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09-26-2012 04:16 PM

Adding a raised bar to kitchen counter - 1 reply

I’m changing a tiled kitchen pennisula to a granite surfaced one with a raised bar running 2/3 of the length. My plan is add a separate framed 2×4 section to achieve the raised section. I was going to used liquid glue and bolts to attach it to the top of existing stem wall. Do I need to put the new plywood subsurface sandwiched betwe...

08-30-2012 05:23 PM

Support radius shelf from underneath with attachment to metal table legs - 7 replies

I’m trying to build a version of these end shelves and wondering what the best way to suppor the middle shelf from below where the leg goes through. I have 2 brushed steel 2 3/8 diameter table legs that will support a granite overhang and go through the 2 shelves. The bottom shelf will be supported by by plywoof base. I was thinking some k...

06-04-2012 05:38 PM

Jatoba Glue-up Ripping Stategy - 7 replies

I have 2 pieces of 10 foot 8/4 Jatoba being used for a raised counter. One is 4 1/2 inches wide and the other 14 inches wide. I want a finished piece that is 17+\- inches wide. I could either rip the wider piece into thirds and rip the 4 1/2 inch piece to match or just rip the 4 1/2 inch piece down the middle and glue one to each side of the bi...

06-02-2012 07:07 PM

Looking for Craftsman Splitter for table saw - 2 replies

I just bought a used Craftsman Professional Table saw Model 22124 but it doesn’t have a splitter. I tried Sears and Ereplacementparts.com but no luck. Does anyone know of a private person that may operate a table saw wrecking yard where I might find a splitter?. I’m trying to avoiding the cost of a Shark Guard Splitter. Here is the p...

04-23-2012 07:01 PM

Sizing glue up strips for Jatoba counter - 2 replies

I’m making a Jatoba raised bar and have a 14 in wide piece of Jatoba and a 4 inch piece. I was going to rip the 14 inch into 4 inch pieces for the glue up but wondering if I should consider ripping the 4 inch into 2 equal strips and glue one on each side to save some ripping. Also considered a 7 inch rip of the larger one with alternating...

03-15-2012 08:25 PM

Table saw horsepower for Jatoba - 2 replies

I’m going to be ripping some 8/4 Jatoba for a glue up and fear my table saw isn’t going to be able to handle it. I have an old craftsman with a 1 1/16 HP motor. I have a nice Frued thin kerf blade but am still concerned. Is this doable if I feed it real slow or am I just nuts to attempt it? I’ve been looking at the Grizzly 690 ...

03-13-2012 10:10 PM

Half round open shelf cabinet design ideas? - 3 replies

I’m trying to build a half round bookshelf cabinet to attach to the end of a kitchen peninsula. It has to be strong enough to support a granite countertop above. I want it to have 2 supporting legs. I was going to make it in either a painted wood or finished Jatoba. I’ve been reading about bending wood and considering cutting ba...

03-01-2012 06:37 PM

I'm looking for a Dewalt 735 or Makita 2012nb planer - 8 replies

I’m not having much luck finding either one of these on Craigslist. I’m in Sacramento, Ca. Thanks, John

01-12-2012 10:33 PM

Jatoba-the Darth Vader of Woods - 8 replies

I’m planning on gluing up a 7 foot by 17inch Jatoba raised bar counter. My plan is is to have an edge grain surface made by ripping either 6/4 or 8/4 rough lumber with a good glue line table saw blade. I will buy a used jointer to surface the face grain for gluing or pay a local shop to do it. Here are my questions.1. I read that you shoul...

01-07-2012 11:02 PM

Jatoba glue up project questions - 0 replies

I want to make a Jatoba raised bar counter with edge grain 6/4 lumber. Finishes size will be about 17 inches x 7ft. My lumberyard sells rough lumber. I don’t own a jointer so my plan is to use my table saw with top shelf Frued blade hoping that the edge will become the surface of the counter will be fairly smooth. Since my rip will be a...


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