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02-10-2012 11:38 PM

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...

01-27-2012 11:30 PM

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...

11-09-2011 05:46 PM

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, ...

08-13-2011 01:42 AM

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...

06-18-2011 01:19 AM

Peachtree Discount? - 6 replies

Is anyone aware of any Peachtree discounts? Thanks.

04-29-2011 11:18 PM

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...

04-27-2011 12:11 AM

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

04-09-2011 03:16 AM

Grizzly G0706 - 8 replies

Has anyone ever adjusted the parallelism of the outfeed table?

04-06-2011 05:32 PM

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 ...

03-24-2011 11:29 PM

Handling Plywood - 3 replies

Someone was asking for ideas on handling full sheets of plywood at the table saw. I can’t seem to find the post, so if anyone knows or remembers who I’m talking about, let me know. I just ran across a magazine article with a self-build plywood handler.

03-14-2011 12:04 AM

Craigslist Score on Leigh D4R Pro Dovetail Jig - 13 replies

Just got back from picking up a dovetail jig that has seen little, if any, use. Got it for $325, so am pretty happy.

03-09-2011 05:16 AM

Workbench Build - 4 replies

I thought I would pass along an in-process workbench I’ve been working on. After looking at many benches, I decided on the “Jack-Bench” design as offered by Charlie Kocourek. The main reasons for choosing this design is that it has a variable height function that I need for my back, it is very versatile in regards to the ta...

02-06-2011 12:31 AM

Sketchup Version 7 vs Version 8 - 1 reply

I thought I read somewhere that Version 8 (free Sketchup) lost some of the capabilities of Version 7. I think the poster went on to indicate that this might be a way to “dumb down” Sketchup so one would have to eventually purchase the Pro version. Is any of that true? Should I hold off in upgrading to Version 8? Thanks.

01-15-2011 09:55 PM

Woodworking Bench Vise Placement - 6 replies

I’m not the traditiional hand tool woodworker, so I expect the bench that I want to build (to match my style), will be wholly lacking from a “true” woodworker’s perspective. I’m going to build the JackBench that has been discussed on this foreum. However, instead of the recommended Veritas Twin Screw end vise, I&#...

01-09-2011 12:02 AM

Cleaning the gunk off of new machinery - 4 replies

When cleaning off the gunk used to prevent rust during shipment, how do you clean off the little cutter inserts that are on a spiral cutterhead? Should I take them all off and soak them, or should I use a toothbrush to try to clean them while installed on the spiral cutterhead? Just looking for experiences you all have had. Thanks,

12-25-2010 07:30 PM

Grizzly 12" x 60" Short Bed Jointer - 10 replies

Does anyone own the Model G0706? If so, how is it working out for you? Do you have it on a mobile base, and if so, which one? Pros and cons from your perspective. Thanks.

11-17-2010 12:35 AM

Glue Up Question - 3 replies

I’ve cut my pieces to size and am ready for the glue up (cocobolo to birdseye maple). There are some burn marks on both woods…is there any issue with gluing up the pieces “as is”, or do I have to scuff them up a bit? Thanks

11-02-2010 01:35 AM

Grizzly Workbench - 22 replies

Has anyone used the T10157 Oak Workbench with adjustable legs? If so, what’s your opinion and ease of adjustment? Thanks,

10-27-2010 10:15 PM

Router Table Mortise - 3 replies

I’m getting ready to mortise the bottom of a cribbage board for a peg compartment. I’m using a 1/2” upcut spiral on the router table. My problem is that the bit I have is a 3” ‘er and I can only lower it to it being 1/2” above the table. Would it be safe to hog out a full 1/2” mortise in one pass? I ...

09-19-2010 11:52 PM

Wax for Sliding Top - 5 replies

I’ve built a box that has a top that is closed by pushing the top in dados on either side. It worked fine before finish (lacquer) was applied. I did make the dados a little wider in anticipation. Now, it is somewhat “sticky” when closing the lid and tends to catch. What is a good wax to apply? I don’t have any paste ...

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