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09-17-2014 12:24 AM

Typical Width and Length for milled lumber - 6 replies

I am going to be starting a big project (for Me) and I want to price out the amount of lumber I will need for my project and I would like to put together a Cutting diagram so I can determine the amount and sizes for the wood. as an example I have several pieces that are under 5 and 1/2 inches in width, I figure I could combine pieces into one ge...

01-30-2014 06:48 AM

difference between a left and right handed plow plane? - 3 replies

I know there has to be an obvious reason, but what is it? sorry for the dumb question. but I want to get a really nice plow plane and I have been looking at the Veritas small plow plane and I really like but do I need both or just the one I am confused!

05-24-2013 03:58 PM

Awesome video about a Box factory - 3 replies

Great video I found of a steam powered box mill, Sorry if this was posted before.

02-13-2013 05:39 PM

replacement Plane blades - 4 replies

does anyone know where I can find a replacement blade for a Stanley Sweetheart No 190 Rabbet plane?

02-12-2013 07:56 PM

Primary vs Secondary Wood - 7 replies

I am about to embark on a new project soon. I Want to make the primary Wood Black Walnut, but I am at a loss as what to use for secondary wood. most of it will be internal but some will be showing like the Drawer sides. Or should I just go with all Walnut. it wouldn’t be that much of a cost difference since most of the secondary wood will ...

01-16-2013 07:54 PM

Craigslist find - 6 replies

Don’t know if the price is right but I thought I would pass it along. I have bought Tools from here before and the people are pretty good, I usually always get a discount on the tools I buy there. Antique Stanley Miter Saw

12-29-2012 05:06 PM

what speed setting for what grit paper on an orbital sander? - 8 replies

I hope I am posting this in the right forum. I have an Orbital Sander with a variable speed setting, well in the manual it says to set the speed according to the grit on the paper but it doesn’t say what speed for what grit, I am at a loss here, I have looked every where to find out what I should be setting it at but I alas I cannot find a...

11-24-2012 03:56 PM

some pictures are upside down - 4 replies

I just upload a project and some of the pictures got turned upside down. I was thinking it was on my end but it’s not. is there anyway of rotating them back? it’s hard looking at upside down pictures.

11-14-2012 05:54 PM

Journeyman Table saw? - 9 replies

found this on Craigslist, anyone know anything about this table saw? looks like it is well built but I can’t find any info on it. http://anchorage.craigslist.org/tls/3402645145.html

10-23-2012 04:29 PM

Is this a good deal? - 5 replies

I have been staring at this for over a week now and can’t make up my mind if I want to buy it. I don’t know if it is a good deal or not. The thing that worries me is that it’s been sitting for a while but the ends weren’t painted to keep out moisture. anybody? http://anchorage.craigslist.org/mat/3299481431.html

09-22-2012 07:22 AM

Craigslist score ! - 4 replies

I got these three tools on craigslist for 25.00 bucks! the two planes are supposed to be from vietnam. He said he picked them up there many years ago when he was stationed out there in the sixties and couldn’t remember where he got the marking gauge. there are no marks on the tools stating any company or anything other than some initials o...

09-10-2012 01:22 AM

Padauk Sucks! - 32 replies

I got a 2 inch thick by 10 ft piece, and I started working with itoday. first thing I notice is how ridiculously hard it is to work with! it’s almost like the grain iis going in different direcitons and it’s kinda twisted like, I trying to use a draw knife to taper the legs but like right down the middle the grain seems to be going i...

08-26-2012 06:29 PM

I won ! 2nd place at the Alaska State Fair - 10 replies

My first entry into the State fair. and my first piece of furniture. Second Place! and the judges loved the piece.

08-11-2012 03:50 AM

what is your Favorite Drink - 25 replies

Mine is Makers 46. Best bourbon I have ever tasted. those Kentucky boys know what they are doing that is for sure! I love the taste it’s got a cinnamon, sweet carmel, smooth end to it. no kick like most bourbon whiskeys, it stands the test of time. I Also like Glen Morangie, whoa that is good scotch. it’s aged in port barrels man tha...

08-04-2012 04:34 PM

wood working schools - 20 replies

Since I am such a newbie to the wood working world I am pretty envious of those who have been doing this all of there lives. I wish I had a third of the talent that most on here have. I noticed that there seems to be some pretty good schools on this. One in particular I like is the “Center for Furniture Craftsmanship” out in Maine. ...

07-16-2012 02:31 AM

Table top Rigid planer problems - 10 replies

I am have problems with my exhaust on my Planer, it keeps getting clogged, I have a heavy duty Wet/Dry Vac hooked to it, but it keeps getting clogged after one pass, has anyone had this problem and what did you do to fix it? Thanks in adance for any replys !

07-16-2012 01:20 AM

Planing Curly Maple Question - 10 replies

I was wondering if anybody else has the same problem. if you look at the picture you will notice to spots on the board. It looks like it was planed against the grain, but I swiitched it up and I still get the same thing, Hopefullly I can sand it out later. what do others do if you get this problem? thanks !

06-15-2012 04:44 PM

tips on doing a blind secret mitred dovetail joint - 9 replies

I am going to attempt blind secret mitred dovetail joints and wanted to know if anyone else has done this and what kind of tips can anyone offer. I am thinking i will have to do it all with hand tools which is what I want to do. thanks in advance! :)

06-05-2012 03:43 PM

interesting read from Nick Offerman Actor from "Parks and Recreation" - 0 replies

Entitled: Obsessed: woodworking

05-08-2012 07:28 PM

Four Poster Bed Canopy beams - 4 replies

I have a friend who wants to have the 4 beams put on top of her canopy bed, she said she doesn’t want to put any heavy material on it, mostly just sheers. the question I have is since these beams are pretty long, how can keep them from drooping over the years? are they simple one piece or should I spline together several pieces for strengt...

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