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108 days ago

Jointer or bandsaw - 20 replies

I am looking into expanding my tools currently I have a 12” portable planer, 50” table saw, router table, drill press, and a dust collector. I am moving into a brand new shop that is 22’x22’. I am stuck one which tool I should get next. Should I get a jointer, 6” or 8”, or should I get a 14” band saw. ...

337 days ago

Performax 16-32 plus drum sander - 1 reply

I am looking into buying a used performax 16-32 plus drum sander. What all do I need to look at to make sure it is properly working? Thanks in advance for any help. Pete

355 days ago

Looking to buy Grizzly G0586 jointer - 6 replies

I found this jointer for sale. They guy says it is still in the shipping crate. When I look it up on Grizzly it is discontinued and they have it for sale for $575. He is wanting $700 for it? Should I ask him to go lower on the price and is this jointer worth it? My other question is how hard is it to switch it over to 110 from 220? Right now ...

358 days ago

Where to buy lumber - 7 replies

I am new to the Clemson, SC and looking for places to buy lumber besides the box stores.

359 days ago

Looking for Baltic Birch or Appleply - 2 replies

Hi there I just moved to Clemson, SC and I am looking for some Baltic Birch or Appleply to use for some projects. Where I used to live I could buya sheet of Baltic Birch for about $60. Thanks for any help I may get in advance. Pete

400 days ago

Cutting Board Height - 4 replies

What is generally the smallest height you should do for end grain cutting boards. I was just wondering.

414 days ago

Wood for Cutting Boards? - 5 replies

I am thinking about making some cutting boards to give out as gifts and thinking that I am will use Maple, Cherry, and Walnut. My question is does it matter with the Maple if I get soft or hard? By the way this will be the first time I try making some cutting boards.

429 days ago

Finishing a Maple Crib - 13 replies

Here is a crib that I have made for are next little one. I am also making a matching changing table again out of hard maple. My question is if I am to stain it a chestnut color to match the first one I built out of Oak. What do I have to do to make sure it takes the stain? My second question is that if I want to leave and just put a fini...

434 days ago

Taking apart glued box - 7 replies

I am needing to take the box on the far right out that is painted gray after the tall skinny one. I need to resize it as there is not enough clearance for the router that and the lift I am putting in. I used Titebond II glue so can I get a heat gun and heat it up to get it lose. I have never done this and unsure how I am supposed to do it.

442 days ago

WoodRiver V3 #5 Hand Plane Help - 40 replies

I just bought this thing last night. This is the first hand plane that I have ever bought. I am buying it to flatten a table top for a changing table/dresser that I am working on right now. I took it out last night and wiped all the oil off of it and then sharpened the blade. Put it all back together but was not getting the results tha...

456 days ago

How should I stain this - 6 replies

Here are a couple of photos of the second crib I have built, my wife said I did too good of a job on the first one that the second child need one of his own. The first one I built out of all red oak and stained it with a chestnut stain. This one is made out of hard maple and she wants me to stain it again all the chestnut again. I thi...

479 days ago

What hand planes should I get - 15 replies

I am starting to want to work with hand planes. Which would be the basic planes to start with? Which brand would be the best to start with and which are the best to have? Pete

481 days ago

New Drill Bits from Lee Valley - 3 replies

I just bought some new brad point drill bits from Lee Valley. The have a substance on the end of them to protect them. Do I leave that on till I use each bit or should I take it off right away? Second question is what do I use to take that substance off with? Thanks for the help in advance.

490 days ago

Brad Point Drill Bit Set - 16 replies

I am purchasing a Drill press here shortly and wanting to get a nice set of brad point drill bits. I am wondering what would be a good set to last a long time.

556 days ago

Anyone tell me about this jointer? - 8 replies

I found a 8” jointer on craigslist. http://bham.craigslist.org/tld/3508287529.htmlIt’s a seco and have never really heard of them. Can anyone tell me about them and if this is worth it.

559 days ago

Google SketchUp Cut list problems - 6 replies

I am trying to install cut list for Google Sketchup but can not get it to show up in plugins. The only plugin that I get is cost. I am doing this on a Mac any help that I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pete

574 days ago

Earlex Spray Station - 6 replies

I am looking to buy any Earlex Spray station. Wonder what everyone is thinking of them? I will have some oil based paints and a lot of stains. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Right now I am leaning toward the HV5500.

579 days ago

Dust collection system - 13 replies

I have a Jet Vortex Cone Dust Collector 1.5HP 1PH 115/230V 5-Micron Bag Filter and looking to possibly run lines in the garage to it so that I don’t have to move it from machine to machine. I think that if I do this I need to get or build some type of separator and then run lines to all the machines. My question right now is what type of...

609 days ago

Slat Board vs. Peg Board - 11 replies

I have an opportunity to buy some slat board very cheap. I am wondering how hard it would be to make parts to fit into the slat to make storage for tools and other things. I think that slats look a lot nicer then peg board but peg board might be easer to use. Right now I can get a piece of slat board 94”x1”x47” for less then...

629 days ago

Cutting a circle on a Router Table? - 6 replies

I am trying to figure out how to cut a circle on the inside of 12”x12” of hardboard. I was wanting to do this on my router table but afraid that when the circle is cut one of the pieces will go flying out of control. Any help?

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