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552 days ago

Jet 16-32 Lid Catch - 12 replies

Just acquired a new (to me) 16-32 Drum Sander and something seems distinctly wonky (technical term) with the lid catch and I can’t, for the life of me, seem to work out what needs to be adjusted to make it close properly. This is a picture of the current state and the closed state with the catch on the inside, so to speak. Co...

601 days ago

Tools Available - 2 replies

I have a few tools that are available for the first person who would like to come pick them up, nothing particularly spectacular but workable. A Craftsman 10” Tablesaw, Contractor version, pretty sure I have all the bitsA bench top Craftsman router table with router A GMC Router table with router. GMC is like this one; Oxfo...

791 days ago

Sharpening Question - 13 replies

Looking for some guidance on sharpening, specifically flattening the backs of my plane irons. I have waterstones, 400/1000/2000/5000/8000 and a granite block to flatten them. When trying to flatten the backs of the planes I always seem to end up with some sports that are shinier or more polished than others though the scratch patterns are ...

951 days ago

WoodRiver Clamping System - 13 replies

So I bought a couple of sets of these a while back when they were on sale and just used them for the first time yesterday and I gotta admit that they didn’t quite do what I expected them to. Now, this is almost certainly operator error, but my expectation was that they would align/flatten a panel glue-up so that cauls were not neede...

964 days ago

Lumberjocks Widgets ? - 2 replies

I am using the widgets from, the At a Glance skinny version, but am getting the same result as the local widgets, they just sit at Loading…... Is there something wrong ? Something else I should be doing ? The Flash one seems to work OK but I don’t particularly like the ads and don’t really ...

1073 days ago

DC for a Porter Cable 382 - 0 replies

Has anyone had any experience/luck with connecting DC to a PC 382 ROS ?

1098 days ago

Non-shop talk threads - 26 replies

Whilst I have no issue with this forum, or anyone who wishes to participate in it, and I’m sure I will get howled down, lambasted and abused but is there a way that the threads from this forum can be excluded from the Forum Topics widget on the front page ? Sure, I could just ignore them, though, sadly from my perspective they are numer...

1166 days ago

Router Table & Fence mismatch - 10 replies

So, I bought this router table and this fence Problem is that the slots in the aluminum fence and the slots in the table don’t line up so I’m sorta wondering what my options are 1. Drill holes in the fence and file out the slots ?2. Extend the fence slots some other way ? I guess my question in general is, what ...

1211 days ago

Jessem Rout-R-Top - 6 replies

Anyone have any experience with this router table top ? I bought a Rout-R-Lift II a while back and this is obviously a good fit for the top but I was wondering; Would routing 2 channels for fence miters be an issue or problem do you think ? If you have one, is the top pre-drilled or setup for the Rout-R-Fence ? Thankstony

1285 days ago

Strip/Flap Curtains - 4 replies

Anyone have any experience with using these in the shop ? Effective for keeping dust “contained” ? Any preference for suppliers ? For a basement shop that is impinging on the other parts of the basement and, even with improved DC, there is still some dust being created Thankstony

1300 days ago

Scrap Recycling ? - 14 replies

For the scrap scraps, as opposed to the pieces that go on the, ever increasing in size, scrap shelf, is there a way to recycle ? Specifically, the plywood offcuts and especially MDF, surely thats recyclable ? What’s everyone do with that stuff ?

1309 days ago

Questions on Sharpening - 11 replies

I’m afraid I’m suffering from a bit of information overload on this subject so thought I might ask a couple of clarifying (hopefully) questions. I was fortunate enough to receive 3 LN planes for Xmas and have been doing a lot of reading on setup, sharpening and use, as you would imagine. I also bought a copy of Handtool Essential...

1326 days ago

Jorgensen vise & Ridgid bandsaw questions/input - 4 replies

Would appreciate some input/advice/opinion from the more experienced; Just received a new Jorgensen vise, the 42012, to add to the new workbench, discussed initially here , and had a couple of questions on the installation/fitting side of things; Whilst the vise will, obviously, be able to transition to a new workbench if I ever build one,...

1339 days ago

Face Vise, always on the left ? - 8 replies

So I’ve just built a more sturdy workbench, the FWW Plywood version and I left space on the left to mount a face vise but standing here looking at it, are face vises always on the left ? Given I’m a righty, does that make sense ? What’s the reasoning/logic/history behind that position ?

1339 days ago

Gasp !! - 18 replies

Went on my first buying expedition today, which was really a lot of fun, great selection, got to choose from 2 or 3 different candidate species and choose my own boards etc.. But Holy Moly, is it always that expensive ??!! I got roughly 50 BF of Cherry, 8/4 & 5/4, for a trestle table and it came to $430, the sapele was just a bit cheaper...

1342 days ago

Ridgid Jointer Knives - 14 replies

Question for all the (much smarter) Ridgid Jointer owners out there Purchased a set of these knives to replace the OEM knives ; Freud Knives Problem I seem to have is that I can’t seem to get them to be less than (approx) 6 thou higher than the outfeed table Anyone else had this problem or have a suggestion ? Thankstony

1547 days ago

Cut Diagrams (was Lists) - 24 replies

I have a question regarding cut lists. On a lot of the cut list diagrams I see the dimensions are all butted up against each other and I’m wondering how that works with taking the blade kerf into consideration ? So are they always off by the blade kerf and you need to adjust for it or are they inclusive, so to speak, of the blade ker...

1573 days ago

Screwing & Counter-sinking basics - 15 replies

So this is about as basic as it gets but I am having “issues” with simple drilling, counter-sinking and screw size/installing. Not sure I know why but the drill/countersink combo I have always seems to be smoking, is now a black/blue color and even a No 2 square head screw is twisting off before hitting bottom. Is there some se...

1586 days ago

Oak Tree down - Need Advice - 19 replies

A 40ft Red Oak has fallen over at my son’s girlfriends house, fortunately missing everything and causing no damage but is due to be “dismantled” tomorrow. I have access to the wood that will be available but am not sure what I should do, ask for or organize and would really appreciate some advice as to the best way to go abo...

1609 days ago

Super Sled Q&A - 8 replies

Apologies if these questions have been asked and answered elsehwere. Upgraded my TS to a Ridgid 3650, just a night and day difference !, what a shocker :-) Anyway, am in the process of constructing a crisscut sled, using John Nixon’s design from his website John's website It really is very cool that all you guys are so willing ...

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