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04-17-2016 11:06 PM

Duginske tablesaw/bandsaw dovetails with wider end pins - 1 reply

Hello All:Some of you may be familiar with the way Mark Duginske cuts through dovetails with a bandsaw or with a combination of tablesaw and bandsaw. I recently did a dresser with all the dovetail drawers cut that way and false fronts added. The one thing that bothered me was that all the tails have to be the same width. So rather than go as nar...

01-31-2016 05:04 PM

Question for Jessem Zip Slot Mortise Mill Users - 0 replies

Hello All:I picked up a new in box Jessem Zip Slot Mortise Mill with all the extras recently. Yesterday I set it up and cut a few mortises in hard maple using my Bosh cordless drill. This drill has a max speed of 1700rpm which is within the range Jessem specifies. Even so, it seemed really slow for the application. I’m used to cutting mort...

06-13-2015 06:46 PM

Jointer Infeed table length - 2 replies

Hello All:I have a Delta DJ20 with a fairly long (43” infeed table). But I currently have my eye on a really cool vintage 8” Yates American jointer with 30” infeed table. Those you with experience with longer and shorter infeed jointer tables: How much will I regret giving up the extra length of the DJ20? Big issue? Non issue? ...

04-12-2015 11:59 PM

Motor swap for Makita 2040 planer - 0 replies

Hello All:In doing various internet searches I have found a lot of folks complaining about the universal motor on the Makita 2040. Low power, high noise. I’m interested in switching mine out for a good RI motor but the space available for the motor is very limited. So, I’d be very interested in hearing from someone who has actually d...

04-04-2015 07:28 PM

Slightly worn planer knives - 9 replies

Hello All:Thought some of you might get a kick out of seeing the knives that came out of a used planer I just bought. Ends are touching, middle is, well, not touching. It might cut better after I get these sharpened and properly set. Cheers,Jim

03-26-2015 01:09 AM

Planer upgrade: Makita 2040 vs. Powermatic 209 - 5 replies

Hello All:I’m writing for advice about some planer upgrade options. I have a Makita 2040 which I am thinking about upgrading to a Byrd cutter head. I really like the Makita’s poly feed rollers that allow a very small finish cut with no marks like you might get from serrated rollers. I don’t love the noise of the 6500 rpm univer...

02-15-2015 06:40 PM

Planer Sled or Wide Jointer? - 9 replies

Hello All:This is a question for those of you who regularly use a planer sled to face joint wide boards. I currently have Delta DJ20 with Byrd head which is just great for 99+% of what I do. However, recently I needed to face some wider stock. I made a planer sled but did not do it as shown in the FWW article. Really it was just a sheet of plywo...

02-05-2015 04:24 PM

Gluing up half blind dovetails - 4 replies

Hello All:I have a question for you joinery experts about gluing up drawers with half blind dovetail joints. Some of my joints have come out with absolutely zero clearance. Some tapping is required to get it together and the joint sides align perfectly with the edges of the drawer front. I’m concerned that if I have glue on the sides of th...

07-27-2014 10:46 PM

JessEm Mast-R-Slide Sliding Table - 4 replies

SOLD This is a barely used JessEm Mast-R-Slide sliding table for a table saw. It was purchased as new old stock a few weeks ago, installed and used for a few days. It is still like new and comes with all original packaging and the registration card. It is currently repacked in the original box and padding so I can easily ship. Let me know if ...

07-17-2014 08:37 PM

Miter gauge with additional guides? - 0 replies

Hello All:I recently saw this project by Todd Tuner. I love the idea and am just wondering if any of you have done something similar. If so, what did you do and how did it work out? Todd, it doesn’t look like spend much time here anymore but would love to hear how this has worked for you in the long term if you’re around.Thanks in ad...

03-17-2014 11:48 PM

Stickley 913 Dresser: Attaching the top? - 2 replies

Hello All:I am in the process of building a Stickley 913 replica dresser like the ones show in these links: ...

06-02-2013 03:45 AM

SOLD Inca 710 20" bandsaw for sale - 0 replies

Hello All:Inca 710 20” bandsaw for sale in Salt Lake City. Here is a link to my ad in the local online classifieds with pics and detailed information. Asking price is $550. I’m open to reasonable offers but I’m not desperate. cont...

10-07-2012 04:10 AM

Anybody esle this obsessive about runout? - 15 replies

Still getting to know my Sawstop ICS so today I checked the runout on the arbor flange. Less than 0.001” but I could see some movement on the needle. There is actually a number scratched into the arbor flange 0.0064 which I assume is millimeters or about 0.00025”. It looked like more deflection than that on my gauge. Maybe more like ...

10-02-2012 03:33 PM

False drawer fronts on fine furniture? - 10 replies

Hello All:I am currently working on a replica of a Stickley 913 dresser for my wife and trying to decide how I want to do the drawers. Two options I’m considering are 1. to cut through dovetails using my tablesaw and bandsaw (as described by Duginske) and add false fronts or 2. to cut half blind dovetails with a Leigh jig. I really enjoy c...

09-08-2012 07:27 PM

Highly Figured Englsh Walnut Pricing? - 8 replies

Hello All:I have some heavily figured English Walnut slabs (15” x 4’ x 5/4). Got em a long time ago and have no recollection of what I paid. Now a local guitar builder wants to buy them from me and I’d like to give him a fair price. So far I have not been able to find any pricing locally or on the web. Can any of you help me ou...

08-21-2012 02:41 AM

Sawstop PCS vs. ICS - 1 reply

Hello All:After a little trip to the ER last week I intend to buy a SawStop and just need to decide between the Pro and the Industrial. My google searches have turned up several posts from when the PCS was just introduced in which people were critical of the trunnion design claiming it was designed more like a hybrid than a true cabinet saw. The...

06-17-2012 12:19 AM

Delta DJ-20 cutter head assembly - 0 replies

This a Delta DJ-20 cutter head with an extra set of knives. Everything you see in the pic. The bearings seemed fine when last I used it so you could reuse them but of course new bearings are cheap. I’ll ask $100 + shipping but I don’t have any feel for the going rate on a cutter head so feel free to make a lower offer. Dimensions ...

11-19-2011 11:09 PM

Beware the BORK - 32 replies

Hello All:Several months ago I installed a BORK riving knife / splitter. While I had a few issues with installation I eventually got those worked out and the BORK seemed like a nice addition to my Unisaw. I should also mention that Bob was helpful with questions I had along the way.Then yesterday morning before work I was making a few cuts. On o...

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