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943 days ago

Recommended Vacuum Press Systems - 6 replies

I have looked in the fine wood working archives and on the net and I can not find a good comparison of vacuum press systems. Does anyone have any references to comparisons that I can look at. I would also appreciate any suggestions based on experience. I do not want to build my own system, so I am looking for a smaller system that can be ea...

1054 days ago

Older style Rigid Jointer - Opinions - 12 replies

I screwed up my my bench top Craftsman jointer by trying to face joint a piece of mahogany too aggressively. I stripped the belts. They are roughly $50 (2 x$20 + shipping) to replace and I was balking at fixing a toy tool versus moving to a more robust unit. The owner’s dad at Intercity Lumber in Tampa fixes up old tools and I saw the...

1224 days ago

Scraper Plane vs Smoothing Plane - 6 replies

I have a Veritas small scraping plane that I really like for both removing milling marks and getting down to a final surface on smaller projects. http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=62885&cat=1,41182 I was considering getting the larger version for a couple of bigger projects. http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=48...

1308 days ago

Looking for advice on cabinet design - 6 replies

After my built in closet project, I am about to embark on building some garage cabinets. I would appreciate some insight from your experience on basic cabinet design. My goal is to build a set of cabinets along a 12 foot section at the back of my garage. I am looking to build both base cabinets with a working top and wall mounted units with...

2316 days ago

Posting Etiquette - 10 replies

A couple of quick questions: - Is there a thread on posting etiquette versus the posting rules that I missed? - In one of my initial project postings, I posed a few questions to others. It makes more sense to me to do it with the project, but on some sites, you are supposed to move these “conversations” to the forums. - ...


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