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362 days ago

Need help with Delta tension spring replacement - 5 replies

My Delta 14” bandsaw was old when I got it, and while I’ve been playing with it for a while, the spring is old and tired as heck. I read good things about the Iturra spring and ordered one, but as I went about removing the old one, I can only get the block that holds the spring to rise up enough to expose like half of the original s...

713 days ago

Starting my workbench project - 6 replies

I have several 9.5” wide slabs of 2.25” thick white oak that will make up the top. My jointer can handle up to 6” wide, and my planer 12”. So when I get to the stage where I am working on the top, I can true up the ‘sides’ of my slabs, but the ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ will be too wide for t...

733 days ago

Help with Router question - 9 replies

Hi, I have a Ryobi RE175 1 3/4HP variable speed plunge router that I got relatively cheaply from an older gentleman in my church. It looks unused, apart form box being opened. My question is, can you use a plunge router with a router table (i.e. can the ‘plunge’ function be disabled/not used while running the router)? Or do I ne...

740 days ago

Prepping for workbench build - 2 replies

I got a lot of help on what wood to use in the wood forum, but I’m here posting for opinions on what a decent head vise at around US$100 would be.

743 days ago

Help with type of wood for workbench top? - 49 replies

I’m getting ready to begin work on a for-real wooodworking bench, want to go with gluing planks together to build up a thick, solid-feeling top. Trick is, I live in rural southeastern Georgia where there are precious few places to get more than what Lowes or Home Despot sells. The Lowes in town has red oak, poplar, and pine, and some stu...


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