Search Results
Post Author Forum Replies Views Posted [asc]
  0 Thread: ever set your tablesaw at 42" off the ground?
Post: RE: ever set your tablesaw at 42" off the ground?

I put my Unisaw on a custom base because the original was rotted out.  It's set at about 36" high, the same as my off-feed work bench.  For the work I do I need a large landing zone for stuff coming o...
jteneyck Woodworking Power Tools 6 338 09-10-2021, 03:10 PM
  0 Thread: Bypass the safety lights on OH door opener
Post: RE: Bypass the safety lights on OH door opener

I taped the two units together and put them up near the motor drive.  20+ years later all is well.   John
jteneyck Home Improvement 7 338 09-10-2021, 09:55 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone know what these are for?
Post: RE: Anyone know what these are for?

Just a wild guess but might they be for centering the router base plate on the router bit for collet work?  No clue why there are some many parts though.  Seems like one for a 1/4" bit and one for 1/2...
jteneyck Woodworking Power Tools 8 500 09-07-2021, 02:40 PM
  0 Thread: What stain and finish do you suggest?
Post: RE: What stain and finish do you suggest?

I have no clue how you are going to get the wood fresh enough to take stain evenly but, assuming you do, you need to use exterior rated stain and finish.  General Finishes and others make exterior rat...
jteneyck Woodworking 3 275 09-06-2021, 10:11 AM
  0 Thread: Help with M&T's?
Post: RE: Help with M&T's?

(09-04-2021, 04:52 PM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: I trimmed then as suggested and everything fits tightly. Thanks! Glad you got it sorted out.  Looks really good now.   John
jteneyck Woodworking 6 295 09-04-2021, 08:27 PM
  0 Thread: Help with M&T's?
Post: RE: Help with M&T's?

If there is a gap on both braces and you are sure the angles are correct then the mortises in the post and/or horizontal piece need to be lengthened, or the tenons trimmed a little.  The other possibi...
jteneyck Woodworking 6 295 09-04-2021, 09:30 AM
  0 Thread: hollow chisel bit not fitting well
Post: RE: hollow chisel bit not fitting well

Yeah, a 5/8" square hole is beyond the comfort zone with a bench top mortiser in oak.  I think you need to predrill or route out most of the waste first in order for the mortiser to work more easily. ...
jteneyck Woodworking Power Tools 17 751 09-03-2021, 07:59 PM
  0 Thread: hollow chisel bit not fitting well
Post: RE: hollow chisel bit not fitting well

(09-03-2021, 03:01 PM)MT Woodworker Wrote: But not everyone has a $1000 plus laying around for another tool.... I agree.  But you can build my horizontal router mortiser from the free plans I o...
jteneyck Woodworking Power Tools 17 751 09-03-2021, 04:54 PM
  0 Thread: hollow chisel bit not fitting well
Post: RE: hollow chisel bit not fitting well

If you don't absolutely need to make square ended mortises just set that thing in the corner and build/buy one of my horizontal router mortisers or buy a Domino.  You will thank me a hundred times ove...
jteneyck Woodworking Power Tools 17 751 09-03-2021, 11:55 AM
  0 Thread: Pantorouter vs Domino.
Post: RE: Pantorouter vs Domino.

(08-31-2021, 10:11 AM)Cooler Wrote: The Pantorouter seems like a stationary machine.  I would hate to use it for large cabinet work.  Big pieces of lumber would seem difficult to handle on this mach...
jteneyck Woodworking Power Tools 45 8,967 08-31-2021, 04:31 PM
  0 Thread: Setting up a miter cut on a RAS?
Post: RE: Setting up a miter cut on a RAS?

(08-30-2021, 09:31 PM)cputnam Wrote: If you have a shooting board, you can adjust on ~ 0.001 increments. How would you hold the piece to make those end grain cuts?  Help me understand how a shootin...
jteneyck Woodworking Power Tools 10 622 08-31-2021, 09:58 AM
  0 Thread: Setting up a miter cut on a RAS?
Post: RE: Setting up a miter cut on a RAS?

Take a piece of plywood about as wide as your workpiece and about 6" longer.  Draw the needed cut lines on it and the length of the part.  Screw a stop block at that back line.  Set the saw to the req...
jteneyck Woodworking Power Tools 10 622 08-30-2021, 09:14 PM
  0 Thread: Vietnamese furniture making.
Post: RE: Vietnamese furniture making.

Proving once again you don't need a shop full of machines to do great work (but I'm keeping mine).  Bet there's no OSHA or environmental laws to worry about.   Thanks for posting that.   John
jteneyck Woodworking 10 872 08-30-2021, 08:40 PM
  0 Thread: Red oak for horizontal fence boards?
Post: RE: Red oak for horizontal fence boards?

(08-30-2021, 06:58 AM)Bill Bob Wrote: It was poplar for sure, very dense.  Perhaps there are different species of it? If you take a small piece of red oak, let's say 3/4 thick and the same length yo...
jteneyck Home Improvement 11 694 08-30-2021, 12:15 PM
  0 Thread: Recreating Outdoor Table . . .
Post: RE: Recreating Outdoor Table . . .

(08-30-2021, 09:57 AM)FS7 Wrote: Those through tenons look like they will split the top like a maul when they swell. If the grain of the legs runs in the same direction as the top then the top won'...
jteneyck Woodworking 4 294 08-30-2021, 10:44 AM
  0 Thread: Red oak for horizontal fence boards?
Post: RE: Red oak for horizontal fence boards?

(08-29-2021, 06:18 AM)Bill Bob Wrote: Have you considered using Popular?  It is far denser than cedar and red oak.  Have it here on farm fencing installed 8 years ago, no stain, no paint just a natu...
jteneyck Home Improvement 11 694 08-29-2021, 11:30 AM
  0 Thread: Shed base that doesn't become a critter habitat
Post: RE: Shed base that doesn't become a critter habita...

(08-29-2021, 10:56 AM)atgcpaul Wrote: I'm going to build a shed (maybe an Arrow metal shed) and will probably put it on leveled-out cinder blocks.  What do you use at the perimeter to prevent critte...
jteneyck Home Improvement 3 356 08-29-2021, 11:26 AM
  0 Thread: Mower Main Pulley Bolt Removal
Post: RE: Mower Main Pulley Bolt Removal

Hold or block the blade.  The bolt is probably threaded opposite the direction of rotation of the blade, so you would remove it by turning the wrench in the same direction the blade spins.   John
jteneyck Home Improvement 8 439 08-28-2021, 02:25 PM
  0 Thread: Kitchen table repurpose finish question
Post: RE: Kitchen table repurpose finish question

Cured finishes are said to be food safe but cutting on it will put scratches in it and it will chip off.  I think your better option is strip off the finish and then finish the cutting boards with min...
jteneyck Finishing 7 435 08-28-2021, 02:20 PM
  0 Thread: Red oak for horizontal fence boards?
Post: RE: Red oak for horizontal fence boards?

(08-28-2021, 10:34 AM)Wild Turkey Wrote: SWMBO has decided we need a 6' high back yard wood fence. Around here Red Oak is cheapest and Cedar and White Oak are (much) more expensive. Question is if...
jteneyck Home Improvement 11 694 08-28-2021, 11:57 AM

Product Recommendations

Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.