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|60 days ago||
My table saw is tapering cuts. - 16 replies
My table saw is tapering cuts. It I cut something say 2 feet long it will be about 1/32 thinner at the end of the cut. Is this an alignment issue?
|71 days ago||
How much did you spend building your shop? - 31 replies
Well we are getting close to moving and I will have a blank slate to build a new shop. When I built my current shop I spent about $12K on it. The shop is 16X18. A good chunk of the cost (about $2500) was for the southern yellow pine clapboarding I had to use for the siding. I live in a historic zone and was required to use it. The next shop will...
|74 days ago||
Add on to shop or knock down and build new. - 3 replies
For those of you out there that have done this before I have a question. I have a shop that is detached and 12X16. I can live with the 16 but I would like to double the width and make it 24X16. Option 1 is to expand by building out the deck, taking the roof off, taking off the side wall expanding the front and back walls, building new side wa...
|215 days ago||
Unmotivated with small shop - 94 replies
I have stepped away from wood working for about a year now. I did a few projects durning that year but I think the reason why I have been staying away from it is because the shop it too small. I built what I could and expanding it is not really an option. I would love to get bak in to the shop and make some projects its just kinda cumbersome in ...
|362 days ago||
What is 3HP - 46 replies
What exactly does 3HP mean? I really doubt my 3HP shop vac motor could replace the motor on my 3HP unisaw. So what exactly is 3HP then?
|433 days ago||
High Gloss Finish - 6 replies
Can someone help me figure out how to do a high gloss finish like in the photo below. I have tried Laqur but it never comes out really as nice as in the photo in the link. I know Frensh Polish is a method but is there a better more efficient way to doing this? http://media.channelblade.com/boat_graphics/dealers/1265/digi45342067_l.jpg
|494 days ago||
Wood swelling - 3 replies
I know I should post pictures with this but I am at work and did not take any. I made a coffee table last year, The center is 3/4 lacewood then I wrapped it with ebony and Babinga mitering the corners. All of the corners appear to have pulled apart over night. There is like 1/16 gap in each one. So I have a few questions 1. Is there a way to ...
|507 days ago||
Craigslist Lumber Price - 5 replies
Is this guy even in the same universe or am I not understanding lumber prices? It just seams a bit high to me. http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mat/3163881496.html
|522 days ago||
Simple box joint jig for table saw. - 1 reply
Can someone point me in the correct direction for making a simple box joint jig for a tablesaw? I have been looking for one but am noticing that some people enjoy making the jug as much as they do the finished productt. I just want a simple jig, not a work of art.
|523 days ago||
Why do I need a bandsaw? - 36 replies
I have been wanting a bandsaw. There have been a few times that I have wanted to resaw something and cut curves but besides that what else can I do with one? I view it as a nice to have not a must have. Please share your thoughts with me on what else can be done with one and how you use yours. -AG
|536 days ago||
Back from a break - 2 replies
So I am back in the shop and back on the site from about a three month break. Anyone else ever shutdown the shop for a few months to take care of other things in their life? I have been working on my house so much I have not had time for woodworking in the past few months. I am looking forward to spending a weekend cleaning and orginizing my sho...
|673 days ago||
Patina Copper - 11 replies
I am making a table with a copper top. I would like to give the copper a green patina. I can find formulas on the internet where I need to buy this chemical and that chemical but can’t find anything good. Anyone have any suggestions on a kit that I can buy or a simple formula?
|683 days ago||
Darken Cherry - 17 replies
Any advice on how to darken cherry? I always see these nice red cherry projects. Do people use stain on it or is there some other method?
|684 days ago||
Best 45 on a table saw. - 12 replies
I have tried the stock miter gauges, I have tried to make my own jigs and my 45 cuts are always a bit off. It is driving me crazy so my question is what is the best method of cutting 45? I do have a CMS but I hate the thing, I like to use the table saw. Can you share what jig you are using or have made?
|713 days ago||
Outfeed table for unisaw - 3 replies
Anyone make an outfeed table for a unisaw? I tried looking through google but did not get any good ideas. I am open to suggestions if you have them. If you have made one your self and have photos I would love to see them.
|721 days ago||
Full kerf or thin on 3HP - 11 replies
I just bought a 3HP unisaw. I have a thin kerf and a full kerf WWII. Which one should I use? Does it matter?
|732 days ago||
Got rid of the SS and got a unisaw. - 22 replies
Well, I got rid of my contractor SS this weekend and bought a used Unisaw 3HP. I love the unisaw.
|735 days ago||
Grizzley vs MP2000 or Unisaw - 3 replies
Grizzley seams to offer saws that on paper are on par with the unisaw or PM2000. Anyone ever get to use a grizzley and a unisaw or a PM2000? Where is Grizzley cutting corners to come in $1,500 less than the others?
|736 days ago||
Long rails or not on table saw. - 6 replies
I currently have 36 inch rails on my table saw. I am about to order a new saw and defaulted to the 36inch rail but I was looking at the 74 inch rails. There have not been a tonne of times that i have needed to go over 36 but it would have been nice the few times I did need to go over. On the other hand my shop is only 14 feet wide so I am concer...
|748 days ago||
5hp 240v single phase - 14 replies
Grizzly has a 5hp 240v single phase table saw. Is that possable I thought when you got in to 5hp you were three phase. Any thoughts on this? http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-5-HP-220V-Cabinet-Left-Tilting-Table-Saw/G1023RLWX