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12-09-2013 02:35 AM

Routing out the tray - 2 replies

I’m making a highchair for my daughters dolls and the top of the tray detail looks similar to the one in this tutorial. It has rounded corners so my question is can I do this on my router table or is this best with a plunger router. What is the preferred way to rout this out?

11-24-2013 04:15 AM

Routing a slot - 2 replies

I have a 3/4” piece of stock that needs a 3/4” slot routed all the way through the wood and it’s location is in the middle of the piece (17” slot) Should I drill 3/4” holes at each end of the slots location so I don’t have to plunge the piece down into the cutter? (i’m using my router table for this op...

10-30-2013 05:31 PM

Working with small pieces - 1 reply

One of the projects that I make have a bunch of narrow pieces. They’re mainly 2 1/2” wide and vary in length from 10 1/2 to 14 1/2. 2 of them are 5” wide by 12” long with a total of nine 2 1/2” pieces so yea a lot of edges and faces. Anyway… I offer them painted and stained but with the weather turning col...

10-28-2013 12:58 PM

Bare poplar - 11 replies

Looking for some opinions on what type of primer/paint for bare poplar. I’m looking for a smooth semi gloss finish. Should I be using an oil based primer and sanding after priming then adding the color? I’m hoping to only have to apply 1 coat of the finish coat due to production reasons and from what i’m reading the oil ba...

10-26-2013 08:29 PM

My sled - 5 replies

I finally got around to making one of these. After putting it off for a while and getting anxious about small cutoffs to the right of the blade from crosscutting I finally found a few hours of the day to make a crosscut sled. It didn’t take long but my version works great and is accurate. It is a 3/4” MCP base and the back fence i...

10-23-2013 12:12 PM

screw size - 6 replies

Last night I picked up some 10-32 screws to mount my router on my new Kreg insert. Wierd part of it is is that the screws that came with the router are .008” bigger in diameter than a 10-32 screw. The ones that came with the router measure .192” and a 10-32 screw measures .184” It does thread in the fixed base of the router ...

10-22-2013 02:37 AM

Tips on assembly - 1 reply

I made a post about these stools that I make and need some help here. For some reason I just can not get the left and right arm to sit flat on the dowel that runs through the back. It acts at the “Stop” for the seat back. The left side sits flat on the dowel but the right may have a 1/16” gap or so. It can be vice versa. A...

10-20-2013 12:02 AM

Kickback - 18 replies

About a month ago I had my first (and hopefully last) kickback from ripping. Basically when I went to move the off cut which was 2 1/2” by 12” I must have managed to put the trailing edge of the cut into the back of the blade. Wow that was some scary stuff and I had a welt on my stomach to prove it. Anyway enough of that…I h...

10-13-2013 08:10 PM

Jessem router lift - 2 replies

I’m interested in this router lift and it says “for 3 1/2 inch router motors but it also says its designed for specific routers. Does anyone have any input on this or am I better to call them and ask.

10-11-2013 11:25 AM

Router bit - 18 replies

I want to make my own base molding and found a bit i’m considering. Thing of it is my 2 hp router has not gotten here yet so I might have to use my Ryobi 1 1/2 hp router. Will the 1 1/2 hp be ok to use with this bit on poplar or would MDF be better. Material doesn’t matter because it will be painted.. http://www.precisionbits.c...

10-06-2013 10:22 PM

Starter pin - 6 replies

I just put my router on the extension wing of my t/s. I want to add a starter pin but unsure of where to place it. A lot of pieces that I will use it for are 2 1/2” wide and i’d be rounding over every edge. Looks like a lot of starter pins are to the right of the bit. Does it matter where it’s placed? I’m left handed...

10-06-2013 12:16 AM

Round over bit - 11 replies

I’m using a 1/16” round over bit on a project but the bit has a bearing on the top of it and I want to use it on my router table. Am I correct in assuming that I need to remove the bearing when using this bit on a router table? I thought the bearing was used as a “stop” if you use it on a mobile router and the router ta...

09-30-2013 02:20 AM

Sharing my stool - 3 replies

I made one of these for my daughter a while ago and then my niece and now they might go into production as a little side gig. I have all aspects of this down pat BUT one thing. As you can see in the picture the 1/2” dowel rod runs all the way through and acts as the “stop” for the seat back. There is like a 1/32” gap o...

09-28-2013 03:02 AM

Cheaper alternative. - 6 replies

Hey guys for applications where all I want to do is highlight the grain and provide a protective finish what else can I use that’s a little less expensive than tung oil? I like the results of tung oil on bare hardwoods like walnut and maple but it’s pricey for the quantity you get. Something to note…It would have to be kid sa...

09-21-2013 10:41 AM

Micro jig Grr-Ripper - 18 replies

Does anyone have this? I’m considering but want to know if the width of the grr-ripper will allow me to rip a 2 1/2” piece (the 2 1/2” piece between the blade and fence) Also is this tool really only meant for ripping small pieces considering it grips both the cut piece and the off cut?

09-16-2013 02:56 AM

What type of jointing - 21 replies

Hey guys. I’m making a bunch of children’s stools. In the picture you see an edge to face joint. I’m looking to know what the best and most importantly the strongest joint here would be. Dowels? biscuits? I don’t want to use brad nails because i’m afraid of pull out plus some will be made out of other hardwoods...

09-09-2013 01:40 AM

Delta dust collector - 2 replies

So I acquired my dads 50-850 dust collector but after looking at the collection bag it’s the same material as the top bag which is fabric. Isn’t it kind of pointless to have a fabric collection bag? Am I correct in thinking that it needs to be plastic so it doesn’t allow fine dust to escape the bag while it’s collecting?

09-08-2013 11:55 PM

Are they the same company? - 0 replies

Silly question but are Penn State Industries and Eagle America the same company? They have the same address. I’m considering their table saw dust collection hood and don’t wanna spend $20 on shipping. I can get there on my lunch break!

09-02-2013 11:29 AM

Glue-up question - 13 replies

Not sure what’s going on here…I have (what I believe to be) some very old rough mahogany that was apprently used as wall studs in a very old building that I jointed and planed down for a glue-up. I have a good tight joint and put some titebond 2 on each edge and spread it on evenly. Put the clamps on and left it alone for about 30 ...

08-30-2013 01:28 AM

Homemade hold down clamp - 6 replies

I needed two of these for my upcoming taper jig and found some 1” wide by 1/4” aluminum laying around so I made my own. I cut them to about 5 1/2” inches long, put them in my jawhorse and gave them a few whacks with a rubber mallet and drilled a 9/32” hole in the center of the bend (just enough slop to let a 1/4” b...

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