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05-06-2018 03:26 PM

Are mortising machines worth it? - 17 replies

I usually cut mortises by drilling them with my drill press then I clean the up with a chisel, this works well but is time consuming. Those of you that have mortising machines are they worth having and if so is there enough difference to get the heavier duty machine like the Powermatic 719?

05-06-2018 02:26 PM

Router table kickback - 9 replies

I was trying to make a 3/4” deep stopped dado in the side of a 14” long piece of cherry. I made the first pass 3/8” deep and then turned the piece around to center it and when I started the cut it pulled the piece out of my hand, broke the 1/4” spiral bit off and threw it across the shop. I was using the fence and a push stick, I think what happ...

01-03-2016 05:08 PM

Is a mortiser worth it - 15 replies

I was reading a post about which mortiser to buy and I have a question and didn’t want to hijack the other post. I incorporate mortise and tenons in almost all of my furniture, I usually drill the mortises out with a drill press then clean them up with a chisel. For those of you that have purchased mortisers, do you think it is worth the c...

12-29-2015 05:29 PM

Zero clearance Insert for Laguna 14-12 - 1 reply

Has anyone here made a zero clearance insert for the Laguna 14-12 bandsaw. I was cutting some tenons with mine the other day and the pieces that I was cutting off kept falling through the opening by the blade. If you have could you post pictures? I think they have a wide opening for clearance when tilting the table but I almost never do that.Tha...

12-29-2015 05:25 PM

Should the blade tension on a bandsaw be released when not in use. - 58 replies

I recently bought a Lagune 14-12 bandsaw. It has the tension release handle and the manual say’s to release it when you are not going to use it overnight which will make the saw and blade last longer. Do you release the tension on the blade when not in use? I forgot to retension it the other day and it sounded different but I was surprised...

12-22-2015 02:30 PM

Crossgrain trim installation - 5 replies

I am building a couple of Cherry Dressers, the top and sides are solid Cherry. There is a piece of trim right under the top where the top is attached, how do you fasten the trim to the sides/top so they can still expand or contract with humidity changes. ThanksMike

11-07-2015 06:44 PM

Bandsaw Blade Brake - 4 replies

I am looking at buying a new Laguna 14-12 bandsaw. I just saw the new Laguna 14bx bandsaw that has a blade brake on it. I have seen the blade brakes in the past and I am just curious if those of you that have them find it useful and worth the extra cost. I currently have an old Rockwell 14” bandsaw that I have had for years and I just turn...

09-09-2015 01:00 PM

Solid wood or plywood? - 13 replies

Hi all, I am going to build a couple of dressers out of Cherry, they will have solid sides not frame and panel. The question I have is what would be best, solid wood or plywood. I have always preferred solid wood and I am looking to build heirloom quality dressers. I don’t like plywood as well because of the thin veneer and I will accoun...

04-12-2015 05:27 PM

Padded Rocking Chair - 2 replies

I am looking at designing and building a padded rocking chair like the one pictured below. The problem that I have is that I don’t know how to do the padded seat and back. I have built rocking and dining room chairs with curved backs and padded seats but the backs are not as comfortable as I would like and the seats get hard after awhile. ...

10-03-2014 12:44 PM

What is your favorite router and lift - 46 replies

I am getting ready to build a router table and I am lookng at routers and lifts. Which router and router lift do you like and why? Also, is there a reason besides price that I would want to go with a smaller router?ThanksMike

01-02-2014 05:17 AM

Table saw accident statistics - 30 replies

I was reading through the posts about Sawstop vs Gripper and someone had the government stats on injuries. The following sentence made me wonder why so many of the accidents happened while they were using cabinet saws. Any ideas, I would think that there should be a lot more contractor saws out than cabinet saws? “A fixed cabinet saw wa...

06-01-2013 04:26 PM

What's happening in your shop weekend of June 1st - 60 replies

It was interesting last time I posted this so I thought I would start it again. I’m out camping so nothing is happening in my shop this weekend, the piece I’m working on will be done next week though. Here’s my view for the weekend.Mike

05-05-2013 12:40 AM

What is going on in your shop weekend of May 4th - 26 replies

Another forum I belong to has this going most weekends so I thought I would try and start it here. I have been working on this cherry cabinet for awhile. This weekend I think I will be just about done with the woodwork, I need to add another hinge to the left door and finish fitting the doors. The weather here in Southern Oregon is so nice thoug...

04-14-2013 02:49 AM

Cabinet door hinges - 3 replies

I have two cabinet doors that I need to order some hinges and pulls for. They measure about 37” high by 16” wide with 1.5” x .75” frames with glass inserts. I am thinking about some hinges that will be mortised in, does anyone know what size hinges I would need to support the doors? I’m thinking 2 hinges per door b...

03-10-2013 03:57 PM

What tablesaw do you have - 91 replies

There always seems to be a lot of talk about tablesaws so I am curious what tablesaws people have in their shops. Are you happy with it, how much hp, type of fence etc.. I’ll start it off, I have a 1970’s Craftsman contractor saw that I built a cabinet for and attach my dust collector to which works great. It is 14 amps which is what...

02-02-2013 04:26 PM

Slow setting glue - 9 replies

I have a rather large piece of furniture I’ve been building. I need to glue it and there are a lot of joints, what slow setting glue do you like and what is considered slow setting?Mike

12-24-2012 04:31 AM

How do you like your 1.75 Hp sawstop - 12 replies

I am looking at buying the 1.75hp sawstop cabinet saw. My question is for those of you that own this saw is are you happy with the power and given the chance would you rather have the 3hp. If it is not enough power what is it that you cut that is too much for this saw. I am making furniture and misc. smaller projects usually 4/4 or smaller but o...

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