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|9 days ago||
Roy and other woodworking shows on the Roku - 19 replies
Heads up to anyone with a Roku, there are a number of woodworking shows now available. PBS has the last several seasons of The Woodwright’s Shop, same ones that are online but it’s nice to watch them on TV instead of the computer and there were a couple I missed the first time around. Blip.TV has The Wood Whisperer, Matt’...
|24 days ago||
Nova G3 vs. Barracuda CSC2000C - 12 replies
Changing the original post as I found the difference between the G3 & Precision Midi. Now deciding between the G3 and Barracuda 2000 for a 9×30 lathe. The Barracuda comes with more jaws and is prethreaded but the Nova chucks have a really good reputation. Apparently it is much easier to mount stock in the G3 with it’s single T han...
|50 days ago||
Weird tablesaw cut problem - 43 replies
My 15 year old Delta contractor has developed a strange problem. Every so often when cutting through the middle of a board the blade will give a little wobble. It happens at regular intervals, maybe every 3 seconds. It’s very obvious on my full kerf rip blade and it may be happening on my thin kerf combo blade but it’s hard to tell. ...
|51 days ago||
I’ve been restoring a roll top desk built by my uncle in HS shop class. The end panels that held the tambour were put on with screws but I didn’t want to tear the desk apart to put in more screws so had planned to use dowels. Despite being super careful the dowel holes don’t line up so I need a plan B. 1) Use #20 biscuits, e...
|69 days ago||
I’m considering adding some stationary sanders to my shop and I’m trying to prioritize between disc, belt, & drum. I used to build mostly furniture but these days I do a little of everything. There are 2 types of drum sanders – thicknessing (overhead) drum sanders and V (Velcro) drum sanders where the drum is in the tabl...
|70 days ago||
Feature suggestion: Subscribe to blog series - 11 replies
It would be a nice feature to subscribe to a blog so that new entries in the series show up in your watchlist. Or is there already a way to do this and I missed it?
|86 days ago||
Great video on The Golden Ratio or Rectangle - 11 replies
|88 days ago||
Revisiting the Anarchist tool chest - 8 replies
I have not read The Anarchist’s Tool Chest, I have seen The Woodwright’s Shop episode on same but last night I went to see Schwarz give a presentation and show off his new Dutch tool chest. I like Schwarz because he puts a lot of time and thought into how he works but what works best for one person isn’t necessarily best for th...
|90 days ago||
Drill press tables - how often do you remove yours? - 32 replies
Building one and trying to decide if I should put extra effort into making it easily removable with clamps or just semi-permanently attaching it with screws or lags. I’m pretty sure I know what I want (fence, replaceable inserts, no t-track) but any feedback on what features you use the most or least (or wish you had) is helpful.
|107 days ago||
Shop made mortising machine (like Festool Domino) - 24 replies
|108 days ago||
Options for replacing 0MT cup center? - 6 replies
Yep, you read it correctly a zero Morse taper cup center. My Goodell Pratt has one but it’s wore out and I haven’t been able to find one for sale anywhere. Here are the options I can think of… 1. Take the original to a machinist and try to have it repaired.2. Have a new one made3. Buy a 1MT live center and have a machinist t...
|117 days ago||
To be honest, I’m not even sure if it’s two people, or just one and a sockpuppet (they both have the same bad grammar and spelling), but every thread I want to read gets overrun by Jorge and Dude. I’ve seen warnings posted, I flag the offending posts, but nothing comes of it. Not only is it irritating but puts me in a bad mood ...
|118 days ago||
Ridiculous saws of your dreams (or nightmares) - 44 replies
Safety features? Bah! In Croatia your brain is the only safety.
|125 days ago||
Anyone recognize this screw chuck? - 1 reply
Anyone recognize this screw chuck? It’s fairly substantial, 2.5” x 2.5” x 3/8” screw; solid aluminum except for 1×8 threaded steel insert. When I bought it, I believed it was a Glaser based on an advertisement in an old woodworking magazine but now I can’t find the magazine and modern Glaser Chucks look ...
|137 days ago||
7x12 Lathe - "mini" or regular size tools? - 3 replies
I will turn a variety of projects (spindles, boxes, small bowls) but obviously nothing very large. Would you go with one of the mini sets or regular size? I’ve tried a full size tool on it and it feels a bit cramped and awkward but nothing I couldn’t get used to.
|144 days ago||
Adjustable motor mount ideas for lathe? - 9 replies
My lathe has 3 pulleys. My plan is to mount the motor upside down under the stand I’m building but I need a way for it to slide back and forth (about 6-7” total) while being able to adjust up and down (about 2”) for belt length. I’m certain this problem has been solved a thousand times over but I’m not finding much ...
|168 days ago||
FS/FT: Cast Iron Green Hand Crank Grinder - 5 replies
$36 shipped or trade for spokeshaves, rip saw, or Stanley No 5 jack plane.Let me know quick if interested because I plan on throwing this up on ebay. Antique cast iron hand crank grinder. No maker’s mark. I cleaned and lubricated the grinder and it spins easily. Wood handle is intact. Tool rest is included. The grinding wheel has plenty ...
|239 days ago||
How should I finish this half done foot stool? - 15 replies
I started this years ago from scraps of other projects, made some mistakes and then put off finishing it, and put it off, and put it off, you get the idea. I found it while cleaning out the shop and am going to finish it come hell or high water. The idea was/is to make a padded footstool for resting my feet while at the computer or watching TV. ...
|252 days ago||
Question about making a pivot fence for router table - 26 replies
My current router table is simply a piece of countertop atop a plywood box with an MDF fence. The table is flat, the fence is square, I haven’t asked much of it and it has performed adequately. But I’ve been thinking of building a new table and have decided on a pivot fence. I’m wondering where is a good spot for the fixed p...
|274 days ago||
Router bit clearance at Home Depot - 1 reply
My local HD had 1/2” shank router bits on clearance for 50-66% off. Unfortunately all the bits I would have bought were already gone but it may be worth checking your local store.