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08-12-2015 08:17 AM

Looking for lower cost alternative to granite on bathroom vanity - 9 replies

I am contemplating a small bathroom vanity to replace a disaster. The top is what is referred to as a banjo… is 51 inches long and 22 wide at one end and only 17 wide at the other end. I was quoted $400+ for granite plus $100 installation. My wife really likes the granite look but is put off by the price. Any suggestions. This is ...

03-04-2013 07:00 AM

which profiles for built up moldings for bookcase top and base - 0 replies

I am designing a bookcase and want to incorporate built up moldings for the base and top. I am toying with building 2 hardwood web frames for the top w 3/4” stock. The top most webframe would be 1 inch larger than the frame below it. Now I can route profiles on the 2 edge surfaces to give this piece a crown molding look w/o doing any miter...

04-03-2012 06:56 AM

picture framing--miter saw or TS sled - 12 replies

A friend has asked me to build a wood frame for 3 paintings. One frame for 3 paintings each of which is roughly 10×12.He will paint the frame black so I will probably build it using poplar from Lowes. I have not had great success making tight miters in the past. Will I get satisfactory results making careful miter cuts on chop saw with ply...

03-26-2012 07:32 AM

removable fence for table saw miter gauge - 3 replies

For years I have screwed a piece of scrap wood to my table saw miter gauge for the immediate task at hand. I’d like to make a removable fence for long term use with flip stop. Ideally I’d like to be able to extend it to 36 inches. Anyone have a good plan they’d like to share

05-11-2011 09:45 AM

frame and panel joinery (no cope and stick) using door edge molding - 9 replies

I want to build a laundry center and bathroom vanity using frame and panel construction. Paint finish. I have table saw, router table and miter saw but lack rail and stile bits, jointer ,thickness planer and drill press. My concept is to assemble hardwood frames using Rockler floating tenon joinery. After the frame is assembled, I will rabb...

03-20-2011 06:23 AM

Keller Jig Peachtree version Assistance needed - 1 reply

Apparently David Keller’s patent has expired and there are now several companies (Peachtree included)marketing their version of this famous thru dovetail jig. I bought the Peachtree version at Wood show in Tampa today. It appears to be a well made metal comb template which one uses with bearing guided bits. Any Peachtree Keller users ou...

03-18-2011 03:32 PM

sommerfeld lock miter bit set up - 3 replies

I am attending tampa woodworking show tomorrow and intend to buy Sommerfeld Tongue and groove, mini raised panel set and a lock miter bit. The Sommerfeld reviews in this forum are generally positive. Will the bit setting jig sold by sommerfeld make it easy to dial in the lock miter bit for perfect miters on small boxes thanks

02-06-2011 11:12 AM

Woodhaven Router Cabinet, Table and PC895K Tampa Fl Area - 1 reply

Seldom used PC890 mounted in Woodhaven Router table with offset cutout and Woodhaven drilled phenolic mounting plate. The PC890 is 2 1/4hp, soft start, 2 bases, and features a crank for height adjustment above the table. Also Woodhaven router cabinet 40×20 x 29 on 6 inch locking casters. Have not figured out how to include pics in ad. See w...

02-01-2011 04:45 AM

dedicated shop vac for router table pros/cons - 1 reply

I am building a new router table roughly based on plans published Fine Woodworking Tools and Shops 2001 article by John White. His design has a dedicated shop vac in a separate compartment below the router. It collects dust/chips from the fence and the box housing router. Dust from the fence is sucked into the box below via a sheet metal dust d...

01-21-2011 03:38 PM

mitered box corners using router table w chamfer bit - 10 replies

I’d like to make small boxes with mitered corners. Can I do this on router table using a chamfer bit on 1/2 inch thick stock. When woodworking show comes to Tampa in March I’ll buy a lock miter bit and give it a go but I’d like to try my hand at mitered boxes via chamfer bit now. I lucked out w a CL purchase yesterday and pi...

01-20-2011 11:14 AM

advice needed........older FX router lift vs newer PRL lift - 5 replies

I currently have an older Woodhaven router table, with PC890 and find height adjustment and bit changing to be quite a chore. I have been researching router lifts and am very impressed with what I read about new PRL and Jessum products. Did a search on CL and found a local guy selling comparable router table with PC 3.25hp router and FX lift....

01-12-2011 02:20 PM

using Keller jig inverted on a router table (Gifkins like) - 1 reply

I am debating which way to flop on purchasing a dovetailing jig. Most of my use will be thru dovetails for small boxes. I am impressed w Leigh and Akeda but leaning towards Keller due to simplicity and price. Just saw an article in Popular Woodworking on Aussie Gifkins jig which looks like an inverted Keller used on a router table and I see that...

01-10-2011 06:08 AM

keller jig for small boxes pros and cons - 3 replies

I am recently retired and hope to make personalized keeper boxes for 10 grandchildren. I will be working with 3/8 and 1/2 inch stock. I would like to use thru dovetail and box joint joinery. I have no interest in half blind dovetails. From what I’ve read in this forum and elsewhere it sounds like the Keller jig is a reasonably priced, easy...

06-29-2009 08:01 AM

Need a thick kerf blade for making miter splines - 5 replies

Can anyone suggest a 1/8” thick blade for use in splining corners of small wooden boxes. Is there a 7 1/4 inch blade that will cut flat bottoms? I am just getting started in making these boxes and would prefer cutting slots for splines that are wider than my thin kerf 10” Freud blade produces. I am using the trial and error approa...

02-19-2009 11:53 AM

attach Incra LS Super system using magnetic switches - 1 reply

I am going to buy an Incra LS system as my retirement gift to myself. The table saw version with 6 foot rails and a router table option is nearly $700. A friend suggested buying the 17” travel router table version and attaching it to the table saw using magnetic switches. He suggests aligning the incra fence with table saw fence and th...

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