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|163 days ago||
Painting MDF - 15 replies
I am getting ready to start a build for our office. It will involve a murphy bed, built in desk, and built in storage. My wife would like it to be white with wood tops. I figured since It will be getting painted MDF would be the best way to go. Does this sound ok? Also what would be the most durable way to paint the MDF. I was thinking of ...
|165 days ago||
Delta 28-303 Bandsaw? - 2 replies
I posted earlier about buying a small band saw for projects as I advance in woodworking. With my budget I have been looking at the craftsman 24100, the 10 inch model. This would also work well with my current space situation. Looking online I found a guy selling a Delta 28-303. While the price is a little out of my cash range I have some thi...
|167 days ago||
Scrollsaw or Bandsaw - 4 replies
I would like to buy either a small band saw or scroll saw. Right now I have a small budget and very little space. Mainly I would like to use it to cut small projects to shape like bottle openers and cut pieces for inlay like butterflies. Eventually I would like to buy a bigger band saw after I have more space but that could be a while. I gu...
|211 days ago||
First set if Chisels - 20 replies
I am looking to buy my first set of chisels. Until now I have used cheap kobalt chisels from lowes.I have about 100 dollars to spend and was wondering which would be a good place to start. Sweethearts, bluechips…...Just looking for recent opinions.Thanks
|430 days ago||
Murphy Bed Questions - 3 replies
The boss started talking about biological clocks and the such and suddenly I found my self with the challenge of combining her craft room with our office/spare bedroom. We don’t have a baby on the way yet but I decided this should be done before so if the time occurs I am not scrambling trying to start a nursery and an office. Until this...
|436 days ago||
Barn wood - 5 replies
There is local postings for barn wood in my area on CL. I went to check it out and found it to be actual Barn wood as opposed to 2X4s left out to weather. There is everything from beams to 2×6, 2×8 and so on. The price seams to be right but I am curious as to how the wood will look. Obviously right now it is all grey from weather. ...
|449 days ago||
What Plane to start with for a power tool guy - 23 replies
I am fairly new to woodworking and have primarily made small projects (boxes, cutting boards, trays) while I try to become more proficient with my tools. Right now I use almost all power tools but know some quality hand tools and the knowledge to use them would help greatly. Right now the only jointer I have is a bench top delta that seems t...
|457 days ago||
Rockwell Model 14 Bandsaw Reviews - 5 replies
I was in local pawn shop and saw a Rockwell Model 14 Bandsaw for sale. I am fairly new to woodworking and do not have a band saw and would like one but am in no paticular hurry. Let me first say I am cheap or my wife would say frugal. They were asking 350 for the saw. I looked online and found a little info on the saw but figured I would c...
|483 days ago||
Saw Blades and other upgrades - 10 replies
I am fairly new to woodworking but have finished a few projects and in the middle of a few more. I have a Ridgid 3612 Table saw but to this point have been using blades purchased at HD and Lowes. I am think of upgrading to a couple of good blades. Which ones would be a good start? Also does any one know of a good fence they would recommend f...