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07-26-2014 02:32 PM

Failed Glue Joints - 9 replies

I have been making beds, night stands and hope chests for several years now with great success. Recently, however, several pieces have had glue joints fail. The failed joints in question are all occurring on trim pieces (see photos). these joints were tight as can be and rock solid when built. I have made 4 sets of each with the same glue an...

05-13-2014 10:09 PM

Aromatic Cedar - 3 replies

I recently tried my hand at a cedar lined hope chest; it turned out well except for one thing that I am hoping someone can help me with. Once I completed the build I got busy and did not finish it (applied a natural stain to the oak but did not lacquer it and left the cedar raw). I closed the lid and there it sat for a couple of months. Wh...

01-30-2014 01:23 AM

Question regarding lining hope chest with aromatic cedar - 1 reply

I am currently making a hope chest and need some advise on how to line it with aromatic cedar. I have constructed the exterior case with solid red oak using frame and raised panel construction similar to kitchen cabinet doors and want to line the inside with cedar. i have constructed the bottom of the case using solid cedar and encased it in...

02-02-2013 07:19 PM

New to shapers - 6 replies

I have been making raised panel interior doors with a 3 hp router and having problems with it being under powered so I decided to purchase a shaper, a 3hp Fox Shop. I am new to shapers so there are a few things I am finding confusing. First of all, while most of the cutters I am finding on-line, such as those used to prep the stiles and ra...

03-16-2012 01:31 PM

Dust Colletion - 36 replies

Greetings All, I need to upgrade the dust collection in my shop and came across the Clear Vue Cyclone system. Does anyone out there have any experience with this system? Any comments would be appreciated. TommyTenSpeed

01-26-2012 05:23 AM

Shaper vs router table - 12 replies

I recently purchased a 3HP router (Milwaukee) to make raised panels for new interior doors that I am making. These doors are 1 3/8” thick, as are the panels, and made of Red Oak. The panel cutting bit is 3 1/2” in diameter so it is quite the beast. This is the first time I have made panels this thick so I thought the new router ...

10-04-2011 05:20 PM

Cross-Grain situation on 6 panel doors - 1 reply

I want to replace the interior doors in my home and would like to make some 24 and 30 inch 6 panel doors. I have my first door’s stiles and rails cut and dry fitted together. However, upon assessing the design I noticed that I will have a serious cross grain situation on the rails (the top 2 are only 4 inches wide but the middle is 6 3/4...

07-20-2010 03:02 PM

Table Saws - 2 replies

I am considering upgrading my Craftsman table saw. I am currently looking at several General International models. Can anyone give me any advise as to their quality and reputation? Also, these models come with an Excalibur fence system. How does Excalibur compare to Biesemeyer? Thanks in advance for your help. TTS


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