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02-24-2017 08:26 PM

2001 Griz G1258 Value - Or Buy New? - 1 reply

About an hour from me is a Grizzly G1258 2hp 20” Bandsaw. Seller is asking $1050 which I immediately thought was high. Not sure the price on this new but couldnt have been more than $1500 in 2001. Seller mentioned new saws of that power are $2,000+ which they likely are BUT those are new and not 15 years old. Is that a decent price? I t...

01-04-2017 06:41 PM

Fund for Used Sawstop or Keep Unisaw? - 11 replies

What a difference 24 hours makes! I have a used 3hp Unisaw I havent used yet. For Christmas I got the new adjustable riving knife complete sharkguard system ($250+) as my saw didnt have a splitter. I was planning to make some zero clearance inserts so I can start using it and hopefully score a 1.5hp 14” Rikon bandsaw with 3 blades for $...

09-20-2016 07:59 PM

Grizzly G0555 Used - Good First Bandsaw? - 7 replies

I could use a bandsaw and come across a bunch on Craigslist. The big 17” saws looks great but are $600+. I came across this Grizzly G0555 that’s been in storage for 4 years for $250. Seller said it needs new rubber on the wheels. Looks like it’s on a DIY moveable base. A riser block is $100. I thought I’d offer $180...

09-05-2016 04:02 PM

BORK, Sharkguard, or Bessy Splitter? - 2 replies

I can’t decide on the route I wanna go. My 36-944 Unisaw I got used is missing the splitter. It has the white Beisemeyer quick release bracket thing. A Bork will run $150-$230 if I get both kerfs and dust collection guard. Sharkguard isn’t much less if I get both thin and full kerf sets and dust collection guard. Problem wit...

08-30-2016 05:12 AM

Bork or Sharkguard for Unisaw. First Kickback - 10 replies

Got my new used 36-945 Unisaw running after building the guide rail and extension table. Mine has the Biesemeyer quick splitter quick release attachment BUT it did not come with one. I’m trying to decide on either the BORK or the Sharkguard and thin or full kerf. The BORK is a riving knife AND I can get both thin kerf and full ker...

08-17-2016 04:41 AM

Unisaw I.D. Help. Worth $750? - 12 replies

I’m looking at a used Delta Unisaw Platinum Edition with an Excalibur guard/dust collection for $750. Seller said it’s a 36” rail version. I googled that and couldnt find a 36” fence 3hp platinum edition. All were 50” or 52”. If it is a 3hp unisaw with excalibur system and 36” rail, is $750 decent? I ...

07-22-2016 01:02 AM

Is This Mahogany? - 16 replies

I’m about to drive an hour away to pick up some reclaimed mahogany for $6 a board. Each board is 76”x3”x2.25”. I showed my dad who’s a contractor and he said it’s not mahogany. Does this look like mahogany? I want to make end grain cutting boards and table tops. Here are some pictures.

02-26-2015 06:09 PM

Joinery Tool Decision: Dowel, Mortise/Tenon or Router? Jessem, Mlcs etc - 2 replies

I havent dont any fancy joinery yet. I have a double kreg pocket hole and an Incra LS router table and positioner. Looking to get into joinery to make pieces without screws BUT I cant decide on what would be best and cost effective. Of course if $$ was no object I’d have a Festool Domino ordered. I was looking at the Porter Cable 557 bi...

02-25-2015 07:47 PM

Dowel Jig, Horizontal Router Mortiser/Tenon or Mortiser? - 2 replies

I want to start doing different joinery. Right now I just use the router table and nails with glue, not the best for structure needed items or hiding nails holes. I came across the Jessem Doweling Jig and cant decide on the 8350 or 8300 Paralign OR the Dowelmax. All are around the same $$ if include all the drill guides. I then discovered ...

01-29-2015 10:27 PM

Used SawStop 1.75hp w/30 Fence: Worth It? - 6 replies

I’ve been operating on a Bosch 4100 job site for a few years. Not making gnarly stuff yet. My dad job is education but I enjoy making things for my house and my niece and nephew. Finishing up a toy chest currently. The Bosch 4100 is nice but I find big pieces is tough because the distance to front of the blade is shallow. The fence suck...

01-21-2015 09:58 PM

Software to help design? Free Maybe? Bar Cart Idea - 6 replies

I downloaded Sketchup and it’s gonna require to time to figure out. I want to design a bar cart, have the idea in my head, and thought a software program would help in cut lists. I’ve seen plans online of cad drawings and such and really liked the idea. I can’t get sketchup to make a 3 level bar cart let alone have the...

01-13-2015 05:04 AM

How Should I Attach Posts? Pic Inside - 2 replies

I’m making a toy chest for my niece and nephew. At the same time I’m learning and playing with a router table I got a year ago. Decided I wanted to add 1.5”x1.5” on the corner like legs put sit flush. I notched them about 1/2×1/2 so when placed on the corners and a piece of 3/4” molding will be about 1/4...

01-05-2014 05:41 AM

Finger or Box Joint Help. Dont want to 45 Miter 1x3 wood - 7 replies

I’m building a fold out craft table for my niece. It’s 6” deep but the front will look like a standard chalk board when folder up. Instead of just making a standard 45 miter frame, I wanted to finger joint them somehow. The wood is solid maple 1×3. How could I do this? I’m drawing a blank. I have an Incra LS...

01-04-2014 12:24 AM

HVLP Do's and Donts with latex - Wagner CS 8000 - Kinda Newb - 1 reply

I have a Wagner CS 8000 HVLP. I’ve used it off and on but never for finishes that needed to be smooth and shiny…..until now. Luckily both projects were for my sister and the work looks great to her. I on the other hand want a glossy finish and have been getting very very tiny bump like wrinkle finish. I don’t know the tip I&...

12-30-2013 06:15 PM

Design Help - REAL Second Base Ottoman/End Table?? Commissioned Work - 0 replies

I post on a local forum small simple projects I do for my house and sister. Recent was a 7ft window cornice and now making a folding wall mount craft table. To be real, neither a great deal of intricacy. I member messaged me and wants to know if I can make either an Ottoman or an End Table that features a game used SF Giants 2nd Base, as in a...

10-31-2013 05:24 PM

Wooden Pull Toy, Help With Picture - 0 replies

My 1 year old nephew’s B-day is saturday. Not much they don’t have so I figured I’d making something like this below, a wooden pull toy. Seems easy enough. However, I want to make it from a picture of Sulley from Monsters Inc or Trex from Toy Story. I’m struggling to find a picture I can use. I have a projector tracer ...

10-20-2013 04:05 PM

FLute or no FLute? Window Wood Cornice - 5 replies

I’m building this 77” long window cornice for my sister. Of course she’s into the death decor and is going to paint it black, dont get me started. She also wanted it big. It’s about 10.5” with the cap. I have to cut the trim piece and figure out if I’m going to use a round over bit on the cap or something f...

09-11-2013 07:20 PM

Drilling Incra Plate for Router? - 3 replies

The Incra table I picked up came with two 1/4” Incra maglock plates. One was drilled for a Ryobi plunge and the other was factory drilled for a Dewalt. Neither work with my Bosch 1617. I lined up the baseplate of the bosch and there is plenty of real estate to drill the holes on 1st plate. Any tips on doing this? Read not to counters...

09-09-2013 05:16 AM

Wood Briefcase Plans? - 8 replies

I’m looking for fairly simple box joint and dovetail plans for a wood briefcase. I snagged an Incra LS system off craigslist and once I drill the holes in the router plate, that’s what I want to tackle. I havent come across complete plans, lots of pics. This will make me sound really dumb but I dont know how the top and bottoms...

09-01-2013 06:06 AM

Incra Twin Linear System - Worth $350? - 5 replies

I’m craving a router table. I think I’m convincing myself I have a lot of projects that would require one haha! I’ve missed out on 2 craigslist deals the past 6 months and am undecided about this current deal. Here’s a pic. The incra top, twin linear fence, stand, and blue dust box are included. No router, no life a...

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