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133 days ago

Cabinet Drawer Boxes - 6 replies

I am building a bathroom vanity. My question is about the drawer boxes. I have the drawer slides that are designed for a 1/2 inch clearance per side. My boxes are not exactly 1” less than the face frame opening. How much tolerance on the size of the boxes. I am within about 1/16 of an inch on most of them, although one may be closer t...

495 days ago

Deck railing - 2 replies

I am planning to redo my deck this spring/summer. I will keep the existing under structure but replace the decking and railing with low maintenance products. I have heard good things about the AZEK decking product but they offer little that I’m interested in for railings. I currently have just 2×6 railings with 2×2 balusters. ...

599 days ago

Prefinished plywood - 2 replies

I am currently building a couple of built-in cabinets for a friend and used the Menards prefinished 3/4” birch plywood. I went to two stores to get even close to acceptable panels and wasn’t altogether satisfied with them (filled knots and VERY thin veneer). The other home centers don’t carry such a product, but one lumber ...

937 days ago

Drum Sander problems - 19 replies

I have a Delta 18-36 drum sander that I purchased used about a year ago. I have used it some but not excessively. I have replaced the spiral wound abrasive a couple of times. The problem I have now is that the wide abrasive belt that conveys the material under the drum is no longer moving. When I just turn on the switch, I can hear the motor...

963 days ago

Sandpaper rolls for Delta 18-36 - 3 replies

I bought a Delta 18-36 drum sander used. I am looking for where to buy the sandpaper rolls. I would prefer to buy the pre-cut taper but if I have to I could cut my own. I’m not having much luck finding the consumables. The link to Delta replacement rolls from Amazon says they are out of stock and don’t know if/when they will be a...

963 days ago

Chickens weren't hatched yet - 1 reply

I was contacted as the leader of a local woodworking club by someone who was having some trees taken out for a new septic system. They were eastern red cedar and stood quite tall, with the first branches at about 20 feet, and diameters around 12-18 inches. They were cut, at my request into 9 foot lengths. I had already talked to a guy who wou...

985 days ago

Rigid planer tearout - 11 replies

I picked up a Rigid planer recently. It is a few years old with low use and has the two knife design. I put the new (spare) set of knives on and have tried planing some boards. I have a bunch of rough sawn white oak and butternut that I want to build a pretty big project with but am very concerned about using this planer to get to the finishe...


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