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04-15-2015 12:00 AM

Box Makers --- Where are you getting the thin wood for your compartments ?? - 16 replies

Box Makers—- Where are you getting the thin wood for your compartments ?? I don’t think you are using thin strip cutting jigs and my planer sure doesn’t get that thin…..... So …........ ??? Thanks for the help. Best Bruce

03-14-2015 06:40 PM

ROS Purchasing Advice Needed – I Am In Analysis Paralysis - 49 replies

I have done my homework. I spent several hours reading reviews and comments on LJ’s…..... and elsewhere. Went to three woodworking stores to determine hand comfort….. which I never found to be much of an issue with the top brands Even tried to do an Excel matrix of pluses and minuses for each/all machines…. (yeah I am anal) I a...

02-23-2015 10:29 PM

HELP-- I need the measurement for a hole in a MortisPal Template - 6 replies

I found a source for MortisePal templates and posted all the info on this Forum a couple of days ago …..... in case anyone else needed templates. I also asked for a little help on a template measurement. I guess not a lot of folks read my first forum cuz I asked: My ½” got trashed. (1/4” bit)...

02-21-2015 09:14 PM

Have Source For MortisePal Templates - 2 replies

A Plastic Fabricator in SLC has indicated they would have no problem fabricating duplicate templates for a MortisePal. I have used these guys in the past with excellent results. They are not a small shop and have all the goodies to do just about anything with any type of plastic. Extruders, small parts, full-sheet stuff, domed parts, etc. ...

01-01-2015 11:47 PM

Looking for MortisePal plastic templates - 3 replies

Anyone know of a source for MortisePal clear plastic templates? I never received the email that MortisePal sent out indicating they were closing their doors and that they had a few spare parts for sale, otherwise I would have jumped all over that. Specifically, I am looking for 1/2 inch and 1 inch templates. Mine are (barely) usable, bu...

11-22-2014 09:26 PM

A couple of Planes for Sale in the Salt Lake City newspaper - 4 replies

I now NOTHING about planes…...........less than zero Here are ads for two planes…........same guy…..........who has them up for sale I have no idea if these are good or junk or ??? A couple of us live close enough to pick them and ship them to you, if interested “

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 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…........ ....... 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...

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