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910 days ago

DW 735 Blades on sale today only ... 2pack for $72 - 2 replies

Thought I’d mention this for all the DW735 owners out there. Today only (only a few hours left) on tooliday… http://closeout.tooliday.com/

1042 days ago

Post Flood Dilemma: Do I replace my mortiser? - 10 replies

Gang, As some of you know, my shop was submerged (8ft deep) in Irene. I was insured, so while it’s been a lot of work to get cleaned up, I’ve had great help. (And really there are worse things in the world than buying all new tools with someone elses money!) What I’m struggling with is some of the decision making. My sh...

1062 days ago

Question about the Guide Stop Adaptor for the Festool OF1400 - 0 replies

Gang, I ordered the guide stop adapter for the Festool 1400 router (the guide stop is part number 492601)... Amazon has it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VFYEJA The problem is this: Amazon has now TWICE shipped me the product with the pieces jumbled loose in an unsealed box! When the first box came unsealed (not even any pa...

1086 days ago

Shop Submerged: Got any tips on recovery? - 33 replies

Gang, My shop was completely submerged (8 feet deep) by Irene. I AM insured for flood and there are a lot worse situations out there, so my heart goes out to people who have bigger problems than mine. I hope everyone is safe after the storm, and if there’s any help I can provide to folks near me, please don’t hesitate to ask. ...

1152 days ago

Makita Drill/Driver on Sale Today - 0 replies

Gang, The much beloved Makita 18v lion drill driver set is on sale today at tooliday: http://recon.tooliday.com/ Thought I would mention. Love mine.

1214 days ago

Crucifix Ratio? - 5 replies

Gang, I confess that I’m not much of a churchgoer, but my wife is trying to avoid that with our offspring. As such, my older son is up for his first communion, and I’ve thought to make him a cross as an unexpected but apropos gift from the old man. Having undoubtedly missed the Sunday where they covered this information, can a...

1249 days ago

Original Bailey #21 - 12 replies

Gang, Found this gem in my great (perhaps great great) grandfathers tool kit. It appears to be a Bailey #21… 8.25 inches long. Can anyone verify? There are no Stanley marks nor any patents stamped anywhere. Lever cap appears to have been fixed/welded long ago… (I should mention that I’ve already been to supertool/bl...

1260 days ago

Non-Festool Systainers - 7 replies

Am I the only one who thought that Festool invented Systainers? Well, apparently not! Here’s a whole website that sells them…. apparently no cheaper though.. http://www.mysystainer.com Actually, at this site they are cheaper:http://www.systainerworld.com/Tanos_Empty_Systainers_s/3.htm

1324 days ago

Raised Chest Plans (like this one... photo attached) - 8 replies

Saw this piece in a friends place and really loved it. Can anyone point me to some plans for something similar? (No reason to reinvent the wheel!) (and yes, the photo has been flipped…)

1429 days ago

Leveling Shellac - 7 replies

Odd question: has anyone (besides me?) ever thought of washing down a shellacked piece with denatured alcholol, to knock back the shine and level the finish? I recently coated a piece with way to thick “right out of the can” shellac….. and when I was working out the sags with DNA, this thought occurred to me. Crazy? Thou...

1430 days ago

JDS 2hp Fan Curve - 0 replies

Gang, I haven’t been able to find this anywhere online, so I figured I’d post it. This is the fan curve for the JDS 2hp compact cyclone. I placed my order today. Interestingly, Amazon matched the price from JDS direct… I chose this unit after A LOT of research. It is pricey, but only the JDS unit had the co...

1660 days ago

Walnut Acre Tablesaw Splitter ... anybody ever use one? - 4 replies

This is the year I’m getting a removable splitter for my saw. Anybody seen/used this one? http://shop.walnutacrewoodworking.com/product.sc?productId=1

1676 days ago

Source for Replacement Blades for Delta 22-580 Two-Speed Planer - 2 replies

Guys, I’ve got the Delta 22-580 two speed planer. Now that Delta has replaced this model, I’m wondering what the best source is for replacement blades? Amazon has them for $60, but that seems steep. Or am I crazy? Any thoughts?

1683 days ago

Specifics on Tablesaw Position and Clearance - 16 replies

Gang, I’m working on all sorts of shop layout ideas, and I had two questions for people with regard to tablesaws. On the surface, these look like simple questions, but I don’t think the answers are simple! (Then again, I could be having an acute case of stupidity right now…) 1) If you’re doing a simple crosscut...

1690 days ago

New Shop Design... who's got the best ideas? Prize offered! - 13 replies

Gang, I’m planning a new shop layout with a full-on-ducted dust collection system. What that means is that I need to be able to lock my machines down to fixed locations. I’m looking for your ideas on how to arrange things and considering how much “frustrating fun” I’m having trying to come up with layout idea...

1814 days ago

Real world comments on Dust Collection? - 8 replies

I am pondering a new dust collector and I generally like to buy something I know I wont have to replace. I have an OLD OLD OLD jet rollaround which has not been as painful to use as I would have thought, so I’m open to a portable unit. I don’t have a lot of pressure on pricing, but I really can’t count on 220v. My questi...

1817 days ago

Valet Cabinet? - 1 reply

Gang, I saw this thing in JCPenney and it stopped me in my tracks. Ignoring the horrific construction methods, I really liked the (functional) design: a shallow cabinet with a mirror front, suspended in a swivel mount. Figured I’d share: And open: I really like the different functions on the interior. I’m copying s...

1839 days ago

What's it called? Need to know the name of a particular feature in furniture.. - 5 replies

Gang, I’m looking to know the name of the center door in a traditional secretary type of piece from the early american period. E.g. In a bombe secretary there’s usually a door, centered on the writing surface, behind which resides the “safe” area. I need to know what that piece/door/area is called. There’s a s...

1873 days ago

How hard to remove a chuck? - 2 replies

Gang, I just picked up a new mortising machine, and I wanted to remove the chuck so I could install a provided chuck extension… but I just can’t get the thing to budge. How hard should it be? Should I force it? Is this gonna cause me trouble later in life (or in another?) Thanks! —Thiel

1884 days ago

One Cut, Two Results: One side smooth, the other torn out? - 14 replies

Gang, Any ideas for what’s causing this problem? The attached photo shows two sides of the same cut, and as you can clearly see one side is crisp and the other ragged. Thoughts? Other details:—Grizzly 3hp saw—Forrest Woodworker II blade—No splitter or guard—I also get a lot of sawdust blowing back at my face...


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