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916 days ago

What goes good over tung oil? - 9 replies

I have just completed a small table. It is special because of many reasons and i will post it when its finished. Special because (1) it is for my wifes new office, and (2) it is all new to me. Every psrt of the table is something i have little or no experience with including the finish, which is my weakness. I decided to use tung oil. I wiped on...

938 days ago

WHat do you do about bugs in the shop? - 15 replies

I have a terrbile problem with stinkbugs in my shop. 2 years ago Maryland got infested with stinkbugs from some foreign ship. We had them but you would only see a few each year. Now, we have them by the thousands. I vacuum handfuls at a time out of the shop. My question is this-what do you do for pest control in your shop? ANything with pyrethri...

938 days ago

Tools or Projects....... - 18 replies

Sometimes i find myself making shop tools or jigs and such to make the shop more functional-as the shop is a tool itself (or an addiction!!). Myself, i am a hobbiest. I have 4 kids and 2 jobs so shop time isnt as frequent as i would like. So, with that said, i try to just buy, if affordable, jigs tools, etc. That way i can focus more on projects...

943 days ago

Mount Festool OF 2000 router in Jessem router lift - 0 replies

Has anyone ever mounted an OF2000 router in a Jessem lift? Or, any router lift for that matter. I bought a few the other day and it seems to be perfect for a router table but there are no mounting holes in the Jessem to accept it. Yes i have bitten by the Festool bug-badly. Thanks co-woodworkers i love you all!!!

999 days ago

Im looking for a Powermatic planer - 2 replies

Im in the market for a used Powermatic, 20 inch planer. Im in Maryland and dont mind a little traveling for a good deal/good machine. Im searching for a PM209. Does anyone know where there may be one for sale? Thanks!!

1029 days ago

Question about Festool Domino joints - 4 replies

If you have Festool tools, arent they the greatest and best engineered things in the world? Im getting better with my Domino machine, but i have a question. Lets say we are joining a 6 inch wide end to a 6 inch wide frame, such as making a shelf. I would say to use 3 or 4 dominos. Heres my question, do i need to apply glue to the joint or can i ...

1252 days ago

I have a question for Festool router owners...please - 4 replies

I have recently acquired a nice collection of Festool tools. One of the best is the 1400 router. I upgraded from the Ridgid router. My question is this… how do you see the bit when working? In the ridgid machine, there was a light that allowed you to see your work clearly. THere was also a nice large hole in the base, which allowed for the...

1323 days ago

Need advice on Festool Rotex 125..... - 4 replies

I have recently been bitten by Festool bug and i do not regret it! The Domino, CTL, and MFT are the best combinations for productivity and accuracy that money can buy. I am more interested in doing good work than bragging that i did it with less expensive tools. Heck take advantage of technology! After all, im using the internet!Anyway, I also h...

1363 days ago

Keith Goren's 46 pens listed projects - 0 replies

Did everyone see these stupid pens listed for sale here? Each one is its own project? I dont own this place but i do love it and protect it and hate to see it abused. He listed them all for sale. Most of them are not even wood! If you want to sell something, go to ebay. ....bet that will keep AIJIM busy for a while…... just kidding! todd

1566 days ago

Question for Powermatic owners-rout-r-lift - 2 replies

I just bought a Powermatic PM2000 and i want to get a rout r lift to go on the side but it doesnt look to have a miter slot. If you are the fortunate owners of this animal, is the router lift a good machine? Is it okay without the miter slots? What is yuor overall thougths?Thank you sooo much Todd Turner

1568 days ago

Heard of GRRR-ripper & Dubby?? JUNK!!!!! Read this.. - 31 replies

I went to th woodworking show in DC yesterday and had a great time. Every tool you have ever read about was there bieng shown and sold. I was dissapointed that the big names werent there-Powermatic, Grizzly, etc. Kreg stuff was there and so was Woodpeckers. Distributors Im sure. I bought (I am embarassed to say i bought these things, but I am am...

1568 days ago

Why does material bow after its cut? I need experienced help... - 11 replies

I just posted a little thing about upgrading my table saw-well worth the effort. After using is a while i was ripping 4/4 maple to use for stiles and rail for my raised panel project. What happened was after the material passed the blade, it wanted to close up and ended pinching the knife and binding. After talking to a wood salesman at the show...

1580 days ago

How much time do you spend? - 37 replies

My wife asked me what i wanted for Christmas for my shop. I told her i wanted time and materials. I love my hobby and have all my life. I want to know how the rest of you guys manage your time with your passion of woodworking. Are you regimented to 2 hours a week or do you sneak out there every 5 minutes you can?I think this is an interesting to...

1589 days ago

Help Todd find a new table saw - 15 replies

Hi jocks. I live in Maryland and I am looking to replace my ridgid cast iron table saw with a bigger and heavier cabinet saw. Like most men, i have my eyes on the Powermatic PM2000. I also have my eye on the pricetag of over $2500. Woodcraft has them. And, I can hardly find them on ebay or Craigslist. Does anyone here have any ideas? Also, is th...

1613 days ago

What type of wood projects do you like to do the most, and why? - 25 replies

I see all types of projects here from boxes to workbenches to outdoor projects to all types of cabinets to pretty much anything that can be made from wood. I just wanted to find what type of projects you guys like to do the most and of course, what drives that desire? Even the pros like Norm and the Woodwhisperer (what does the wood whisper in H...

1619 days ago

Pink maple? I need help identifying maple pleeeeeease - 2 replies

Hello guys. I am making cabinets for my kitchen. I have that project posted here. I have noticed that some of the maple is leaning towards having a pink tinge or shade to it. It is nice. Some of the material is white compared to the pink stuff and some of the maple had brown or black spots and streaks, but not ambrosia or spalted. My question is...

1626 days ago

I need help with raised panels- - 21 replies

I need some advice from more experienced cabinet guys than myself. Ive been doing this a few years and I think i do well but I believe in continuous improvement. Anyway, I noticed last night that the cabinets i made in my kitchen the stiles are raising above the rails. ONly by a few thousandths, but i wonder what i can do differently to fix this...

1652 days ago

Is it just me..... - 2 replies

Hello fellow woodguys-Is it just me or….Do your tools fail the first time you use them after tuning them up? Even after testing them after the tune up? I bought an older drum sander a few weeks ago. Got a better than great deal off Craigslist and the guy was only 3 miles from my house. Its a Grizzly, dual drum, 24in wide sander. Got it hom...

1673 days ago

Got a Porter-Cable bandsaw for Xmas, from my wife, need advice from brother LJ's - 2 replies

Hi guys and Merry Christmas! My wonderful red-headed bride got me a 14 inch bandsaw for Christmas. It was a very nice gift and one that I have been pondering getting. I run across a lot of large sized lumber such as 6×6 and 4×6. I get these from machine crates and usually yields excellent lumber. And yes, all FREE lumber is excellent. ...

1761 days ago

Read this about how to get a smooth finish - 7 replies

This is my first time ever posting at Lumberjocks; its my first time posting anywhere for that matter. Anyhoo, a little about me-been woodworking since i was a kid, over 30 years. My wife wanted new kitchen cabinets and I was the man for the job! I made a sample cabinet door, with raised panels, rail and stile. It turned out nicely and she smile...


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