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9 days ago

redwood burls - 1 reply

hopefully the lumberjocks are not involved, even as purchasers. We should get in the habit of verifying the provenance of our stock. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/us/poachers-attack-beloved-elders-of-california-its-redwoods.html?hp

16 days ago

thin kerf riving knife for Grizzly? - 5 replies

Has anyone ever found a thin kerf knife for a Grizzly TS? the stock riving knife on my machine is for a standard kerf (0.105”). Not sure if its usable for thin kerf blades, but I do know others sell knives at 0.090” for thin kerf blades. Grizzly doesn’t sell them, and i’m not sure if other brand knifes will fit.

23 days ago

out of level drawer glides (on purpose) - 14 replies

I’m wondering if any of you install drawer glides with a slight downward angle, rather than completely level? It seems every dresser drawer in my house is always half open from a push close not quite strong enough. Would cocking the glide downward into the cabinet address this (by a 1/16 or 1/8” over the depth of the cabinet), or w...

29 days ago

4" vs 6" dust collection - 6 replies

I need to rerun much of the duct tubing in my shop. It is all 4” today, but was thinking of making some of the new main trunk at 6”. However, the main trunk will not be able to run all the way back to the vacuum at 6”. Ie, after the 4” connections from the shop machines, there will be about 20” of 6” trunk...

32 days ago

bolt direction for table saw blade - 9 replies

I’ve been meaning to ask this for a while. The picture attached is of the bolt used to secure the blade to the table saw. Both sides seem flat, but you can see that one side extends beyond the core, for lack of a better description. My question is which side is suppose to go against the blade, or in my case the stabilizer ring.

37 days ago

interior door hang w/o jamb? - 1 reply

This is more of a construction question than woodworking question, but it involves wood and i’m a lumberjock, so I’m posting here…. Has anyone ever hung a door without a three sided jamb? I have a finished closet (drywall, edge bead, etc) that needs a door put on it. It is in a cramped corner with a low ceiling, and unfort...

38 days ago

Recommendations for above the blade dust collection devices? - 6 replies

Title says it all. I’ve seen these in a few member blogs. the most interesting one looked like is clipped right onto the riving blade. I have a Grizzly TS.

42 days ago

drawer side stock for wide (30"x22x7.5") drawers - 4 replies

I see a lot of recommendations saying that 1/2” maple/poplar etc is adequate for most drawers. Just wondering if I need to beef that up a big given my drawers are wider than most. they will hold clothes, so nothing too heavy.

52 days ago

drawer glides for wide drawers? - 6 replies

I was on the Accuride web site trying to determine which glide to get for an upcoming project. their literature talks a bit about maximum drawer widths for certain (standard, similar to the HD Liberty ones) glides, apparently due to lateral forces. Anyone ever had a problem with this?

58 days ago

span / sag question for a window seat - 10 replies

I’m planning a window seat for my son’s room with two rows of two drawers underneath. the total height is only 21” including toe kick, so the spacing below, between and above the inset drawers is fairly small – 0.75”. the design calls for no separate piece above the strecher – the 0.75” upper stretc...

75 days ago

Plywood exterior door? - 4 replies

I’m wondering if anyone has built/used/recommends a front entry door made out of plywood? I’ve read a bit about building exterior doors and it seems the big worry is getting everything square, then of course warping over time. I was thinking of having a 3/4” piece of exterior grade plywood at the core of a door, which could t...

78 days ago

best way to address the seem of a but joint - 1 reply

I am building a mudroom cubby area that has open vertical lockers behind a bench. Unfortunately the long vertical 1x locker pieces that come out from the back wall were too shallow. This resulted in the lockers being too shallow, and I now need to make the lockers deeper. I am going to do this by adding a front 1x to the existing vertical pie...

82 days ago

Slabs in the NYC area - 13 replies

Can anyone recommend a few good slab dealers in the NYC area? I know of ML Condon, which is great, but looking for a bit more before selecting wood for a kitchen table.

107 days ago

pocket hole depth - 3 replies

I’ve recently started to use pocket hole screws for attaching various items. do you folks mostly use an impact driver to do this? anybody worry about stripping the hole? it is hard to tell how deep the screw has driven given that it is recessed. Also, given that the pocket hole plugs are oversized, do most people here cut them down i...

151 days ago

flexing finished boards - 1 reply

Hi My current project, a bench top has a moderate amount of cupping across its ~20” width. This will be easily solved when it is attached to the support pieces. However, I was hoping to add a coat of shellac (Zinsser), filler (Crystalac) and an oil topcoat (Arm-R-Seal) in my shop and before putting it in its resting place, where this wi...

194 days ago

top coat over paint for protection - 3 replies

i’ve finished my new mudroom bench/shoe rack – pics to come. Wife wanted it painted and thus it is. To add an extra bit of protection to it, as it will be beaten up fairly well, someone recommended that i put wax on it, and another to spray a coat of lacquer on it. Do either of these techniques seem right to the pros here?

216 days ago

coloring expoxy - 13 replies

when filling a knot with epoxy, is there any difference if using stain vs dye to color the epoxy? have a dark knot in a walnut board. Wondering if the stain would be more cloudy than a dye. thanks jocks.

395 days ago

ideas for used oak flooring - 5 replies

I am doing a home renovation and unfortunately will have to rip out 400 ft2 of oak flooring. Any interesting uses for this wood? It is in fine shape – i believe it is <5 years old, and sitting on an older wooden floor.

402 days ago

cleaning dust bag atop HF system - 3 replies

I’ve managed to fill my dust collection bag to about 40% and am about to empty it out. so i’m thinking if i should wash or otherwise clean out the big filter bag that hangs on top of the unit. what do you all do? wash it, vacuum it? other?

417 days ago

router plate ledge width? - 10 replies

I’m building my first router table and have the basic top done. When routing the opening for the insert, how much of a lip do i need? I purchased the Rockler leveling screws which will be put through the lip. If anyone has the Rocker plate as well with the lock down screws in two of the corners, how much of a lip did you leave in these ...

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