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12-21-2016 04:26 PM

lighting for garage shop - 15 replies

I have my shop in our 2-car garage. The table saw is situated close to the door, and feeds into the garage onto my assembly/outfeed table. That way I can cut long pieces with the door open and have plenty of room on both sides of the table. The problem is lighting. When the garage door is open it’s up above the table saw. Has anyone figure...

10-23-2013 03:53 PM

advice on a used Jet table saw - 23 replies

Hi folks,Have been lurking here for about a year and have learned a great deal from this community, so thanks for that! I’ve been trolling Craig’s list for my first saw beyond my jobsite Hitachi, and came across a Jet JWTS 10CW2-LFR, STOCK NUMBER 708472, owner says he purchased in 2003, used lightly for 2 years, then retired to Fl...

05-15-2013 08:40 PM

attractive hooks for butcher block table? - 3 replies

I’ve built a butcher block table for my kitchen, and have the idea of hooks underneath on either end for hanging pots and pans. Something along these lines: But probably a bit heavier duty and attractive. Thanks in advance!

03-09-2012 04:02 PM

closet door hardware - 1 reply

Am working on finishing the attic, and have 4 closets under the eaves that need sliding doors. Planning a single 4’x4’ door of birch ply that would hang behind the framing. So probably pocket door hardware, or maybe bi fold door hardware without the fold on the door. Can anyone recommend a good online vendor for the hardware? Not...

02-27-2012 07:24 PM

window trim question - 5 replies

Hi all. I’ve cut stools and case for windows before, but have just had 2 windows installed in our 3rd floor renovation that are a bit different than any I’ve worked on. Can anyone advise on where the stool sits and how it fastens to the frame? Thanks in advance.

02-09-2012 08:24 PM

best clear finish for trim work? - 9 replies

Finishing off the 3rd floor as playroom/guest bedroom, wife wanted the trim painted white, but I hate painting and love wood grain so we’ve compromised on a clear finish on pine moldings. I’m partial to Arm-R_Seal but don’t have a ton of experience so would welcome any input from you guys. Thanks!

01-03-2012 08:23 PM

lumber for cutting boards. Rockler? - 9 replies

Have decided to start making cutting boards for friends and family. I know most of you guys make them from scraps but since I don’t have any I’m planning to order some by mail. Rockler has free shipping, but I haven’t seen much discussion here about their prices and/or quality. Any feedback would be appreciated. Probably just m...

12-28-2011 05:48 PM

router table power switch - 19 replies

I am building a cabinet for the Rockler router table I just bought (on sale for $199 plus a $75 gift card!) and would like to mount a safety switch that turns on both the router and a shop vac for dust collection. I’ve seen folks on this forum talking about this one: but...

06-28-2011 06:24 PM

first time drawer building - 6 replies

I’m looking to build drawers for my new assembly table, and seeking advice. I have never build drawers, and I do not have a table saw, router table, or dovetail jig. Aesthetics not a priority. It’s a 4’x4’ top, set on 2”x4” framing. I want two sets of drawers, cavities for the drawer sets are each around 22...

05-30-2011 02:51 PM

first table saw - 12 replies

Been lurking here for a while and picked up lots of great info, including a lot of praise for the Ridgid portable table saw. I know there have been a few versions, found this one locally and wondering if someone could advise if it’s a good one? Thanks in advance!!

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