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  1. Hello all, I have a router bit that I think I bought from Jasada. They are now out of business. It his a rail and stile bit combined. I put it in my table last night and tried to put some Hickory trough it and it needs to be sharpened. It is a carbide bit and I would like to send it out to be sharpened. This would be the first time that I have sent out a bit and I was wondering if someone would be able to steer me towards a quality shop? Best regards, Ron
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    A number of years ago, Wood Magazine did a review of a number of HVLP turbine systems. Based upon their "Top Tool" criteria they chose the Turbinaire system and I bought one. I have only used it once, to paint water born paint and water born poly on poplar for a dressing, make up desk for my daughter. I'm currently in the process of building kitchen cabinets for my sister condo in Dillon Colorado. I am thinking ahead and think of using the HVLP to apply the stain and poly. But I think Turbinaire went bankrupt (anyone know more about this) and wonder where to get parts for my gun if I don't have the right parts for particular finishes. Any body know if you can still get Turbinaire parts? Best regards Ron
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    Kreg jig and screws

    Ok, first to answer a few questions. I am making the pocket hole through the end grain into the edge of the straight grain. I have stiles of 31" and the bottom rail for the base cabinets is 2 3/4" wide, so I had drilled two pocket holes in it. The bottom screw was splitting the wood. I took Sticks suggestion to do the upper hole first and that solved the splitting problem. The other rails are 1 1/2" wide and the pocket holes in them seemed not to split the wood. If it did split the wood, I backed out the screw and got some glue in the split then clamped them and drilled the screw in and let that cook 4 hours. That seemed to correct the problem. I will have to see how the look after I do some sanding. Best regards Ron
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    Kreg jig and screws

    I have finished making the carcass of the kitchen cabinets for my sister (the corner cabinet was a challenge to make). I have cut all the rough hickory up into the pieces for the face frames, doors and drawer fronts. Yesterday I took out my Kreg pocket hole jig that I have had for many years but just recently attached it to a sheet of plywood. I only have a box of coarse pocket hole screws and when I started attaching the rails to the stiles, the screws split the wood on the stiles. Is this due to using a course screw? Would a fine srew be better? So Kreg jig experts, what do you think? Is there a way to join the pieces with course screws? Best regards Ron Peterson
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    Kitchen cabinet, prefinished maple plywood

    I'm finally done with making all the boxes for the kitchen cabinets. Thank you for all the suggestions to my question. Here is an update. I need to glue a 1/4" rough hickory veneered mdf on some end cabinets or other cabinets that their sides are exposed. I cut one of the sheets of the mdf cored plywood and used a scrap piece of the prefinished maple and a scrap piece of the mdf cored plywood and used DAP original contact cement to join them. I did not scuff up the prefinished maple plywood, just put contact cement on each and let it dry. It WORKED! Below are some photos of my test piece. So if you need to add something to prefinished maple plywood, DAP original contact cement will adhere it without any prep to the finished side
  6. I am starting to build kitchen cabinets for my sister. I've started cutting all the parts from the 3/4" prefinished maple plywood for the cabinets and will use 1/2" prefinished maple plywood for the shelves. My question is how much shorter do you cut shelves to fit inside cabinets on adjustable shelf pins? 1/8, 1/4??
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    Kitchen cabinet, prefinished maple plywood

    Dab, kudo's on those cabinets, they look good. But I am making the cabinets out of hickory. I haven't seen the prefinished maple plywood, it is getting delivered to my shop next Wednesday but I have bought rustic hickory 1/4 veneer plywood to cover the exposed areas. But I like Fred's suggestion. I have used rubber cement to cover some table tops in my shop with laminate. So thanks Fred for pointing that out. I will certainly come back and let you all know what I ended up doing. Best to all, Ron
  8. Hello, My sister has done some much for me in my life that I am going to make her some Kitchen Cabinets for her ski condo in Colorado. I am going to make them out of prefinished maple plywood with a rustic hickory face frame and doors. This will be the biggest project that I have ever done. For the sides of the cabinets that will be exposed, I am going to cover them with a 1/4" one sided rustic hickory on MDF. I have worked with MDF before but not the prefinished Maple plywood. I would want to glue the MDF to the sides of the prefinished maple plywood (I could only get the maple plywood 2 sided) and want to know if anyone else has faced this issue? Would I have to scuff the finish up with a low grit sandpaper, or can I use tightbond III glue straight? Best regards, Ron
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    Wood Movement

    The panel is 25 " x 25 ".
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    Wood Movement

    Hello, I have been asked by my son to build some nested tables for him and his wife. I glued up some oak panels for a tops a few weeks ago and I see now that one has a slight bow in the center. The plans my son gave me has cross pieces that you use to attach the tops to the tables. I was only going to put glue only in the center of the cross piece, and hopefully screw the bow down at the front and the back. Then at the sides I was going to put a slight slot in the cross piece and put a screw in it so it can move around. Am I thinking correctly about getting rid of the bow and wood movement? Best regards, Ron
  11. I have been looking for my jigsaw, it was a Bosch that I got from a pawn shop on eBay a few years ago and it looks like it has been stolen. I really liked it and it had the original owners name carved into it and came with many blades. It was a top handle one but can't find any information what model it was. I've been looking on line to have Santa to replace it. I see a JS260 for a good price, but wonder if is a good one for a hobby woodworker? I hadn't used my old one for a long time so I don't know when it disappeared. But when you need one, you have to have one. I can't find any information on if it is at the bottom of their line of jigsaws. Anyone out there have a JS260?
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    What to do with sawdust

    WOW!, I'm glad I asked before I tried it. Back in my old shop in Massachusetts, I had some pine trees and loads of pine needles behind my shop. I just dumped it there. My shop was heated with radiant heat. Now my shop has a wood stove. If I have to empty the drum during the winter I have burnt it as the video in the message chain shows. But my last bag went straight into the green waste container that our city provides, I have no idea where they take it. Thanks for all the post, carry on making the sawdust folks.
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    What to do with sawdust

    I have a dust collection system with a cyclone attached to a 30 gallon drum. I have to empty it every so often and have just been throwing it in the garbage. A friend told me about some videos on YouTube where sawdust is mixed with paper and water to make a slurry of paper pulp and sawdust. Various videos show some easily made presses to compress the slurry into bricks. Has any of you done this?
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    Turning black limba

    Well I finally figured out how to make the knobs. I used the lathe to do the side of the knobs in a line down the length of the turning. Ever once in a while the wood would break in two as I was turning, so it took some time to get more than I needed. At each end of the knobs I left room to turn the top of the knobs by turning a "1\2 inch dowel" and cut each knob at my bandsaw. Then I attached a board to the plate used for bowl turning and marked the center the drilled a 7/8" hole in the center. I then wrapped tape around the dowel to fit in the hole snugly to turn the tops of the knobs. Ron
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    Turning black limba

    Hello, I got my hands on some Black Limba hardwood. My Aunts, granddaughter's father in law bought it then died. I have a bunch, maybe 800 BF and I'm making my daughter in law a jewelry box out of it for Christmas. I need to turn some knobs to match the box. I've been trying but there is a lot of tear out. Is this due to my skill level or to the wood? Has anyone turned this wood? I have sharp tools, any pointers? Best regards, Ron

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