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09-28-2011 08:20 PM

N. VA, MD, WV lumber jocks with drum/thickness sanders. - 2 replies

I have some thin pieces of wood I re-sawed that I want to use for my business in a “sample” book so clients can see the different species that are available. These pieces are about 1/4” thick, around 10” long and I want them taken down to about an 1/8”. I know if I try to send them through my planer they will expl...

08-04-2011 04:04 AM

Repairing Table - 4 replies

I have been asked to repair this small round side table. The table apparently was knocked over and it broke the spindle. I know the easiest way to repair would be to cut the ends off square and splice them back together with a dowel, I’m trying to avoid cutting the ends due to the wood being curly walnut and then the grain would not matc...

07-15-2011 12:41 AM

Grizzly G0555P or G0555, is the difference really only the white paint? - 21 replies

Now that I have been able to build up some extra money for the business I plan on purchasing my next “big” tool. I’ve narrowed it down to a bandsaw after deliberating between it, lathe, or a drum sander. After some countless hours of research, I’m in favor of leaning towards a Grizzly G0555, I like the price and the rev...

05-20-2011 08:59 PM

Stumped...... - 10 replies

My current project is a few display boxes that will hold belt buckles. The customer does target shooting and instead of trophy’s they get handmade belt buckles. I’m pretty stumped on how to hold them in the boxes. I plan on adding a layer of foam under each, I know the easy way would be to just add thicker foam and press the buckl...

04-07-2011 01:43 AM

Bosch 1617 Router not starting - 12 replies

Has anyone had any issues with theirs not starting? I was going to do some routing and installed the bit and everything and put it back in the table and it won’t start. Before I get into more in depth trouble shooting I wanted to see if anyone else has had problems with it. I’ve had it for about 2 years so far and it gets fairly l...

02-24-2011 02:48 AM

Camera for Filming - 6 replies

I’ve been looking for a camera to do some filming with and I’m not quite sure where to start. It would eventually be used for filming some projects, just to kind of document my work. Also I’ve been asked to teach another class at my church in the near future and thought this might be a good way to cover some of the machines I...

01-28-2011 05:58 AM

Different looking Cherry - 12 replies

Has anybody worked with cherry that looks like this? I’m assuming this is the sapwood, but I have never seen it with dark steaks in it. The board looks like it was cut very close to the center of the tree so is there a chance that the sapwood could run that far into the tree? Also the grain and texture looks like curly cherry, which I ha...

01-15-2011 06:02 PM

Curved Table Aprons - 1 reply

My next project is going to require me to do something I have never done before, bend wood. Atleast that’s the best way that I can think of to make the stretchers for this table. I was told that they want the diameter of the table to be roughly 18”, which got me thinking that through a bit of trial and error on some scrap I could c...

12-07-2010 05:31 AM

Drill Press w/Mortising Attachment vs Stand Alone Mortiser - 23 replies

After doing cutting and cleaning the mortises for my current project today, I got the thinking that maybe its time to invest in a mortiser. My method for cutting mortises right now is a router w/edge guide and then going back and cleaning/squaring with a chisel. It hasn’t bothered me a whole lot until today when I noticed how much time I...

08-20-2010 10:00 PM

Jointer Purchase - 26 replies

I’ve been saving up money for the last couple months for my next “big” tool purchase. I’ve been debating on what to get; lathe, jointer, bigger bandsaw, drum sander. After my last project and my current project, I’ve figured out a jointer might be the way to go. I’m not looking for anything really wide winc...

08-17-2010 09:22 PM

Figured Bubinga and Poplar Buy - 6 replies

I made a visit to my local dealer to get some poplar for a project that I’m building for a pre school. The poplar was $1.75/bd ft. They’re all about 7” wide and 7’ long except for one that’s 6’ The last couple times I’ve been down to the dealer I wasn’t by myself so I didn’t have a chance ...

07-26-2010 08:18 PM

Teaching classes opinions/ideas - 14 replies

I’m looking for some ideas/opinions from some of us who have taught classes. The church that I’m involved in has been offering classes; quilting, painting, writing, over the last 6 month’s. I’ve been asked by our pastors if I would teach a class or series on woodworking. The teaching doesn’t scare me, I’ve b...

01-01-2010 04:35 AM

Investing in a Lathe- Rikon Mini or GRizz G0624? - 2 replies

Lately, I’ve been thinking about maybe putting some money and look into getting a lathe. I would be turning mostly small bowls, pens, and small table/chair legs. Since my shop is basically full, I’m definitely going with something smaller, like a bench top but I’m not sure. Been looking around and have found 2 that I like th...

11-12-2009 02:24 PM

Porter Cable Router bits on Clearance at Home Depot - 8 replies

Seems like H.D. is moving Porter Cable out the door and going with Freud bits for now on. Not every store may have this but mine just put all of the P.C. bits on clearance. Most are 50% to 75% off! So get them while you can.

10-24-2009 06:00 PM

Home Depot Lithium Drill Sale 10/25 to 11/8 - 2 replies

I noticed a sign when I left work last night that said during those dates, they are having a sale when you can bring in your older battery powered drill and get 15% off on a new Lithium Ion Battery drill. Not sure if its for specific stores or throughout the chain.

10-02-2009 01:12 AM

Out of these 3? - 25 replies

I’ve been searching and researching for a really good router combo kit for the past couple months to replace the one’s that have been “getting me by”. It will double as my shop kit and my job site kit when I need it. I’m not worried about putting it into a table because I hope to get a router table built over the ...

06-18-2009 04:21 PM

Dewalt 735 on Craigslist - 18 replies

I’ve been looking through Craigslist a lot lately, just see what is being sold. A couple days ago someone put up a Dewalt 735 Planer. I’ve been in contact with him and our plan is to meet later today to look it over. Anyways, is there anything special I should look for, besides things that look out of place? I won’t have th...

04-12-2009 01:05 AM

Jet Planer/Jointer Combo? - 35 replies

I been thinking that I may want to step in and finally get a jointer and planer, or atleast a planer right now. I’ve looked at pretty much everything that is in my price range; the Delta, Grizzly, Rigid, Dewalt (its more on the upper end of my budget). Been leaning towards the Grizzly but I finally took a look at the Jet Combo and the mo...

02-09-2009 03:52 AM

Air Purifier Filters - 14 replies

I’m thinking about building my own air purifier, since I don’t have the money right now to buy something like the Jet. Something like a 2 or 3 filter box unit, but I’m not sure what is the difference when it comes to filters. Would it be like a filter a respirator, being charcol is good and effective? I was looking through S...

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