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|09-29-2015 05:36 AM||
At the moment, the Grizzly/Shop Fox/Scheppach track saws are the cheapest on the market. That of course comes with some drawbacks. They don’t perform as good as a Festool, for instance. If you read reviews, such as the one from the Wood Whisperer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcfiKe1PkXU , you will find a pattern that the saw rocks...
|09-17-2015 01:45 AM||
Brusso Hinge sale September 21-28 - 10 replies
Just found this and figured I’d pass the deal along. These hinges are so much nicer than the cheap ones. I’m a big fan of using them. You have to buy through their website, and it’s only on 2 models of hinges (I wish the side rail hinges would go on sale), but it’s definitely worth the money considering they are normally ...
|07-15-2015 03:30 PM||
Timber framing Books and Resources? - 3 replies
I’m looking for some recommended books and other resources for timber framing. Basically the deal is that my wife wants a new king sized bed, and really likes a few that she’s seen like the example here: I know that I can just do normal drawbored mortise & tenon joints with bed bolts, albeit on a larger scale, however I fi...
|04-07-2015 05:43 PM||
Large number of parts organization - 17 replies
How does everyone else do their parts organization? Especially when talking about large numbers of parts. I’ve got an entertainment center that I’m building that will have around 20 part sizes, with multiples of each part. In the past I’ve used a pencil to mark it, but over the course of working it, that can go away. And giv...
|11-14-2014 05:03 PM||
Finishing in Winter, Unheated Garage - 19 replies
So, my shop is in my unheated undersized 2 car garage. While the winters here aren’t as bad as say in Montana or North Dakota, my garage does get down into the 40’s or so in there. Obviously, this is not ideal for finishing. What I was thinking of doing as a solution was to make a knock-down heated booth out of PVC and plastic dro...
|07-02-2014 06:38 PM||
Box swap 2014 - 201 replies
SEND ME A PM BY JULY 31st TO SIGN UP I brought this up in the Mallet swap thread, but I think the next swap should be a box swap. Since the majority of the swaps have been tools, I figured that we could use a swap where we USE the tools that everyone has received in the previous swaps. A box is a good item to swap because there are many ma...
|05-04-2014 11:21 PM||
Show me your wood - 90 replies
So, I figured since we have a few extremely large threads in various categories (shops, benches, planes, etc) for photos/discussion that doesn’t generally need a new thread, I figured I would start one for lumber. This is a thread dedicated to lumber racks, new wood you just picked up, deal gloats you just found on craigslist, some awes...
|11-26-2013 04:56 PM||
Anyone have a Grizzly Coupon? - 0 replies
Looks like I may be going to buy a GO555LX bandsaw soon. If anyone has a coupon, it would be greatly appreciated. That will save me the cost of sales tax, which isn’t insignificant here in WA.
|10-06-2013 05:39 AM||
Finishing furniture - 13 replies
So, I’m terrible at finishing. Trying to get better, but still absolutely terrible. I can sand to 400 and apply danish oil, I can brush on poly and hope it’s pretty even, I can apply mineral oil to cutting boards and buff some beeswax on them and that feels pretty nice, but that’s really the extent of my current abilities. I...
|09-02-2012 03:55 AM||
Planer comparison - Dewalt 735 vs Ridgid 4331 - 11 replies
I know there’s been a lot of threads about this lately, but I have a dilemma. I was originally planning on buying the Dewalt 735 package that comes with the infeed/outfeed tables and an extra set of knives this week. Amazon has the package for $569. However, when I went into my local Home Depot today, I saw that they were clearancing ou...