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12-02-2015 01:03 AM

Band Saw Dovetail challenges - 27 replies

I’ve been trying to cut dovetails. My plan has been to start with band saw and maybe table saw methods and then move onto a hand saw. I may post elsewhere on the Disston & Sons 8” saw I got from a flea market that turns out to be from the 1880s. I am going to send it to be sharpened soon. My band saw dovetails are not turning ...

10-08-2015 07:51 PM

Buffalo Jointer Problems - 8 replies

Hi everyone, I have an older Buffalo 6” Jointer (see attached pictures). Recently it started to give some trouble when flattening or straightening a board. As I push wood through from the infeed to outfeed table it seems that a few inches of material is removed and then nothing, and then maybe a few inches at the back of the board. T...

03-26-2015 12:41 PM

Domino 500 strong enough for settle/bench rails? - 6 replies

I am in the process of making a mission style settle/bench for outdoor use. The sides will have the traditional through mortise and tenon joinery, but I am thinking about using dominos for the rails that would join the sides together to form the supports for the seat and back. I have the domino 500, so the maximum domino would be the 10mm x 5...

01-04-2015 11:56 PM

Patron support for youtube woodworking videos producers?? - 52 replies

I am curious to know what others think about the recent patron support requests/programs being suggested by several of the regular youtube content providers. For those that I get the most out of watching I hit the like button, subscribe, try to use their links to amazon and such and will even sit through an ad or two prior to watching the act...

03-16-2014 03:57 PM

Old Stanley no. 5 worth saving? No name plane can't seem to adjust. ideas? - 11 replies

Hi everyone, I have two hand planes about which I can use some advise. Hopefully the pictures come through. The first is an old Stanley no 5. A flea market find with a fair amount of rust. I cleaned off the rust and then started to flatten the sole with 100 grit, then 150 grit sandpaper. The pictures show where I am at...

08-08-2013 12:51 PM

sizing and making corner cabinet doors - 10 replies

Thanks again to everyone who posted in response to my last question about tongue and groove joinery for making doors. After some practice (I need to get a better router table some day) I have started to turn out really nice doors! I did try to make them on the table saw, but my results were C+/B- level. The router bits and table have me into ...

07-30-2013 09:22 PM

Tongue then Groove or Groove then Tongue? - 12 replies

I am getting ready to make 18 cabinet doors for the kitchen cabinets that I have been steadily making for the last several months. The doors will be “shaker style” using birch hardwood (1/4” Baltic birch plywood for the panels) with tongue and groove joinery and a flat panel (my wife likes the IKEA cabinet look and that is w...

10-24-2012 10:14 PM

Ryobi batteries really are worthless, should I get Porter-Cable, DeWalt? - 52 replies

I know that the problems with Ryobi batteries have been the subject of much discussion. I have just had my last day of frustration with them. Freshly charged, not too old old, 18v lithium-ion battery in my circular saw. I needed to make a series of 12” cuts (probably 12 cuts total). I got two of them done; the battery quit as I started th...

10-01-2012 01:22 AM

Hand planing before thickness planing - 5 replies

I think I am mostly double checking that I am doing things right and I would appreciate thoughts and feedback: I need to take some rough cut birch to finished quality for face frames and door rails & stiles (some may remember an earlier post about making kitchen cabinets where I asked about using plywood for these parts and all of the adv...

05-15-2012 01:10 AM

Enduro-var on 100 year old pine kitchen floor? - 4 replies

I just finished sanding our kitchen floor. I had to rip off two layers of underlayment and two layers tile to get to the original wood; which turned out to pine. House is from about 1910, so this is older pine. The guys putting in the underlayment must have been paid by the nail; they drove in a lot of them. I’ll try to post a pic. I wi...

01-13-2012 04:15 PM

Plywood Rails and Stiles--kitchen cabinet doors - 9 replies

This question has probably been asked and answered, but I didn’t find anything specific when I did a search. Can plywood (3/4” Baltic birch) be used to make the rails and stiles for Shaker style kitchen cabinet doors? My wife wants wider rails and stiles. I made a series of samples and she liked ones with 4” rails and sti...

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