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|379 days ago||
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!
|603 days ago||
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...
|1143 days ago||
Anyone that has one on back order should be receiving email notice shortly that the unit is about to be shipped!
|1147 days ago||
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 ...
|1178 days ago||
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...
|1315 days ago||
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
|1456 days ago||
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...
|1463 days ago||
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...
|1505 days ago||
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!!
|1519 days ago||
Cordless Drill Storage/Charging Station - 14 replies
———————————————————————————————————————— Silly me, I saw a really cool design for a cordless drill stora...
|1519 days ago||
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...
|1528 days ago||
Jet vs Bessey Parallel Clamps - 11 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??
|1555 days ago||
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...
|1568 days ago||
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...
|1568 days ago||
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....
|1578 days ago||
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...
|1581 days ago||
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...