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1,254 views, 0 by Brian


Does anyone use pallets?

My wife has been bugging me to do some pallet projects that she saw on ipnterest or somewhere. Today I picked up 10 free pallets of a craigslist ad. I think I bit off a little more than I can chew with these things. They’re difficult to...

582 views, 0 by Bob


Hi. I’m Bob amd I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I’m 75 years old and have been retired from the teaching profession for 15 years. I love to work with wood. I’ve built a summer cottage and she’d, some furniture, outdoor planters, and I’ve...

464 views, 0 by Dave


Retired on 12/21/12 from the chaotic computer industry. However, I was raised in a farming community in the Midwest and have built two horse ranches from green fields, one in North Central Florida and one in Lake County, California. I have not...

689 views, 0 by TimMoses

Hi Everybody

Hello! I’m Tim. I’m a former Paramedic, former Navy Corpsman, and I spent almost a year working in a refurbishing shop, where I did a little cleaning, soldering, shaping, and finishing, mostly stainless steel. (To be fair, I wasn’t all that...

936 views, 0 by christiebiscuit


Planer questions from the new guy

Hi everyone from Fergus Ontario, I’ve been a machinist for 25+ years now and last year inherited a bunch of wood working tools. A small table model Delta band saw, a craftsman 10 inch table saw and a Ryobi 10 inch planer. These are all probably...

909 views, 0 by Brian


Planer blades welded onto spindle

I haven’t been doing really any woodworking all summer, but now that the weather is changing it’s time to come back inside and get back to work. Last spring I made a couple of things using African super hardwood ekki reclaimed from a pier in the...

1,193 views, 0 by MsDebbieP


History: Planer

There are planers and then there are PLANERS!!! source:

661 views, 0 by Timothy



I’ve been using a 16" jet 4 post planer for about 8 years and have needed a bigger one for about 5 I’ll probably get something similar except a 20" I’ve got the jet sold and now I’ve got 1 week to get a replacement. Who makes the best one?

956 views, 0 by wiser1934

planing w.o a planer

seems i need to do some planing. however i can’t justify $400 for a new planer. any low cost ideas??? thanks

1,389 views, 0 by RevRuss


Anyone dealt with the Geetech 13" planer/moulder

I’d been tossing around the idea of buying a grizzly or jet planer/moulder when I came across the geetech which is a company that makes tools for both brands from what I understand. I need to redo all the molding in my house which currently had...

864 views, 0 by Malcolm & Mark

Malcolm & Mark

Record PT260 Planer Thicknesser

Having looked at various machines, I am very interested in a Record PT260. I was wondering if any members within reasonable distance of Birmingham (UK) have one of these machines and would be willing to have a chat and possibly show me how they...

1,490 views, 1 by Jack


Admitting our dangerous (and dumb) mistakes might help others.

When I decided to start this wonderful hobby, I bought on my first trip shopping the following: a table saw, planer, a scroll saw and a drill press. Having no idea how they worked, I unpacked, set them up and plugged them in. I was of course...

1,799 views, 1 by 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...

1,762 views, 0 by Jack


Danger of sawdust combustion?

While running the planer today the machine was loaded with static electricity because of the dry air. My dust collector has bag capacity of 5.4 cubic feet and of course it was on and swirling. I normally don’t empty the bag until it is about...

1,409 views, 0 by Jack


This what dreams are made of!!

I have a woodworking and golf friend who just bought an old 4 story apartment building in the city as an investment. He called me and said to come running, he had something to show me. In the dry dusty basement, we found a room full of very...

985 views, 1 by a1jim


Don't do what I did

Hi Gang I was watching some home fix it on TV and noticed a number of things that they homeowners were doing completely wrong on there home remodel. It’s funny how things go,years gone by I use to watch TV shows to learn home repair and...

902 views, 0 by TonyCan



Has anyone tried their hand at a giant jenga? I was recently asked if i could make one i said sure, why not. Well it was a B!! I was not happy, i told the lady to take it try it and if she was not happy to return it, i was not happy with it. I...

835 views, 0 by Jack


Went from a 5 micron bag to a 1 micron cannister.

I have a 2 hp Ricon dust collector that came with a 5 micron bag. The bags are impossible to clean and a lot of dust came right through it. I got a 1 micron cannister today, ran a few pieces through the planer with the collector...

582 views, 0 by TonyCan


New tool!!

I’m excited today, I bought a planer! I have never owned one, but i love having tools, not sure when i will use it, but i know i will. Any how its a Ridgid R4330. Cant wait to need it!

869 views, 0 by TonyCan


Spent $91 today!!

Best $91 spent ever! So i went for a router and some misc small clamps, but walked away with all this!! Had to share, i was stoked!! First the router, its a like new porter cable, 1.75HP, with fixed and plunge base, all the tools, 1/4 &...