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43 days ago

Using Dovetail Jig - 1 reply

I’m building a secretary with a slant top on the base unit. I’m using a Leigh. DR4, and have the bottom of the case dovetailed. Now I’ve turned my attention to the top, where it will be more narrow than the sides that it attaches to. I can’t seem to figure out how to set up the finger assembly, as it appears I can̵...

50 days ago - 5 replies

Has anyone purchased wood from these folks, and if so, any opinions?

149 days ago

Dust Collector "Blowout" - 1 reply

I have a 3hp Grizzly Dust Collector and have the following problem. Before I start, it’s not a Grizzly problem. At any rate, in an unpredictable fashion, the clear bag at the bottom of the large filter will bust its seams and the inch or so of fine, fine, fine dust fills the workshop in a matter of seconds. Since the first occurrence, I...

184 days ago

Woodmaster 38" Drum Sander - 2 replies

The two belts that drive the drum are starting to slip, so I’m assuming I will probably need to replace them. Has anyone done any maintenance on the Woodmaster drum sanders that might have some lessons/techniques learned? Thanks.

192 days ago

Measuring Wood Length for Using Different Dovetails - 0 replies

I’m starting a build on a period piece that calls out using through dovetails on the sides to bottom and half blind dovetails on the sides to top. I’ll be using a Leigh D4R jig and curious as to how others might have figured out the different lengths between the top and bottom of the carcass pieces. Thanks for any insight you might b...

200 days ago

"Wooden Boxes" - 2 replies

I’m intrigued with Dennis Zongker’s book “Wooden Boxes”. Although I consider my skill level as decent in furniture making, minor box making, etc., I don’t have any carving or inlaying experience. So, I’m curious if anyone not having Dennis’ skill set has used his book to build any of his projects and w...

211 days ago

3D Cutting Board Process - 0 replies

I came across this method of the tumbling block cutting board on Youtube: Has anyone tried this method?

255 days ago

Lazy Susan Hardware - 3 replies

I need some quick help. I’m making a Lazy Susan for my wife for Christmas; it will be around 18 inches in diameter. My question is, what size of hardware should I get? It will be used on the table to put various items on during dinner. My thought is to have a 15 – 17” diameter hardware for stability, but being a non-enginee...

272 days ago

Leigh D4R Upgrade - 0 replies

The price from Leigh ($29) seems reasonable enough, but is it otherwise worth getting the upgrade kit to upgrade the D4R to the D4R Pro? The biggest benefit appears to be the one-pass half blind dovetail. Not having worked with this jig before, I thought I would question those that have. Thanks.

273 days ago

Leigh Dovetail Jig Video - 5 replies

I purchased a lightly used D4R not so long ago. I’ve never used a dovetail jig before and have a project that will require both through and half-blind dovetails. The only thing that wasn’t with the purchase was the instructional video. My question is, should I purchase a new instructional video from Leigh, or just go with Youtube ...

304 days ago

Glen Huey's Secretary - 0 replies

My next ‘stretch’ to my skill set is to build Glen Huey’s Secretary. I’ve decided to build it with Birdseye Maple and to do some ‘aging’ for a little different look. I was at a friend’s shop and a woodworking neighbor of his was selling some really select woods. I picked up a 13” wide piece of Q...

397 days ago

Incra IBox Problem - 3 replies

I’m setting up my IBox jig and have been halted by a problem. After doing the ‘kiss calibration’ as required, I cannot get the red knob to turn clockwise (and the knob on top is untightened), or for that matter, counter clockwise either. I’ve read the manual several times and watched the dvd several times and it appears...

404 days ago

Incra I-Box jig with a Sawstop - 8 replies

Before I order the I-box jig, I want to be sure the closeness of the metal parts of the jig don’t cause any issues with the Sawstop braking system. Any comments/experience would be appreciated. Thanks,

445 days ago

Mesquite Dowels - 1 reply

Does anyone have a source for mesquite dowels? Thanks.

458 days ago

Live Edge Table Top - 3 replies

I’m making a sofa table and will be using some slabs of mesquite with full bark on the live edges (the boards have been stickered for a couple of years). Is it okay to keep all of the bark and spray the varnish in all of the nooks and crannies, or will the bark fall off in the future and make the piece less attractive? I’ve never w...

461 days ago

Table Top Size - 4 replies

I have some mesquite slabs about 4’ long and 10 or so inches wide, with live edges. I had planned on making a narrow sofa table, but as I look at the slabs, I’m afraid they may be too narrow, especially when considering tipping hazards if little hands try to grab ahold. Any thoughts on how to make such a table with the slabs I have...

486 days ago

Multi-Light Door - 1 reply

I’m making a 15 light door and have a question: In regards to the mullions, is it better to have the vertical or horizontal mullions be continuous. I’ll have 3 lights per row with 5 rows. Therefore, I’ll have 2 vertical mullions and 4 horizontal mullions. I have an Amana set of bits, and it’s example keeps the horizon...

527 days ago

Escutcheon Key Hole Size - 2 replies

This is the first time I’m installing a half-mortise lock. I’ve drilled the perfect size hole for the key to fit into the lock. However, the hole of the escutcheon is somewhat larger than the actual key. Is it proper to make the key hole size to mirror the escutcheon or to make it just fit the key? This is on a period piece in ca...

528 days ago

Which Fence Facing? - 2 replies

For those who have a SawStop and have added the Incra TS System, what type of fencing material did you use to ‘face’ the Incra’s fence? Also, any recommendations in the installation? Thanks.

539 days ago

SawStop and Incra - 16 replies

I have a 52” SawStop and am thinking about adding in Incra system to include a router table and lift on the right side. Any pictures of your SawStop/Incra systems and/or recommendations of what to get and where to purchase it from. Thanks so much.

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