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08-09-2009 02:08 AM

Kiln drying - 1 reply

I have around 900 bft of Larch that is around 30% at present. We stacked it with 3/4” thick stickers every 18” and left 2” between each board in the rows. The bottom of the stack starts with two 8” post w/ stickers on them. We put plastic down to keep the moister from coming up thru the concrete. Then we built a 2×4 ...

04-25-2009 12:06 AM

Dowelf for projects - 3 replies

I was wondering who uses hardwood dowels and what sizes are the most common. I am asking becouse I am getting some knives made for my moulding machine to make dowels. I know turners use them for mills and such. I am going to ask this on a few forums to try and get the widest feedback.

03-30-2009 08:01 PM

Part time help - 7 replies

As some of you know I run a small cabinet and molding shop. On march 10 I had shoulder surgery asnd am going to be one arm short for the next 4 or 5 month. So, I am looking for someone who migth be intrested in doing some install work. Install moldings, cabinets, built ins and pick up and drop offs. It would only be aournd 15-20 hours a week. So...

01-27-2009 12:36 AM

Ellipacal table top? - 1 reply

How do I lay this out? I am going to make a dining room table for the wife and need to figure out how to lay it out. It is going to be about 40” wide x 72” long. Two pedestals for the base and and will have two leafs for the middle. Of course the shape will change when it is opend up.

01-06-2009 04:54 AM

Set up squares - 1 reply

I need to buy a new square and or combo square. Looking for a decent one and not sure of which brand to get. I did look at serrate(sp?) but think they are above what I am looking to spend at this time. Yes I looked in the reveiw, however their are not many there.

12-17-2008 04:15 AM

Custom moldings price - 5 replies

I know everyone ask how to price work, but this really has me stumed. How do/should I price custom molding? Example: Custumer needs 20’ of a odd panel molding. I get a price on the knife and he approves. I order the knifes and make 20’ for him. Knifes cost $108 for the pair including shipping. Lumber, white oak. Amount needed, two wi...

11-09-2008 06:20 PM

Simple cabinet doors? - 7 replies

I am starting a waitress station and planed on useing some shaker type doors. These will my first ones like this. How thick should the center panels be if the doors stiles and rails are 3/4” thick? Was thinking 3/8”, but wanted to check before I cut the maple.

11-03-2008 08:36 PM

C-Man Shaper+ cutters=? - 1 reply

OK, now that I you wondering what my brain is thinking. I am looking at a C-Man shaper plus a dozen or so carbide tipped cutters. It has some draw backs, but for the price I think I can make it work for awhile. Specs: 1/2” spindel, burt can use 3/4” cutters, 1 hp motor, 2,5/8 opening. Asking price is $350 obo. What dou you think it i...

11-02-2008 01:58 AM

Electrical help - 2 replies

I am trying to wire up my planer but have a qestion about the relay(starter) for it. On the relay it is marked L1, L2, now I cannot for the life of me remember if “L” is for load or for line? Anyone know which it is, or am I going to call a electrician monday?

09-03-2008 09:26 PM

Screw supplier? - 9 replies

I know that the first answer is going to be Mc Felly’s. But they do not have what I want. Any other source for screws and stuff? Perffer a place w/out min orders. What am after is some 8 X 1/2”, #2 PHILLIPS, ZINC, COARSE. I did not order them with the slides and I can not find any locally.

07-23-2008 02:28 AM

Contracts - 3 replies

I am looking for help on making/ getting a contract. Right now I just type it up on excel or word and print it out.This does not in any way look professional. If you do not mind, I would like to know what you use or a plsce where they have some.

07-03-2008 04:11 AM

Wide belt/drum sander rental - 1 reply

No not a question on price, but a question on how to charge. I have a guy down the road that wants me to do some sanding of cabinet doors. The average cost around here is $1.40 per sqft and raised panel door around $1.65 sqft. Now question is: If there is 8 bft/sqft then should I charge double that for doing both sides?The doors took a total of ...

06-28-2008 02:42 AM

Quality sanders - 8 replies

Here is my problem, Just many others who will not admit to it. I am always buying cheap sanders and end up killing them in less then a year. Today I sat down and realized that in four years now I have killed: 3 ROS sanders, 3 detail sanders,one 1/4 sheet sander, one 1/3 sheet sander and two belt sanders. Now if you figure each sander at $30 buck...

06-12-2008 03:54 AM

Router table or shaper? - 5 replies

I am getting ready to pull the trigger and get one or the other. I have read different debates going both ways. In the end they come out costing close to the same after everythiong is bought and or built. I am really leaning towards a shaper, but just not sure. At this point, my router is only 1/4” collet. This means I would have to buy a ...

06-06-2008 09:34 PM

Sandpaper source - 8 replies

My ROS sander takes 8 hole 5” disk. Anyone know of a good brand to get psa 8hole 5” disk from? Nortons does not seem to make them. I have looked at Mirka and not sure about there quality. Hook and loop does not hold up well on my beast.

06-06-2008 09:22 PM

The best extior poly? - 5 replies

I am looking for options to seal a garage door that I will be staining next week. It faces south, so it will take a beating. I have only done small things that did not matter if it was redone each year. The owners would rather pay the cost up front as to have it redone each year. Was thinking some kind of spar ureathane might be best. Whiuch wo...

05-22-2008 07:50 PM

Turning chisels - 5 replies

How do you tell if chisels are of high quality if the handles havee been replaced and there are no names showing? The reason I ask is I am looking at buying a large lot of turning tools and wondering how to tell what they are worth. All in all there is aleast 20 chisels. Both for spindles and bowls, plus chucks, face plates, sanding wheels, turn...

05-15-2008 12:41 AM

Veneering glues & technique for large items - 11 replies

OK, I have this going a a few different foruims. Reason is I want to get as much feedback as possible. Someone suggested not useing contact cement for glueing veneer to the substraight . They claimed it was to flexable and would not move with the wood under neath, I am not trying to start trouble, just trying to get all the info I can on differ...

05-03-2008 01:41 AM

Assembly bench - 3 replies

I am thinking of using plwood to make some hollow legs for the table. Anyone see a reason way it would not work? The legs will be about 3” square. The board would be miterd to hide the edge of the ply and joind with biscuits. From there I plan on mounting the legs on the inside of a skirt/apron and set a torsion box on top of it.

04-28-2008 02:50 AM

Concrete cleaner? - 6 replies

Here is the problem, My shop that I am moveing into is concrte indecent shape. The problem is ther is alot of old paint on the floor and I want to remove it to put on some something that help make it brighter in there. A freind recommended some suflairic(sp?) acid. He can get the un dulited stuff from work. What would you recommend?

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