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1186 days ago

Stanley Bedrock 604 Hand Plane Replacement Parts - 5 replies

Good evening: I was lucky enough to stumble upon a Stanley Bedrock 604 hand plane in pretty good shape for free. :) There are a few parts missing that I will need to replace but haven’t had any luck finding a place to purchase them. I need a bedrock lever cap mostly, and plan to buy a replacement blade set from Veritas or Lie Nielsen. ...

1234 days ago

Dust Collector Modifications for a Canister Filter - 2 replies

I currently have a 1.5hp Steel City Dust Collector with a cloth 1 micron bag. After doing a bit of research on- line for a Steel City canister filter it appears that they don’t come equipped with one. For various reasons, including some shop mice who thought it would be a good idea to shred my current bag, I was looking into installing a...

1364 days ago

Help Needed with Benchtop with solid core doors - 9 replies

I was at my local dump/recycling center dropping off yard waste, and was able to salvage two solid core doors that had been thrown out in someones remodeling project.. The doors both have a clear coat of poly or some other topcoat on both sides. My intention is to use these two roughly 1 1/2 inch thick doors for a bench top. My question is ...

1434 days ago

Hardboard For Jigs - 5 replies

I was hoping for some help regarding the use of hardboard for jigs in many of the plans in Shop Notes magazine and Wood Magazine. At my local HD, Lowes, and Menards they only have hardboard with one smoothly sanded side. Can this hardboard be used for jigs, and what type of adhesive would work the best if you were to adhere it to a plywood sub...

1539 days ago

Help! Dado Cut Drift on Table Saw - 7 replies

Goodmorning Jocks: Over the weekend I was working on a basic cabinet for my mothers computer printers. While cutting 3/4 dadoes about 1/4 deep in plywood I had trouble with the cut drifting towards the end of the cut as the blade exited the plywood. The back corner of the plywood started pulling from the fence creating a wide swervy dado cut....

1752 days ago

Help needed : Attaching a vise to mdf mobile assembly table - 3 replies

I am in the process of designing a mobile assembly table that will be doubling as my saw outfield table. Since I am planning on using the top for an assembly table, I wanted a relatively flat surface. For that reason I was going to glue two 4 by 4 sheets of 3/4 mdf and top it off with a 4 by 4 sheet of 1/4 hardboard. My question is regarding...

1934 days ago

Exterior Shutter Jig Help - 8 replies

Good morning: I am thinking about making exterior shutters for my home to replace the louvered shutters that are currently up. My current shutters have seen better days. I would like to make the louvered style of shutters but have been unable to locate plans for free or to purchase which show how to make the router jig needed to make the hol...

1976 days ago

Steel City 1.5hp Dust Collector - 5 replies

I have read the reviews regarding this dust collector, but in both cases the unit was new to the reviewers tool arsenal. In addition the reviews are over a year old I believe. I was wondering if those that own this model are still satisfied with it’s performance.

1980 days ago

Jointer Owners Manual Needed - 4 replies

Hello fellow Jocks. I was able to pick up my first jointer off of craigslist last night for a pretty good price I believe at $125. It is a 6 inch Jet Shopline Open Stand Jointer (the older blue model) in great condition. The only issue I am having so far is that the previous owner didn’t have a copy of the owners manual. I searched th...

1996 days ago

Help Reading Dial Indicator - 6 replies

Can anyone help me out with a few questions on a dial indicator. I am finally getting at making sure my table saw blade and fence are parallel to the miter slot on my contractors saw. I have an A-line it dial indicator, but don’t exactly know how to read it. I have watched the video that came with the tool, but they don’t actually...

2017 days ago

Woodcraft Vacuum Press - 12 replies

I have seen quite a few recommendations on this site for Joe Woodworkers vacuum press systems, but I was curious to find out if anyone has any experience with the Vacuum Press from Woodcraft. Any feedback would be appreciated. I am looking into doing small projects and don’t anticipate making panels any larger than 4 by 4. I am not very...

2030 days ago

coffee table design question - 8 replies

I was hoping to get advice regarding a project I will be undertaking this month. I would like to build an asian inspired coffee table project that I found in a Popular Woodworking book. The table top is roughly 20 inches wide by 42 inches long by one inch thick. The sample project in the book uses one inch maple for the top. I would like to...

2052 days ago

Dust Mask Feedback - 14 replies

Goodmorning Jocks: I was hoping to get a little feedback on good dust masks from any jocks that may have a beard or goatee. I can’t seem to find a mask that works well with my goatee that doesn’t fog up my safety glasses. I have read the reviews about the Trend and Triton respirators, but those are a bit out of my price range at t...

2244 days ago

Table Saw Books - 5 replies

I am looking for recommendations on the best table saw book that people may own or have read. I am new to woodworking and am looking for the most comprehensive book that addresses everything from set-up to safety. I have a brand new Ridgid TS 3650 and have to admit I haven’t used it yet as I am a bit intimidated by stories of kickback et...

2284 days ago

Table Saw Blade Alignment - 10 replies

Hello fellow jocks. I just finished setting up my first table saw (Ridgid TS 3660), and was looking for guidance on what I should use to align the blade and fence to the miter slot. I have read on other sites about the TS-Aligner, A-line-it, and SuperBar but was hoping some of you may have some experience with one of these systems. I didnR...

2288 days ago

Wood Choice Selection - 8 replies

I am new to woodworking, and one of my first projects I would like to tackle is building new exterior shutters for my home. The shutters will be painted with an exterior grade paint, and the shutter style I would describe as rail and stile type joinery, and not the traditional louvered style shutters. I think the louvered style are a little ab...


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