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|07-26-2016 04:37 AM||
different wood combinations - 0 replies
I have the winter edition of fine woodworking that has an article that shows good wood combinations and I actually used one of the suggestions on one of my projects and it turned out beautiful, the Mahogany and Cherry combination. what I was contemplating was a couple of different projects one being Padauk and curly maple and another being spalt...
|07-26-2016 04:31 AM||
Padauk finishes - 6 replies
I just recently finished a mirror frame for a neighbor and I put a coat of tung oil and let it set for a few days and then put on a high gloss poly on it; two coats, the brand was minwax, it says in the directions to apply and wait for at least 4 hours, well to me 4 hours is usually just a suggestion :) so I normally just let the finish set up o...
|03-24-2016 10:12 PM||
what is this called? - 3 replies
is there a name for this coat hanger type thingy, and where the heck can I find one?
|10-30-2015 08:54 PM||
follow dimension sizes or just fake it! - 6 replies
Okay, I have been doing some wood working for a while now, I like to do most of my work without using machines, the Galoot way! I like to quess-timate my specs, meaning I start with an overall estimation of what the dimensions of a project is and just start from there and I usually end up resizing most of my pieces but it comes together quite w...
|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||
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||
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 !