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|02-11-2017 09:02 PM||
There are a whole bunch of spindle sanders that look basically the same. I chuckled when I saw these three on HD site. Anyone know if there are any significant differences between them. When you look at specs, there are some slight differences, but I don’t trust them. The Rockwell is supposedly a 1 hp when the others are 1/2, but they&...
|02-05-2017 12:15 AM||
You should really do it. I have watched the video a couple of times, but always did the setup at another time. I thought I had everything down, but when I listened to him on the 360 Woodworking podcast this week, I realized I had not followed every step. I went to the Indy Woodworking Show today and went to his workshop, and I think I finally...
|02-03-2017 07:04 PM||
This one looks pretty dang good from the ad. If I were in the market . . . http://louisville.craigslist.org/tls/5987947217.html
|01-16-2017 03:56 AM||
Source for 8/4 Genuine Mahagony - 15 replies
I need about 36 bf of Genuine Mahogany, 24 of it in 8/4. I’d get it from Woodworker’s Source, but the thickest they have in stock is 6/4 (i may contact them to see if they might have some 8/4 that’s not listed). I generally buy all my wood locally, but we’re short on genuine Mahogany trees around here. So, I need a s...
|12-22-2016 01:53 AM||
Give me your thoughts on campaign variations - 6 replies
I’m thinking of making this campaign chest (Schwarz) for my son who is moving to Montreal. I’m going to stick with the design with two exceptions. I don’t turn, so I’ll need mother leg/bottom support style. N thoughts? Second, I dthink met think I’m going to dovetail the chest ( I will dovetail the drawers...
|12-13-2016 08:22 PM||
Lighting under the garage door. - 6 replies
I have the lighting in my one-car garage shop in good shape except for one place. My table saw sits just inside the garage door. For most of the year I work with the door open, for a variety of reasons, and so I can’t have lighting directly overhead since it will not be effective. I did put a track light on one side, but I need to bee...
|12-05-2016 06:34 PM||
Designing for the long term: Wood tone - 3 replies
One of the most helpful things I’ve learned in the past year is that one should design a project for how it will look long-term, not how it looks when first finished. I think of this mostly when using multiple woods. A simple example: I made a simple cutting board with maple and cherry with a strip of walnut separating them. When I m...
|11-07-2016 04:45 PM||
I'm terrible at sharpening, service or sell? - 18 replies
I bought this at WIA, and I’ve confirmed what I already knew—I suck at sharpening. The sharpening service I use in Louisville doesn’t do hand saws. Should I send it to someone or sell it? I paid $50 for it. Charles
|10-28-2016 04:52 PM||
Two approaches to marking Mortises - 6 replies
I got an email from Rockler today and it tickled a memory: From Woodpeckers for $169:99 From Rockler on sale for $4.99
|10-27-2016 07:16 PM||
What joinery would you use for this table? - 17 replies
I’m looking at a table and trying to figure out how one would joint the legs to the base. My thought. A carriage bolt entering the leg joint from the top in a recessed hole that would extend into a recessed hole in the base tightened with a nut. The recessed hole legs would be closed with a plug. Perhaps it would be stabilized with fo...
|10-03-2016 08:38 PM||
How would you move an old iron drill press? - 8 replies
I’m getting an old floor model Delta/Rockwell drill press from a friend. It is too heavy for my son and I to carry. It’s kind of an awkward item. I need to get it out of their basement/garage, into my pickup, and then into my shop. Because of the design of their house, we don’t have to take it up or down steps in either loca...
|10-03-2016 06:45 PM||
Thinking about buying some air dried lumber - 17 replies
Going by a fellow’s place on Thursday. He has a lot of air-dried cherry, and some elm and oak, all at good prices. At least some of the cherry needs to be dried some more. Any tips on what to look for? After going to a workshop at WIA, I think I understand a bit more about air-dried wood and its advantages and disadvantages, but I...
|10-02-2016 09:42 PM||
Pretty odd front page today - 7 replies
|09-18-2016 12:35 AM||
Woodworking in America - 8 replies
I went to Woodworking in America this weekend. It was my first woodworking show. A few thoughts:1) I was really eager to hang out in the marketplace, but it was really different than I expected. The folks who were there I expected: Lie-Nielsen, Veritas, some smaller hand tool makers, SawStop, and others. That was all good. What surprised ...
|09-13-2016 02:46 PM||
I just picked up a used F-150 crew cab with 5.5’ bed. I’m not spending a fortune on accessories, so I’m not getting a matching fiberglass tonneau for $2000. I’m wondering about some kind of cover, but I’ll be using the tie downs for ratcheting straps when I haul rough lumber or plywood, so a cover seems like a c...
|09-07-2016 09:46 PM||
Looking for Some Design Help on a Baptismal Font - 6 replies
After building two baptismal fonts last fall, I thought I was out of that line, but I have another one to build. I don’t do this for profit—I might get enough out of this one to get a proper HVLP system. My design parameters. I like open designs using a glass bowl so the water is visible. I like the symbolism to be in the design ...
|06-28-2016 11:15 PM||
Installing LED strip Cove lighting? - 18 replies
I decided to install led strip cove lighting in our bedroom—long story. Anyway, I can pretty easily install the cove, but I am working on the LED lighting. I found some pretty straightforward instructions at Family Handyman and I was all ready to get going. FH recommended LEDlightingworld.com. I went through their estimator (the gu...
|06-02-2016 02:14 PM||
Praise for Whiteside router bits - 10 replies
I always lean toward the cheapest workable solution. Almost all my tools are CL finds, for instance. I didn’t go bottom of the barrel for most of my router bits, but I didn’t spend a ton either. In the last three months I have purchased 3 Whiteside bits, straight 1/4” and 3/8” and a rabbeting bit set. I had purchased ...
|06-01-2016 01:48 PM||
After a recent Chris Schwarz blog, i decided to try soap finish on a picture frame I was making for an environmental certificate for our church. I figured soap finish was perfect since it wouldn’t need to be protected from much and was organic, biodegradable, etc. I made up a little bit and experimented and I liked it. I was using Dri...
|05-06-2016 01:37 PM||
so, I’m doing okay with my cheapie Summit HVLP system, but I’m going to upgrade at some point. On Craigslist is a used Graco 4900 with hose, but no spray gun for $125. I think the complete system sold new for $900 or so (not totally sure). Two questions: 1) guy is asking $125 for used turbine with hose, no gun. I was thinking ...