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563 days ago

panel thickness for shaker doors - 7 replies

well, i’m making some upper cabinets for mother in law, and staying cheep using left over plywood for the doors. i was goin shaker style for the doors but using 3/4 luan for rails and stiles. probably 3 in wide. but was wondering if i use 1/2 in ply for the panels. would rabbeting the 3/4 frames for the 1/2 in be too much? if they were for...

578 days ago

shop vac thein separator - 10 replies

looking for some help. i have a 6.5 hp shop vac i use for dust collection goin through the thein separator on top of 2 five gallon bucket i put together but the buckets imploded. so i’m about to make one for a metal trash can. since the shop vac is 2 1/2 in. hose, would it be a bad idea to use 4 in. pipe for the elbow and center pipe on th...

893 days ago

Filling some gaps in miters? - 7 replies

Need some help on sloppiness! What’s the best way to fill the cracks on a not so perfect miter? I made a table top and put a 5” wide border around a not so perfect square… Couple of the miters have maybe a 1/16 gap at the corner and would just fill it with filler but was wondering if it would eventually crack after time? IR...

919 days ago

Bosch 1617 fixed base - 6 replies

Got an annoying problem. I got the Bosch 1617 combo and use the fixed base under my table. It’s a real pain to use the fine depth adjustment. For both above and below is the same, a pain. I can get maybe a half a turn or so either way and then it gets hard and I have to wiggle the motor to loosen up what ever it’s binding on. If I do...

920 days ago

Layout, cutlist, plans software - 4 replies

Hey there fellas! Was wondering if anyone uses layout software? Seems it would save alot of time and wood. I usually stare at a sheet for a while tryin to find the least amount of cut off. Seen a few programs but they’re not cheap at all. Any info on cheap ones or even free ones would be appreciated!

937 days ago

12 in scms blade wobble? - 6 replies

Hello fellas! I got a 12 in crftsmn scms that wobbles a little much. Thought it was the crap blade it came with so swapped it with a Forrest chopmaster. Assuming the Forrest isn’t bent, the saw wobbles. It’s a 5/8 arbor but with a 1 in adapter washer type that goes in the blade. Anyone have any ideas on what to try and fix this probl...

955 days ago

12" full kerf scms blade - 5 replies

Anyone let me know what a good blade for my craftsman 12” scms besides a Forrest. Looked at Freud but I don’t want a thin kerf. Don’t realty want to spend 130 for the Forrest. I’m startin to do alot of facing work and trim. I know you guys have gone rounds on this subject probably but any feedback would be appreciated. Lo...


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