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02-02-2010 09:45 PM

New Shop, Old Floor - 7 replies

This will probably be the first of many questions I ask as I try to decide whether to stay in the basement or kick my wife’s garden stuff out of the tiny (18×9) garage and setup shop in there. Before I go into the floor issue, don’t think that it can’t been done in that space. Read this to see how it has been done succes...

12-11-2009 04:50 PM

Arts and Crafts - 6 replies

I know this one is going to cause some debate (and likely already has), but I have to say it. There is a lot of furniture on this sight that is described as Mission. Then, there is a lot of furniture that is called Arts and Crafts. Now, I’m no expert so I’ll ask: What is the real difference. A lot of what I have read leads me...

11-02-2009 05:48 PM

Protecting Clamps from Glue - 6 replies

I watching the series on building a bed on and during the second video, Matt Berger (the woodworker in the video) is clamping up the legs but he isn’t using anything to protect the clamps from glue squeeze out (that I can see). If he does this, won’t he end up with a bunch of glue all over his clamps that he̵...

10-27-2009 03:51 PM

For the tool guy who has everything... - 9 replies

10-14-2009 06:44 AM

Delta Fence Installation - 3 replies

Just a little advice being saught here: I just purchased a Delta Fence for my Craftsman TS. After getting everything out of the box, I’ve noticed the holes for the bolts don’t line up. So, I’m obviously going to have to do some major modifications. Should I drill new holes through the edge of the TS top?- or -Should I d...

09-11-2009 03:40 PM

The Great Table Saw Debate Continues... - 34 replies

I, like many, have arrived at the moment in my journey where the collapsible, portable table saw that I bought to start will no longer meet my needs. (Not to mention that screws have started randomly falling out of the bottom.) So, within a couple of months I will be making what will possibly be my most expensive tool purchase so far. I hav...

06-04-2009 05:37 PM

Brazing Bandsaw Blades - 7 replies

So, as you may have read, I am the proud new owner of a Taiwan knock-off of a 1980s Delta 14” bandsaw (it was free). After some refurbishment and a discussion about tapping screw wholes, I came to the point at which to put a new blade on the sucker and start her up. Well, shucks. The blade is longer than 80” and shorter (by almo...

06-01-2009 02:50 AM

Screw Loose - 8 replies

I’m working on getting this bandsaw a budy gave me working and I came accross an interesting snag. The screws on it are all metric (of course). But the funny thing is, the ones that I don’t have enough of are M6 with 1.25 threads. As far as I can tell, this aren’t really made much any more. That is, I can’t find them ...

05-19-2009 03:49 PM

Need Some Identification Help - 11 replies

After doing a couple of odd jobs around my buddies house, I was just “paid” in tools yesterday. (Honestly, I love it when I get tools like this!) My buddy feels he got the better deal because he got two rather space grabbing tools out of his storage and pushed them off on me. First off, I got a mid ‘80s (I’m guess) C...

04-10-2009 05:58 PM

Pizza Peal - 9 replies

I bought one of those pizza stones a long time ago and it came with a descent pizza peal (you know, the giant pizza sized spatula you use to get the pizza off of the stone). Well, the peal is getting harder and harder to work the dough off of. So, I’m planning on sanding it down and cleaning it up. Then I’ll put some mineral oil on...

03-23-2009 06:47 PM

Jig Database - 33 replies

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a jig database? I’m thinking having it as a searchable or browseable feature.

03-20-2009 06:53 PM

Router Bushings - 1 reply

Recently, I’ve been trying to get more out of my router and I getting to the point where I need some guidance on what bushings to use. I’ve purchased a few of the Milescraft bases and jigs over the last year or so and they have all come with various sizes of bushings that lock into them. The only problem is that they are plastic. ...

03-10-2009 03:38 AM

Lend me a hand - 18 replies

Are there any Lumberjocks with a thickness planer that would mind me coming by and running a cutting board through a few passes???

02-19-2009 10:19 PM

FYI: Visa Card Warning - 12 replies

I happen to work for a financial institution and I have heard it through the grape vine that there is a new policy coming for all Visa Check Card holders (what is hooked to a checking/savings account). I found out in an email that this is being sent out to our Visa Check Card customers: ”Non-Visa PINless Debit Transactions on Visa Brand...

01-26-2009 07:31 PM

Shop Vac Stattic - 6 replies

Here is one to consider… I’m in the early planning stages of building a new base for my contractor saw. I’ve been looking around a lot and found several designs I like. Mostly, I’m looking for inspiration. My wants are a dust drawer below for shavings, a router table attached that can use the same fence, and complet...

01-15-2009 10:43 PM

Cardboard as Materials - 4 replies

My wife is a fan of So, to keep up with some of her dizzing mental process I occasionally make my way onto the blog style news posts that are actually somewhat informative and entertaining. Well, I keep seeing where there are designers and artists using cardboard to make usable pieces of furniture that are surprisingly durable ...

01-08-2009 04:19 PM

How good are your eyes? - 4 replies

A buddy sent me this to make fun of my glasses. But I figured it is applicable here. Feel free to do it more than once. I miss-read the instructions on one and score a 50 for that task (lower is better). So far, my best is 5.49. I’m horrible without a square. ~DB

12-23-2008 08:09 PM

Mobile Bases - 12 replies

In the midst of re-arranging my shop, I’ve realized that I’m killing myself trying to move large tools around. So, I’m wanting to buy/build roller bases for the larger items. I had read something somewhere that mentioned using a three will base on a shop floor that isn’t 100% level helps to keep tools from rocking dange...

12-18-2008 12:55 AM

Dust - 7 replies

I’m working it through my brain on how to best set up some kind of dust collection in my shop. There are a ton of problems that I’m confronting with this including the big money question! However, I had a concept I wanted to through out there and get some opinions on. After the initial large particle separation in a bag, cyclone...

12-15-2008 10:40 PM

Never Seen this Plane before... - 4 replies

I saw this at an antique shop here in the area. Never seen one like this before so i snapped a pic and figured I see if anyone has any clue on it… ~DB

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