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|319 days ago||
DeWalt DWS780 Dual Bevel SCMS - 4 replies
I was looking at this saw at the local big box store and watched a video or two on You Tube. I like the features so I got to wondering if any of you have one. If so, How does it work for you? Does it make accurate cross cuts and miters? My criteria is as follows:1) Replace my 10 inch Delta Shopmaster chop saw to provide larger cutting capacit...
|321 days ago||
Portable Dust collection fixture - 1 reply
I made a portable fixture to hold my shop vac hose while running the router. It consists of a piece of 1/2 inch plywood with a modified shop vac accessory clamped in place. I installed a spacer under the front to support the nozzle. The clamp was too big so I wrapped some duct tape and then some double sided tape to make it thicker. I attache...
|326 days ago||
Attention: Free lumber - Houston area - 0 replies
Just a shout out to all woodworkers in the greater Houston area. A guy on one of our fishing boards has some shipping crates he is wanting to git rid of. The bsns is located on I-10 in Channelview. Note: I have met this guy once before several years ago. Seems like a nice fella. He was helping BBQ for a benefit for one of the fellow fisherman...
|329 days ago||
Thin kerf Riving knife? - 15 replies
Well, that sucks. I had a thin kerf rip blade on my saw and the riving knife is too thick. That sucks. Had to switch back to the blade that came with the saw to do my ripping. Grizzly doesn’t list a thin kerf riving knife. Guess I will call tomorrow and chat with them. So what do you guys do for a thin kerf riving knife?ThanksMike
|331 days ago||
Dark Brown Stain? - 10 replies
A lady asked for a quote to build a rustic coffee table…the kind made from 2×4’s and pine slats. Skip on to the finish. She asked for a dark brown stain. HUH? The end result will be a coffee table that will go to their shack in the country. It will resemble a fishing pier with slats for the top and reclaimed pallet boards for...
|333 days ago||
Help needed for mounting a picture in a frame - 4 replies
I have gone brain dead!I tried searching the internet but can’t find what I need. What do you call the hardware used to secure a picture in a frame? I have some frame parts cut and ready to assemble. I also have several packs of plexiglass and cardboard back to support the picture. But I can’t figure out what I need to keep the...
|334 days ago||
New Grizzly 1023RLW Table Saw - 18 replies
I took delivery of this saw the day after Christmas. I thought I would post some pics of my set up. Lots of folks ask questions about new saws so I hope my pics and post will help in any way possible. So…here goes. I upgraded from an old 1977 Craftsman 10 inch saw my dad originally bought. I have used it the past few years. I install...
|338 days ago||
I am losing my screws! :-( - 3 replies
Somehow I have manaed to lose all three of the tiny screws that are used to mount the dust cute on the Dewalt DW734 planer. So far no luck finding replacements. Your help appreciated.ThanksMike
|340 days ago||
Warm in the shop this morning - 0 replies
All of my hard work and planning has paid off. It is 39 deg F outside with a high today of 41. In the shop/garage it is 69 deg F. The upgrades I made this summer are paying off. I had a company blow in insulation (R38) above the ceiling over the garage and adjoining bedroom and bath. Previously I had the outside wall insulated when we replaced ...
|364 days ago||
My saw won't run! - 9 replies
I moved my table saw from my garage (where it has been used for the last few years) to the storage shed where I keep my boat. That was yesterday. Today I went over there to rip one last board. It won’t run! I double checked the extension cord and it is OK. It provides power to the battery charger on the boat. I also have a second extens...
|367 days ago||
New Table Saw! - 17 replies
No, this is not a question or a poll. I have read many threads on the subject and finally made my decision. I came close to buying a used Delta uni saw locally but the fence rails were too wide to fit my shop and the guy couldn’t run it because there wasn’t any 220v available. So, I am feeling a little faint at the moment. Not sur...
|384 days ago||
Drill Press Woes - 20 replies
Actually my little Delta bench top drill press work really well…until I put a 2 1/8 forstner bit in the chuck and tried to drill mape and white oak for candle holders! UGH! Many years ago, I had a real drill press – industrial thang I got for free with no table. Someone had put something so heavy on the table it broke off. I guess...
|393 days ago||
Wooden Slab - now what? - 3 replies
I managed to score a couple of slabs from a White Oak tree that had been cut down for about a year. The two slabs are approx 16 inches across x 2 inches thick. My goal is to make lazy Susans out of them. They are pretty even so a few minutes with the belt sander should be all that is needed. My question is what should I do about the newly...
|406 days ago||
Question about the Delta Unisaw - 29 replies
I don’t have any experience with this type of saw but I see them for sale every now and then. For those of you that own them, what can wear out or break from usage? I guess the motor could croak but are they pretty reliable over the long haul?Here is an example from a recent post. I can’t afford it at the moment but might be in th...
|459 days ago||
Black Stain Recommendation, Please - 29 replies
I was asked for a quote to build a bench with storage cubbies. We haven’t discussed the type of wood construction but she did mention a black finish. UGH! Here is a link to a similar item that depics what she is asking for. Note: I am thinking either using white pine or oak plywood with edge banding for the project. Depends on what s...
|464 days ago||
Dust collection hose adapters - 5 replies
Tips and advice appreciated. Thanks in advance… I have a small shop. Actually it is a one car garage with a lot of stuff in it. I am using s Shop Vac for my dust collection. It seems every tool has a different size dust port and almost nothing fits like it should. I am sure a lot of you have run across the same problem from time to time...
|468 days ago||
Epoxy brand recommendation request - 7 replies
What type of epoxy do you use to repair defects in wood such as loose knots, dings, holes, etc.? Since I haven’t made any repairs of this type, I am just thinking out loud. So, if I have a knot that I am worried about possibly coming loose and falling out, I want to fill the imperfection with epoxy (after staining the wood), then apply ...
|485 days ago||
Thought for the day - Reclaimed Oak Flooring - 7 replies
I made my first visit to a Habitat for Humanity store today and they had a bunch of pallets with oak flooring stacked in bundles. Hmmm…my first though was what could I make out of some of that stuff. This is not the thin veneer stuff but the real solid Oak that has been pulled out of houses. The only problem I see is the nails have been...
|506 days ago||
Need routing advice for tight places - 6 replies
Simply put, how can I rout into tight places with a round over bit? I cut a star out of a piece of 1/2 inch wood that is about 4.5 inches across so the points of the star are too tight for a 3/8” round over bit because of the ball bearing. I am routing the inside of the star. What I wound up doing was finished off the round over proc...
|508 days ago||
Wine bottle balancers / wine racks? - 5 replies
Can someone share the reasoning behind some of the various ways people store or display their wine (or beer)? I have seen different types of wine bottle racks where just a hole is cut through the wood and the neck of the bottle is inserted in making the bottle be upside down. Since I am not a wine drinker, I couldn’t figure out what the th...