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|70 days ago||
Truly Sliding Sliding Dovetails - 10 replies
So I am doing some prototyping for christmas gifts this year. The plan is to have a wall mounted bottle opener with a cap-catch. Ultimately there will be beveled edges and routed profiles on nice finished hardwood and all that stuff, but for now I am playing around with pine and plywood to get the design just so before I start producing them. ...
|77 days ago||
1 1/8" Groove Cut Jig- Need advice - 10 replies
I am working on a new router table top made out of 3/4 phenolic faced ply, which is going to be so much nicer than my current plywood tabletop. I’m also adding in t-track and, pertinent to this post, a mitre channel. For the mitre channel I need a 1 1/8” wide groove. Lucky for me I just purchased a new dado set (my first!) and fig...
|109 days ago||
So I’ve had this bench top shop made router table for a couple months now, and I really do like it. The problem I’ve run into is that now I am getting more diligent about dust collection, using the dust deputy (which I love). The dust port on the back of the fence works well only if I am doing a through cut and don’t totall...
|140 days ago||
Hey! So I purchased some used kitchen cabinets to add into my garage workshop, which has already been a great boon for my organization/sanity. They aren’t intended to be my primary workspace for woodworking- I have an assembly table and a workbench, but they will be used for storage, tinkering, setting glue ups, etc. I’m also plannin...
|153 days ago||
Planers, jointers, sanders... oh my! - 15 replies
Hey everyone! So I recently came into some money for my birthday and I have acquired some new and desperately needed tools for my garage shop, like a drill press, block plane, etc. What I’m finding now is that I’ve gotten into some more projects where I find myself needing to adjust the thickness of my stock, say down to 1/4 or 3/8 f...
|171 days ago||
Coffee table build: corner/center bracing - 3 replies
So I’m partway into this coffee table and looking for a little structural advice. The aprons connect to the leg with mortise and tenons (but haven’t been glued yet). The first question is if I need some corner bracing like a piece cut at a 45 in each corner (and if so how to connect that to the aprons). The second question is about a...
|174 days ago||
Case of the Mystery Hand Plane - 8 replies
Trying to figure out what I’ve got on my hands here. I got this from my dads garage where it has been buried for years untold. Notably it is stamped “made in usa”, and features a “4 way blade” (square blade sharpened on all sides- presumably to rotate?). Is this just a piece of knock off junk that happens to be twen...
|192 days ago||
Clamping Coffee Table Trim - 6 replies
Hello! This is my first post on lumberjocks and I’m excited to be a new member. I’m an amateur woodworker with a garage shop in Bowie MD, so some of my parlance may not be quite as sophisticated or precise, and I hope you can forgive that! I am building a hardwood coffee table for a friend, and have a clamping question. The table ...