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|21 days ago||
Three-Flute Router Bits - 7 replies
Does anyone have experience w/ the “TripleWing” router bits from MLCS (and I assume others make them as well). The price doesn’t seem to be that much more than the two-flute counterparts. MLCS claims that they give a “smoother, cleaner cut.” How about it? Two-flute or three-flute? MLCS or another supplier?
|33 days ago||
Overhead Routing: Weird Idea? - 6 replies
I have a thin 17” diameter disk which needs a cove cut and three roundover cuts around the perimeter. I realize that this can all be done on a router table with the disk upside down, but I’m not yet good enough with the router to do this accurately, and without burning. I really want to see the cuts as I’m making them! So he...
|106 days ago||
Sanding Sponges? - 14 replies
I make lots of pieces w/ either quarter-round or half-round edges. Since there are usually some burn marks, I end up sanding these contours. I’m using mostly maple, so it’s tough going. I’ve been using scraps of sandpaper, but it’s hard to keep track of these, plus it’s fatiguing on my old hands. In the past, I...
|132 days ago||
Skipping Grits? - 22 replies
I just got a 5” hook-and-loop ROS, and am trying to stock up on the sandpaper discs. I’ve found 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, and 220 grit, but no 180! Neither Ace nor Home Depot has the 180. I was always taught never to skip a grit, so what’s the deal? I can always get around this problem by using my 1/4 sheet pad sander for the 180-...
|153 days ago||
Filler for Maple? - 5 replies
Until my skills improve in making end-grain cutting boards, I’ll continue to have small gaps after the final glue-ups. Right now, I’ve got a maple board in need of some type of filler. I’ve been collecting maple sawdust, and have screened it thru regular window screen to remove the larger particles. My intention is to mix the d...
|164 days ago||
Planing Thick Maple? - 7 replies
I have a piece of maple 1.75” thick x 7’ wide x 38” long. It has a slight cup to it, but not much. My question is: Can I plane it directly using my DW735 planer? I know that, ideally, I need to shim up the board to take out all of the “rock” before planning the first side. But surely a board that stout won’t b...
|205 days ago||
Dewalt 735 Problem - 9 replies
The infeed roller on my DW735 planer has stopped working. I removed the gearbox on the left side, but I still can’t see why I have this problem. And, unfortunately, I’ve misplaced the literature that came with it. Has anybody else had this problem? Whether you have or not, does anybody have any literature on the tool that you coul...
|230 days ago||
Storing Table Saw Blades? - 1 reply
This may sound like a dumb question; if it is, it wouldn’t be my first on LJ. I’m building a simple cabinet for storing my 10” TS blades. I plan to make pull-out slides w/ short vertical dowels to make sure the blades don’t slide around. The slides will be 1/2” MDF, primed & painted w/ exterior latex paint. N...
|250 days ago||
I've got a 10% off Grizzly coupon! - 9 replies
Well, here we go again with the perennial “Who’s got a 10% off Grizzly deal?” question. Well, I just got an email w/ a code for this very thing. Unfortunately for me, I bought my Grizzly table saw 2 months ago, so I don’t need the deal. It’s good for July 4-15. First PM to me gets the magic code! Jim
|282 days ago||
Back Issues of Fine Woodworking - 1 reply
I have Issues 1 thru 170 of Fine Woodworking for sale. I’d give them away (the buyer would pay only the shipping), but I’m out of work and could use the money. If interested, make me an offer.
|282 days ago||
Sealing Grout? - 4 replies
This is probably the wrong forum for my questions, but I couldn’t find a forum for non-wood DIY questions. I have a back porch with ceramic tiles & grout. The porch is screened in, so the tile gets rained on. I also have a fairly large shower w/ a tile floor. I’ve been told that the grout needs to be sealed periodically (every...
|333 days ago||
Price of Grizzly Jig Saw? - 2 replies
I’m in the market for a saber saw (most people seem to prefer the name “jig saw,” so I’ll yield). I see that Grizzly has their G8994Z for sale at $74.95, and that’s their “President’s Day Special.” I wanted to find out what their “non-special” price was, so I did an on-line chat w/ a Gr...
|343 days ago||
DW735 Planer: Removing Screws - 8 replies
(Heads up: This is a rant. I don’t think anyone can help me othrer than just sympathizing.) We had a recent thread on how hard it is to change blades on the DW735 planer (I’d provide a link to it if I knew how). The consensus is that the bolts must have been installed by Arnold Schwarzenegger using a pneumatic driver, ‘cause...
|362 days ago||
Deal on a Table Saw? - 6 replies
At the risk of having another LJ person here in East TN snatch this before I get to it, please check this out: http://knoxville.craigslist.org/tls/3672481085.html Cut to the chase: It’s a Jet cabinet TS w/ a 50” cast iron extension w/ router insert, and he wants $1400 for it. I think that’s a great deal; if anybody disagr...
|365 days ago||
Another Table Saw Question! - 4 replies
Yeah, yeah, I know this site is full of threads which discuss table saws, including a very long and very helpful essay by Scott (?), but I still can’t find the answer to my question. I have a 15-year-old Jet contractor’s saw (which, BTW, I’d like to sell, so let me know if anyone out there is interested). It has an outboard ...
|426 days ago||
Aluminum Foil for Glue-ups? - 11 replies
I use a “mini-table” (24” x 14”) w/ a front fence to glue up laminates for my cutting boards. I’ve been using a wax-paper liner to prevent the glue (Titebond II or III) from sticking to the table, and it works OK, but sometimes it bunches up and gets in the way, and it’s always messy to peel off the finished p...
|431 days ago||
DW735 Planer Bolts: Just Learned a Hard Lesson! - 20 replies
Those of you who have the Dewalt 735 planer might have experienced this problem. The 24 bolts which fasten the knives to the cutterhead (eight per knife) are made of cheap steel (carbon steel?). They tend to “freeze,” even after just hand-tightening. And more often than not, my efforts to remove them have resulted in a rounding off o...
|445 days ago||
Anybody Heard of etsy.com? - 17 replies
My daughter just told me about this site (www.etsy.com). It appears to be a free “marketplace” for all kinds of craftspeople. Has anybody used the site? Good feedback? Bad feedback?
|452 days ago||
A Different Way of "Thicknessing" Stuff? - 9 replies
Like many of you, I’m into cutting boards big time. And no matter how carefully I glue up the laminates, I always end up w/ misalignments. I know that the best tool to get an even plane on both sides is a thickness sander, but I don’t have one. So I just thought of another way, and I’d like your feedback on it. Put the wides...
|475 days ago||
Taunton Tool Guide Question - 3 replies
I’d like to get the latest Tool Guide for Christmas. I looked for the 2012 on Taunton’s site, but no dice; are they sold out? Looks like the 2013 is already available. Along the same lines, what’s the best publication / web site to get table-saw evaluations?