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|05-02-2016 03:35 PM||
Right handed woodworker using a left handed bench. - 10 replies
I re-furbished an old industrial bench years ago and added a pair of vises in the normal orientation for a right handed woodworker…. accept the face vice could not be mounted all the way to the left end of the top, due to interference with the metal legs. I’m getting my stock prepped to build an additional bench soon and am starti...
|05-01-2016 09:18 PM||
Cabinet Maker's Vise - 5 replies
I purchased this vise from Grizzly some time ago and am just now getting my plans organized to put it to use. It’s quite a massive piece of hardware with a 1-3/16” screw and seems quite well constructed. But now I’m wondering about the design and its intended orientation for use. My question is driven by wondering why ...
|09-09-2015 03:20 PM||
Finishing advise for Mahogany - 14 replies
Hi gang… I’m finally getting back into my second daughters hope chest build, which is being constructed from WELL seasoned Mahogany (15 year old 4/4 deck board cut offs) and I need to get my finishing method planned out. I’m looking for that classic museum piece deluxe Mahogany finish (or as close to that as I can produce...
|11-02-2014 01:57 AM||
What wood is this? - 25 replies
I’d like dome help identifying this wood…. It’s a north eastern dense hardwood… Color is similar to coffee with too much cream in it.I’ve got an idea, but would like to hear opinions from the forum. Thanks in advance…
|09-13-2014 12:23 PM||
router vs. spindle and tooling - 2 replies
in a recent post, the OP was advised that a typical CNC program would run 7 hours and would quickly burn out a router. I attempted to respond, the site wouldn’t show my entire post…. so here it is. IMO 7 hours would be a very involved 3D profile… We run simple 2D parts on the CNC at work and cut a full sheet of parts in...
|04-07-2014 02:22 PM||
Marking Knives.... how sharp? - 5 replies
So I made an Amazon purchase recently and needed something in the $10 range to trip the new $35 free shipping limit. I always keep a few items in my wish list for just this occasion and got the Crown Marking knife. I noticed that though the bevel was nicely ground, it left a distinct flat about 1/64 wide. I also recently got the Work Shar...
|04-02-2014 06:33 PM||
Corian for a cross cut sled?? - 23 replies
I have access to some cheep cutoffs and scraps. Any thoughts on whether this would make a suitable base for a medium sized sled?
|03-16-2014 02:27 AM||
There are many out there like it, but you wont find one this nice! Purchased new and well cared for. Several extras and upgrades. Carefully tuned and performing at the top of her game. Extras include:1. The best fence Sears ever put on this series saw. Very accurate! no need to upgrade.2. Oldham 40 tooth carbide blade and OEM Sears 2...
|02-19-2014 06:29 PM||
a REALLY big band saw - 43 replies
I’ve mentioned the resaw bandsaw we use at work a couple times and some folks have expressed interest in seeing what it looks like. This is a 1960’s vintage UK made resaw… the blades are 8” wide and the all steel wheels are ~5’ in diameter. The lower wheel is in a saw pit below the deck. The electrical hook u...
|01-24-2014 03:05 PM||
Ordered these yesterday… Fixin’ to do raised panels on daughter #2’s hope chest build. There’s quite the spectrum out there for raised panel tooling, with set prices ranging from $35 to $235. These cost me $105 at Amazon. I think I may have been able to get buy with a $50 Chinese made set, but my daughter is...
|01-22-2014 08:38 PM||
Using Lock Miter on a long corner - 8 replies
When I completed my oldest daughters NYWS hope chest, the side and end panels were connected with a tongue and groove joint, per the plan. But the joint didn’t close tight 100% on one of the corners, and my attempts to fill the tiny, tiny gap with sawdust and glue didn’t pan out. I’m going to be making a second chest for da...
|01-20-2014 09:40 PM||
Grizzly coupons? - 6 replies
I Grizzly still offering 10% off coupons in any of the WW mags? I want to make a significant purchase but am looking for a little break.
|12-19-2013 04:17 AM||
My electric bill has gone up ~$20/month since I set up shop… Accept for the cold of winter, when I run electric space heaters. That pushes it up another ~$10 Seems like a lot to me. What are you guys experiencing
|12-05-2013 02:03 PM||
Custom Made Accessory - want to guess what it's for? - 18 replies
I’ve been trying to solve a nagging accuracy problem in our crating department. After looking into several options a customer of ours showed me their solution, and this is my modification of their design. I’m ordering 1” bar stock and am going to make it on our tool room lathe and milling machine as soon as it arrives. ...
|09-16-2013 02:48 AM||
Shop vac tip - 24 replies
I’ve been using the same old shop vac with an accessory HEPA filter (or at least that’s what they call it) for close to 15 years, and aside from replacing a switch, it’s always done just what it’s supposed to do?...sucked! I hook it up to both my belt sander and ROS, and though it’s no Festool dust extractor, it...
|07-29-2013 04:07 PM||
Ghosts in the machine?? - 13 replies
I think I have a ghost in my shop…. and it’s possessing my old Milwaukee 10” SCMS. The saw is ~16 years old and has been used pretty hard over the years (it definately doesn’t really owe me anything). After several years, the electric motor brake stopped working…. which wasn’t that big of a deal. Th...
|07-18-2013 02:05 PM||
is French Polish right for this application. - 18 replies
I’m working on an oak rendition of the NYWS blanket chest and I have oak stock that I milled from different logs, with some material lighter (less reddish). I have my top done, and my rail and style stock cut, all from the more reddish red oak. I finished the top with Cherry tinted Danish Oil and it came out great, with a very rich to...
|07-16-2013 11:34 PM||
I’ve spent some long days at work recently working on a new upcut saw installation. We just purchased two new saws (one new from the OEM and the other at auction) which are both equipped with a Tiger Stop. This is a generic pic off of there web site. Ours is set up for right hand operation This fence system is really a treat...
|06-10-2013 12:49 AM||
JPW over Danish - 10 replies
JPW over Danish…. Good idea or not a good idea??
|03-28-2013 07:58 PM||
ext. wing w/ router table design??? - 7 replies
I’m at the point in my TS rehab project that I need to make a new ext. wing…. All that’s really salvageable from the existing one is the the legs and leveling feet. I have a Rockler router plate and intend to make the ext. wing double as a router table. One think I don’t like about most of these I see is that t...