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|1024 days ago||
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: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovinmrv/4488432051/ 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
|1225 days ago||
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...
|1352 days ago||
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?
|1354 days ago||
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...
|1372 days ago||
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
|1403 days ago||
Chinese saw blades - 1 reply
I just picked up three 10” – 120 tooth carbide blades for my saw for under $30. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=250565984270&view=all&tid=0 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...
|1428 days ago||
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?
|1428 days ago||
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: http://www.woodstore.net/mosaroce.html My design criteria are:1. movable, so I can put it against the garage wall when not in ...