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491 days ago

Tinted Lacquer for Cabinets ?'s - 13 replies

So I have built an island for my kitchen and it’s pretty much ready to paint. It’s made of Birch ply, Poplar and MDF for the doors. I’m think I’m wanting to use lacquer to paint it. I’ve been told by painters and read online that it’s a good tough finish and it dries pretty quick. I’m going to paint i...

497 days ago

How do I fix this mistake? - 13 replies

So, I made a large built in for my sister with 4 small cabinet doors in it. I made the doors from MDF sized for a 1/4” overlay all the way around instead of 1/2” overlay like I have in the past. I was thinking I could get some 1/4” overlay concealed hinges but as it turns out my local shops only have 1/2” overlay concea...

590 days ago

How to build these 12' 1'x1' non load bearing columns??? - 10 replies

So, I am bidding on a small job where the customer needs two columns soley for decoration and not to support anything. They are to be 12’ tall and 1 foot square with trimmed out base and top. The columns are to be smooth and just a normal square shape with no trim/flutes/designs in the sides. Just a normal square column, but 12 tallR...

628 days ago

Sectioning off a spray/finishing room. Plastic vs Canvas drop cloths for the sides??? - 5 replies

I am very fortunate to have some paying work going on in the shop right now. I have been wanting a place to do some spraying and finally I have the opportunity to section off a 10’x12’ area of my garage semi-permanently for this purpose. Basically it’s the back corner of the garage. I have already put luan on the ceiling a...

638 days ago

How to Route a design in a MDF cabinet door? - 5 replies

I have been looking and looking online for a solution but I can’t seem to find what I need, or enough of it. I am trying to find a simple and inexpensive way to route a design in a solid MDF cabinet door. Not a fancy design, just a groove a inset a couple inches from the outside of the door. Is there a special jig that can be made th...

673 days ago

Price Per Foot for Custom Cabinets? - 15 replies

I have a family member who’s house has flooded and ruined his cabinets apparently and is asking me for a general estimate of the cost of cabinets. He doesn’t want to get screwed. So, do any of you have guese for what you would charge for kitchen cabinets- -all oak front-raised panel oak doors-solid oak drawer fronts-slide out ...

926 days ago

What to do with all this free plywood? - 21 replies

Ive been working on a job, building a “bar/honkytonk” for a music festival that my family is putting on at a large fairgrounds facility, the Toadlick Music Festival. We are turning their large cattlebarn into the Toadlick Tavern and it needed some modifications to make it an actual bar. One thing it needed was alot of tabletop so...

1313 days ago

Hardware GLOAT! Deal on some drawer slide! - 2 replies

This afternoon my mother mentioned to me that one of her friends who runs a machine shop has just purchased a cabinet shop and still had alot of things for sale. So I immediately asked her to call and see when they would be at the shop, turns out it was in 30 minutes! I hopped in the truck and headed over there and immediately noticed four men...

1314 days ago

Moisture in the shop? - 6 replies

After searching for answers in the forums I could not come up with anything, so I believe I will ask the proffesionals. I have just moved my shop into a single bay of our barn, 13.5’x25’. It is built on a slab and I have the walls insulated and I will have the roof insulated in the near future. I used R13 bat fiberglass insulati...

1318 days ago

Moved into my new shop! - 11 replies

This past week I have been working hard and I have most of my tools moved into my new shop space, it’s so exciting! First I insulated the walls then put 1/2” plywood up. After that I painted the plywood white with a eggshell latex paint which really made the shop brighter and appear larger after two coats (I still have some touching ...

1318 days ago

$275 for this Craftsman bandsaw. Deal or No Deal? - 7 replies

I found a bandsaw for sale locally on Craigslist and I emailed the seller asking them about it. I wondered if it had a mobile base with it, but unfortunately it didn’t. No big deal, but I also wanted to know the model number of it. Once I got that I did some research and found that it wasn’t the best saw ever created since it has ...

1327 days ago

Moving to a new shop! Maybe a third of the size though!!! Smart? - 29 replies

I am thinking of moving my shop home for a few reasons. Current location isn’t that great- I have had one break-in where I had the following tools stolen: framing nailer, roofing nailer, cordless drill, box of assorted Kreg screws, brad nailer, RO sander, respirator. This was about a year and half ago. It is located about 20 minutes ...

1480 days ago

Craiglist Gloat- 8" Grizzly Jointer, basically never used! - 20 replies

I found a 8” grizzly jointer on Craigslist and the seller was asking $350 for it. I offered him $300 and said I could come pick it up the next day, we had a deal. The next day, drive about an hour and ten minutes and pull up to this guys hideaway with pole barns, old wooden barns and all kinds of stuff. I see an old trailer with about 6...

1481 days ago

Craigslist Jointer- Deal or No Deal? - 6 replies

Just found an 8” Grizzly jointer on Cragslist! I need a jointer and an 8” would be excellent! The ad states:“1995 8”x65” Heavy Duty Jointer model #G1018,has 3Knives ,220 single phase,1 1/2 hp motor,with mobile stand” They are asking $350 for it. Seems like a good deal to me, or is it a little high? I ...

1494 days ago

Looking at a Jointer on Craigslist. Q's? - 13 replies

I found an 6” Grizzly jointer on craigslist near me for $100. It looks to be old and the description doesn’t say much at all. I did send an email to the seller asking the condition of the machine and the blades and the lenght of the table (I don’t know much AT ALL about jointers except that I know I need one for all the rough...

1498 days ago

Rockler Router Table Plate- Some problems and disapointments. - 13 replies

I am working on a new router table cabinet and I orded the nice blue router plate from Rockler. I recieved it and I don’t like what I found. When I tried mounting it to my router with the screws that they provided that did fit my router’s thread pattern, the heads of the screws actually stick up and out of the top of the router p...

1525 days ago

My Woodmaster Model 408 Planer. Good machine??? - 2 replies

I bought an older Shopsmith when I first got into woodworking years ago and it came with a Woodmaster planer/jointer that works but I am not sure how well. I have never used the thing but I just recently bought about 650 BF of rough sawn oak so now it is time to figure this thing out. This isn’t mine but it’s identical. I have t...

1525 days ago

Casters for my new router table? - 3 replies

I am in the process of building a router table/cabinet. I ordered some heavy duty 4” casters from Grizzly figuring they would be about right but I think they are way overkill. These things are massive and HEAVY DUTY, I wouldn’t be surprised if you couldn’t roll around a small car on these things, well maybe not but they are s...

1536 days ago

Interesting Craigslist ad. Old Craftsman Jointer? $30 - 7 replies

Just looked at Craigslist and saw this old rusty thing that looks to be a jointer. “This is an older Sears Roebuck & Co. Craftsman Router for woodworking. “Approved Dunlap Tool” Motor not included. $30.00” What you guys think? Would be worth restoring?

1541 days ago

How to store lumber on a slab Q? - 13 replies

I am picking up about 650 board feet of rough sawn oak today (for those of you who read the other thread, I found the oak was a good buy, more on this later). I am bringing it back to my shop which has a slab floor and isn’t climate controlled. My question is, should I elevate the wood off of the slab or just lay it on the slab? For 1...

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