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Thanks for new layout

I like the new format takes less time to go through all the subsets all the new things are right there.Continue

Started Mar 7

Anyone have any experience with the 1/4 beaded wainscoting at lowes
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The beaded wainscoting is 1/4 inch  thick made of mdf you get 3 7.5 inch  x  8 ft pieces its says primed white but looks like finished white to me. I'm think of using liquid nails adhesive and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Watkins Dec 17, 2013.

Bosch 18-Volt 1/2-in Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Drill
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I ran across and excellent buy on an 18 v lithium - ion Drill Regular price $169 for  $99.It comes with 2 batteries. Talk about light 3 lb.  I bought this drill it has 15 clutch settings lots of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Dec 25, 2013.

Broken part on my kreg jig
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Help can you buy  the round clamping  disk that clamps your wood to the  jig mine cracked in half. I don't want to buy a new jig just to fix my jig help!!!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Nov 22, 2013.


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Gary roofner replied to Greg Campbell's discussion 'Price, order form'
"Here is web site lots of free shipping now."
Gary roofner commented on Jay Bates's video

A Toy Box That Anyone Can Make

"I built your Cross cut jig worked great to cut my shelf stock to size and also building clamping jig . I have it layed out for drilling the wholes . The bolts are they 3/8 ?"
Mar 30
Gary roofner replied to William Swartz's discussion 'Guide Block, accurate?'
"If you are talking 3/4 plywood it will be under 3/4!!!"
Mar 26
Gary roofner replied to Keith Woythaler's discussion 'Straight edge clamps...'
"Here is the link Your talking about a tracksaw with 8 ft capacity for $300"
Mar 25
Gary roofner replied to Keith Woythaler's discussion 'Straight edge clamps...'
"Either I got lucky or the cheap bosh at Lowes is still a good saw mine is dead on with an edge guide. Think I paid $59. You might try that saw or there is write up about the grizzly tracksaw works well by doing a couple of things shorting the spring…"
Mar 25
Gary roofner replied to Keith Woythaler's discussion 'Straight edge clamps...'
"Jay Bates has a  slick setup with dust collection."
Mar 23
Gary roofner commented on Jay Bates's video
Mar 23
Gary roofner commented on Jay Bates's video

A Toy Box That Anyone Can Make

"Like the project  well.   I am really interested in your circularsaw guide in how you built it. Could you make a video or a sketchup of how you built the guide looks like great dust collection."
Mar 23
Gary roofner replied to Fins59's discussion 'Radial Arm Saw Recall'
"I understand they are not giving the parts upgrade anymore  glad I got mine. Just the buy back."
Mar 12
Gary roofner replied to ray vile's discussion 'Table saw blades'
"I like the new Irwin Marple blades 50 tooth good combination blade for $38. I have this blade on my tablesaw and radialarm."
Mar 8
Gary roofner posted a discussion

Thanks for new layout

I like the new format takes less time to go through all the subsets all the new things are right there.See More
Mar 7
Gary roofner replied to Joe Urda's discussion 'Box legs for a kitchen island'
"Hey Joe I didn't realize you only live 30 or so miles from me I live in Owego NY.  Glad to know another woodworker in my area."
Feb 20
Gary roofner replied to Joe Urda's discussion 'Box legs for a kitchen island'
"If your comfortable in using biscuits go ahead they hav a place in wood working . I use them on joints that will show. They are good and strong and forgiving you can cut your slots and you can move your rail to align your ends."
Feb 19
Gary roofner replied to Jayson England's discussion 'HELP! Workbench Confusion'
"This came from The Family handman magazine I modified the plans to my needs. "
Feb 13
Gary roofner replied to Gary roofner's discussion 'Craigslist find'
"Just used it to cut notches with miter gauge worked well doing that .  Don't have a rip fence yet. "
Feb 6
Ken Darga replied to Gary roofner's discussion 'Craigslist find'
"Gary, Hope your new parts and saw are working fine for you. Have you made any satisfactory "rip-cuts"? How's it working out for making 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4" strips, from 4" wide stock? Are you able to get consistant…"
Feb 6

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Dust deputy


I just purchased a dust deputy the DIY version and put together . The only thing you get is the plastic cyclone top part. You need 6, 1/4 twenty thread bolts 3/4 inch long and I used about a 6 inch square piece of 1/4 inch thick styrofoam for a gasgut. I bought a 5 gallen bucket with a lid and cut a 3 inch hole in the center of the lid and centered the dust deputy over the 3 inch hole. I used the dust deputy to trace the location of the holes. Then I taped the  styrofoam over and…


Posted on April 6, 2012 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Beadlock Pro

The beadlock pro is a loose tenon jig.  It has a very sturdy case to carry the unit and accessories. Uses a 3/8

drill bit to make the joints. This unit in combo with kreg clamps to layout the joints you now can make loose tenons fast and easy. Success the first try. I have waited for this unit for over 2 months from Rockler.  I think it was worthy the wait 2 backorders later. Now if they can get the bill correct with sale price and 15% discount which was my origanal order. Here are a…


Posted on August 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

Router tables

Looking to buy a router table.

Problem is are there any good sub $300 tables?

I had been looking at the skill tables at Lowes.

It appears craftsman has same tables with their name on sale now.

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 6:10am — 13 Comments

Any you guys selling your products?

Newly retired so not wanting big production.

Just finance my…


Posted on March 25, 2010 at 2:31am — 18 Comments

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At 8:03pm on August 2, 2013, Henry Parslow said…
At 10:28pm on July 17, 2013, Henry Parslow said…

welcome aboard

At 9:39pm on April 29, 2012, Gary Bartz said…

Thanks Gary. Works great and fun to build.

At 10:33pm on June 17, 2011, Gary roofner said…
Whats the secret to using yhe router bit find the center and center on the stock?
At 10:29pm on June 17, 2011, Gary roofner said…
Yes you can get a 1/4 only sold by rockler
At 8:22am on June 17, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…

Gary, my brother-in-law has had the bead lock system  for about 3 or 4 years now and I have had the opportunity to use it on a couple different occassions and it was alright.  The only thing that I found discouraging was that you had to settle for the size of the stock or alter it.  It took some time to do this however it worked well holding the joints tight.  When it first came out the stock was not available at all locations however they cured this problem by making a bit of which you could make your own stock using the bit and a router table.  

it works siniliar to the doweling jig and this is why I opted not to buy one as they only  made it in 3/8" an 1/2" sizes at the time.  I could get the same results using one of my self aligning doweling jigs and could then go down to 1/4".  I don't know if they have since began making a smaller size than the 3/8" or not.

At 10:08am on May 15, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…

Hi Gary almost missed this post.  Had surgery on my left shoulder and not really fully got my mind into spending as much time as i normally do readind posts.  Yes I got two rippers  love them, definately a finger saver as well as preventing kick backs. 

Yes they got the mortise zips in and I'm still not fully sure if I want to make a purchase just yet.  I looked at a 3/8" thinking that this might be the answer to what I was looking for.  I had this one in mind as I have collected some broken kreg bits where the pilot is broke and thought I would check into grinding these into mortise bits.  Since during the first demo the guy broke bits like they were straws and the price of the bits are out of reason. Then demo of the 3/8" broke another one.  The bits are breaking near the cutting tips. I am beginning to think that either this demo man is not fulling understanding the system or the system is not cracked up to be what they.  I used it boring a couple mortise holes and found it to work well however the bits are not the best in the world.  This was my thinking in using the Kreg bits reground to mortise bits.  I am going to do more research before i purchase this as i have a horizonal mortise that I make a few floating mortised with as well as a standard mortise.  The system I use most is the table saw tennon jig cutting the tennons and the vertical mortise machine for the mortise.  What i though I would use the mortise zip is for portability and occassional use on repairing some occassional broken and damaged tennons and dowel project with out totally taking the piece apart. 

 I have not abandoned the idea yet as I think it is a reasonable tool.  Have you any thoughts on the pros and cons of this tool?  Have a good day and I will keep you posted on what I decide to do.

At 3:13am on April 30, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…
Gary it is an honor to be a friend and look forward to working together on projects.  Sorry, I saw your chat message but for some reason my chat thing is messed up .  I can't turn it off and when it does go off and i turn it back on it might let me chat  and it might not.  Some times it posts others message but I can 't respond.  It does annoy me also that it is always on even when I am not around the computer.  Some of the members probably think I never sleep.  I got to fix this computer when I get the time.  Thank you for the invite to be a friend.
At 8:25pm on April 28, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…

Gary, I had a disappointing shopping trip this morning.  I left home at 7:00 am and was in Portland when they opened the doors.  I had gone there to purchase one of the grippers however they sold out yesterday.  They have been running a special 10.00 off the regular price of $79.99 thru April 30th.  Apparently they are pretty popular as a portland cabinet shop bought several the first of the week.  They have some on order and will honor the discound price when they come in.

I did get to look at the Jessem Zip slot mortiser and my opinion is unsure at this point.  The ones they had were the 1/4 inch mortise size but I did find out that they also  make it in 3/8 "and 1/2 " sizes but were out of stock.  I was able to watch the demostration of it and during the 5 or so minutes the guy broke two bits and and messed up the mortise on one when the broken bit split out the mortise.  I looked at the bits and at they appeared to be a little questionable due to size and maybe the material that they are machined out of.  The are going to have a 3/8 inch one shipped in  this next week. According to the guy he indicated that the mortiser is the same base unit and that you can change the bit sizes by changing out the bit sleeve to another size.  He told me that they had sold several but they run out of bits due to breakage .

I will return again when they have the 3/8" and look at it again.  The reason i elected to go with the 3/8" size is because I have about 1/2 dozen kreg bits that I have collected over the last 2 -3 years that have the tips broke off.  they are 3/8 inch dia size and I know they have some pretty good steel in them so I am wanting to see if I can't modify and regrind one to work in the mortiser.  The end of the bits look pretty simple in shape and should not be a problem.  They had the same type of stop collar and are long enough after the tips break off to make a mortising bit.

I'll keep you posted on this.

At 9:55pm on April 25, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…
Hi Gary I saw your chat line about the mortiser above.  I wanted to thank you for the heads up on a new tool.  I have not yet seen this but thanks to your link I was able to watch the video.  It looks interesting especially when you think about how easy it is to do a mitered loose tennon.  I looked it up and to my delight I see that it is on a clearence at the Portland Oregon Woodcraft Supply for an amazing discount.  I will definately be looking at this tool.  They are also selling the bits for $17.07 each also.  Thanks Gary for taking the time to post the link and notice.  I dop appreciate it as I am always in the market for good tools.  I have a mortise machine but to do a miter it takes a bit of work. 

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