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08-25-2017 06:58 PM

Can anything be done about the missing pictures - 0 replies

If a project has a missing picture you can’t bypass it in “zoom pictures” to see large versions of the other pictures. I can’t imagine that there isn’t a way to delete it’s placeholder to allow viewers to use the full functionality of the site again, or even insert a “missing image” picture.

08-05-2017 05:55 PM

What type of wood? - 11 replies

Several years ago we got some Stanley industrial cabinets at work and they were banded to some wood pallets. One of the pallets was made out of some nice looking wood so I decided to take it home. The nails were a bear to get out, I ended up with three 30”x4”x1.5” inch whitish boards and a bunch of sections of the top and bo...

07-31-2017 09:45 PM

Delta 36-725 Motor Help - 9 replies

Since getting my Delta 36-725 it has blown a breaker twice and shut down once (thermally?) with hardly any use. The motor seemed to me a bit under powered and it got hotter than I thought it should with what little I put through it. Today I was ripping some 3/4 popular and then cutting some 1/2” ply to make a sled and it shut down and ...

04-12-2017 12:27 AM

Bummer my sand devil broke - 0 replies

I loved this thing, was meaning to do a review on it and never got around to it. I was going to say how I thought the lever was a bit weak and probably should be made of aluminum or a thicker plastic, went to remove the sanding belt from it for replacement and noticed it couldn’t release the tension, the lever had broken internally to ...

03-27-2017 12:03 AM

If you were designing a table saw fence - 21 replies

Just want to know how you would do it. If you have a left tilt saw, do you think you will ever need to have the fence on the right side of the blade? T-Square style or one that also locks on the back end too? Any other design decisions that anyone can think of?

03-26-2017 04:57 PM

Missing Pictures in Projects causing problems - 1 reply

I’ve ran onto many projects that have a missing picture, the problem lies in the fact when you go to the “zoom” button to click through the pictures if the missing picture is in front of any that are still there then you can’t click past it to view the other pictures. Not sure why a user would delete a picture, but d...

02-27-2017 01:29 PM

Anyone know anything about this Craftsman fence? - 19 replies

I have a 113 series table saw made by Emerson Electric and just happened across this fence for craftsman saws. There is no info available for it on that site but at that price if it is a decent fence it is a steal.

02-20-2017 04:30 PM

Is this a stupid idea? - 16 replies

Had just been reading a thread about tearout on a planer and jointer. Someone mentioned a spiral head cutter, but what if someone made a sanding head for a jointer, is that a stupid idea? You could change heads and have a small flatness sander.

02-18-2017 12:24 AM

Talk me out of buying a new table saw - 3 replies

Yes posting this in the coffee lounge, want it to be more of a light hearted discussion. Currently have an old Craftsman 113, i would like a better fence, the delta T3 is about $215. Always worry that I would drill slightly off and this nice fence wouldn’t be so nice. I would also like a saw that doesn’t have the motor hang...

01-13-2017 01:50 AM

Anyone know what these are? - 7 replies

A local auction house had these and called them wood working weights. I can’t figure out what you would use them for. Is this a correct label? What do you do with them?

01-22-2016 12:54 AM

Snow Storm Jonas OMG We are all going to die! - 10 replies

Yesterday the Washington DC area got about an inch of snow and ppl were stuck in traffic on the Capital Beltway for 3-4 hrs and some even elected to sleep in their cars. With the media hyping this snow storm the only conclusion I have now is we are all going to DIE horrible deaths crushed in avalanches.

01-20-2016 11:16 PM

First step in painting raw maple.... - 15 replies

I know it pains me to paint any hardwood, but my cabinets were in poor shape and it was paint the bases or tear them out. I got new raised panel maple doors from (and they are beautiful btw) and I was debating if I should use a sanding sealer on them first or a water based primer or….what for the best results.

01-18-2016 02:28 PM

If you had to choose a joinery router bit - 5 replies

Wondering if you could only have either a miter lock bit or a drawer lock bit, which would it be and why. Have almost convinced myself I want a miter lock bit but then I remembered the drawer lock bit. Mostly want one for making drawers.

12-29-2015 09:38 PM

The woodworking shows - 13 replies

With that season approaching I am considering going to the show either in Baltimore or Chantilly. Who else goes to the shows? Why? I’ve gone to three of them, buy a few things but mostly just to look around and talk to folks.

11-11-2015 04:38 PM

I see a war with Scottland in the future - 25 replies

During his time in Washington DC, he will try to persuade the US government to allow Scottish producers to import haggis to the country – the latest in a series of attempts by the Scottish and UK governments to do so.

10-17-2015 03:55 PM

Disston Saw ID - 5 replies

Can anyone identify the saws in the picture? What would you expect to pay for each? My friend bought these at an auction, just trying to help him out. Pat

09-03-2015 09:00 PM

What kind of saw is this? - 3 replies

My friend that goes to these auctions doesn’t think this will go for very much, anyone have any idea what type of saw it is, sorry this is the only picture I have.

08-11-2015 11:18 PM

Tip for cleaning brushes - 7 replies

I don’t know if this is common knowledge or it was somewhere else but I discovered when cleaning latex paint or any water based finish out of a brush under running water it goes much faster if you take a cheap plastic fork and use to comb out the bristles with it under the running water. This gets out the paint faster and probably farther...

06-25-2015 09:04 PM

Craftsman plane what do i have - 6 replies

A friend gave me this, it is in good shape, anyone know what I have here?

05-10-2015 08:02 PM

Where does your workbench fall at on you? - 25 replies

Not looking for a measurement because I am most likely taller than you. I have a workbench made to a standard size that I find too low, it falls right about my inseam, maybe a hair lower. I think I want to have it hit me between my waist and bellybutton. So where do you think it should fall? Where does yours fall on you?

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