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09-21-2018 03:47 PM

Guide Bearing for Slot Cutter - 13 replies

I frequently need to cut 1/4” deep by 1/4” wide slots in half-inch stock for the frames of small jewelry cabinet doors. I use a 1/4” slot cutter mounted in my router table with a fence, but there’s a lot of trial and error in getting the depth set right. I’d love to find a cutter with a bearing to control the...

03-27-2018 03:27 PM

Match this antique finish - 6 replies

A few months back, I turned three replacement finials for a friend’s antique chairs. I’m no expert in chairs, but these appear to be factory made, and probably not more than 100 years old. I turned the new finials from oak, which I believe is the type of lumber used for the chair. I’m wondering if anyone has advice on ho...

02-16-2018 04:25 PM

DeWalt Compound Miter Saw Screech at Start-Up - 7 replies

I have a DeWalt DWS780 compound sliding miter saw that just about three years old. This last week, it started making an ear-piercing screech at start-up. It’s a grating noise, but brief, so it’s hard to tell exactly where it’s coming from. Once the saw gets up to speed, the noise goes away. Here’s a photo of the saw: ...

01-17-2018 05:07 PM

Has Danish Oil Changed? - 26 replies

Danish oil is a favorite of mine and I’ve been using it for years. It’s simple to apply and the results are consistent, at least until recently. The last 2 or 3 cans I’ve purchased (over the last year or more) have been downright syrupy in their viscosity. If I let it dry on the surface for the recommended 15 minutes or so, the...


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