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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...

1,548 views, 0 by a1jim

a1jim

Is Scott Phillips (American Woodworker) preventing new wood workers from learning proper Joinery ?

Having a rather lazy 4th of July I decided to watch some TV. As I flicked through some channels I saw Scott Phillips making a project,so I thought I’d see what he was up to and wanted to see if he changed his approach to joinery from the last...

1,871 views, 0 by David A Sylvester

David A Sylvester

Pocket Screw joinery

I heard about the pocket screw joinery several years ago and had doubts about it, than a friend convinced me to try his “Craig pocket hole jig” on my next job, I did and now I’m hooked. It makes a super tight joint with or with out glue, cuts...

1,146 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"...

1,859 views, 0 by TonyCan

TonyCan

New Jointer

Well i found a good deal on a jointer so i bought it. I know the general concept of what it does, but i want to make sure i am using it right, i need some direction. Are there any good blogs, sites, or anything other reading/video that i can...

651 views, 0 by Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Woodworking Drawbore Joinery

Woodworking Drawbore Joiner (as noted workbench magazine copy right) Workbench Magazine featured two projects that were joined using an “old fashioned” technique: drawbore joinery. They used it to join the parts of a screen door, and to join...

513 views, 0 by nginear

Fantastic joint

This is NOT something I have done, but I thought it looked pretty cool. May have to try it when my skills reach that level. JOINT

786 views, 0 by Malcolm & Mark

Malcolm & Mark

New Joint Maker

Just seen this video, which is really great. This guy is so clever.

713 views, 0 by Timothy

Timothy

Jointer

Does anybody have experience with the ironwood brand jointer?…I’m considering buying one

568 views, 0 by Blackie

Blackie

Here's a Key to making precise Box Joint Cuts.

I believe that all jigs share the same principle in that they work or use a key and spacing system and in order to have a smooth joint the spacing has to be precise any minute fluctuation in the spacing can leave for a bad joint, 1. A gap between...

567 views, 0 by VKD

VKD

Rigid jointer

I am going to change the blades on my Ridged JP06101 jointer. The orange one. I’ve watched videos on YouTube but thought it best to ask if anyone here has changed the blades on this specific model. Any hints or tips are appreciated.

1,368 views, 0 by Jeff B

Jeff B

twin bed project

Hello, I had mentioned a while back that I’m working on a solid cherry pedastal bed. Lots of folks seemed interested in the project, so I thought I’d post a few progress pics. :-) That’s the headboard parts dry fit together. All the mortise...

1,810 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...

992 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...

780 views, 0 by MJCD

Resident Skills

I’ve commented, previously, that a Forum is defined by the skills and mentoring-willingness of its active members. And, there is the other side of that coin, that other members need to be asking the provocative questions to draw-out and provide a...

2,250 views, 0 by MontyJ

MontyJ

Mortise and tenon

Is it possible to make mortise and tenon joints without a mortise machine or drill press? I know I can cut the tenons on the table saw, but what about the mortises? Router table with a straight bit and chisel out the corners? Any tips for this?

997 views, 0 by Mike40

Mike40

HOW DO YOU CARRY OUT YOUR PROJECTS?

I know we all work differently and often our work flow is based on different priorities. I thought it might be interesting to compare notes just for fun. While there must be certain logical ways to operate as a professional for the sake of...

921 views, 0 by Glaros Studios

Glaros Studios

guitars

Hey everyone, Anyone have any experience making guitars? I have a client interested in a carved bass guitar. I was thinking to buy a high end neck/fret board and make the body (mostly to be cost effective but also because I don’t really want to...

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...

991 views, 0 by Brian

Brian

What kind of hand saw for this job?

I’m planning a cantilevered pergola for my backyard modeled after the one in the photo. I designed it and bought the materials yesterday. I have a good handle on how to get it assembled (figuring out how to get the rafters up by myself was the...