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|1130 days ago||
Grizzly Workbench - 12 replies
Has anyone used the T10157 Oak Workbench with adjustable legs? If so, what’s your opinion and ease of adjustment? Thanks,
|1136 days ago||
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 ...
|1173 days ago||
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 ...
|1190 days ago||
Is this dangerous? - 13 replies
I have an odd dado width that would require one main dado blade and one chipper. The “safer” alternative is to use a regular blade and then slightly move the fence. Has anyone tried the first procedure? Just curious. Thanks.
|1202 days ago||
Yet Another SketchUp ? - 2 replies
I’m making a box, where each side is made up of 3 pieces, stacked on each other (different types of wood). Initially, I had a side with only two pieces stacked, where I did a copy/move and flip. The initial 2 piece sets worked like they are suppose to, i.e., when I work on the left side, the right side reflects the same changes. After a...
|1207 days ago||
On-Off switch for charging valet - 3 replies
Someone built a valet for charging phones. They rewired the power strip so a power switch could be located on the outside of the box. If anyone remembers that person, or knows how to install an in-line on/off switch for a power cord, I sure would appreciate any help. Thanks as always. Don Johnson
|1242 days ago||
Griz G0441 DC - 11 replies
The clear plastic bag at the bottom of the filter just sprung a leak; is there a quick replacement, or do I need to order from Griz? Thanks, Don J
|1247 days ago||
Music Stand Dimensions - 4 replies
I want to build a music stand but don’t know what might be considered standard dimensions of height (I would guess the travel should be between a sitting and standing position). Also, what might be a typical size for the platform that holds the book or music? I have no turning capabilities, so will make a square style pedistal. I’...
|1300 days ago||
Have I Painted Myself Into a Corner?? - 4 replies
I’m building one of the stand up jewelery chests that have the sides that open up. I’m planning on having two rows of hooks to hang necklaces on. I got ahead of my self and sprayed lacquer on the interior of the doors, which are made up of 1/2” raised panel sections. I was going to glue a bar of sorts on wooden posts to inst...
|1315 days ago||
3M Respirator - 0 replies
I have a 3M M7502 respirator and need to change out the filter pads. I bought a box of filter pads when I purchased the respirator, but can’t figure out how to pull the grill off the respirator so I can replace the pad. If anyone has this model, I sure would appreciate some help. Thanks
|1328 days ago||
Piano Hinge Use - 3 replies
I’m building one of the 3’ tall jewlery chests with the sides that swing open. The plans call for piano hinges for both side sections and the top. For those that have used the piano hinges for this application, what is the best method of installing the hinges? Do you install them like a traditional hinge and mortise the edges? Th...
|1358 days ago||
Proper Hinge Use - 1 reply
I’m building one of those jewelery cabinets that stand about 3 feet high, has drawers in the middle, and then two sides that swing out for necklaces, etc. The plans call for using piano hinges. I bought the hinges, but the more I think about them, it seems they are very large and will detract from the overall look. They will be on the b...
|1381 days ago||
Plans for a Secretary - 4 replies
Has anyone used the plans for the secretary in Glen Huey’s “Illustrated Guide to Building Period Furniture”? If so, were they accurate? Thanks,
|1385 days ago||
Walnut - 2 replies
I have some walnut from the same order; assuming similar moisture content and size, why would one of the boards be much lighter than the other? I assume the grain is much more open, but don’t know whay or the cause. Thanks!!
|1397 days ago||
Candle Wax Damage - 3 replies
A friend just called me with a question that I don’t have an answer for…so, of course, I turn to the experts. He placed a candle on the edge of a light colored entertainment cabinet. Later, he noticed that the color from the candle wax leached into the wood (not from melted wax), so now he has a red circle on the finish of the wood...
|1401 days ago||
M&G Sawmill - 3 replies
For those that have used M&G near Houston, what did you think of the color/quality of their walnut? I understand that it is Texas walnut. I want to build a reproduction period piece, so want the walnut to be as good as I can get in the area. Thanks.
|1407 days ago||
Lacewood - 10 replies
Has anyone used lacewood for a primary wood on a jewelery box? If so, I sure would appreciate some pictures. Thanks
|1433 days ago||
Yehaa SawStop!! - 1 reply
It is sometimes the small things: I dropped an allen wrench down the dust collection shoot. I opened up the larger access hatch to gain access to the ducting. It appears SawStop figured I would do that, so they put a real handy thumb screw on the ducting. Very easy off and back on again. I love it when you see quality and function even R...
|1464 days ago||
Cookbook Holder - 1 reply
A friend had a cute little cook book stand that one can vary the “slant”. I thought I would do a quick sketchup model and share with those that might be interested. It would be a very easy Christmas gift that can be made out of scraps. I’m not real good at Sketchup, but you can get the idea and get the measurements off of th...
|1572 days ago||
Ebony for rocker - 1 reply
For those that have built the Maloof style rocker, what is a good source for the ebony lamination that was used in the laminated rocker? Although somewhat thin, it appears to be a long narrow piece. Thanks