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02-12-2013 02:47 PM

Ripping 8/4 stock on table saw - 15 replies

Hello all, I have decided to try working with heavier stock and want to do a laminated top for a kitchen island. Went back and forth on granite vs. wood for weeks and the wood finally won out. I would usually dive right in head first with my eyes shut but a recent experience with mortise and tenon beaded face frames has made a bit more pens...

12-13-2012 04:33 PM

Sparks when vacuuming sawdust - 4 replies

Hi Y’all, In my garage shop I was cleaning up after a short cutting project. I use a Vortex bucket connected to my shop vac to extend the life of the HEPA filter. While vacuuming up a small pile of sawdust I started getting static shocks and noticed small static electric arcs appearing along the hose. I know that this is not a good t...

12-13-2012 03:47 PM

Help with cutting/milling sequence? - 8 replies

Hi Y’all, I’m finally making that kitchen island that was my first Sketch-Up design and I’m having some difficulty with the cutting phase. The sides, top and bottom are cut from 3/4” MDO and the face frame for the cabinets is being constructed from 3/4”x2” (actual) Poplar as it is going to be painted. My ...

05-04-2012 06:00 PM

Thoughts on this Stanley Plane? - 4 replies

Hey all, I’m seriously considering buying this: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=31288 It is a Stanley Duplex Bullnose Rabbet Plane with fence. I am figuring on using it like a shoulder plan to clean tenons and rabbets mostly. Been trying to find a decent large shoulder plane but most are way out of my budget and I don...

04-12-2012 08:03 PM

Kitchen Island Leg Design??? - 7 replies

Hello, First time posting in the forum so please go easy on me. I am building a kitchen island, country style, and am unsure if my thinking is sound on leg construction. Island consists of one 30 inch wide by 24 inch deep cabinet set on 4 inch high feet (open underneath) with 72 inch long by 26 inch wide countertop. Pretty basic but the 2 ...


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