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|1184 days ago||
Just curious what is your take on these? Thing is, it reminds me of a grizzly with some extra bells and whistles and I doubt they are made in the USA, not that anyone is claiming that. I this is the model I am looking at. http://www.olivermachinery.net/index.php?node=machines&type_id=5&model=4016 From prices I have been quote it seems l...
|1480 days ago||
Why Not Ash? - 9 replies
I am planning my dream workbench, reading books, planning ahead, pricing lumber. Almost all benches I have seen use maple tops… Even Sugar Maple is not inexpensive, and around me several suppliers have 8/4 Ash at half the price of maple. Is there any reason I should not use Ash I have not thought of? Dave M
|1503 days ago||
What's the deal with granite tops? - 23 replies
I am half looking for a new table saw. While I am leaning towards a Sawstop contractor saw I am seeing more and more saws, jointers, and planers with granite tops. I really don’t see any advantage to it. I’d be very worried that if i dropped something on it I would crack it, while Cast Iron would dent and ding long before a crack. Bu...
|1563 days ago||
Anyone Using Endmills in Their Router? - 13 replies
Well I need to cut a bunch of deep large mortises in my upcoming workbench project. I have been experimenting with some methods because don’t want to invest in a hollow chisel mortiser right now. Chomping out a 3/4X2-1/2×1 to 1-1/2 inch deep mortise by hand is not going to work, even when drilling out the bulk of the wood I am not ha...
|1582 days ago||
Reminder, Hand Tools Can Hurt You Too - 4 replies
I needed a reminder tonight and scraped my very sharp dovetail saw across my hand. Long but shallow cut. I bandaged it up and will be fine by tomorrow but sometimes we all need a hand tool warning. Last week I saw some one slice a finger open on a marking knife enough to need stitches. My father took off the tip of a finger with a chisel. An eng...
|1583 days ago||
I have been planning on building a small workbench to supplement the very large bench I have in my workshop. My current bench is a massive 8ft long but lacks dog holes and no practical way to mount an end vise. I was planning something along the lines of 24”x60” with a front and end vise. Then I got a flyer from woodcraft in the mail with thi...
|1598 days ago||
Reflatten a Stanley Transitional Plane? - 9 replies
I picked up a really nice condition Stanley #33 Transitional Jointer. Problem is while it has been nicely taken care of it also has a concave shape to the wooden sole from jointing many narrow boards in it’s life time. I have flattened and lapped the sole of a few all metal bench planes, but am a bit worried about doing this one a wooden s...
|1600 days ago||
Hello, I am a new member. - 10 replies
I just wanted to saw hello. I have been reading posts here for a few weeks and just joined. Thank you all for making this a great source of knowledge, and I hope to learn more from all of you. I posted a longer about me blog for any one interested. Take care Dave M