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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 ...

11-12-2014 09:49 PM

Has anyone ordered a Lee Valley calendar? - 5 replies

Has anyone ordered a woodworking calendar from Lee Valley? I’m thinking about getting one for the workplace, but am curious to see what I can expect in one. Their website does not have any samples, besides the one stock photo for the item. Edit : Normally for $6 I’d just do it, but there’s $8 in shipping (that’s pret...

10-24-2014 01:19 PM

Questions on using gorilla glue - 26 replies

So this weekend I’m going to be gluing up a mailbox post I’ve been working on. The post is made of 4×4 pressure-treated lumber. This will hold two mailboxes, and the vertical post and the horizontal pieces are joined by half-lap joints to make a cross. The 4×4’s had been sitting in my garage for about 6 months befo...

06-20-2014 06:45 PM ridiculous is ridiculous? - 33 replies

So apparently I am behind on the times. There seems to be a lot of talk these days about shaving. With stores like Art of Shaving popping up, and YouTube videos detailing a 15-step shaving process involving pre-shave oils, creams, lathers, shaving oils, shave intermission oils, and post-shave oils, I clearly must have missed something somewher...

06-05-2014 12:35 AM

My new lumberjock-to-be - 18 replies

Not woodworking related, but just wanted to share with my fellow LJ friends. This morning we welcomed our son, Colin. He came in at a whopping 5lb 0oz. This is our second child and first boy.

03-18-2014 12:40 PM

Lumber buying - etiquette question - 41 replies

So I’m driving out this afternoon to look at some air dried cherry. The guy has about 1800 bd ft, but I only have space for about 75, so he’s pulled off about that much and set it aside for me. It’s been sitting stacked for about 5 years and he’s moving, price is $1 bd ft. I’m not expecting the greatest lumber, b...

03-03-2014 12:19 PM

Prefinish this toy box, then assemble? (With picture) - 4 replies

Here is a toy box I’m working on. Construction is almost complete, just needs a top glued up. Top and bottom rails have haunched tenons into the legs. Everything else is stub tenon and groove, panels are 1/4” thick. This is just a dry fit (don’t mind the couple small gaps, they will disappear when clamped up. I’...

02-18-2014 06:35 PM

Pocket hole through MDF to Poplar - 17 replies

One of my upcoming projects is going to be a headboard for our daughter’s new room. Nothing fancy, just two posts made of poplar, with a MDF panel between them with some curves routed on. Painted white. Probably will end up covered in stickers and crayon. First off, let’s get this out of the way :“MDF.” Boos and his...

02-11-2014 01:48 PM

Designing tool storage vs growing tool collection - 2 replies

So I’ve been tossing ideas around in my head the past few days about a small cabinet to store my hand drills, braces, and bits, along with my powered drill bits that don’t have a home (circle cutters, countersink, sanding drums). I have a less-than-pretty plywood rack for my power drills and bit cases, and that’s where they...

02-10-2014 01:44 PM

Craiglist pickup of old hand tools (w/ pics) - 10 replies

I picked this lot up for $20 yesterday. Since most of my woodworking happens at night now when my wife and daughter are asleep, I’ve been stepping up my hand tool usage. I primarily wanted the chisels/gouges, but I wasn’t going to turn down the other stuff in the lot. The guy was an older gentleman who said these we’re his g...

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