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1189 days ago

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!

1233 days ago

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

1233 days ago

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...

1254 days ago

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.

1267 days ago

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...

1294 days ago

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

1296 days ago

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), ...

1297 days ago

Anyone ever order from Tools Plus? - 9 replies 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.

1301 days ago

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

1302 days ago

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

1310 days ago

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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