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90 days ago

Tool chest wood considerations? - 2 replies

My next project is for me and it’s going to be a nice tool chest/box for some of my hand tools. This will primarily be for chisels, planes, saws, marking and layout itrms, and my sharpening stones. Just recently I read that white oak might not be the best choice with regards to rusting or leeching of material from the white oak and rus...

101 days ago

Quarter sawn white oak 4/4 good price? - 13 replies

I’m making a small project and would like to use quarter sawn white oak. I’ll need about 30 board feet. I’m seeing prices all over the spectrum. What should I consider and what should I stay away from? Thanks for reading.

242 days ago

Chisel mallet preferences? - 12 replies

My next project is a mallet for my new set of chisels. Any specifics you would recommend? Dimensions? Woods to consider or exempt due to certain characteristics? Angles? Adhesives? Tips? Thanks for reading and any input. Larry

320 days ago

Is there a recommended cleat angle for hanging a shop cabinet? - 14 replies

The shop is in need of a hanging cabinet and I’d like to use a cleat system to hang it and possible another on. I’m wondering is there a recommended angle for the wall cleat? Does a shallower angle give greater or lesser of a secure fit? I have a small shop and would like to have longer cleats that I could hang a variety of future...

329 days ago

Mobile base with four swivel locking casters - 3 replies

What’s your take on a mobile base that would use four swivel locking casters for an 8” belt sander? I have a small shop and ease of movement of all of my machines is a huge consideration. I have a mobile base under my radial arm saw with only the two front casters that swivel, so if I need to move it from it’s main location...

366 days ago

Repurposed material - 2 replies

I’ve come across a material for shelving on my mobile stands. I’ve come across a couple of treadmills that were being parted out. I noticed each treadmill had a platform rating of over 300lbs. With minimal effort I was able to salvage two sheets of 3/4” MDF coated with a formica material. A little trimming up on the tab...

371 days ago

Dovetail jigs in wood thicker than 3/4 of an inch? - 2 replies

I’m considering buying a dovetail jig but am seeing some that have a limit of 3/4” while some are over an inch in thickness of wood that will fit in the jig. Should I worry about this when considering a jig or not? I’m looking at the Leigh D4r or possibly the MLCS fast joinery system.

373 days ago

Router table lift choice - looking for actual reviews not router preferences - 18 replies

Last year I bought a router table and am now looking for a router lift for it. I bought the Kreg precision router table and have been looking over reviews and specs and am wondering what your feedback is based on what you currently use for a router lift. Many of the reviews quickly turn into a this or that router and the thread extends out for...


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