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1217 days ago

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.

1228 days ago

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.

1233 days ago

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...

1264 days ago

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.

1285 days ago

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&#...

1292 days ago

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,

1306 days ago

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.

1345 days ago

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

1360 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,

1365 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 ...

1403 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 ...

1419 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.

1432 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...

1436 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

1471 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

1476 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’...

1530 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...

1544 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

1558 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...

1588 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...

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