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137 days ago

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...

142 days ago

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?

159 days ago

SOLD.... Craftsman 113 Ser. 10" Contractors Table Saw - 15 replies

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...

184 days ago

a REALLY big band saw - 33 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...

210 days ago

Fixin' to do raised panels.... first "big" router bit set - 17 replies

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...

212 days ago

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...

214 days ago

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.

246 days ago

What has been the effect of your shop on your electric bill. - 10 replies

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

260 days ago

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. ...

340 days ago

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...

389 days ago

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...

400 days ago

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...

401 days ago

Tiger Stop automated digital fence with Clipboard touch screen interface - 6 replies

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...

438 days ago

JPW over Danish - 10 replies

JPW over Danish…. Good idea or not a good idea??

512 days ago

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...

520 days ago

worste smelling finishing product?? - 8 replies

My vote is for Cuprinol…. We had to preservative treat some crates iaw. an old mil. spec. and cleared a 9,000 s.f. building of 15 woodworkers (I’m using that term loosely) within a minute of opening the cans. P U ! No one bothered to read the can that day…. NIOSH mask to the rescue. What’s the worst smelling...

522 days ago

T-track in new Biesemyer fence facing??? - 14 replies

As part of my ongoing TS re-hab, I’ll be putting new facings on the Biesemeyer fence. I’ll be making them myself and would use 1/2” birch plywood with a laminate surface if I wanted to be an exact match…. but my old TS (a later model 113 series Craftsman), has extruded slots in the side and top of the Aluminum fence, ...

527 days ago

move TS cab. in one piece or do it in pieces? - 9 replies

I’m rehabbing an old Jet 3HP cabinet saw and need to get it from my barn to the basement. I’ve already taken the top, ext. wings and motor down, and now I have to move the cabinet. Option 1. take the trunnion brakets off and attempt to unbolt the trunnion brackets from the cabinet and then move the trunnion assembly by hand as...

592 days ago

Band saw alignment - 10 replies

After shredding my top rubber tire on my 14” Jet, I ordered a pair of urethane replacement tires from Sulfur Grove. Tires are just a 1/32” or so wider than factory rubber tires. But after being stretched and conforming to the hump, I was able to get the edges tucked in all the way around, and the I rolled a dowel around between t...

598 days ago

Band saw tire errupted. - 7 replies

I’ve had a 14” Jet bandsaw for years. I recently put a 1/2” Timberwolf blade on, and went through the complete alignment procedure and cleaned the tires. Everything has been great since then and the saw has been cutting better than ever. I don’t use the saw that much, so I releave the blade tension after I’m do...

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