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07-24-2018 04:16 PM

baby gate hardware? - 9 replies

First, here’s the design I’m looking at: Has anyone had success with any particular hinge/latch combos that you’d recommend? I know the sky’s the limit, but I just don’t know what’s out there, what an acceptable price would be, or what would work best. I can’t really use a typical deck gate ...

07-02-2018 09:10 PM

breadboard ends lessons learned - 29 replies

Made some breadboard ends for the first time on an outdoor table top and thought I’d share my lessons learned. Check out the project here: Lesson 1: Consider clamping your breadboard end when pounding through drawbored pins. I blew out the backside of one of mine, and of course I had glue on it,...

05-26-2018 10:49 PM

Thoughts on this old plane? (Cool story) - 11 replies

About 6 years ago my wife and I were renting a condo in a community of generally really nice people. Across the street from us was this really old couple, looked like upper 80s or 90s. They didn’t get out much but every once in a while you’d see them dutifuly getting the mail or taking out the trash. The guy moved really slow pull...

05-19-2018 07:27 PM

quick questions about using cedar indoors - 3 replies

I’m looking at making a piece of abstract wall art with some hard maple cut-offs and a big glued-up panel as a back to it. I think some kind of cedar, maybe red cedar with some sapwood, would look good with the hard maple pieces hanging in front of it. No? Here’s my questions: 1. If I put a water based poly on a cedar panel, wi...

04-17-2018 02:48 AM

tips for miters on the table saw? - 11 replies

I’m making little shelves, basically like a picture frame, and I’m trying my hand at miters on the table saw. I find that the blade puts enough pressure on the workpiece that it moves on me slightly mid-cut and I’m left with a concave surface, or one that’s just generally off, on the miter. I didn’t want to clamp ...

03-29-2018 03:16 PM

DC - why mount cartridge filter to bag ring? - 9 replies

I’ve seen lots of installs where the cartridge filter is just strapped to the top of the existing single-stage bag ring and the bag is kept on the bottom. Even lots of installs like this where a pre-separator is involved. It would seem to me that the ring creates another big performance loss as it’s basically another cyclone attach...

03-24-2018 06:15 PM

resources for attached shed? - 29 replies

Alright, so I posted this in the HomeRefurbers sister forum and all I got was a bunch of spam replies. Figured it couldn’t hurt to post here. My apologies if it doesn’t belong here. I’ve owned my home for about 3 years now, first one, and I’m looking at adding a shed. Local code gives me 3ft clearance between any st...

03-17-2018 12:15 PM

Best 7-1/4" circular saw blade? - 22 replies

I was going to swing by Home Depot later today to pick up a new blade for my 7-1/4 handheld circ saw when I figured I’d lob the question out there to see if you had advice first. I plan to use this on both cross cuts and rip cuts on plywood to break down big sheets with a homemade track. If it is good enough for finish cuts it would be a...

02-28-2018 01:50 PM

smell burning wood through respirator? - 4 replies

Quick question here – can you smell burning wood through a P100 mask if it’s sealed properly? I was ripping down some oak boards last night and my blade is in need of a cleaning. There was quite a bit of burning on the cuts. I could smell it slightly through my respirator which caught me off-guard. I am relatively new to woodwo...

02-03-2018 03:39 PM

calling all Harbor Freighters - dust collector stock question - 14 replies

I’ve done my research and saved my pennies and the best I can do is the Harbor Freight 2HP dust collector. But I’m in desperate need for better dust collection as my shop vac isn’t cutting it. I decided on the Harbor Freight 2HP unit, the green one model #97869 (20Amp). I call my local harbor freight, give them the model num...

01-31-2018 01:11 AM

Dried glue - 41 replies

Let’s talk dried glue. I’ve done some dumb things in the shop to which I’ll take the blame every time, but I get more cuts from dried glue than anything else. I’m talking regular PVA yellow glue. I clean up as much as I can when it skins over, but it’s usually the squeeze-out from the underside of a panel glue up...

01-18-2018 08:27 PM

looking for pointers on my bookshelf design - 23 replies

I have ~30 board ft of red oak that has been machined to 3/4” thickness. I would ideally like to make 6 bookshelves – 2 “large”, 2 medium, and 2 small. Below is my plan for the large one. The others will be smaller versions designed to match. The top will be a glued up panel but the middle and bottom shelves will be...

12-21-2017 03:07 PM

Help with basic bent lamination - 21 replies

I’m trying to make this simple razor holder posted by Steve Ramsey. My first attempt worked but I don’t think it has enough of a curve, it was twisted slightly, and there were a lot of voids. My next one I ripped down in width a bit so I ...

11-23-2017 04:21 AM

bandsaws: Delta 28-475X used or Grizzly G0555 new? - 21 replies

I’m in the market for a new bandsaw (have none currently), with a budget of $550. I was almost set to pull the trigger on a Grizzly G0555LANV and decided to look around on Craigslist where I found this Delta 28-475X up for sale. It’s a 2HP variant and looks to be in excellent condition – owner says tires and blade guides (blo...

03-27-2017 01:58 PM

small shop layout advice - 12 replies

Hi everyone, first post here! I’ve been dabbling in woodworking the last couple years. It’s been enjoyable and I have a countless list of projects in cue, so it’s time to get a bit more serious about making space for working on things. (well… the whole garage is also getting a reorg this spring) Here’s my little ...

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