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by ryansm7
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Jointer auxiliary fence with featherboard and outfeed
Replies: 3
Views: 2564

At the one and only Shopsmith week-end back in '08, I saw a jointer outfeed extension made by Nick Engler that attached to the auxiliary fence. I made some sketches and measurements. Then realizing that I might be "stealing" Nick's idea, I asked him about it. He said that I could make one...
by ryansm7
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Jointer auxiliary fence with featherboard and outfeed
Replies: 3
Views: 2564

Jointer auxiliary fence with featherboard and outfeed

Hey folks, :) Has anyone made a Jointer auxiliary fence with featherboard and outfeed. I am having a tough time handling long thick heavy stock on the jointer. :mad: The size stuff is ~ 48" x 12" x 1". The table saw can get me close, but the jointer should get me closer (questionable ...
by ryansm7
Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Jointer Feather Guard Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

[quote="JPG40504"]Appears to me to be a good time (excuse) to upgrade from a cutter guard to a feather guard!] As much as I'd like to keep the original guard in working order, I'm going to take the advice and go with "b". The original spring never did have a lot of tension. Also,...
by ryansm7
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Jointer Feather Guard Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

Jointer Feather Guard Question

I have a 4" jointer for which the Feather Guard spring is not good. In fact... it's broken. Question: Should I (a) replace the spring (b) purchase a new Feather Guard from Shopsmith http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/catalog/j_featherguardretro.htm (c) make something to take the place of the Fe...
by ryansm7
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Looking for advice: Dado or Sliding Dovetails?
Replies: 17
Views: 8843

Well, Ryan, if I had been on the ball, I'd asked questions. I ASSUMED! My bad:( That is a great case!!!! I'm sure you will find many uses for it. I've found when having sever similar drawers in the same location, it helps to put identifying stickers on the drawer fronts. Well, I'll take plenty of p...
by ryansm7
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Looking for advice: Dado or Sliding Dovetails?
Replies: 17
Views: 8843

charlese - I should have said more about the project and what it was for before asking for help. That is a great chest but if I had it...I would never be able to find anything. Too many drawers "in which to hide". I have a similar problem with my Kennedy tools chest where I keep all my oth...
by ryansm7
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Looking for advice: Dado or Sliding Dovetails?
Replies: 17
Views: 8843

@ mgdesigns I really did not think that metal drawer glides would be necessary given the drawer sizes and potential capacity. The design I'm using is from the 1998 Sept/Oct issue of Fine Woodworking: [INDENT][INDENT]"An Inspired Tool Chest" Duncan Phyfe''s personal tool chest begets a hand...
by ryansm7
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Looking for advice: Dado or Sliding Dovetails?
Replies: 17
Views: 8843

Thanks for the advice. I am in the planning stage right now and will keep a record of the project. I've always liked the dovetail joinery. Probably since watching my dad's endless repairing of box joint dresser drawer. They never seemed to stay together. The chest will actually be used for storing t...
by ryansm7
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Looking for advice: Dado or Sliding Dovetails?
Replies: 17
Views: 8843

With center drawer guides, I would think dado slides would be adequate(and less prone to sticking). Also, I'm not sure about terminlolgy]11948[/ATTACH] I've read that only the first three inches (toward the front) of the runner should be glued and screwed to the side of the carcus. Since the runner...
by ryansm7
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Looking for advice: Dado or Sliding Dovetails?
Replies: 17
Views: 8843

Looking for advice: Dado or Sliding Dovetails?

I'm making a chest of drawers and looking for some advice on the carcus joinery (side to runner): Dado or Sliding Dovetails? I'd like to have it as sturdy as possible, but don't understand the variables. I understand that a dado would be a typical method to allow for humidity changes and expansion. ...