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05-30-2017 02:39 PM

Roundover on beveled edge - 2 replies

I like to use roundover bits with a router because they are quick and give a uniform edge. Recently I had a project where the top is beveled about 7 degrees. Using the router in the usual way will produce an asymmetrical roundover. Is this a case where I should just turn to a block plane and sanding blocks to get the result I want? Or is there ...

05-15-2017 05:49 PM

Adhesive and backer for art tile framing - 4 replies

I am building a frame for an 8×8 art tile that is about 3/8 thick… so it’s heavy (Motawi Tile Works, some may know it). What kind of adhesive would be suitable for this? Also, what would you recommend for a backer board – plywood? hardboard? TIA

03-20-2017 01:52 PM

Pre finish dovetail drawer fronts/sides? - 5 replies

I’m building a dresser with QSWO drawer fronts and poplar sides, which will be constructed with half-blind dovetails cut on my PC jig. The poplar I’ve selected has a good even white tone. I’d like to keep the sides that way while using dye and stain to get the drawer fronts to a Mission brown finish. Fronts and sides will ge...

11-10-2016 12:12 AM

Dehumidifer recalls - fire hazard - 0 replies

I know many Jocks run dehumidifiers in their shops. This recall covers many dehumidifiers sold between 2003 and 2013 at Lowes, Menards, etc. There have been 38 reports of smoke and fire and over $4.8 million in property damage. Simple thing to do is go here where you can enter the make, model and serial number of your dehumidifier to see i...

09-27-2016 07:22 PM

Live free or die auction and flea market - 0 replies

For those in the Northeast who do NOT know about it, the Live Free or Die tool auctions are held in Nashua, NH in April and September. The auctions, by Martin J Donnely, take place inside the Nashua Holiday Inn but the real action is outside in the parking lot where there is a great flea market. I’ve gone in past years but had heard the...

07-14-2016 11:01 AM

Delta DJ-20 cutterhead guard adjustment - 5 replies

I just acquired a used Delta DJ-20 37-350 model jointer off CL. When trying it out I noticed the cutterhead guard had poor spring action and am now trying to correct that. I checked a few posts including this one and both there and in the Delta manual it refers to a flat part in the “post” against which you should tighten the set ...

05-05-2016 02:25 PM

Blast gate placement - 1 reply

I just bought the Laguna 1.5HP cyclone with two inlets. I picked up a “4 metal blast gate (Woodstock) thinking I could put it right on the inlet port and then attach my hose, but the blast gate is the same diameter as the port. Do I: 1. Run a short hose from the DC inlet to the blast gate and then connect my main hose? 2. Find a fit...

10-02-2015 10:09 PM

Rout? insert for drop in cutting board - 1 reply

i have a 1-1/2” table top for an outdoor grill cart and a 3/4” piece of granite I want to drop in the top, even with the front edge of the table top. How would you excavate the top? The granite piece is 18×18 and the top is 24” wide. My iniitial thought was to use a big forstner to hog out as much as I can to within a ...

01-30-2015 05:40 PM

Off center mortises - 2 replies

I’m building a bbq cart for my Big Green Egg. Legs will be 4×4 and rails/aprons 2×4 – cedar. 1. I’m planning to mortise in the rails but have them flush with the outside face of the legs. Will that be as structurally sound as setting the rails back closer to the middle of the legs? 2. Should I go a full 2” ...

11-17-2014 01:47 PM

Fine woodworking with Scott Phillips - 33 replies

I struggle to understand this guy’s goal with his show. In an earlier segment he discussed and demonstrated how different hand planes can be used to prepare the surface of some reclaimed walnut boards. Good info right? Then he proceeds to pocket hole them to death. Here he’s attaching the apron of a side table to the leg and top. Th...

10-01-2014 12:15 PM

Round tenon on 2x4 fence rail - without turning - 9 replies

I’m replacing the rails and pickets on a cedar fence – but keeping the original posts in place. The rails are dimensional 2×4 with round tenons that go into the posts. I’ve seen the jig used to do this on square stock but am wondering how I might do this on rectangular stock.

09-20-2014 07:46 PM

FS: SawStop 36" extension table (Norton, MA) - 1 reply

This came with my PCS but I adapted my old insert which holds my router. Still in box, never installed. Can’t ship but first reasonable offer accepted.

03-12-2014 04:40 PM

Mirror frame - how deep to recess from front face? - 1 reply

Any thoughts on how close to the the surface of a frame a mirror should be set? I’m framing a large (6’ x 2’) mirror to lean against a wall. I have some nice 5” QSWO that I can plane to a full 1-1/8” thick. If I rabbet the back 1/2” that would mean the mirror would be recessed from the front face 5/8”...

03-05-2014 01:13 PM

Burl poaching - 2 replies

This is disturbing if woodworkers are knowingly feeding the demand for this.

02-10-2014 01:30 PM

When to dial down speed on VS ROS? - 5 replies

When is it recommended to dial down the speed on an ROS? I can see the value if you are trying to remove epoxy or something you don’t want to melt but ff you are doing routine sanding to 220 to get ready for finishing is there any reason not to run at close to full speed?

11-05-2013 09:22 PM

MDF panels - 1 reply

I’m doing a frame and panel wainscoting project in my dining room. The frames are built already using poplar. Before applying them to the wall I sanded them down to 220 and sprayed them with B-I-N shellac-base primer using my HVLP. Then sanded them to a nice smooth surface. I’m planning to use a good quality acrylic interior s...

10-24-2013 12:45 PM

"Radio Alarm Saw" for sale - 15 replies

Must be a story behind this right?

04-02-2013 02:11 PM

Greenville SC visit - local woodworking resources? - 1 reply

I have an off day in Greenville next week. Any local woodworking resources I should check out? Stores… galleries… museums…

04-30-2012 06:52 PM

upgrade hollow chisel mortiser chisels - 1 reply

I’ve just started using my new Delta 1/2 hp hollow chisel mortiser. I’ve gone through and tuned it a la Wood Whisperer and sharpened and honed my chisels on both the outside and inside (using the LV cone sharpeners). It’s mortising a lot better than when I tried it out of the box, but I’m still not all that happy with the...

03-28-2012 10:00 PM

spring/miter clamp and plier sets - 0 replies

I’m going to be doing some wainscotting and crown work and want to pick up a set of spring / miter clamps, the kind that come with a set of pliers to spread them. I see this set Peachtree for $49.99 but then there’s the Ulmia set at $205, which looks like the gold standard. Has anyone had experience with the Peachtree or other ...

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