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|121 days ago||
Everyone knows that common piece of advice about router bits, “Always buy the biggest bit you can afford,” right? A few months ago I splurged on a 1/2” shank, 1-3/4” diameter Freud bit and it set me back $42. Misinterpreting some routing advice that I read, I thought it would be handy for cutting circles in 1/2”...
|183 days ago||
Walnut lumber - is this a good deal? - 6 replies
I found someone selling a pile of rough-cut, air-dried (~2 yrs) walnut for $200. Not much for specifics in terms of the size of boards, but supposedly it’s a stack of wood 12’ x 4’ x 3’. I assume that includes some spacing for air circulation but I’ve never dried wood so I don’t know how much this actually a...
|192 days ago||
Router template guides for Bosch 1617EVSPK - 10 replies
I split this off from my more general question about router template guides. Bosch has the RA1126 Quick Change adapter, RA1100 Threaded adapter, and RA1125 Template Guide set. It looks like RA1125 includes RA1100 but I need to buy RA1126 in order to use any router template guides, regardless of whether they are . Is this correct? Can the B...
|192 days ago||
How do I use router template guides? - 4 replies
I’ve been using my router more and more, but I’ve never used router template guides before. I have a Bosch 1617EVSPK router kit but have a lot of questions. What exactly do template guides do? Do they basically do the same thing as router bits with bearings—i.e., follow the profile of some other piece that’s clampe...
|195 days ago||
I’m building a 6’x6’ stand and so far I have a pretty solid frame built out of 2×4s for the top frame and 2×2s for the legs and middle frame. It needs to hold 300 lbs total, with 100 lbs distributed across the entire surface and an additional 100 lbs at two of the opposite corners. Each of the two load-bearing cor...
|301 days ago||
My desk at work is made from wire shelving, with 1” dia. vertical rods. The rods also have grooves cut all the way around, about every 1”. Here’s a really good close-up of someone assembling the wire shelving: http://www.dsinj.com/Portals/60571/images//Nexel%20005.jpg I want to add some removable wooden shelves and pegs...
|358 days ago||
Is anyone familiar with this safety accessory for table saws? http://www.whirlwindtool.com/ I just stumbled upon it when trying to look up the SawStop. Supposedly it stops the blade even before flesh contacts the blade, and it doesn’t destroy your blade the way a SawStop’s brake does. At first glance, it looks like it could b...
|370 days ago||
Build a woodshop under $3000 - 48 replies
Suppose you’re my woodworking buddy and mentor, but I just moved across the country so I can’t come over to your place and borrow your shop or any of your tools any more. I want to start working on a few projects starting next weekend, and I have $3000 to build my own little new woodshop. What do I spend it on? Assume that there...