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    Forrest Gon

    new bandsaw wont' cut straight

    Thread Starter: Forrest Gon

    My first bandsaw, a new rikon 10-3061, set it up according to the manual and various youtube tutorials such as Alex Snodgrass's method (align the blade, tension the blade, thrust bearings and side guides) Now the issue is: the saw just won't cut straight, it will pull the wood off the fence...

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    Jonathan Jung

    Cost effectiveness of a slider vs. tracksaw & tablesaw

    Thread Starter: Jonathan Jung

    I thought about posting this to the business section, because I'd really like input from professionals who use their shop as a business. For those of you who make $ or even a living making furniture or cabinets, how long does it take for a sliding table saw to pay for itself compared to a track saw...

    Last Post By: Kevin Jenness Today, 9:25 PM Go to last post
    Jason Sellers

    Only one mortise chisel?

    Thread Starter: Jason Sellers

    Iíve seen it suggested by several woodworkers that you can get by with a single mortise chisel, e.g., 1/4 or 5/16. Iím interested in building shaker style furniture, and there are many 1/2 mortises. Many tables have a 1 1/2 leg, so that would be a 1/2 mortise using the rule of one third. That seems...

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    Jim Koepke

    Nailed It!

    Thread Starter: Jim Koepke

    One of my habits (not going to debate whether it is good or bad) is to keep extras of many things. This has mostly been made stronger by living miles from the nearest retail establishment of any kind. A round trip to town is going to take up at least an hour or two, not to mention the cost of...

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    John Kananis

    Some Help Finding a Bottom Bowl Gouge

    Thread Starter: John Kananis

    I'm looking for a U-shaped gouge for working the inside of a bowl, 3/4 or 5/8. No one seems to have the Thompson. All I'm finding is the Ashley Harwood line and that's 250 bucks for steel and handle...a bit much but if I HAVE to. Not saying I'm not willing to pay for quality tools, just seems a bit...

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    Aaron Liebling

    Legs for a midcentury bench

    Thread Starter: Aaron Liebling

    I'm making a slatted midcentury bench for my sister-in-law's birthday. I'm not sure what to do for legs. I really like the curved (laminated?) legs from Joe's bench: How are these generally done? Alternately, I considered going with some McCobb-style midcentury bench legs. I have the...

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    Thomas McCurnin

    new bandsaw wont' cut straight

    Agree with Mike. A properly tuned band saw will not need any drift compensation. Most drift is either table relate (loosen bolts under the trunion,

    Thomas McCurnin Today, 10:40 PM Go to last post
    Thomas McCurnin

    Circular saw safety

    When I was a framer, we all used Skill Worm Drive saws, which only had the motor on the right and blade on the left. If you've ever lugged one of those

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    andy bessette

    Circular saw safety

    I have several of these, each setup with different carbide blades, one setup to cut just aluminum. These have long proven to be superior tools, and so

    andy bessette Today, 10:22 PM Go to last post
    Ed Mitchell

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    Tom M King

    Geometry Fail- Greene & Greene Lanterns

    James, any time I've ever framed a hip roof on a building, we just change the 12 to 17 on the framing square. The three hundredths don't matter for

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