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878 days ago

Back Issues - 3 replies

Does anyone have or can help me? I’m looking for the June/July 2011 issue of Handy Man Club of America Magaizine? Thanks Jim

1275 days ago

table saw top - 8 replies

Hello I see projects like miter sleds what on this site all the time. Has anyone here ever just built a whole new top for their table Saw. I have one with non-standard miter slots. I like the saw even thou it is small and loud. I have so far put it on a mobile base with casters and small extension wings on both sides a wixey display. I have a...

1426 days ago

double sided tape? - 4 replies

I have the wixey digital readout for my table saw. I really like their products. last week i brushed the track and pulled off a piece of the green sensor is there anything out there other than double sided tape that i could use to reattach the sensor strip to its track? I also want to thank all the lumberjocks out there that keep answering my...

1435 days ago

router table fence - 1 reply

Morning Everyone I have an incra LS17 fence incra mag-lock plate and a Ridgid router. I’m trying to make a rabbit using a 3/8 rabbit bit with a guide bearing. Should the best thing to do is make a fence out of scrape wood to attach to the incra fence? The gap in the incra fence is to small for the bit i’m using. Which way do i ...

1456 days ago

router collets - 7 replies

Hi everyone Has anybody used a router bit collet extension yet? I think it sounds like a good idea but worry about it comming loose during operation of the router. I have a ridgid router but with this MCLS extension I can change bits without removing the router and gain more above the table height too. Any thoughts please? Jim K.

1468 days ago

screws or bolts - 3 replies

Hi all I’m going to add an incra jig to my router table that has mdf covered malamine. What do i use screws or bolts? If i use screws what kind would everyone think would be best to use? Thanks Jim K.

1612 days ago

rigid router - 3 replies

Hi I have a new rigid router 2 1/4 hp. I noticed the base has a flat side but the clear plastic sub base does not have a flat spot to match, Will I affect the performance if I sand the sub base to match the base? This is my first router. What would the correct speed for 3/4 pine? Jim K.

1619 days ago

luan plywood - 5 replies

Help I need some tips on cutting luan plywood without lots of chips?Would it be helpful to turn the piece upside down I have the good side up? Thanks Jim K.

1635 days ago

math - 7 replies

Hi All I’m trying to build two doors the span is 25 5/8. The mid point is 12 13/16? I’m using 1×4. The two sides of 1 half of the door are 7” in total width of the door. The width of the rail should be 5 13 /16 right? Second question in the center I want to use 1/4” Luan ply. How deep should the groove in my ra...

1649 days ago

sanders - 5 replies

hi I won at the blackjack tables. What could i get the most out of a Belt/disc sander or a spindle sander (ridgid spindle edge sander) any thoughts? Jim

1651 days ago

Bessey 3/4 pipe clamp - 9 replies

Hi I got 4 Bessey pipe clamps 1 is a 1/2 inch while the other 3 are 3/4 inch. After buying the black pipe for the clamps and putting them on. I’m having trouble opening and closing them. They seem to want to hang up not so much when closing but opening them is a 2 handed struggle. I oiled them and even went so far as sanding the black c...

1707 days ago

router table and table saw fence - 5 replies

Hi all I have a small table saw and don’t like the cheap fence that came with it. Al ready replaced the miter gauge with an incra model found on ebay. I want to replace the fence as well. In looking at incra model ts-ls fence with 32 inch rails. My table saw only measures 17.5” front to back. I either have to cut it almost in half...

1728 days ago

warped wood - 11 replies

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Tis the season. Having watched the parade and before I sat down to read the paper. Taking an hour or two in my shed trying to piece together another attempt at a mitered corned small box. The front and back are the same size as the left and right or too. when i started to dry fit them I found they would not line up....

1742 days ago

router tables? - 7 replies

Hi All First of all. I have to confess this site is addictive i find my self looking around here at night looking at the projects asking a few questions. Learning? There are so many people here sharing knowledge. I’ve been looking at different router tables. My question to any body out there is. If I buy a table/top with mdf. Do i ha...

1745 days ago

grizzly or shop fox - 3 replies

Hi First don’t get me wrong i like this dp model T20833 it was in the grizzly catalog. When i got it found out it was from shop fox i didn’t care had it 2 months used it a few times works great. My question is are shop fox and grizzly the same? I posted a question a week or so back about wolfcraft router tables. 6155 router cen...

1752 days ago

toolcraft - 1 reply

found A toolcraft 4” jointer on e-bay. Has anyone ever used this brand before? They went out of business in 1984. I got it for right around 100 bucks including shipping old owner said the blades need to be sharpened? How does a person go about doing this? Do i just look around for new blades? Just got started in woodworking and my dad has ...

1754 days ago

wolfcraft products - 7 replies

has anyone tried or is using products by wolfcraft? I have there doweling jig and today i purchased a pockethole jig from wolfcraft as well. I like the doweling jig thought it was cumbersome at first but I’m ok with it now. They have a couple of router tables i was looking at them today at menards any feedback on the router tables? Also...

1758 days ago

dowels or rabbits - 2 replies

Hello out there. New to woodworking. my first project is a birdhouse. Mine is going to have a sliding floor so it can be cleaned out easier. Forming the box shape should i just glue it together rabbit joints or dowels? I found the miller dowel pins at rockler. Has anyone used this how did you like it? Jim

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