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976 days ago

clamping and cauls station idea - 8 replies

I recently saw this on the Internet and thought it was a great idea. I thought I’d share it with the folks on LJ. I was wondered if anyone has made something slimilar and would share their ideas and photos with us. If anyone is interested where I discovered this clamping and cauls station it is located at a Wood Forum ...

976 days ago

What could cause a board to twist after being planed???? - 12 replies

I purchased 14’ of 6/4 African mahogany rough wood. I cut the wood into 3 pieces. (4’, 4’, and 6’). I use my planer first to get it down to size. I’ve had the boards in my garage for about 2 weeks now. Because it’s been about 100 degrees in my garage, I decided to take it to my local lumberyard and have the yard finish the 1/8” left to ...

983 days ago

Help with understanding router bits - 7 replies

I’ve posted this on a router forum but I usually get such great advised from this forum that I thought I’d post it here too. I was looking for a bit to do some molding. When I went on a website I saw they had a ogee and classical bit but they offered it in different sizes. I didn’t understand how to determine what size I sho...

984 days ago

how would you taper a large piece of plywood on a table saw? - 19 replies

I need to cut a couple of angles in a large piece of plywood. The wood is 22 X 45. The photo shows one end of the board but the other end will be cut with the same angels. I figure I could use a jigsaw then sand the edges. I was thinking the way I would cut it is with circular saw and a straight edge. A table saw would make a much fin...

992 days ago

Long Miter Joint Spline......What wood to use? - 7 replies

I’m making at TV stand and I’ve miter the corners. The corners are not set to 45 degrees, instead they vary. I’m going to add splines to the joints. I read the splines are suppose to be snug-fitting but isn’t there a problem with expanding and contracting? Will any wood do? ThanksAngela

1000 days ago

Need help in determining the angles I need to cut - 15 replies

I’m designing a stand for my TV. I figure there must be a math formula I could use to determine what angles I need to cut. There are the two side pieces which will be at an angle and the rear side piece will be at an angle with the back piece. I figure that once I can determine the angles, then I can determine the dimension of the front. ...

1181 days ago

Woodworker in the Garage... would you help me out? - 23 replies

Please take the time to help me out. My workshop is in my garage which is approximately, 20 X 18. For some reason it seems like I don’t have any room in the garage but then I look at photos of other shops and they have all the same tools I have but it’s organized in a smaller space. So I must not have the ability to place the tools in the right ...

1187 days ago

Fein Vacuum Owners....Questions.... - 6 replies

Ok I need some input again. I own an older model of the Fein 9-5-13 vacuum. I have trouble locating attachments for it because of its strange size. I currently have it hooked up to a bucket with a cyclone lid. I have the original cloth filter bag that came with it but not the HEPA filter. My questions are: Where can I get attachments? I ...

1189 days ago

How do you remove the dust from a project before you finish it? - 24 replies

I usually use a vacuum then a damp paper towel and last a tack rag. Sometimes I use my air compressor. I was wondering what methods people use to remove dust from the projects before finishing them? Also what method do you use to remove the dust from the sanding between coats? Also do you use a different method for porous woods like wal...

1201 days ago

Dust Collection Ductwork Help - 1 reply

I listed the information I’m looking for first and explain in more detail further below. • If anyone knows of some good websites regarding dust collection and setting up a duct system. I was recently directed to a website by Bill Pentz, which had a lot of good information. • Where have others purchased their ductwork systems? I’ve located ...

1203 days ago

Does someone have a good place to purchase smooth interior flex hose? - 4 replies

I’m starting to build the duct work in my garage and I’ve heard about smooth interior flex hose. I’ve heard it’s out there and it’s expensive but I haven’t located a place to purchased it. I would like it in 5” can anyone recommend a place? I’m in the LA, CA area but don’t mind order over the...

1207 days ago

How to make a raised panel drawer front? - 4 replies

I’m trying to locate information about making a raised panel drawer front. Not Doors, Drawers. I see MLCS has a special router bit called “Mitered Drawer Frame Router Bit ” – This new, smaller sized, 2 flute, carbide tipped bit can be used to make matching profile drawer frames or to make smaller sized doors, usi...

1263 days ago

Maple Butcher Blocks...Where can I buy them? - 12 replies

I’m trying to locate where I can purchase a nice Maple butcher block Top. I only know of two places Grizzly and an online company called the Perfect Plank. Grizzly doesn’t really carry the size I’m looking for, 36” x 30”. I located the perfect plank via an internet search so I don’t know anything about them. I...

1269 days ago

Sander Sitter? - 11 replies

6” sander sitter 5” sander sitter I was wondering about the Sander Sitter. When I did a search it appeared on several forums regarding the most useless tool you purchased or the tool you wish you hadn’t purchased. Under the review section the person really liked it. On Amazon.com 17 people loved it 5 people didn’t. I was wonder...

1273 days ago

Woodworker's in Los Angeles Area - Updated - 1 reply

I’m selling a few of my woodworking items. I have a woodworking website where I posted a lot of photos and information about the items. Brand New Still in Box Biesemeyer fence system with legs and extension table $425 Used Biesemeyer fence system $180 2 new Timber Wolf Bandsaw Blades $5 Used Biesemeyer Blade Guard S...

1319 days ago

Does anyone have a Powermatic with the workbench? - 9 replies

I haven’t been able to locate any reviews on the Powermatic1792016K. It’s has the workbench and vise on the right extension. If you actually own it, I was wondering what you think of it. What are the pros and cons. A lot of times something looks like a good idea but once you try it out there’s little things you don’t like...

1328 days ago

Help with a Grizzly G0478 Table Saw - 5 replies

My table saw seemed out of alignment. I got out my Master plate and dial from front of the blade to back of the blade is off by .01. The manual states: Loosen the trunnion bolts shown in Figure 57. Under Figure 57 it indicates 6 bolts but it also says “not all the trunnion bolts are shown”). Does anyone know how many trunnion bolts this saw h...

1342 days ago

Question... I have an old Biesemeyer Table Saw BladeGuard System - 0 replies

It’s missing the Splitter Assembly but I discovered the complete Splitter assembly can be purchased from Delta for $47.50. I would like to get rid of it and was wondering where you think I should list it. Should I purchase the splitter assembly and sell the whole thing together or sell it as is. I know about Craigslist but wondered if ther...

1344 days ago

After market fence for Grizzly G0478, would a Vega U50 fit? - 5 replies

The saw came with a Shop Fox fence. I’m would like to add extension legs and rails. I would also like a more accurate fence. I’ve read some very positive reviews about the Vega system but I’m unable to tell if it would work on my Grizzly Table Saw. The Vega Utility 50 was designed for contractors saws and smaller cabinet saws....

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