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|337 days ago||
Cutting board questions - 9 replies
I made several cutting boards for Christmas presents for our kids. They were made from mostly maple but some had strips of walnut to give the board a different look. You can see from the pic all I did was rip the maple and walnut pieces, then glue them together. I guess that is edge gluing. I have a piece of 8/4 maple – basically 1 5...
|353 days ago||
Saturday at the ball park - 8 replies
I took the day off from all the sawdust slinging to watch my granddaughter play in her first T Ball game. She is the only girl on the team. Watching the game was a hoot! :-)
|357 days ago||
Using MDF for furniture style projects - 32 replies
Just wondering what y’alls thoughts are about using MDF for furniture type projects? Personally, I don’t are for it…and it is really messy with the dust (even with dust collection). I have several projects ahead of me to build (and give price quotes). One of which is similar to this. One will be stained and one will be...
|364 days ago||
Kreg Router Table Switch on Clearance - 1 reply
I have seen a post about this clearance sale price before but I can’t find it. I was in Lowe’s today and noticed they had the Kreg Router Table Switch marked at a “Clearance” price of $4.37, instead of $24 something. When I read about the clearance sale before I checked my store and there weren’t any. But today, it ...
|373 days ago||
Question about beadboard - 5 replies
I have a hankering to make something like this.But I want to use poplar for the rails and stiles with beadboard panels. I have never built anything using beadboard so I went to look at Lowe’s. I found some unfinished stuff that I guess is the standard – 5/16 inch thick. And some panneling that resembles hard board. So my questi...
|381 days ago||
Looking for a 5 inch DC hose port - 22 replies
I want to replace the dual 4 inch hose port that came with my 2HP Harbor Freight dust collector. It will make for a straight run from my chip separator into the inlet of the blower. The problem is I need an adapter that is 5 inches ID on one end to fit over the machine port (like the dual port does now) and 4 inch OD on the other end to accep...
|386 days ago||
A teacher friend of ours asked me to build her a mobile sales cart to use at her school to sell school supplies. She had one at the previous school, but she transferred to the new junior high that opened this year. The cart has disappeared. Specs: About 35-38 inches tall. (She is short)Maybe about 16 inches deep and 30-36 inches wide.Caste...
|387 days ago||
Unique Workshop - 1 reply
I was at my local Car Toys store today getting a remote auto start installed in my wife’s Tahoe. A guy I know works there and he did the work. He mentioned they had a woodworking shop in the back and proceeded to gimme a look-see. Well, there it was, a Saw Stop Cabinet saw surrounded by a large work area at least 8 feet total from left ...
|391 days ago||
New Harbor Freight Dust Collector - 26 replies
Well, it ain’t pretty, but I got it up and running. It is a little different than what you might expect. Just like Tim the Tool Man Taylor, I modified it a little. I fabricated a base for the motor/blower by laminating two pieces of 1/2 inch Baltic Birch. Then I drilled four mounting holes so I could screw it to the garage wall with thr...
|394 days ago||
Wall mounted dust collector - 5 replies
Do any of you have your dust collector motor/blower mounted on a wall? I am thinking about mounting my HF 2HP motor/blower frame on the wall with the chip collector directly under it on the cart where the motor was originally mounted. The wall is the outside wall of my garage and insulated. I suppose I could fabricate some rubber biscuits to dam...
|401 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...
|404 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...
|408 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...
|412 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
|413 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...
|416 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...
|416 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...
|420 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
|422 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 ...
|446 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...