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279 days ago

I Need Shop Space North Of Charlotte NC - 10 replies

All, I recently relocated just north of Charlotte, NC. I am looking at an affordable option to rent space for wood shop. I haven’t found anything on Craigslist or by searching the net. I am hoping someone here can help me out. I would need about 400 sq feet to fit the tools that I have with 220v and 110v circuits. Does anyone have any i...

494 days ago

Advice on how to route juice grooves - 17 replies

I am going to be making another end grain cutting board. While I have gotten very proficient at making the board itself I have never routed any juice grooves. I am making this board for a friend and they requested that I add a juice groove to one side of the board. The plan is to slightly round the corners and just take the sharp edges off. T...

535 days ago

Cleaning Out My Shop - 10 replies

I apologize because it has been awhile since I have posted. I really haven’t had much free time lately to make saw dust. The other day I was out in my shop to was going through a bunch of tools that I no longer need. I’ve either upgraded or I just don’t use them. I am also looking to downsize a bit as I know more about the type...

658 days ago

Help post powder beetles in workbench - 16 replies

I’ve been working on my 21st Century workbench for about 4 months on and off. I have gotten to the point where the bench is almost complete. I recently noticed little black bugs running around. I soon realized they were comming from my newly created bench. It is to big for me to move and try to fumigate. Anyone had any success with other m...

743 days ago

Cleaning up mortises in 8/4 ash - 11 replies

I am working on my 21st century workbench and have a problem. I have a set of the new Stanley bench chisels. I drilled out most of the waste with a Forster bit but I am stuck on the cleanup. I tried cleaning up the end grain portion of the mortises by chopping with the bench chisel. I sharpened them with the hollow grind method and they are r...

744 days ago

Saw stop issue with material drift - 18 replies

I recently got a SawStop PCS and I am having a problem. My fence is aligned correctly and I am following all of the standard safety procedures. I have feather boards and use a push stick. The beginning of the rip cut is perfect. The problem occurs when the material starts to pass the riving knife or splitter. The material starts to drift awa...

793 days ago

Sad and happy week need tool advice - 29 replies

I haven’t been very active lately because of work and reorganizing the shop. I will post pictures of the updates in a few weeks. So let me start with the sad. My father recently gave me his 1974 Camaro Z28. This car has been in my family since the 80’s. I don’t have the time or money to take care of it so I started trying to...

815 days ago

Counter Top for Chop Saw and Work table - 2 replies

Hi everyone as part of my garage make over I am adding a ton of storage. I am trying to determine the best way to make a counter top for a set of garage cabinets that I made. I was thinking two sheets of MDF glued and screwed and laminating the top with Formica. I want it to be stable, flat, and easy to clean up. The counter top will be permanen...


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