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04-28-2017 12:09 AM

Dewalt 734 Planer and Planer Sled - 0 replies

I am currently making a moxon vise and starting off with 8/4 hard maple.In milling the first board to rough thickness I have had to use a planer sled since the board was to wide at this time for my 6” jointer. The sled was 3/4” melmine, used hot glued blocks and shims to stabilize the board. When I first started using this planer...

04-08-2017 02:02 AM

Work Bench Build - Attaching the Top - 3 replies

Hi all,I am beginning to breakdown my rough lumber to start milling for build my version of Matt Kenney’s Monster Workbench. Here is my rendition. My question is what do you think the best method is for attaching the top to the base?The top is approximately 72”L X 26”W X 3”T. The top and base are made from hard whit...

04-06-2017 05:52 PM

Storing Kiln Dried Maple After Rough Sizing - 4 replies

Hi all,I have just purchased 200 bf hard white maple from Johnson’s Workbench in Charlotte MI.I am going to build a new workbench based off Matt Kenney’s Monster Workbench.I have begun to breakdown the rough lumber to start milling. It may be a week or so before I can start to mill the lumber. My shop is an insulated but unheated g...

01-25-2017 01:34 AM

Milling Lumber - Need Some Advice - Thickness to Buy - 7 replies

Hi All,I am planning to build the hanging tool cabinet by Mike P. from FWW.I have made some modifications to the plans and have my design finished and have been working out a cut/purchase list for the rough sawn lumber. My goal is to purchase everything rough and mill it all myself using both my hand and power tools. I have finished stock thic...

01-11-2017 02:38 AM

Heartbroken - 6 replies

Man, I am bumming.I started to restore my grandfather’s old Union No. 6 handplane. I estimate it to be from the early 1900’s. I never had the honor to know him as he died in the mid 50’s about 10-13 years before I was born. He was quite the craftsman in his day. By trade he was a stone mason. Houses he had hand cut stones ...

03-31-2016 01:30 AM

Free fence for Rigid TS2424 - 1 reply

I have a table saw fence with front and rear rails from a Rigid TS2424. It should fit older craftsman contractor saw also. I replaced mine with a vega pro 50. It is free to anyone who could use it. I am located in Pinckney Michigan.It would have to be pick up only. Send me a pm if you are interested.

01-19-2016 08:38 PM

Hardwood plywood source Southern Michigan - 8 replies

Hi all,I am about ready to start on 3 bedroom sets including built in closets, beds and computer desks.The majority of most of the items will be built from solid wood but I still need som panel products.The woods of choice are cherry and walnut. I have suppliers for the hardwoods but I am having Difficulty finding suppliers for 3/4 walnut and c...

12-24-2015 11:23 PM

Source for jewelry box plans - 4 replies

Hi all,I am looking for a couple of jewelry box plans. I have looked at Rockler, Woodcraft and Wood magazine.I did not see anything that I was really inspired to make. If any of you have any suggestions of sources or places for reference it would be greatly appreciated. Merry Christmas!

12-17-2015 03:37 AM

End Cutting Board Prep - Questions - 9 replies

Hi all,I am in the process of making 7 cutting boards for Christmas gift (cutting it close…no pun intended).Four of the end grain boards are out of glue up and I have already did the first round of sanding. I started with 60 grit. The boards are smooth, level and free of any glue. How far through the grits should I go 120, 150, 180? ...

12-13-2015 05:48 PM

Planer Snipe - Need Help - 14 replies

Hi All,I have a Dewalt 734 planer I and I bought it about a year ago. So far I have been pretty happy with it.I am in the middle of a last minute production run of Christmas end grain cutting boards for friends and family.Everything has been going great until this morning. I ran the first glued up panel through the planer, using light cuts, it...

11-29-2015 02:24 AM

Setting joiner knives - man that sucked - need advice - 39 replies

Hi all,I just finished setting my knives in my G0452 grizzly 6” jointer. It did not go that well. It was the first time I have ever done it. I got the jointer in March of this year and in late summer I nicked one of the 2 of the original blades in 2 different places. Anyway I finally got around to replacing them. I used my dial indica...

11-02-2015 03:56 PM

Veneer edging on mdf - 7 replies

Has anyone here used heat activated glue veneer edging on mdf?If so, what was your experience and what would your recommendations be?This to dress the edges of a router table top. Thanks!

10-26-2015 02:13 AM

Router Table Build - Top - Need Advice - 6 replies

I have just completed my router table cabinet and and getting ready to build the top.I have a few questions and am looking for some advice.My plan is to use (2) layers of 3/4 MDF and (1) layer of 3/4 baltic birch. Both sides will be laminated. The top will be trimmed with 3/4” red oak.My questions are as follows:1) should I route the ope...

07-21-2015 12:57 PM

Finish Recommendations for Maple Plywood (BORG) - 5 replies

I am in the process of building a router table and I am using maple plywood for the cabinet.The plywood is from the HD and not the greatest, but is for the shop. I would like to put some type of finish on it but I have heard a lot of horror stories. I am looking for something with a slight amber color and some protection against moisture and t...

07-07-2015 11:49 PM

Restoring Antique Joiner's Mallet - 1 reply

Does anyone out there have any recommendations for stripping old finish from an antique joiners mallet?It belong to my grandfather and is probably 100 years old and still in really solid condition. The problem is the years of grime, oils, and the like leave nasty marks on my project wood. I would like to clean it up and refinish itto make it u...


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