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01-02-2016 11:09 PM

What mortiser? - 32 replies

I am gearing up to get a mortiser. After reading all kinds of reviews I have narrowed my choices down to the Wood River or the Powermatic. I would prefer the Powermatic, but my budget prefers the Wood River. I am looking for a little bit of input. What are your thoughts on the subject. Is the Wood River worth getting, or should I hold out ...

10-12-2015 02:04 PM

Delta 33-990 - 9 replies

I have an opportunity at a Delta 33-990. Not knowing much about this saw, I am turning to you boys for some insight. Good? Bad? Leave it a lone and get a Dewalt? What are your thoughts? Thanks!

07-24-2014 04:03 AM

Bench top Mortisers - 30 replies

So I have been giving a little thought to a benchtop mortis machine. The primary reason is that i am terribly slow when I do them by hand and don’t always get the results I desire. When doing a lot, I set up the cheapy Grizzly attachment on the drill press, but that thing is so finicky its hardly worth it. On a big job like the closet ...

02-27-2014 04:27 AM

Best grinder? - 9 replies

Thinking about getting an 8” variable speed grinder for setting bevels on plane irons. I would like the variable speed as I do a bit of metal fabrication from time to time as well. What are you guys using, what do you like, what has a good rep? The belt sander works, but isn’t as precise I feel. Thoughts?

09-26-2013 04:24 AM

Spraying shellac - 24 replies

Ok, how many of you spray shellac, and how do you do it. I work at a body shop and usually spray lacquer but I like the look of shellac, it just doesn’t brush/wipe on for crap. As thin as it is, I see it spraying very well. Thoughts? Ideas? Do’s? Don’ts? Thanks

09-06-2013 04:40 AM

Hardwood in the northwest - 18 replies

Kicking off a bench project soon and trying to find some cheap, heavy and sorta hard wood. Up here pine and spruce abound, but large quantities of clean hardwoods are EXPENSIVE. Any of you guys live up here have any leads on something good? A good source? A different species? So far the best I can come up with is wormy Maple at 2.55/bf. ...

08-24-2013 06:27 AM

Help drying - 33 replies

I was able to round up a few logs from a plumb tree. It was cut down 3 months ago and stored under a deck in the shade till I was able to pick it up. Problem is, (after getting this 4-500 lbs of wood home) that after I milled it into 1” boards, it is wanting to crack. In fact most of it is wanting to crack. I have the ends sealed and k...

01-05-2013 10:02 PM

how strong are endgrain cutting boards? - 17 replies

So I am gearing up to build my first endgrain cutting board. I is to replace a worn out one for my Aunt. It is a built in style (y’know, the one that slides out of the counter) and it is heavily dished so I thought the endgrain board would be best. Problem is it slides out 20” and is under constant use. It usually has what ever s...

11-28-2012 02:25 AM

Cocobolo for Peppermill? - 0 replies

Knowing that cocobolo has allergenic oils in it, has anybody made a pepper mill out of it? I have a chunk that I want to make one with, but not if it will cause problems. Thanks

11-28-2012 02:18 AM

Lilac wood - 11 replies

So I have access to a trunk from a dead lilac. It has been described as approx 10” in dia and approx 18” long. It was cut about a year ago and the ends left open. I asked him to at least seal the ends till I figure out if its worth using for anything. Question is, what does this wood look/work like? It seems dense. Is it a tool...

09-16-2012 10:39 PM

Laguna vs Rikon - 26 replies

So I am getting ready to buy a bandsaw. I like both the Laguna 14 SUV, but can only afford the 3000 and I also really like the Rikon 10-325. I have pretty much ruled out the Grizzly, even though that seems to be the popular choice. I have a few of their tools and while they perform their tasks, they are just average machines at best. I would...

06-22-2012 04:48 AM

keyless chuck help - 16 replies

I have a 14” Grizzly drill press. Recently it started to wobble a bit and the prob turned out to be the arbor. So I called up Grizzly and ordered a keyless chuck with integrated arbor as that just made sense to me and I really wanted to try the keyless chuck. Since then, one of two things has happened. A, I have lost that “manly&...

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