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12-19-2012 04:22 PM

Workbench Dog Holes in a Solid Core Door Bench Top? - 3 replies

My homebrew workbench uses two 32×80 Solid Core Doors for its top. I think I know better than to just drill my 3/4 inch hole into the “door”. I’ve foundsome 3/4” brass sleeve bearing (with or without shoulder) two (2) inches long. Does anyone have any comment on this idea (pro or con) or does anyone havea bett...

10-22-2012 04:42 PM

Drill Press Table - 3 replies

Hi folks, Been a fly on the wall all these years but finally did something that I’m rather proud of. If anyone notice a posting I made about 2 years ago I had an older (read: not antique) Jet Drill Press given to me. I had asked about using one of those Delta Mortising attachments on it but finally gave up on that and bought a...

03-23-2011 01:34 AM

Mixing Mordants or Quantity Adjustments? - 1 reply

I’m looking at a 9 year old article in FWW (SEP/OCT 2002) by David Salisbury, a Colonial Williamsburg cabinetmaker, about “A Versatile 18th-century stain.” I have an early 1700’s ‘Corner Chair’ that a friend has asked me to restore (It was her great-grandmothers.) The article gives a couple Recipes for Red or...

07-03-2008 11:06 PM

Jet Drill Press - 2 replies

I have an opportunity to get a Jet Drill Press Model # JSL-14DP. FREE I know beggars shouldn’t be choosers, and I do have to drive 480 miles to get it, but I need to know if my Delta Mortise Attachment will fit. It’s a matter of thediameter of the piece above the chuck. (Sorry, don’t know what it’s called.) Kinda l...

01-30-2008 01:06 AM

Accusquare Fence Installation - 1 reply

I recently purchased a 50” Accusquare Fence. The front guide is 70”. The table top is 20”. I have two 12” cast iron extensions, one on each side. I also have the two original 10” sheet metal extensions. The questions that arise are: “Should I put both 10” extensions on one side or one on each side? ....

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