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04-20-2012 07:48 AM

Waterstone Questions - 11 replies

Hi All - I’ve been using “scary sharp” technique to sharpen my blades, but haven’t been very satisfied with it, so I recently bought a set of Norton combination stones (220/1000, 4000/8000, and a flattening stone). I’ve just begun using them, but I’m new to sharpening with waterstones, and am seeking your w...

02-10-2012 06:33 PM

Firebomb? - 13 replies

Hello all - Time for my dumb noob question off the week! I was having a discussion with a friend this morning, and it raised a question I would like the benefit of your opinions and expertise with. I am finishing an exterior project, using a commercial product from Cabot called Australian Wood Oil (which is a combination of linseed oil, tu...

01-29-2012 06:02 PM

Cleaning rust cleaner off of table saw? - 14 replies

Hi all - I’m sure this must have been asked and answered before, and I apologize for (probably) repeating it, but I looked and didn’t find an answer, so here goes… Last week, I made the mistake of leaving the barn/shop one night without covering the surface of my table saw, and since the weather here went from the 30s and...

01-18-2012 05:20 AM

SawStop DC question - 10 replies

Greetings all - I recently got a Saw Stop PCS, and am trying to work out what I need to do to accommodate a ClearVue DC system. The saw has a blade guard/hood that encloses the blade quite closely, but it has only (I think) a 1.5” port on it. The port at the back of the saw is only 4”, though it looks like it is connected by an in...

12-29-2011 10:16 AM

How high is your router table? - 12 replies

...and how much room does it have for feeding work?...and why?If you could set it into a working bench, would you? Would it be flush with that bench, or raised a couple of inches (or 1.75”), with movable work support blocks (2×4s) spaced along the bench at need? I know many people’s router is mounted on as TS wing, but is tha...

12-28-2011 10:30 AM

Oddball hand tool question - 10 replies

Greetings all - I have a question my sister asked me – I don’t know enough about carving to answer it, but I told her that you all might and I would ask. She has a large black cherry stump that she would like to carve into a big bowl if she can. The stump is roughly 30” in diameter at its base, and splits into three trees...

12-13-2011 11:25 AM

Shop Setup Help Please? - 7 replies

Hi All - I’ve just taken delivery of and assembled a new table saw (it’s just waiting for the electrician to come back and wire the 220 power), and I’m finally clearing some woodworking space in the barn near my house. I’m looking for advice about how best to lay out the new space. Here’s a 180 degree panorama sh...

12-06-2011 08:01 PM

Noob getting Jointer & Planer - need advice please - 21 replies

I’m finally setting up the shop I’ve been lusting after for a couple of years (OK, maybe not exactly the shop I’ve been lusting after, but as close as my resources will allow), and I’m going to have room for a jointer and planer. It seems the more critical of the two machines is the jointer (at least, it seems that way...

12-06-2011 11:41 AM

Dust hood dimensions for DW718 SCMS? - 0 replies

Greetings, wood wizards… After a good deal of lurking and even more dreaming and drooling, I’m finally on my way to setting up some wood shop space, and I have a couple of questions that I hope someone will be able to help me with. One of the tools I’m planning to give a permanent home to is a DeWalt DW718 sliding compoun...

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