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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 ...

02-13-2012 02:30 PM

What size router to use with dovetail jig - 6 replies

What size router is recommended for use with a dovetail jig? I don’t have a jig yet but just got the Dewalt 1.25 hp router – it feels good in the hand so wondered about using it for dovetails. Is it better to go with a beefier router?

07-31-2011 07:06 PM

3hp+ router with above table bit change - 8 replies

I stood on the sidelines while the Triton came and went. Now I’m kicking myself for not biting the bullet on the last Freud that was 50% off at Woodcraft. Called today and it was gone. Are there any 3hp+ routers out there with above table bit change worth considering?

05-23-2011 04:17 PM

Framing large mirror 4' x 3' - 3 replies

Looking for tips on framing a large 48” x 36” bedroom mirror. I’ve not taken it off the wall but assume it is heavy, maybe 40 lbs. Here are my thoughts: 1. Half laps for the joints pinned with accenting dowel for strength and simplicity (vs mitering). 2. Mirror rabbetted into the back of the frame with room for either a) ...

03-28-2011 04:41 PM

intoxicated woodworking - 1 reply

Police Log: Drug Arrests, Woodworking Mishap This edition of the police log includes a motor vehicle stop that led to three people facing drug charges, and a self-inflicted stab wound apparently stemming from intoxicated woodworking. Sunday, March 27 12:12 a.m.: Police investigated after fire rescue crews took an intoxicated man to Milf...

03-08-2011 08:59 PM

Colorado blue pine - how widely available? - 9 replies

I’ve been intrigued by the projects posted by RockyBlue and others using “beetle killed” Colorado pine. If you don’t know, millions of acres of pine in Colorado and other western states have been killed by a pine beetle blight. A fungus carried by the beetle stains the wood with a blue streak. The State of Colorado is al...

02-06-2011 05:04 PM

Hotdog handle for Stanley low angle jack plane - 2 replies

Does anyone know if the hotdog handle that L-N sells for their low angle jack plane will fit the newer Stanley Sweetheart 62 model sold at Woodcraft? The L-N one seems pricey at $60. I did post a WTB notice in the trade/swap forum in case someone is turning these out. Unfortunately I do not have access to a lathe. -Jeff

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