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  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
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(07-20-2021, 04:21 PM)KyleD Wrote: Handi, I have watched your videos and respect you abilities. P.S. I wonder how much that $150 plywood would cost right now? Are you saying the edge of your p...
handi Woodworking 52 4,095 07-20-2021, 10:14 PM
  0 Thread: need help with glue up Reading, PA
Post: RE: need help with glue up Reading, PA

If you cannot find a shop close enough, a good hand plane can do the jointing and takes almost no storage space.  The trick is to clamp the mating boards together with the glue edge up. Plane the two...
handi Woodworking 7 935 07-18-2021, 12:54 PM
  0 Thread: Wandering router bits
Post: RE: Wandering router bits

(07-15-2021, 10:05 AM)NickNC Wrote: Thanks all, knew I’d get some pretty good answers here.  New collet ordered.  Castguy – I never thought of the Dykem, but I did get in the habit of using Penetrol...
handi Woodworking 17 1,748 07-18-2021, 12:46 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone make Tumi Ishi blocks here?
Post: RE: Anyone make Tumi Ishi blocks here?

(07-17-2021, 02:18 PM)Turner52 Wrote: I have been going fishing in northwest Ontario for 30+ years. (not last year or this year either, unfortunatly]All along the roads and even some of the lakes yo...
handi Woodworking 16 6,165 07-18-2021, 12:43 PM
  0 Thread: Precision crosscut sled plans and miter rail options
Post: RE: Precision crosscut sled plans and miter rail o...

I use the ZEROPLAY Guide Bars from Microjig. Have for more than 10 years. Honestly, I have worked with Microjig for many years and work for MicroJig now, so take that into account. The ZEROPLAY is o...
handi Woodworking 12 1,358 07-18-2021, 12:36 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
Post: RE: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?

(07-17-2021, 12:52 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Most cabinets shops (mine doesn't) need a 30 thousand straight line ripper for straightening ply that is already straight. The big boys that you consult with hav...
handi Woodworking 52 4,095 07-18-2021, 12:29 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
Post: RE: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?

(07-16-2021, 07:07 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Yea there's always a few that say that. You must have gotten stuck with reject plywood is about all I can think of. Yea those who say that are usually professio...
handi Woodworking 52 4,095 07-17-2021, 12:39 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
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(07-15-2021, 03:28 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Output table....saw table extensions left and right, and a roll table to the rear of you, to be able to stand the ply on the saw and on the table behind you, so ...
handi Woodworking 52 4,095 07-16-2021, 06:11 PM
  0 Thread: Diamond sharpening stones
Post: RE: Diamond sharpening stones

I have the M-Power Diamond cross stones in several different sizes and grits, from a full size stone to a small card size unit that is awesome for router bits. One of the big advantages to Diamond st...
handi Woodworking 2 492 07-14-2021, 08:20 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
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Even with sheet goods the wider fence is less than useful.  You can’t cut off a factory edge, so if you need the saw to cut one edge, you may as well reduce the sheet to manageable sizes before going...
handi Woodworking 52 4,095 07-14-2021, 08:14 PM
  0 Thread: Wandering router bits
Post: RE: Wandering router bits

(07-12-2021, 06:59 PM)NickNC Wrote: Hey all.  I’ve gotten a lot of good tips and tricks lurking around here over the years.  Often, if I have an issue or question, I just hit the search box and it’s...
handi Woodworking 17 1,748 07-13-2021, 08:32 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
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I owned a Unisaw with a 56” fence for a couple decades. Left it in St. Croix when I moved back to the mainland. When I replaced it, I bought one of the last Excaliber fences available. It was a 36”. ...
handi Woodworking 52 4,095 07-13-2021, 08:27 PM
  0 Thread: PM66 3hp 1ph powered by gas generator?
Post: RE: PM66 3hp 1ph powered by gas generator?

(07-11-2021, 06:49 AM)TDKPE Wrote: 60A is the continuous current rating of the breaker protecting the feeder to your garage.  It will carry a small overload for hours, a larger overload for a shorte...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 27 2,162 07-11-2021, 10:19 AM
  0 Thread: PM66 3hp 1ph powered by gas generator?
Post: RE: PM66 3hp 1ph powered by gas generator?

(07-10-2021, 09:07 PM)Roly Wrote: A typical 30 amp breaker will hold 100 amps for about 2 seconds before it trips which give the motor time to drop the starting current.  Tom explained about the tim...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 27 2,162 07-10-2021, 10:01 PM
  0 Thread: PM66 3hp 1ph powered by gas generator?
Post: RE: PM66 3hp 1ph powered by gas generator?

(06-29-2021, 06:06 AM)TDKPE Wrote: A 3 hp motor is going to draw on the order of 80-100A at 240V to start, which is 19-24kVA.  If the generator can’t deliver that while maintaining adequate voltage ...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 27 2,162 07-10-2021, 06:10 AM
  0 Thread: miters on small parts
Post: RE: miters on small parts

Set up a 45 degree chamfer bit in your router table and use that. The only trick is to set the fence so that you cut all the edge but do not remove any of the face. Even if the part lifts a bit durin...
handi Woodworking 13 1,006 07-09-2021, 09:48 PM
  0 Thread: laminating material
Post: RE: laminating material

Bending ply 2" thick? Not easy or cheap. This is a perfect application for a traditional "Brick mold". Use poplar cut into short sticks in a staggered glue up to create the basic curve then cut/grin...
handi Woodworking 6 641 07-08-2021, 07:45 AM
  0 Thread: Blade / Bit cleaning
Post: RE: Blade / Bit cleaning

I use Simple Green. MicroJig is bringing out a new Blade and bit cleaning system in the fall.  Literally will clean a 10" saw blade in 30 seconds using Simple Green, Formula 409, Pine Sol, whatever. ...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 20 1,612 07-08-2021, 07:40 AM
  0 Thread: My New CNC Book
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My new book on CNCs is off to the printer and available for pre-order from Amazon! Fox Chapel is the Publisher and Chris Marshall from Woodworker's Journal was my editor and made a big contribution to...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 2 358 07-08-2021, 07:23 AM
  0 Thread: Freud box joint cutter set
Post: RE: Freud box joint cutter set

Another vote here for getting it replaced. I have owned that set for years now, I use it a lot. I have NEVER bothered with orienting the blades to each other, nor would I. That is not how these shoul...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 6 765 07-08-2021, 07:15 AM

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