|View ChunkyC's:||home||workshop||projects (43)||blog (57)||reviews (13)||forum topics (59)||buddies (13)||favorites (90)||activity log|
|1242 days ago||
Looking for a new Random Orbital Sander - 34 replies
I’m in the market for a new ROS and I was hoping to get your opinions on ROS’s. I know, it’s like asking which is better, Ford, Chevy, ... I see that the Bosch’s and PC’s seem to getting some decent reviews. I’ve been looking around and it seems that a lot of the ROS’s have the hook and loop fastenin...
|1246 days ago||
Porter-Cable Pancake Compressor problem - 14 replies
I have a Porter-Cable Pancake Compressor that has just started leaking. I disassembled it tonight, again, and I found a small pin hole in the head. grrrr (You should be able to click for a full size image) The hole looks way to symmetrical to be an “accident.” Does anyone have any have thoughts about the hole? Can it be fixe...
|1270 days ago||
Drawer Oops - need advice - 10 replies
I’ve made an oops, again! I managed to assemble a large drawer, ~20×14x9, using 1/2” finger joint construction, 1/2” Birch Ply, without cutting the grove for the drawer bottom. Dummy me. Any safe ideas on how to install the drawer bottom? I’m out of 1/2” ply and I hate to trash that much ply building a ne...
|1286 days ago||
When building counter tops with hardwood edging, I’ve read where it says to put the edging on first then apply the laminate then trim as usual. Does it have to be done this way? I was thinking I would glue down the laminate first then the hardwood. Wouldn’t this allow the hardwood to hide the edges of the laminate? BTW, I’...
|1293 days ago||
Hand planes 101 - 7 replies
There are so many different types of planes for all sorts of applications and being totally hand plane ignorant I have no idea what type of plane does what. Does anyone have a link to very basic information on hand planes? I’m not a hand tool guy but would like to learn to be able to use some hand tools. I know that having the right too...
|1300 days ago||
Router Table Insert Plate - Recomendations - 11 replies
It’s that time again, time for a new fully enclosed router table. I will be using a Freud 2-1/4 HP router (adjustable from above) mounted in the new table. I was wondering if y’all have any recommendations for insert plates. Thanks,
|1311 days ago||
Freud's SD208 vs SD508 Stacked Dado Set - 7 replies
I’m in dire need of a new stacked dado set. I’ve read good reviews about both but the SD508, “Super Dado Set”, runs about 2x that of of the SD208, “Professional Dado Set”, on Amazon. Is the SD508 really worth the extra money? SD508 SD208 Thanks,
|1312 days ago||
PVC Transitions for Dust Collectors - 4 replies
I’ve read quite a few articles here and abroad on using S&D PVC pipe for dust collection. The one item that I can’t find is how do you transition from 4” PVC Pipe to 4” hose?
|1315 days ago||
Squaring a Biesemeyer Fence - 14 replies
Does anyone know how to square a Biesemeyer Fence to the table? I was doing some cleaning and inspecting this evening in the shop. One of the quick checks that I did was to put my square on the table and fence and to my surprise, the fence isn’t quite perpendicular to the table. The fence is parallel to the miter slot just not square to...
|1321 days ago||
Saw Blade Sharpening Services - 12 replies
Where to do y’all get your blades sharpened? I don’t have any place local that sharpens but there is a place that will send it off to be sharpened. I tried this once and about fell over at the price. I hit a nail in a 2×4 last week with my cir. saw and then proceeded to attempt to cut my clamp in two. Needless to say, it ain...
|1325 days ago||
Laminate / Formica - 13 replies
I called my local lumber yard today for a price on a 4×8 sheet of laminate. I wanted a solid color and I about had a heart attack when he told me the price. I asked him if it were made out of gold. He didn’t think that was too funny. Maybe my expectations are too high. I expect to have to pay a little more here in the small town...
|1328 days ago||
Spreading Contact Cement - 27 replies
How do you all spread contact cement for laminating Formica / plastic laminate? I’ve tried a couple different methods and not really happy with any technique. I’ve used a paint brush, works well but you ruin a paint brush in the process and I’ve tried to squeegee it around. I’ve seen the guys on This Old House use a J-...
|1329 days ago||
Table Saw Sled? - 7 replies
Table saw sleds seem to be very popular in the woodworking zines and I see bigike just posted his sled. Now I’ve never used a sled so what’s the advantage over just using the miter gauge? Is this something that’s a must have and I’m just woefully ignorant of the benefits to using a sled? Thanks, Chunk
|1330 days ago||
Tablesaw and Dust Collection question - 33 replies
I have a Delta 10” Contractor’s Saw. The rear of the saw where to motor, belt, etc is located is all open. If this were enclosed would the dust collection get significantly better or is just more work than it’s worth? Chunk
|1334 days ago||
Chisel Suggestions - 30 replies
I’m looking for some suggestions for an average set of chisels. I’m not much of a hand tool guy but I don’t want to buy junk that won’t stay sharp and I also don’t need the best of the best. I’ve got some mortise and tenon work that I won’t (edit: want to) do this winter and I need a set of chisels. ...
|1335 days ago||
Hollow Grinding - 4 replies
Being a power tool kind of guy and not much into the hand tools, I’ve not much experience with sharping tools. So … I have a 8” bench top Wilton Grinder. Is this too big for Hollow Grinding chisels? I’ve seen videos of this being done but with much smaller grinders. I got some projects on the list that will require ...
|1342 days ago||
Base for an older PC Circular Saw - 5 replies
I have an older Porter Cable circular saw that has always treated me well. Unfortunately I can’t say the same how I’ve treated her over the years. I’ve dropped her so many times that I shouldn’t be aloud around her any more. The base is no longer flat or square, nor does it run true with a straight edge (no longer para...
|1420 days ago||
Cordless tool storage shelf / cabinet / ? - 6 replies
I purchased a Milwaukee 0928-29 28-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 4-Tool Combo Kit and I need a much better way of storing the tools other than the bag they give. I don’t get the whole bag concept, it offers 0 protection for your tools and fills up rapidly with saw dust. I would like to build some sort of storage and charging shelf / cabin...
|1426 days ago||
Bosch 5412L setup problems - 9 replies
Does anyone have on of these beasts? I’ve had mine for about a year now and there is one thing that is driving me out of my mind. Mine doesn’t lock for a 0° bevel cut or have any sort of detent stop. I have to set / check it with a square every time I use it. Is is supposed to return to 0° or do you have to set it up every time? ...