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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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    Michael Zerance

    3-Phase vs Single Phase Equipment

    Thread Starter: Michael Zerance

    My new location does not have 3-phase service so I will be installing a phase converter to power my sanders, spray booth fan, and some other smaller pieces of equipment. I am leaning hard towards the Phase Perfect. For new equipment purchases, when there is an option for either single phase or...

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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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    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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    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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    Rick Potter

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    Thanks Jim.

    I have heard of STEM as related to schools, so I suppose a Commercial Stem Center is one of those ubiquitous trade schools/training

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    John K Jordan

    Nailed It!

    When I need a fastener I donít have in stock (rare but it does happen) I go to a local industrial supplier - they have a warehouse with probably every

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    Tom M King

    Circular saw safety

    My favorite 7-1/4" ones are the mirror image Porter Cable 347 and 743. I use either depending on the application. Right blade, and left blade of

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    George Wall

    Only one mortise chisel?

    Chris Schwarz makes that recommendation in his Anarchist Tool Chest book, where he is trying to list what he considers to be the minimal toolkit. Basically,

    George Wall Today, 6:15 PM Go to last post
    Maurice Mcmurry

    Circular saw safety

    I have known a few old timers who had one of each. They often had the guards wired up. One would hang on a nail on each of two sawhorses. They were the

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