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172 days ago

Rigid 23-Gauge Headless Pin Nailer - Isn't sinking the pins! - 11 replies

I’ve had the nailer for a few months now and just tried it on some cherry and found that the pins are not clearing the surface of the top piece of wood! I’m nailing a 1/2” cherry baseboard onto a 3/4” cherry face frame. After shooting a few pins I ran my hand over the pins and I can feel them protruding from the surfac...

438 days ago

Surface rust on Jointer tables - a problem or not?? - 8 replies

Hello all, I’m in the market for a used jointer and I’m looking at one on CraigsList. I’m just concerned about the light surface rust. IMHO I’ve always assumed that rust can’t be removed, only halted. The orange tint can be removed, the pitting lubricated, but the pitting remains… In the pictures from...

471 days ago

Stain is too contrasty - 3 replies

My daughter is staining a piece of maple with a very light, almost natural color stain and it seems to seep into some of the pores and leave very dark pinhead sized spots. She doesn’t like the appearance at all. We tested using a sanding sealer but that didn’t work… Does anyone have any suggestions? TIA,F

471 days ago

Running a SawStop SS with non-standard blades - 11 replies

I’m a relatively new SS owner and I’m wondering if the saw can be operated with non-standard blades like these Magic Molder Shaper Heads. Once installed, can I go through the procedure of disabling the brake like its done with green/wet wood? TIA,F

473 days ago

Bowed wood - How to straighten - 10 replies

I have a couple of boards that are bowed and I’m wondering if they need straightening / how to do it, or, are they okay. I’m building a faceframe out cherry. The stiles and rails are two inches wide and are going to be joined using mortise and tenons. The faceframe is going to be attached to the carcass using biscuits and Titeboun...

491 days ago

Sawstop SS Error Code - Slow Green, Solid Red - 14 replies

Hey All, I’ve been using / loving my new SS for a month now. No issues what so ever! Until now… :-( I installed my 8 inch dado blade (3/4”) and the new dado brake cartridge and table insert. When I power up the saw it settles on the light codes shown above. The manual says: “Adjust Position of Brake Cartridge̶...

499 days ago

Dewalt SS blade oscillates front to back - 5 replies

I just started using the SS for some fine fret work and I noticed that the blade seems to move front to back. I’m working with 1/2 stock and where the blade meets the top of the stock the blade seems to move back and forth at least a 1/16 of an inch. Is this normal? I assumed it would go straight up and down. Please let me know if my...

507 days ago

Plywood thickness on edges of sheets - 24 replies

I’m sure most all users of hardwood plywood realize that the thickness of the material is slightly thinner on the edges. I just have a few questions about it… In the past if the veneer at the edge was in perfect shape I wouldn’t worry about the thickness and would use the material as is. I liked to take advantage of the perf...

509 days ago

Briwax - Difficult to buff out! - 13 replies

I’ve completed applying my coats of Waterlox and have allowed the finish to cure for a week and a half and now I’ve started applying some Briwax. My problem is that it’s a real problem buffing it out! I should explain that here in the N.E. it’s pretty cool and dry this time of year. My basement shop is at 60 F with rel...

534 days ago

Sawstop PCS - New setup - 44 replies

I just got my 3.0hp PCS and am in the process of setting it up. The manual claims it’s setup at the factory. I found that the blade wasn’t parallel to the miter slot. Over the 10 inch calibration disk it was out of true by 1/100”. I was pretty surprised. Another question / issue: After installing the two cast iron wings w...

838 days ago

Unused finish is clumping / drying out - 4 replies

I’ve been using Waterlox original finish/sealer for a while now and am happy with the product. My problem is in using the whole quart of product before it goes ‘bad’. At close to $30 a quart it’s expensive. If I can only use half the can, now it’s really expensive :-) When I start a new can I’ve been pourin...

842 days ago

Leigh FMT Tenon & Motiser - Different flavors - 2 replies

Leigh currently sells a “Super” and “Pro” version of the jig. I’m not sure of the extended history of the jig, but I’m pretty sure that prior to the two mentioned above there was just a single version of cast aluminum that was just the “FMT” version. I’m interested in getting my hands on a...


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