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04-09-2012 03:13 AM

Democrats vs Republicans...Republicans vs Democrats - 17 replies

In todays age of instant information and access to each and every candidate’s platform I can’t believe there is still such a thing as a pure Democrat or Republican. When I left home I left as a democrat because my parents were democrats. After rising to the executive team at a few different companies and after owning my own I becam...

04-08-2012 07:16 PM

Question for dovetail experts... - 22 replies

Why is it that whenever anyone talks about cutting dovetails they always either discuss how to use a dovetail jig and/or discuss how to cut them by hand. I have dedicated my weekend to conquering my lack of dovetail cutting skills and have discovered that cutting them on the tablesaw is the easiest. For some reason I just can’t seem to ...

04-06-2012 11:45 PM

New and Improved - 7 replies

Many years ago I bought a Dewalt DW411 palm sander. Why Dewalt I don’t know. Doesn’t matter which brand. My first palm sander happened to be Dewalt. I love it. It has given many years of great service. Since most of us are brand loyal when I needed another palm sander I bought the Dewalt. The DW26441 palm sander to be exact. ...

04-04-2012 06:32 PM

Tablesaw Dovetail Jig - 3 replies

I built the jig from the August 2010 issue of Woodworkers Journal. Followed the directions to the letter. On my first use I found that it didn’t work right. The jig requires use of both the left and right miter slots. On investigation I found that my miter slots are not equidistant from the blade. The right slot is 1/4” closer t...

04-04-2012 04:03 AM

Something is missing... - 23 replies

Has anyone heard from Horizontal Mike? It is just not the same around here. He added something to the flavor of the site…I just can’t put my finger on it.

03-26-2012 01:30 AM

Wooden Hinges - 14 replies

I have been experimenting with wooden hinges. I started out making them with a 1/4” body and 1/8” pin. Having used them on some of my boxes I have found they are bigger than I want. The picture shows hinges (maple and walnut) with 1/8” thick bodies and 1/16” pins. However I find them still too thick. I would like to ...

03-15-2012 05:04 AM

Youtube Buffering Problems - 0 replies

I really love using Youtube to learn new woodworking techniques. There are hundreds of videos dealing with any woodworking subject you can think of. I’ve been “learning” using Youtube for about six months. Over that time I have noticed a progressive worsening of the stream I receive from the Google servers. Now it’s s...

03-12-2012 10:27 PM

DW746 Tablesaw Owners - 0 replies

Ever since I bought the Dewalt tablesaw I have wanted to use the back angle iron to mount an outfeed table. I want the table to sit flush with the back of the saw but was never able to because of the plastic glide that is attached to the back of the fence that rides the angle iron. Last week I decided to remove the plastic glide from the fence...

03-11-2012 07:46 PM

Pet Tails... - 1 reply

I’m sure we have all experienced a trying bout or two with our shop pets. Mine happens to be a cat, two to be exact. With two whenever one does something I’m not sure who to blame and they get away with it…whatever it is at the time. Before I go into my tail (tale) I want everyone to know that a pet in the workshop makes eve...

01-15-2012 01:28 AM

Fixtures converted for woodworking... - 0 replies

A RiteAid drug store was going out of business and having a clearance sale. I grabbed a display rack for $5. It works out as a perfect roll around clamp rack. I started thinking it would be interesting to see other examples of non-woodworking items being used in your woodworking shops.

10-20-2011 12:17 AM

Milling Four Square - 2 replies

For those of us just getting into planers and jointers in order to make our projects come out better there are some great videos by Greg Larson of the New England School of Architectural Woodworking on Youtube. Search on larsong1. He also has some good videos on veneering. Now maybe my miter joints will come together…all four corners at...

09-05-2011 08:18 PM

I hate to keep taking... - 8 replies

knowledge and never giving any back but at my stage of woodworking expertise I am very challenged just to keep myself on track. That said, here is my question. I am refinishing my kitchen cabinets and am faced with the potential for quick fading since I have a large window (9’x5’) and a large skylight (8’x4’) in the kit...

07-26-2011 11:15 PM

Lookin' for someone in the Sacramento area... - 1 reply

interested in building small boxes with string inlay. I’m just starting and it’s always nice to be able to bounce stuff off others.

07-19-2011 02:01 AM

Tight Hole - 16 replies

Hey all…Here’s the story. I drilled a 1/4 inch hole for a 1/4 inch rod of brass. The hole is 5 inches deep and the rod must slide within the hole and be snug but not too tight. Right now it is way too tight. How do I enlarge the hole without making it too large and loose for the rod?Thanks ahead of time.

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