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923 days ago


Is there anyway to obtain a member’s email?Often members don’t post for a long period or leave and I’d like to contact someone.Thanks

1346 days ago

Pair of 12V Makita drills to good home - 7 replies

Anyone want a couple of 12V Makita drills? Nothing wrong with theml.NO batteries (The one in photo died)Also have the charger.You’ll have to pay the shipping.

1346 days ago

Looking for PIN100 case - 2 replies

Anyone got a Porter Cable pin nailer PIN100 case they do NOT want?Will pay the shipping.

1603 days ago

How to delete blogs? - 1 reply

Can’t seem to figure out how to delete complete blogs….Thks

1677 days ago

Thoughts on acclimatizing wood? - 4 replies

Interested in your thoughts on acclimatizing wood in the shop.Up here in Montreal wood is stored outside in covered or protected warehouses. Not all are heated and these days it’s cold, damp and humid.These are just questions I can think of offhand… Do you acclimatize wood before staring a project?How important do you think it is?...

1693 days ago

Woodworking GPS POIs? - 3 replies

Got a GPS for Christmas and having a lot of fun with it.One of the cool things is being able to add custom POI.Woodworking related I’ve got the Lee Valley and BusyBee POI loaded.Got any others?

1727 days ago

Explorer 7 vs 8 - 11 replies

Some folks who’ve visited my web site in Explorer 8 say they can’t see the pages properly. But with Explorer 7 or Firefox there’s no problem.Anyone know causes? Corrective measures? Hope it’s OK to post my link, if not it’s at myTIA

1734 days ago

Best hardwood for staining? - 11 replies

Client wants a simple bench that will have an upholstered top.He’ll finish it so the easiest wood to stain is what he’s looking for.Suggestions?

1790 days ago

Requiring pictures in Reviews section. - 1 reply

Wondering if it’s really necessary to post a photo from one’s computer when doing reviews.I’d prefer to simply skip this step if there’s enough info elsewhere like a photo from the manufacturer.Thanks

1807 days ago

Right time to ask for a deposit? - 15 replies

If a client accepts that their project will take minimum 3-4 months for delivery and I wouldn’t be actually making the piece for 3 months or so due to current orders, should I ask for a deposit now?I wouldn’t be buying any materials for 3 months either.TIA for any and all replies.

1815 days ago

When back of cabinet shows? - 9 replies

Looking for input on the best method for constructing the exposed “rear” of a portable kitchen island.The front side will have the doors and drawers and the rear/back will have the drop leaf breakfast bar. Something similar to below. All the carcasses I’ve previously made had hidden backs with the standard rabbet in the outs...

1818 days ago

Designing a "Green" table? - 5 replies

I have someone who wants a dining table made “Green”.Green—meaning no toxic substances (glues, varnishes, etc)Thoughts?Frankly I’m not sure where to go with this.

1822 days ago

Why did I make a workbench? - 14 replies

I never use it. Just sits there accumulating junk (and these days, spiders). I remember being so excited about making one but alas it was for naught.If I had to do it again I think I could’ve used another cabinet.Seriously thinking of moving the bench to where the outfeed table is and making a new storage cabinet in it’s place.I do...

1830 days ago

Sigh...... - 24 replies

even a heavy sigh due to no more walnut….

1833 days ago

Best method of attaching shelf to tapered leg? - 9 replies

Looking for the best method of attaching a shelf to the tapered legs of a coffee table.Notch in the legs? This way the shelf corners can be left as is. If so, how?Cut a notch in the shelf to wrap around the adjacent sides of the legs? Then I can the taper angles to be concerned with, no?For what it’s worth I’m making the shelf out...

1835 days ago

West System epoxy question - 1 reply

For anyone that uses this product I’m wondering if once you’ve used the pumps if the material is still fresh and easy to use if you’ve let it sit on the shelf for a month or so.

1843 days ago

Tapering 3 inch legs - 8 replies

Any suggestions on how to taper 3” thick legs?I usually use a taper jig but this time the legs and jig would be higher that the TS blade.TIA for any and all replies.

1863 days ago

Making 3" tapered legs - 2 replies

Any suggestions on making the 3”(at the top) legs for this table?Wood will be walnut.I’m more concerned with the grain orientation and the glue line.Was thinking of simply gluing two thick pieces together, matching the grain of the 2 halves best as I can, and then tapering them.Thanks in advance.

2088 days ago

Project ideas for teaching beginner? - 9 replies

Looking for project ideas to teach a beginner in woodworking. He’ll be with me for 5 days.Something that would use most, if not all, woodworking tools and machines. (Of which I have except a lathe(not ready for the dark side yet;).Best idea so far is perhaps an end table w/drawer or a small cabinet with a raised panel door.Any other sugges...

2130 days ago

A sign of the new economic times? - 17 replies

Did an artisan show on the weekend. Was quite slow, with the volume of people I’d guessimate as half of last year’s show. Sales were not good but as happened last year it’s how much I get contacted afterwards that’s important. Was already a couple of emails this morning asking for quotes.I’ve got 2 more shows to ...

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