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|27 days ago||
Drill press router? - 6 replies
I’ve always been intrigued by milling machines.I tried chucking up a flat ended bit and pushed the material through.I set the drill press to the highest speed and used relatively soft pine for the test.It’s a whole lot easier to setup than a router table for small cuts.Here’s a picture. It may have some applications in the fut...
|84 days ago||
Looking for primer on finishing - 3 replies
Tung oil, stains, shellac, lacquer, and all that stuff.Up until now, everything I’ve made has been finished in spray can paint.I want to get into some natural wood finish projects but having trouble figuring out how to select and apply the various layers based on the type of wood, etc.Any links to a beginners guide to finishing would be ap...
|122 days ago||
How to create a 45 degree jig - 4 replies
I’ve read a lot of posts and articles about making miter and other setup jigs. They all presume your jig is a precise 45 degrees.So, how do you get an accurate 45 in the first place?Just looking for tips.Dennis
|274 days ago||
Source for stick on measuring tape - 4 replies
I have a lot of places I’d like to use stick on measuring tape, and I bought some, but it’s only one piece and the markings are incremental from end to end.What I would like is a pack of pieces that are each 12” long to use in various places.Anyone ever see anything like that?
|290 days ago||
Zero clearance insert for 45 degree tilted blade - 11 replies
I recently saw a picture of one, but I can’t figure out how to make one.Any ideas?
|303 days ago||
Universal router base plates - 6 replies
I recently picked up a Craftsman plunge base router on CL.The base plate does not accept PC template guides so I ordered a universal plate from Rockler which said would fit all common makes and models.Wrong. It doesn’t fit the router I bought. Many holes, none match the pattern on the router.I don’t really want to drill my own hole...
|316 days ago||
Old coffee table tops - 10 replies
I had an idea of using old coffee table tops for lumber for boxes I want to make.I found one at a flea market yesterday and brought it home. Since it is oval shaped, I tacked a temp straight edge so I could run it through the table saw. I tried to match one of the glue up lines, but on the other end, the joint didn’t match. Anyway...
|525 days ago||
Need plans for outdoor glider - 2 replies
I asked the wife what she would like me to make. She would like a glider for the back yard.I’ve seen two different styles, one with two bench seats that face each other and swing on a large frame,andone that is a single bench that glides on a base. I haven’t found any plans I really like.If you know of any, please point me in t...
|544 days ago||
Roll around tables - 4 replies
As with many woodworkers in Florida, I get to use half my two car garage for my shop.So, when I want to work, first I back the Impala out of it’s spot, far enough away to be sure no dust gets on it. Then, I move out the table saw, set up the folding leg tables, find the storage tubs with the parts and then, start to work. BUT, be sure ...
|549 days ago||
New (to me) Delta 22-540 planer - 1 reply
I found the planer on Craigs List and brought it home.I ordered a new set of blades from amazon.com. I have never used one before so looking for any tips to using it.Also, the blade adjustment gauge didn’t come with it.Are there any tricks to set up the blades? TIADennis
|990 days ago||
Laminate over laminate? - 17 replies
I am working on my RV and want to change the laminate top on some surfaces.Can I just put the new laminate on the old? The old is not a slick finish. Dennis
|1011 days ago||
Table saw blade lateral adjustment - 5 replies
I have a JET 10” contractor table saw. The blade lateral adjustment is off by about 1/32”. I haven’t been able to find an adjustment for this. I bought the saw used so I don’t have a book. Anyone know how to adjust this out.Dennis
|1013 days ago||
Box Joint jig? - 12 replies
I’m trying to make a box joint jig to use on the table saw.I was able to cut a strip the width of the blade, but am having trouble getting the spacing on the fixture. Any tips? Dennis
|1042 days ago||
Insert for JET JWTS-10 - 6 replies
All the search results are for Jet Supersaw. Any one know if this will fit my JWTS-10 Dennis
|1126 days ago||
Matching 'Ikea Black' - 0 replies
I’m trying to build some small pieces to match things bought at Ikea. If you know how to recreate their Black finish, please let me know. ThanksDennis
|1127 days ago||
Delta 31-460 Belt/Disk sander - 1 reply
I just bought this sander on craigs list. I’m trying to take it apart to clean and derust everything.I can’t get the disk plate off.I’ve removed the set screw and it spins on the shaft but it won’t come off. Any ideas? ThanksDennis
|1138 days ago||
Band saw adjustment - 2 replies
I just got a 10” Craftsman bandsaw.The book says to install the band, then adjust the tension but it doesn’t say how much tension it should have.I made a few practice cuts on some oak, and it seemed to me that the blade wandered a bit, so I presume it needs to be tighter.What is a good method to determine if it is correct?
|1610 days ago||
Too much response - 122 replies
I signed up on this site on 10/6.Since then I have had 11 comments on my ‘profile’. They were fromScott BryanMaxCabinetmasterND2ELKA1JimSnowyRiverInnovator WoodwormSplintermanGrumpyKarson. Enoug is enough. Stop already.I’m almost afraid to be on this site anymore.