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03-17-2018 01:24 PM

Why is there such a disparaging difference in price in the Powermatic Jointer line up - 18 replies

I left scratching my head after browsing Powermatics 8” Jointer lneup. Can someone in the know possibly explain to me what the difference is (if any) between the helical and non-helical versions of their Wedge based and Parallelogram based jointers are? ..“60C 8 JOINTER, 2HP 1PH 230V = $1979 everywhere online....“60HH 8 JOINT...

03-14-2018 09:42 PM

Which Rikon Bandaw - 2 replies

I have a seriously underpowered early 1980’s delta bandsaw with a 6” riser block. About the only thing the saw is really good at is scroll work. Id like to pick up a decent saw that can handle resawing and other beefier tasks. I have a few bucks in my pocket and Woodcraft has a 15% off sale on all Rikon thru the 19th. The two model...

03-03-2018 02:46 AM

New Woodworking Club in Manassas Va. - 11 replies

I received an email from Hardwoods in the Rough in Manassas about a new Woodworking Club that has formed and meets in their store the first Saturday of every month (tomorrow, 3/3/2018 @ 3:30) I know nothing about this and for all I know this could have been started by the store itself to get some traffic thru their doors. Anyway. Im gonna do ...

02-21-2018 01:44 PM

When is the Next Powermatic/Jet 15% off sale? - 18 replies

Well, my too good to be true Steelex 8” helical head jointer purchase for $1006 on eBay was just canceled by the seller (Factory Authorized Warehouse) due to a “supply problem” in China. I ordered the jointer back and November and was told it would be in this month which now has been pushed back to late summer. The seller sa...

01-12-2018 12:42 AM

Mortise Chisels and Worksharp 3000 - 1 reply

I picked up a very gently (as in slightly) used Worksharp 3000 off of craigslist today for a hundred bucks. Haven’t even had time to look through the manual yet so perhaps the answer lies there. Anyway, I’m fairly certain it is possible to sharpen a Mortise Chisel on the Worksharp 3000 via the chisel guide below the disc. I’...

04-13-2017 03:40 PM

2 flute straight bit into endgrain - 9 replies

I’m looking into using a 1/2” – 2 flute straight bit to cut the mortises for the bed rail hardware I’m installing into the rails and posts of the bed I’m building for a friend. My question is what kind of a cut will I get using the 2 flute straight bit into the end grain of the rails (soft maple)? I suspect its ...

04-02-2017 11:59 AM

Bosch 23EVP Plunge Base issues - 3 replies

I posted this over at router forums but have received only a handful of views. Decided to post here because LJ’s gets quite a bit more traffic than Router forums. I’m on my second Bosch 23EVP (just the router and plunge base) and Im of course having issues with it and it hasn’t even been plugged in yet. Im thinking Acmetoo...

03-27-2017 01:31 PM

Who says you cant add wood once its taken away - 1 reply

I paired too much material away from the walls of two of my mortises. I later came to figure out it wasn’t the mortise thickness that was to blame, it was the length of the mortises that caused the tennons to bind as they were inserted into the mortise. Anyway, I ended up with 2 tenons out of 8 that I wasn’t at all happy with. T...

03-27-2017 12:42 AM

Question concerning Beech Wood and using it in a bed Im building. (pictures inside) - 4 replies

A friend of mine owns a Horse Farm and asked me to build her two year old daughter a “Pony Bed”. It resembles a set of jumps equestrians use in English style riding. The structure of the bed (posts and frame) are made out of Soft Maple. I got a good deal on some Beech Wood @ $1.75bf and planned on using it for the mattress suppo...

03-20-2017 08:13 PM

Forrest 12" Signature Chopmaster 90 tooth blade. FORREST-CM12905115 - 2 replies

Looking to replace the sub par stock blade that came on my Bosch GSM12-SD glide saw. I found this blade over at Acmetools for $147.07 which is $40+ cheaper than Woodcraft and other places that charge MSRP. I have a 10% off coupon which bring the prices down to $132~. Is the Forrest -CM12905115 worth the price of admission or could I end up w...

02-14-2017 12:51 AM

Anyone ever use Microsoft SWAY? Its a great way to showcase your work! - 5 replies

Since I never can seem to post a completed project, I put together a “sway” of some of the work I’ve done over the past couple of years. Im not a computer genius and I’ve barely scratched the surface of what SWAY is about and what it can do. But I had fun using the software and it was very intuitive and simple to use. ...

01-28-2016 04:06 PM

I wish this was a tool gloat.. but - 14 replies

The Woodcraft near me is in the process of moving its location across town. They didn’t want to pack up all their old “classroom” tools so they had a sale of sorts on most of their machinery. I saw the local flier advertising the sale and didn’t think much of it. But when I got a second email with the remaining unsold ...

10-27-2015 08:35 PM

Black Friday offers are starting to trickle out. Yep.. Jet clamps 50% off again - 2 replies

Its that time of year again where the tool manufactures/dealers start to roll out their Black Friday sales. Here’s a link for Jet Tools offer. Know of any others, post here! As for me, I plan on picking up 8 – 12” Parallel Clamps to complete my set. Should have bought them the first go around! Scott

09-04-2015 12:19 AM

Sanding Cherry in preparation for BLO. - 5 replies

I’m really digging all the Cherry projects that use Boiled Linseed Oil. That process gives such a warm glowing aspect to the wood. My question is this, how far is far enough when it comes to sanding? I stopped at 150 grit but its not quite silky smooth. To tell you the truth, I haven’t cleaned the sanding dust off yet so maybe th...

09-02-2015 01:03 AM

Spammers at it again. - 22 replies

This time they are spamming peoples home pages. The only reason I saw it was because I signed in as a guest user and saw all the comments the person was making on everyone’s home page. I know as short while ago cricket posted how to deal with them and what actions should be taken, but I cant figure out how to alert her to spam posted on ...

08-21-2015 11:38 PM

Blotch Control on Cherry if finishing with Boiled Linseed Oil - 2 replies

I have never used BLO but I have seen the results some of you achieve with BLO and a wipe on oil urethane and Id like to try the method on my current project. I know cherry is a rather blotch prone species. Would I need to use a something like Charles Neil’s Pre Color Conditioner on the cherry before applying BLO or can I get away with a...

08-15-2015 12:29 AM

New to the Incra system.. Question on sliding dovetails - 4 replies

I’d like to clear up a mental block that I cant get past! I picked up my Incra LS system a short while ago and am still trying to overcome being overwhelmed by it all. I understand that when making thru dovetails on the jig there is one and only one correct bit height, I get all that. However, logic tells me that bit height doesn’t ...

08-03-2015 04:36 PM

Tapered Sliding Dovetail alternatives.. - 24 replies

The wife gave me marching orders to replace the 80’s style particle board and glass entertainment center in our bedroom with something a little more sleek and up to date. So I thought I would get all the electronics off the floor and up on the wall under the TV. The idea has blossomed in my head from a simple shelf to a cabinet of sorts ...

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?

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