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01-23-2018 12:04 AM

HELP - Can't decide which planer to buy! (used/new) - 29 replies

Ok, I want to finally upgrade from my Ridgid planer. Here’s my two options: A. NEW Grizzly G0453Z, 15”, 3 hp, spiral cutterhead. Delivery not until May, 2018.$2000 B. USED Powermatic 209HH, 20”, 5hp, Byrd head, 10 year old machine that saw heavy use in a cabinet/molding shop, new motor put in about 2 years ago, new By...

01-12-2015 01:26 AM

Help! Best hardwood species for drawer boxes? - 16 replies

I’m very curious what the best hardwood is for making drawer components – sides, back, bottom. I am not interested in plywood options. I am planning on making quite a bit of drawers over the span of 2 kids’ rooms over the next couple of years. I’ll be using cherry as the primary species. Here’s my questions: Is c...

11-25-2012 12:21 AM

Mayday, Mayday - help with HC Dovetails - 5 replies

I’m getting set to cut my first hand cut dovetails. I’m cutting them on a bookcase where the sides join the top. My question is a matter of logistics. I plan on cutting tails first (on the top board). The thing I can’t figure out is how do I transfer my tails to the pin board when the pin board is 51” tall. My bench is ob...

12-21-2011 03:41 PM

Mitersaw Dust Coll: shop vac vs. dust collector - 5 replies

For everyone that has a mitersaw station with some sort of dust collection, do you prefer using your dust collector or shop vac? I have a d/c and can easily add another blast gate for a mitersaw station. Or I can easily buy another shop vac to house inside my future mitersaw station cabinet. The plus of the d/c would be a far superior suct...

11-25-2010 04:51 PM

Sanding Plywood - 5 replies

Alright, silly straight forward question here: What’s the best technique for sanding plywood? I’m thinking it’s already a relatively smooth surface, so would you start with a higher grit? Hand sand or random orbit? I’m afraid of getting carried away with a random orbit and going too deep. Any and all thoughts apprec...

11-18-2010 05:05 AM

Whisperer's Assembly Table: Brand of paddle/toggle switch? - 6 replies

Anyone know what brand the paddle/toggle switch Marc uses on his assembly table build? He uses this to plug his compressor into. Thanks for any help!

11-13-2010 11:35 PM

Round-up: How Many Bandsaw Blades Do You Own? - 9 replies

I’m very new to the bandsaw. I have the Rikon 14” Deluxe model bandsaw. I own the factory blade that came with it (5/8”), which I just found out that it really really sucks. I also own a 1/4” and 3/16” blades. It seems like there are so many different blade choices out there. So, how many blades do you have and w...

11-04-2010 03:50 AM

Good Buy on Parallel Clamps? - 3 replies

Anyone know of any sales right now on parallel clamps?

11-03-2010 07:09 PM

Wood Whisperer Assembly Table Question - 8 replies

I will soon embark on Spagnuolo’s assembly table. I have one question regarding the full overlay plywood doors. When making a door with just ply (no frame and panel construction), will that plywood door warp over time? When finishing the project, should I seal the door on all sides? Would that help prevent warping? One more thing ...

10-31-2010 07:09 AM

Anyone using SawStop overarm dust collection? - 7 replies

Alright, this is a special occasion. I am formally telling the public that I just received my brand spankin’ new SawStop PCS 3hp. It’s so shiny… too shiny. I purchased the overarm dust collection, but haven’t got it out of the box. After playing around with the blade guard, I am not falling in love with it. I’m t...

10-19-2010 08:25 PM

What's your fav circ saw for truing sheet goods? - 15 replies

I’m in the market for a nice circular saw mainly to help give me one straight edge on sheet goods. I see norm uses that worm drive PC trim saw. It sure appears like it makes a nice cut, but I’m not sure I want to drop $225. What’s everyone’s answers: 1. Circ saw or trim saw?2. Corded or cordless?3. Brand and model? ...

10-16-2010 06:17 AM

Search Bar - 4 replies

I’m new to LJ. I was wanting to search the forum topics for a certain thing. I can’t seem to find a search engine for the forums. Is there one??

10-16-2010 06:13 AM

Shop Casters - 21 replies

Anyone have a good recommendation for casters for shop projects, such as an assembly table? I don’t want cheapo quality, but I don’t want to pay an arm and a leg either. Thanks for any help.

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