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09-23-2018 07:42 PM

Template Routing - 6 replies

Hi everyone and hope you are having pleasant Sunday. So a little about the project and then the question … I am making a sharpening station and I want to recess out the top to receive my sharpening stones so they don’t move around . I need to recess 5 (3” x 8”) sections that are 3/4” away from each other. Tools being used:A Bosch ...

09-15-2018 05:38 AM

Another restoration - 16 replies

I have been on a restoration tear as this is the second plane that I am trying to restore after successfully restoring a #4 Bailey This next one is a number #5 but as of yet I can’t determine the brand but my problem is: I am soaking the plane in a vinegar bath and while I was checking it’s progress I scrubbed away some rust and fo...

09-11-2018 05:39 PM

Plane Restoration - 29 replies

I have an old #4 Bailey plane that I am trying to restore and I use a technique of breaking down the plane part and steeping them in white vinegar .. so I did that and removed most of the rust but I am now trying to flatten the sole of the plane and I can’t seem to flatten the sole But my biggest problem is sharpening the plane … I have...

08-01-2018 05:59 PM

Hand planes - 19 replies

Hi All I am wondering if I was to start buying hand planes what would be a good one to get I can only get 1 right now and I’m wondering what is the most versatile I plan on using it for 1. Shooting wood2. Planing surface to remove tool marks I have been looking at a #4

07-31-2018 02:31 PM

Day Trip to Epic Woodworking - 1 reply

On Saturday I visited a well know woodworker Tom McLaughlin at Epic Woodworking I wrote a blog entry for those of you that would like to read it

07-09-2018 04:49 PM

Sticking Cork- tiles - 8 replies

Hey everyone I have been working on a office room divider and on one of the sides I want to add a cork-board surface (12”x12” tiles) but I am not sure how to stick them permanently should I use A. Contact spray adhesive B. Regular wood glue like Titebond IIC. Other method Project picture I will be adding the cork-tiles to this pa...

07-04-2018 06:37 AM

Miter Saw Station : Revamp - 1 reply

Hi Everyone I am seriously thinking about changing some of the aspects of my miter saw station because since I have been using it for a few years there are certainly features of it that I don’t like: Right now the setup is basically 2 (36” wide canibets ) that I want to install drawers into… I have more power tools that can be stored...

06-23-2018 01:21 AM

Stuck Router Colet Nut - 17 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 GoDaddy.com and although it’s still a work in Progress I actually just The Site Please come visit at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com 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...

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