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54 days ago

Fixed Louver Shutters: is RED CEDAR a good option? - 4 replies

I am considering making some fixed louver exterior shutters for one of my in-laws Everything I see online is usually made from basswood – very few people speak of using cedar Is there a reason for this? Any opinions or experiences will be appreciated

120 days ago

Replacement Chuck Key for Delta 11-990 - 2 replies

Anybody have some insight on finding the correct replacement chuck key for a Delta 11-990 drill press I couldn’t get an exact match on Amazon Thanks so much

175 days ago

JET JWP-15H planer questions - 1 reply

Hi all; Just picked up a JWP-15H from Craigslist – great condition MY question IS: 1. I have heard that you should only change the feed speed WHILE the machine is running. But the manual does NOT state this specifically – WHAT’S THE REAL DEAL? 2. What oil for the gearbox? Again – manual does not specify 3....

220 days ago

Do I "HAVE TO" use glue with pocket hole joinery? - 7 replies

I always used glue with pocket hole screws to join face frames on cabinets, bookcases, etc. I am not convinced it’s necessary….?? In my current media center project – I am fastening a walnut face frame to a walnut plank carcass using pocket holes every 5-6” I tried a mock-up with extra pieces; 20” pieces f...

227 days ago

Amazing wood carving (not mine) - possibly a re-post - 5 replies

I wondered if anybody saw this… pretty amazing

248 days ago

Finish Problem: "seams" appear days after poly is dry - 9 replies

I seem to have a problem with finishing some oak red oak tables made from 3.5” and 2.5” strips, 1.5” thick, glued together using TBIII, then finished with Minwax Dark Walnut here’s a post of what I thought was a finished product: It seems that after applying 4 coats of Minwax oi...

353 days ago

Edge-Joining Walnut ; advice and opinions please - 10 replies

Hello everyone I have limited experience working with walnut… I need to create an 18”x70” and (2) 18”x26 boards for an entertainment unit Is it wiser to edge-join 3 pcs at 6” OR 2 pcs @ 9” to create these boards? I have the flexibility to either at this stage ( I just finished rough planing of th...

386 days ago

WHAT IS THIS!? termites? beetles? - 11 replies

I cleaned/refurb/finished this antique warehouse cart over 2 months ago – now I’m pretty sure this just started out of nowhere – a little pile of sawdust (one location) being produced from in-between the planks of the cart. I blow it away – in a little over two hours I get what you see above. First – what is...

448 days ago

Need help taking gloss/shine out of finish - 4 replies

Hello all; I am making an antique warehouse cart coffee table for a customer – I am using reclaimed beams (resawn to 1.5” thick) as the main top. To make it durable and cleanable – I used a “high-build” oil based poly on some scrap pieces; I like the way it fills in the ridges and holes without really losing t...

456 days ago

OK -What's the deal with Cedar ? - 2 replies

I’m building a fence with 1×6x6 cedar pickets attached to PTframing Everywhere I read it is “no maintenance” So is it a bonus if I seal it ? Will I get the “wet” look to stay with it ? What’s everyones experience/opinions?? Thanks

469 days ago

Antique warehouse carts: cleaning/finish opinions - 2 replies

I picked up an old warehouse cart that a customer wants to a coffee table made from (all the rage nowadays) I cleaned it with wire brush tools – it removes all the rust and leaves the aged patina look I don’t think I want to paint them – I think the nice the way they are - Question: How should I wipe them down to clea...

512 days ago

UNISAW owners: favorite options for splitter/blade guard? - 10 replies

Hello to my fellow Unisaw owners… I would like to hear opinions on after-market splitters and blade guards YES – at this point I still really like having a blade guard on

513 days ago

Cut-out or notch instead of cabinet hardware? help on design please - 1 reply

Hi all I am designing a kitchen island with recessed drawers and a door I want to make a shallow notch at the top of the drawer face instead of using cabinet pulls or knobs Anybody have any pics, advice or resources to help me with my design? Thanks in advance

533 days ago

Dust Hood for Delta portable planer - 5 replies

Thanks to Lorin for his inspiration for a home built dust hood for his Delta planer I know a lot of people own these – and they don’t sell a hood anymore I took Lorin’s idea and put my own twist on it using a 12”x2.25” side register boot (purchased from Amazon)You might be able to get one from your local HVAC ...

549 days ago

Help from experienced Thien baffle users please.. - 10 replies

I am installing a thien baffle into the metal ring of my Grizzly dust collector (1hp) – similar to this posting I have searched through the Phil Thien website for the answer to my question but I am still confused My INLET is 6” and is located a the top of the metal ring that h...

552 days ago

NO LONGER NEEDED!! Dust Collector Ring - 4 replies

Hi Wanted to see if anybody has the ring from a 1-2 hp dust collector for sale in the New Jersey area I want to use it on my Grizzly DC to make a top-hat style thien separator Thanks for any help Kevin

559 days ago

Sand or buff after final coat of poly? opinions/suggest. - 4 replies

Hello all What is your opinion on sanding or buffing after your final coat of poly? How fine of grit? Steel wool? other? I just finished the third coat of oil based poly on some stock I am finishing before I assemble face frames; Used flexible 3M 320 grit before the last coat – I used satin finish because I’m not a big fa...

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