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846 days ago

Web site? - 1 reply

Do any of you know of a website that lists all of the powertool/accessories companies in the US and Canada? Thank you, Mikey

897 days ago

Miter Saw help - 2 replies

Some time back I asked for advice on buying a slider miter saw, and whether you preferred a 10” or 12.” Regretably this is the first chance I have had to come back here and say “Thank You” too all who responded. (I cannot find my original post, so I thought I’d say Thanks here)

935 days ago

10" or 12"? - 31 replies

I can use your collective wisdom here gang. I am going to upgrade my miter saw with a slider. I like the 12” for greater cutting depth/width, but have heard the 12” blade deflects too much, hurting accuracy. So, my question is, get a 10” or a 12”? Looking forward to your experiences..

1082 days ago

Finishing is not my strong suit - 10 replies

I need advice so i can learn to be a better finisher. I will be building a walnut chest (lined with cedar to store keepsakes) and want to do a good job with the exterior finish. Here is how I think I should proceed? 1) would you use a grain filler, or won’t that be necessary? 2) sanding sealer after grain filler? 3) stain 4) wi...

1631 days ago

Need mitering help. - 8 replies

Hi guys, I need some help, as usual. For the base of my fern stand, I need to cut triangular pieces that when put together are a square. I have tried twice now, but have only spoiled some nice oak. The miter fence on my Ridgid TS2400 table saw is ok, but there is nothing (other than my hands) to help me hold the work piece steady against t...

1642 days ago

Taper jig - 9 replies

I bought a nice taper jig from Rockler, but the instructions are pretty woeful for a dunce like me. Today I needed 4 pieces, 14” top to bottom, 7” wide at the top and 9” wide at the bottom. With the degree/inch guage on the jig, I was lost. To complicate matters, it looks as though the jig can only be used on one side of the...

1804 days ago

Cribbage peg storage - 8 replies

Hi all, I could use your expertise. I am making some cribbage boards as gifts and am needing ideas for storing the pegs in the boards? Thanks in advance, Mike

1813 days ago

Anyone ever use one of these? - 4 replies

Feedback? I am wondering if it might be simple to make the templates, and just buy the router bit and collet extender separatley….

1828 days ago

Bandsaws - 11 replies

Tell about your bandsaw. What you like, don’t like, what brand you own, what you use it for the most, etc., etc. Thanks in advance….... Mikey

1832 days ago

Self-centering drill bit - 7 replies

Can anyone tell me what diameter the bit is on a #10 self-centering bit? Thanks in advance.

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