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04-15-2016 04:08 AM

Festool - 8 replies

Went shopping today and picked up a Festool Ts 75 with a 32”, 75” & 118” track, a fine tooth blade and 2 track clamps. Was getting real tired trying to feed 3/4” sheets of cabinet grade plywood and sheets of 3/4” Mdf by myself accurately through the cabinet saw. So tomorrow I will build a cutting bed on my saw h...

04-09-2016 04:41 AM

Shop Cabinets - 16 replies

Well after a lot of work I finally got all of my shop upper cabinets finished, just missing the knobs. They are all hung on a french cleat, seems to work really well.

03-04-2016 02:57 AM

Which Blum Hinge? - 4 replies

I have never purchased Blum hinges before, but now I have 16 cabinet doors to mount and need some advice. My doors will be mounted to face frames and will have a 1/2” overlay, so just wondering which would be the best hinge to use? And if anyone knows a good distributer where they can be bought bulk, around 100 hinges to start. Thank...

03-03-2016 04:36 AM

Dewalt rail table - 1 reply

Needed to cut a bunch of cabinet box pieces exactly the same length, so I built a table to add to the rail of my compound mitre saw, wondering why I went without one for so long. So nice to clamp a stopper block to the fence and cut away.

01-29-2016 05:24 AM

Tools - 8 replies

Got the bug and made my first Festool purchase a CT 36 dust extractor and 5” orbital sander, a little pricey but hopefully worth it. Also purchased an Infinity 101 Coping sled to use on my shaper and router table, really well built and should give my copes a perfectly square cut.

01-03-2016 05:30 AM

Side tables - 4 replies

Finished putting my raised panel side tables together, will finish them soon.

01-01-2016 03:40 AM

getting cranky - 2 replies

Lumberjocks on my laptop works great, when I try to login to the site on my iPhone I get some junk taking over, trying to get me to download Spanish lessons, how can I cure this problem?

12-30-2015 02:25 AM

Raised panels - 6 replies

Used my shaper for the first time to make some raised panels for a small project I am building. This is the first time I have ever made them and they turned out not to bad. I used Royce//Ayr cutting heads and they cut very true and smooth. It was a little intimidating at first as that 2 lb. cutter turning at 8000 RPM. Could get quite nasty on th...

12-13-2015 03:29 AM

Dust collection - 16 replies

Ready to install PVC trunk work for my dust collection system. The elbows and pipe seem to fit pretty tight, should a person just use compression fitting or glue the joints up?

12-01-2015 04:48 AM

Wasted space - 5 replies

Always seem to be short of storage space around the shop, so built a cabinet under my table saw, and put a few drawers in my new outfeed table.

11-17-2015 03:37 AM

1 1/4" Shaper Cutter Heads. - 8 replies

I threw a few questions up on this forum regarding Shaper Cutter Heads and unfortunately received only one answer to my questions. Maybe there are not to many people with Shaper experience. But anyway after talking to some knowledgeable people I ordered the cutters I need for making raised panel doors. I ordered them from Royce//Ayr a company in...

10-14-2015 01:19 AM

1 1/4" Shaper Cutter Heads - 1 reply

Time has come to purchase some cutter heads for doing raised panel doors on my 1 1/4” shaper with power feed. I am not really to sure of which brand to purchase, but I have been quoted around $2600.00 plus tax for a Royce//ayr raised panel cutter with rub collar and back cutter, a rail cutter and a stile cutter. By the time this would be ...

07-26-2015 05:15 AM

Breadboard tabletop - 6 replies

Well just putting my first breadboard style tabletop together and used my router and a straight bit to cut my tenon, the questions are how much room do you think I should give the mortise for expansion? And do you think the tenon should be left full length as shown in the photo, or broken down into multiple tenons?

07-09-2015 04:56 AM

Graco 295 - 0 replies

Ordered a Graco model 295 sprayer two weeks ago and had it show up today, I know nothing about using a sprayer but I will figure it out. Seems to be a well built machine and a kudos goes out to Graco for delivering it so very fast.

07-02-2015 01:25 AM

The first 600 board feet. - 2 replies

Well finally almost ready to start cranking out sawdust. Went to a local sawmill and purchased 50 pieces of 2×8x10’ Douglass Fir. Its been sitting for almost three years and had a moisture content of around 10%, brought it home stacked it in the shop and will give it a month or so to climatize before I start milling it. Out of 50 ...

06-30-2015 01:25 AM

Joining system - 13 replies

So its time to get either some brand of biscuit or a Festool domino joining system. This tool will be mainly used for table tops and doors. I have never used either of the tools and am just wondering which would be best. Any information will be much appreciated.

06-28-2015 02:36 AM

The wait is finally over. - 8 replies

Sept 3rd. of 2014 I ordered a 10” General International helical head jointer, June 25th. of 2015 it finally arrived, thats 9.5 months long enough to add another kid to my collection that is if the wife was willing. Anyway it travelled from Taiwan to Vancouver by ship, then overland to Montreal by train, then from Montreal to Prince...

02-10-2015 01:54 AM

General International - 4 replies

I have had a General International 10” jointer ordered for around 5 months. I have called the company I ordered it from, and they in turn contact Canadas western distributor for General International, and all they get is a bunch of excuses for it not being delivered yet. This machine is built in Taiwan, then put in a sea can and shipped to...

11-18-2014 04:17 AM

General powerfeed - 0 replies

Received my General 1 hp. 4 wheel power feed and mounted it on my shaper. I have never used one before but I am really excited to give it a workout, that is once my dust collection system is all hooked up. It seems to be a real well built tool and was very easy to assemble, even though it weighed well over 100 lbs.

11-13-2014 04:38 AM

General International - 2 replies

A few more of my tools arrived, a dust collection and air filtration system, 13 spindle line boring machine with a blum hinge attachment, and a 5/8 hollow chisel mortiser I picked up on Kijiji. I decided to go with the Nordfab ducting system, seems to be real good quality. I am really happy with all the General International tool...

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