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|132 days ago||
Found money, now what? - 9 replies
I was alerted that I had forgotten about some money, about $100.00. I was pondering what tool would be the best to try to locate. For this amount, most likely looking at used. I have drills, a jigsaw, sander, circular saw, table saw and router. I was thinking a planer but I don’t know if I can find one at this price. Thoughts and input ...
|137 days ago||
Router bit black - 25 replies
I was doing some testing for a upcoming project attempting to router a slot into some plywood. I set the 1/4 straight flute bit to roughly 1/4 deep, plunged the plywood onto the bit and routed roughly 1 1/2” slot. When I removed the plywood, there was a bit of blackness on the slot and the end of the bit that was in the wood was black. Wa...
|148 days ago||
It's amazing what you find - 4 replies
Especially when you’re not really looking. I’m gonna call this a bargain gloat because the tools aren’t really worth gloating over. I had to take some stuff to the Goodwill today and I decided to look around. To my surprise, back in the housewares / sporting good section I found a Craftsman adjustable dado for $6.99 and a Mile...
|156 days ago||
rolling shop cabinets - 2 replies
I am wanting to build / rebuild some rolling shop cabinets. The ones I have are cheap at best and not built really well. They were some of the first things I built and were made on my really cheap old table saw so I’d really like to rebuild them now that I have a bit more knowledge and skill (and a better saw). What I would like is for th...
|317 days ago||
Router bushings - 4 replies
I happened to be in the big “L” the other day looking for something else when I saw a kit for Milescraft router bushings with a router plate. I know nothing about these and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them?Thanks in advance.
|385 days ago||
Question on drying - 5 replies
A neighbor was pruning their maple tree and I talked them out of a branch about 2” in diameter. How should I go about drying it so I can work it properly.
|396 days ago||
A metal What is it - 9 replies
I found this on the street the other day and I am not sure what it is: It basically looks like a ball-point pen but made entirely of metal. The only markings on it say “Metal removal division” and “Federal-Mogul”. I have been using it for making center holes for drilling and for marking cut-lines but what is it ...
|397 days ago||
Router Edge guide question - 5 replies
I am plotting building one for other projects I want to make and so want to make it adjustable. However I have concerns about it racking and not being straight. Is this something I should really be worried about and what’s the best way to limit / eliminate it?
|398 days ago||
Question on mallets - 27 replies
I am thinking about making a mallet but have no access to hardwoods.Can a decent mallet be made with pine, fir and / or hemlock or should I not bother until hardwood can be had?
|410 days ago||
New to me router - 12 replies
I was able to pick up a new-to-me router 2nd hand for $25.00. It’s a Craftsman 1.75 HP fixed base (model 315.175110). Yes, I know craftsman isn’t the best but it was what I could afford and I figured a average router is better than no router at all. Things I like: LONG cord. Probably 10-12 feet. Variable speed. I think this will b...
|415 days ago||
Idea for a circle jig - 12 replies
Okay, on this one I’m looking for a sanity check, so here goes. I am wanting to make a circle jig for my router in anticipation of making some discs for other things (EVIL LAUGH). However, in at least one case, the discs I will need to make will be SMALLER than the diameter of the router base.So, my thought was to make a circle jig with a ...
|426 days ago||
Squaring stock - 21 replies
Greetings all from a fairly new worker. I was hoping some o you out there would be able to give me some ideas on a way to square stock. Here are my limitations: by far my best and most accurate tool is my table saw. I do not have nor can I afford a jointer or a planer. What I have been doing so far: 1) get the straightest, most even wood I ca...