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06-21-2014 04:15 PM

Name that jig. - 2 replies

I wanted something like a small sled to use with a dado blade on small parts.This is what I came up with. I haven’t seen one like it so I thought I’d share. This is what I wanted it for.

06-05-2014 03:30 PM

The joy of a new sanding belt - 6 replies

It’s amazing how long I will use an old belt. I had one shred today so putting on a new one was not an option. It’s like having a new tool. I should do it more often, but I always seem to think, I can use this one for just a few more parts.

05-23-2014 12:10 PM

Receiving 'Friend Requests' on forum - 16 replies

Anyone else receiving Friend requests?It’s kind of creepy, I hope it doesn’t keep going on.

05-18-2014 08:31 PM

Ageing lumber - 4 replies

I had the chance to get some Florida live oak that had been cut.I cut some 3/4×2 1/4 boards. How long should I let them ‘dry’ before I use them?I have them in my travel trailer that has a dehumidifier running so it is a relatively hot and dry environment.

03-18-2014 12:22 PM

Band saw wander - 11 replies

I have a small Craftsman 10” band saw. Admittedly not expensive but it’s all I have room for.The blade will constantly wander to the right when I’m cutting.I’ve changed the blade, tried different tension settings, checked the guide bearings but no help.Any advice on doing a straight cut with a cheap band saw?I’ve w...

02-10-2014 08:49 PM

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...

12-15-2013 03:34 PM

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...

11-07-2013 04:37 PM

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

06-08-2013 03:54 PM

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?

05-24-2013 03:12 PM

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?

05-10-2013 05:58 PM

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...

04-28-2013 03:19 PM

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...

09-30-2012 04:44 PM

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...

09-12-2012 12:26 PM

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 ...

09-07-2012 11:04 AM

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 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

06-23-2011 03:36 PM

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

06-03-2011 01:09 PM

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

05-31-2011 06:16 PM

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

05-02-2011 05:51 PM

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

02-07-2011 05:28 PM

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

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