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09-07-2014 05:56 PM

Smoothing Plane and Avoid Sand, Or Proceed Directly to Sand? - 15 replies

Many sources of info on smoothing wood state that sanding should be avoided; use a good smoothing plane and proceed to finish. Me, I get extremely thin shavings from my bench planes, but, if the board is wider than the plane’s blade, there will always be tiny ridges remaining. In short, smooth with my bench planes; then a final 220 or-so...

04-18-2014 04:41 PM

Do You Dry-Fit Hand-Cut Dovetail Joints Before Glue-up? - 8 replies

My first dovetail project – hand cut. I’m tempted to not do a complete dry fit (only partially insert tails to pins to assure against major flaws), as I am afraid of compressing the fibers and compromising final fit and, also, potential breakage when separating the pin and tail boards. What is your experience/advice? Anyone go s...

03-11-2014 02:36 PM

Advice on Moving New Table Saw to Basemrnt - 7 replies

Hello All. Will soon put my 10% Grizzly discount coupon to use toward a G1023RLW table saw (my R4512 has the blade alignment issue, and I recently discovered that the miter slots are not parallel; that is the last straw). I am thinking about how I will get it to downstairs to the basement. For other heavy tools, I left the unit in the shippin...

01-19-2014 05:17 AM

Update to Grizzly G0604X Jointer Review - 0 replies

I just updated my recent G0604X review with a section on adjusting tables for coplanarity. Check it out if this topic interests you. http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3693

01-11-2014 02:25 PM

Solid Cherry Bookcase - Side Panels - Single Piece or Glue-Up - 3 replies

Will shortly embark on my first furniture project – a solid wood cherry bookcase as described here http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57001/build-a-classic-cherry-bookcase . This will be a present to Mrs. Lumbermeister, and as such, she has specified “heirloom quality”; that is, no plywood, must be sandable/refinishable thr...

09-08-2013 12:14 PM

Taper from Jointer - Does it Matter? - 18 replies

Been practicing with a new jointer. I know that it is not fully calibrated, as my right angle square shows a gap near its base between infeed table and fence, but outfeed vs. fence is fine. Nevertheless, until I receive my precision straight edge, I am experimenting with jointing scrap. Despite the above-mentioned calibration issue, the joi...

09-07-2013 06:58 PM

Grizzly Jointer - Fence Stops - Is There Some Secret? - 4 replies

Took delivery yesterday of a new G0604X jointer. Setup has gone well (a few nits that I will detail in a review once I’ve familiarized myself with the unit) – But – Here is my issue re. the fence stops (especially the 90 degree stop): How can or does one set a 90 degree stop, which consists of a plunger that locks with a co...


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