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9 days ago

11/2” legs from ¾” stock for a Greene & Greene table - 10 replies

I’m building a skirt and legs for a table top I’ve had banging around the shop since making it in a veneering class project 4-5 years ago. Low and behold after all that time, my wife want’s an end table “just like that shop class thing” I made. Perfect. It’s mostly walnut 191/2” X 191/2” X 3/4”. I’m building walnut skirt and legs, Greene and...

127 days ago

Porter Cable 20 V Lithium - 3 replies

After being initially pleased but later disappointed with the Dewalt 14V cordless drill. I had three of them, they worked well (well not wow) for about two years but then the batteries wouldn’t hold much of a charge. Last year I bought an extended power aftermarket battery that seems to work well, thought I’d replace all the old ones. Can’t r...

149 days ago

Why hasn’t anyone done this? - 5 replies

I’m setting up my new Rikon 10-345 18” bandsaw as a dedicated resaw tool. I’ve got the Kreg bandsaw fence. I’m thinking I want to make a jig with rollers for the right side of the blade to hold the stock between the fence and the jig. My thinking is that if the fence and jig are tall enough and I hold the material between them there is nowher...

212 days ago

Cleaning table saw trunnion - 6 replies

I got a Grizzly 691 table saw for Christmas two years ago. Nice saw. Last year when raising the blade it started to feel sticky and harder to crank. I shot some WD40 on the trunnions and it seemed to help. Now it’s happening again. I realized I never cleaned the packing grease of the trunnions. After researching different lubrication prod...

244 days ago

Can I use interior Waterlox original? - 3 replies

It’s for my front door threshold, made of Sapele. I live in San Diego CA. The door is totally covered with a long shingled roof. It never gets direct sun. We almost never have driving rain. I doubt it ever got wet from the weather. I have some left over Waterlox original that’s just going to waste if I use it and it’s good for wear areas l...

260 days ago

How badly will MDF dull my saw? - 2 replies

I have to saw by hand a Black Cherry open stringer. Each step is a slightly different sized tread and riser. There are eight tread and riser cuts to be made (about 15 linear feet). The Cherry is a big piece of expensive wood with little scrap value if I get it wrong. I’ve decided to make a flush trim router template of ½” MDF. I’ve scribed ...

284 days ago

Bosch GTS1031 10-Inch Portable Jobsite Table Saw - 2 replies

Just pulled the trigger to get this saw for a remodeling project about 30 miles from my shop and 691 Grizzly cabinet saw. My question: Is it really going to be 4HP? Says it is but I’m wondering.

292 days ago

Shop Vac to Festool connection - 12 replies

I just got my first Festool it’s the ETS 125 EQ. What a nice sander, light, very low vibration and great ergonomics. I want to attach the dust outlet to my Fein shop vac. I’ll need an adapter of some kind. Any one already solve this problem?

426 days ago

SHOP FOX W1687 3-Horsepower 2,800 CFM Dust Collector - 2 replies

Anyone have this DC? I can’t find any reviews. Seems like a good price for 2800 CFM

443 days ago

How much does length matter? - 10 replies

As my tool numbers increase, so do my DC requirements.I’ve got a Delta 760 set up in a separate room (les noise) from my shop. I’m running my cabinet saw, an 8” jointer and a 15” planner off of it on four inch black plastic sewer pipe. Both the jointer and planner are on a 15foot run and are working fine. The table saw on its own run from the...

451 days ago

Adding 2nd DC - 3 replies

My shop is a two car garage. My DC is in a separate one car garage where I park my car, nice and quiet. My wife agreed to park outside, she’s a wonderful woman. I have a Delta 50-760 with about a 25 foot run of 4” black pipe to my cabinet saw on one leg and another 15-20 ft run to my 8” jointer, and 15”stationary plann...

471 days ago

Mahogany blend - 7 replies

I’m installing a Mahogany screen door and surround (built in place) for my front entry. Using a “mahogany” front door blank. They sold me the door as Mahogany, it looks great but if it is Mahogany, it’s the hardest Mahogany I’ve ever seen. Using on hand materials I have two different types/colors mahogany to cove...

479 days ago


I’m getting lathered up about getting a new band saw. I’ve got a 16” Grizzly I’ve been using happily for 15 years. Works “fine”. Under powered for resawing (1 1/2 HP) and only a 6” resaw capability. But a good cast iron heavy frame and wheels with upgraded guides. I do a fair amount of resawing th...

510 days ago

Opportunity to buy a new tool? - 12 replies

I’m restoring the interior walnut burl wood trim in my 1988 560 SL. Actually I’m replacing it. I purchased a kit from Ecklers, and it’s beautiful, walnut burl, finished to a high gloss and mounted on a thin aluminum substrate. Most the pieces (Console, ash tray, and instrument cluster) go in with no modifications required. ...

535 days ago

How tight is tight enough? - 9 replies

I just installed a new PC 3 ½ HP router in my table. It’s my first router that requires two wrenches. Using ½” bits, I’m tightening it pretty tight when I installing a bit and sometimes it’s really hard to loosen it to remove the bit. I’m thinking I’m over tightening but I’m concerned that if I don...

539 days ago

I can't believe I'm asking this question after 25 years of woodworking. - 19 replies

Like most of you I am pretty much self taught. I have taken two semesters at Palomar, one on hand joinery and another general furniture building. I’ve also taken Darrell Perl’s Greene and Greene details class. But that’s it for hands on training. All the rest comes from magazines, books and the web (including you a...

552 days ago

Has anyone worked with Magnolia? - 5 replies

I’ve got a small Magnolia tree that has to come down to make room for a carport. The trunk is about 24” in diameter and 20ft tall. I’ve never heard of anyone making anything with Magnolia wood. I hate to waste any wood so I’m wondering…...

633 days ago

What was the name of that brush? - 5 replies

I thought it was on this forum that I read about a brush for applying water based finish. I can’t find it. The woodworker raved about a new kind of brush that was the best he ever used. Anyone know what I’m talking about? Or have a recomendation?

639 days ago

Not using Waterlox again - 12 replies

I really love the look of my cherry stairs darkened with Potassium Dichromate and finished with Waterlox. Fantastic. The problem with Waterlox is the fumes. They are really bad. I’m doing two flights of cherry stairs, the first flight is done and looks great (to me). Photo. But the fumes… I got a migraine every time I used...

703 days ago

How are walnut rifle stocks finished? - 8 replies

I’m planning to build a Greene and Greene desk and bookshelves for my home office. I have enough black walnut for the job, even though the Greene and Greene “standard” is mahogany. I did a small test with ebony plugs and think it could look great. I’ve been playing with dye and stain to minimize the color differences i...

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