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229 days ago

Two problems - 2 replies

I made foot stools from the cross section of a popular tree. It is about 2 to 3 inches thick. I have tried to control the drying, and it is to the point that it needs to be sealed. What would be best to use? Second problem. I recently read of someone finishing an open grain wood by using an oil finish, sanding it while still wet creating a sl...

279 days ago

Bent wood rings - 4 replies

O.K., I have started doing bent wood rings and bracelets. So far I have done pretty good. I even made a ring with two different woods for contrast.I have done epoxy inlay in some of my other projects.I would like to know how others create the groove for the inlay. The other thing I would like to do is wrap wood around a metal band, but I can not...

282 days ago

Finishing Popular Slabs - 8 replies

A friend ask me to make some foot stools from three pieces of cross cut popular. I have cleaned off the bark and sanded them smooth. They were sitting in their basement before I got them. They were cut sometime this summer. I have had them in my unheated shop for sometime. I have not checked their moisture content since I do not have a way to do...

438 days ago

What are the best selling items at a craft fair? - 4 replies

My grandson goes to a very nice private school that has a “craft fair” in late Nov. or early Dec. for people to pick up unusual Christmas gifts. I make a good Andy style box, wine tilts, and to try my first cutting board next week. I am able to do inlay in the tilts and boxes. Take a look at my project page to see some of the item...

553 days ago

adapting a ryobi bt3100 fence to a Sears 10" table saw. - 3 replies

I was given the fence from a Ryobi BT 3100 10” table saw.Has any one ever adapted this fence to a Sears 10” table saw. If so, what were the problems?

742 days ago

Finishing Walnut?????? - 5 replies

I have a jewelry box to build for a customer and he wants it out of dark wood. I found some nice walnut that is more toward a dark grey in color. The bottom and part of the top will have to have veneer instead of solid wood. The veneer I have is more toward a brown color. I need to get them closer in color. So how do you stain walnut? What sh...

821 days ago

What is going on? - 6 replies

Who changed the display format of the project page and why?

899 days ago

What tool or tools in your shop make you a better woodworker? - 54 replies

I have two items that have improved the quality of my work. The first is a digital angle gauge. I am able to set a true angle on my table saw easier. The same for my bandsaw table and miter saw.The other item is a digital caliper. I dress most of my material from rough lumber and this helps me to get the thickness I want.I am sure there are oth...

908 days ago

Instructions for care of cutting boards - 4 replies

When you sell or give a cutting board; do you have instruction information for the care and maintaining of the cutting board for the customer? If you do, I would like to see what you give your customer.

940 days ago

Ryobi AP10 maintance - 1 reply

I have a Ryobi AP 10 thickness planner. I need to know the proper method of cleaning the in-feed and out-feed rollers. I am getting a lot of slipping lately.

1134 days ago

Dealing with consignment shops! - 7 replies

I am retired and will be making more items from my shop. I do good work and most of my items sell, but I would like to make more and spend less time selling. So I want to know LJ’s experience in dealing with consignment shops and is this a safe route to go. Not really interested in the craft fairs at this time. So it is time for you ...

1241 days ago

Homemade Inflatable drum sander - 2 replies

I can remember seeing, in one of my magazines, plans for making an inflatable drum sander, but can not find it. is there anyone with a plan for making one or has made one and would share the details?

1497 days ago

ProTek parts - 1 reply

I have a ProTek chop saw that is in need of a blade insert. I had a piece of wood break it and this is what holds the index marker. I understand that they are no longer in business and the 1-800 number is disconnected. Does any one know where to find parts? I bought it from Sears and they no longer service it. If you have one that is not running...

2353 days ago

Coffin - 25 replies

I know that this will freak some of you out, but I would like to build my own coffin. At 70 years old I may need to get started. We just remodeled our church and I have a good bit of mahogany from the old pews. I need to know if anyone has done this and where did they get their plans. I know that Rockler carries the hardware and some books. ...


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