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  0 Thread: How to find hot side of switch
Post: RE: How to find hot side of switch

"Get a non cantact tester" I think everyone who even changes a switch or outlet should have one of these. They are cheap. It's also a good, quick way to make sure a breaker is off before you do any...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 10 526 06-28-2022, 10:24 AM
  0 Thread: DW735 Planer
Post: RE: DW735 Planer

"Been 7 or 8 years since i put the Byrd head on and have only changed 2 cutters" Have you rotated cutters or actually changed them? I have yet to rotate any, I would have definitely flipped the str...
lincmercguy Woodworking Power Tools 18 1,050 06-09-2022, 05:14 PM
  0 Thread: DW735 Planer
Post: RE: DW735 Planer

I've had mine for 15 years and have been very happy with it. I recently upgraded to a spiral cutter head and would highly recommend it before you buy your first set of replacement knives. I highly...
lincmercguy Woodworking Power Tools 18 1,050 06-09-2022, 01:30 PM
  0 Thread: Disappointed in Rockler
Post: RE: Disappointed in Rockler

"However this was done with a Shaper Origin" So you were working on the face of the plywood, not the edge/end, right? I would think that would work pretty well.
lincmercguy Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,058 06-07-2022, 07:12 PM
  0 Thread: Advice on outfeed/work table
Post: RE: Advice on outfeed/work table

"How did you adapt the clamps?" I found a piece of steel that fit the track fairly well and welded a piece of it onto the end of the clamps bar. The first time I tried it, I used a couple of che...
lincmercguy Woodworking 16 656 06-07-2022, 09:00 AM
  0 Thread: Disappointed in Rockler
Post: RE: Disappointed in Rockler

I'm not sure about this particular jig, but I tried dovetails in a jig with plywood exactly one time. I ended up with an excessive amount of entropy and decided to try a different type of joint. I'm s...
lincmercguy Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,058 06-06-2022, 08:22 PM
  0 Thread: Advice on outfeed/work table
Post: RE: Advice on outfeed/work table

This will give you an idea of my setup. The bench front and center is for the kids and the top is made from an old door they took out at work. Don't get too jealous of those and the tools, all of t...
lincmercguy Woodworking 16 656 06-01-2022, 11:01 PM
  0 Thread: Advice on outfeed/work table
Post: RE: Advice on outfeed/work table

Yeah, two layers of 3/4. I forget the length of screws, but not that long. The important part is that anything clamped is not trying to pull the trying to pull the track up, it's clamped against the t...
lincmercguy Woodworking 16 656 06-01-2022, 10:58 PM
  0 Thread: Advice on outfeed/work table
Post: RE: Advice on outfeed/work table

I didn't do this for the outfield table, but I have a workbench with T-tracks that is two layers of plywood and a layer of hardboard. It works pretty well, but the structure is supported by the bench ...
lincmercguy Woodworking 16 656 06-01-2022, 09:16 PM
  0 Thread: Hope Chest Completed
Post: RE: Hope Chest Completed

BTW, Fred game me some good photography advice to correct for the terrible color temperature of the shop lighting. It helped the pictures turn out much better.
lincmercguy Woodworking 28 1,772 06-01-2022, 09:13 PM
  0 Thread: Looking to talk to someone who buys a lot of plug in woodworking power tools
Post: RE: Looking to talk to someone who buys a lot of p...

"It is faster to change routers than bits and have to reset them up, only to find out you missed one." I have a couple PC 690 routers that I found used for my dovetail jig. I use one for pins and o...
lincmercguy Woodworking Power Tools 9 817 05-31-2022, 11:29 PM
  0 Thread: Hope Chest Completed
Post: RE: Hope Chest Completed

"Well worth bringing this beautiful piece back to the front of the line for all to enjoy again. That is just crazy nice, the wood, the design, the workmanship, and the subtle satin finish. Outstandi...
lincmercguy Woodworking 28 1,772 05-31-2022, 11:26 PM
  0 Thread: Hope Chest Completed
Post: RE: Hope Chest Completed

"I have always liked the combination of walnut and maple. Always used the walnut like you did for the rails and stiles and the maple for the panels. Probably would look to busy if it was done the othe...
lincmercguy Woodworking 28 1,772 05-31-2022, 11:25 PM
  0 Thread: Accidentally Cut Underground Wire
Post: RE: Accidentally Cut Underground Wire

Yep, that UF splice is the way to go, and made for that application. The wire should be at least 18" deep, deeper in some areas (code dependent).
lincmercguy Home Improvement 8 571 05-27-2022, 10:33 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting boards as a career option
Post: RE: Cutting boards as a career option

"But I have a young guy I sell wood to who knows so little about joinery it's embarrassing, but he sells simple edge grain cutting boards for $150+ all the time to people who follow him on Twitter and...
lincmercguy Woodworking 14 936 05-22-2022, 09:52 PM
  0 Thread: Dewalt Planer
Post: RE: Dewalt Planer

I put a Grizzly head in mine and am really glad I did. I mainly went with the Grizzly because it was in stock at the time. Installation was easy, but I'm pretty mechanically inclined. I haven't had to...
lincmercguy Woodworking Power Tools 9 733 05-20-2022, 08:00 PM
  0 Thread: How Do I Cut This Tread?
Post: RE: How Do I Cut This Tread?

It's a good idea, especially since those six stairs lead to the closest exit to the bedrooms. Plus, it will cover up that ugly mess after I reinforce it.
lincmercguy Home Improvement 14 740 05-12-2022, 01:45 AM
  0 Thread: How Do I Cut This Tread?
Post: RE: How Do I Cut This Tread?

I like to consider myself a pretty accomplished woodworker when it comes to furniture and even built-ins, so a template with a router is right as home for me. I get that it's a mess. If I were a co...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 14 740 05-10-2022, 01:41 AM
  0 Thread: Thickness
Post: RE: Thickness

My opinion is that consistency helps more than extreme accuracy. If all of my 3/4 boards come out consistently the same thickness, it makes some things easier.
lincmercguy Woodworking 13 758 05-09-2022, 08:45 PM
  0 Thread: How Do I Cut This Tread?
Post: RE: How Do I Cut This Tread?

The original house was built well for 1978, but the "improvements" done by the previous owner have some issues. Looking at this more, I'm thinking about cutting some 2x4 supports to add to the stri...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 14 740 05-09-2022, 06:48 PM

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