother carved a chess set………large pieces, requiring 2 ½” squares. Gonna be a big board. Going to start with 6/4 walnut and rock maple for the squares and I would like to make the border really stand out and have decided Yellow heart would be good……………plus I want to use it again. I used ...

05-24-2014 11:01 PM

My Thoughts On Memorial Day - 32 replies

I believe this should be read from every pulpit in America tomorrow, Memorial Day, 2014. My Thoughts…………To My Family and Friends__* On Memorial Day, Americans should pause with solemn gratitude and deep respect for all our fallen service men and women who have had their lives taken away from them in thei...

04-21-2014 05:22 AM

Never heard a Table Saw called a Tilting Arbor Saw - 19 replies

Makes perfect sense. Now I know the table tilts…..............not the blade…..........very interesting, No idea as to who manufactured this saw or how old it is. No idea as to if these were easy-to-use saws No idea why the tilting table was a “good thing”. No idea as to the type of work a Tilting Arbor Saw...

02-18-2014 09:53 PM

I don't need no stinking joiner - 42 replies

Early on……as a Newbie…….and it continues to this day……I have seen many many forum topics on which tools come first….......the planer or the joiner? Everyone has an informed opinion…...opinions that (I sincerely think) are based on the type of work they do. So, early on I bought a joiner…......a good one…....because ...

02-18-2014 06:44 AM

I Discovered Magnets !!!!! - 11 replies

PVC cup with magnet—-for Pencils and Magic Markers and 4 “ Combo-Square ….AND …..Magnetized hold for keeping measuring tape handy. I am forever running out into my shop to work for a few minutes and do not put my apron on……. So, I never have handy all the stuff that is in my shop apron, e.g. pencils, markers, lefty-righty ta...

02-05-2014 07:18 PM

Most under-used but GREAT tool in my shop - 9 replies

This is (whatever-it-is) the most under-used tool in my shop. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I used it. Oh, Wait ! I never HAVE actually used it. That could be why. But, I am positive it does a AAA-Bang-up job on whatever-the-hell it is supposed to do. I knew old-man Critt himself, and nothing he did was half-ass or h...

12-18-2013 06:05 AM

Can you even get your mind around these type of people ?????? - 34 replies

This happened a couple of days ago near St. George….red-rock county.Just a few days ago, several HUGE boulders, some larger than a house were loosened by Mother Nature and rolled down a steep mountain for over one-forth-of-a-mile before slamming into a house at the bottom….. totally demolishing the house and killing the two occupants...

12-05-2013 10:31 PM

A note about MsDebbieP................................... - 11 replies

A month or so ago, MsDebbieP pm’d me and asked if I would do the next monthly interview. I was truly shocked. I argued that there are so MANY others on LJ that would be much more deserving than I. I lost the argument. MsDebbieP and I had quite a few back and forth PM’s related to the interview……….. timelines, format, answering the inte...

12-04-2013 10:41 PM

A+ Service from Rockler - 4 replies

I think we all have mixed experiences with the same company…..great-service one time and then not-so-great. Well, just a quick “Atta Boy” and thanks to Steve at Rockler. I asked a simple but critical (to me) question about the actual size of a hinge (width of each leaf was what I was worried about) and he sent me a VERY d...

11-20-2013 03:43 AM

This is truly one of the most mega-important Pearls of Great Price that I have ever read. - 1 reply

http://allenbwest.com/2013/11/obama-wont-honor-gettysburg-will/

11-05-2013 08:36 PM

Loose Tenons in 4/4 stock prior to planing down to approx 3/4 - 7 replies

Need just a few comments from loose tenon guys. Making some decorative (not big, load-bearing) entry-way tables for Christmas. Only have bits and tenons for 1/4” (and don’t particularly want to buy 3/8 stuff right now) Working with 6/4 stock for the top (prior to planeing ) and 4/4 stock (prior to planeing) for the rest. ...

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