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|444 days ago||
FREE Fence stop part for Craftsman router table - 0 replies
This is the sliding 4” square plastic stop part that mounts to the fence (tothe right of the router bit area in the picture) and has a steelflip stop widget attached to it. I never owned the tablebut came across this part in a box of stuff I bought. Pay shipping and it’s yours.
|445 days ago||
how do I bend a file shank? - 6 replies
Fussing around today I discovered I need a small file with a bent or cranked shank. Looking online I could only find one, a 21” longcabinetmaker’s file made in Italy. That’s muchto large for what I want. While I’m not afraid to experiment with a torchand anvil, if anybody has a tip about how togo about bending a ...
|447 days ago||
Online machinery auction in UT this morning. - 0 replies
If you’re close enough to St. George Utah to not burn up thesavings on gasoline, you may get some something good. http://www.machinerymax.com/catalog.asp?catid=361&n=WoodWorking
|451 days ago||
Router bit storage - 24 replies
My router bit storage is a haphazard mix of wood blocks withholes in them and several wood boxes with foam inserts. I’m super not into making shop fixtures. I prefer to salvageand repurpose as much as possible. However, I’ve reached the conclusion that I have enough bitsthat I should figure something out to store them in one p...
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|460 days ago||
Antique jointer with wood beds and fence - 11 replies
|466 days ago||
He’s probably not the only guy doing this, but it’s interestinghow much dough has been pledged. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joiner/the-joiners-apprentice
|473 days ago||
How many cordless tool formats do you own? - 17 replies
For me it’s 4. With 2 of the I threw in the toweldue to battery issues, but I still have the stuff.
|492 days ago||
I have an edge clamp with worn rubber faces on clamps. It squashesthe work and presses it sideways into another part so the rubber both has to compress and take sideways “shear” pressure withlow loss of grip. The old rubber faces I have on the clamp arelosing grip and I’d like to get more consistent clamping. I think silic...
|517 days ago||
Post your phase converter here - 5 replies
Here’s one I recently put together. It works great. The panel was about $140 shipped and the motor another $120, both on ebay. I could have found a motor cheaper if I had wanted to wait or drive to buy a used one locally but with fuel costs going up I’m really getting into mail ordering everything. It’s a Baldor and in ...
|526 days ago||
Overhead blast gates - 5 replies
Here’s some blast gates I made. I cut up some of those blackplastic blast gates for the external fittings. The outside partsare made out of 1/2” prefinished maple ply. The inside is 1/4” markerboard, which I waxed. I’ve seen designs where the builder used rubber gaskets but I wanted to keep it simple andthe rest of ...
|535 days ago||
Now that's a bargain. - 4 replies
|538 days ago||
I made a bunch of these flip stops for my panel saw. I used 1/4” x 1/2” aluminum bar stock offcuts I bought on ebay from a surplus dealer for very cheap. The brass 1/4-20 thumb nuts were bought from an ebay seller as well. I bought some t-bolts from Woodline USA (like toilet bolts) but these brass thumb nuts don’t fit the...
|539 days ago||
3 phase stuff - 3 replies
I now have two 3-phase machines. I think I’m getting a habit. Anyway I have one of them running on a VFD and it’s workingokay. The machine I just got however has 2 motors and you turnthem on or off as you want them. It’s a line drill and onemotor turns half the drills and the other turns the others. To run it on VF...
|544 days ago||
I have a 12” melamine Forrest blade that isn’t bored to fit mycurrent saw. I don’t need 4” depth of cut when cutting sheet goods, so I’m wondering if it might be a good ideato sell off the 12” blade and buy a smaller 10” melamine blade already bored out for my saw. That said, the 12” blade wo...
|567 days ago||
What problems does owning a CNC solve? - 20 replies
I actually know what major problems CNC would solve for me ifI had the space for a full-sized machine. I don’t though,so I cut out parts with saws. I’m sure there are benefitsand hassles to owning a CNC machine I don’t know about though, so I’m asking. I’m curious about how people with CNC machines havefound e...
|580 days ago||
Not bad deal on Phenolic router table tops - 13 replies
3/4” phenolic, which is heavy and very stiff. Ran across this onebay and thought it might appeal to some people here,especially those who want to mount a heavy router permanentlyin a table saw wing. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Router-Top-Phenolic-/220966543295?_trksid=p4012.m2037&_trkparms=aid%3D555001%26algo%3DPW.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc...
|587 days ago||
I’m looking into this. I don’t know anybody who has doneit personally. I’m looking into casting furniture components. Anybody have comments on how large you can go in termsof size and weight of castings before doing it yourself witha propane foundry becomes impractical?
|588 days ago||
Tools for making curves - 2 replies
I never use a drum sander to make nice curves. Sometimes I pattern-rout them if I need several of thesame. Router tear-out can be more trouble than it is worth,in my opinion. Otherwise, here’s what I use: 1. I mark out and bandsaw or jigsaw to a line. 2. I hack off unaesthetic bulges with a drawknife orShinto saw rasp. Spok...
|593 days ago||
Favorite tool bag or box - 3 replies
I bought a Veto 25” carpeneter’s tool bag several years back. The long length and robust build allows it to hold a jack planea framing square and a 24” level inside. It holds a ton of othertools as well. Darn thing does get heavy… but the shoulder strap is wellpadded. The secret to carrying it is to counterbalanc...