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01-17-2015 01:34 PM

Downdraft table inserts or build your own? - 0 replies

I am planning to rebuild my mobile assembly table, most likely 24×60 top, maybe 30×60. Thinking of incorporating downdraft sanding top in at least part of it. Wondering about using the commonly available drop in downdraft inserts versus making my own. What has been your experience? Ready made inserts could be made to swap between...

11-19-2012 04:05 AM

OK to dry hickory in my garage? - 13 replies

A friend had a large hickory tree fall on his property recently. His loss is turning into a stack of lumber for me, apparently about 200 bd ft or more. Sawmill he took the logs to does not dry the wood. So, I have been reading about drying wood, both here on LJs, as well as USDA’s Wood Handbook, etc. I am wondering if it is a good idea to ...

05-18-2012 02:21 PM

Shaper spindle safety lock washer - 5 replies

Bought a Grizzly G1026 shaper from local cabinet shop. Came with 3 spindles. Manual says, “NEVER operate shaper without spindle safety locking washer immediately under the spindle nut.” I do not have one. Before ordering from Grizzly, thought I would ask…Is the safety locking washer only necessary when ‘reversing̵...

05-01-2012 02:50 AM

Hope Chest Design opinions request - 14 replies

I have been working on a design for a hope chest for my niece as a graduation gift. I am planning to use rail and stile/frame and panel construction using walnut for the frames and quarter sawn sycamore for the flat panels. I plan a natural finish. I guess my concern is the top. I have been planning a full thickness frame and panel and att...

04-27-2012 07:12 PM

Shaper Cutters question - 7 replies

I recently bought a used Grizzly 3hp shaper with multiple spindles along with a barely used set of rail and style cutters that will match the cabinet doors in my house. With extra cash set aside for additional cutters, I would like to know what are the most commonly used cutters by fellow LJs. I am already thinking a tongue and groove set woul...

12-31-2011 01:05 AM

Shaper questions - 11 replies

Local cabinet shop closing and offered me Grizzly 3HP shaper with complete fence and multiple spindles for $400. Can buy cutters at considerable discount too. I have already been looking at new router and lift to upgrade my current router in a TS extension but wonder if, instead this would be a good addition to to my growing tool collection. ...

12-27-2011 07:28 AM

How many stickers do I need in my wood stack? - 10 replies

Bought a stack of wood for $100 at an auction recently. Two trips to get it all home. Thought it was oak and cherry. Planed a few boards to find I have over 200 bd ft of walnut and over 135 bd ft of hickory, not counting the 10 large beams that were on the bottom of the stack. Most boards are 7-9” wide, 4/4, and rough sawn. They were ...

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