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02-18-2017 07:08 PM

Thomas Moser show room visit - 24 replies

Howdy LJs… My wife and I are in Bean Town for a few days and when we saw the Thomas Moser show room was close by, we dropped in for a peak, I mean a drool… Or was it an inquiry. For. Those not familiar with TM, they do very high end furniture up in Maine, primarily using Cherry, but has branched out into Walnut and maple as well. ...

01-30-2017 04:15 PM

How to make this joint.... Biscuits to help with allignment? - 32 replies

I decided to use a mitered corner joint to connect the end panel style to the front panel style on this hope chest build. I originally planned on using a lock-miter bit joint, but later bailed on that idea, as I couldn’t find any examples of lock-miter joints on long edges (21” in my case). So my plan is to just rip cut the l...

01-18-2017 12:45 AM

I screwed up big time... now how to fix this. - 6 replies

The Amana AGM raised panel set I’m using has a back cutter and came set up with a large bearing. Everything turned out great, but I did think that the depth of the Ogee wasn’t quite what I thought it should be and the panels don’t drop into the styles very far. The instructions that came with the set seemed gr...

01-12-2017 03:24 AM

How to sand end grain on raised panels - 10 replies

I just finished routing my first ever raised panels with an Ogee profile. Now I’m wondering how to sand the end grain on the Ogee section. I’m afraid that if I hand sand across the grain, it will still scratch, even though it’s end grain. Any recommendations? (Note: the long edges are actually straight, but the ...

12-19-2016 04:20 PM

Any one find use for a Multi-tool in their shop? - 27 replies

I have a finish carpenter friend who said that he held out and didn’t buy a multi-tool for a long time, but once getting one, he finds uses for it all the time. Aside from detail sanding (and I’m not sure if multi-tools make good detail sanders or not) I’m not sure that I can think of any uses for a multi-tool in a woods...

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 - 7 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?? - 24 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

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...

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

Fixin' to do raised panels.... first "big" router bit set - 21 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...

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

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

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...

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