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|01-06-2014 01:35 AM||
Vertical clearance and raising table saw height - 15 replies
Anyone put a tablesaw up several inches? I’ve never tried it but I’m considering it so I can get the rightfence rail to clear over the iron work table on a weird Germanmachine I don’t use very often. I’m 6’1”. I have read about really tall people putting tablesaws and other machines up higher but I̵...
|01-04-2014 05:46 PM||
Bleaching walnut - 16 replies
I’ve ordered the material to do some bleaching to evenout the color on an already assembled walnut piece. Any suggestions on how to avoid lightening the lighterparts excessively while getting the darker parts lighterin an already assembled furniture piece (a chair in thiscase where some frame parts are a lot darker)? I’ve never...
|12-28-2013 06:53 PM||
I edge plywood with 1/4” hardwood strips using a special press. Noproblem if the whole edged board can be trimmed and finished asone piece… but I don’t have the space to really do that kind offilm finishing on everyday casework. I prefer prefinished maple ply which is no problem to edge band with the press. The issue is h...
|12-19-2013 07:04 AM||
Pet safety in furniture design - 3 replies
This cat looks like she is having fun, but if she were to get her head throughthe hole and slip down, it could kill her. Something to consider.
|12-19-2013 06:40 AM||
Lee Valley now has 8mm router bits - 0 replies
I just discovered they have a wide selection of 8mm shank bits. ... only really a point of excitement for those of us using certain little German routers in N. America, but somethingI’m thrilled about personally.
|12-04-2013 04:51 PM||
Marking dark woods - what do you use? - 5 replies
I’m running out of the yellow pencil I’ve had for awhileand I’ll need to get something else to mark locationsout on dark woods. What do you use?
|11-27-2013 04:29 PM||
Free salvaged Corian St. Louis. - 0 replies
Too far for me… http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?210618-Corian-Router-Table-Top
|11-25-2013 06:45 PM||
Does acetone dissolve shellac? - 3 replies
Does acetone dissolve shellac? Not as a substitute for alcohol, I mean in as far as damaging shellac finishes.
|11-22-2013 05:31 PM||
Simplest planer leg tapering jig? - 14 replies
I need to plane a slight taper on a piece about 42” long. I generally overbuild jigs if left to my own devices so I wonderif anyone has a real simple jig idea for planer tapering.
|11-19-2013 02:10 AM||
Early Maloof rocker - 4 replies
I’m not a big Maloof fan, but it’s interesting to seean older piece before the iconic rocker emergedfrom his studio. I had his book at one point butdon’t recall many pictures of his older work in it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sam-Maloof-Rocking-Chair-Leather-Seat-Vintage-1972-/231089400227?pt=Antiques_Furniture&hash=item3...
|11-13-2013 11:39 PM||
A guy left a message inquiring. I don’t want to do it, but I’ll passyou his number if you want to look into it.
|11-13-2013 08:20 PM||
Does pva glue to the back of plastic laminate? - 9 replies
I want to glue some laminate to a set of curved cauls and don’twant to mess with contact cement. Will PVA stick?
|11-10-2013 04:07 AM||
What's your opinion on extending glue life? - 7 replies
Do you suppose putting it in smaller containers, reducing exposureto air would help PVA glue not get clumpy?
|11-01-2013 07:33 PM||
Spring-loaded thing on a chuck key - 29 replies
What is the purpose of this thing? Is it just there to forceyou to push real hard?
|10-31-2013 01:06 AM||
Does it blow the air the opposite direction or just not work as well as it should? I have a 3 phase dust collector. Opening it up to see the impeller direction would be a hassle. I just wired in a new remote switch. 3 phase motors reverse by switching2 of 3 hot wires. This is why I am asking.
|10-23-2013 12:32 AM||
How to zero DRO on a planer? - 8 replies
I took my DRO off my drum sander and installed it on my planer. I can zero it on the drum sander but the planer only goes downto 1/4” or so. Is there a way to zero these things to planers or do I have towork to relative accuracy?
|10-19-2013 04:17 AM||
High-end pet furnishings - 6 replies
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/18/chimere_n_4122311.html I’ll comment that at these sorts of price points youcan’t just make the stuff, you need access to and favorfrom tastemaking operations. These can include journals and curated showrooms.
|10-19-2013 01:43 AM||
People here sometimes ask about setting up to make some money inwoodworking without having a lot of skill-building years under one’sbelt. Here’s an example of a sort of setup to manufacture a niche product. Ad on Craigslist: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/tls/4078100483.html “Over the last ten years the speargun...
|10-09-2013 07:12 AM||
How to put in 2nd 3 phase switch? - 8 replies
Bought a 3hp 3 phase dust collector. Switch is on the motorwhere I’ll have to walk over, bend down and push it. Machinemakes plenty of sound so I want to have a switch at eyelevel on a wall or something because I like quiet in the shopwhen I’m not machining. What type of simple switch could I use in a box on the wallto toggle th...
|10-08-2013 03:19 AM||
15" 4 post (invicta style) planer question - 7 replies
I just acquired a 15” Taiwan Invicta style 4 post planer. It workswell but the height gauge is off by 1/8” and there doesn’t appearto be any way to move the scale. This degree of scale error seems pretty weird considering the decent manufacturing otherwise. Any clues?