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Forum: Grizzly Manuals   04-07-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,114
Posted By westend
Thanks for posting the insert plate info, Bob. I...

Thanks for posting the insert plate info, Bob. I need a replacement for my Rockler aluminum insert and the Grizzly one looks like the ticket.
Forum: General Routing   02-27-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,946
Posted By westend
Thanks, Bob, you're always the man with the plan....

Thanks, Bob, you're always the man with the plan. Thanks for the links!
Forum: General Routing   02-27-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,946
Posted By westend
I have some of those but thought they may not be...

I have some of those but thought they may not be sharp enough or tough enough for wood. I'll have to look through the boxes here and see if I have a 1/8" collet. I think I have a fancy dremel-like...
Forum: General Routing   02-27-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,946
Posted By westend
Just what I was thinking, a down spiral bit.

Just what I was thinking, a down spiral bit.
Forum: General Routing   02-27-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,946
Posted By westend
Best bit for trimming Luan board?

Hey guys,
I'm working on my RV, The Cowboy Hilton, and am about to install Luan panels to the inside. I'd like to use my Freud trim router to cut out the electrical boxes and around the window and...
Forum: Guide Bushings and Templates   02-07-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,169
Posted By westend
One of the better bit packages sold at MLCS. I've...

One of the better bit packages sold at MLCS. I've used them for panel dadoes and most of my sheets are a very good fit, even 18mm Baltic Birch:MLCS plywood bit set...
Forum: Jigs and Fixtures   02-07-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,043
Posted By westend
Have you tried a heat gun and the pail tool? I...

Have you tried a heat gun and the pail tool? I think I know what you're dealing with, I open all kinds of plastic pails for paint, sealants, and adhesives and there is a small percentage of Mfg.'s...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   02-07-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,906
Posted By westend
Black pipe, here, with Pony clamps. I guess I...

Black pipe, here, with Pony clamps. I guess I bought the black iron pipe before surface treatment was all the rage. I know I never had to clean them with solvent and they are rust-free after hanging...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   05-30-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,179
Posted By westend
Lowes, Home Depot, and Menards are not the places...

Lowes, Home Depot, and Menards are not the places to shop for decent plywood. I returned over 10 sheets of so-called BB, last year. These super stores don't sell furniture or even cabinet grade sheet...
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   01-22-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,072
Posted By westend
I believe the poster meant HPL = High Pressure...

I believe the poster meant HPL = High Pressure Laminate. The Internet gets confusing, doesn't it?
Forum: The Finishing Touch   12-02-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By westend
Spar varnish is a good exterior finish, better...

Spar varnish is a good exterior finish, better than urethane, in most cases. They will both chip and yellow, eventiually, is my experience. Oil is an excellent choice but needs to be renewed every...
Forum: Wood Species   12-02-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,805
Posted By westend
Wisconsin White Ash with a few stains, the ends...

Wisconsin White Ash with a few stains, the ends are unfinished.
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   12-01-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,745
Posted By westend
Thumbs up Champy, If you were a man of high financial...

Champy,
If you were a man of high financial ambition, we would soon all be using Champtool instead of Festool :D

The router table is very elegant, I very much like the attention to have easy...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   12-01-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,620
Posted By westend
A 7 1/4" circular saw will not hold up to use as...

A 7 1/4" circular saw will not hold up to use as a table saw. I have one in my hand a lot, have for the last 40 yrs., and it is not the tool that a table saw is.

I'll share this since it has an...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   09-26-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,798
Posted By westend
Wow, that is nice! Unfortunately, price...

Wow, that is nice! Unfortunately, price prohibitive. I use my Delta Sawbuck for the occasional wider material. It is a whole lot more to store than that miter saw but is easy to use. It's a damn...
Forum: Router Bits - Types and Usage   09-26-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,670
Posted By westend
I know this is an old thread but it seems to be...

I know this is an old thread but it seems to be the youngest on routing aluminum so here goes....

I've been doing some metal work using 6061 aluminum and have been making some aluminum cases....
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   09-14-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,909
Posted By westend
Very cool machine and the clocks are first rate....

Very cool machine and the clocks are first rate. The carraige mechanism must have taken more than a few nights of pondering to work that well.Congrats!
Forum: Services and Advertisements   09-14-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,801
Posted By westend
Thanks for posting that. Looks like a great...

Thanks for posting that. Looks like a great bunch of guys and tools. I have plans to be in NY, that week, but would sure like to make the event. I recently bought a Woodworker's chisel mortiser that...
Forum: Lobby   09-08-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By westend
Cool....

Good deal, I didn't want to cross any line, trying to sell the hardware. Look for the ad to be placed in a little bit. FWIW, they are all Liberty Hardware, Brainerd collection, knobs and pulls.
Forum: Lobby   09-07-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By westend
Marketplace help please

Does Routerforum allow the sale of cabinet hardware in any of the Marketplace sections? If so, which one? I bought out the inventory of a hardware store and have over a thousand cabinet pulls,...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   04-11-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,158
Posted By westend
I can't offer anything specific about the drill...

I can't offer anything specific about the drill press made by Masterfoce but my experience with their other tools denotes poor quality. They are almost singularly made in China and were manufactued...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   03-13-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,112
Posted By westend
I had a chance to mess around with the Simplex a...

I had a chance to mess around with the Simplex a bit and I'm liking it. :D
This machine is what I would consider an entry-level machine from back in the day. There ia a fair amount of cast iron to...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   03-10-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,112
Posted By westend
I like the thread title.:) I got it from a...

I like the thread title.:)
I got it from a little birdie that Rockler and Jet are parting company and was told the Jet bench mortiser will soon be on sale.

I just put a new motor on a...
Forum: Tools and Woodworking   03-10-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By westend
As others have mentioned, if you can store it in...

As others have mentioned, if you can store it in a weighted or clamped situation, you may get it back to flat. One thing I know about Home Depot is that they have now discontinued sheet goods from...
Forum: Table-mounted Routing   09-01-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,172
Posted By westend
X2 on the setup and I always lock mine. I forgot,...

X2 on the setup and I always lock mine. I forgot, once, and noticed immediately that the cut was not right.
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