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386 days ago

router bit - 5 replies

I am building end grain cutting boards and am using rock maple and purple heart plus other super hardwoods. I am experiencing a burning problem when routing the finger reliefs into the undersides of these boards. A rabbet burns because it does not cut on the top plus I would like these reliefs to be 3/4 inch deep. Would a 3/4 inch depth cut rabb...

1451 days ago

Repairing painted surfaces - 7 replies

Hi all: I recently picked up four solid oak counter stools. All the oak except for the seats is painted an off white. There are several areas where the paint needs to be repaired…as in redone. I am assuming I need to sand the area and feather the sanding back away to create a smooth surface then prime and paint. Sounds too simple. Am I mis...

1551 days ago

Radial arm saw - 6 replies

Howdy from balmy Michigan, I stumbled across an old Craftsman radial arm saw. After a couple cans of pb blaster, some dynomite and a barrell of oil I got everything working. It saws great but I can get just one station on the radial. (A little joke..haha). I have built a wood table for it and am a tad confused as to where the fence should be ...

1575 days ago

new woodshop - 19 replies

Hi All,This coming May I am planning on building a new, larger woodshop. Any tips or suggestions? I have a cabinet table saw, router table, drill press (bench) and various other smaller tools….bench sander etc. I am planning on two work benches…one for all my bench tools and the other for the wood vise, dogs etc. I would appreciate a...

1594 days ago

drawer slides - 2 replies

I am curious about hand crafted drawer slides. Do I use dovetails? I haven’t a clue. How did they make them prior to extruded aluminum and the such? Dale

1607 days ago

Dovetail Jigs - 38 replies

Hi all…...I have been researching dovetail/box joint jigs for quite some time now. I am leaning toward PC’s 4216 12inch. It is on sale at Woodcraft this month and has all the extra tempplates for future anticipated expansion. The Leigh is a tad expensive and I can’t afford to even look at Festool. Any comments on the Porter Cab...


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