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105 days ago

What is a good contrast wood for oak? - 10 replies

I’m suffering through a 2 week designers block on a simple project (quilt ladder). Now I’m thinking of introducing a contrast wood to ignite some ideas. Below is the color I’ll be shooting for, I know black hardware contrasts nicely with this color oak but I’m not sure about a black walnut, I don’t really imagine th...

159 days ago

Wilco 35% off Grade 5 and Grade 8 Hardware This Month - 0 replies

Wilco is having a 35% off sale on grade 5 and grade 8 hardware this month. I was in Wilco this evening, they normally sell grade 5 hardware for $2.99 a pound and grade 8 hardware for $3.99 a pound. I have found this to be WAY cheaper than purchasing each piece individually priced at other hardware stores. 35% more off that wow. I was talking to ...

162 days ago

Performance Report - Grizzly G0696X, G0490, Powermatic 15HH - 13 replies

Performance Report: I gave these machines their first real work out on some 1×12 Sapele that was in near rough sawn condition. Rough sawn edges, near rough sawn surfaces, plus one board had a sharp ‘S’ curve to plane flat. This stock is for a RAS fence and table so accuracy was key. Grizzly 8” parallelogram Jointer G...

195 days ago

Tip: Find absolute center of drill press with a metal scribe - 0 replies

My brother was over yesterday and needed to drill four 1 3/8 holes for some cabinet door hinges. The idea was simple, clamp a board to the drill press 3/4 inch from center as a guide but where exactly is the center of the drill press? That big Forstner bit was no help the center point is huge. The most pointy thing I had in the shop was a metal ...

207 days ago

Grizzly G4003G Lathe inbound! - 22 replies

Oh yes I did buy a metal lathe for wood working! Grizzly G4003G Gunsmith’s lathe 12” x 36” 2HP 220v. Power feed and power cross feed. For a long time now I have had it in my head to meld wood and metal together in wood working so this is my first tool for that purpose. Plus ever time I turn around I need a metal lathe for so...

212 days ago

Storage locker score - Delta Milwaukee Multipex 40-B 14" RAS - 6 replies

Circa 1950’s when men were men and miter saws weighed 280 lbs lol this baby has some cast iron. I regained a measure of sanity and backed off buying the giant 18” RAS which I didn’t have room for anyway. This Delta Milwaukee Multiplex 40-B was just about the right size and space. Some guy purchased a storage locker and this was...

217 days ago

18" Delta Rockwell RAS for $250? - 19 replies

After months of cruising my local craigslist I finally came across a machine tool that seems like a good value, this is an 18” Delta Rockwell RAS. I became interested in it after visiting Home Depot yesterday, Home Depot has a Delta RAS at least 18” with BIG iron, bigger than this one. I had tool envy and started searching Craigslist...

221 days ago

12" table saw blades - Forrest alternatives? - 23 replies

I’m shopping for 12” table saw blades for my new saw after buying a wobble-o-matic Forrest WWII that I’m sending back. Run out is .008 vs advertised .001 and its dished. Anyone have experience with either of these two brands? Ridge Carbide TS2000 – They claim a trademark secret that results in their blades not requi...

230 days ago

Excalibur 21" Scroll Saw - 3/4 oak? - 3 replies

I stopped in Woodcraft yesterday for a can of Boeshield and noticed they had a black Excalibur 21” scroll saw in, my reaction was dang that’s the coolest looking scroll saw I ever. I nearly quick draw my wallet out but I always like to research tools first. So I searched Lumber jocks just now and everybody seems to love the thingR...

237 days ago

The Shop Grizzly Fox Mortiser Mutant! - 2 replies

I really don’t like receiving something different than what I ordered but I might be okay with it in this case…I was uncrating the new Shop Fox 1743 mortiser and what the hell that’s the Grizzly, no the stand says Shop Fox and its white…its actually the Grizzly but different than the Grizzly. Stick with me. Here’...

239 days ago

Best bandsaw blade for cutting tenons? - 5 replies

I was watching Norm cut tenons on his bandsaw in this video which seemed like a good way to go. He’s using a 1” blade and I did some research on Timberwolf’s website but they seem to suggest a smaller blade with more TPI for tenons. But if you think about this in terms of ripping or re-sawing kiln dried wood in this thickness t...

240 days ago

INBOUND Grizzly 12" G0696X 5HP Table Saw! - 27 replies

I just pulled the trigger on this 5HP beast! Then couldn’t stop myself and ordered this 12” Forrest Woodworker II And this Timber Wolf 1” bandsaw blade And three of these hand wheels w/chrome handles to replace the plastic-o-matic wheels that came on my 19” bandsaw, Grizzly…plastic…really?...

242 days ago

Grizzly G0696X 12" 5HP Table Saw? - 23 replies

This saw is calling to me, I’m on the verge of ordering it. Plus its my birthday which makes ordering something so tempting. Does anyone own one of these or have any comments on it? What I like...the 4” depth of cut because it seems every time I turn around I need to cross cut 3.5” stock accurately. If you need to cut someth...

249 days ago

Your bandsaw is it bolted to the floor, on machine pads, mobile base? - 15 replies

I recently purchased a 19” bandsaw from Grizzly, weight 427 pounds 76” high. I also purchased the super heavy duty Shop Fox mobile base for it but it seems awfully tippy. Just wondering what others have done here?

252 days ago

Its official I'm a parallelogram jointer fan boy - Grizzly G0490 - 1 reply

The assembly of this beast continues over in my blog but I wanted to give Grizzly a shout out here, dialing in these parallelogram jointers is a breeze! The manual makes it sound like adjusting the eccentric bushing is some scary procedure but it really was super easy and with the fine level of adjustment you can dial these tables to .000! I ...

256 days ago

Grizzly G0490 8" Jointer w/Byrd Shelix assembly thread - 7 replies

I thought I would chronicle assembly of the G0490 and installation of the Byrd Shelix cutter head to document any issues and solutions. In this first pic I have unbolted the motor from its shipping location and mounted it onto the motor bracket inside the cabinet. I also installed the dust collector outlet and mobile base lift wheel. I got th...

264 days ago

Touchdown the 8" jointer and 19" bandsaw arrive! - 3 replies

UPS freight showed up today and dropped off my new jointer and bandsaw. No shipping damage that I can tell the shipping crates were fine. I got the bandsaw uncrated and onto the Shopfox mobile base, it was packed quite well as you can see below in the pics. I think the mobile base needs bigger foot pads for stability, I’ll hit McMasterCarr...

271 days ago

INBOUND new 8" Jointer and 19" Bandsaw - 19 replies

Thanks to all here who helped me research the jointer, I saved enough money I decided to buy a bandsaw too! I almost went with the 17” bandsaw, but for another $355 I got a bigger table, 2 more inches throat capacity, rack and pinion table tilt, 3HP vs 2HP. I already have dual 30amp 220vac outlets and cords so I’m good to go there. ...

276 days ago

Helical Cutterhead Grizzly G0490X vs Powermatic 60HH - 10 replies

I’m trying to decide between these two machines, Powermatic 60HH $2,444 vs Grizzly G0490 $1,445. I can’t seem to talk myself into the Grizzly which is bugging me because its $1,000 cheaper and a parallelogram vs the Powermatic older style dovetail. So lets talk helical cutter heads for starters, has anyone used the Grizzly helical...

476 days ago

It wasn't designed to do this but...examples - 11 replies

Here’s my recent example hey big honker drill press hold this while I put these bolts in. This made installing the extension wings on both the new planer and table saw a breeze, that always used to be a huge pain.

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