I have a 15-20 year old Delta left-tilt Unisaw table saw. The tilt mechanism works well and easily adjusts with the hand wheel. The lock wheel also turns freely, but when it is turned down and tightened, you can still turn the hand wheel. That means that’s wood passes through the saw, any vibration or forces between the fence and blame can affect the degree of tilt. I went to my local Woodcraft store where I purchased the saw and the owner/manager explained that Delta is basically out o...
It has been a wild and incredibly busy week. I have spent most of my days up in my shop, working on cutting my wood orders. It is difficult to call it 'work' because I do enjoy doing what I do so much. With the release of Lynne Andrew's Noah's Ark series last week, there has been a huge rush to purchase the wood pieces from me. Along with this have been our regular orders and all the other business tasks. I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined being in such a wonderf...
I sprayed two coats of Zinsser’s clear shellac today in order to seal the dye I wiped on all surfaces of this cabinet last night. Now I need to make a choice for the top coat finish. I have several cans of lacquer and polyurethane in my shop. Which should I use. This cabinet is a shop tool cabinet so durability is probably my biggest concern. I will study a couple of my finish books tonight. QUESTIONWhat finish coat should I spray tomorrow? Lacquer? Or Polyurethane? I al...
OK first up acknowledgements to Mark Wilson for educating me on removing iron stains from naills in wood using Oxalic Acid. I thought I may be able to use common household products according to information I read on the internet so after visiting under the sink I set to work. I did three tests with the same test sample offcut CLR results no change. Active ingredients not disclosed apart from not containing any phosphates Mould AwayResults no change Active ingredients Sodium hyd...
HELLO We just completed a project with our front doors. The stain was old so we sanding them down, cleaned them well and applied the Java stain. They look amazing. Do I have to use the top coat for front doors? They do not really have sun exposure. What happens if I do not?
All that was left construction wise was to build the router cavity door. I used solid oak with a dado placed to receive the plexiglass .. although some people said that it might be the smartest idea putting a door as the router needed a lot of air to function properly but after researching this project I found the the majority of Cabinet did in fact have doors . That’s why I drilled 2” diameter holes in the plexiglass for the air intake if all else fails I can all ways remove t...
Also known as Box Joints. Not saying this is the “perfect” way to do these, but, this is how I do them. First off, I get the four sides all milled to size. Nice when they are the same width and thickness So, for this little “How to”, I have these Pine boards. I made them about 3/8” thick, and all are about 3-1/2” wide.Boards can be about any size, but they need to be close to the same size no matter how thick or wide they are. I start with t...
If you’ve struggled to learn 3D Modeling with SketchUp on your own, a weekend class will get you past the common things that most users struggle with. If you have some experience using SketchUp, there are a bunch of shortcuts that will make your design/engineering/problem solving work much faster. I teach small classes several times a year, and I’m available to come to your group. There is still space available for these upcoming SketchUp Classes March 18-19, Cincinnati, Ohi...
View on YouTube The 2nd part of my traditional tool cabinet project!
Hi everyone, I have several 7/8 – 1 1/4 shank titanium coated drill bits. The shortest one is 10in, the longest one is 24in. They are huge and I have nothing that can possibly handle them. I can’t find anything online on what they could possibly be used for though. I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction, please…? Jim
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