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67 days ago

1 5/8" outer diameter on Dewalt DWS780 dust collection? - 0 replies

It’s a 1 5/8” outer diameter on the Dewalt DWS780 dust collection pipe. Dumb question, but how do I hook up my wet dry vac to this thing? I can’t seem to find anything that fits the end of that other than the stick DC bag that can with it. Any ideas on how to hook up some DC to this thing?

82 days ago

Hard or soft maple for kitchen cabinet face frames? - 8 replies

Hard or soft maple for kitchen cabinet face frames? Would soft maple suffice for this sort of application? Any other paint grade wood I should consider? Thanks in advance….

121 days ago

Yet another "what is this molding" question..... - 8 replies

Do any of you know what molding this is or what bit would get me close? Me likey this molding…....

134 days ago

How do I cut out a router plate hole in a table saw insert? - 3 replies

I am making a router table insert for a Ridgid R4512 table saw and was wondering what the best way was to cut out the hole for the router plate in it. If I make a template of the router plate by building wood around the plate, can I then use a flush trim bit to cut out the hole on the table surface? I am concerned that if I do this, the hole...

248 days ago

How do I miter this tight angle? - 7 replies

I can’t seem to figure out how to miter this very sharp angle. (by the light switch) Any tips or tricks you can share?

279 days ago

How should I lay out this trim? - 17 replies

I am working on an applied molding project around our house which consists of a upper rail and picture frames and just got to my first question. How should I handle what is in the pic here? Do I need to pull out the old baseboard around the stairs and lay in a new piece of baseboard at an angle across the stairs and cut in the top pieces w...

337 days ago

What router bit do I need to make these? - 11 replies

I’m unable to buy these two profiles locally, so my choices are to have a custom run of each or buy some router bits and get it done myself. I’m thinking the latter, since I only need about 100 LF of one and 200 LF of the other. Thoughts? Suggestions?

378 days ago

Any way to fix this mess? - 13 replies

I think i’m totally screwed here. I put one coat of Enduro Var, let it dry, sanded it back with 320, and then sprayed a coat of tinted EV with Transtint cordovan hoping I could just spray on the color nice and even. This is what I have now. It looks terribly lighter in the corners and edges where the toned finish has run off. It̵...

405 days ago

Old Ridgid jointer for $200 - yay or nay - 31 replies

This looks like a year 2000ish jointer that looks to be in ok condition. He has come down to $200, but I think this is more worth $120ish, assuming it works and needs just new blades. Again, these can be bought new for about $500 delivered. Thoughts? http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/tls/3876280536.html

407 days ago

Ridgid "MagSwitch" Featherboard - Don't buy. They have cheapened it up big time. - 8 replies

I sought out a replacement for my Ridgid Magswitch featherboard that was bought in late 2011, because a numnut twisted one of the knobs like he was tightening down a screw and stripped the plastic inside. The newer make of this model has the same exact model number, but has much smaller magnets that do not hold as well as my original. What...

414 days ago

SW Kem Aqua Plus or GF Enduro Poly? - 16 replies

I have been using GF Enduro White Poly on cabinetry and was wondering if Kem Aqua Plus was similar or better than the Enduro Poly. Which do you prefer and why?

415 days ago

Scotch Brite Pads for sanding between coats? - 11 replies

I’ve been going through a lot of sandpaper lately and was wondering if I can/should use Scotch Brite pads in between top coats of paint/lacquer/cv. Is this standard practice or is 320 sandpaper the norm? This is what I have been doing for painted projects- 150 sand bare woodprime with BIN220 sand1st topcoat320 light sand2nd topcoat

418 days ago

Wagner HVLP Conversion Gun. Thoughts? - 8 replies

I’m getting ready to go pick this up for $40 bucks used. http://www.gleempaint.com/hvcongunnew.html The guy says it looks brand new. Is this worth buying considering I already have several gravity feed guns with different tip sizes such as this?http://www.gleempaint.com/hvlp1.html Do you think I will notice any appreciable perfor...

423 days ago

Old Grizzly Jointer G0543. Asking $1200???? - 8 replies

Just saw a CL ad for this 8” spiral jointer for $1200. My research showed that this unit is probably at least 8 years old and that it was probably purchased for around $1200 back then. I offered $500. Is this guy crazy for asking this much? I see a Grizzly G0490X for $1400 delivered brand new!!

426 days ago

Ridgid JP0610 jointer and Dewalt 733 planer for $150 each? - 7 replies

Just saw this in CL. Physically, they both look great. I know the DW733 is at least 10 years old. Not sure about the Ridgid. Is $150 for each of these a good deal? It says OBO. I figure I go over there, bring a few boards and test them out. What the heck. What should I look for in problems on each?

427 days ago

Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd Enamel vs. Pro Classic Acrylic Latex Enamel - 4 replies

What is the difference between these two paints? Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd EnamelSherwin Williams Pro Classic Acrylic Latex Enamel I have used the Acrylic Latex in the past with excellent results but am wondering if the Alkyd is better.

428 days ago

cheap water based primer? - 5 replies

I’ve been using Zinsser BIN as a primer on bare wood, but i’m getting tired of cleaning with ammonia or denatured alcohol. I’m looking to change up to a water based primer, something that costs less that $42 gallon and sands easy and cleans up with water. Something that I can get from Home Depot or Sherwin Williams would be p...

434 days ago

Looking at a Ridgid jointer. Is this the right tool? - 40 replies

I’m looking at this Ridgid jointer – http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-6-Amp-6-1-8-in-Corded-Jointer-Planer-JP0610/202269174#.UZzZJ8osiM0 I’m hoping to be able to mill straight edges so I can make nice straight 3/4” stock out of 8/4 S2S boards that I buy. Is this jointer really needed on S2S boards? When the top an...

435 days ago

My misadventures trying to buy a flat router table.... - 25 replies

I guess you can call me obsessed at this point. History -I had a Bosch aluminum router table. It was curved on the outside edges slightly down so that when you fed a piece of wood in you had to hold it in the center and on the outfeed, you had to make sure that you didn’t press down on the end, otherwise you would get a curve on your w...

436 days ago

Grizzly 1.5 HP shaper or comparably priced cast iron router setup? - 8 replies

I just spent around $600 on a Bench Dog cast iron table, fence and router plate. To be honest, neither the router plate nor the cast iron table was flat, not even close to flat on either surprisingly, but that’s another story. I just noticed that I can buy a real shaper for just a few bucks more also with a cast iron top. http://www.g...

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