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  0 Thread: Need to make a basic router table for a PC 690
Post: RE: Need to make a basic router table for a PC 690

Tapper Wrote: (11-15-2022, 10:39 AM) -- FWIW, and IMO you will never regret purchasing a router lift. I've had one for many years and am thankful I spent the money every time I use it. Doug -- A...
Ridgeway Woodworking Power Tools 11 563 11-15-2022, 11:08 AM
  0 Thread: Substitute for Cypfress for Garden Bench
Post: RE: Substitute for Cypfress for Garden Bench

Admiral Wrote: (05-29-2022, 06:17 PM) -- Well, shipping would be involved, but $4.60 bd ft aint bad, less then Western Red Cedar; https://walllumber.com/products/fine-softwoods/ and less than white o...
Ridgeway Woodworking 23 1,726 06-02-2022, 03:13 PM
  0 Thread: Veritas Tapered Tenon Cutters
Post: RE: Veritas Tapered Tenon Cutters

The Tenon Cutters are both SOLD
Ridgeway Tool Swap N' Sell 2 672 01-18-2022, 02:48 PM
  0 Thread: Veritas Tapered Tenon Cutters
Post: Veritas Tapered Tenon Cutters

New in box -- 5/8" is still sealed, 1/2" is open but unused.  These are duplicates of ones I already have (which work great, BTW).  They go for $54.50 each on the Lee Valley site. (https://www.leevall...
Ridgeway Tool Swap N' Sell 2 672 01-15-2022, 04:59 PM
  0 Thread: How would you attack this base to the top?
Post: RE: How would you attack this base to the top?

I'd be tempted just to put a single substantial dowel right in the center and then something simple (like a couple of small dowels) along one of the legs to keep the top from rotating, but still allow...
Ridgeway Woodworking 23 2,544 12-23-2021, 12:48 PM
  0 Thread: Gluing wood to brass
Post: RE: Gluing wood to brass

Woodshop Wrote: (12-01-2021, 09:28 AM) -- CA glue will work great, just keep your fingers out of it have some acetone at the ready. :laugh: -- Thanks -- I'll give that a shot
Ridgeway Woodworking 5 726 12-01-2021, 12:54 PM
  0 Thread: Gluing wood to brass
Post: Gluing wood to brass

I am making an O-gauge brass railcar from a 1970s kit I got for cheap on ebay, and it is way beyond my meager modelling skills.  The kit consists of wide strips of etched brass that need to be cut out...
Ridgeway Woodworking 5 726 12-01-2021, 09:04 AM
  0 Thread: refinish table & chair
Post: RE: refinish table & chair

Halfathumb Wrote: (09-20-2021, 10:57 AM) -- A couple of questions about refinishing this chair. 1) Has anyone ever seen a thin dowel used to support arm rests? I think they're copper or brass. Har...
Ridgeway Woodworking 10 1,197 09-22-2021, 02:48 PM
  0 Thread: Doll house time again---finally an update
Post: RE: Doll house time again

Dumb_Polack Wrote: (08-26-2021, 06:50 AM) --  I made some pieces of furniture (picnic table, dining table and chairs, a wardrobe) for our girls when they were into American Girl dolls. Funny but I...
Ridgeway Woodworking 10 1,632 08-26-2021, 01:05 PM
  0 Thread: Teak question
Post: RE: Teak question

handi Wrote: (06-21-2021, 07:23 PM) -- Oil finish. They can use teak oil, but tell them to be sure it is an oil finish and not a film finish. Walnut oil or even mineral oil will work fine. Oil...
Ridgeway Woodworking 7 1,479 06-22-2021, 02:55 PM
  0 Thread: Solvents
Post: RE: Solvents

MichaelMouse Wrote: (06-17-2021, 11:05 AM) -- "Dilution is the cure for pollution."  I think that's why all the solvents say use with adequate ventilation.  Methanol is possibly toxic with just skin ...
Ridgeway Finishing 6 1,790 06-18-2021, 11:09 AM
  0 Thread: Cutting wooden disks
Post: RE: Cutting wooden disks

Zack Butler Wrote: (04-02-2021, 07:03 AM) -- I need to cut a bunch of disks.  The catch is I don't want a center hole that I have to patch. I need to batch these out faster than trying to cut them...
Ridgeway Woodworking 19 2,768 04-02-2021, 03:06 PM
  0 Thread: Is it ever a good idea to drill from both sides of a piece?
Post: RE: Is it ever a good idea to drill from both side...

FS7 Wrote: (01-25-2021, 09:01 AM) -- I've been doing a lot of turning lately and just finished a salt shaker yesterday. I used the PSI kit, which is just a cap, a chrome tube, and a plug. The design ...
Ridgeway Woodworking 3 911 01-25-2021, 01:53 PM
  0 Thread: Black stripes on wood top
Post: RE: Black stripes on wood top

MsNomer Wrote: (01-14-2021, 02:24 PM) -- Oh, my!  That is some sweet eye candy. -- I am not so sure about that.  Why would you put that sort of inlay in the middle of that beautiful ribboning?  It ...
Ridgeway Woodworking 10 1,846 01-21-2021, 04:18 PM
  0 Thread: To make drawers are corner clamps necessary?
Post: RE: To make drawers are corner clamps necessary?

stoppy Wrote: (01-18-2021, 09:41 AM) -- I'm going to be making at least a couple dozen drawers for shop storage. Will be using pocket holes and glue.  Are corner clamps necessary and/or do they make ...
Ridgeway Woodworking 12 2,201 01-18-2021, 09:48 AM
  0 Thread: Drill Press Table
Post: RE: Drill Press Table

Bill_de Wrote: (12-12-2020, 10:24 AM) -- This will probably sound like a silly question, but I'll ask anyway. What is the need for a drill press table? The cast iron table on my Delta drill press ...
Ridgeway Woodworking Power Tools 29 5,115 01-13-2021, 09:51 AM
  0 Thread: Boxes of Red Cedar
Post: RE: Boxes of Red Cedar

I use red cedar for a lot of outdoor applications.  I made several largish (2'x4') planter boxes and a cold frame about 10 years ago, and they are still going strong.
Ridgeway Woodworking Hand Tools 23 3,540 12-18-2020, 10:33 AM
  0 Thread: How well does Poplar hold up outside?
Post: RE: How well does Poplar hold up outside?

Wild Turkey Wrote: (12-14-2020, 08:17 AM) -- I bought a pickup load of "Mixed lumber" out of a barn.  Too much dirt, etc to tell for sure what it was, but the price was right :laugh: Turns out th...
Ridgeway Woodworking 7 1,894 12-14-2020, 12:06 PM
  0 Thread: What's the story on Metabo?
Post: RE: What's the story on Metabo?

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (07-07-2020, 08:29 PM) -- This is simply not true and is misinformed.    Hitachi pneumatic nailers are some of the best in the industry.  Their mitersaws enjoy a good reputat...
Ridgeway Woodworking Power Tools 18 7,543 07-08-2020, 12:57 PM
  0 Thread: Amazon Fire Stick Help
Post: RE: Amazon Fire Stick Help

Halfathumb Wrote: (05-21-2020, 06:04 PM) -- Does anyone know where I can help with Amazon Fire Stick? I was having problems with my old one so I bought the 4k. I can't get the remote to communicate w...
Ridgeway Home Improvement 14 4,907 05-25-2020, 11:05 AM

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