And the Winner is!
A few issues ago I asked readers to tell me about the last-minute projects in their life. (By the way … my family’s suspicions were correct about the bathroom cabinet. I got close to completing it, but did not make the deadline.) The only solace in this sad situation is that in my misery, I do indeed have company. Many of you shared your last-minute masterpiece stories with me, and you can read a few of them on the reader’s response page. A few of you put me in mind of the adage, “If I wasn’t procrastinating, I wouldn’t be doing anything.” In publishing, we describe this as being “deadline oriented.”
At the time I asked the question, I mentioned that we would turn this into a contest. After a few technical problems with our e-mail server and a delay caused by my much overdue vacation (I’m ready for another one any time now!) … the waiting is now over. The winner of two very nice CMT 10″ saw blades is Dennis Halpin. Congratulations! (Now get busy and finish those projects.)
– Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journa
MaxBat started with the love of baseball and the imminent arrival of Jim Anderson’s first child. Today the company makes Major League Baseball approved bats in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Besides featuring the latest laser technology, the drill press is also ambidextrous: the feed handle can be mounted for either left- or right-handed operation.
I have a 6″ Craftsman benchtop jointer. Every time I run the edge of a 3- or 4-foot board across it, the cut is concave and not straight. What can I do to correct this?
I work for a furniture wholesale business where most of our merchandise is shipped from overseas. Recently, one of the shipments that we received was very badly damaged.
I have a nice 14-inch band saw that I purchased new. I have an assortment of blades. But no matter what size blade I use, my work always drifts from the fence.
I believe the blade turns at about 5,100 rpm. The cut is very smooth, but I would like lower noise levels. So how would decreasing the rpm affect the saw’s performance?
Some great last-minute project stories, bench height suggestions, and responses to the FreePlans letter make up this issues Reader’s Response section.