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11-22-2013 06:25 PM

Crosscutting Dadoes - 15 replies

Hi Everyone, I have to crosscut some dadoes in some plywood boards that are 15 7/8” wide by 8’ long on the table saw. I would like to use the fence and push them through with the mitre that also has s fence on it . I am going to square the mitre to the fence. Two guys will be guiding the pieces through. Will this work for accur...

11-17-2013 04:35 PM

Dadoed Shelving - 10 replies

Hey Guys and Gals, Need some opinions\suggestions for a built in bookcase project. i want to dado in the shelving using 3\4” plywood. My question is, the span of the shelves are 36’. There will be some weight put on these shelves, books. Will these shelves be strong considering the span? Going to rabbit in the back using eit...

06-30-2013 07:36 PM

Clearcoating A Gel Stain? - 4 replies

Hey Guys and Gals, Anybody had any issues with putting an oil based poly over an oil based gel stain? Using General finishes oil gel in Java and also bought the oil based clear. Staining oak ply and oak trim, let it set on there a minute and then wiped it off trying blend it with pressure to get the effect I want. I have heard some people ...

01-05-2013 08:41 PM

Shelf Pin Holes - 7 replies

Hey, everybody. Making a cabinet with adjustable shelves for my daughter. I have the carcass assembled and would like to full assemble it then stain it. My question is, is it harder to finish something with the shelf pins already drilled or is it easier to finish then drill? Does it even matter? I think that I would like to drill the holes,...

10-06-2012 05:12 PM

Craftsman 22124 Professional Table Saw - 0 replies

Hey Jocks, Anyone here in the Midwest interested in my TS? You can view it here is nice to have but I have a space issue. Can’t squeeze a dust collector in the shop for it. Asking $600 and you come an get her. I am in the Peoria, IL metro area. Giving my Jock friends first crack at it! PM me if i...

04-27-2012 01:18 AM

Pricing Your Work - 16 replies

Hey Jocks, I made some speaker stands for my new “oldies but goodies” JBL L40s. Took them to the local vintage stereo shop and showed the owner what I had. He liked what he saw and we agreed to a swap for services. He is going to service an old receiver of mine, an HK 330c for the set of speaker stands. I left the stands with ...

10-29-2011 08:36 AM

Gift Ideas - 9 replies

Hey Jocks and Jockettes, Anybody know where someone could get some simple ideas or plans(free would be nice) for Christmas gifts for the ladies in my family.I have make a couple boxes but I am open to anything, especially simple and maybe easily repeated. Might be agoofy,broad, and maybe fuzzy kind of a question but will see if I get any bi...

10-23-2011 07:09 AM

Blum Drawer Slide Kit - 2 replies

Hi Jocks, Has anyone purchased the 20” Blum 75lb. Blumotion Tandem Drawer Slide Kits From Rockler? I think I have the back panel and bottom panel figured out. Now I am trying to figure out the location of the clips on the drawer fronts. Anybody having any luck with that? Someway of simplifying the measuring process? My application i...

09-23-2011 05:46 PM

Finish For Aspen - 0 replies

Hey Jocks! Need some advice on finishing a record cabinet for the ol’ girl. It is made up of glued up aspen board panels from Menards. Construction is going great, that’s saying a lot for me, so I don’t want to screw up the finish. Don’t care about seeing to much grain and was thinking dark, as in a rich mahogany colo...

02-12-2011 06:16 PM

router table height - 23 replies

Hi Everyone, What is the ideal height for a router table set up? I have my Bosch cabinet style table on my Workmate right now, I think it is a little high. You really seem to have to push a piece through with downward force pushing the piece up against the fence. I am thinking about 32” off the floor? I don’t really know̷...

02-09-2011 08:10 PM

Attention All Router Jocks - 11 replies

I just set up a router and router table. I want to do edge proflies and picture frames. Router is 2 hp varlable speed and accepts 1/4” and 1/2” colletts. My question is, what bits can’t you do without? I am on a limited budget and would like to start out with 4 or 5 bits. Which bits are made best and perform best for someo...

02-02-2011 09:34 PM

Magazines? - 28 replies

Hi Jocks, I want to subscribe to just one woodworking mag. One that has lots of project plans, tips and reviews. Any recommendations? Wore out from diggin out,Wookie

02-12-2010 09:48 PM

cold weather air compressor start ups - 10 replies

I guys. Does cold weather effect the start up of an air compressor? My All Power Quietzone acted like the motor was stuck when I tried to start it up the other day, a very cold day. It is brand new and I am in contact with the mnaufactuer. I would appreciate anyones input. Thanks, Wookie.

01-21-2010 04:19 AM

Calling All Boxmakers - 10 replies

I am trying to practice on some 1\4” box joints. Been studing the video on by Chuck Hedlund. Made a jig and index pin. Both are very close to 1\4”. For the life of me I can’t even get them to fit together. Tried tapping the fence over and everthing and can’t find anyway of remotely getting them to s...

01-16-2010 10:42 AM

Saw Blade Maintenance 101 - 5 replies

I noticed that my brand new Avanti 60t blade for my miter saw is starting to rust around the gullets/ carbide tips area. Everything is in the garage that is not heated. What can I do to clean it up and to prevent it in the future? Also, my new dado set came with oil on the blades and I just wiped it off. Should I clean them with acetone and ...

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