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|158 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...
|373 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...
|415 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...
|537 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...
|622 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...
|623 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...
|672 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...
|695 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...