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115 days ago

Rod Dehumifiers To Prevent Rust? - 5 replies

Hi Fellow Lumberjocks, I need a bit of help and this place has tons of smart and ingenious people =). Here’s my question: Fighting rust is always on the top of my mind when it comes to preserving the investments I have in my hand planes, chisels, and other expensive woodworking toys. I’ve built a tool cabinet to enclose them a...

897 days ago

Flat Plywood For A Table Saw Sled - A Myth? - 29 replies

Hello Fellow Lumberjocks, Has anyone tried to build a table saw cross cut sled with plywood and discovered that it wasn’t truly flat? The end result is an inaccurate cut. I’ve tried going back to the store to find the ones I think are the most flat, and can’t seem to find one. I really don’t want to buy another piece o...

942 days ago

Think Small For Micro Adjustment - 1 reply

As woodworkers, we are naturally an inventive lot and I think most of us will admit that we are intrigued by shopmade jigs. There is nothing more satisfying than inventing or making a jig that works better and cost less than the store bought variety. However, one of the biggest challenges of making shopmade jigs is accuracy. I’d like to sh...

1020 days ago

Drilling Accurately Located Holes - 16 replies

Okay, here’s a challenge for all you readers out there. I just picked up some aluminum miter slot bars from Rockler and they are tapped for 1/4 20 holes . To attach the bars to the table saw cross cut sled I am building, I need to drill holes through the sled to align with the pre drilled holes in the bars. The screws need to be screwed in...

1211 days ago

Tuning Up A Used Lathe? - 1 reply

Hello Fellow Lumberjocks, I recently purchased a Delta LA 200 lathe off of craigslist. The original owner said that it was only used to produce three columns and has been sitting in the shop for the past three years and hasn’t been used. The capacitor died two weeks after I bought it. I replaced it with one I had in my dust collector, a...

2501 days ago

Premium Blade on Inexpensive Saw - 2 replies

Has anyone experienced excess rattling and vibration on a portable table saw (alunimum top) when you use a premium blade? I recently put in a Forrest Woodworker 2 blade and my saw vibrates much more so than when I have a less expensive blade in there. Do I need to upgrade my saw or should I opt for the dampening stabilizers? Thanks!


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