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1220 days ago

Removing/loosening titebond 2 - 12 replies

Anyway to do it? Got a project I need to redo that i glued up with tbII.

1244 days ago

My Shop-Pics included - 31 replies

Here’s my work shop that I settled into in August right after I got married. It is attached to our house, which has its pros and cons, but it’ll do for now. I “officially” started my business in January. I don’t do it full time now, but I’ve been keeping plenty busy. Also here is a link to my Website as well, ...

1244 days ago

Best Lathe for my money - 4 replies

Hi there, I have a budget of about 5-600 for a new lathe, and was looking at this Grizzly I like the fact that it has a rotating headstock and 2 hp. It seems to be of good quality. Any others like this in my price range that are good? Grizzly seems to have their act together, although I have not bought anything from them yet. Let me know what yo...

1250 days ago

walnut log value - 13 replies

Thinking of going to look at some walnut logs to have sawn up, and was wondering the rough value. Seller says they are in great shape, and range in size from 8” trunk to 36” trunk. He has about 20 of them all 10-12’ long. Some may be farmyard trees and may have a nail or 2 possibly. What would an approximate value on these be? ...

1265 days ago

Spraying lacquer on metal - 6 replies

I have read that this is ok, I would like to spray some metal on a project with lacquer to seal it. Has anyone done it?

1267 days ago

Douglas Fir, Is it treated? - 9 replies

I have a bunch of T&G Doug fir that I salvaged from an old cattle barn. I want to know if it is treated and if its safe for use on indoor projects, such as flooring, and countertop. I has a very faint smell of creosote, not near what ive smelled on some other wood Ive worked with that was treated. Is there a for sure way to tell if it is saf...

1320 days ago

Best finish for Outdoor white oak - 7 replies

What would you recommend for a finish on white oak that will be used outside? Thanks

1340 days ago

Wood stove in my attached garage (Workshop) - 5 replies

I just moved into a new place this summer, and have since been working on setting the garage up as my woodworking shop. Although a vehicle may occasionally get pulled in if it needs to be worked on or thawed out. Anyways, I have really been debating the use of a woodstove, Ive got an old cylinder style stove and the piping, and dual walled insul...

1371 days ago

Routing large letters for a sign - 4 replies

Have a customer that wants me to build a large sign approximately 7’ long and 1.5’ high. I want to have the words engraved largely. Don’t have a CNC, and dont want to use cheap plastic templates. What are my options? Free hand?

1405 days ago

Od wood identification, or maybe not? - 4 replies

I first thought this tree to be Ash, then I looked closer at the leaves and noticed they were different than an ash tree. And when i cut into it, It had some crazy red streaks in it. Some parts are rotted out in the center and that is usually where the reddness is near. Any ideas on what it may be? Located in SW Minnesota, if that helps at all. ...

1412 days ago

Loading Logs by hand: Your input - 10 replies

Last time I had to load logs on my trailer we just used a lot of man power and got them up there, but now Im going to be going and cutting down several cedar trees and some maple, and was wondering how you do it? I probably wont have access to a loader or anything, although i am working on that. But if i dont get a loader there, I will need to l...

1416 days ago

Old barn wood Identification - 16 replies

Hi, This wood is probably 50-60 years old at least. 2 things I want to know are is it treated with anything? And what type of wood is it? It has a strong smell, like it is treated with something, or else its a very strong smelling wood. in the 2 pics one is planed and the other is right off the barn. Thanks for any help.

1416 days ago

Big barn doors for my shop? - 9 replies

Hi, I want to get rid of the crappy garage door that is on my current shop that I am remodeling. I would like to put swinging doors on it (barn doors) if you will. The only problem is that I have to span a 18 foot opening only seven feet high. I know there is going to be a lot of weight and leverage with a door that long but I was thinking of su...

1419 days ago

How did I do on my Jointer purchase - 8 replies

Just bought a Powermatic Model 50 jointer/planer off ebay for $205. It looks well built with a little rust on it. I think with a little touching up it will make a nice addition to my shop as I was in desperate need of a jointer. So, How do you think I did on this purchase? Here’s the ebay LINK

1435 days ago

Soundproofing wall betwen Garage/shop and house - 12 replies

Ok, this isn’t really a skill share, but I didnt know where else to put it. I am looking of r a way to soundproof the wall between my new workshop (24×24) garage which is attached to our house. I plan on insulating the wall very well and sheetrocking it. But then I goth this idea, and I dont know if it would work or not thats why I am...

1437 days ago

2 Table Saws in the Shop? - 13 replies

Hi, I recently upgraded my table saw and am debating whether to keep the old one or sell it. I am just moving into a bigger shop (24×24) and nows the time to make the decision while I am setting up the shop. The one in question is a craftsman 10 inch with a long bed extension to the right which makes it a total of 6.5 feet. It makes it nice...

1483 days ago

Help with Identifying wood - 4 replies

Ok I am in the process of taking down an old pole shed, and am wondering what type of wood this is. It was used as the lower portion of the shed and was exposed to the elements. It doesn’t look to be treated with anything, but how would I tell if it were? Also what kind of wood does it look to be? The characteristics seem to be very dry, s...

1488 days ago

What would you do? - 4 replies

I bought a big stack of wood earlier this year. 1200 board feet of Red oak, mostly rough sawn some planed. I got the whole stack for $100. Only problem is, it has powderpost beetles in some of the wood. Now there is some nice planks in the stack that I would like to use for some projects, but don’t want beetles infesting other wood things ...

1490 days ago

Best Concrete Floor finish in shop - 23 replies

What do you have in your shop and how is it holding up? Looked at some of the concrete garage floor paint in walmart and was wondering if that would be worth doing all the prep work and moving everything around for. I would like to put something down, especially something that will make clean up a little easier. Thanks, – Covenant


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