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02-15-2018 07:09 PM

Best Router for Router Table? - 42 replies

My Triton router finally gave up (never liked it anyhow). What should I replace it with? I kind of like the Bosch MRF23EVS but it doesn’t seem to get very good reviews. I want to be able to adjust the height from above the table.‘

08-11-2016 02:28 PM

Black Moldy Spots on Wood - 1 reply

I have some wood that has been exposed to excess humidity, is there a way to bleach out the black moldy spots, I’ve tried light sanding but they seem too deep. I’ve cured the humidity problem and I’m aware of the problems with mold and health issues.

03-25-2016 05:55 PM

Bandsaw Mill Help - 3 replies

Getting serious about buying a portable sawmill, just for our own use, not a commercial enterprise Currently thinking about the Woodland Mills H126, anyone have experience with it…. good bad or ugly?

01-19-2016 05:11 PM

bookshelf spacing help needed - 9 replies

I want to build some bookshelves from 3/4 ply with hardwood strips to cover the endgrain. Is there a rule of thumb as to how wide I can make each shelf to keep it from sagging under the weight of the books? would 40 inches be too long?thanks for any advice.

09-20-2015 06:05 PM

beading help needed - 5 replies

I am trying to find a way to make some beading to inlay into a project I’m making.I need some strips of beading or molding that is 1/8×1/4 with a 1/8 dia roundover on one side, it will fit into 1/8 inch deep groves that have been milled into some panels. I fear losing a finger if I try to cut these small strips on the table saw.

04-25-2015 05:23 PM

Delta 18-36 Drum Sander Help Question - 5 replies

I know this machine has been the subject of several postings in the past. My question is… Does anyone have any experience changing out the rubber toothed timing belt that raises the table with a chain and sprocket configuration? I can sort of make the rubber belt work but only with a lot of tuning up work, usually when I am in the mid...

01-04-2015 02:38 PM

Chestnut Wood... Is it suitable for milling? - 18 replies

My neighbor cut down a monster chestnut tree and I have an opportunity to get some free logs from it. Is Chestnut worthwhile taking to the mill to cut into boards for use as craft type projects?

03-11-2013 01:31 AM

How to separate hot glue joints - 23 replies

I am getting into turning and have several times seen instructions on temporarily attaching turnings by use of hot glue.The problem is the instructions never cover how to separate the pieces after turning and clean up the residue. There are sometimes other glue joints in the vicinity so I am hesitant to use heat to remove it.Any ideas? How do...

08-11-2011 04:09 PM

6 inch jointer for sale - 4 replies

This Jointer has been in storage for several years, only used once but has a small amount of surface rust on the surface from storage, will clean up like new. Located near La Center, WashingtonNew at HD cost is $429, First $225 (cash) takes it.

08-02-2011 07:00 PM

SW Washinton State, Ridgid 6 1/8 inch Jointer for Sale - 1 reply

This Jointer has been in storage for several years, only used once but has a small amount of surface rust on the surface from storage, will clean up like new.New at HD cost is $429, First $275 (cash) takes it.

01-24-2011 11:15 PM

Small Knob Source? - 1 reply

Does anyone have a source for small drawer knobs for a jewlery chest that I’m making. I’d prefer about 1/2 inch diameter, something that will look good at a reasonable price. I need quite a lot of them so the cost becomes important and if I could keep it under a dollar it would be great.Thanks,Paul

05-03-2010 05:44 PM

Ridgid Table Saw R 4511 - 1 reply

I am pretty happy with the saw, one difficulty is tilting the blade to 45 degrees, it seems to bind up at about 43 degrees and I need to torque it pretty hard to get to 45 even though I’ve adjusted the stop bolt several times. I think there is still something I’m not understanding.

04-18-2010 04:57 PM

Where or How to label my boxes? - 5 replies

I’ve been making recipe boxes as gifts lately, does anyone have a source for rub on graphics so I can label these boxes, all I want to do is somehow write or stencil the word ” recipes” on the side of each box but I want it to be neat and professional looking. I’m aware of the computer machines that will mill out the...

05-12-2009 06:22 PM

Sandpaper 50 foot rolls for Drum Sanders from 3M - 4 replies

I’ve seen lots of questions lately about Drum Sanders, Here is a website where you can buy 50 foot rolls of sandpaper direct from 3M. Various grits are available and other widths as well. You need to cut the ends to fit your sander but you’ll save about half the cost.Lots of other sanding supplies there also if you like to surf ...

02-14-2009 07:35 PM

Projects for kids - 6 replies

I’ve been asked to host some kids (very young, about 1st grade level) in my shop. I am looking for some simple plans that I could cut out and have them assemble. It would need to be very basic and restrict use of power tools. Any ideas? Seems like it could be a positive experience for them (and me).

01-08-2009 09:39 PM

Sharpen Planer and Jointer Blades - 7 replies

Does anyone know a good source to sharpen Planer and Jointer blades? I would prefer to just drop them in the mail with a Visa number and have them mailed back. Thanks,Paul

10-30-2008 11:02 PM

Hegner Scroll Saw - 22 replies

I have an opportunity to buy a used Hegner Scroll Saw, I see on the web they are expensive when new, does that mean they are top quality? Any pros or cons would be welcome.thanks

10-25-2008 05:26 PM

Bandsaw Blades - 7 replies

I have a Craftsman 14” bandsaw that uses 99 3/4 inch blades, does anyone know of a source other than Sears for these blades?

09-10-2008 08:38 PM

Bandsaw Blade sticks to sawdust - 1 reply

I’ve been trying to resaw some green Alder short logs, the sawdust builds up on the blade and causes a lot of viabration. I can easily scrape off the stuff but it is a problem. Is there anything to put on the blade to prevent this? I tried wiping on some WD40 and some parafin but it does not seem to last very long at all. Thank...

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