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|744 days ago||
Looking to purchase a new shaper - 7 replies
I’ve been looking at the Grizzly G1035 & G1035P 1 1/2 hp shaper for my small shop. I intend to use it for making numerous itms for my new home so I don’t plan on making my living with it. Does anyone own one of these machines or have an educated opinion on that machine(s). They are both basically the same machine with the excepti...
|1283 days ago||
New bag for dust collector? - 2 replies
I have a Grizzly model G8027 dust collector and normally when I empty the bottom bag, I turn it inside out and shake the bejesus out of it before replacing it on the machine. Has anyone ever put your bags through the washing machine to improve air flow. I don’t see why putting them through a commercial front loading machine would harm the...
|2154 days ago||
Our mountain home in the works - 1 reply
Well, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything. We purchased 12.5 acres out in the hardwood mountains around Lexington Virginia. At some point in our future, we will build our retirement home. The house will most likely be a SIP house. The SIP stands for structural insulated panel. There is a wealth of information on SIPsupply.com. Any...
|2367 days ago||
Building some shelves? - 2 replies
The Tidewater wood workers guild passed this on to the members. If you plan on building shelves, it provides you with some idea of the sag you’ll have.http://www.woodbin.com/calcs/sagulator.htm
|2370 days ago||
I’ve been building a mobile chop saw stand and the end is in sight. One hurdle that I have yet to clear is the installation of my drawer slides. I’ve bought a set of the Accuride Full Extension Zinc Box Drawer Slides and the instructions are a little vague. (at least for my drawer skill level) Installing them on the carcass seems str...
|2372 days ago||
How tight for inlay - 7 replies
I am laying in a walnut inlay 3/8” wide and 3/8” deep along a drawer face of red oak. I cut the dado about 1/16” shallow so I can sand it down flush with the drawer face. At this point, if I tapped it in with a mallot there would not be much room for glue at all. I think it would just scrape off the sides. Just how tight does ...
|2373 days ago||
These url's will wear your finger out - 13 replies
While surfing the net looking at different jigs to build I came across this site: ”:http://www.newwoodworker.com/tipstrksdir.html#tsjigs There is an incredible wealth of knowledge in these articles and many of the articles have a video link that goes along with the article. Just thought I’d pass it along, if you’re new to wood ...
|2404 days ago||
After reading a review of plate joiners recently I am considering the purchase of the Porter-Cable 7.5 Amp Plate Joiner Model 557. I don’t make a living with my power tools, but I don’t want to purchase a tool that lacks power or accuracy. I’m ready for the biscuit world. Does anyone think there is a better bang for the buck?...
|2416 days ago||
Band saw upgrade? - 1 reply
I inherited an older All-Trade 14” band saw and after breaking one of the pot metal slides under the table that guide the table top when tilting it, I spent many hours online looking for a parts source from All-Trade and found nothing helpful. While looking at a Ridgid 14” at Home Depot I noticed that the Ridgid brand saw guide looked just like ...
|2421 days ago||
Best glue to use for cutting boards - 52 replies
I was looking through some of the wood scraps in my storage bin and heard a sound . I couldn’t make it out so I turned off the radio and listened. “If you build it, they will cut on it” That’s right some cutting boards are in that bin, I just have to make them. I’ve seen some real works of art on this site and IR...