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08-02-2017 02:04 PM

How to stabilize wood. - 1 reply

Is there any way to stabilize or at least minimize the amount it expands and shrinks? Most of the time I use hard wood such as Walnut or Mahogany. I let it get aclimated to the shop which is climate controlled, oil it and let it dry for a while before putting some polly on.

07-27-2017 02:26 PM

Used SawStop Price? - 6 replies

I am thinking about selling my almost two-year-old SawStop due to the Festool collection I have accumulated and the many times I needed a smaller portable table saw. Its a 3HP PCS with 52” rails and the PCS Mobile Base. What do you think is a fair price for something like this? List minus 20%?

07-01-2017 01:30 AM

Educate me on sanding. - 6 replies

Hi Folks, Can someone give me a quick education on sanding? Mainly why would you use a slower speed over a faster speed on a random orbit and why you would use a 1/4 sheet sander vs a 5” or 6” random orbit.

06-05-2017 03:40 PM

When to veneer vs use solid wood? - 11 replies

Hello Everyone, I have been wanting to do several furniture projects and am about to finally have the time to start them. One thing that I want to create is an updated version of a record hutch that my grandmother had which now resides with my parents. When looking at the hutch closely I can see that it is not solid wood but rather a plywood ...

05-25-2017 02:54 PM

Resawing on Wen 10" question - 7 replies

On a whim I bought a Wen 10” Bandsaw from Home Depot a few months back. I have not upgraded the blade or spent a ton of time setting it up. I did put it on its max speed and tensioned the blade properly. I tried to resaw a few 1/8 Walnut “test cuts” from a 3/4 board to see how they came out. The results were lackluster, to say...

05-15-2017 12:21 PM

Woodworking shows online(NexFlix, Amazon, Youtube)? - 62 replies

I don’t really know where to put this so I guess it goes under skill as I am looking to increase my skills. Does anyone have any woodworking shows they watch on Amazon, NetFlix or Youtube?

05-09-2017 04:52 PM

sliding crosscut table - 2 replies

I am thinking of adding one to my table saw. Does anyone have one and if you do what are your thoughts on it? My saw is a 3HP SS PCS. It looks like Laguna makes a good one for around $700. I don’t think I will spend the $1,200 on the SS one as I can’t see what it does better than the Laguna.

03-09-2017 02:22 AM

Wavy wood after resawing. - 6 replies

I tried resawing some 1/16 venire Walnut on my bandsaw. The stock I was using was about three feet long and 3/4 thick. My bandsaw is a Wen 3962 which I know is not the best sawe and it bogged down rather easily but its what I have. After making a few cuts I noticed that it was really wavy. Is there something I am doing wrong, a better blade i...

12-13-2016 03:28 PM

Looking for a furniture company. - 1 reply

Hi Guys, I am looking for a furniture company that has been advertising on my facebook and youtube feed. I can’t for the life of me remember who they are or generate the add again. They were advertising a desk and a hutch (reminded me of my Grandmother’s 60’s hutch/record player) both of them were modern updates on 50’...

11-30-2016 08:38 PM

Protecting painted top on vanity. - 2 replies

My wife had a painted dresser she wants me to turn in to a dual sink vanity for her bathroom. What do I do to protect the top from water getting on it?

11-30-2016 03:01 PM

PM2000, Sawstop and Unisaw Compentition. - 8 replies

This is just a more of a wondering kinda question but with a PM2000, Unisaw and Sawstop PCS all costing about the same and everyone choosing the sawstop, who is still buying the Unisaw and Powermatic? How/why are Powermatic and Delta keeping those product lines around and why are they not building a safety feature to compete with Saw Stop? Wi...

11-29-2016 05:22 PM

Unisaw base for sawstop? - 5 replies

I loved the base on my unisaw. It was one peace that supported the saw all the way out to the end of the 52 inch rails. I hate the base on my PCS. Does anyone know if a unisaw base will fit a sawstop or know of a base that will support the saw and rails? Unisaw base link is below. Or better yet, does anyone have a unisaw they can measure the ...

11-23-2016 12:34 PM

Venting dust collector outside - 8 replies

I’m sure this had been discussed to death but I can’t find an exact answer. I have a 36×14 detached work shop on the back corner of my lot. It has electric heat and A\C. If I vent my dust collector outside is it really going to affect the temp in the shop? I don’t use it unless I have a tool on and am in North Carolina whe...

11-23-2016 12:29 PM

Danish oil taking off stain? - 3 replies

im in the process of refinishing a cherry hutch for my wife. I used some min wax to darken the wood and let it dry over night. This morning I went to put on a coat of Watco Danish oil and the rag is red from the stain. Was the stain just not completley dry yet or is the oil removing it?

11-21-2016 06:12 PM

Nativity plywood cutouts. - 2 replies

Does anyone know where I can get templates for this? My wife wants me to make a nativity seen this year.

09-22-2016 02:58 AM

using a power planer to refinish hardwood floors - 18 replies

Does anyone have thoughts on refinishing hardwood floors with a hand held plainer like the one below? I have a few rooms left to do and the drum sander is too big to get much use out of it. I really don’t want to use a palm and belt sander for the bulk of the work. I was thinking of using a hand held power plainer to do the bulk of the wor...

03-21-2016 11:45 AM

Behr Deckover for shop floor? - 5 replies

My shop has a nice quality plywood floor. I am not sure if I really want to lay down VCT and I was thinking of using Behr Deckover on the floor. I have seen it on decks and it comes out great. Has anyone ever done this one a shop floor?

02-22-2016 02:43 PM

What to use for shop walls. - 29 replies

Hey Guys, I had a question for you-all. My shop is a detached 14X36 building. I am in the process of insulating and putting up the drywall. After installing a few panels of drywall this wekend I remembered how much I hated it due to the mess it makes, the time to install and thinking back to my last shop it did not really stand up that well d...

01-05-2016 06:04 PM

Filtration for HVAC - 4 replies

I am thinking of putting a wall unit or mini split in to my shop. Does anyone have any ideas on how to add additional filtration to these types of units? They will be providing heating and cooling, are around 12,000 BTU for a 500 square foot shop.

10-28-2015 01:13 AM

Router for tablesaw? - 13 replies

Any recommendations or things to look our for when buying a router to mount to a tablesaw? I am picking up my new tablesaw on Friday and would like to use it as a router table too. I figure I can get a router plate at woodcraft when I but the saw and wanted to get a $100 +/- router from Home Depot

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