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|10-15-2014 03:40 AM||
Hello All, I would like to build a pair of nightstands and dresser along the lines of: What I don’t understand is how to achieve the thick face frame look. Is it just a simple cabinet made out of (say 3/4” wood) and then a thick face frame (say about 2” wide) applied to it and then you add the drawers and ...
|10-02-2014 01:03 AM||
Got a Chunk of Tree Stump...What Do I Do Now? - 13 replies
So, I was at the city recycling facility today to dump some yard waste when my eye caught this piece of tree stump and I brought it home: It measures 17” wide at the widest point and also about 17” tall at the tallest point. I would like to turn it into a few live edge side tables and all I know right now is that it needs ...
|09-29-2014 03:18 PM||
Sources of Good Quality Douglas Fir? - 12 replies
I have been fascinated by the TV stand project in Wood Magazine of March 2014 that they made out of Douglas Fir. I really like how it turned out. The clean straight lines of Doug Fir make it look really modern. Now being impressed by this project, I want try Doug Fir to build a table. I bought three 2×12 x 10’ boards form Home Depo...
|08-03-2014 06:07 PM||
Used Jet 6" Open Stand Jointer for $325? - 4 replies
I was browsing craigslist and came upon a used Jet 6” (JJ-60s) open stand jointer for $325. The owner says it was used very lightly over its life. Is $325 a good price if it doesn’t have any rust? Thanks!
|08-01-2014 02:58 PM||
Is this a good deal on 12 inch blade? - 7 replies
Just came across this through slickdeals.net. Is this a good blade to use in a miter saw? http://www.sears.com/bosch-finishing-60-tooth/p-00903487000P?sid=IAx20050830x000545&aff=Y&PID=1225267&AID=11042411
|07-19-2014 05:47 PM||
How to Clean Rust On A Table Saw Blade? - 5 replies
I have managed to get some surface rust accumulate on my Forest WWII blade; thanks to the snowy and humid Midwest climate. The question is, how should I clean the rust without damaging the carbide teeth? Is evaporust the right choice? Thanks!
|12-20-2013 04:23 PM||
DeWalt OR Bosch Router Decision - 20 replies
I need a new router. Been looking online for quite sometime. Found the following deal on Amazon for a DeWalt DW618PK for $146.99. Although I have been wanting to get a Bosch 1617EVSPK because the newer model has above the table height adjustment. The Bosch is selling for 199.99 on amazon. This is a $50 price difference. The DeWalt one seems ...
|09-30-2013 08:03 PM||
Rockwell Model 10 Band Saw? - 3 replies
All, I just came across a Rockwell Model 10 band saw on local craigslist. The seller is asking for $75 for this. It would be better than what I have right now, a Ryobi bench top model. Any ideas/opinions on this saw? If I go to check it out, what should I be looking for? Thanks!
|08-19-2013 01:19 AM||
Looking for Harbor Freight Miter Saw Review... - 5 replies
A few months ago, one of the LJ members posted a review of Harbor Freight 12” miter saw where they mentioned that they had to open up the motor arbor and modify some washers to get the blade to cut accurate 90 deg cuts. I thought I had added it to my favorites but I was wrong. Can someone please point me to that review? Thanks!
|07-28-2013 05:40 PM||
How to use a thickness planer? - 8 replies
All, I recently bought a used delta brand thickness planer. I have never used a planer before and need some how-to and tutorials on the basic and advanced use of a planer. I googled “how to use a thickness planer” but couldn’t find any useful links. If you guys can point me to some tutorials, I would really appreciate. ...
|07-24-2013 04:40 PM||
Need Opinions on a Drill Press and Delta Planer - 3 replies
I just saw someone selling a Tradesman 8100S floor standing drill press and Delta model 22-560 planer for $125 each on local CL. I have no clue on either one of these and would like to know soon if you guys recommend these or not.
|07-21-2013 05:30 AM||
All, I need some help with setting up table saw fence for cutting 45 deg bevels on both ends of boards as shown in the picture below. The basic table saw setup is as follows:1- Left tilt saw with the blade set at 452- The cut will be made on the right side of the blade3- The board is 3/4” thick To start with, I would just make...
|06-30-2013 06:32 PM||
Thoughts on Harbor Freight 2HP Router? - 4 replies
Looking through Harbor Freight’s site, I came across the following 2HP router: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-horsepower-fixed-base-router-68341.html I have been wanting to build a woodgears style tilting router table and the router that goes in there will stay in there permanently. Right now I have a craftsman router table with a cr...
|06-28-2013 06:30 AM||
I need suggestions on this jointer... - 4 replies
This just popped up on my local craigslist. http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/tls/3888069370.html Is the asking price fair? What should I offer if the tool is in great shape?
|06-19-2013 02:55 PM||
I need help in fine tuning my Craftsman 113 TS - 4 replies
I have been wanting to post this a long time ago, but didn’t get around to it. I installed the PALS kit on my 113.29943 table saw sometime ago and using the left miter slot and the A-Line-it kit with a dial indicator, performed the blade alignment, but I am not able to reduce the error between the front and the back of the blade below 0...
|06-10-2013 10:23 PM||
What do you think of this jointer? - 6 replies
I don’t have a jointer and have been searching the local craigslist for several months. Just came across this: http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/tls/3861476474.html I spoke to the gentleman selling it, he says it is direct drive. Is direct drive a deal breaker? Let me know what you guys think? Thanks!
|06-03-2013 04:36 AM||
How To Make a Track Saw? - 26 replies
I would like to use my Bosch circular saw with a track for precise cuts. But in my view, the options currently available on the market are extremely over priced, like the Eureka Zone track system. I know fellow LJs have made similar setup in the past but the downfall of the ones I have come across so far, is that they use a miter bar attached...
|05-29-2013 01:18 AM||
So I came across this pattern and was wondering if it can be made using a hand held router. I know it will be a piece of cake on a CNC machine but I don’t have one. Thought I would ask… Thanks!
|05-16-2013 03:37 AM||
How to Design This Lamp Base? - 2 replies
We need some new lamps for our home and I am thinking of building a pair like the lamp in the following link: http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/1e/c/AAAAAqBxi8QAAAAAAB7Ibg.jpg?v=1167568092000 I am thinking of building these using 1/2 inch ply. From the surface, the design looks pretty simple i.e. one small pyramid stacked on top of a bi...
|04-07-2013 01:41 PM||
Powermatic Contractor Saw? - 12 replies
I just came across this post on my local craigslist. Any idea if it is worth the price the seller is asking? Looks to be really clean from the pictures. Even though I already have a tablesaw, somehow I am drooling all over this one. http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/tls/3727302922.html