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09-15-2015 05:24 PM

Finishing in garage made my dryer stink - 5 replies

So I just finished putting the final coat of Arm-R-Seal on a table I made. It was 6 wiped on coats over the coarse of 4 days. I finish in the garage, which, in our split-entry, is located right next to the laundry room. A few days ago, my wife makes the comment that the clothes coming out of the dryer have a weird smell to them. Sure enough,...

09-09-2015 12:46 PM

Dumb question about using table top Z fasteners... - 7 replies

So I am wrapping up my table build, and I purchased the Z-style fasteners. I ran the groove along the insides of the aprons. So, here’s my question (it seems dumb, but, whatever)... When I install these, should I push the fastener until it bottoms out in the slot, and screw it to the top, or leave more play? We’re in the peak o...

07-10-2015 05:13 PM

Gluing cross-grain top on small (2" wide) box...OK? - 3 replies

So I want to make a small (roughly 2” wide x 3” long internal dimension) box with a slot in the top to dispose of my used double-edge razor blades in. I was thinking a simple tongue/groove on the sides, and then just gluing the top on (the bottom will be screwed on so I can empty it occasionally). Obviously there will be 2 sides th...

06-25-2015 02:41 PM

Learned my lesson on initial milling of rough lumber... - 14 replies

Well, I guess I got greedy last night. I needed some 60” long by 2” wide strips of 5/4. I had a few 7.5”+ wide boards of air-dried, rough-cut ash reamining, so I figured I could get these last few strips out, and not have to go buy more. “Cut them to 2.5 wide,” my brain told me, “it’ll be fine.”...

06-23-2015 01:36 PM

Wedged tenon in table apron? - 5 replies

So my wife sends me an e-mail yesterday from work, requesting a table. She is a teacher, and it’s not like the school is going to give her money for one, so this is usually where I come in. She wants a table 72” long, 22” deep, and 36” high. She would like a lower shelf as well, but only want it to be half as deep, b...

06-22-2015 01:06 PM

McClellan Angle Brace For Trade - 0 replies

Looking to trade this McClellan angle brace. I picked it up out of curiosity, but have no real use for it other than a decoration. I figure if there is someone out there who likes collecting, it may be of interest to them. Or, if anyone is just super-psyched about decorative braces. The brace has a Millers Falls chuck on it, patent Feb 18 18...

06-19-2015 05:35 PM

Craigslist score paid for second craigslist score - 13 replies

Not absolutely gloat-worthy, but a good deal nonetheless. I picked up some air-dried rough 4/4 cherry two years ago, 115 bd ft for $80. That was a gloat. I used about 50 of it, kept another 25, and today traded 40 of it for a Delta 14-650 mortiser in barely used working condition. I could’ve sold the cherry for more than the mortiser w...

06-19-2015 01:18 PM

Help identify this MF brace - 9 replies

So I was doing the neighborhood yard sale with my daughter last weekend, and I picked up a nice Stanley brace for $1. Score. Then the guy asked me if I wanted this for $1, and I said sure. The chances that I will ever use this are slim to none, but I figure if nothing else, it’s a nice wall decoration for the shop. The chuck says Mil...

06-12-2015 06:53 PM

Porter Cable Dovetail Jig $40 Off @ Amazon - 7 replies

Well, this is for PC power tools and accessories in general…there is a $20 off $100 on right now. I was going to purchase at Home Depot online, but Amazon has the best price. I just ordered the 4212 for about $127 after tax. Normally $157.99 on HD and Amazon. I found that if I added it to my cart on HD, it would knock $20 off, making...

05-20-2015 05:54 PM

Anybody use this Whiteside Rail/Stile bit for solid panels? - 16 replies

Still in the design phase for the kitchen remodel, and my local hardwood distributor came back with a price of $90 per sheet for 1/4” MDF-core G2S maple plywood. My cabinet doors are going to be a flat panel shaker style, and I have 20 to do. I could spend $200 after tax, and have doors. I’m a bit disappointed in the price, since ...

05-12-2015 08:56 PM

Which screws for clamping plywood in dado while glue dries? - 12 replies

For my upcoming cabinet build, the carcasses will have the sides dado’d to accept the bottoms (for both base and uppers). Since the outsides will not be visible (well, one end will have a 1/4” applied finished panel), I want to use screws, from the outside, to provide the clamping power until the glue dries. Which screws do you guy...

05-07-2015 06:55 PM

Spraying EM6000 over water-soluble dye - 4 replies

I’m wondering if one can spray (w/ Earlex 5500) a water-soluble aniline dye onto maple, and then topcoat directly with a few coats of sprayed Target EM6000?

05-06-2015 05:18 PM

WTB - Soft maple 150 bdft - Binghamton, NY - 6 replies

Looking to buy approximately 150 board feet of dried maple near the Binghamton, NY region. Looking for 4/4, can be rough, or surfaced. I can transport, and can travel up to an hour or so to get it. Wife wants new kitchen cabinets. Does anybody have any they’d like to part with?

05-05-2015 03:54 PM

Options for 2-door cabinet with no center stile - 27 replies

I’m working on designing the new cabinets for my kitchen. The existing ones are at the end of their life, literally peeling, broken slides, etc, and for the most part, I’m doing a one-to-one replacement. Also convinced the wife to let me buy an Earlex and a PC dovetail jig. We do have a 27” wide cabinet, and I’ll be a...

04-19-2015 01:29 AM

Is this miter box serviceable? - 5 replies

I don’t know much about miter boxes, but I’ve been keeping an eye out for one. I spotted this one locally for $20, can anyone identify it, and see if anything jumps out (good, bad, missing parts, etc)? I don’t mind a bit of cleanup, I’ve spent quite a bit of time on planes, saws, and chisels…but don’t want t...

01-09-2015 04:41 PM

1/16" crown in new workbench top - 9 replies

Just a sanity check here, please bear with me… I just recently glued up my workbench top. I was originally going to stick with MDF for budget reasons, but I got a couple HD gift cards and culled through the Douglas Fir 2×10’s. The top is about 2 1/16” thick. 93” long, by 26” deep. I’ve gone over ...

12-09-2014 03:03 PM

What's Santa bringing you (woodworking related and not)? - 2 replies

While surprises are still nice on Christmas morning, or during Hanukah, or Kwanza, or Festivus, it seems that as we get into adult-hood, we know a lot more of our gifts ahead of time. So, what are you getting this holiday season? Oddly enough, I’ve been able to keep myself in the dark as far as what I’m getting this year. I am n...

11-20-2014 02:19 PM

Best way to attach apron to MDF bench top? - 30 replies

So I managed to score some hard-to-come-by time in the garage tomorrow afternoon, about 3 hours, and my goal is to get an apron on my workbench. The bench top is 2 layers of 3/4” MDF, with a replaceable 3/16” hardboard top. It sits on top of a 90”x21” span of cabinets I made. The top itself is 96”x24”. M...

11-14-2014 05:17 PM

Calling all frigid woodworkers! - 60 replies

After seeing increasing threads about the decreasing temperatures in our shops, I thought I’d start a thread about dealing with the cold temperatures in some of our shops. Many people have the luxury of a heated, climate controlled shop. Other people rely on wood-burning stoves, kerosene heaters, or something similar. And yet others (my...

11-13-2014 07:42 PM

Does this seem like a good deal for veneer? - 4 replies

I’ve been interested in trying veneer, maybe on a small box or something, but I don’t have any place that sells it around here, and didn’t want to order online, sight unseen, so I never bought any. All I know about veneering is what I’ve seen T-Mac, Roy, and the Woodsmith guys do on TV. This popped up on the local CL ...

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