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641 days ago

Fine tuning a mitre box that doesn't cut vertically correctly - 20 replies

Hoping someone here can help me figure something out. I use an old mitre box a lot (not a chop saw) and I cannot seem to get a square vertical cut on it. I have shimmed the wooden base and when I check it with a square to the blade it is square. But when I make a cut it is never quite vertical See this pix for better explanation:http://www.fl...

787 days ago

Bandsaw mitre jig problems - 3 replies

I do a lot of really little boxes. Up till now I have handcut with mitre box (not chop saw) being desirous to retain my fingers. Got the idea to make a sled mitre jig for my bandsaw as I felt that would be safer than my tablesaw. My problem is that I cannot get it fine tuned enough to suit me. The ends of the joints are always open no matter how...

1252 days ago

shiplap joint on a curve-need suggestions on how to do - 5 replies

I am making a contemporary looking curved cross and need some suggestions on how best to do a shiplap joint where the cross members fasten together since the intersecting points are not straight. One friend suggested freehand routing but once the first shallow pass is made I wouldn’t have a reference point and if I plough the entire depth ...

1499 days ago

Band saw burning on one side of cut - 5 replies

Any ideas how to solve this problem? Bandsaw used to work well, but lately I get burning on one side of the cut only. Changing the blade does not help. The tires on the wheels are fairly new. Nothing seems to wobble or be particularly noisy. It is a pretty good quality Delta saw. Probably 15-20 years old.

1505 days ago

Garage heating for safety and economy - 25 replies

Any opinions on how to heat my garage with the least trouble and cost? I want to do more in the winter, but it is just too cold most of the time. It is an attached garage, but has no furnace vents.

2226 days ago

Craftsmen Model 11323881 lathe - 15 replies

I just picked up an old craftsmen lathe in good shape hoping to learn some lathe work. I have realized that it has no faceplate or chucks with it. Hoping someone can inform me as to a good source for these for this model. Do they have to be made for a specific model or just meet certain specifications. I should have asked this question before bu...


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