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571 days ago

Spraying Oil based paint : Orange peel, globs, nothings working - 16 replies

I recently finished building a shelf out of mdf with a poplar faceframe. Construction of it turned out perfect (thats what i’m good at ) everything was great until i tried to use an hvlp gun for the first time. I am using the cheap $10 gun without a regulator from harborfreight. Every coat i put on turns out having either orange peel or s...

652 days ago

Wooden Vise Screw cutting? - 10 replies

After looking at the prices of cast iron vises and sizes i want to build my own vise for my new workbench. I want 2 twin screw vises but i can’t afford $300 each from lee valley for them so i thought i would build my own.I thought about just buying metal vise screws but it would still be around $120 for 4 screws (2 vises). So i thought...

652 days ago

Hand Saw sharpening Service? - 3 replies

Can anyone recommend a service for sharpening some old disston & warranted superior crosscut saws i got?I need the service the service to sharpen, set, and joint them too. I can do it myself but would rather pay someone to since i got a lot else to do. I don’t mind places i have to ship it to.

654 days ago

Best Clamps For face gluing? - 6 replies

I need to buy some clamps and am wondering what would be the best kind to buy for face gluing boards together?I need to glue up three 2×4’s to make nice thick workbench legs and stretchers.I was not sure what to buy. The cheaper the better since I will need a lot.

679 days ago

Good Rip saw? - 16 replies

Just wanted to know some good rip saw brands? I have heard disston is good but i want to buy new. Does this one look worth a shot to try… http://www.amazon.com/Putsch-24-Rip-Saw-TPI/dp/B0032UDHOG

679 days ago

Good Hand Plane book - 8 replies

Just wondering if theres any good books on hand planes anyone has read and can recommend? I am looking to find a book that goes over close to everything with hand planes, lolSuch as: blade angles, blade camber, operating tips/guides, etc I have so many questions it would take forever to ask them here so I thought a book would be a good ide...

680 days ago

Used jointer Plane sole Flatness - 6 replies

I recently posted another thread where most suggested i buy a used jointer plane instead of a new. I am just wondering if i buy a vintage one on ebay how flat does the jointer plane (#7) need to be? If the sole isn’t flat will it result in my boards not being flat? Should i attempt to lap it if it isn’t flat? I have a 36 inch straigh...

680 days ago

Rail and stiles by hand , What tool? - 20 replies

Is there such a HAND tool to cut rail and stile cabinet doors, so a router is not needed? What tools would it be? I have searched google but the only method i can find is with a rail and stile router bit.

683 days ago

Best Work Bench Design for Hand Tools? Your thoughts. - 28 replies

I am looking to get into a lot of hand tool use and want to decided on a good workbench first. I wouldn’t mind buying one but it would have to be under $300, which doesn’t seem likely from what i have seen, so I will likely build one. I figure the bench has to be very ridgid (mortise and tenon style i guess) and have a solid top. ...

685 days ago

Squaring stock: Jointer Plane vs Foreplane - 40 replies

I am looking to start woodworking with hand tools exclusively. I have gotten very good with cutting mortises by hand over the last year. I can cut them almost perfectly square. I want to be able to square my own rough stock without power machinery and am looking for hand planes. I have experience using only a no.4 plane for mostly small secti...

691 days ago

Festool for ripping vs table saw - 13 replies

I have an old delta contractor saw that needs a new arbor shaft and a fence upgrade. I have thought about buying a new table saw in the $500 range instead. But am thinking about the festool plunge saw also. Would the festool be suitable for ripping lumber, assuming i have a guide and stops? Will it have enough power? I am a hobbiest and looking ...

711 days ago

New Table saw Ridgid vs steelcity - 3 replies

Just looking for opinions from you guys. I want to upgrade my old delta contractor saw to a newer model.I wanted to tune it up at first but for a new fence,belts, pulleys, miter gauge ,extension wings, and mobile base it’ll be like $400+, plus the table isn’t flat. I have looked at 2 saws. Ridgid R4512 and the steel city 35990C...

714 days ago

Jointers: Powermatic 6 " vs grizzly 8" - 35 replies

Hello I am looking at buying a new jointer. The two main ones i am looking at are the Powermatic 54a ( 6 inch) and the grizzly G0656P (8 inch).I would like everyones opinions on the machines, mainly which I should spring for. The powermatic is $999 and i can buy it locally from woodcraft (20 minutes away). Its a 6 inchThe grizzly is 8 inches ...

718 days ago

Where to find a Vintage Jointer? - 8 replies

I am looking for a vintage jointer, 8 inches size would be good. The problem is I don’t know where to look for one. I only know ebay and craigslist and the prices on there seem a bit high even for old cast iron beasts. Anyone have ideas where i could look.

775 days ago

Cast Iron Table saw Extensions - 2 replies

I have a old delta contractor saw, and am looking to buy cast iron extension wings for it but cant find any online that are universal to contractor saws, just router table extensions. Does anyone know a source online?

775 days ago

Table Saw Flatness - 5 replies

I am currently in the process of fixing up my old Delta contractors saw. Well first I noticed the saw was a heavy 1/32nd out of flat across the width (side ways , crossing the miter slots). I took the tube style fence rails off to see if they where bending my top out of flatness. They WERE. But my top still isn’t dead flat. Across th...

824 days ago

Best first New plane - 8 replies

I have an old stanley no 4 from the 60’s but am considering buying a new one to use since i cant afford a jointer for a couple months. I might get a hand plane but only want a quality one, ready out the box (minus honing). What is the best plane to flatten and smooth boards with if you can only have 1?

872 days ago

Gumwood router table - 0 replies

I am thinking of building a new router table as an extension for my TS.I want to make the router table from butcher block. The wood type would be gum wood from a black gum tree. Been drying for over a years and a half. Is there any problems with that? Will it warp ? I use a mdf router table now that I made, its good but i want to make something...

1110 days ago

Black Gum Wood for cutting board - 2 replies

I wanna make a cutting board, is Black Gum a wood that could be used for the cutting board?I have a lot of black Gum I am sawing and drying so I’m trying to find projects for it.

1114 days ago

Has anyone worked with Black Gum wood? - 1 reply

Has anyone worked with Black Gum wood?Whats your experiences with it?

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