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1,221 views, 0 by Kelly

Grizzly G0490X 8" Jointer with Spiral Head Review

GRIZZLY G0490X 8" JOINTER After a year of looking for a good jointer and losing out on three nice ones, due to procrastination, I finally bit the bullet and bought a new Grizzly 8" Jointer with the helix head. The model number is G0490X. The...

584 views, 0 by Glaros Studios

Glaros Studios

Helical Heads

Anybody have experience rotating the blades on a helical head? I used to work in a shop with General tools and when we rotated the blades they never were as good as the factory setting. Always got small ridges or grooves as though the blades...

1,809 views, 1 by MontyJ

MontyJ

Lessons learned...or what every new woodworker should know...

I have been accused of having a bit of a sense of humor in the past. If I can’t laugh at myself, well, I might as well die. I compiled a short list of things every new woodworker should know. Some of them are things I have learned from experience...

893 views, 0 by MontyJ

MontyJ

Resawing with TS

I’m starting my very first woodworking project over the weekend. I’ll be building a cantilevered 3-tier sewing box for the wife. There will also be a drawer in the bottom portion. I have 4/4 KD rough cut ash in the shop now for the boxes. The...

1,096 views, 0 by Brian

Brian

gluing end grain

I’m working on an octagonal table lamp. The base is oak. I crosscut 8 pieces at 22.5 degrees to form an octagon. I didn’t plan this out, as I usually don’t, and I ended up with 8 end grains to glue up. I’m afraid it won’t hold together well. I...

1,544 views, 0 by Brian

Brian

Need help with draw pegs

I have a job building a screen for a roof terrace deck. The screen covers a mechanical bulkhead with AC condensers on the roof of the bulkhead. So far I have all my layout done and the upper section is done. The wood is cedar. The lower...

827 views, 0 by David L. Whitehurst

David L. Whitehurst

Drawers Etc.

I’m making a toolbox for my woodworking tools. It’s 32" wide, 12" deep and 24" tall. I have made 4 framed floating panels (12″×32″) – 2 for the back, one for the bottom front and one for the top front (swings out or up, not sure yet). The top...

1,145 views, 0 by HorizontalMike

HorizontalMike

Box-Joint Jig

Finally getting back to the shop after a way too long hiatus. Won’t explain, but had issues. Anyway, I am attempting to make my first ever box-joint jig with: sliding miter gauge 3/4" MDF 1/4″ × 1/4" DIY hardwood stock A 1/4"-3/8"...

991 views, 0 by HorizontalMike

HorizontalMike

Compatible Woods in Small Boxes

Picked up a couple of 1/4" sheets of Ganadillo (janka=2450) at WC this past week. Planning on making a finger joint box L16" x W5-3/4" x H2-3/4" with hinged lid and insert bottom. I am currently planning on having a dado’d bottom insert...

1,033 views, 0 by Joe Laviolette

Joe Laviolette

For anyone doubting how strong Hot Hide glue is

I am working on a contemporary credenza/console design. I decided to use ash. After milling the rough sawn boards I discovered one was cut pretty close to the crotch. Past experience should have taught me that no matter what I do it won’t stay...

1,719 views, 0 by Brian

Brian

hidden hinge

I am making a minimalist jewelry box for my daughter. All the the joints are mitred as shown in the picture. I would like the hinge to be on the inside but a normal hinge wouldn’t work because the lid is recessed into the box. I would need...

568 views, 0 by Brian

Brian

Making a small box to take abuse

I made a box to hold my cigarettes that I buy loose at the local reservation. It’s been almost 2 years that I’ve carried that box with me everywhere I go: work, fishing, rain, shine, snow and sleet. It’s taken a LOT of abuse and it shows. It’s...

1,055 views, 0 by Kelly

Small Parts Clamp

I’ve been using miniature Jorgensen clamp to hold small parts to cut them on the band saw or sand them on the big drum. I decided to experiment and these seem to work pretty good. These can be made in any size you desire. Too, there are various...

851 views, 0 by Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking)

Wheaties  -  Bruce A Wheatcroft   ( BAW Woodworking)

Hot Tub Room Advice

Debbie e-mailed me and wanted to know if I would do on article on how to build a hot tub room. I told her I would be more than happy to share my experience in building our hot tub room. The first thing on the list, whether you are putting it in a...

2,182 views, 0 by Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Ever have a Questions about Titebond Glue

If you ever had questions about the titebond glues here are your answers. This come directly from http://www.titebond.com/frequently_asked_questions.aspx What is the best way to disassemble a glue joint? The key to the disassembly of glue...

844 views, 0 by MontyJ

MontyJ

When life gets in the way...

…do you ever forget where you were in a project? A couple of months ago, one of my older daughters bought a house that was built in the 1920’s. It’s a concrete block 2-story monster of a duplex with a full and finished attic and a full but...

1,512 views, 0 by Kelly

The Ultimate Dado Jig

This is my version of a router dado jig. While it shares much in common with others dado jigs, I believe my modifications to the general design make it easier and quicker to use than most others. In part, this is because the jig does not require...

1,017 views, 0 by Kelly

TABLE SAW LONG PIECE CUTTING JIG

I have a Unisaw with a 52" fence. Needless to say, cutting a forty-five on 3/4" stock longer than its capabilities is a challenge. I could run against a sacrificial fence, but that requires me to rely on the cut portion, in back of the blade,...

817 views, 0 by Kelly

Gloating, Again

I live well away from civilization, so garage sales are rare. Usually, what we do have aren’t worth hitting, though you do come across the occasional gem. Last week, a family was clearing out their pop’s garage, in anticipation of moving him...

855 views, 0 by Kelly

L-square Stop - Depth Gauge - Table Saw Setup Tool

This tool serves several functions. It can be used as: - an edge stop for L-squares; - a wide gap depth gauge; and, - as a set up tool for table saws. This tool allows the user to, easily, lay out lines at ninety degrees...