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05-20-2011 10:35 PM

Dado or rabbet for the bottom of a dovetailed box - 4 replies

Hey guys I’m in the planning stages of building some dovetailed and box jointed crates that will be made to have an antique look and used for a book case. My question is what would traditionaly be used to attach the bottom of a crate like that, a stopped dado, or just a simple rabbet? Thanks for any help guys!

04-07-2011 04:01 AM

Where to buy wax for handplanes? - 3 replies

I am looking for places to get parrafin wax for my handplanes and so far can’t seem to find any local places that carry it. I have seen it on amazon however. Also does anyone have any links to a particular type or brand that works well for planning? Thanks

04-06-2011 07:27 PM

Best marking gauge? - 8 replies

I’m looking to get my first marking gauge and wanted some opinons from you guys. My top choices are either a veritas wheel marking guage, or a crown mortise/marking gauge. Although i’ve read on some forums that the harbor freight marking guage is a good beginers tool to purchase and is basically the exact same as the crown. Thanks...

03-16-2011 04:40 PM

MDF or Plywood for fireplace mantel and surround - 17 replies

I already have a design in mind for a fireplace mantel and surround but I’m not sure which material is best to use around a fireplace. i’d really appreciate any advice on this from more experienced wood workers. Thanks for any help.

03-04-2011 12:04 AM

Wood river or stanley sweetheart - 6 replies

I have a few old rehabed stanley planes but I want to get a new 4 plane. LN and LV are too expensive so between the wood river and new stanley sweetheart #4 which is the better choice. They are roughly the same price. Both seem to be well made. I like the adjustable throat on the stanley but I’m not sure how I’d like the norris style...

02-05-2011 06:15 AM

First set of chisels...Irwin or footprint. - 1 reply

I’m looking to get my first set of chisels, does anyone have an opinon on the better choice? They both have good reviews and are the same price. I’d like a nice general purpose set that will last a very long time. Thanks http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=22071&filter=chisel http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-1...

02-02-2011 05:45 PM

Another router table question. Build vs Buy, benchtop vs extension - 6 replies

In a perfect world I’d love to build a new yankee style router station, but I just don’t have the room in my garage for a setup that size. I’m now trying to decide between building a much smaller stand alone router table, or buying a nice benchtop router table ( I currently have a cheap one that is passable but a PIA to use), ...

02-02-2011 05:45 AM

Anyone ever order from Tools Plus? - 9 replies

http://www.tools-plus.com/ They have a router guide I’m looking for and they have it for about 20 bucks cheaper than any other place I’ve seen, but have never heard of the site. Thanks to anyone who has any feedback.

01-28-2011 06:36 PM

Plastic Laminate? - 6 replies

Does anyone know where I can buy thin sheets of plastic laminate for a router table top. I’m having trouble finding it anywhere. Do the big box stores or Rockler sell it? Thanks

01-27-2011 11:13 PM

Used Jet DC650 dust collector for $180 - Good deal? - 1 reply

I have come across a used Jet DC650 for $180. Anyone have any experience with this DC…is this a better option used than say a Harbor Frieght DC for less with a 20% off coupon? Thanks

01-20-2011 05:17 AM

Stanley no 8 Jointer plane - updated x 2 now with pics - 27 replies

Hello, I’m hoping to get a little help from someone a little more knowledgable about stanley hand planes. I have an opportunity to buy a Stanley number 8 Jointer plane that is in really good condition, no rust, handles are tight, etc. The seller wants $75 for it, is that a good price? I’m VERY new to using hand...


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