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651 days ago

Checking for the alignment problem - 11 replies

I recently took the plunge on the Craftsman 21883 table saw. I’m hoping I got one of the good ones. Can anyone give me a description of how to check for the alignment problem? I want to check for it before I completely assemble the saw in case I need to take it back. Thanks all.

697 days ago

Restoring a Tiger Maple table top. - 7 replies

I recently moved and have some damage on my Tiger maple table top. There are a couple of cross grain dents. I don’t want to refinish the whole top because the table is very large. Any tips for maybe swelling the dents back out? Or any tricks at all will be greatly appreciated.

859 days ago

Varnish over BLO - 6 replies

Has anyone ever used rubbing varnish over blo? I just put blo over a yellow die stain to tone it down. I got the color I was looking for but I’d like to have a little more lustre. Should I build up more layers of blo or can I use a rubbing varnish?

868 days ago

Cracked Stone - 14 replies

Hey girls and boys, I need some advice on a cracked sharpening wheel on my Delta wet/dry model 23-700. It seems the 2”x10” dia. aluminum oxide stone has developed a radial crack all the way to the center. I’m not sure how or why it happened. This stone is the slow moving wet stone. Now when I go to put an edge on anything it...

876 days ago

Charles Buck Chisels - 5 replies

I found these two chisels in an antique shop for a couple of bucks each. They are marked Charles Buck. One says cast steel. One is a socket type and has leather shock washers on the handle. Anybody know anything about them?

892 days ago

Craftsman vs. Rigid - 26 replies

O.K so I know this is a widely talked about issue but can anyone tell me why the Rigid R4512 does not have the same alignment issues as the obviously same manufactured Craftsman 21833 ? I,m looking for a new table saw in this catagory, and don’t want to pay shipping so HD or Sears is an easy pickup for me.

900 days ago

Tamarac/Larch - 6 replies

Has anyone ever used Tamarac/Larch for anything?

917 days ago

Back Walnut, Log to Lumber - 17 replies

I posted this on my blog but didn’t get to many tips or pointers, so I decided to try it again here. Finally got to slicing up that blown over Black Walnut tree in my neighbor’s yard. Thought I’d start with the smaller limbs since this was my first attempt at a log. First I used a draw knife to shave off e...

931 days ago

Tapered Half Dovetail Joint - 6 replies

What is a tapered half dovetail joint and how is it made and used?

935 days ago

smaller versions - 13 replies

I asked this question once before and didn’t seem to get much response. I tried to research it on the forums and still had no luck. I’m thinking of making scaled down versions of furniture and I’m not sure how to deal with the plans. Can anyone help?

942 days ago

Scaling down - 2 replies

Can anyone give me some advice on scaling down furniture plans to make smaller versions? I’m thinking of making a bombay chest jewelry box. Do you just take the dimensions and percent them or is there some kind of ratio involved? Thanks for any input.

945 days ago

figured maple - 2 replies

Can anyone help me pick a glazing stain? I want to give some aged look to a maple period piece that I’m dyeing with lockwoods maple honeytone.

949 days ago

Dogwood - 10 replies

Anybody ever use dogwood for anything? I sliced one up from my daughters back yard and it looks prtty white and pretty hard.

966 days ago

Mortising Chisel sets - 3 replies

Is it possible or practical to buy just the drill bit for a mortising chisel? I came across a few chisels that have no bit.

966 days ago

Black Walnut Tree - 5 replies

OK guys, I have access to a large black walnut tree that was blown over in a micro burst 2 summers ago.Roots still in the ground. Its maybe 3ft. diameter at the base. Any advise on cutting this thing up?

972 days ago

sharpening scrapers - 10 replies

Has anybody ever used a knife sharpening steel as a burnisher for scrapers?

979 days ago

m0tor capacitors - 1 reply

So I have a 2HP 120/240 motor from a dust collector that has a blown starting capacitor that was oil filled. 125V 200mf. If I run the motor at 240v do I change the start cap. to a 240V?

992 days ago

band saw upgrade - 12 replies

I recently bought a 14” band saw labled pioneer. Am trying to upgrade it to multi speed. Can anyone advise me on the step pulley I should put on the motor to get the most usable speeds for resawing? The lower wheel has a 6” pulley on it.

992 days ago

band saw upgrade - 1 reply

I recently bought a 14” band saw labled pioneer. Am trying to upgrade it to multi speed. Can anyone advise me on the step pulley I should put on the motor to get the most usable speeds for resawing? The lower wheel has a 6” pulley on it.

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