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|12-23-2014 03:22 PM||
Cut off box lid problems - 11 replies
Hi I’m making a box for a Christmas present(cutting it close I know). I cut the lid off last night on the table saw and everything is great, except one corner for an instant got caught between the blade and the fence. Now it has a little indent of about a 1/32” deep and about .75” long so that just that corner isn’t sitti...
|11-02-2014 06:13 PM||
Rikon 10-325 vs. Grizzly G0555LX - 7 replies
Okay everybody I have some play money and have decided to upgrade from my Craftsman 10” bandsaw to a good 14”. I’m looking at Rikon 10-325 currently on sale at Woodcraft for $799 or the Grizzly G0555LX which has free freight right now. With the Grizzly I would get the riser block adding $80 to the price making it $605. Here ...
|10-19-2014 04:32 AM||
Grizzly G1019Z - 1 reply
Hey everybody I found a Grizzly G1019Z model 14” bandsaw at a used tool store today for $175. It looks to be in pretty good shape. I’m just wondering if anyone has any experience with this model. I just have a small 10” saw right now so I’m thinking this might be a good upgrade, but I haven’t found much about it exc...
|10-01-2014 03:00 PM||
Can I straighten this out? - 15 replies
Hi I wondering if anybody has any suggestions on my latest workshop blunder. I’m not sure exactly why this happened ,but the built in cabinet I’m building has a flatness problem. See image below: This is a front view of the carcass. The black lines represent were things should be and the red where they are. I’m using A1 ...
|09-20-2014 01:30 AM||
Maple & Birch together? - 2 replies
This question is a little bit of wood question and little bit finishing, in a way. I’m working on a built in cabinet project. I picked up some A-1 birch ply for the carcass of the cabinet. I have enough maple left over from another project that would for face frames and edge banding. My question is how well would these match up? I pl...
|09-19-2014 02:17 PM||
Built in Cabinet Conundrum. - 4 replies
Hi I’m wondering if anybody knows the solution to my problem. I’m sure it’s simpler than I making it, but here it is. I’m building a little “entertainment” type cabinet, for the TV, cable box etc. that is going to sit back in to a recess nook in a room where a built in book case used to be. This piece will be ...
|02-04-2014 02:47 PM||
Edge Jointing Not Coming Together. Me? The Jointer? - 15 replies
I’m working on the top to my first “big” table. A kitchen table commissioned by the wife. I’m milling up the pieces for the top right now. I ended up having to rip some wide boards to fit my jointer, the faces get flat, but then when I joint an edge and go match it to another jointed edge I have a slight gap an one end. T...
|09-19-2013 02:20 AM||
Will a blade fix my mitering mishaps? - 18 replies
Hi, I picked up a new DeWalt miter saw a couple of days age. I really like the power and overall design, but being a woodworker I’m trying, painstakingly to adjust to be as beyond perfection. I’ve got it pretty tight on 0º, but of course now I’m moving on to 45º. I can cut two 45s and put them together and measure an accurate 9...
|09-16-2013 02:44 PM||
DeWalt DW715 vs. DW716 - 9 replies
Hi, I need a little decision making help. I’m getting ready to pull the trigger on a new miter saw and I’ve narrowed it down to the two DeWalt the 715 and the 716, can’t find Makita or Bosch in my area and I don’t like buying tools I can’t touch first. I know the basic technical differences, that is drive system and...
|04-12-2013 09:10 PM||
Pocket Screw or Corner Brace Top Attachment - 5 replies
Hi I’m trying to decide between using corner braces or pocket screws to attach a workbench top. I’m retrofitting a bench my dad built about 40 years ago. It’s basically just 2×4’s and the top was shot so I’ve made a 3 piece sandwich of MDF which will get hardwood edging and then hardboard like Norm would do. I ...
|12-05-2012 10:33 PM||
Okay as I went to do some resawing last night I decide the blade on my old 9” Delta Bandsaw needed just a little more tension and that was all she wrote for that tool. A part of the “tensioning system” broke that’s not made anymore. As some that helped me with my tablesaw choice may remember I’m in the middle of ...
|11-17-2012 05:52 PM||
Grizzly G0661 or Craftsman 22116 - 51 replies
Hi, I’m trying to settle my internal debate between the Grizzly G0661 vs. Craftsman 22116. I have been using the Ridgid R4512 and have had a few of problems with it and I’m taking it back today. I know the 4512 can be a good and I just got a bad one, but that said at this point I’m not willing to try another one to see if it...
|11-01-2012 12:59 AM||
Reuse Crosscut Sled - 6 replies
This is just a general question because I can’t decide and would like everyones input. I recently upgrade from a job site saw to a Ridgid contractor saw. I built a crosscut sled for the job site saw and loved using it. Of course the spacing of the miter slots is different contractor saw. So my question do I 1. Try to reuse the sled by r...
|10-27-2012 09:53 PM||
Ridgid R4512 Fence Alignment - 33 replies
Hi, I’ve looked pretty throughly online for answer to this and could use some help. I’ll preface this with I know this is the absolute entry level saw and maybe I’m expecting to much. Also I’m just a beginning woodworker so i could just be screwing up. Anyway here’s the problem I’ve aligned the fence on thi...