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831 days ago

need input on red oak stair tread - 4 replies

Upfront I wanna thank anyone who has any input here, My buddy is wanting to replace his carpet covering on the steps with the big blue box store treads, 5/8”x42”, The top seven steps incased between to walls,35 inches of tread needed there, bottom 5 steps on one side is open with railing. These treads would need to be atleast 43 3/8&...

860 days ago

starting my dust collection journey, first stop chop saw - 6 replies

My wife bought me a porter cable 1 horse power dc from lowes almost a year maybe more ago, now that the house renovation is over and work is slowing down i started working on hooking it up, Ive learned its severely under power coming out of the box, and would have to have ideal set up for it to be somewhat effective,My plan , 2 tools, TS , chop ...

1013 days ago

outfeed miter slots - 15 replies

Good evening everyone, just had a question , and wanted to know what you guys did for yours. Im about to route in the grooves in my outfeed table. Did you guys route a little big , or exact size and shape of your miter gage runner bar? As i dont have a bit that would undercut to trap the runner under the edge, Am i overthinking this and missing ...

1055 days ago

Price for maple question - 6 replies

First of all, hello all. I was at my local home depot today to pick up some electrical stuff for some upcoming remodeling, and like i always do i made a pass thru the lumber aisle, My store started carring maple sometime last year. Today when i got to the maple section every size of it was priced with yellow stickers, not like the rest of there ...

1075 days ago

Delta 50-760 1 1/2 HP Dust Collector switch question - 2 replies

hello everybody, thanks for taking the time to read and give some input, heres the deal, back in january i was I was at the big box, and noticed that they had this dust collector on display. Previous to this hadnt seen any dust collectors in the these stores, except the shop vacs which is what my budget had allowed. A few days later while talkin...

1199 days ago

cabinet door's or single pull out - 7 replies

Hey everyone, ahead of time i appreciate any info,advice critique you guys giive, but here is my question, in my picture you see the top drawer, and below is one of those chrome pan racks with the top and bottom pull out, the original cabinet i replaced and made it exactly the same size had two doors there, You can see what ive made and wanted t...

1222 days ago

jig saw basic's - 3 replies

hello all, thanks in advance for any info or advice, my problem is when cutting with my jig saw , using 3/4 material , for instance im building an island for my home, im cutting the notch on the side panels for the recessed toe, im dead on on my scribbed line but the bottom of the material its as if the blade wandered on me,, when i first start...

1223 days ago

Big box Lowes red cedar fence picketts - 8 replies

bought a stack of these picketts this morning to replace about 3 sections of fence that fell apart, the red looking cedar is rough fiinish, is this standard, and suggestions of whether i need to put a sealer, or finish or leave it alone, any input is appreciated, thanks in advance

1253 days ago

laminant countertop - 14 replies

just got a quick question, I have countertops for the house coming in today and im going to have to cut a foot off the end of one them, could anybody tell me the best way to go about it, i just dont wanna screw this up, any advice is greatly appreciated JC

1336 days ago

moisture and wood movement - 8 replies

ive been doing woodoworking for about two years now as a hobbiest, ive learned alot and made some really nice things around house, now on to my question, as a woodworker i know that most things you have to finish both sides equally to make sure that moisture will come and go equally to help stabilize the peice, and as some of you know i had a d...

1430 days ago

Critique or advice to make this jig more efficient - 6 replies

I am building a bunch of drawers useing locking rabbit joinery, i built the tenon style jig for the table say from the drawing in a shopnotes magazine all about table saw tips, it did the first few i made just fine, am satisfied with the results, but was hoping to get some feedback or advice on making it as efficient as i can, thanks for looking...

1537 days ago

I need some help with table design - 1 reply

I want to make a table similar to a writing table that would either have a way to extend over bed for when im being lazy on laptop, or maybe counter balanced type legs, just dont know where to look and my imagination is not helping, any thoughts would be appreciated. oh my bed frame sits on the floor so the option of running feet under bed is...

1544 days ago

craftsman contractor TS 21833 - 1 reply

Since i built and am using my crosscutting sled ive noticed some wobble when i turn it off and the blade is slowing down, what can i do to fix, any and all advice is appreciated

1557 days ago

question on resawing - 6 replies

I came accross two 6”by6” by 8foot oak posts, used for dunnage for concrete peices,Im sure ill have to let them air dry for a bit, due to it having moisture. but my question is resawing it, i do not own a bandsaw, or jointer, my table saw is 1 and 3/4 horsepower , any suggestions on the resaw, basically getting it cut down into 2inch...

1562 days ago

assembly table - 2 replies

hey guys, this past weekend i started my journy on making an assemble table,.. off all the surfaces in my shop/garage, ive failed to get a single one dead flat, although ive tried. But most of them we made early on, Ive got that problem tackled on this project with a torsion box top , but needing design ideas or imput on building and, and featur...

1579 days ago

hardwood lumber source's in virginia - 4 replies

hey everyone, just curious if any other hardwood lumber suppliers are in the 757 area code, i commonly go to yukon lumber or woodcraft, but wondered if any of you knew of other places? thanks in advance

1585 days ago

potting type work table for gardening venture - 5 replies

anybody know of any place or ideas to building a nice work table for gardening type duties

1646 days ago

drawer front - 1 reply

hey guys, have a question ….. im making a chest of drawers and the bottom two drawer fronts will be roughtly 11 and threee quarters by 30 inchs wide,,, would would movement be an issue with a slab drawer front of should i got the frame and panel route? Any help of comments here would be greatly appreciated

1648 days ago

table saw upgrade - 4 replies

Hello all, Tax season is here, and i have been blessed to be able to but a new table saw, i have up to about a grand to spend, although would love to not have to go that high, thats what i have. I am in chesapeake , virginia and unsure where to go other than the usual suspect home centers, here is my question, which table saws are out there in m...

1752 days ago

question about oak - 9 replies

i have noticed this in past but only on scrap wood, but today it occured on a piece of red oak in use in a current project, black dots, is this mold, if anyone out there could help me out i appreciate it in advance

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