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05-30-2018 12:49 AM

Looking for Comments from Owners of Benchtop Planers - 30 replies

I am looking to buy a bench top planer in the near future. I do not expect to use it too heavily, I have a rather small workshop, and a limited budget, so a bench top seems the best option for me. I have been looking at several that are within my budget. I would like to hear thoughts and recommendations from anyone who owns one of the followi...

06-28-2017 01:52 PM

Wood Identification - 10 replies

I was able to get several nice logs from a tree that split at church and had to be taken down. I need help in identifying what kind of wood it is. Can anyone tell me what it is based on these pictures? !

03-21-2017 11:44 PM

Advice on Router Table - 17 replies

I need some advice about the size of the router table compartment that houses the router itself. I am planning to enclose my Woodpeckers router table, which has metal legs, to add dust collection and storage. I have found numerous photos and plans from people who have done this with a Kreg router table, but not a single example for the Woodpe...

03-09-2017 07:35 PM

How Is It Packaged? - 6 replies

I plan to buy a SawStop 1.75 hp cabinet saw with 36” fence. Before I do, I want to make sure that I can get it down the stairs into my basement workshop. I read somewhere that it arrives on a single pallet, but it also sounds like there are multiple boxes on the pallet that could be moved separately. Can anyone who has purchased one of ...

04-14-2016 07:55 PM

Spindle Taper on Pen Mandrel Is Hot - 1 reply

I have a Jet JWL-1221VS lathe, and I have been concerned about it for a while. It seems to me that is nosier than it should be, but I am not sure what is causing the noise. It also seems that sometimes I get some vibration when using a pen mandrel, but I am not sure if that is from the lathe or the mandrel. Today I noticed a new wrinkle. W...

06-27-2013 02:05 AM

Which plane would be better? - 7 replies

I have been looking at a couple of different types of planes lately and trying to decide which is better for my purposes. I want plane that I can use for rabbets and dadoes. I plan to get either a router plane, like a Veritas router plane or Stanley No. 71, or a plow (or plough if you prefer) plane like the Stanley No. 45 or the Veritas plow ...

02-16-2013 02:08 AM

Which kind of power saws? - 5 replies

I am still doing workshop planning. I can’t do everything now, but I want to plan for future additions now so they are easier to fit in later. I am struggling a bit with decisions about power saws. There seem to be so many different kinds of saws: table saw, portable table saw, band saw, radial arm saw, scroll saw, and several different...

02-12-2013 11:28 AM

110v vs 220v - 22 replies

I am a fledgling at this, but I have already determined I need more space for my workshop. The wife has agreed to help me swap my current nook in the basement with the larger space we currently are using for storage. I decided it might be good to have some plan for laying out the new space, so I probably will be asking a few more questions in ...

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