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10-05-2015 07:04 PM

Reassembly after pocket holes - 5 replies

Does reassembly using existing pocket holes weaken the joint, or will the screws grab the threads that are already in the wood and create a tight joint? It will be glued also. Thanks

08-19-2015 05:28 PM

Painted desk build. Which plywood? - 10 replies

What type of plywood should I use for this desk? I want something that’s going give a nice painted finish. After visiting a couple local building suppliers and the big box stores, I’ve got nothing. I’m thinking birch plywood, as it’s always talked about like it is quality ...

08-03-2015 10:10 PM

French cleat for floating desk - 4 replies

I’m planning on building something very similar to this for the kids rooms. In considering mounting options, I keep going back to a french cleat along the top and a ledger board under the desk top. My plan so far is to use 3/4 ” ply for everything including the desk top and edge band the desk top with 1 1/2” poplar to make it...

07-02-2015 03:52 PM

Ridgid Jointer. What's it worth? - 10 replies

I came across a Ridgid jointer about an hour from the house that I’m considering. However he’s asking $350 obo for it. I’m thinking it’s worth more in the $200-250 range but not sure. Wanted to post here and see what yaw think it’s worth. Thanks in advance.

06-20-2015 01:41 PM

Question about cabinet height. - 6 replies

I’m don’t intend to build any cabinets for several years, so I’m only asking this to satisfy my own curiosity. I see some cabinets that go up to the ceiling, but the majority I see are around a foot or sixteen inches from the ceiling. Why not just go all the way to the ceiling? It doesn’t seem like it would add much t...

05-05-2015 03:30 PM

How do you make these? - 14 replies

Question for those who are more computer savvy than me. I’ve seen similar patterns on other WW websites also. How do you create to scale patterns like this that can be printed and pasted on a work piece and then cut out on a bandsaw? Thanks

04-10-2015 05:45 PM

Milwaukee Magnum drill - 12 replies

Would like to get some input please. 8 years ago I purchased a Milwaukee Magnum 1/2 drill and I could count on both hands the times I’ve used it. Well last night bored a couple 1 1/4” holes in a 2×4 and was drilling 4 pocket holes when, on hole #2 the drill throws sparks and starts smoking and now has no power. Prior to this ...

01-17-2015 04:03 PM

Somebody with a Biesemeyer - 8 replies

Or anyone else who might know- The cam foot that is attached to the locking lever is supposed to have a pad on it that makes contact with the front rail. Well, evidently mine fell off and probably got swept up as trash at some point. Seems like I recall it being a felt type material but I’m not sure. Can somebody tell me what it is? ...

01-07-2015 05:31 AM

mating pieces in Sketchup - 2 replies

I’ve Googled this till I’m blue in the face and can’t find an answer. I am having a problem in Sketchup when I copy or move components. Two parts will look like they’re touching or butted up against each other, but when I zoom in really close there’s very small gaps between the pieces and I just can’t get th...

01-03-2015 03:10 AM

disposable scraper blade=cheap card scraper - 0 replies

While removing some dried glue from a project, I discovered that those little disposable scraper blades do a very fine job of getting the edge of a work piece extremely smooth. I guess it would be similar to using a card scraper (which I’ve never used). Thought I’d pass this along, though others might have already known this.

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...

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