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|03-04-2017 09:42 PM||
Reinforcing a Dado - 8 replies
I’m working out the design of a case piece for a friend (about 60” long, 34” high, and 20” deep.) I’m thinking about how to attach the bottom. I would normally dovetail the case on all four corners and add some legs, but they want the sides to go to the ground and form the legs. I’m concerned that if I just...
|02-24-2017 02:32 PM||
Advise on Drop Front Bar - 6 replies
I’m building a sideboard for a friend, and he wants to include a drop front bar in the case. I’m not sure how to design it so it will hold up, and where to source the hardware. Background – The case is 60” long, 20” deep, and 34” high made from red oak. Here’s a rough sketch, it’s based on a p...
|09-14-2016 11:37 PM||
FS: 6" Jet Jointer with Byrd Head - 6 replies
For sale – A 6” Jet JJ-6CSDX jointer with a Bryd Shelix head. Runs great, no rust. Bought new in 2010, head replaced in 2013. Byrd head still on the first cutting edge. I’ll include the 10 replacement cutters and the tool that shipped with the Byrh head. I upgraded to an 8” and I’l looking to get rid of my 6...
|07-26-2016 12:08 PM||
Taking Apart an 8" Parallelogram Jointer - 5 replies
I started another thread about 8” jointers and an interesting point was brought up - I’ve got a basement shop so moving large tools down the steps, and around the landing, is difficult. I usually hire a couple of movers to do the heavy work, but it’s not cheap, and scheduling the delivery so the movers can be there and not ...
|07-18-2016 03:55 PM||
Parallelogram Jointer - worth the additional money? - 18 replies
I’m thinking of replacing my 6” jointer with an 8” – is it worth the extra money for the parallelogram feature? I know I’d go for a spiral cutting head, but I’m up in the air about the parallelogram feature. Also, for anyone who has one, what brand do you have and how do you like it? Thanks!
|02-21-2016 01:44 PM||
FS: Jet Hybrid Table Saw - South Jersey - 5 replies
I’m upgrading my table saw, so I’ve got a Jet 10” JPS-10TS hybrid table saw with 52” rip fence and steel wings for sale. 1.75hp, 120v. Bought new in Fall 2010. I upgraded the stock guard to a Shark Guard, which works much better, and is included (model did/does not include riving knife). I’ll also include the ZC...
|04-29-2014 12:04 PM||
Cutting down a Holly tree - worth saving? - 9 replies
I live in a pretty high density area, and don’t have much property. My neighbor is going to be taking down a Holly tree on the common border of our properties, and I’m pretty sure he would let me have any part of it I wanted. My end use would likely be for stringing, inlay, and other detail work, not so much looking for lumber for ...
|01-17-2014 10:53 PM||
My Roll Pin Sheared! Mortiser Question - 2 replies
I’ve got a Delta bench mounted mortising machine (14-651) that’s about three years old (out of warranty) and the roll pin that holds the handle to the machine just failed. It’s slightly under 1/4” (about 0.237”). To those who are good with machinery, what would you recommend to replace it? Is it designed to be ...
|01-12-2014 02:33 PM||
My Shellac Flakes Won't Dissolve? - 10 replies
I’ve been using shellac for a while, and have some experience, but I’m having a really strange experience, and could use some advice. I had a still sealed bag of BT&C blonde Tiger shellac flakes. Mixed 1 oz of flakes into 8oz of Kleenstrip Green DNA; for a 1lb cut. It’s been about 5 days and it has not dissolved. Ther...
|09-21-2012 11:59 AM||
For Sale in South Jersey - PM 1300 Dust Collector - 14 replies
I have a 2 year old Powermatic 1300 1.75HP canister dust collector available. It does not have the turbo cone (bought before that came out). It has the original canister as well as a Wynn nano filter mounted on it. I upgraded to a ClearVue and don’t need both. It’s in great condition. Comes with all hardware, remote, bags, man...
|09-11-2012 08:21 PM||
Common Sense out of CA - Table Saw Mandate - 2 replies
This is good news, Ca isn’t passing the table saw flesh sensing mandate. Now we can hope the Feds have a similar attack of common sense. http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/editors-blog/california-table-saw-law-doesnt-make-the-cut?et_mid=579174&rid=233096064 I’ve got nothing against SawStop, but I don’...
|07-14-2012 02:21 PM||
FYI - Skilsaw Recall - 1 reply
From a FWW blog - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of the SkilSaw 10-in. compound miter saw due to a safety hazard. According to the CPSC report, the lower guard on the saw can break and make contact with the blade, resulting in what is termed “a laceration hazard.” The recall affects sa...
|06-13-2012 11:14 PM||
Questions about Veneering - 4 replies
I’m about to start on my first veneering project. I’m hoping to get some feedback on the following: What is the best procedure for gluing up panels? One, cut core to exact size required, apply slightly oversize veneer, after glue-up trim veneer (with router I assume)? Or two, cut core larger than size needed, apply veneer, trim u...
|06-09-2012 02:59 PM||
A question for the Electricians out there - 30 replies
I’ll apologize in advance for being long winded, but I want to try to provide enough info to get a meaningful answer. I’m pulling together the details for installing a dust collection cyclone in my shop, which requires a new 30amp 220v breaker. My house is fairly new (~6yrs old). When the place was wired they installed a 200amp ...
|06-07-2012 05:16 PM||
What does aged white oak look like? - 8 replies
I know that cherry darkens as it ages, but what about white oak? Does it change color? I’m finishing a Harvey Ellis design bookcase that’s all QSWO and I’m kicking around finish ideas. I’ve got a couple of formulas for trying to replicate Arts & Crafts finishes, and I’ll put together some test boards and se...
|05-31-2012 04:49 PM||
What Do I Need to Know About Veneering? - 5 replies
I’m about to embark on my first veneer project. It’s a bridal chest with 11 veneered panels (three panels each top, front, and back, one panel for each side.) The largest is about 15” by 15”, and everything is flat, so I’m thinking it should be a good first project. I bought raw wood birds eye maple veneer for ...
|04-22-2012 04:24 PM||
Scraping Plane Question - 4 replies
The project I’m currently working on is QSWO, and my planes were not working as well as I would like. I got a cabinet scraper, and it worked great. I’m thinking for large panels I might be well off adding a scraping plane to the line-up, and wanted to get some thoughts about it. Is there a lot of value to having a plane as well as...
|03-09-2012 12:35 PM||
FYI - Powermatic Sale 3/9 to 3/18 - Jet Too - 0 replies
In case anyone is interested, Powermatic is having a 15% off the current promo prince sale from March 9 to March 18. Not trying to sell anything, just putting it out there.
|12-18-2011 04:51 PM||
Input on Using LVL for a Workbench Top - 14 replies
Does anyone have any input on using LVL for a workbench top? Not for the base, but for the top. Here’s where I’m coming from; I’m in the process of deciding how to build me workbench. Among other research I’ve got Chris Schwarz’s new workbench book “The Workbench Design Book.” Good book, he shows a...
|12-03-2011 07:17 PM||
Denatured Alcohol for Shellac - 35 replies
Has anyone ever had a problem using plain old big box store denatured alcohol for dissolving shellac flakes? Here’s my story: I can’t find the original source, but I know I read somewhere that it was not recommended to use any denatured alcohol as a shellac solvent that is not specifically labeled as suitable for shellac. Most of...