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01-18-2014 08:44 PM

Some old tools used by our ancestors - 11 replies

Today I went to a local historical museum that had all sorts of things from Jamestown, NY where I was born and still live today. From wrenches made by the old Proto and Crescent Tool companies that once graced this city to Lucille Ball wedding photos to Desi Arnaz to memento’s left by Abraham Lincoln when he stayed here. They also had some...

12-23-2013 11:27 PM

Heads up on the Craftsman BAS350 Band Saw - 0 replies

For those of you that pulled the trigger on the Craftsman BAS350 Band Saw like I did shortly after it became available or those that are thinking about it, I just wanted to let you know that after less than a year of light usage, I had a lower wheel bearing go bad. From what I’ve been reading, this is quite common on the Rikon saws too. It...

12-21-2013 05:50 PM

Table Saw Lubrication - 12 replies

I have a Grizzly G0691 Table Saw and the worm gears, angle stops, and the mechanism that raises and lowers the blade gets gunked up after a while and it makes it hard to make adjustments leading to inaccurate settings, like when when returning the saw to square, raising/lowering the blade or setting an angle. I tend to clean most of the gunk out...

12-10-2013 07:39 PM

Planer problem - 12 replies

I’m not sure what the problem is and I’m hoping one of you will have an idea. I have a Grizzly G0453 15” planer that a couple years ago I upgraded with a spiral cutterhead (Grizzly version). It worked great with no problems whatsoever. Recently though, when I pass boards through it, every board regardless of species gets hung u...

11-14-2013 11:29 PM

What is the best way to cut this out - 12 replies

I have a dilemma and I’m not sure how to go about making this cut. I bought a new 27 foot camper and it has an opening in a section of the wall that is 28.5” in diameter. I want to get a 32” (diagonal) HDTV and most of them measure just under 32” in actual width when factoring in the bezel. As with most campers, the ̶...

10-31-2013 11:58 PM

Craft Shows How Much Inventory - 3 replies

Hello all, My wife and I are going to be jumping into the craft show business next Spring, starting out slow to see how things go at shows that are close to home (Western NY-North Western PA). If we do enough business to cover our costs and make a few dollars that would be great. If not, we won’t have all that much invested. Our primary...

10-14-2013 01:17 PM

Cutting Boards - How much sanding is enough and what is overkill - 3 replies

Over this past weekend, my wife and I went to two different Fall Festival Craft Shows here in Western, NY. As a woodworker, I found myself drawn to any vender site that had wood products for sale. There were two venders (one at each show) that were selling cutting boards as their main product. At one, the boards were not sanded to a smooth finis...

10-09-2013 09:50 PM

Mineral Oil and Beeswax - 3 replies

I made up some mineral oil and beeswax for the cutting boards I make and it cooled to a very nice paste, similar to a Vaseline consistency. Is it better to apply it when still warm and in liquid form or wait until it’s cool and apply it as a paste? thanks for your thoughts!

10-09-2013 09:47 PM

Question for those that have made Gumball machines - 5 replies

I have made a gumball machine based on the picture below. For those of you who have made this version or one that is similar, did you glue the pieces together or use screws so it can be taken apart for cleaning or some other method to keep everything together? Your replies are appreciated!

09-14-2013 05:15 PM

Grizzly ZCI for G0691 Table Saw - 2 replies

I bought a Phenolic Zero Clearance Insert for my Grizzly G0691 Table Saw from them shortly after I bought the saw in 2008. Although the ZCI works, it was milled wrong. I can’t raise the blade all the way up because the cutout for the quick release riving knife that this saw has, is in the wrong location. Has anyone else purchased one of th...

09-04-2013 10:02 PM

Cutting Board Issues with Sanding - 4 replies

Hopefully some of you will have an idea on how to solve my issue. After creating a cutting board and sanding it silky smooth, my normal finish of choice is Mineral Oil. The problem I’ve run in to is that after several coats and the board has soaked up as much as it can and then left alone to dry, I can feel ridges where the individual piec...

08-04-2013 02:06 PM

Function of a drum sander - 8 replies

I am considering purchasing a drum sander but the purpose I have for one may not make it the right machine to purchase. I have a small hobbyist workshop and after glue ups of panels or cutting boards etc. there is usually a small amount of cupping or twisting. Sometimes both depending on many factors. I would like to know if a drum sander will r...

07-04-2013 01:35 PM

Help with Porch Swing Chain - 5 replies

Hello to all. I am in the process of building a porch swing made out of Cherry (see pic below) and I’ve searched all over the place for a reputable company that sells Stainless Steel chain, S-Hooks, Eye bolts etc. but I’m not having any luck. Does anyone know where I can buy these items? I’m looking for chain similar to what...

02-17-2013 02:46 PM

Unhappy about Woodworkers Guild of America - 53 replies

About 3 weeks ago, I received a DVD entitled Essential Woodworking Techniques, in the mail from Woodworkers Guild of America. I didn’t order this DVD, and I have no idea why I received it. I have never signed up for anything from their website, don’t have any subscriptions to any woodworking publications and I don’t know how t...

02-16-2013 07:36 PM

Purchased: Harborfreight 16 drawer Rolling Tool Chest and Pocket Hole Jig - 0 replies

After reading about Harborfreight Gems on this site, I decided to make a couple of purchases. First, I bought the Drill master Pocket Hole jig. I’ve always wanted one but the Kreg jig was more money than I wanted to pay. I had to order it off of the HF website and it took about 10 days to arrive but I’m impressed with how it looks. I...

01-26-2013 04:00 PM

Would this work to lengthen my assembly table top? - 4 replies

Hi Everyone, I built a cabinet style assembly table with drawers a few years ago but I have no traditional work bench. I want to add one or two vises but I don’t have the space underneath to mount the vises because of the drawers. I also don’t have the room to build a traditional work bench so I was thinking that if I could length...

12-24-2012 12:35 AM

Aint it the truth! - 3 replies

Might have already been posted but it makes me laugh every time.

12-19-2012 08:05 PM

The Dewalt DW788 wth a little help from Santa! - 14 replies

Up until now, all of my woodworking has been making things like cutting boards, hope chests, bird houses and feeders etc. I have built cabinets and work benches, and made bowls and bottlestoppers on my lathe. A month or so ago, my wife asked me to cut out some Christmas trees out of thin stock using my band saw so she could paint them and add th...

12-09-2012 03:54 PM

Stacked Dado set Question - 8 replies

Hello to everyone and Happy Holidays! I have a Grizzly G0691 table saw which has a 5/8” arbor bolt. I have no problems sliding 10” saw blades, regardless of manufacturer on and off of the arbor bolt but I do have problems with stacked dado sets. My first stacked dado set was a Freud Diablo set purchased at HD and the blades and chipp...

11-28-2012 12:12 AM

Bandsaw Resawing help please - 12 replies

I recently purchased a Craftsman BAS350 14” bandsaw with a 1hp motor. So far I like it. Thank you Stumpy for the opinion of the saw you gave in a different thread. I had never done any resawing so I bought a 1/2” blade that has 3 teeth per inch and thought I would give it a whirl. I had two 6” x 10” x 3/4” pieces of...

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