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181 days ago

At my wits end.... - 11 replies

Ok…. I bought this Craftsman drill press off of crags list a couple of years ago. It works just fine, but it wobbles. I’m going to pick up a dial indicator to measure the wobble, but I know I need to get the chuck and spindle out. I found the manual on line. The manual says to “Carefully tap chuck with a mallet” and t...

204 days ago

Drawer Slides - 3 replies

Hey all, I finally got around to making some pull out drawers for my kitchen pantry, so I can get to the stuff thats WAY in the back…. Now I just need to install them. The drawers are flat bottomed. Literally just a 1×4 perimeter frame screwed down onto the MDF base. the only bottom mount/ under mount slides I can find require a...

378 days ago

Need Help in Chicagoland - 3 replies

Hey all, I picked up an old 80’s vintage Craftsman Radial Arm Saw last year and I just could not get it aligned correctly. I parked it in the corner of the basement and kinda forgot about it. Is there anyone in the Chicagoland area who knows these things? I’d like to set it up just for making cross cuts. If not…. ANYON...

748 days ago

Craftsman bench top bandsaw - 1 reply

Hey all, I recently picked up this Craftsman bench top bandsaw. I know it’s not exactly top quality, but for $40 i’m not going to complain….. much. Issue #1 – It is set up for a fence, but one wasn’t included. (I purchased it used) I looked up the manual on-line, and a fence wasn’t included originally, a...

906 days ago

Newbie Question - 3 replies

Hey all, I’m needing a real workbench, and have decided I want to try my hand at making a super heavy top comprised of face jointed 2×4’s. Now the tools I have available are a 6” bench top jointer, a Jack Plane and a hand held power planer. I know that the bench jointer can give me two sides (a 2 & a 4) that are ...

944 days ago

Whats the best way to do dust collection.... - 4 replies

Portable dust collector that gets brought to the tools…. or bring the tools to the dust collector? I’m in Chicagoland, and its currently in the 20’s…. Basement ho!!!!! I am in the process of moving my shop from the garage to the basement…. and since I’m no longer able to just open the garage door and do san...

1156 days ago

Miter Saw recommendations - 25 replies

Hey all, I’m looking to buy my first miter saw and would like your imput regarding what to buy. I’m leaning toward one of the 10” Hitachi’s right now. They look to be well made and the price seems good. Any reasons you can think of not to buy one? Would I be wise to spend an extra $100 on a DeWalt or Bosh? TIA Billy

1396 days ago

Maple - Chicagoland IN - 0 replies

Hey all, First off, if this is not the right place to post this, please let me know. I had to bring down some limbs from the maple in my back yard. The wood was in excellent shape, it was just in the way of the second story being built on the house! The family came and picked over the big logs (my wife didn’t consult me) but there...

1408 days ago

How to go about building this - 42 replies

Ok, This is a Tantra Chair…. It’s meant for …. ADULT activities, if you get my drift. I think it’s a really cool piece of furniture. How would I go about making one? Any suggestions?

1417 days ago

What to expect out of this Table Saw? - 10 replies

Hey all! New guy here. I recently got bitten by the woodworking bug and had this old table saw fall into my lap. It belonged to a buddy (was his grandfathers). He never used it, and was going to throw it away after his wife backed into it with the car! She knocked it over and mangled the motor mount. I took it off of his hands and used some a...


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