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02-28-2015 04:59 PM

New Forum Topic - 7 replies

I think it is about time to create a separate forum for Sawstop.

02-25-2015 04:23 PM

Sanding after sealer application - 1 reply

If the project I am building has been sanded and sealed with a sanding sealer, and if I go over it with a 400 grit sandpaper to remove the fuzz, how much can I sand before the sanding sealer is removed? In other words, how deep does the sealer penetrate the wood? (pine in this case)

02-03-2015 09:05 PM

Finish for Baby Crib - 5 replies

I need to finish a baby crib I made from pine. Is there any finish I should be concerned about using due to it being for a baby?I was thinking about; first a wash coat of shellac, followed by light sanding; second, 2 coats of an oil base stain and third a satin coat of polyurethane varnish.

02-03-2015 08:22 PM

Expensive hand tools - 35 replies

When speaking about high quality hand tools like planes and chisels, Lie Nielsen’s name pops up. They are expensive and out of reach to most woodworkers of moderate means. Two other tool companies are hardly ever mentioned in polite company. They are Bridge City Tool Works and St James Bay Tool Works. Has anyone ever bought anything from t...

02-01-2015 06:21 PM

Dowel tenoning jig - 2 replies

I needed a way to cut tenons on the end of 5/8” wood dowels, so I came up with this jig. I could have drilled a 5/8” dia. hole instead of the 5/8×5/8 square slot, but the dowels were not perfectly 5/8 dia. I cut the slot a little oversize so the dowel would rotate without binding. I clamped the jig to the router table and used a...

01-25-2015 06:26 PM

Stanley video - 1 reply

Watch this video at your own peril. It will drive you crazy.

01-24-2015 05:47 PM

Harbor Freight different model numbers? - 5 replies

I’m sure anyone who has looked at the HF catalogs, sees 2 or even 3 tools, same tool, same price, but different item numbers. The reviews may be different for either tool. Take for example the 10” sliding miter saw; one has rave reviews and the other not so. I have been in the situation where I wanted the tool with the best review, b...

01-19-2015 11:42 PM

Pop-ups - 3 replies

Why am I getting all these underlined in blue popups and how do I get rid of them. They are most annoying.

01-14-2015 04:11 PM

Sharpening Bandsaw Blades - 14 replies

Is it worth sharpening bandsaw blades? I have all the tools to sharpen anything that cuts, or would it be just a waste of time considering the cost of a new blade?

01-08-2015 08:01 PM

Tools used by industry - 19 replies

I watch several TV programs. Among them are the DIY type programs like “This Old House”; “How it’s Made; “Factory Made”, etc. I have noticed that the tools they are using are usually Dewalt, Milwaukee or Makita. I realize a show like This Old House gets their tools free from the company that makes them as part...

01-08-2015 07:39 PM

Sharpening jointer blades - 1 reply

My Powermatic jointer manual says you can sharpen blades without removing them from the machine by placing a sharpening stone on the outfeed table and moving it from side to side while the machine is running. Has anyone ever tried it? If it would work for a jointer, what about a planer?

01-07-2015 04:51 PM

How to get rid of obnoxious pop-up ads - 5 replies

I tape a piece of paper over the right side of my screen and the pop-ups are gone.

01-01-2015 05:22 PM

Spindle turning - 6 replies

I would like to make some spindles for a baby crib. I am going to use Poplar dowels. I don’t have a lathe duplicator, so is there a way I can turn about 25 spindles and have them all come out the same? Also does anyone know how to put a tenon on each end of each spindle, all the same? I probably will need a jig to do it. I know I can buy s...

12-26-2014 12:39 AM

HF Bench Grinder - 3 replies

I got a HF 8” bench grinder. When I flip the switch, it takes about 7 seconds to come up to speed and it vibrates some. My old 6” bench grinder comes up to speed in about 2 seconds with little vibration. What could be the problem? I bought it because it had good reviews and I had a 25% off coupon.

12-23-2014 05:57 PM

They don't make them like they used to. - 6 replies

You have heard that statement many times. Sometimes that is no longer true. Some things were made better back then, but improvements have been made that negates the idea that today’s stuff is inferior to that which was produced 80+ years ago. The automobile is a good example. They are so much better today than what was produced back in the...

12-16-2014 08:25 PM

Oliver 10", 5 HP cabinet saw - 0 replies

I just came across this saw for $2945, with free shipping. The price is well in line with Sawstop, Baileigh and Powermatic saws. Oliver is a well respected name in woodworking machinery. I assume it is made in taiwan, like many of the others, but this one looks a lot different from the others. If interested, search Oliver Machinery.

12-02-2014 09:50 PM

Hitachi Router Problem - 11 replies

The speed control on my Hitachi M12V router quit. Can anyone tell me which wires to disconnect/connect to bypass the speed control so I have only one speed? A new speed control module costs around $110.

11-22-2014 07:44 PM

Baby rocking cradle - 6 replies

I have been commissioned to build a rocking cradle for my Grand Daughter. I plan on using 3/4” birch plywood. I was asked what finish to use that would not be toxic. Since this is for a baby that just sleeps in the cradle and not a toddler who can knarl on the edge of the wood, I think an ordinary finish, like shellac would be a safe finis...

11-19-2014 05:49 PM

Protector for machine surfaces - 9 replies came across this product for protecting machine surfaces like table saw and band saw tables. It is supposed to protect from rust and allow work to slide across the table frictionless. The size is 27” x...

11-16-2014 05:02 PM

New CNC build - 8 replies

My home built CNC machine measures 36”x84”. It is made of MDO plywood; a gantry design. The mechanicals are 90% complete. I’ve tried to maximize rigidity by using metal in key spots. I now have to get the steppers and electrical components. I have the computer running Windows XP. I do my drawings using Autocad 2004. My question...

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