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03-13-2011 12:55 AM

Which of these 2 miter saws? - 15 replies

Makita or DeWalt My old miter saw met its tragic end thanks to my garage door and mother-in-law. I have it down to these 2 saws. I would have to get the Makita on-line or get the DeWalt at Lowes while its on-sale. Any thoughts/suggestion/comments? Thanks.

07-17-2009 08:36 PM

Mobile Base for Table Saw - 7 replies

Recently, I was extremely fortunate to get a Jet JTAS Table Saw with the extension table. I need to get a mobile base for it. I have a variety of mobile bases on-line and was hoping someone might be able to give me some advice. Are certain brands better than others? Do I need to get one made specifically for my saw or is a universal base ok?...

02-15-2009 08:31 PM

Angled Holes - 9 replies

Hi all. I am making some angled holes. I am using my drill press table set to 30 degrees, the drill press is on its slowest setting (620rpm), and I am using a 2.5in forstner bit. I know I need to be patient but its taking forever to make a single hole; right now I am only practicing on 3/4in scrap. I am applying slow even pressure the best ...

02-01-2009 11:19 PM

Drill Press Chuck Comes off - 6 replies

I have a Craftsman 2/3HP drill press. Lately the Chuck has been coming off a lot. I take a rubber mallet and get it back on. It feels secure, but shortly after use it comes off again. Obviously this is annoying. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks,Jeff

01-16-2009 03:41 AM

Riddling Rack - 5 replies

My wife wants me to look into making her a Riddling Rack. Something like this: Looks like I just need a way to make the holes uniform. The angle should be the hard part. Does anyone have any ideas or perhaps a plan for such a thing? Thanks!

12-04-2008 04:21 PM

Finishing over a decal - 1 reply

I made a little drink table for a friend. Its MDF painted black and on the table top I placed a decal that I printed from my computer. Since the table will be used for food and drink, I want to protect the table top and decal. I was thinking about using some spray poly, but was unsure if it would cause the colors to run or have any other unex...

11-18-2008 05:17 AM

MDF Table Apron Question - 4 replies

Hey LJers,I am going to make a craft table for some friends’ kid. The table top will be plywood that I will trim in MDF. I got some pre-made wooden legs that will screw into some brackets on the bottom of the table. I also want to add an apron (also MDF) around the legs to hide the metal brackets. My question is whats the best way to j...

11-11-2008 10:02 PM

I saw this used table saw for sale... - 5 replies

I was at my local ReTool store and saw this table saw: Delta 10” Contractor’s Saw Model 34-444Unifence Saw Guide 30” Capacity Model 36-905Homemade Tenoning jigDado InsertWoodhaven Miter Gauge Extension KitMobile base All of that for the grand total of $579.99 Currently I have a “Craftsman 10in Table Saw”, l...

10-02-2008 05:38 PM

Tenons on a router table - 7 replies

I am doing my first project with mortise and tenons. I have been trying different methods of making my tenons with what I currently own (no tenoning jig, no dado blades). I have read up on many different methods and I have tried a few with decent success. One thing I haven’t read about too much is cutting the tenons on a router table. ...

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