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08-06-2014 01:19 AM

Drill press alignment confusion - 12 replies

Hey guys, I have a question about my drill press that I can’t believe I am having so much trouble with. I have a square piece of wood 12” X 12”. I have laid out two holes on it near the center offset by about 2 inches. I want to drill those holes on a 5 degree angle relative to one dimension (length we’ll call it). ...

12-22-2011 04:16 PM

Box making question - 5 replies

Hey gang, I am currently building a jewelry style box. I have cut rabbets in the edges of the top and bottom which go into grooves cut into the sides, sort of like frame and panel construction with the top and bottom being loose to allow for seasonal movement. In this case, the top has a large rabbet which allows the actual top surface of the...

12-06-2010 02:03 PM

Cutting board question - 13 replies

I understand the reasoning behind end grain cutting boards, what with the not severing any fibers and it being gentler to your knife edges and all that. Artistically I can also see where people can do some really amazing things putting them together with different woods and shapes and whatnot. My question is this. For someone who is just want...

11-10-2010 04:57 PM

Dust collector vs. Poplar stench - 6 replies

This question is actually about dust collection, but I will use poplar as an example because it has the wierd smell when you cut it. In my shop I have a fairly new 3HP cyclone dust collector, which has a HEPA filter. When it is hooked to my planer it captures all of the visible dust (maybe all of it, I don’t know). But when planing a lot ...

01-19-2009 04:55 PM

Rusty Starretts? - 10 replies

Based on your experiences, I am wondering if Starrett combination squares are prone or immune to rusting/tarnishing. I ask this because I am considering purchasing one to replace a Stanley model that I have now. I have kept the Stanley on my garage shop wall and it has rusted or maybe more accurately tarnished so badly that I cannot see the mar...

12-02-2008 05:13 PM

Tenon saw question - 5 replies

I am interested in trying to hand cut tenons. I am especially intrigued by the japanese style pull cut saws. I was wondering though, since the shoulder cuts are crosscuts and the other cuts are rip cuts, do I need two different saws to make the cuts or is there a single best type of saw for tenons. Any direction on a best type of saw or perso...


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