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03-01-2011 01:48 PM

Another Rip Fence Post - 2 replies

OK, I have to decide which fence I want to buy. I have a delta saw mounted in this table: And, I can buy a used 54” biesmeyer clone by Powermatic in really good shape for $200, or a T-Slots kit from Futura Industries for about $340. Which one would you buy? Thanks

08-12-2010 03:24 PM

Mounting a vise - 1 reply

I am building a work bench based upon the design in Shop Notes Vol. 19, issue 110. I am going to modify the design and install a light duty vise on the face of the bench. I’ve attached some pictures of the bench and the vice. Notice that the vice is a face mount, with an iron flange at the top. My thought is to rout a space for the f...

04-07-2010 04:51 PM

More Planes - 4 replies

I have 3 hand planes that were handed down from my Dad. Two are pictured here. The one I am curious about is the red plane. It is approximately 10” in length and has a single “U” mark, with no other brans identification. Does anybody have an idea of what this is?

04-05-2010 02:23 PM

saw table design challenge - 4 replies

I posted this in my blog (twice actually), but thought that it might be more apropos in here…...... I never cease to amaze myself.First, I now understand why most of you build these marvelous work shop cabinets (I think). Building these items for the shop lets you (me, most assuredly) practice on your skills, be they joint making, finis...

03-18-2010 02:40 PM

Forstner bit rotational sped - 9 replies

Is there an optimal RPM setting for forstner bits and, if so, what is it? Apologies if this is already covered…I haven’t been able to find it. Thanks

02-15-2010 01:25 PM

Chinese saw blades - 1 reply

I just picked up three 10” – 120 tooth carbide blades for my saw for under $30. I ran a couple of test cuts and found the cut edges to be square and almost polished. Does anyone have any experience with these blades? Are the te...

01-22-2010 08:33 AM

outfeed table surface - 1 reply

What is the best surface for an out-feed table? I have sen a lot of formica and melamine. Has anyone tried exhaust from a shop vac?

01-21-2010 01:56 PM

Saw table - 4 replies

I’m about to start my first LJ project. I have purchased a used Delta contractor’s saw, and need to build an in/out feed table. So far, the only real plan I have seen is this one from Wood magazine: My design criteria are:1. movable, so I can put it against the garage wall when not in ...

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