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06-04-2017 01:42 PM

My shop has mildew -help - 24 replies

I built a shop, 24×24, on a concrete slab, fully insulated, with metal on the outside and roof. I don’t use all the time, so in the summer sees little use. I use a electric space heater in the winter time. I guess the summer heat, with no ventilation going, I must be setting up humidity off and on, some tools have rusted and see ...

11-24-2011 06:57 PM

New shop - need ideas and advice - 14 replies

I just built a 24×24 workshop, wood frame, metal on outside on a concrete slab. I need advice for the help. Shop is approximately 200 feet from my house, stand alone. Electrical needs – service box (60 or 100 amp), 220 volts outlets? (don’t have any tools currently using this), gauge wire to run from house to shop etc. outl...

07-18-2009 02:45 PM


Boy, what a title, huh? About to start the process of buying land and building a new home and workshop. The property is about 6 acres with views of the mountain and pond. So my needs are: multipurpose bldg with nice workshop area, lawnmower storage area, tractor storage area, camper trailer storage and firewod storage. Basically, I want t...

02-22-2009 11:52 PM

Mission color finish - 5 replies

Where can I obtain a stain or process for the mission style finish. (i.e that old ammonia stained oak look) I have read only one lumberjocks discussion of his solution, dusty. Looks great, just wondering if there is something easier. any help would be appreciated.

02-21-2009 04:26 PM

Purple Heart - 3 replies

Have been reading and viewing several posts with cutting boards made out of purple heart. Never used this before and wondered where most of you are getting this wood and what I should expect to pay. I plan to build some of those cutting boards for family and love the look contrasted with maple. thanks

02-20-2009 04:07 AM

Makita Sander Vacuum Hose Connection - 5 replies

I have a Makita B05021 random orbital sander with a rectangular shaped dust bag connection. Anybody know how to retrofit this to attach a vacuum hose? I can’t find any accessories available from Makita?

11-28-2008 07:07 PM

Bessey Clamp Sale at Woodcraft - 6 replies

Bought some Bessey Clamps today from Been wanting some for a long time and couldn’t resist with this sale on. Thought some others might like to know this. Sam

09-07-2008 08:19 PM

Porter Cable Trim Saw 314, anybody have one? - 1 reply

Have a post already going about needing a circular saw. Anybody have this PC? If so, how do you like it? Give me your thoughts on your use of the saw.

09-06-2008 06:00 PM

Jet air cleaner AFS 1000B pre filters - 14 replies

Anybody tried retrofitting a REAL 12×24 filter for this unit? Although the JET filter says 12×24 it is actually slightly smaller. Hate to buy filters that cost 3 times as much as I can buy at the hardware store. JET really boogered us on this one, they want to sell their filters.

09-01-2008 08:42 AM

Need a new circular saw for cutting plywood - 18 replies

My 20 yr old Craftsman 7 1/4” circular saw has finally bit the dust. While cutting one of my plywood panels for a chest of drawers I’m building, I noticed the cut wasn’t staying true even though I was using as clamped straight edge to get a good cut. What I discovered was that the arbor seems to be loose allowing about 1/8...

08-22-2008 10:34 PM

Should I plane first or edge join and then plane - 15 replies

Making some drawers out of poplar for a chest of drawers project, the drawers will be faced with red oak. I have 3/4 poplar that needs to be planed to 1/2 inch. Also the variable width boards have to be edge joined-glued in order to get the 8 inch width boards I need. What should I do first, edge join or plane? Wonder if the glue will hurt t...

08-22-2008 02:38 AM

Dust Frame Construction & drawer slide - 5 replies

I’m continuing my son’s bedroom project and have a dilema with the chest of drawers. The plan called for metal drawer slides which are expensive, besides I don’t like them for this project. I want to build dust frames which I have done before on the changing table, but want a better quality fit since this is a much nicer proj...

08-11-2008 02:32 AM

Watco Danish Oil Finish - 8 replies

I just completed my 6 yr old son’s bed (Wood Oct 2002 bunk bed plans with some changes) made out of Northern Red Oak and decided to finish with Watco Danish Oil in dark walnut. This product was used on the Oct 2004 Wood Mag.’s Art and Craft Bed and is my first round with this product. Although the product states this is a finish,...

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