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|07-01-2015 12:49 AM||
I have a 97’ Grizzly G1023 saw with a 36” Shop fox fence. It has roughly a 20” gap between the right wing and the end of the Angle iron brackets. I figured it might be a good location for a router? I wasn’t sure if maybe someone has done this on this model or a saw with a 36” fence. Wasn’t sure if there was...
|06-26-2015 01:14 AM||
Wood expansion - 6 replies
I need to add a bottom to a box. I was thinking of using a solid wood bottom. Poplar. Would 1/8” allowance be enough over a 12” width? Im gonna try and get a piece thats QS or close to it. Also would I just glue one side like on drawers?
|06-15-2015 01:55 AM||
G&G Ebony plugs. Anyone done em? - 5 replies
I’ve got all my mortises cut for them and the stock milled. I’m curious if the 3/16”/1/4” is of sufficient depth for these? Also I see some that protrude a touch and some that appear to be flush with the face. Thoughts?
|05-26-2015 01:51 AM||
FS: A Multitude of planes! - 29 replies
Looking to clear the herd I guess! I have a bunch of planes I’m looking to sell and a few i might sell if the price is right. A SW Stanley Bedrock #607 Flatside. Restored. $175 plus shipping. Stanley Bedrock #606 restored, new rosewood handle. $145 plus shipping Stanley #112 original japanning about 75-85 percent. I have the orig...
|05-25-2015 03:11 AM||
Small tool chest- No bottom? - 9 replies
Working on a small tool chest 20”x14”. Was hoping to doing a small drawer on the bottom for chisels etc. Thought i could just cut off the front bottom two fingers and add the drawer. Then just put a piece of 1/8” ply above the drawer as the bottom. The drawer is only 2 1/8” tall. Would this be a bad idea? The li...
|05-18-2015 01:37 AM||
What is this 14" Delta bandsaw worth? - 15 replies
So a buddy has a 50’s Delta bandsaw for sale. Looks all complete. I didn’t look for everything at the time. Has a sanding attachment. Yes the covers are there, just not in the picture. He is asking $300 but i think that might be a bit high. Has a 1/3 HP motor, not sure if its original. Doesn’t have the belt cover so I’...
|04-16-2015 12:58 AM||
Crosscut sled help and tips - 11 replies
I’ve started making a crosscut sled. Working on the fence system now. I saw a fence with an adjustable rail for longer cuts. I added a 22” section on the top of the fence which gives me 16” to the left of the blade and 6” to the right. The sliding section i added to the front 1” up from the bottom. I was...
|03-22-2015 03:03 AM||
80/20 extrusion uses? - 4 replies
I have an 8’ piece of this stuff i got from work. What would be some good uses for it?
|12-16-2014 02:02 AM||
I’ve made a small book shelf. The top is 7.5” and the bottom about 9”. I want to attach a moulding to the top. I was going to just put two dowels in but i got to thinking about wood movement and it causing issues. Would it be such an issue with only 7.5” of width? Seen on the tops of the sides.
|11-29-2014 11:28 PM||
Determining pivoting hinge location? - 8 replies
Not really sure what this type of hinge is called, but i saw this box online and thought it would be neat to add my own flair and build it as a surprise for my wife as a jewelry box. Would there be a formula for determining the placement? I know i could make some templates from 1/4” luan and mess with it until i found it. Was just curio...
|11-26-2014 10:53 AM||
Wedged through tenons. - 6 replies
I’m making a piece with Wedged through tenons. Anyone have any tips on angling the sides of the mortise and making a perfect wedge?
|10-24-2014 06:09 PM||
Help with some trim details? - 13 replies
Doing some interior work for my inlaws. Adding some QSWO thresh holds for both interior/exterior doors. In order to finish it i need to do some repairs to some casing trim. The bottoms are rotted and instead of patching a small section i was going to run some horizontally instead to finish it off as the rest of the room is. The red is ...
|10-22-2014 11:55 PM||
Gift for an Airline pilot? - 7 replies
Hello looking for some suggestions for people who are more creative than I! My father in law is a pilot for FedEx, has been for over 25 years. I figure this year i will make all my close family members a gift from wood (What am i thinking?) I want to do something for him either FedEx related, or Airplane related. I thought of making ...
|10-22-2014 08:44 PM||
Bending veneer - 10 replies
Anyone have any tips on bending veneer? Trying out some veneer bending to make some small-ish boxes. Using 1/16 veneer. I tried using a small clothes iron and some water, and it did work. I was having a hard time getting it to hold a tighter radius in the corners. Seems like it wants to spring back.
|10-22-2014 04:06 AM||
1/2 hp enough for a lathe? - 18 replies
I was given a Craftsman Lathe by DonW a few months back and I’m finally going to get a motor for it. I think he said it had a 1/2hp motor. I’ve never used a lathe so I’m not sure if that is enough? Also what is an RPM requirement? 1720?
|10-22-2014 02:49 AM||
How would you do this? - 8 replies
Looking for some insight. Building a small vallet box like this I need to hide the end grain exposed from the sides. I origianlly was going to make a drawer extend to the sides but i don’t really like that idea. Then i thought maybe about veneer? Any ideas?
|10-03-2014 12:34 AM||
Squaring up a cabinet? - 11 replies
Hello all. I’m working on trying to finish up my tool cabinet. Have fun into a snag. It’s all glued together, most of it is square. Except one spot. I have two spaces on the top half. 15 inches to the left of the middle divider is shelves with a door, to the right is a space for the planes. Upon installing the door i noticed...
|09-01-2014 10:21 PM||
Advice on Wall hung tool cabinet doors. - 6 replies
I need to build doors for my cabinet, 5 inches deep for added storage. Is there a proper way to build them? I was thinking of a mitered box with a panel. Is there a typical joint used for the corners other than meters?
|08-25-2014 08:28 PM||
Hanging tool cabinet assembly and layout advice - 8 replies
So I have the rough shell assembled (Dry). I used lock rabbets, and i noticed on dry assembly it’s off square but i can tilt it into square. Whats some tips to keep it square during glue up? It’s quite big at roughly 32” wide x 40” tall. Also, how have you guys hung yours? I know a lot due french cleats. I was think...
|08-04-2014 11:36 PM||
Hanging tool cabinet - 6 replies
Getting interested in a hanging tool cabinet. Tired of my tools getting rusty, even after oiling. I don’t mind having to oil, but having thousands in hand tools, it’s worth it to store them properly. Those of you with hanging tool cabinets, what would you add to yours looking back? Or anything you’d do differently? I foun...