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05-04-2012 02:58 PM

Ooooops.... may have made a big mistake. - 7 replies

After receiving advice about using Super glue and Epoxy to stabilize knots and small checks in glued up panels, I gave it a try. The good news is that, buy using the shop vac I was able to draw the glue completely through the knots and checks and they are now solid, hare andstable. The big oops is this….. I had already sanded the s...

05-02-2012 07:41 PM

What books have stoked your passion for working with wood? - 10 replies

Here are a couple that have made a big impact on me…. Eric Sloane is an all time favorite of mine… Reverence for Wood and Museum of Early American Tools made a big impact on me. and Jack Sobon’s Build a Classic Timber-Framed House is what inspired me to design and build a modification to his Hall and Parlor frame. ...

05-02-2012 12:24 AM

one way to learn about wood grain.... - 5 replies

I’ve been getting some “fun time” doiing my annual spring “woodworking project”.... splitting fire wood. I was admiring some of the red oak heartwood grain and figure and it occured to me that by splitting my own wood over the years I’ve actually gained quite a bit of insight about how wood grows and how di...

04-19-2012 06:26 PM

bread board questions - 7 replies

Working on my first project with breadboards….. My glued up top is 19” wide x 3/4” thick and I’m using a rabbet bit on the table router to put a 3/8” long x 1/4” thick tounge centered on the end grain. On my bread boards, I need to cut a groove that is 1/4” wide (centered) by 3/8”+ deep. But...

04-18-2012 07:19 PM

can oil stones be flattened? - 4 replies

My bench is set up this week for sharpening and I’m going through all my planes and chisels. This is the first time I’ve used sand paper on a granite plate and I’m pretty impressed with the results. I set up with the following grits of emery paper 220, 400, 600 and 1,000. Does that sound about right? The 1,000 grit defi...

04-18-2012 06:19 PM

Air Filter is vibrating the floor overhead. - 18 replies

Hey guys, I have a Jet 1000 series air filter that is mounted to the ceiling of my basement shop with the supplied sheet metal mounting plates (not the eye bolts) and it is generating a harmonic of sorts, so that there’s a fairly loud pulsing noise in the room upstairs (family room). In the shop below, you hear the noise of moving air,...

04-18-2012 05:48 PM

sanding drum on drill press - 9 replies

I’ve used the small rubber sanding drums on my drill press, but am considering getting one of the larger 3” dia. ones. Anybody out there using one that could comment? I’ve always been leary of applying lateral pressure on my DP and increasing the runout.

04-18-2012 04:00 PM

Stanley Bailey #6 - 5 replies

I bought this plane ~14 years ago from an old tool dealer while on a quest for a Millers-Falls boring machine (a quest which I gave up on). I used the plane to surface all of my pine timbers and it worked very well. The Front of the body/sole says Bailey, the back says No. 6, and the lever cap says Stanley and the bottom of the base is flute...

04-11-2012 02:39 PM

Craig's List Morising Machine score.... - 1 reply

I frequently check CL, but never seem to find any deals…. so I pounced on this one when it came up within an hours drive…. Price for the lot was $150… Mortiser has all chisels and tools and is in good shape… though I don’t care for the older fence system. I’ve always wanted to putter on a scroll ...

04-11-2012 02:16 PM

bye-bye power hand tool cases - 17 replies

Having cases for all of my power hand tools used to be really important to me, as they often rode in the back of my truck, were stored in my shed or were left on the work site (most projects on my own property, I’m not a contractor but do help out friends). Now-a-days, since setting up a new basement shop and getting organized, I find t...

04-10-2012 07:01 PM

underwear ads - 55 replies

Anybody else annoyed by the underwear ads? My wife is not amused. Aside from the political rants on the off topic board, I was operating under the assumption that the site was “family friendly”

04-05-2012 02:52 PM

jointer technique - 7 replies

When I join a board (face or edge) and then lay it on a flat reference surface (such as my TS) I’m noticing that the first inch or so of the leading edge and the last inch or so of the trailing edge are standing up off the reference surface by ~ 1/32”. This drove me nuts recently while gluing up a panel for a chest top. On the la...

04-04-2012 05:28 PM

To glue or not to glue.... that is the question - 12 replies

When using biscuits to help align and strengthen glued up solid wood panels…. Do you…. 1. apply glue to the biscuits2. squirt glue into the slot3. insert dry biscuits into dry slots I know they can swell and subsequently shrink, leaving dimpels if you sand inbetween. On my ongoing blanket chest project, I brushed a thi...

03-31-2012 01:43 AM

What's up with the Akeda dovetail jig? - 5 replies

The Akeda jig seems like a great product, but is it even available any more. Seems like they are only able to produce small batches and have long lead times. I can’t see how a factory fire almost a decade ago can still explain their problems. The metric version sold by Trend seems to be doing well…. But that doesn’t he...

03-21-2012 08:21 PM

SCMS stand - 8 replies

I”m just about done with my custamized version of the FWW miter saw stand. changes from John Whites design include: 1. sized for my saw (Milwaukee 10” SCMS) and it’s quick mount system.2. I’m plumbing to my shops DC so I don’t need to use the space in the cab for a shop vac. So I’ll put in a parti...

03-21-2012 01:23 PM

stuck in a rut and need help..... - 23 replies

I’m working on a Hope Chest for/with my oldest daughter (blogging it here) I had a red oak timber (8×8x14’) left over from the framing of our house (DIY timberframe 16 years ago) and the idea of making the chest from the same lumber that came off our land and framed our house was appealing so I had it resawn and have been pre...

03-18-2012 12:40 AM

DC cartridge filter ? - 17 replies

Does any one out there blow compressed air at the outside of their cartridge Filter to clean it? I just emptied the bag on my single stage and the inside of the filter was pretty covered with material. Apparently that rotating flipper only gets about half oh the junk off.

03-16-2012 07:50 PM

Remount router table top as TS extension wing or make new router table? - 13 replies

If you had this. (It measures 32” x 24”) Would you rather set it up like this…. Or like this…. (cutting it down to 27”) I’m can’t decide which way to go.

03-12-2012 03:00 AM

Don't laugh... it's actually working quite well (DC to SCMS) - 14 replies

I’ve read up quite a bit and the consensus seems to be that getting a functional hood and plumbing DC to the SCMS can be a real stinker. I’ve started designing my own customized version of the FWW SCMS cart, but I really needed something hooked up to this saw now…. as it has been my biggest messs/cloud maker. So I f...

03-11-2012 12:33 AM

max board width recomended for glued up top? - 18 replies

I’ll be glueing up the top for my blanket chest project soon, and am wondering what width I should limit the boards to. The lumber is red oak and the finished size for the top is 42” x 19”. I’ll likely plane them down to 3/4” The boards are very old and very dry…. less than 6% on my old moisture meter. ...

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