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|88 days ago||
A knockdown workbench for kids? - 6 replies
For Christmas, although I’m running out of time, I was going to build both my son and nephew a knockdown small workbench. They are both getting into wanting to make things and my bench sits too high for them to use effectively. The other is for my nephew in Florida which my parents will be taking home with them to my nephew for Christmas. ...
|124 days ago||
Dibetou or African Walnut - 8 replies
I was at the lumber store yesterday and they had a few stacks of Dibetou/African walnut for $1.50 bd ft. I couldn’t resist so I bought a stack of 140 bd ft that were 4/4 between 10-12 ft long with a couple boards over 12” wide. It was an impulse buy but at the price and some projects coming up that need some wood, it seemed to foot t...
|144 days ago||
So I’ve been doing my woodworking in an non climate controlled attached 20×20 garage and I was getting the bug to make it completely and entirely a wood shop until I bought a mustang recently which I now park in 1 bay of my garage. It’s my 2nd love, an equal loved hobby to woodworking and both require a lot of space unfortunate...
|383 days ago||
5/8" Thick Table Top for Pub Table? - 7 replies
I’m going to build a few pub tables for our showroom using the quick and dirty pocket screw method seen here:http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/pub_table_0909.aspx#.URk7AWjF0Us.emailThe only change I was going to make was that instead of purchasing new wood, I have a bunch if reclaimed heart pine flooring we took up fr...
|391 days ago||
Finish for cherry bathroom shelf? - 1 reply
I made a bathroom shelf for my wife out of cherry that she’s been wanting for a while, but I’m wondering what finish would be best? Originally I thought shellac and then I got worried that rubbing alcohol or something might get set on it sometime and ruin the finish. I want something that’s going to bring the grain out while pr...
|415 days ago||
Google sketchup for tpi pattern for retoothing - 2 replies
To start off, I absolutely don’t get sketchup. I’ve played with it but I’m lost. I wanted to do a layout for retoothing my saw like I’ve seen done but no clue. Whats the best way to do this? Also could I just do it the old fashioned way and use a set if dividers and a piece of paper and go at it?
|441 days ago||
Creating your own lumber...best, cheapest method? - 16 replies
I always see a lot of people giving away felled trees after storms and what not and I think to myself that for a little work, I could have a nice stack of usable lumber. I always wondered how people were creating their own lumber using hand tools and if its worth it , and then what the cheapest way to mill my own lumber would be to where it wou...
|459 days ago||
Woodriver shoulder plane? - 8 replies
I just stumbled upon this. Looks nice but approaching Lee Valley pricing for a shoulder plane. Maybe if it ever goes on sale: http://www.woodcraft.com/Catalog/ProductPage2.aspx?id=2021170&ProdId=37661&
|505 days ago||
Jointing old hardwood flooring with shelix head? - 2 replies
I just converted my DJ20 over the byrd head and it’s awesome! But I started thinking if it would be possible to run old hardwood flooring through it since it has carbide blades on it. I know the polyurethane will eat up the steel blades, but not sure about carbide. Any suggestions? My next purchase for this type of work will be a drum ...
|515 days ago||
Finish for Outdoor Cedar Beer Cooler? - 3 replies
I’m in the process of making of the of the cedar ice chests/beer coolers for a charity auction and I’m almost finished, but I was curious as to what would be a good finish to apply? I don’t want anything with a heavy film because it’s supposed to have sort of a rustic look. I used reclaimed cedar from my sons old swing s...
|520 days ago||
Delta DJ-20 Leaving Wood Concave - 9 replies
I’ve been working on tuning up my DJ-20 jointer that I just got a few days and after getting the knives set and going though one round of making the tables co planar and everything, I finally ran my first board through, which was a junk piece of 4×4 about 36” long. After checking it, it’s leaving the board concave in the ...
|522 days ago||
Just picked up a Delta DJ-20 - 16 replies
I’ve been saving up to replace my old 36” short bed 6” antique craftsman jointer with a longer bed 8” jointer for a while now thinking I was going to purchase the grizzly copy of the DJ20 and even had my heart set on that because I wasn’t having any luck finding used 8” jointers in my area. The only thing we ...
|535 days ago||
I just sprayed my first cabinet with the cheap harbor freight HVLP gun with Latex and I was impressed with the results for a gun that cost me around $12. I was curious as to what the difference between the Harbor Freight 47016: http://www.harborfreight.com/20-oz-high-volume-low-pressure-gravity-feed-spray-gun-47016.html and the Wood River HVLP ...
|535 days ago||
I’ve been selling off tools that I don’t use much in an attempt to save up for a new table saw. Right now I have a Delta Contractor Saw with I think the type 1 fence. I bought it for $75, cleaned the top, use the factory splitter and blade gauge, bought a PALS, link belt, and machined pullies, and an alignment adjuster kit and so ...
|548 days ago||
Earlex 5500 or Rockler HVLP? - 13 replies
I’ve been debating on going to a sprayer for my finishes. As most woodworkers, I cringe when it comes time to apply finish. I hate it. Same with paint of any kind. I hate it. I was leaning towards getting the earlex as highland woodworking has them on sale for $319 with 2.0 and 1.5mm nozzles, but then I started thinking about how much...
|555 days ago||
I’m going through cleaning out my tools trying to put towards the upgrade of couple machines and I have a few things for sale: Stanley Sweetheart 8 piece Set, backs lapped on the worksharp, then most sharpened by hand. In great shape, basically brand new with leather tool roll – SOLD Veritas Scrub Plane with A2 Bla...
|562 days ago||
To make a long story short, we use these in our flooring business and one of them had a broken hose, so I ordered a new hose for it, and then realized how similar in specs this was to some of the expensive dust extraction units. It’s designed to be worn on the shoulders, but it’s essentially a quiet (less than 70db, 120cfm, 2 stage ...
|563 days ago||
Dewalt dust extractor? - 5 replies
I just bought a dewalt track saw, which is awesome, by the way, but I was at the same time trying to get some better dust collection in my garage lately. I bought a harbor freight dust collector which I haven;t been able to utilize just yet because I need some adapters for my planer, and I have to adapt my old contractor saw and old jointer to ...
|568 days ago||
Dewalt Radial Arm Saw...worth picking up? - 3 replies
I was perusing craigslist like usual and I came across a Dewalt Radial Arm saw, looks to be a GP model I believe, but I’m not sure. The ad wants $100, which I may be able to talk him down I’m sure. Is this a decent model? I regret giving away my dads craftsman radial arm. For years, that’s all he ever used to build anything...
|573 days ago||
Jointer/Planer Combo Models? - 16 replies
I’ve been looking seriously at upgrading my smallish 36” old craftsman jointer and my cheap ryobi planer to one of the combo machines. I have a 20×20 shop/garage so space is limited. I’ve been leaning towards saving for the Jet jjp12 as it looks like it gets decent reviews, but it’s still around $2400. I recently ...