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09-24-2014 05:09 PM

Centering a large hole router base - 9 replies

I’m curious what accessories or tips on how I can center a large hole router sub-base. I currently use a small Dewalt centering cone, which works for I believe up to ~1.5” diameter holes, but won’t work for some of my 2 to 2.5” hole sub-bases. Are there any recommendations on alternate centering pin/cones or tips that...

09-24-2014 04:49 PM

How NOT to Build Wooden Furniture - 1 reply

Joshua Farnsworth posted a great blog post and video about how NOT to build wooden furniture. The content mostly has to do with joinery. It’s neat to see his kids helping him deconstruct and reclaim the solid wood from the project.

09-14-2014 09:12 PM

Finally my turn (Tool Gloat) - Bosch Router! - 34 replies

Will I be getting “you sucks” or “thanks for the tip”? I was at HD today to pick up a dowel and nylon washers for a project for my daughter’s birthday party. On my way to the checkout, I noticed a lot of yellow tags along the Bosch power tools section and decided to peruse when I saw this lovely display: ...

09-10-2014 06:40 PM

Water-cleanup Primers for HVLP Spraying - 3 replies

My first foray into spraying finish (I have the HF HVLP) was with Zinsser BIN primer. The results were spectacular straight out of the can, but the primer is more expensive than other primers. Not to mention the need for DNA cleanup doesn’t help with the cost per use. Knowing that I have many painted projects in the horizon (my wife li...

09-02-2014 03:30 AM

New Bora clamp edge - the WTX - 2 replies

At the risk of a long series of “build your own guide” responses…I for one am excited about the new Bora WTX Clamp Edge Saw Guide. Woodworker's Journal posted a good video of the WTX, extensions, and some accessories at IWF. Released only a few weeks ago, they are already in stock at Lowes for what is supposedly a discounted ...

08-28-2014 12:38 AM

PSA: Bessey K Body Sale @ Rockler for the month of September 2014 - 1 reply

Rockler is having a sale on select Bessey K Body Revos sizes. The KR3.531 31” on sale for $31.25 (37.5% off). A set of 2x KR3.518 18” and 2x KR3.531 31” for $125. Price may not seem as good as what some have been able to walk away with during the HD/Lowes blow-out sales but still a very good price. The same start...

08-27-2014 11:49 AM

Saw Blade ABCs deleted? - 3 replies

Not sure if I am posting this in the right area, but I was just looking for knotscott’s saw blade ABCs blog post and noticed that several of them were deleted. I might be going on a limb to say this but I’d argue that his post are one of the most useful blog posts on LumberJocks, particularly for those new to the site. I’m cu...

07-28-2014 01:24 AM

When you tell others you are into woodworking, what responses bug you? - 7 replies

I (like many hobbyist) live in a white collar part of the country, with many decidedly un-hands-on friends/co-workers/affiliates. While many of my friends/coworkers/affiliates have creative hobbies, such as photography, cooking, sewing, grilling/smoking, beer brewing, electronics (soldering/programming), etc…the level of handy/hands-on ex...

07-23-2014 02:41 PM

Finishing Cherry with GF Arm R Seal - 8 replies

I’m planning on trying out satin GF Arm-R-Seal for my pepper mill turning. For the application, I have had good success with a wipe-on approach and plan on doing the same. To maximize the Woodcraft sale this weekend, I do have a few questions I am hoping to get some guidance on: Given that the project is cherry, would you recommend a ...

07-18-2014 03:44 PM

Router for Router Table: ~2HP vs ~3HP, variable speed control - 15 replies

I’m weighting my options for purchasing a separate router for a benchtop router table, and I wanted to properly spec my requirements. While more power and features is better for future-proofing (and if money and space wasn’t an issue), I am curious what the right router would be appropriate for my situation. As it stands right now:...

07-18-2014 03:28 PM

Benchtop Router Table: Buy (which one) or build? - 28 replies

I’ve been going through a similar router table buy or build dilemma as Nates02gt. Rather than (try to) hijack his thread, I thought I’d start a new one. For a router table, I know that I have to make it portable, and easy to carry through the house to use outdoors. I initially thought I would build one, but after factoring in the ...

07-13-2014 01:34 PM

Rockler F-Style clamp - Any thoughts on if it is a good buy at the sale price? - 3 replies

I was curious if others had any thoughts on the Rockler F-Style clamps vs the Bessey Tradesman. I’ve been gradually replacing my HF F-style clamps, and my 12” range, while functional, do look like they are in pretty sorry shape. I’ve primarily been eyeing the Bessey Tradesman range as a viable replacement. However the curr...

07-12-2014 03:55 AM

Considering but hesitating on pocket screws...could it lead to woodworking skill stagnation? - 30 replies

Context: During my short woodworking journey, I have seen the pocket screw craze take a considerable foothold in the online woodworking community. It seems like half of the woodworking build themed YouTube videos that I find features pocket holes as the primary form of joinery. While I in no way question that it is a perfectly valid form of jo...

07-06-2014 01:06 PM

Dewalt Quick Grip Clamps - 5 replies

When I think of quick grip clamps, I almost always default to the blue and yellow Irwin Quick Grip series. Looks like Dewalt is stepping up their game to try to compete with Irwin with more of an equal footing. Well, at least specification-wise.

07-04-2014 10:21 PM

Military and Veterans - Grizzly thanks you for your service, and so do I - 0 replies

For anyone who have or currently serve in the US military, thank you again for your service to our country. Grizzly also wants to thank you with 5% off your entire purchase. This is apparently on top of any discounts they currently offer. Read more about it at Link is also posted on the main Grizzly ...

07-04-2014 02:05 AM

Hardwood scraps - Smoking meat with cut-offs that have glue on it - 10 replies

I have been going through cleaning up my scrap lumber stockpile, looking for any hardwood scraps that I can pass off to a friend for smoking meat. I have a lot of white oak cut-offs that would be perfect, but they are a mix of clean cutoffs as well as from glue laminations. I was wondering if anyone is aware of the need to separate the laminat...

07-03-2014 04:01 PM

Incoming - Ridgid R4510 to R4513? - 0 replies

I thought I’d put out a heads up for anyone who may be interested, but it appears that Ridgid may be on the cusp of releasing an update to their portable job site saw. Now I know job site saws aren’t exactly ideal fine woodworking tools, but for anyone who is low on space, have a non-negotiable need to move the tool frequently, this...

06-29-2014 07:32 PM

DC Area Home Depot Irwin Quick Grip Clearance - 3 replies

It appears the big box clamp supplier shuffle continues to progress. I stopped by a DC area Home Depot and found that they are liquidating their Irwin Quick Grips at a little more than 50% off. It appears they will be clearing out the local store Irwin stock in favor of Dewalt-made versions. I stopped by 2 local stores these past few days t...

06-21-2014 03:05 PM

Delta Contractor Saw Offerings - 17 replies

I came across an interesting article about new Delta contractor saw offerings. It looks like they may be pricing to compete with the Jet ProShop.

06-02-2014 05:22 PM

Would you question if she knows what she is doing? - 11 replies

Meet Greta de Parry, a ”supermodel who welds” – See time-stamp 2:36.

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