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882 days ago

B.Jorgenson cabinet install - 4 replies

Has anyone installed B.Jorgenson Cabinets? My question when attaching the drawer guides in a blind cabinet do you need to make your own mounting point in the back of the cabinet to keep the plastic mounting bracket from sliding from side to side.

891 days ago

Jointer/Planer Sharpening jig - 4 replies

I was considering purchasing a Deulen knife sharpning jig.While I think the Deulen jig is a great idea I found the price to be a little steep for a piece of hand rail,some brass channel and some set screws and I guess the guy has to make some money, brass is probably quite steep and we all know how much hard wood has gone up.While surfing the De...

906 days ago

Fold flat work table - 1 reply

For anyone who built this Wood magazine (Fold flat work table) or is planing to build this table you will soon find that the legs will not stay retracted while you try to fold up or down the table.My solution* .....Plane old cabinet magnetic catches.*

908 days ago

Kitchen cabinet instillation price - 3 replies

Does anyone know what the current box price to install kitchen cabinets or a square foot price for smaller kitchens.I have been out of the trade so long I really don’t know what they are charging thees days.Thanks Scott

926 days ago

Dewalt chop saw blade question - 7 replies

I was given 3 Dewalt chop saw blades(2,80tooth and one 40 tooth general purpose) 1blade is in poor condition and the other 2 are in decent condition.My question is…. are thees blades worth the price of re sharpening? It seems to me there is vary little carbide on thees blades to begin with that it my just be a throw away.I don’t see ...

928 days ago

Does it pay to buy premium mortise chisels - 3 replies

I just recently picked up a Grizzly Tenon jig on CL for $30 and bought a Shop Fox Mortiser.My question to the exsperienced mortise cutters is, does it pay to buy premium mortise chisels? I have seen the 3 and 4 piece sets for as little as 30 to 40 dollars and “Premium” bits as much as 26 to 40 a piece.Are the premium bits that much b...

932 days ago

Tool Gloat Tenon jig - 8 replies

Got lucky on CL today. Got this Grizzly Tenon Jig $69.95 + shipping for 30 bucks

971 days ago

An Old Fuji HVLP or a new Earlex HVLP - 3 replies

I was planning to buy a new EARLEX 5500 spray station($319) but stumbled on a used FUJI Q3 $375.I know that the FUJI is about $600 new and the photo looked like the unit was in good condition What would buy and why?Thanks chipy

1032 days ago

Ammonia finishes - 6 replies

I am strongly considering building a Morris chair and stool and would like to try an ammonia fume finish.Has any lumber Jocks finished a piece with this method and was it difficult? I read were the components were fumed then assembled is this the best procedure or complete the piece and then ammonia fume?Any help would be great thanks.

1038 days ago

Quick fix for your pancake compressor handel - 0 replies

If you have a pancake compressor like mine and the handle has split in two here is a quick fix.1 pcs 3/8 threaded rod, 2 fender washers,2 lock washers, 2 3/8 bolts. Drill out the molded plastic screw channel with a 3/8 drill.Cut the rod to approx.9 inches insert it through the drilled out channel put on washers and tighten the bolts.File off any...

1041 days ago

What 4 Band Saw Blades would you equip your shop with? - 7 replies

What 4 or 3 or 2 Band Saw Blades would you equip your shop with and why? I was thinking 1/4,1/2,3/4,1” I know I would like a 1”3 tpi blade for re sawing but as for all the rest I am not sure.I would like to get all my blades at once instead wishing I had a blade in the middle of a project and having to order it.So I am depending on y...

1045 days ago

Finishing a Pizza oven door - 6 replies

Does anyone have any recommendations for a finish for a pizza oven door.The finish has to be able to take some heat and not out gas any toxic fumes.I was thinking mineral oil or a water based stain.Any feedback would be nice thanks Scott

1054 days ago

Storage organizer (using old filing cabinet) - 2 replies

I have found that old 4 drawer filing cabinets work great as shop storage especially for powered hand tools in their cases.The cases fit right in and sometimes you can get three tools in one drawer! My drills are all in one drawer 3/8” corded,3/8” battery and 1/2”hammer drill.I bought my filing cabinets($65) at a local used off...

1079 days ago

Under table storage Drawer(A Delta Unisaw idea for my Grizzly GO 691) - 3 replies

I got sick of looking for my push stick,feather board etc….I just bought Grizzly’s GO 691 but loved Delta’ idea of sticking a drawer under the extension table.So I got up early Saturday went to get a cup of Joe and pick up some materials to build a drawer of my own.I was thinking I was going to spend some money o...

1084 days ago

Reluctant Tool Gloat - 16 replies

I usually don’t like to flaunt new tools but I have waited for years to upgrade my shop.Thees two tools really finish out my shop nicely.Working in a cabinet shop on a 3hp Delta Uni-saw and then coming home to my 1-3/4 hp contractors saw draws a stark contrast. I like to incorporate plywood and veneer and solid hard wood when ever I can to...

1090 days ago

Squaring the blade to the Miter Gage on a Cabinet saw - 5 replies

I am looking for any tips or techniques to squaring the blade to the miter Gage slot on my Cabinet saw.I have a Grizzly go 691.The instruction are a little vague and give no clear procedure for squaring the blade to the miter slot.My saw is currently out of square from front to back about 10 thousands of an inch.The way that came to my mind for...

1092 days ago

Run out tolerances for a Table saw - 3 replies

I am setting up my new cabinet saw and am wondering what are acceptable tolerances for…. Blade to miter slot parallelism,Arbor run out and Rip fence run out.It seems like there are a lot of varying opinions to what are acceptable tolerances.It can range several thousands.Is .006 worth fooling with when it comes to the miter slot? or is thi...

1095 days ago

Going it alone My Grizzly tool offload - 6 replies

I Guess I am cheep. I didn’t want to pay the lift gate charge so I went down to the local UPS terminal and picked up my new Grizzly 17”band saw and cabinet saw. Loading and transporting was easy but I had to fall back on my 13 years experience working on a freight dock with a couple of different companies.I pulled into the driveway...

1097 days ago

My first band saw - 3 replies

I have finally pulled the trigger and bought a band saw.I bought Grizzly’s GO513X 17” 2HP. Photos and Review to fallow after I get my feet wet. I know its a lot of saw but I would like the ability to re- saw lumber as well the bigger machine has more mass.I don’t mean for this post to be a tool gloat OK well maybe a little bit....

1101 days ago

Indoor tools you might have used! - 16 replies

Tools explained indoor addition.1.The common butter knife is the indoor screw driver. Designed to almost get the screw out until you give up and go to the garage to get the right screw driver. It almost works on both Phillips and flat bladed screws.2.The kitchen chair is the indoor handy man’s ladder. For installing Curtin rods while testi...

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