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08-07-2015 12:07 PM

power motor for router lift - 5 replies

Hello all: I have been designing a table for my router. The router is a Milwaukee 5625. The lift will be Jessem’s Mast r lift II. I need the table for bits that can only be used in a table mounted router (i.e., drawer lock joint). In researching table designs, I found a you tube video with a fellow using a power window motor. Since ...

08-05-2015 08:09 PM

Phenolic surfaced baltic birch outfeed table top - 5 replies

Anyone using phenolic faced plywood for their router table, table saw outfeed table or any other machine table?I’m having a heck of a time resourcing a 4X8X3/4” sheet. I’d like to use it but here in the LA basin, no one has it. Jon

08-05-2015 07:59 PM

Phenolic Faced Plywood - 9 replies

Hello All: I want to share my recent experience attempting to source phenolic faced plywood. I live in the Los Angeles Basin and thought that population density and attendant economics would make it easy. Not so. I have tried to get a quote on this material and cannot find any source capable of selling. The best I could do was with 7 sheet...

07-25-2015 02:43 PM

Makita RP2301FC 3-1/4 HP bushings? - 1 reply

I googled this routers bushings and didn’t find any specific makita accessory for this model. Can someone tell me what is used for guide bushings, someone who has this machine? I know there are several sets but cannot ascertain whether they will work with my router. Thanks

06-03-2015 07:26 PM

Powermatic PM3000 and dado specs - 15 replies

I have a new Powermatic PM3000 and a shop! I have a question for anyone with experience using this machine. It specs for a limit on dado diameter @ 8 inches. Talked to their tech support and they don’t know why this spec is listed with the machine. Anyone ever use a 12” or 10” dado with it. I already have the dado set and ca...

04-26-2012 02:03 PM

New Air Compressor Set-up - 4 replies

Hello All: Anyone willing to share how they have set up their compressor for draining water from the tank? I accepted delivery of my new air compressor Friday last (4/20/12). The machine is a BellAire High Flowrate 80 Gal 5hp. The fitting size on the tank is 3/4” FNPT. I have purchased a an air filter, desiccant air dryer, and reg...

04-06-2012 01:40 PM

Motor Controller for Dayton Cyclone Dust Collector - 32 replies

I was hoping someone had experience with designing and building a motor controller for their dust collector. I will probably end up doing this for mine. I’d like to integrate remote control and timing. Anyone have any experience or ideas? Thanks in advance.

04-05-2012 07:48 PM

Dayton Cyclone Dust Collector - 1 reply

I just purchased a Dayton Dust Collector. The model is a 3 hp. Grainger has a 5hp model that is the same exact configuration as mine. I would appreciate some insight into designing a collection system for my shop. As the shop is pretty open to running the s...

02-10-2012 09:51 PM

Biesemeyer worth considering? - 8 replies

I just took delivery of my new Powermatic Table Saw. Is the Accufence that came with the new saw up to the standard set by the Biesemeyer? I’m asking because I haven’t assembled the saw yet and will buy the Biesemeyer if it is notable superior to the stock fence that came with my Powermatic. Also, has anyone installed a Biesemeyer...

01-25-2012 05:39 PM

Outfitting my woodshop step 1: Table saw purchase - 14 replies

Hello All: I would like to briefly introduce myself. I am an enthusiast and a retired Journeyman carpenter. I am now going to start building cabinetry and furniture for my own enjoyment and for sale. I have the requisite knowledge to do so but NOT years of experience as my professional life was in Housing Construction and Contracting not c...

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