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04-24-2017 02:13 PM

Workbench tops - 17 replies

So I bought the below workbench 4-5 years ago and its been serving me well (added a face vise and pop-up bench stop since taking this pic). However, I think I would like to replace the top. The current top is a nice slab of hard maple, but its not remotely flat. I would flatten it, but being a surplus school bench, its inundated with errant nail...

03-21-2017 01:20 PM

Would MDF work? - 8 replies

So I need some sort of securable work space for my home office. This design should work pretty well. The free plan calls for 3/4” plywood….however I happen to have 1.5 sheets of 3/4” MDF already on-hand. This plan calls for pocket hole joinery which I’ve used on several projects in the past…....but never on a pie...

12-01-2015 02:15 PM

Craftsman 14" Bandsaw for $350 - 0 replies

In case anyone is in the market for a decent 14” saw with pretty good clearance. The saw is currently selling for $385. Apply coupon code SEARS35OFF300 to beat it down to $350. Free shipping to your local Sears. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the saw selling for less than this.

10-30-2015 01:40 AM

(Sold) Craftsman Table Saw Fence Align A Rip 24/12 - 4 replies

If you’re thinking about upgrading your crappy, stock Craftsman 113 fence…....this Align A Rip fence might be something to consider. It came on a 315 series saw that I bought used last year. I had a Delta T2 fence that I installed on the 315. So now I have a spare fence that I do not need. I have never used this fence, but I did p...

11-29-2014 03:27 AM

Incra V27 or V120? - 10 replies

Amazon is currently selling the V27 for $57 and the V120 for $62. Basically the same price for all intents and purposes. I’m actually leaning toward the V27 since I just need something to reliably cut the “usual” 22.5 and 45 degree angles. I’m also not a fan of buying a tool that has more features than I ‘think̵...

11-24-2014 02:42 AM

How to make picture frames - 12 replies

I’d like to dabble in some high quality picture frames. Whats the best way to make them? I’m willing to buy a gadget or two (within reason) if it’ll help me make perfect miters. My intention is to make these as gifts. I also might make them for colleagues when they receive certificates and/or awards. That said, I’m lookin...

11-19-2014 02:55 AM

Miter Saw Stand - 11 replies

So I currently use a workmate as a miter saw stand which works ok when cutting short stock. However, it becomes a royal hassle when cutting longer stuff. I usually have to use 1-2 adjustable height roller stands on either side of the saw to hold longer boards. I’m thinking of getting a portable miter saw stand. I figure it might be nice fo...

02-26-2014 06:03 PM

Anyone in DC/MD/VA need a table saw? - 4 replies

$300 Delta cabinet saw. Seems like a good deal. I’d consider buying it myself, but I’ve been bleeding money lately and don’t really ‘need’ to upgrade my current saw.

02-16-2014 07:09 PM

Craftsman 21833 for $458 - 1 reply

I don’t own this saw, but I’ve seen some recent posts where people have been interested in buying one. Its currently on sale for $458. If you sign-up and buy through, you can get another 6% cash back. I’ve seen this saw as low as $419, but that was 2ish years ago. It typically priced between $499-$549. Its eligibl...

02-15-2014 07:03 PM

50 amazing life hacks - 5 replies

If you have a couple minutes to kill, check out this list of “50 amazing life hacks”. Little tricks to make life a wee bit better. Some are cool…....some, not so much.

01-30-2014 06:47 PM

Delta Contractor Saw ID/Value - 15 replies

Anyone know if this is a universal or induction powered saw from this pic alone?? I know Delta has offered both motor configurations at one time or another. The seller can’t give me a model number or much else in the way of additional info. Whats the most you could see yourself paying for it? Thanks for any input.

11-15-2013 04:30 PM

Convincing myself to buy quality (warning-mindless ramble) - 25 replies

I first began woodworking and craft building about 6 years ago. At that time, I made considerably less money than I do now, and was starting my tool collection with only a drill, circular saw, and a dremel to my name. Given my tight budget and thirst for greater skill/capability, I tended to buy low end tools. I didn’t want to pass over an inter...

11-12-2013 05:19 PM

Any reason I shouldn't buy this Bosch Router kit? - 16 replies

*Nevermind. I responded to the post within 15 minutesof it going live. Apparently, that wasn’t good enough- someone beat me to it. Thats the first time I’ve responded to an ad that quick….and got beat. I thought I had it in the bag. DAMN I just responded to a Craigslist listing for a Bosch router kit. I believe its model 161...

11-12-2013 01:43 AM

Are the 113 and 315 Craftsman Table Saws made to the same specs? - 4 replies

I’ve had a 113 TS for a couple years now. I upgraded it with a Delta T2 fence a while back. I like the saw, but it has a few tiny issues, to include a small touch of arbor run-out. BUtI found a 315.228390 TS today for $100. Its in nice shape and comes with:Align-a-rip fenceMobile baseCast Iron Router wing.I’ve been planning to buy a ...

11-08-2013 01:34 PM

Dust Collection vent to the exterior of home. - 17 replies

I recently sold my small 3/4hp Delta DC. It worked well, but took up valuable floor space. My intention was to try to get by with only a shopvac, but thats not going to cut it. I am considering some sort of small DC that I can mount to the wall, and hopefully allow the dust to jettison through the wall of my garage, to the exterior of my house. ...

11-07-2013 10:07 PM

Ebay Auctions- I don't get it. - 22 replies

SO I’ve been in the market for a Veritas Mk II honing guide. It sells for $68.50 on the Lee Valley Website. Since I like to save a buck whenever I can, and I don’t mind buying used tools, I’ve been stalking ebay for said product. The last auction I followed ended at $66 plus $10 in shipping. Why would someone buy a used tool, o...

10-25-2013 09:58 PM

Need a part for this Wilton Corner Vise - 9 replies

So this Wilton corner vise magically followed me home today. Its in pretty decent condition EXCEPT there is excessive play in the moveable jaw/chop. It appears that a C-clip might be missing that was formerly installed over the threaded rod, inside of the moving chop. Thats a spade bit I’m using to point toward the parts in question. I loo...

10-25-2013 02:03 PM

Whats so good about a leg vise? - 33 replies

I ask this question out of ignorance, as I’ve never used a leg vise before. But- I’ve have a Lee Valley Vise Screw sitting in my garage for 4-5 years now. I bought it from the restore for $5. I didn’t really need it, but for $5….it was coming home with me. I’ve considerd adding a leg vise to one of my benches, but n...

10-23-2013 06:56 PM

What do we think about the Craftsman 22116?? - 11 replies

So my current table saw is a Craftsman 113.298762 with a Delta T2. Generally speaking, I’m satisfied with it. But I do have a few gripes:1- The (stock) stand its currently mounted to is a bit flimsy. I’m not afraid it will collapse or anything, but its far from solid. I could (and might) build a new stand for it. 2- The arbor has a m...

10-20-2013 01:46 AM

Record 169 Bench Stop - 5 replies

I snagged this NOS Record #169 Bench Stop off ebay a couple years ago. I didn’t exactly ‘need’ it for anything. Definitely an impulse buy. But for less than $20 shipped…....what the hell. Its been collecting dust ever since I bought it. In fact, it was buried under a bunch of other crap in my old shop (in my old house). I...

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