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|10 days ago||
I’d please like a list of online bandsaw blade suppliers for purchasing online, for the past few years I’ve been purchasing from a local supplier in which his blades are not holding up to per welds breaking (see this forum thread) Welds Breaking and I’m growing tired of it, I tried goggling but not having any luck. The bla...
|12 days ago||
I have a dilemma along with some questions. First I want to say that I’ve always purchased my blades from a local supplier which I believe to be simple carbon steel, he makes up what I need and does the welding on them, I’ve only purchased name brand blades a few times, not enough to compare to his blades as his has always done th...
|25 days ago||
I just saw a video (wine bottle balancer) where stencil was taped down over wood tightly and then a gel stain was added to produce wording on the wood, once the stencil was removed the wording remained, so my questions are 1. What’s keeping the stain from bleeding under the stencil? Would it be necessary to lay down a coat of wax free she...
|28 days ago||
A question in regards to tablesaw sleds. - 17 replies
I have yet to build a nice wooden cross cut sled and not even sure if I need one so that brings me to this question, but first a run down of my shop and equipment. I am limited on space but could manage to find room for a sled if it’d be an asset. I have a Dewalt DW717 miter saw which has been flawless so far for what I’ve been b...
|29 days ago||
How to cut a perfect elongated hole? - 14 replies
I need help on how to go about cutting a perfect elongated hole in a 5/8” thick piece without tear out on the back side, I need it 1 3/8” long by 1/2” wide, rounded on each end. Thanks
|32 days ago||
A question for cutting board makers - 23 replies
I have a somewhat simple question in regards to finishing on a cutting board, is it necessary to use beeswax if using mineral oil? Also what makes the difference between a serving board and a cutting board? Thanks
|40 days ago||
I’d like others opinions and outlook on this subject, Is it OK to claim your creations as handcrafted even though you used power tools and machinery to make it with? At what point does it become manufactured or mass produced?
|48 days ago||
After watching Patron’s forum topic on Music to my ears This brought me to a question I was pondering on the other day and wasn’t sure about posting a question about it but….., used bandsaw blades or any metal blades for that matter, should I be throwing these away, is there any other use for them? What about instead of la...
|50 days ago||
I have a question wondering how anyone would handle a situation, first let me say that this did not happen to me but came close, an unsupervised and unruly child (10 year old girl) she looked just like the little girl on Honey Boo Boo was going through all of my boxes being some what annoying and unbehaving, she kept pulling out drawers etc when...
|72 days ago||
Planing against grain, (not end grain) flat surface. - 17 replies
I’m left with a situation with a glue up for a project I am working on only the glue up won’t fit in my 13” planer unless I turn it to plan against grain, I’m not talking about end grain, I’m talking about the top surface, I’ve never done it before and thought I’d better ask before doing it. I was thinki...
|75 days ago||
After posting here on LJ awhile back an issue I was having with lacquer causing tiny crystals to form on some red cedar over a period of time (shelf sitting) Charles Neil chimed in and told me what I needed to do, he mentioned shellac as a sealer first. I thought about what he said and did some research on shellac and found that using the non...
|87 days ago||
Bit the bullet, new addition to the driveway - 10 replies
Well it had to be done, after talking to Greg about his booth display and since I am only limited 6’ 5” on bed length and only 4’ in width between the fender wells, I have an 06 Tundra double cab (crew) with a 6 and a half foot bed, yep that’s right you newer Tundra double cab owners I’m not limited to only a 5’5” bed :) but even with that 6’.5...
|92 days ago||
I’ve only been doing the shows starting Nov last year just before Christmas, up until just yesterday, the first show in Nov 2012 turned out my best sale yet to day with the most income in a single day sitting, held in small town called Blanco during their monthly market day event, my second biggest was April during an Arts and Crafts show...
|96 days ago||
Planer motor running erratically, Bad Brushes? - 11 replies
I have the Ryobi AP 1301 have had it for several years, just a couple days ago I noticed the motor starting fluctuating, pulsating, losing power gaining power running erratically, acting like it’s trying to go out, so I’m wondering if brushes going bad can cause this? Thanks
|96 days ago||
Barter with the Dentist - 31 replies
So today I had a dentist appointment to have an old crown replaced, I know the front desk pretty well the ladies and thought I’d bring in some of my work so they could see it, I grabbed my recently made Bubinga Santa sleigh and propped it up on the front counter my dentist walked in and saw it and was amazed starting asking me a lot of que...
|104 days ago||
I have something happening that I’ve never seen before, On one of my red cedar boxes (bandsaw box Santa Sleigh) I had left the inside of all drawers unfinished for the cedar aroma and had a lacquer finish on the exterior walls and everywhere else, only the inside of the drawers were left unfinished, the box had been left on the shelf for ...
|116 days ago||
I have a question on finger joint, box joint and dovetail joinery when it comes to cutting the kerfs on the inside side walls for the bottom’s and the lids how is this done? I have miter joinery down and figured out but after completed my first box joint joinery box and after cutting the bottom kerf for the bottom panel, I went through...
|135 days ago||
Ok everyone get your fiddles out ready and tuned. :) Having only one bandsaw has it’s disadvantages, so I had the bandsaw setup for resawing logs as that’s what I had projected on my schedule, it was a three day planning and today was my third day so it seemed, last nights rain as decided to make that change for me and cut me shor...
|136 days ago||
I have a non heated / cooled metal storage shed sitting under a red oak shade tree the shed is off of the ground with a wood floor and slight air flow through it, I have built a wood rack to store 12” to 24” in length x 1” thick boards cut from logs that I currently have stickered for several months, the situation I have is ...
|139 days ago||
New Toys And Addtions To Play With In The Shop - 17 replies
If my shop wasn’t already full it for sure is now. Had to make some modifications to the drill press table in order to make if fit the stock table, it took a 38” spiral bit along with a 1 3/8 fornester bit to make the mods, simple enough. First set of pictures, router table MCLS Multi Joint Spacing Jig, Second pic is the newly pur...