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01-12-2014 09:10 PM

Video: Easy, Quick, Strong Drawer Construction - 18 replies

DISCLAIMER: I hope nobody get’s bent out of shape here. This isn’t an attack at any other drawer joinery. There are hundreds of quality options for making drawers. This is a short video showing my preferred method of making drawers. It’s fast, easy, and pretty strong. I have been making nearly all of my drawers this way for ...

04-20-2013 02:04 AM

Table saw motor problems...capacitor? - 7 replies

I have had this saw for less than 6 months and have had my fair share of complaints. Now, on a Friday when I have an entire weekend of shop time planned the saw acts up. I was ripping some pine 3/4 plywood when it just stopped mid cut. I noticed the built in breaker was tripped so I reset it and tried it again. It spins slowly for a couple revol...

03-31-2013 09:59 PM

Halflap blanket chest. Panel ideas - 6 replies

Hello all.I have been building the same repetitive pocket hole blanket chest for a few years now. I’m honestly getting tired of using pocket hole screws and have been switching to halflap joints a lot lately. I find them to be as fast if not faster to cut and construct compared to a pocket hole joint. They are also proven to be one of the ...

02-24-2013 03:27 PM

Drill press spins in reverse...not a happy camper :( - 28 replies

I finally found a decent used drill press at a decent price yesterday. Tested it one time yesterday with a 1-3/8” forstner bit and it worked fine. I went into the shop this morning and now its spinning in reverse. It takes at least 3 cycles of Off/On to get it to spin correctly. I have never seen this before. I sent the guy an email and ha...

02-21-2013 11:41 PM

Tired of wobbly drill presses. $200 in pocket for new one - 15 replies

I have $200 of profit allocated for a drill press. Not a penny more. I keep my shop money separate from household money. I’m not looking for a monster press for metal. Just a few things im looking for in the order of importance 1 SPINS TRUE2 enough power for a decent size forestner bit3 decent amount of throat depth Everything else d...

02-20-2013 05:53 AM

PW is giving away 6k in woodworking tools! - 10 replies

Popular Woodworking is giving away $6000 worth of woodworking tools in a workshop makeover giveaway. Click on this link to be taken to the entry form. No purchase necessary. You will be provided with a link that you can share to others. For every submission that is entered via your link you get 3 more chances to win. EVERYONE ON LUMBERJOCKS SHOU...

02-19-2013 05:07 PM

Help design my TS dust collection. - 2 replies

I just purchased a dust collector and am in the stages of hooking everything up. My main concern is the table saw. I have a PCB20TS Porter-Cable table saw. The blade is roughly 75% enclosed with a dust shroud that ejects the dust out the back via a shop-vac sized tube. The vast majority of the dust is ejected out of this tube even without dust c...

02-15-2013 08:02 PM

Thinking about getting 2HP HF dust collector. - 23 replies

So after reading a ton of info on this DC I believe I am getting one this weekend. Just wondering if anyone can chime in here. I want to run the exhaust right out the window. I do not want to deal with adding an expensive filter, nor do I want to breathe the dust that blows by the stock bag filter. I also do not want to blow everything outside, ...

01-22-2013 06:18 AM

The Best and Easiest Way to Finish Pine - 28 replies

Sorry to those who have already seen this in my blog. I should have posted here from the beginning as this is the finishing forum. In my opinion this is the best and easiest way to finish pine projects. This isn’t the greatest demonstration but hopefully I was able to show how easy it is to finish pine. The product I am using is Zinsser...

12-16-2012 05:36 AM

This craigslist find or a new Bosh 2-1/4hp router? - 9 replies

Too late tonight, going to call him in the morning to see if he still has it. What would you choose, this shaper or this new router and make a router table?

12-15-2012 08:19 PM

Help me not take advantage and to not be taken advantage - b/f prices - 6 replies

I stumbled upon a guy who has a bunch of various woods and wants them gone. Oak, pecan, and cedar. I asked for a board foot price. He said he had no idea how to figure that out or how to price it fairly. I can get him on board with figuring out board feet. Having never purchased hardwoods before, what prices would it be fair for me to offer per ...

12-07-2012 02:01 AM

Crazy sander idea... - 20 replies

I have been wanting to make a disk sander for a while now but cant track down a decent motor. I was thinking, which also breeds danger, about using some old tools I had laying around. I happen to have 4 circular saws and only use one. What about mounting one upside down on a board, making a 90* table for it, putting a metal cutoff blade on it fo...

12-04-2012 01:39 AM

First cutting board - Take me to school! - 8 replies

So I just got my Dewalt 735 and am dying to throw some wood through it. I also had to demo a kitchen today for a remodel and salvaged a boat load of poplar from the face frames. I was thinking of reclaiming it to make a simple cutting board for my first hardwood project. I need some do’s and don’ts on cutting boards. Minimal/optimal ...

12-02-2012 03:45 AM

Christmas, $25 limit...what would you ask for? - 27 replies

Having a $25 limit. What would you buy yourself for christmas? I can think of a million items…need some other opinions. What would you get yourself? :)

11-29-2012 04:59 AM

What would you do? - 30 replies

Here is my position. I have been trying to build my shop without taking any money from my household income. The past 2 months have been great for me. I came across a company that ended up spending a lot of money my way. So far this one job has allowed me to buy a $600 table saw, 8 36”-48” clamps, a benchtop drill press, and a scroll ...

11-02-2012 11:59 AM

Cabot Solid Color Acrylic Deck Stain - 2 replies

Has anyone here used this as a base coat under lacquer for coloring indoor furniture? My local Lowes has some on sale for just under $20 a gallon.

10-06-2012 03:54 PM

Thinning Amber Shellac With... - 6 replies

OK, so as you can see from the majority of my projects I mainly work with pine and have a great Amber Shellac finishing method. I cut the can 50/50 with Denatured Alchahol before I apply. I have read over and over that cleaning with ammonia is just as effective as DA. So if thats the case, could I thin with ammonia? Ammonia is $1 for 64oz here. ...

10-03-2012 10:14 PM

White Paint Recomendations for Gravity Fed Gun - 7 replies

I have a need to spray paint on a coming project. I’m looking for good paint recomendations for a gravity fed spray gun. I happened to have some white MasterHide latex paint that I tried. Too thick from the can, wouldn’t even spray. Thinned it 50/50 with water and it still seemed too thick. The largest gun needle I have is a 1.4mm. C...

09-28-2012 04:10 AM

New to spraying finish. (waterborne/waterbased) - 17 replies

Hello,New sprayer here. I bought a $65 Campbell Hausfeld gravity fed 2 gun kit from Wal-Mart recently and so far have completed 2 projects with great results. I want to stay in the water based product line as I do not like the idea of buying chemicals to clean up when water is abundant. My first spray job was completed with Minwax Polycrylic. It...


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