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03-26-2017 04:06 AM

What kind of hinge do I need? - 3 replies

I’m building a Greene and Greene Blanket Chest It’s pretty much done. The lid breadboard ends protrude ¼” from the hinge edge of the top. Hopefully the pics explain it better. I’m afraid the hinges I planned to use don’t allow much meat on the outer most screw when I move the knuckle out far enough for the ends of the breadboard ends to clear...

03-11-2017 04:50 AM

How often do you flatten your Shapton stones? - 6 replies

I flatten my Shapton stones after every use, sometimes during use. What do you all do?

03-02-2017 06:25 AM

Saw bench - 1 reply

My work bench for 25 years was an old bookshelf, turned on its side with two 3/4” slabs of plywood for a top and a record quick release vise. Then I built a Roubo bench. Wow, I can’t believe how much better a solid, unmovable bench works. I also wanted to build a Moxon vise and my wife got me the Benchcrafted hardware for Christma...

02-22-2017 02:34 AM

Glue up glue failure - 10 replies

I’m building (again) the Darrell Peart Greene and Greene inspired Blanket Chest. I’m using some recently purchased Mahogany I got from a guy on Graigslist who got it from an estate sale. I don’t know the city of origin data on the wood but it’s nice dark evenly red without any “Stripe” and dense. Around here that’s pretty nice Mahogany. What...

02-14-2017 06:15 AM

Surely Someone sells these - 11 replies

I have four Horton Brasses hinges in Antique brass to install, four screws per hinge. They came with slotted screws. They only sell slotted screws on their website. I’ve just spent 45 minutes searching the net for # 8 antique brass flat head Phillips head screws. It seams no one sells them except one site! And they require a $15 minimu...

01-20-2017 08:17 PM

replacement Grizzly Band Saw bearings - 10 replies

I have had the Grizzly 16” Bandsaw Model G1073 for decades. It’s been a great saw and a cast iron beast. The lower wheel bearings are sounding pretty rough and I think need replacing. Grizzly doesn’t make the parts any longer so I need an alternative supplier. I don’t know jack about bearings, specifying, sizing, remov...

01-03-2017 08:33 PM

dissapointing pop! - 10 replies

Happy new yearA few years ago I made a headboard with shop sawn quilted cherry. I used two coats of BLO followed by 4-5 coats of Liberon Furniture oil. The bed turned out very nice but the quilt hardly poped at all. It was mildly disappointing. Now I’m building a walnut sewing machine cabinet using a beautiful store bought highly figur...

10-30-2016 06:08 AM

Banjo tilt latch - 4 replies

I’m building a sewing center for my wife. One design aspext is a fold up top, sort of a rule jount set up. I bought these great looking Banjo tilt latches thinking i would use them to hold open the fold up top. I can’t figure out how to use them and can’t find anything helpful on the net. Can anyone help?

09-19-2016 10:10 PM

Router table fence dust port - 7 replies

I’m lying in bed with the flue ( or something) thinking about my next shop tool build, a stand alone routertable. Clicking around the net, I’m seeing most of the Diy fences and all the ” store bought” fences have those smallish (2”?) dust ports. I’ve been thinking mine would be a 4” port including an e...

09-11-2016 05:16 AM

Pocket/flip door hardware - 4 replies

I thought this would be an easy Google search over an hour ago. Now my head hurts. I’m building a sewing center for my wife I want to build two doors to cover the knee hole when it’s not in use that can be slid into the cabinet opening. Some places call then flip doors, some call them pocket doors. My questions are about the hard...

08-10-2016 11:51 PM

Flattening Shapton Stones - 2 replies

I have been using the Shapton Woodworker set of stones (1000, 4000, 8000 grit) for about four years. I love them. A while back I added a 500 grit stone to help flatten some new blades. It has been my practice; I guess I read or heard somewhere that you should flatten the stone after every use (Shapton?). So that’s what I’m doing. I use the S...

06-18-2016 09:21 PM

Cabinet saw set up - 1 reply

I have my cabinet saw set up roughly in the middle of the shop with router table extension on the right and a dc pipe coming down from the ceiling. I thought I should have access on all four sides. Last week I saw a shop with the ts against the wall. His doc came up from the floor along the wall. He said it never gave him a concern and didn&#...

06-02-2016 06:27 PM

Building those support thingies? - 2 replies

I’m building a Walnut sewing machine cabinet for my wife. The top will fold open from left to right (the fold out top will be 44” long and 27” wide) doubling the size of the top as a work surface. In order to make the support very strong I’m thinking about two pull out/slide out wooden arms that will be concealed until pulled out more than hal...

05-20-2016 06:04 AM

Help, I think I'm screwed - 6 replies

Long sad story shortened. African Mahogany treated(over treated) with Potasium Dicromate. It’s way too dark. Also, on top of the PD are two coateds of Liberon Finishing oil. Way too much detail to sand and start over. Is there some kind of acid or solvent that will lighten the color of the wood?

03-24-2016 07:02 AM

Cabinet hinges - 2 replies

It started out as a simple plywood sided sewing center from the Rockler catalogue for my great wife. Now it’s “evolved” into a black walnut Greene and Greene ebony spline and plugs masterpiece. Just started milling the walnut and started thinking about hinges. The Rockler plans call for piano hinges. It just doesn’t se...

03-17-2016 09:35 PM

AC in the shop - 19 replies

I live in north San Diegi county. My two car garage is my shop. It’s not airconditioned. It gets really hot here in the summertime. I have no windows where I could use a window ac unit nor do I have any walls I could cut out space for a window unit. What are my options? I could run a vent line up through the attic. Anyone got a solut...

02-27-2016 04:19 PM

Is a stroke sander a good substitute for a wide belt sander? - 4 replies

After 20+ years of good service my 16-32 Performax is getting long in the tooth. I can’t imagine my shop without it. I’ve just begun looking around for a replacement and came across stroke sanders. I’ve never seen or heard of one before and there isn’t a lot of information on the net about them. Anyone here use one. Ad...

02-26-2016 12:57 AM

Ivac - 7 replies

Anyone here have experience with the Ivac automatic blast gates? Do you recommend them? Any other advice?

02-19-2016 05:46 PM

Cutting Aluminum on the table saw - 22 replies

Hello all,Can I cut aluminum on my table saw without hurting the blade? Would you cut aluminum 1/4” bar with a good carbide tipped blade or would you use an inexpensive blade? I’m building a bracket to attach my Kregg Band Saw Fence to an 18” band saw. Any advice or warnings?

02-13-2016 06:09 PM

Resaw King on a Rikon 18" Bandsaw Model 10-345 - 7 replies

I’ve got my Rikon 10-345 set up as a dedicated resaw bandsaw. I’ve had the Laguna Resaw king on another bandsaw for many years and was very happy with it. Now I’m thinking about upgrading the blade on my Rikon to a Resaw King. I’m conflicted on which width to get. I know that too wide can be a performance problem. The...

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