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539 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...

540 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!!

542 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...

587 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...

721 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...

746 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...

852 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.

861 days ago

Square Cut Nails - 6 replies

I will be using square cut nails for the first time in building a colonial reporduction. I’ll use them to attach varied width lapped paneling on the back of a corner cabinet. The paneling will be 1/2” walnut, with the nails attached through the paneling into 3/4” thick shelves. The grain of the paneling will be running verti...

871 days ago

Bug Holes - 1 reply

I purchased about 150 bf of walnut a little over a year ago and stickered it until now. I’m dimensioning it now for an upcoming build. I’ve noticed that many of the boards have pen holes from bugs. I’m not sure if they are active or not, as there is little if any sawdust on the boards. In case there are active little critte...

877 days ago

Lumber Dimensioning - 4 replies

I purchased about 150 bf of walnut from a N Caroling mill a little over a year ago. It had been kilned dried w/o steam. I stickered it and am now ready to start dimensioning the lumber. I know the typical process is to first joint the flat side in prep of planing the opposite side. The boards are about 9’ x 8”-14” x 1.15...

882 days ago

Benchtop Finish - 4 replies

I’ve just finished putting a coat of varnish on my benchtop. It is about 2 1/4” thick and is solid white oak laminated on edge. With that thickness, is it necessary to varnish the bottom side as well? It is too heavy to flip over and would really be a mess to varnish…but, if necessary, I will.

895 days ago

Quick Release Front Vise Installation - 0 replies

I purchased a quick release front vise from Peachtree that is similar to the Woodcraft one with a model #17A11. I’ve read the Woodcraft install instructions and ‘think’ I have it almost figured out. It says to be very careful when taking off the quick release nut, as it has to be repositioned perfectly. For anyone that has i...

909 days ago

Vise Installation - 7 replies

I’m getting ready to install a 9” Groz fast release vise to my new workbench. The benchtop is a little less than 2 1/2” thick of laminated white oak. I’ve routed a recess a little less than 1/2” from the top of the workbench top so that the rear vise plate is below the surface and flush to the side of the benchtop...

988 days ago

Big Mistake - 2 replies

Without thinking, I gave some Watco Danish Oil Finish to my father-in-law to finish some cabinet fronts that had been marred and scratched. After putting this on all of the kitchen cabinets, it became apparent that it was a mistake, as the finish is not drying. Since the old finish was not removed, I guess there is no place for the oil to go, ...

1077 days ago

Edge Banding Veneer Plywood - 6 replies

Although I’ve edge banded (e.g. 2” solid wrapped around the plywood veneer panel) several peices, I’ve not used expensive veneer plywood before. I’ll be making a small entertainment center with 3/4” walnut plywood, with the front and back edges of the top having 2” solid walnut and the side edges having 3 1/2...

1133 days ago

Peachtree Discount? - 6 replies

Is anyone aware of any Peachtree discounts? Thanks.

1182 days ago

Picture Frame Depth - 4 replies

I purchased a canvas painting and thought I would get some cost estimates to have it put on a streacher. The estimates were way too high, so I built a streatcher today and have found a good tutorial on stretching the canvas. My question is, as I decide how to make a frame for it, should the frame cover all of the stretcher so it can’t be...

1185 days ago

Watco Danish Oil Finish Darkening - 3 replies

I bought a few pints of this a few months ago when it went on sale a $2 a can. I picked up several of the Medium Walnut and Natural finishes, but would like it to have a darker look. Is there a good way to add dye to the finish to darken it to a darker walnut color? Thanks. Don

1203 days ago

Grizzly G0706 - 8 replies

Has anyone ever adjusted the parallelism of the outfeed table?

1205 days ago

D4R Bridge Piece - 0 replies

I recently purchased a used D4R, but it did not come with the bridge piece so you can do sliding dovetails. I saw on the Leigh website that it can be purchased, but it appeared to be individually cut small pieces, whereas the sliding dovetail video showed a solid piece. I assume the bridge piece is need, and will check to see if it comes in a ...

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