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497 days ago

Basement Cabinets - 3 replies

When Hanging cabinets in the basement directly to the concrete walls/foundation, do I need a barrier in between? The cabinet will be painted ply. I wanted to use a french cleat so I can easily move them around. I had some unfinished MDF up against the wall at one time and it got moldy. I don’t expect to have the same issue with pain...

530 days ago

Dust Collection Opinions - 18 replies

Another Dust Collection Thread!! I’ve read many many threads in recent weeks on dust collection covering purchased and homebrew solutions for single stage, two stage canister, and two stage cyclone separators. My basement shop is only about 10’ x 17’ plus space under the stairs. In that space you will also find my well tan...

538 days ago

Grizzly Unisaw - 1 reply

That’s right, I said Grizzly Unisaw. A while back I acquired a Delta Unisaw. I purchased this saw from a private party but it had never been used. It did not have a fence, cast iron extensions, guard, and was missing some hardware. I picked up some missing hardware from Delta, found a used Biesemeyer online, and ordered a Shark Guard....

560 days ago

Router Table Depot - Table Saw Extension - 0 replies

Hello, I’m looking at the the RTD Extension. Here is the link.http://www.routertabledepot.com/tasawrotaexc.html Is anyone using this or any of RTD’s other router tables? How are they?The only thing I’ve noticed is the insert measures 9×12 so I will have to stick with an RTD insert. I don’t have a router table...

1559 days ago

Lessons Learned - 6 replies

I’ve learned a few things while gluing up my first piece of furniture (that’s not a shelf). 1. I need more clamps2. I need longer clamps3. I need to get some glue with a two day working time!4. Edge glue panels with breadboard ends may not be the wises first project.5. Your first mortise and tenon will not look like the picture in...

1560 days ago

Unisaw Riving Knife from Woodcraft - 4 replies

Here is the link:http://www.woodcraft.com/Catalog/ProductPage.aspx?prodid=25398&ss=7f7dd621-aaa2-436f-ac03-5aaf76a004d1 Is this only for the new Unisaws or will this work on older Uni’s as well? For making cuts where a guard won’t work… Thanks,-Rocko

1577 days ago

Looking for HD Dewalt 735 - 19 replies

Hi, I missed the sales in my area on the Dewalt 735 at Home Depot. The HD customer service line was unable to locate one within 250 miles of me. They can’t search nation wide, they need a zip code. The service rep was kind enough to randomly search zip codes in several states with no luck. So, if your store has one, please pose th...

1580 days ago

Laminate - 3 replies

Where can I find some plastic laminate. I need to build an extension wing for my saw and would like to use a solid color laminate. My local home store only has patterned laminate for kitchen counters and the sheets are huge. Thanks,-Rocko

1581 days ago

Biesemeyer Install - 3 replies

Hello, I just installed a 30” Biesemeyer on my Delta Unisaw. When attaching the tube to the front rail, one of the threaded holes in the tube will not line up with the hole in the rail. The other four are ok, one was real tight. Their is no wiggle room at all. Anyone else had this issue? Is four enough? It’s the second one ii...

1582 days ago

miter gauge - 16 replies

Hello, I’m looking for a miter gauge for my Unisaw. I’ve never had one (that’s another story) so I need to order one. The stock unit is about $90 for original equip (USA). and about $50 for an import. My question is if I’m going to spend $50~$90 +s/h, what else is out their? I don’t mind paying a little mor...

1582 days ago

Plan flattening - 1 reply

I’ve got a few old planes that my grandfather picked up at a garage sale. These are rough looking. Lot’s of thick rust. I ran one across some sandpaper to see how flat it was. Not very flat at all. I spent the next two hours flattening two of the planes on 80 grit paper glued to my table saw top. Now that the bottom and sides...

1600 days ago

Unisaw Blade Insert - 3 replies

Hi, When you purchase a Unisaw Insert Replacements, do they come with the set screws or do I order them separate? Thanks,-Rocko

1600 days ago

WTB: Unisaw Extension Wings - 3 replies

Anyone got some wings? Local would be great. I’m in Northern Illinois. -Rocko

1601 days ago

Band Saw Blade - 7 replies

Hi, I’m wondering what band saw blade to use for a cut. I’ve got the following blades: 1.) 1/8” wide, 14TPI, 0.025” gauge, raker2.) 1/4” wide, 14TPI, 0.025” gauge, raker3.) 1/2” wide, 7TPI, 0.025” gauge, raker4.) 3/4” wide, 3TPI, 0.032” gauge, hook My stock is about 1-7/...

1613 days ago

Older Sears Craftsman Jointer - 9 replies

Hello, A friend of mine is selling a Sears Craftsman model # 113.206801 6 1/8 in. jointer. He was not advertising, just heard I was looking for a jointer and he has not used it in two years so he offered his for sale. He thinks it’s at least 15 years old. I checked it out this evening and it’s very clean. Looks complete. He e...

1617 days ago

Router Table Material - 5 replies

I was wondering, has anyone used real wood for a router table surface? The majority of tops are laminated fiber board, or layers of ply and MDF.Why not have a glued up surface. Butcher block or workbench style?This could be glued to an MDF and ply substrate right?A finish can be applied to reduce friction. What’s the drawback? Will...

1618 days ago

Wilton Disk/Belt sander - 2 replies

Hello, My dad pulled a Wilton 99175 out of a dumpster for me. He plugged it in and quickly figured out why it was in the dumpster. A few minutes later he had it running smooth as new. Anyway. What size belt does this take? Anyone willing to scan me a manual? Thanks,-Rocko

1637 days ago

MDF Treatment - 5 replies

Hello, I was browsing through some old woodworking magazines last night and several projects in one of my “Small Shop” magazine editions use MDF for surfaces trimmed in hard wood. The MDF was darker than usual and I expect was treated somehow. Any idea what they may be using? One of the projects was for a table saw outfeed. ...

2125 days ago

Walnut Trees - Northern Illinois - 1 reply

If your in Northern Illinois (Sycamore, Dekalb, Malta area) and have a portable mill. Send me an email. I’ve got two walnut trees coming down Saturday morning at 9am. If I can’t find a mill, a couple friends are taking one or two pieces for turning….the rest is firewood. The area needs to be cleared for Sunday so I canR...

2394 days ago

Duracraft Dust Collection (Farm&Fleet) - 2 replies

Anyone know who makes Duracraft dust collectors? Is it actually Duracraft or is someone private labeling it? Delta maybe? Thanks,-Rocko

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