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07-03-2012 12:15 AM

10" tablesaw combo blade for ripping? - 25 replies

I’m looking for a better cut than what my Freud 24 tooth rip blade gives me. Certain woods I get small tear out marks on the bottom of the wood when cutting Cherry and Walnut. This blade only has about 30 BF run through it, but probably 50% of my rip cuts need cleanup. I’m a guy who doesn’t yet yet have a jointer so I need a ...

06-25-2012 06:04 PM

Cutting tennons - 12 replies

Hi all, what’s your preferred method for cutting tenons? I know there are tenon jigs for table saws, you can make them on a band saw, probably a router table could be used, not to mention hand cutting/ chisel…I’m interested in knowing how people make them, what they prefer and why. I’m betting this discussion will uncov...

06-13-2012 11:16 AM

Joints for a kitchen table - 9 replies

Here’s one for the experts…lets talk kitchen table construction. I’ve built a few smaller tables and feel the itch to try building a new kitchen table, perhaps this coming winter. What I’m not sure of is, what sort of joint would you use for attaching the aprons to the legs? My gut says biscuits and or pocket hole scre...

05-29-2012 11:54 PM

Yet another Watco Danish oil question... - 10 replies

I’ve always used just oil based Poly, or a light stain with oil based poly over it however I’ve been wanting to try something new. I just finished a table in Black Walnut and decided to try an oil finish. So far I have 2 coats of Watco Danish oil in neutral, and it looks pretty good. I plan to put a top coat of Howard Feed and Wax...

05-25-2012 09:25 PM

Table Saw Blades - Cross Cut vs. Rip blades - 15 replies

How many of yall switch blades according to what you’re cutting? I’m about to cut some tapered table legs, and I have several blades to choose from but I’m, tempted to use my 60 tooth finish blade. I switch to a Rip blade if I’m ripping hardwood, but my crosscut blades always give me a better finish. I always feed SLOW...

05-15-2012 10:44 AM

Glued up end table tops...getting them flat? - 3 replies

Just wondering, in the interest of saving time…has anyone tried a Makita corded hand planer (or similiar manufacture) to finish a glued up table top? It seems if you knew what you were doing you could really flatten one out quickly, although I’m sure I could ruin a top even quicker haha! Before I invest in a tool I figured I’...

05-09-2012 12:15 PM

Wood from your own property - 8 replies

Hi everyone, here’s something that I’ve had in the back of my mind ever since I bought my land 10 years ago. I think it would be really neat to have some trees from my property milled into lumber so I can make small furniture pieces..tables and such. Call me corny, but maybe someday my son would think it’s cool that his dress...

05-08-2012 03:40 PM

New Table Saw - how to protect the table from rust? - 23 replies

Hi Guys, just bought my new saw and am wondering, what does everyone do to combat rust on the table. My drill press table was nice looking for about a year, and I began to get lazy about oiling the table and now it’s all rusty. I don’t want that happening to me new saw. If it helps, my show is in my basement so it tends to get hum...

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