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Table with granite insert

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May 27, 2020, 2:51 am

I came across a wide variety of granite sizes, all 1 think which I'd like to use to make tables, coasters, or whatever comes to mind, but want to dabble in the furniture aspect. One granite slab ... Read more »

Laminate Bending


May 26, 2020, 6:32 pm

Anyone ever bend slats by only wetting the wood? If so, how well did it wo rk? Opinions, as to wetting only, also welcome. I have numerous ash slats to laminate for making rockers. Prefer not t... Read more »

Metalwork - Rusty Weather Vane - Remove, Then Prevent Rust

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May 25, 2020, 6:58 am

Asking for a friend... The image below is part of a steel weather vane. As you can see, it's rusty and getting worse. My friend wants to remove the rust then clear coat the piece to prevent the ... Read more »

New Bandsaw - question


May 24, 2020, 1:37 am

I've finally gotten my new bandsaw (Laguna 18bx) on its feet and put together (KungFlu furlough gives me time to practice being retired ;-). Everything seems to be right with the world (no sawdust... Read more »

OT - Time For News Hoses - What Do You Like?

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May 23, 2020, 10:04 pm

I need two 75' hoses. What do you like that doesn't kink, stays flexible in cold weather and aren't too heavy? I need something that SWMBO can roll up onto the wall mounted hose reels, both of whi... Read more »

slightly on topic - Craftsman #8605 hedge shears


May 20, 2020, 5:01 am

On topic because they're old enough (30+ years?) to have wood handles and trimming hedges is working with wood, just on a different scale ;-) My better half was out trimming some flowering bush... Read more »

what's a 12 inch jointer worth ;-)

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May 19, 2020, 8:55 pm

... it's not a Craftsman ... https://tinyurl.com/ycrqznrr John T. Read more »

RIP - Fred Willard


May 19, 2020, 4:56 am

September 8, 1933 - May 15, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx5fsOHML1I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjT3CU0j3rU Read more »

Makita model 2030 planer jointer out of true


May 18, 2020, 5:08 am

I have a 2030 makita planer /jointer where the jointer will not cut a strai ght edge. On a board 2' long the middle of the board is cut deeper than th e ends and is not smooth nor matter how slow ... Read more »

Rockwell beaver table saw help


May 17, 2020, 2:42 pm

I came in to a saw that I know nothing about Read more »

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WoodCraft opening in Mobile,AL

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Today is suspose to be the opening of the new WoodCraft store in Mobile, AL. Think I will give them awhile to stock up then motor over the border and check them out. 7765 Airport Blvd @ intersectio... Read more »

Where's JoAnne?

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Is JoAnne Lieber still doing DIY shows? She certainly managed to make putting up 18 OC wall studs more interesting than it should have been. FoggyTown Read more »

gloat or boat anchor ? Porter-cable multisaw 531a

rating: 5

Hi all, My parents picked up a porter-cable multi saw model 531a at an auction for about $20. It seems in excellent condition with a carry box and assortment of blades as well as a can of gear lube. ... Read more »

Any Reason Not To Use A Rockler Cross Cut Sled?

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You'll notice I didn't say buy, I said use. I'll start by saying that I don't need another cross cut sled. I've made 2 of my own, a large one and a small one. They work perfectly fine. The only t... Read more »

Blew Out/Burnt Up My Miter Saw - Suggestions Wanted

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I was using my 15 YO Delta miter saw last night when the end cap of the motor housing blew off and landed about a foot from the saw. http://i.imgur.com/3iiOh0i.jpg The saw seemed to still be work... Read more »

Mitre Saw on Last Legs??

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My Craftsman mitre saw (10 Professional 113.234633C, ~15 years old) seems to be showing its age. The biggest symptom is that the blade brake doesn't work any more. It used to stop the blade very qu... Read more »

Table Saw Blade Question

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At a recent woodworking show in Detroit I watched a Oldham rep demonstrating their top of the line table saw blade. He was cutting some very thin slices, about 1/16, from a variety of wood samples, ... Read more »

NEC Q: Can you have multiple leads into one ckt breaker?

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Turns out I'm one circuit short in my shop subpanel. I need another 240V outlet, but have no free slots, and can't solve my dilemma with half-heights (it's only an 8 slot sub). I also cannot fish ... Read more »

Delta DC-380 Planer Wont Start

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I need some advice here. I turn on the planer and the motor starts spinning. A few seconds later the breaker pops. Its a 20 amp breaker. I figure its either the capacitor or the centrifugal switch. ... Read more »

Removal of Stanley Plane Lateral Lever - How To?

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I'm refurbishing an old Stanley 10 1/2 plane and need to temporarily remove the lateral lever from the frog. There are some irregularities on the frog surface that could be corrected much more conven... Read more »

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