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07-08-2017 11:32 PM

Anyone have a 20" or larger bandsaw I could use in the Tampa / St. Pete Florida area - 2 replies

I am making a large jewelry box for SWMBO. The design involves convex curved sides. To accomplish this, I purchased a neat jig which actually works quite well making those curves: (And, no, I don’t have any association with that company other than buying their product.) The problem is, the b...

09-19-2015 10:53 PM

Why follow a jointer plane with a smoothing plane. Just don't get it. - 16 replies

Can someone explain a question I’ve been wondering about for a while. Once you get a surface perfectly flat with a #7 jointer plane, won’t a #4 smoothing plane cause small ripples, as it’s surface is quite a bit shorter. It always struck me that this is a step backwards. And why does a #4 plane produce a smoother surface t...

03-11-2010 05:07 AM

Modifying drill to turn planer handle on jointer/planer - 5 replies

I remember seeing this hint somewhere, but I can’t figure out how to get a square peg in a round hole. The handle of my jointer/planer needs a large number of turns to convert from jointing to planing mode. I remember seeing a hint somewhere where someone took a socket and somehow had an extension on it that fit an electric drill. Tha...

03-09-2010 03:03 AM

Made the plunge, got into real dust collection - 20 replies

When I first plugged in my Rockler wall mounted dust collector (650cfm on a good day) to my Laguna combination planer / jointer it looked like it was snowing wood shavings. Clearly I was nowhere near sufficient flow for my combo machine. So I took the plunge, used that awesome coupon in the March Wood Magazine (yes Borders has it on the shel...

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