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|11 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...
|28 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.
|29 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 ...
|60 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...
|153 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...
|160 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,
|201 days ago||
Mesquite Dowels - 1 reply
Does anyone have a source for mesquite dowels? Thanks.
|214 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...
|217 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...
|242 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...
|283 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...
|284 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.
|295 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.
|324 days ago||
Delta Mortise Chisel Bit - 3 replies
The Freud bit set I’m using to build some cabinet doors resulted in extended tenons that are ~7/32” thick. I have a Delta Table top Mortising Machine, but the smallest chisel bit I have is 1/4”. Does anyone know of a source for smaller chisel bits? My only recourse is to drill and chisel out the mortises….oh, how I hat...
|325 days ago||
Boo - Hoo - 11 replies
I was just out in the shop…turned on my 3hp Griz dust collection system and I heard a pop, turned around and saw some sparks and smoke coming out of the on/off control panel. Bummer!!
|327 days ago||
Raised Panel & Divided Light Cabinet Doors - 12 replies
I’m making a single door with two raised panels; I’ll also be making a 15 light door. That will necessitate a vertical center mutin for the raised panel door (or whatever that piece is called) and several mutins/sashes for the divided light door. I’m thinking the weight of the doors might put too much strain on a standard stu...
|372 days ago||
Wooden Dominos - 7 replies
I saw the following domino set at a recent furniture show in Kerrville, TX: The only templates I’ve been able to find are from Rockler. Has anyone used this set of templates before and if so, any lessons learned? Also, what paint did you use and how did you apply it? The picture above appears to have really uniform dots throughou...
|506 days ago||
LED Lighting - 2 replies
I’m building a 1700’s reproduction corner cabinet out of walnut. My wife wants cabinet lighting installed, so I guess it will be an updated period piece. The shelving is solid walnut and is only 3/4” thick, and the cabinet is closed with a 15 light door. To keep the heat at a minimum, I’m thinking about using LED light...
|531 days ago||
Divided Light Routing - 1 reply
I’m building a corner cabinet that will have a divided light door ~ 22” x 44”, with 15 separate panes of glass. Back some time ago, during the initial planning, I thought the Sommerfield Divided Light router bit set would be the best way to go. With the size of the door and its potential weight, I think a standard door constr...
|637 days ago||
Bug Holes - 1 reply
I have some walnut that has some tiny pin holes in it. I’m using a hypo needle to inject alcohol in each hole just to make sure that any bugs that may be there are killed. The question I have is, is alcohol strong enough to kill any bugs if they do exist? Thanks.