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03-10-2012 05:49 PM

Need help with miter joints for boxes - 41 replies

First, let me say I did a search on LJ first but got tired of looking. I’m making medium sized boxes and I want miters on the corners. My latest box was 12 long by 7 tall by 5 wide. I did a test cut on scrap wood and the angle looked good against a precision square. I had two problems after I made all the cuts. First, the cut bowed in...

02-24-2012 10:59 PM

Testing Handyman Products - 13 replies

I’ve gotten several offers that say “Do us a favor and test FREE Handyman Products”, I see this one is from the Handyman Club of America. Says dues are $1 a month. Just wondered if anyone tried this and if they do give free tools – or is it just a scam…

01-22-2012 03:07 AM

So I had a bad day - 11 replies

I was working on my first mitred box and it was going reasonably well. Then I cut dadoes for the top and bottom, set down about 3/8 inch. I had a real good fit on the bottom, but I picked up the wrong piece for the top – I meant to use some B-C 1/2 inch plywood but picked up baltic birch by mistake. Had to cut a new top, not to mention ...

12-30-2011 02:52 AM

Biscuit Joints in Drawers - 10 replies

I’ve built quite a bit of shop furniture lately, and for the drawers I’ve been using biscuit joints on the corners. Now I’m wondering how long they will last. Anyone have experience with this? Yeah, I hope to get into dovetails someday, when I start making ‘real’ stuff.

12-29-2011 03:34 AM

Norton Detecting Malacious Attacks while browing LJ - 5 replies

Nortion keeps popping up saying it has blocked a malware attack, but only when I’m on LJ. Just wondered if anyone else is getting this.

11-13-2011 04:24 PM

Drill Press Stability - 8 replies

I recently got a Grizzly G7944 floor drill press. I wasn’t sure where I wanted it, so I built a plywood stand and bolted it to that. I made it 2 foot by 2 for stability, and then I put 80 pounts free weights on each side of the base to hold it down. Even with that, there is some wiggle when I push at it on the top. What I’m wonde...

10-02-2011 03:37 PM

Grizzly G0690 - 18 replies

Finally got a table saw. It came UPS with liftgate, and I was glad the driver had a pallet jack so we could just push the thing in my garage. I think the shipping compaines will tell you they can only drop curbside because they don’t know what they’re getting into until they get to your house. The main unit is under a simple c...

09-18-2011 02:19 AM

Drill Press Mortising Attachment - 20 replies

I just bought a 3/4 hp tall drill press from Grizzly. I was thinking about getting their mortising attachment for it. Anyone have experience with drill press mortising attachments, how well do they work and how do they compare to dedicated mortisers?

09-02-2008 12:02 AM

Table Saw Search - 20 replies

Looking for comment and opinon on table saws. I’ve put my research in the form of a trade study, rating each saw based on specs. The categories are: riving knife, ease of assembly, local vendor, price, fence, 90/45 top adjust, power, current draw, miter gauge, warranty, table size, rip capacity, cabinet mounted trunion, belt system and r...

08-31-2008 01:58 AM

Moving table saw down stairs - 26 replies

I want to buy a table saw, but am now sure how I’m going to get it into my basement. It has to go down the stairs that came with the house; just 1 inch pine boards on the sides. The treads and risers are stapled into the sides. It doesn’t look like it can hold that much. Anyone know how much weight can go down them, or any tricks for doing this?...

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