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06-23-2018 01:21 AM

Stuck Router Colet Nut - 12 replies

I have a Craftsman router that has a fixed and plunge base, I have the fixed base in my Kreg router table Today I tried to use my wrench to loosen the nut to release my router bit but it is badly stuck. I can’t even budge the nut around the colet . The router has a button that you press to engage the lock while using your wrench. I have t...

05-24-2018 05:36 AM

Attaching a mitered edge to a flat base - 20 replies

He everyone, So I am designing my latest project on Sketchup and I have hit a snag. I think to best describe the problem I need to show you. I need to figure out a way to attach Part A TO B. I thought about using a biscuit joint but not sure I can geta biscuit slot positioned correctly in the Base to Attach Part A. If anyone has a s...

05-20-2018 01:11 AM

Bowed Table top - 13 replies

Last year I made a kitchen island and I used 2×4 SPF lumber to make up the top, the customer informed me that the back side of the tabletop has raised up alot and is not flush, when I gave them the kitchen island I informed them that I used butcher block conditioner on the top and to not add a stain as the stain is not food safe but they di...

04-14-2018 04:17 AM

Inserting Lumberjock's Widgit - 4 replies

Hi All, I am just wondering if anybody has a website where they inserted the widgit for there shop. I am using Squarespace and when I try to insert the iframe code I got alot of errors. ThanksEd

04-03-2018 06:25 PM

Carriage Bolts for workbench leg levelers - 6 replies

Hi Everyone I am just wondering if anyone has used the t-nut with carriage bolts to adjust a workbench so as that it is level.. I have 4 levelers from another bench that I tore down but I need 4 more and I saw this being done on YouTube I’m just afraid that the head of the carriage bolt would skip and slide on my concrete workshop floor...

03-07-2018 12:17 AM

Freud Dado Stack Spacer - 12 replies

Hi Everyone, I own the Freud 8” dado stack SD208 and I lost one of the 1/8” spacers .. I looked online and on the owners manual and sell everthing except the spacers Does anyone know where to get them I need one that fits a 5/8” arbor Thanks

02-16-2018 01:09 PM

Installing shelf on end table - 4 replies

Hi Guys, I have a little roadblock we’ll in my head anyway. I am making a mission style end table and I’m at the point of installing the bottom shelf. I’m not sure what method to secure I used to just put a few pocket holes but I don’t want to do that since I used mostly traditional m&t joints and don’t want to screw through the top ...

02-01-2018 06:23 AM

Chamfering End Grain - 11 replies

Hi Guys I am working on an solid oak end table with through mortise and tenon joinery and I want to add a decorative profile in the through tenon. I don’t have a hand plane at least in working condition, I do have chisels, tablesaw , router table Does anyone have a method to chamfering the end grain on the through tenon that will negate...

01-21-2018 09:20 PM

Sketchup Question - 3 replies

This question goes out to all those Sketchup gurus.. I’m am in the middle of designing a plan in SKETCHUP MAKE ( not pro) and I want to insert a close up image like the one below. I don’t know what it’s called but I’m hoping someone out there can help.

12-20-2017 12:14 AM

Sketchup Question - 4 replies

So I am in the design phase of building a Arts&Crafts end table with through mortise & tennis joinery I am using Sketchup Make 2016 .. I am really trying to produce very thorough models and my question is 1. For example I need to show all joinery on all 5 faces of the the leg.. do I just create a scene for each face and tie that in...

12-01-2017 06:54 PM

Sketchup Make 2017 (Windows 10) very slow - 7 replies

Hi Everyone , For all those people that use Sketchup Make 2017 ( free version) I used it fine last week and then yesterday I’m trying to start a new project and it’s EXTREMELY SLOW I am sure there are other issues with the software but it’s taking forever to select an object .. I used to be apple to drag the mouse over the object to select it...

11-21-2017 07:15 AM

New Website - 8 replies

I know that this project is not really woodworking but I built a new website using and although it’s still a work in Progress I actually just The Site Please come visit at This was a very long and tedious build lol and I’m very much learning s new skill .. I’m trying to iron out the kinks but I put a...

10-20-2017 02:29 PM

Table Saw Accesories Cart - 9 replies

Hi Everyone, I want to check in and see if any of you guys have storage solutions under the table saw.. I have a Ridgid TS and want to put some kind of cart under the waisted space under the right wing. I have searched the internet and this site but they all seem to mount there Saw into a work unit and have drawers everywhere I’m not inter...

10-10-2017 02:22 AM

Router Circle Cutting Jig - 11 replies

Hi Guys, I need to pick your brains I want to be able to cut circles using my router and I’m in the process of design a jig and I’m wondering what router should I use 1.Palm ( nice size router)2.Plunge ( control depth of cut making several passes easier ) One other question I want a jig that can accommodate multiple radiuses...

10-05-2017 05:07 PM

Bulkhead Ramp - 3 replies

Hi Guys… I’m hoping someone has a solution to this all too common problem I have a large project that I just finished and it’s a kitchen Island and I need to move it out of my basement and to do that I need to negotiate the stairs out of my bulkhead This is the project And here is the stairs I was suppose...

09-19-2017 02:35 AM

Solid Wood Glue Up - 14 replies

So I’m making a kitchen Island on wheels and it’s frame and panel construction, but I want to make a solid wood panel for the top I’ll be using 2×4 as cost is an issue for the client .. but I have never made a solid wood glue up before and not sure how to go about it. I’m going to use my biscuit jointer and glu...

08-08-2017 09:50 PM

Kitchen Island Design - 1 reply

Hi guys, I’m drawing a blank when it come to designing a kitchen island with the following features WheelsWine rack ( not on the ends but within the main space inside the legs )Open concept in that I kind of don’t want panels on the sidesDimension 2’x4’W I’ve scoured the internet but haven’t found wha...

08-02-2017 01:49 AM

Dissolving Wood Glue - 11 replies

I’m in the middle of a project where i am building a wooden Garden bench see picture below… I made a mess of using my router template in carving out the letters, so I need to remove the 2×6 piece and do it again I used pocket hole screws and Titebond II wood-glue to secure it, I can remove the pocket screws but I am wondering if...

06-27-2017 04:13 PM

Single person chair and attached table - 1 reply

Several months ago I made a 2 seater outside bench with a console table in the middle Well now I would just like to make a single chair version of it so I can have a chair to sit on Any ideas or plans available would’ve be much appreciated Thanks as always Ed

06-09-2017 04:47 PM

Cart for Benchtop Tools - 11 replies

Hi Guys, I am in the designing phase of building a workshop cart on wheels that I can store my benchtop drill press, band sad and if possible store my spindle sander and air compressor .. Any ideas!! I think I have just enough room for 36-40” width

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