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03-02-2013 10:01 PM

any experience using willow wood - 18 replies

Looking at doing an old fashion tool box… my local lumberyard has some willow they want to get rid of. Any thoughts? Characteristics? Stainability? Other considered option is cherry- but I’m open for suggestions. Thanks!

07-21-2012 01:37 PM

Triton Router Great Service - 1 reply

I’ve had my Triton 3 1/4 HP Router for about 2 1/2 years. I use it solely table mounted and most of the time it’s loaded with CMT’s Tenoning Router that works great for whipping out tenons. Unfortunately the router lift crank gear wore out… I contacted Avail Distribution (who must be handling service for Triton). I re...

01-28-2011 02:44 PM

Home Depot is starting to send out the Work Sharps - 6 replies

Anyone that has one on back order should be receiving email notice shortly that the unit is about to be shipped!

01-25-2011 02:42 AM

Work Sharp/Home Depot - 8 replies

FYI- Got a confirmation that my Work Sharp 3000 order is still on re-order and will be sent when it comes available… So- it’s still on Home Depots books and appears they are following through with their promise to honor their special price. It stated that I wouldn’t be charged until the order is completed and I didn’t ...

12-24-2010 05:36 PM

Work Sharp Sale @ Home Depot on Line - 15 replies

Work Sharp 2000 and 3000’s on sale on Home Depot website. Not available in stores. 2000 for $32.25 and 3000 for $62.25. The 3000’s are out of stock, but I was told they are showing as being back in stock within 2 weeks. Don’t know how long the sale goes on though… Great Price! http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs...

08-10-2010 01:41 AM

Sports Jersey Display Case - 0 replies

Hey Gang, Daughter turns eleven in a couple of weeks… She wants a display case for her autographed Mia Hamm Soccer jersey… does anyone have a good plan or thoughts on a design? Really appreciate your help!! Terry

03-21-2010 02:53 PM

Router Plate- Best Bang for your Buck - 1 reply

OK, about ready to start on the next project… a router table extension for my Ridgid R4511. First thing I’m needing is a router plate and I’d love to get a router lift… Currently using the Craftsman 2HP #17542 fixed based router as my designated router table router. My question… what are you thoughts on a grea...

03-14-2010 02:44 PM

Sliding vice for bench top Dedicated Mortiser - 1 reply

Have any of you installed a Cross Sliding Vice for your mortiser? Seems like the way to go… If you have, did you you have to change the vice to move the clamp adjustment wheel away from the mortiser? Was that a difficult job? What brand vice did you use? Is the Harbor Freights version worth looking at? What size vice is best, 4&#...

01-31-2010 11:06 PM

Card Scrapers... Which way to go?? - 7 replies

I’ve never used them, but have heard they can do amazing work… Is one brand better than another; Lee Valley, Veritas, Bauco… Is straight the way to go? Curverd? Size? Thanks for your input!!

01-17-2010 03:58 PM

Cordless Drill Storage/Charging Station - 14 replies

———————————————————————————————————————— Silly me, I saw a really cool design for a cordless drill stora...

01-17-2010 02:26 PM

Bessey Clamps - 1 reply

Went to Lowes yesterday to buy a switch plate and a light bulb, figured I’d get out of there in 5 minutes and less than five dollars… just happened to wander through the tool aisle,,, sigh. As I was walking by the clamps, I saw a bunch of those stupid yellow special price stickers on the Bessey Clamps. I was ready to buy some J...

01-08-2010 03:26 PM

Jet vs Bessey Parallel Clamps - 14 replies

was going to pull the trigger on some Bessey clamps, but a local store has Jet 40 and 50” clamps at a good price. I’m not familair with Jet clamps, but they look substantial… any thoughts??

12-12-2009 04:33 PM

Google SketchUp, Anyone Using it... - 12 replies

Just found out about Google Sketchup… Downloaded it and have been playing around with it… Is it worth learning how to use it for basic cabinet and project designing … seems really neat, but then a pencil and a sheet a graph paper is much faster… but then, I am not familiar with all the options and tools for the progra...

11-29-2009 10:15 PM

Am I alone??? - 27 replies

Every time I get a little upset with the wife… instead of arguing or have a fight… I go out and buy a tool… walking thru the store takes my mind off the problem… and I get the benefit of the new tool as a long term investment… couple of weeks ago… I earned a new Ridgid R4511 Table Saw… She’s w...

11-29-2009 08:08 PM

Box Joints How to... - 7 replies

Just bought a Ridgid R4511 saw… Great Saw!!! 1st project was a zero clearance Dado Face plate… need to make more. Second was an Adjustable Box Joint Jig that was featured in ShopNotes “Table Saw Tough Cuts Made Easy” magazine. It’s an AWESOME jig that is basically a sled that rides on the two miter gauge slots....

11-20-2009 02:54 AM

Bathroom Vanity - 3 replies

Just went out and bought the Ridgid R4511 table saw… now the wife is hinting that maybe I could get busy and do something with it. She had picked out a bathroom vanity from Menards… the vanity alone cost $795… heck for that price I could buy a dust collection system and have plenty of money left over for the hardware for...

11-16-2009 02:47 PM

Ridgid R4511 Dado Insert Plate - 6 replies

Just got my new saw put together… AWESOME!! Beats the crap out of my old Craftsman that went up in a puff of smoke after many, many years of hard use… Saw went together really well, thanks to the advice of previous posts from this site… Thanks Guys… I’m just a shade off on the blade being square… will wo...


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