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209 days ago

how to prevent splitting? - 9 replies

So i am getting married on feb 1st. As part of the center pieces to the tables she wants a slice of wood with bark still on it to set vases on. She was all prepared to order these online spending about $450….i said no way ill work it out. I made a few calls to local firewood places found me a few logs with a 15-16” diameter, slice...

477 days ago

incra router table tops for table saw extension - 2 replies

As part of a package deal today i acquired 2 incra router table tops, one with a miter slot track one without. The 2 incra tops do not have the router plate insert but do have all required brackets to install to the table saw. Also 1 set up support legs. All is brand new, i just opened the boxes for pics. I dont have a use for these as i already...

484 days ago

Diy Pneumatic table saw clamps/Holddown - 7 replies

Spent the day working on a better way to hold down my workpieces to the slider. Ive grown tired of constantly fiddling with the standard hold down toggle clamp. I ran across the pneumatic clamps felder sells but at $870 each i cannot justify that for a clamp. I bought 2 spring return air cylinders, then went to lowes and raided the plumbing...

488 days ago

sliding table saws and incra fences - 7 replies

So i have an older (1980s) martin sliding table saw. When i got it the fence, and crosscut fence were no good..bent, beat up u name it. I have since replaced the standard rip fence with the unifence, and have an osbourne miter gauge affixed to the slider portion of the saw. My question is this i much prefer to do all my cutting using the sli...

773 days ago

Rockler groupon - 0 replies

For those in the Chicago area there is a groupon for rockler woodworking for the schaumburg store. $15 for $30 of stuff. http://www.groupon.com/deals/rockler-woodworking-and-hardware-26

814 days ago

Thien Separator getting clogged up - 4 replies

A while ago i built a thien separator that fit into a 30 gallon garbage can. This was not the top hat design so it does have a pvc 90 going into the top with the side cut off as were in the plans. This worked great for everything i have done so far…tablesaw work, router table, nothing too serious mostly working on finishing the 2nd story...

857 days ago

Do i need a jointer? - 16 replies

I have acquired a lot of rough sawn boards i will be using on my current and future projects. So far everything i have built has come from a local hardwood retail store, which puts a clean edge on your boards when you buy them… so i never really had the need. I also have a sliding tablesaw i just got up and running…. http://lumbe...

857 days ago

After a many hours of work great craigslist find - 17 replies

In my search for a tablesaw upgrade and months of reading reviews on this site, as well as others and weighing the options between a European sliding saw and the standard cabinet saw i was pretty well set on a slider. I all being very expensive i decided on the Hammer k3 winner a more economical option at $5400 to my door (if that c...

864 days ago

Steam Bending Cherry - 8 replies

I am trying to make a step for my mom to get into her bed and match her current furniture. The bottom has a U shape each side being 10 inches, and the front is 20 inches, on the corners is a 3 7/16 radius. i cut a piece of straight grain cherry 6 1/2 inches wide and 48 inches long and 1/2 inch thick. The reading i have done suggests a one h...


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