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  1. 3 points
    I would make the rails just a bit wider than the legs and skip the center vertical stile.
  2. 2 points
    Coop, you might use some carpet tape to hold your slab to the bench, so it won't slide around.
  3. 2 points
    And I would move the back shelf forward to be even with the back of the legs and not even with the tabletop.
  4. 2 points
    I use the shims they use for doors and windows on my planer sled and stick them on with a hot glue gun, maybe you can use them for a slab that’s got some serious twist
  5. 1 point
    The wife and I were rearranging, tossing out, and giving away things in one section of the basement. I ran across a service tray that I made in junior high. It is a piece of laminate and a frame of unknown wood. We cut the parts, tun the side through the table saw for the kerf to accept the laminate. Cup holders were done with a hole saw. Some sanding and an unknown finish. Nothing spectacular but wanted to share a bit of the past. Light not the best, as you see. It's a shame that so many schools are dropping their craft classes. My uncle helped in a WWing class in high school. Dad always said the should have been a cabinet maker or furniture maker.
  6. 1 point
    I'm putting this in the power tools forum, because I figure a shop vac is a power tool of sorts. I've got mine running through a Dust Deputy & the bucket is unstable so I have a couple of bricks in the bottom for ballast. Last time I emptied the bucket, I accidentally dumped the bricks in the trash too. The only small, heavy thing I had handy was a 5 LB anvil, so I put that in the bucket. Fast forward a couple of days. My dust collector filter was badly plugged so I was cleaning it out with compressed air & the shop vac. I got a couple of little static shocks from the hose, which is pretty common when sucking up a lot of dust. No big deal. When I was done, the DD bucket was about 2/3 full of fine dust. When I reached in to fish out the anvil there was a loud crack (sounded like a firecracker) & I got the biggest, most painful static shock I've ever had. I felt it all up my arm & into my chest & both shoulders. Nearly knocked me on my backside. It scared my wife, on the other side of the shop, half to death. My theory is that all that iron was able to store up a massive charge that had to go somewhere. My hand was at least 8" away when it got me. So boys & girls, today's lesson is, don't use something massive & conductive in your Dust Deputy bucket.
  7. 1 point
    Collin - next time a gun show is in town, find the booth and have a set of custom ear plugs molded. Done correctly, they give as complete a protection as you are going to get. Very comfortable to wear. It is best if you clean your ears before wearing them as the fit is snug. I paid $40 for mine. I recently wore them to the NHRA World Finals, and even the nitro burning the top fuel and funny cars were almost quiet.
  8. 1 point
    20 years of practice... plus the paper is so much easier to change on the SuperMax. Drag your slab to Atlanta if you want some help with it.
  9. 1 point
    I hate changing the paper on my Jet sander.
  10. 1 point
    I shim with playing cards. I tape equal amounts under the opposite high corners. You can run a sled through a drum sander with 36 grit or use a router sled to flatten one side. I flattened & sanded both sides of a 20" x 38" x 3" slab of 200 year old cypress the other night in about 90 minutes. 36 grit then 60, 80, 120, 150, and dressed it w 220. Big twist on a longer slab and I would definitely use a router sled first. Maybe 65 or 70% of the surface flat and you can switch to a finer grit.
  11. 1 point
    +1000. Lesson learned as well.
  12. 1 point
    Yeah those rubber strips are great. If you're new to the drum sander world, take care to avoid heavy sanding on woods with a lot of sap in them. I have the worst luck getting a gummy burn line on Cherry and walnut with sap wood. Take light passes and clean the issue often, you'll be golden
  13. 1 point
    Get a crepe rubber block to clean the resin out of the abrasive. Keep it in the freezer, it will work better & last longer. I buy my abrasive in bulk rolls and cut my own strips. I made a template from a factory strip using a scrap of 1/4" plywood. Which side goes to the abrasive is important. Label it BOLDLY ! Strips cut with the abrasive facing wrong can not be used or saved, learned that the hard way. There is a learning curve to running a drum sander. Coarser grit can remove maybe 1/4 turn in one pass. Finer grits might work better with 1/16th -1/8 th of a turn per pass.
  14. 1 point
    Does it have sandsmart feature. It’s not a deal breaker if it doesn’t but you could use it as a way to explain why you’re asking for a lower price. If you don’t know what it is look for an led near the switch When i upgraged to 22-44 I sold my 16-32 for around what they’re asking.
  15. 1 point
    Brand new SuperMax 16/32 is $1,199 with a $200 gift card at Rockler right now. Surely you can find another $200 worth of tools & accessories that you need.
  16. 1 point
    Offer $500 only in person. But take the full amount, they usually go pretty quick.
  17. 1 point
    Stand & casters ? Price is fair. Check the conveyor edges. If they are rough , frayed or light colored there could be tracking issues. Take a wide board & a pair of calipers , sand It and check for how parallel the drum is.
  18. 1 point
    Check the motor hp. Early ones were only 1 hp and easier to stall out. See if extra abrasive comes with it. Infeed & outfeed tables ?
  19. 1 point
    Thanks for the quick reply. I think I’ll go with a full panel. I made a little more headway on the model last night, but will need to play around with the rail/stile sizes to get the right look. There will be a matching frame and panel along the back to match the front/sides. I also added a taper to the legs. Now I'm thinking the vertical parts of the hutch should also be frame and panel.
  20. 0 points
    The 735 is not available in the UK and hasn't been for years. Unfortunately Dewalt only sell the 733 now over here in the UK.