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|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...