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05-20-2015 10:43 PM

Building a router cabinet. How much room should I leave around the router? - 7 replies

Im in the process of drawing up a set of plans in SketchUp for a router cabinet to use with an Incra 27×43 offset table top. I have a few ideas running through my head on what Id like to do with the cabinet, but I don’t want to crowd out the router either (PC 7518 Clone in a Woodpeckers PRL lift ). So what is the absolute minimum cl...

03-17-2015 12:51 AM

Its a good day when...... - 6 replies

.....You come home after a long day at work to the 2015 Grizzly Industrial Catalog in the mailbox! It’s 782 glorious pages of prime bathroom reading It sort of makes it all worth while, ya know what I mean?

03-06-2015 05:49 PM

Group TOOL buys? Ever seen one on this site? - 3 replies

Over on the R/C forum I frequent I routinely see GROUP purchases advertised. I don’t think I have ever seen one here. I could be and probably am wrong about that. I’d love to see something like that here. Maybe when the sponsor section goes live they will offer it or we as a group could convince them to offer it! I could really...

12-27-2014 05:09 PM

I screwed up but Im no longer in the dog house.. PROBLEM FIXED!! - 39 replies

_This was originally posted just after Christmas. I wanted to show everyone how the fix went! _ So I built my daughter a Doll House for her American Girl dolls. If you know anything about American Girl dolls you know they are LARGE as in almost 1/4 scale LARGE! So a three story Doll house stands right at 6 fee tall. And that is my di...

12-15-2014 12:23 AM

Which color Thread lock on a unifence? - 6 replies

The Large set screw on my Delta Unifence wont stay locked in place after setting the fence to the miter slot. After making a few adjustments of the fence during use, it starts to lose it accuracy in the order of 6-7 thousands or more and requires me to stop what I’m doing to resquare the fence. It seems that one of the large set screws i...

11-26-2014 07:17 PM

Big Box Birch Edge banding.. is it any good? - 5 replies

I need to edge band several sheets of plywood that are being used to construct an American Girl Doll house. I picked up a couple of rolls of this stuff at the orange box Is it any good? Its going to be painted so I don’t care how it looks as long as it covers up the 13 core veneer ply smoothly and stays firmly glued down in place. Also...

09-24-2014 03:20 PM

Pocket Hole question - 7 replies

I’m in the middle of putting together a multi purpose table (outfeed/assembly/planer table) and I ran across an unexpected issue I was hoping someone could help me out with. I am using inch and half thick maple stock ( two – 3/4” pieces glued up) as stretchers between the table legs. I’m using the Kreg pocket hole sy...

08-05-2014 02:09 PM

Minimum Diameter that you would harvest a black walnut - 16 replies

I have 5 acres of woods behind my home that have probably 40-50 black walnuts that are at least 12” minimum in diameter Of these, I would say about a third are 16-18” in diameter and a few are approaching 20-24” or larger in diameter. These are all “forest” trees and not “yard” trees hence they spent ...

04-03-2014 09:58 PM

What dimension lumber do you cutting board people start out with? - 13 replies

I want to make a few cutting boards and since this is the first time trying out my skills in this area, I have no idea what dimension stock I need to buy. The first cutting board I think will be your basic end grain checker board pattern. Id like to also try my hand at the end grain 3D boards as well. I have a bunch of 4/4 stock laying around...

03-22-2014 01:28 PM

Delta Rockwell Super 900 pricing. - 9 replies

Anyone know what this machine is worth? It looks to be in decent shape. The motor runs well however It will need a new table which is enough to manufacture. What is a fair price for this machine? I want to make an offer on it this afternoon. Thanks!

02-04-2014 01:22 AM

Frued Diablo Router bits - 17 replies

Since the Orange Big Box carries these, I know some of you have used them. Are they any good? I am totally frustrated with the woodtek aka woodcrap boxed set of router bits that i have. They burn and their cut is far far from supieror and these are bits that have low miles or should I say inches on them. I ran to HD tonight to pick up a ...

02-02-2014 09:58 PM

Router bit speed selection on poplar and mahagony (pics added) - 2 replies

Im trying to use a 1/4” shank, 1/4” round over bit on a project that has mahagony and poplar stretchers. The mahagony pieces meet at 90° to the poplar and Im experiencing some slight burning on a few places here and there on the poplar. Whats speed range would be most appropriate to run the router? It’s a 1 3/4 hp Craftsman ...

01-29-2014 12:15 AM

Brrr.. its cold and snowy outside.. lets go sledding.. not what you think. - 1 reply

So I’m sure most of you have heard of miter sleds and even planer sleds. I borrowed heavily from the planer sled idea and produced a sanding sled that in all actuality could function as a planning sled. I had 50 small blocks about 3/4” x 1” by 1 3/4”. The problem was I cut them out on the table saw at different times a...

01-19-2014 05:39 PM

Will it warp/sag? (photos insde) - 12 replies

Im in the middle of building much needed shoe racks for the garage as it seems its the place that collects most of the household shoes. With my wife and both of my daughters into equestrian you can only imagine the clutter and dirt thats gets tracked into the garage. Hence the shoe racks. I based my plans on a fellow LJ previous build here. ...

01-05-2014 03:13 PM

Bandsaw blade selection. - 6 replies

I have an older late 70s Rockwell 14” BS with 6” riser that I inherited from my father. I installed cool blocks as my dad still had the original steel or ferrous material blocks that came with the saw. I’m in desperate need of new blades as all my dads blades are pretty much shot. I figured the first blade I would get would ...

12-31-2013 12:49 AM

Delta tenon jig 34-182 and 34-183 what are the differences? (two part question) - 5 replies

When my father passed away my brother and I divided up some of my fathers tools and one of the things I ended up with is an older model delta tenon jig. It sat on my shelf for the better part of a year and half and now I am in need of its use to make some open moritse and tenons on my current project (shoe racks) for purely asthetic reasons. T...

12-21-2013 04:07 AM

Is it safe to use a dry lube on the carriage track of a Rockwell Super 990. - 5 replies

Im in the process of tuning up my dad’s old Rockwell Super 990 RAS. I built new tables for it and now Im in the cleaning/tuning stage of getting this saw ready for duty. This saw was made in 1963 before lubricants such as dry lubes were readily available. I was reading instructions for a super 900 saw that said “Lubrication –...

12-20-2013 08:27 PM

Arm-R-Seal and wiping it down between coats - 6 replies

Im using Arm-R-Seal satin and had a few runs in a project I’m into. I had to get out the razer blade to scrape the runs away. They werent major, more like puddled drops. I also had to do a little more agressive sanding than I had planned (with 320) in between coats and I’m left with a very milky white haze all over my project. My q...

12-18-2013 08:18 PM

Flushtrimming MDF and router speed - 2 replies

Installing a sacrificial MDF top on my new QS poplar Radial Arm saw table that I sanded and sealed with shellac. Im guessing speed doesnt matter when flushtrimming MDF. Am I correct in my thinking? I’ll be using a good bit from whiteside but I dont want to tear it up either. By the way, the MDF is only 1/2” thick. Thanks ...

11-19-2013 05:55 PM

Opinons on radial arm saw table replacement Super 990 - 2 replies

I’m in the process of replacing the table on my Rockwell Super 990 RAS. My original top, which is 50 years old was made with very tight grained Douglas Fir that was glued up in 3/4” wide strips. (at some point my father added a 3/8” MDF top) I bought some 11” wide 5/4 QS Poplar and plan on using that as the underlaymen...

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