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|2 days ago||
Large picture frame - what glass or plastic to use? - 12 replies
I have been asked to make a picture frame for a poster that is 34” by 68” and I’m not sure I want to use a piece of glass that large. Does anyone have any recommendation for another glass type product that would work and where to get it. Thanks.
|19 days ago||
My first time getting some walnut milled. - 9 replies
I’ve had pine and oak milled before, but never walnut. Last week a neighbor came to me and said that he had a walnut tree that has been lying at an angle ever since we had a tornado 8 years ago. He asked if I wanted it. I got 2 logs about 6’ long. Then there was a tree across the road from my house that went down in the same stor...
|54 days ago||
My dust collector/separator - 6 replies
After a lot of looking at what other people have built and seeing what I could buy, I built this today. I used a 20 gallon trash can, some MDF, two 3” flu pipe elbows, and two screw on connectors from Rockler. I made a round piece of MDF one inch bigger than the trash can and one piece that just fits inside the can. The smaller one was ...
|56 days ago||
Missourians or visitors recognize this place? - 2 replies
!https://s3.amazonaws.com/ljimg/muin65h.jpg! Every time I visit this attraction I have to come and look at this shop for a while, even if they are not doing anything at the time. This place is close to Springfield MO, so I did notice a few Grizzlies in the shop. Though most of the machines are quite old and powered by the system of belt...
|63 days ago||
My new Triton 3 1/4 HP Router - 2 replies
Well, my new router was delivered to my house 20 min. before we left for camping in Branson MO. I brought it with me, but theres little i can or should do with it in a camper. My first impression was that its huge and heavy. Its my first large router. Can’t wait to get it mounted in my table and turn it on. It does indeed have 2 colle...
|86 days ago||
Routers with lift integrated. - 27 replies
I would like to get a new router that I can dedicate to my table. I have looked at the Milwaukee and Triton 3 1/4 routers which have the feature that you can raise and lower from above the table. I’m leaning toward the Triton, but I’m concerned about the 1/4 collect reducer. Most of my bits are 1/4”. Is the reducer designed...
|144 days ago||
Help with G1182 Jointer changing knives - 9 replies
Anyone out there with this jointer or if you know that yours is the same way. I have just gotten this jointer used and tried to run a board face through and it will not go through. It hangs up on the outfeed table. I have determined that the knives are a little below the outfeed on the side nearest to me. I suppose that I need a wrench that ...
|152 days ago||
Which jointer to buy off craigslist - 13 replies
I have been looking on CL for months for a jointer that I wanted. Mainly I have been hoping for a Grizzly long bed 110v. Nothing for months. Today there are two. I have to decide which to get. My choices are: http://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/3918504735.html and this one You can see one is in rougher shape. It is a G1182 and he...
|196 days ago||
My biggest wood working project to date. - 6 replies
Anybody else do any woodworking like this? This is my dream house built out of red pine logs from Minnesota. The logs were hand peeled. The corners are Swedish coped and the logs are fitted together in the Scandinavian scribe method where the upper log is scribed to fit the shape of the log below. There is no chinking only a bead of...
|205 days ago||
Baltic birch, need to have long arms! - 13 replies
I just bought my first baltic birch. I am not short at over 5’ 10”, but I can barely move the stuff around my shop. Who ever thought to make this stuff 5 by 5 must have been very tall. Have never used the stuff, but I am going to build a storage shelf unit for LP records like you used to see in record stores. Anyone have any reco...
|221 days ago||
Bits get stuck in router collet. - 15 replies
I have a hitachi router that I like, but the bits keep getting stuck in the collets. The half inch collet is the worst. Does anyone have a solution for this or is it a bad design.
|224 days ago||
Painting Furniture with Earlex 5500 - 6 replies
I am new to this site, but I have read many good posts when I have googled things in the past, so I joined. I have purchased an Earlex 5500 to paint a large entertainment center that I have built for a customer. They want it a gray color. I am trying to figure out what paint to use. I have read about pigmented water based lacquer that I have...