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08-07-2017 12:51 PM

Solid Oak Boards for sale - 3 replies

Solid oak boards, all 3/4 inch stock, several sizes available, ready for re-purposing. Pieces not sold separately, I really need you take entire skid of a particular kind. If purchased new, my ‘guesstimate’ value is around $10 per piece or higher. Cash only. - 420 pieces at 10 5/8”W, 35 3/4”L, x 3/4” = $1,250....

06-14-2016 02:59 AM

Table Saw Motor Humming? Bad Start Capacitor? - 19 replies

I was using my table saw today and it just quit, sort of….I was using it to rip some 3/4 inch oak shelving for about a half hour or so.I was turning it off and on, as needed, when suddenly it wouldn’t come on?It would only hum? I had a saw once that would overheat, so I let it cool for about 15 minutes and it started right up again....

01-29-2016 09:49 PM

Can I Get Help with Choosing a Used Jointer? - 19 replies

I finally bought a good used table saw, and could not have made a better purchase without all of you guys helping me out. Now it’s on to a used jointer! Looking primarily on Craigslist, here’s what appears to be a good machine, but seems overpriced? What do you think? ...

11-18-2014 05:54 PM

Which Table Saw To Buy?? - 75 replies

I have a 25 year old Craftsman table saw and it needs to go. So, what do I buy? I would like to build some cabinets, bookcase or two, and the like. I don’t want one of the simple ‘mobile’ table saws because I’d like to have a good-size top.I can’t afford a cabinet saw because I don’t intend to make a livi...

02-29-2008 07:51 PM

Sharpen Router Bits? - 2 replies

Hey guys, I have been using my router to edge route some antler plaques I made from oak-veneered plywood. I made about 30 plaques, and I am beginning to think that my bit is getting dull. Thus, my questions: 1. How do I sharpen a router bit – is this even possible? (I sure hope so considering how expensive they are) 2. How ...

12-04-2007 04:44 AM

Routing Like a Pro - 8 replies

I would like to learn how to route signs, letters, plaques with words, and the like. Maybe even learn how to do a fancy design or two. Can someone tell me how to begin learning this skill? I already have several routers, but have not used them for much beyond pattern routing. Where do I begin? Any good DVD’s or books you would recom...

11-30-2007 11:34 PM

Finishing MDF Edges - 6 replies

I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on how to finish edges on plaques made from MDF. I had a CNC company route some oak veneered MDF sheets into plaques, on which I will be mounting antlers for customers. I have been using oak veneered plywood, but painting the edges is far too time consuming. I am attempting to make the switch ...

11-28-2007 10:00 PM

Gravity Feed HVLP Spray Gun - 2 replies

Hey Guys Rockler has an HVLP 1.4 mm spray gun on sale and I have a question about it. What kind of compressor do you hook it to? It says it needs 15 to 50 PSI? Is this a rather small compressor? What would some of you recommend to meet this need? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

11-17-2007 04:27 AM

Computer Design of Project - 6 replies

I am going to attempt to work with a local sign company to make veneered MDF plaques in an attempt to make some money “sweating for bucks.” I have a pattern made, which I have been using to make veneered plywood plaques, on which I am hanging anlters. In order to communicate with the sign maker, I will need a CAD drawing. I am ...

11-16-2007 04:40 AM

Problem with Craftsman Drill Press - 11 replies

Hey guys, Yesterday I bought a Crafstman 12”drill press, model #113.213150 - used. Today I attempted to use it and encountered a problem, the arbor will NOT stay in? So, I grabbed the owner’s manual, which came with it, and followed the instructions. I was very surprised that the only way to hold it in was by pressing it down ...

11-10-2007 02:56 AM

Jet Table Saw, what's it worth - 11 replies

Hey guys, I just came from a moving sale. The guy is selling all sorts of tools – basically his entire shop! Everything is only 5 or 6 years old and all appears to be in good shape. My question is this: He has a Jet Table Saw, only 6 years old, but I can’t tell what it is worth. It is a contractor saw, he believes, and it is m...

10-29-2007 06:41 PM

Proper Screws for MDF - 34 replies

Some of you may have seen my posts about making some antler plaques. I have gone back and forth between using solid wood and using MDF. Well, after purchasing a jointer, borrowing a small planer, and attempting to do some ‘glue-ups’ this past weekend, I have changed my mind. I am now settled on using veneered MDF. I do look forwa...

10-25-2007 03:14 PM

Craftsman Table Saw Fence - 2 replies

I have a 1989 Craftsman conrtactor’s style table saw – strike ONE. I purchased it from my dad a couple of years ago, and it is badly in need of a new fence -strike TWO. When I tried to purchase one from Sears Parts, they don’t have one. Ouch! – strike THREE and I’m out! Can anyone tell me where I might find a ...

10-23-2007 04:19 PM

Making Picture Frames - 4 replies

I need to make 8×10 inch picture frames from scratch. They need to be made from the same material as the plaques on which they will be mounted, which is solid oak. I intend rip oak pieces on my tablesaw to 1” wide by 3/4” thick. I will remove the material needed for the glass and matting, and have done so already, but this is...

10-20-2007 06:31 PM

Jointer Selection: Delta vs. Craftsman - 11 replies

Because of limited funds and space, I will be purchasing a benchtop jointer. I have been considering two models: The base-line Delta, retails for $220 and Craftsman’s base-line model, which retails for $250. I was ready to purchase the Delta, when I happened to be in Sears waiting for an eye doctor’s appointment and noticed they h...

10-05-2007 06:08 PM

Working with MDF - 13 replies

I am working on the design for a project for which I think veneered MDF would work very well. However, I am concerned about the issues of breathing the “sawdust” created by MDF. For those of you who work with MDF, do you wear a respirator when cutting on a table saw or routing? I’m told it can be quite bad to breathe, but do...

10-03-2007 06:42 PM

Plaque Board Width & Finishing - 3 replies

I have been considering maiking some antler mounting plaques out of MDF or veneered plywood. Some of you on this sight said it was a bad idea, and that I should glue up pieces and then make my plaques from that point. Well, I have decided you are right. I want to have a superior product when finished, and plywood just won’t cut it. I w...

09-24-2007 10:42 PM

Router for all Jobs? - 21 replies

I am going to be purchasing a router soon. I have a cheap one, and want to get something versatile…I think. I saw on the New Yankee Workshop that Norm had a Porter Cable that could be interchanged with different casings, thus making it a “plunge” as well as a “regular” router. Then I got a video from the library,...

09-17-2007 07:08 PM

Plaques from 3/4" Plywood - 13 replies

I am going to be making some plaques from a pattern I made using illustration board. I intend to trace the illustration board onto some kind of sheet good to act as my template. I am wondering if I should use 1/2” MDF, or if the 1/4” luan I already have will give me the edge I will need for tracing with a pencil? As for cutting ...

09-10-2007 06:50 PM

Designing a Plaque - 8 replies

As part of a plan to make some plaques to mount my deer anlters, I was wondering if anyone could give me tips on just how I go about getting my plaque design from paper to wood? Actually, I need help getting them on paper too! I know what I want, and can sketch it on a piece of paper, but now it is time to make it the “actual size”...

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