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3 days ago

Mesquite Experts - 14 replies

Since I’ve been dealing with a lot of mesquite as of lately, every now and then I run across a project made from mesquite that the woodworking is referring it as Black Mesquite, it appears this is a made up ruse in order to enhance it’s appeal to a would be buyer in deceiving them to purchase it? I’ve done research and perhaps...

5 days ago

Another use for wood glue, you'll be surprised. - 21 replies

Using Titebond to clean a record, how many of you have ever heard or tried this?

6 days ago

Question, is Ipe and Nogal the same? - 6 replies

I recently read a topic and in some of the comments Ipe is considered to be a Brazilian walnut but Nogal is also so I was wondering if they were both one in the same, just two different names such as other species? Never Mind I neglected to research before asking this question, Nogal is Peruvian not Brazilian.

7 days ago

Table Saw Cutting Issues, Blade type or Blade Dull The Reason? - 12 replies

I just noticed that my table saw not cutting properly, the board I am using is alder and was purchased with a single straight edge, the pre cut has a nice flat butt against the fence but after my blade cut I’m seeing slight gaps shown in the pictures below so I’m wondering if it’s the nature of the blade I am using or is it p...

30 days ago

Once again I turn to fellow LJ's for help, inlaying coins into coasters. - 20 replies

I was just commissioned to build four sets of coasters, 8 coasters per set, customer is also is wanting 3” dia military coins inlayed in each coaster, knowing that condensation will be on the coins, what method should I use to inlay them with? 2 part epoxy is what I’m thinking. Thanks

33 days ago

Boo Boo that needs fixing, Help! - 26 replies

I was requested from a close friend needing an URN built for his father-in-law, and so I told him I’d be honored too make one for him, I asked him some typical questions the size for the container he gave me the measurements, he gave me free rain on wood of choice so I chose Sipo, my next question was did he want a cross on the box and he ...

52 days ago

For those of you that were following my most recent project ( A better Apron) - 11 replies

For those of you that commented and are following my most recent project posting A better Apron that was put on by way of video from woodsmith, using dowels along with magnets to secure the apron cord from the back instead of tying is a flop, failure, doesn’t work worth beans, every time you stretch to reach, bend over, sand, pretty much a...

62 days ago

Question For All Those That Have Lumber Mills - 30 replies

For all those of you that have lumber mills, I am curious as to what’s the strangest thing you’ve come across inside of a tree when cutting that has either destroyed a blade or not? What prompted this question is that I just had a Mesquite tree milled a good size tree, I just received a call from the mill that two blades were dest...

69 days ago

Table saw and Router Table Combo problem resolved - 6 replies

A week 1/2 ago I posted a topic Does it matter which side of the tables aw a Router table Ext can be placed? with the help of replies and responses I received got me to thinking of trying new ideas along rearranging the shop, low and behold my problem has been resolved, what I wand up doing was turning the table saw so that it sat in the center ...

73 days ago

Does anyone actually shop at Grainger? Talking About Sky Rocket Prices. - 56 replies

I have no idea how they are still in business, with their prices. OK so I’m in the market for a router for my newly purchased table saw extension router table and after online shopping I’ve found Lowes to be the best local for the Dewalt 618 fixed base at $149.00 and Amazon to be $154.00 for the online price with free shipping an...

81 days ago

Does it matter which side of the tablesaw a Router table Ext can be placed? - 33 replies

My question since I am limited in shop space and the position of my table saw my only option would be to set the router table extension to the left side if the tablesaw blade opposed on the right side, does it matter where you install the router extension at? Thanks

84 days ago

Bandsaw Guides Locking Up Due To Sawdust. - 22 replies

I’m now at the point that something has to be done, I’m tired of working oil into the bearings of my guides to unfreeze the bearings locking from sawdust, I understand Carter makes kits but is this my only alternative? I have the Grizzly GO555P 14” and the guides are stock guides that came with the saw. The only time I use ...

93 days ago

Why use a trailer when you have a truck - 14 replies

109 days ago

Mesquite tree finely coming down - 35 replies

I bought my house back in 96 and this Mesquite tree has been in the back yard ever since, I’m not real sure how old it is but only that it’s always been a mature tree, I kept it for personal reasons, for it’s nice shade mainly but due to my dog eating the seed pods that fall to the ground and also the thorns, she doesn’t ...

114 days ago

For shop users, Corded or Cordless Drills and why? - 88 replies

I’d like to get opinions and preferences on cordless and or corded drills, and why? What brought this question on is that in my past I’ve purchased cordless drills and have found them to be useless when needing a drill only to have a dead battery in which takes 8 hours to charge or either a battery that doesn’t take a charge...

119 days ago

Adding a Project, How too? - 8 replies

It appears as though the site has changed, I used to be able to click on projects and have the option to add a new project, that doesn’t seem to be there anymore am I missing something?

119 days ago

Sold a Box For an Unusual Purpose Yesterday 3/26/14 - 16 replies

OK so I’m driving back home from the post office after shipping off a new custom order sale I had just completed and received a phone call but waited until I got home to listen to the message, A customer (lady) living in the same local area I live in wanted to buy one of my boxes, she found me by way of google which brought her to my faceb...

132 days ago

For you Amazon Prime members, get ready for membership increase 2014 - 58 replies

I just received an email from Amazon in regards to my Prime membership, there’s been a change as of my renewal date for this coming July I will have an $15.00 increase in order to keep my membership. For me that’s a deal breaker, I’m going to cut the ties come time for renewal, myself I don’t even think the video steam...

133 days ago

Cypress or Cedar? I need some help a block of wood I received. - 33 replies

Hi I just received a block of wood that had been on the ground in the sun with grass growing over the top of it so it appears it’s been there for several years, the lady told me it was Cypress and I tend to believe her as I don’t think cedar gets this big. The block in the pictures is 12” wide x 4” thick, was hoping so...

135 days ago

Dust collection bag for HF dust collecter, where to get one? - 18 replies

Hello I was hoping someone could direct me to where I can get dust collection bag for my Harbor Freight 70 gallon dust collector, the stock bag that came with it is just a simple clear 70 gallon plastic bag which has already seen it’s better days, I can’t seem to find a replacement bag that will fit, I’ve looked all over onl...

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