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    Patrick Walsh

    Vintage Martin T75 restoration

    Thread Starter: Patrick Walsh

    So I have a opportunity to purchase the above machine for a fair deal from my employer. I am aware of the phenolic guides being pop riveted I the the sliding table along with not availible for replacement. So my question is as follows to those in the know with regard to the phenolic ways....

    Last Post By: Patrick Walsh Today, 7:47 PM Go to last post
    Jon Snider

    New shop build, the MBS

    Thread Starter: Jon Snider

    I’ve received some offline encouragement to post some content of my new shop build. If you’ve read any of my other numerous questions (thx all for invaluable help), I’ve been at this since last April. Here is an effort to slowly catch up. The shop replaces the same spot where I built a veggie...

    Last Post By: Patrick Walsh Today, 6:01 PM Go to last post
    Drew Sanderson

    Why get DW735 planer?

    Thread Starter: Drew Sanderson

    The DeWalt DW735 seems to be a default choice planer and putting in the byrd head is nice upgrade. Thirteen inch width is plenty for me. Is there something else I should consider? Is it "enough"? Am I missing out having something "beefier". My prior planer was a woodmaster 18". It wasn't great in...

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    Allan Speers

    Is a 1.5 HP cyclone enough for my gargage shop?

    Thread Starter: Allan Speers

    I know this has been asked many, many times, but I'm hoping for opinions on my specific setup: I have a typical hobbyist 2-car garage-shop. I only use 1 machine at a time. My biggest chip producer is a 12", 3 HP Powermatic 100 planer. I also have a 3 HP Unisaw and a 21", 5 HP bandsaw, but...

    Last Post By: Mark Daily Today, 6:43 PM Go to last post
    Axel de Pugey

    Are your old plane irons disposable?

    Thread Starter: Axel de Pugey

    Dear All, the other day I was sharpening irons for a Preston side rebate 2506 I received. As the angles were not correct to my liking I realised I was super careful to take off the minimum amount of metal possible. If these irons are finished/damaged I could potentially find replacements but it...

    Last Post By: Tom M King Today, 7:32 PM Go to last post
    Andrew Pitonyak

    How do you cut dovetails

    Thread Starter: Andrew Pitonyak

    I always cut tails first, it is how I learned and I still do it that way. When I first started cutting dovetails, the advice I received was that I should mark the board, then tilt the board so that I would do all of my cuts vertical. I did this for a long time. Eventually, I became impatient. I...

    Last Post By: Jim Koepke Today, 2:24 PM Go to last post