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12-26-2014 03:23 PM

Printing patterns - 9 replies

I’ll preface this by saying I’m not very computer literate, though I have been tinkering with Sketchup a little. What I’m trying to figure out is how (or where) to create a pattern that can be printed full size then glued to a work piece so it can be cut out. I’ve tried doing it in Sketchup, but can’t get it to p...

09-15-2014 09:15 PM

What to do with a couple abused tools? - 5 replies

I’ve acquired (no cost) a very well used and abused floor drill press and Rigid contractor table saw. Both have working motors (don’t know much else about them yet). I already have a drill press and table saw and I was considering using one of the motors for a homemade disc sander but I couldn’t think of much else to do with ...

08-02-2014 04:35 PM

Built-ins on slab - 1 reply

This isn’t so much of a woodworking question, but I’ve seen several on here that do built-ins so I thought I might get some answers. I’m doing some thinking about a future project and I got to wondering about how the front of a built-in is secured to the floor to prevent side to side movement. If you have no adjacent walls to...

04-03-2014 09:21 PM

How would ya'll make the top of this lamp? - 15 replies

Wife wants me to make a couple of lamps like this for the night stands. What i’m wondering about, is how to make the sloped portion right above the shutter and below the shade. Any ideas? I’m considering just making it taper up toward the shade instead of sloping. Thanks in advance

03-15-2014 03:02 PM

Question for those with a HF DC with Wynn filter - 3 replies

I’m going to add some shelves above my HF dc. Currently I have the bag on it and I think it stands a bout 76-77” high. Was wanting to know if the Wynn filter added any height so I can plan it in to the height of the shelves. Thanks in advance

01-10-2014 07:22 PM

Newb guide bushing questions - 5 replies

As the title states I’m pretty much a newbie with the router and wondering the purpose of the template bushings. I’ve used my router with a bearing guided flush cut bit for making table saw inserts and a few other things out of hardboard patterns. Why use guide bushings over a flush trim bit when you have to account for bushing off...

01-06-2014 11:13 PM

Router table question - 16 replies

I recently built an extension table/router table for my table saw and the arrangement I find best for the layout of my shop has the router table against a wall to where I can access the router table only from the front (same side where I feed work pieces into the table saw) or rear. I’ve done some hand held router work but working on a ro...

10-27-2013 12:01 AM

sub panel questions - 21 replies

Hope I put this in the right section. My FIL pretty much wired this in for me. He’s an old school electrician and may not be up to code. I’ve got 3 wires coming from the main panel (black, red, white). I’m trying to figure out the white and ground. The white comes from the main panel neutral buss and goes to what you see in th...

08-06-2013 10:52 PM

bent lamination or cut from solid block of wood - 1 reply

I need to reproduce a curved back for a chair. The piece is 6” wide and seems pretty curved to me. I was planning on trying bent lamination but my concern is with making a cut that “tall” on the bandsaw. Do you think the thickness will be consistent from top to bottom of the cuts.

03-05-2013 02:44 AM

Dead On - 2 replies

While researching LJ and other website about setting up my table saw ie, getting the blade and fence parallel to the miter slots I come across several who mention they set their fence “dead on” parallel to the blade or miter slot with no toe out to the rear of the fence. Now I’m not asking for opinions on whether toe out or pa...

01-31-2013 03:29 AM

More unisaw questions - 20 replies

one of the tilt stops on the front bracket of my unisaw is broke off. Do you recommend welding it back? A new bracket is $300+. Also I found the end of the gear broke off which I guess serves as a stop for raising the blade. Do you see any problem just leaving as is and being aware of the blade height? One more question. Would ...

01-22-2013 02:39 PM

general purpose bandsaw blade - 5 replies

Another question for the masses. I picked up a Craftsman 14” inch bandsaw on sale yesterday. Seems like a pretty good saw, but the blade is horrible. I say general purpose, but plan on doing some bandsaw boxes and other little crafty things. Not any resawing. Figure I’ll go with a Lenox 1/4”. What do yall recommend as far...

01-19-2013 08:41 PM


how much space to the right of the blade is required for maximum rip capacity? leaning heavy towards this fence. i just need to make sure i have enough room.

01-12-2013 03:19 AM

how bout a fence - 9 replies

now that i have my TS going i need to put a fence on it. briefly thought about dropping the cash on a incra but i’m limited on space so i don’t know if it’d be worth it for me. so… what do ya’ll recommend for a unisaw x5 3hp? i’d eventually like to incorporate my router into the TS extension.

01-11-2013 08:36 PM

unisaw x5 question - 17 replies

well i finally got the 220v installed and fired up the unisaw. question is, when i turn it on it does a quick sorta jump. kinda like it was in a bind after being shut down. my f.i.l. has a grizzly cabinet saw that seems to run a little smoother. is this normal for a unisaw x5l? is there something i should inspect. seems to cut fine, i ran...

12-08-2012 02:43 PM

wiring question - 17 replies

Got the sub-panel installed in the garage with 60 amps running to it. Now I need to run a 15amp 220 for the unisaw. It’s a x5 3hp. What size wire should I use for this? 10 gauge?

11-23-2012 06:05 PM

MDF joinery - 18 replies

Did a search here and a google search and didn’t come up with a definitive answer. I’m building a play kitchen for my daughter and will be using 3/4 MDF for the paintability. My question is, what method of joining should I use? Can’t use the table saw yet so my options are dadoes and rabits with router, kreg pocket holes, bi...

08-12-2012 12:50 PM

Planer question - 19 replies

I used my father in law’s 20” grizzly planer to surface some rough cut cedar i’m using in a project. Every board I planed would get somewhat of a thin peeling of the grain. At first I thought I may be feeding the boards against the grain, but it didn’t make a difference. Is this just a characteristic of cedar, or might...

07-03-2012 04:14 AM

Delta unisaw x5 - 41 replies

My boss recently foreclosed on a large warehouse building that a company used for a shop. there were numerous tools left behind that he is going to liquidate to recover some of his money. Well, among all these tools (mostly metal working tools) is a 3hp delta unisaw x5. I expressed a little interest in it, not thinking I’d be able to af...

05-15-2012 01:20 PM

Waterproof glue? - 6 replies

Hope I put this in the correct forum. Got a question about wood glue on a project I’m begining. The project is a adirondack glider that calls for 2x’s and I plan on using white oak. I have some relatively inexpensive rough cut white oak available in 1X’s that would obviously need to be planed and glued up. Keeping in mind t...

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