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04-23-2016 01:51 AM

School me on mirror glass - 8 replies

I think I’m going to make five mirrors, four for wedding gifts and a big one for our living room. Any tips on mirror glass? Do you just go to a glass shop, buy old mirrors from garage sales, or somewhere else? I’d love to learn from any wisdom hat you have.

04-01-2016 03:56 PM

Quilted Northern Rustic Weave--Toilet Paper for the Woodworker - 3 replies

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03-29-2016 04:24 PM

HappyLumber is spamming multiple threads - 2 replies

I flagged a couple of them.

03-29-2016 11:19 AM

Why should I upgrade my HVLP? - 14 replies

So, I’m a convert to spraying finishes, primarily spraying shellac followed by GF High Performance waterborne. I wanted to experiment without spending a ton, so I got the Summit system for $70 from Peachtree on sale (if I were doing it today, I’d get the entry-level Earlex from Lowe's on sale for $89). If I were to spend $180-300 ...

03-28-2016 02:12 PM

Design: Arts and Crafts and the new Maker movement - 5 replies

I listen to the “Looking Sideways” podcast on design. The current episode (#6) interviews Kasyz Varnelis on the Arts and Crafts movement, its failure, in his view, and how it compares to the modern maker movement. I found it very interesting. A few notes: Very interesting to see the socialist origins of the Arts and Crafts move...

03-15-2016 11:06 PM

What would you do with this wood? - 12 replies

My brother-in-law gave me about 30 pieces of 2.5” cherry, 4-6 feet long that is fluted along each side. It was screwed to a wall as paneling. I could rip off the flutes and use it for anything, but that’s hardly worth the trouble. Ideas on using it with the flutes?

03-14-2016 01:34 PM

Coplanar: your Bandsaw wheels not only aren't, they're not supposed to be - 11 replies

I re-watched the famous Alex Snodgrass bandsaw video again just to remind myself before I adjust my bandsaw again, and I picked up something I had ignored before: his argument that bandsaws are designed not to have coplanar wheels and no one should adjust them to be coplanar because they become way more difficult to adjust. Seems like I regular...

03-14-2016 01:12 PM

Podcasts in the Shop - 21 replies

I listen to a lot of podcasts in the shop. A majority are politics, economics, culture, and sports. I also listen to some woodworking podcasts. I’d love to hear what you recommend: Woodworking and DesignWood Talk: this is the best out there, mostly because they know how to podcast. The three person booth works well to keep the conve...

03-11-2016 10:26 PM

Cherry: moving from oil-based to waterborne poly - 13 replies

i use a lot of cherry and my favorite finish is satin Arm-R-Seal. I use it plain, and after a few months the cherry has darkened to a perfect color. It’s foolproof. So . . . I’ve decided to fool with it. I’ve been using more General Finishes High Performance poly. I like it for two reasons: 1) now that I’ve learned...

12-25-2015 12:13 AM

220 power question - 17 replies

I just wanted to confirm that tools that require single phase 220 and those that are low voltage 3 phase 220 would require separate electrical feeds. Am I correct?

12-15-2015 05:58 PM

Cooking up a Box--Box Making Made Simple - 6 replies

For those of you who want to get a start in box making Cooking up a BoxThis is something I came up with because my Facebook feed is constantly flooded with recipe videos and I thought this would be funny. Hope you enjoy.Posted by August Oak Woodworks on Monday, December 7, 2015

11-06-2015 07:12 PM

Water on Oil - 9 replies

I keep hearing not to put a water-based finish on any kind of oil. Here’s some grain-filling advice from Charles Neil’s latest newsletter: I will rub a good oil, like Arm-R-Seal, into the pores after the color is applied. This mechanical push along with the thinner oil forces the oil into the pore. Rarely does one coat do it. Af...

11-04-2015 09:28 PM

Replacing table saw web wing with solid cast iron? - 17 replies

I have a 113 Craftsman table saw that serves me well. I am annoyed as to how small a window there is to use my magnetic feather board because of the webbed wings. I’ve been looking for used ones for a couple of years, but instead I’ve found a glut of other webbed wings. The sawstop wing is around $100 with free shipping. Pros and ...

09-30-2015 05:25 PM

The Golden Ratio: Design's Biggest Myth - 72 replies

uh oh (pretty much sums up my thoughts): http://www.fastcodesign.com/3044877/the-golden-ratio-designs-biggest-myth?

09-23-2015 04:45 PM

Working with Jatoba - 6 replies

I knew Jatoba was hard, but dang. I’ve cut 8/4 Jatoba on table saw and miter saw without a major problem, but I tried to use my mortiser, and I couldn’t get more and about 3/16” before it stall. I thought maybe I had set it up incorrectly, so I adjusted the bit down a bit, but still no luck. Then I put in a piece of cherry...

09-03-2015 01:55 AM

Something new in my woodworking--I broke a chisel - 44 replies

I’ve had a set of Irwin Marples Chisels for about 3 or 4 years. I was chopping some mortises in QSWO tonight, and all of a sudden, the blade was in two pieces, the break an almost perfect perpendicular. Any thoughts?

09-02-2015 08:48 PM

This wood good for anything? - 15 replies

My friend just had this tree cut down. She thinks it is crabapple. Got me. I know it is not much good for what I do, but is it good for anything woodworking related?

08-31-2015 02:52 PM

How to fit a full size Dust Collector in a small shop - 1 reply

Now that I’ve had my dust collector in my small shop for awhile, I thought I’d share a few things that have been helpful to me. Your mileage may vary. I have the ubiquitous 2 hp Harbor Freight DC that I bought used off of ebay. My shop is setup with the workbench in the center of the room, tool and wood storage on the walls, and...

08-29-2015 07:19 PM

I can't a get a face on an irregular object in Sketchup - 6 replies

The pic shows a shape I’ve drawn. I’m trying to make a bowl using follow me, but I can’t get it recognize as a completed shape and have a face. I can make it a group or a component, but only as a collection of lines instead of a two dimensional object. Any tips?

08-21-2015 07:07 PM

Weight of premium planes - 15 replies

All of my planes are older Stanleys. When I’ve read about Lie-Neilson or Veritas or even Woodriver planes, I’ve read that they were modeled on the original Stanley designs. The other day I was killing time on vacation in VA and stopped at a Woodcraft while I waited on an airplane to arrive. I picked up the Woodriver no. 4 and was ...

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