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Lee Valley website

October 18, 2019, 3:24 am

Man I don't like the new website design at all. Too used to the old one I guess... Get off my lawn. Read more »

The Next Day, SWMBO Swept Up His Fingertips

October 17, 2019, 9:24 pm

I ran into a former co-worker today. As I reached out to shake his hand, he offered me his left hand to shake and held up his right. That's when I saw the bandages on 4 of the fingers on his righ... Read more »

Router fall

October 11, 2019, 7:58 pm

I have a PC 690 attached to a Rockler lift on my shop-made router table. T oday, routing 1/8 deep grove using 1/4 uncut bit in hard maple. First of 3 cuts to get to my desired 3/8 depth. Router... Read more »

Slider sticking

October 7, 2019, 3:50 am

When I slide the saw motor by pulling back or sliding in on its top rail, it has a couple of rough spots. Just bought it and was wondering since it is 40 years old if it just needs a lot of lubricati... Read more »

Makita Track Saw: Tail or no tail?

October 5, 2019, 3:57 am

My first inclination is, except for a drill driver, to use corded tools bec ause I like having good power all the time. But maybe for this tool I shoul d re-think that. I'm going to use it for now ... Read more »

Fast, Inexpensive, Strong Drawers

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October 4, 2019, 8:24 pm

This might be metalworking or wood working. I'm seriously thinking about removing the work benches from along the back wall in my shop and replacing them with a single continuous monolithic stee... Read more »

source for used lathe

October 2, 2019, 1:30 pm

I've been looking for a (reasonably priced) used lathe for several years no w. When one shows up on Craigslist it's usually overpriced for its current state (no motor, bad bearings...). I don't ha... Read more »

auction sale Oct. 5

October 2, 2019, 12:43 am

This would be a fun auction sale - wish it was a little closer .. I love the look of the old work bench. http://www.jackmorrisauctions.com/oct5pics.html John T. Read more »

Source Needed: Vinyl Covers For Wooden Window Sills

September 30, 2019, 5:04 pm

I'm looking for vinyl covers for wooden window trim, especially the sills. I found a product on youtube and contacted the guy, but he said that he is retiring and doesn't have enough stock for my p... Read more »

Finishers' Q?

September 27, 2019, 1:25 pm

Time for base and casing to go back...Dad had taken down from dining room and had early 1980s wainscot paneling and the matching baseboard that will be going back to the original 10 baseboard and... Read more »

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Getting the right color for mahogany

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Hi Gang, I've been working on some mahogany cabinetry and experimenting with finishing the scraps. I decided that I want to use shellac so most of my work has been in learning to fill and pad the ... Read more »

Router Dovetail Jig Cutting the Comb

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How does one accurately cut a comb like the ones in the dovetail jigs? I could imagine building a comb of displaced similarly withed boards and cutting the inside of the comb. However the outside (en... Read more »

Powermatic 66 problems

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Our new 66 has a few major problems that make me wonder whether or not to dump it and buy a Unisaw. -excessive play between arbor casting and table trunnions. This is most evident when the blade is ... Read more »

Stair Spindle Thickness

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Hi Gents. I want to replace my stair spindles and handrail some time soon. The existing spindles are moulded pine...nothing out of the ordinary. The spindles are 32m thick square at their widest and... Read more »

How To Chamfer Cabinet Door Frame?

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How do you build doors like this one? Frame and panel, M&T joinery, inside edge is chamfered. https://tinyurl.com/ChamferDoor Full link: https://www.homecrestcabinetry.com/-/media/homecrest/produ... Read more »

Powermatic 60B 8" Jointer

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Is anyone familiar with this apparently new Powermatic model 60B jointer? Amazon appears to have a good price on it at $1,016.49; right between the Grizzly G0500 and the Delta DJ-20. My question is ... Read more »

Source for "Mountain Mahogany"...?

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Howdy, I have been trying without success to locate a source for a wood sold as Mountain Mahogany. The botanical name is cercocarpus ledifolius. Might you have suggestions? Many thanks, -- Kenneth I... Read more »

Delta JT160 Benchtop Jointer

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Okay, I know that at 30 it can't do a really good job, but I just don't have room in my shop for real equipment. That said, is it well made for what it is? About 2/3rds of the reviews on Amazon love ... Read more »

Skil router, Bosch table base?

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I want it all, but I don't want to pay for it ... so I ask the following question: Does anybody know if the Bosch RA 1165 under-the-table router base will work with the Skil 1825 router? I know the... Read more »

Miter saw dust collection?

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Ok -- While we're on the subject. How do I actually collect dust from my SCMS? Why bother with a bag -- there's more dust around my saw than there is in the bag. I've looked and there doesn't see... Read more »

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