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|932 days ago||
Roof Condensation, Shop Insulation question - 12 replies
Hey All, I am in the middle of redesigning my shop. I’m drawing out the electric and studs, planning for insulation, etc. The shop will be heated and cooled. I’m writing this post in hopes to solve a potential condensation issue. The issue that I’m running into is the roof. I want a vaulted ceiling in my shop. I woul...
|1009 days ago||
An interesting Tool Box Hinge - 4 replies
I found this on YouTube, and thought it was very interesting. It looks like something that would be very handy to have on any varitey of toolbox you would want to make… Here is the link Steve…
|1009 days ago||
I'm looking for advice for a tablesaw under $1000.00 - 29 replies
Hey All, I’m in the market for a tablesaw in the next couple months. It will be a serious upgrade to my shop, as I only have a craftsman benchtop/ contractors saw presently. I’ve had it for 15 years, and it has done well for me… but I’m looking to upgrade to something under $1k. I would like something that has a g...
|1336 days ago||
About 8 months ago, I had a tree fall on my shop. Fortunately, nothing inside was injured, but the barn really suffered. I’ve spent the last 8 months restoring the barn to a brand new condition. I’ve spent a small fortune on it, but it’ll be well worth it. So, now in the spring, I’m going to completely redo the setu...
|1526 days ago||
Reccomendations for Compressed Air lines - 36 replies
Hey All- I am going to install new air lines throughout my shop when I do the interior remodel of it, and I was curious what types of air lines that you all have installed in your shops. I presently have copper line, but I would like to get away from that. The line, over time, has proven to be leaky. Plus, for the amount of line I’m ...
|1544 days ago||
Shop Moisture Question - 8 replies
Hey All!! About a week ago, I had a tree crash into my shop. It messed up the roof and crushed some pearlings. The overall structure was OK, but now the entire thing leaks like a screen. I’m doing a mass Exodus of tools and wood at the moment. I’m ordering new metal and I’m going to redo the entire shop. I’m als...
|1980 days ago||
Please disregard on this request, Lew emailed me the manual. Thanks all, for your help. Steve====================================================================== Hey all! I got a steal of a deal on a Sears/ Craftsman Molding Head Set (7in Diameter, Model# 3217). I paid $20 for it brand spanking new, but without an instruction manual...
|2019 days ago||
Wood Expansion/ Dissimilar woods - 20 replies
I have a couple projects in mind where I may glue up dissimilar woods together. Whether it’s edge gluing for a panel, or face gluing for a thick workbench top, I don’t want to worry about this ruining my project. My question is, do I have to worry about the two dissimilar types of wood experiencing different rates of wood expansi...
|2024 days ago||
Planer Infeed/ Outfeed Support - 6 replies
I have a Craftsman Contractor series planer molder. It has the fixed cutterhead with the metal table that adjusts up and down. When I bought this thing, it didn’t even cross my mind that I would have so much trouble with the infeed/ outfeed support. I would like to build a support table before and after the cutterhead for the material...
|2030 days ago||
Fixed Base Router Lube - 11 replies
I have a Craftsman fixed base router, it doesn’t have a plunge option. It has the “dial ring” that screws the height up or down. I’ve had it for about two years, and I’ve used the heck out of it. However, I’ve never had it apart until today (THAT was an experience). The dial ring that adjusts the height is...
|2053 days ago||
You know it's cold when... - 57 replies
It was -1 here yesterday without the windchill. I went into the shop to stoke a fire for the cats (similar to the CatSand 2009 v1.2, only much more lazy- I think their motors are burned out). As I was walking to the stove wondering why the fire went out, I heard a shattering “pop” like I had stepped on some glass. I looked down ...
|2124 days ago||
Miter saw dust collection - 19 replies
HEEELP! I have a 12” Dewalt miter saw, had it for years. I’ve always just accepted the bag on the back of it as “workable.” I made a specific spot for it in my shop and then realized just how much dust this thing puts out that the little bag doesn’t collect. I acquired two cabinets with countertops. I place...
|2190 days ago||
Finishing Tips, Recipes and Tricks - 17 replies
I’ve posted some links here to some great finishing recipes from some of the Jocks on this site. I think I’m missing a lot, and I’m looking for more input from those that I’ve left out. I’m looking for some of your finishing recipes that you all use. It would be nice to compile one topic with all the recipes an...
|2224 days ago||
Free woodworking plans site - 12 replies
I haven’t been entirely through this site, but based on what I have been through I’m assuming that it’s legit. The site is pretty comprehensive and covers an entire variety of plans for free. I didn’t find this link already posted on this site, so I thought I would share it with those that haven’t been there befor...
|2229 days ago||
What has your biggest challenge been? - 73 replies
What has your biggest challenge in woodworking been so far, and what did you do to resolve it? Right now, my biggest challenge has been joinery. I’m still working on perfecting hand cut dovetails (I’ve got a looong way to go!!) I took a hand cut dovetail class by David Marks about a year ago, and he gave me helpful insight. I...
|2235 days ago||
Old tool Preservation - 14 replies
I love to tinker around and restore old tools. Since my shop is not temperature controlled year around, sometimes all my hard work tends to draw a little moisture. So, to prevent rust from invading my tools, I’ve used a variety different methods to try and preserve them. I’ve used paste wax and some spray waxes, spray zinc-based...
|2240 days ago||
Mobile Planer/ Jointer stand - 8 replies
I’m looking for some ideas to build a mobile planer and jointer stand. The one I have now is not sufficient and takes up too much space with absolutely no storage. I put it together in a real hurry about six years ago. It’s one of those great big wire spools with casters. (don’t laugh too hard… if you have to, let me ...
|2248 days ago||
Fire therapy - 44 replies
My wife and I have been cleaning out our barns the last two days. We’ve been married about 14 years and stuff has piled up on us. It is to the point where I’ve felt like it’s all piled on my chest. We have two big barns, one is about 24×36, the other is 36×54, and she has a small one car garage about 16×24. N...
|2270 days ago||
Is there a better way to glue finger joints? - 6 replies
I’ve been messing around a lot lately with finger joints. I’ve been using a brush and Titebond glue, and it just seems like there must be a better way to do this, especially if you glue in a rabbeted bottom. I tape off the inside of the box to catch the glue squeeze out. This seems to take forever…. Does anyone have any t...
|2316 days ago||
Planing/Surfacing Burl or Curly wood - 16 replies
I have a small board of walnut with some sapwood, and it has some fantastic figure in it. However, I can’t seem to plane it without chipout. I’m plaining with the grain, so to speak, not against it. I’ve never worked with wood that has figure in it, and I’m looking for some guidance to plane it so that I can use it. A...