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01-02-2014 06:20 PM

What to do, what to do... - 21 replies

My new DW788 arrives Saturday and of course I’d like to jump right on it. Since I use my tablet extensively I was thinking this might be a good first project. What say the more experienced among us?

12-31-2013 05:47 AM

Entry level saw - 17 replies

I am starting a project for my grandkids that will require a lot of fret saw work. Not looking forward to that. I started thinking about an entry level scroll saw for two reasons. One, it will help me get my project done quicker and probably more accurate and two, I might even like scroll sawing. I did some research on the scroll saw websi...

12-27-2013 01:22 AM

PC Madness, the world has gone over the edge... - 5 replies

Figured the site needed this type thread.

12-23-2013 10:10 PM

Member status - 55 replies

I am guessing that everyone on this site during the workday is either retired or unemployed. Personally, I am retired and loving every minute. What’s your status that allows you to be on here during the day?

12-23-2013 01:06 AM

Obama's sons... - 9 replies

12-23-2013 12:32 AM

Shoe wax - 16 replies

I am working on finishing a box that I’ve been using to experiment with Meltonian shoe cream as the finish. I sand the wood to 1000 grit and then use the shoe cream as the finish. The walnut and rosewood come out glass smooth and low lustre. I like the look. Does anyone else use shoe polish?

12-18-2013 11:12 PM

The agony of small hinges and #2 screws... - 2 replies

After suffering through many episodes of cussing and swearing at tiny hinges and tiny screws I think I have hit on the solution. The small racheting screwdriver is from Lowes and comes with 0, 00 and 000 bits.The center finder is a Stanley and I had to grind the tip a bit so it would sit in the hinge hole for punching.The screw starter is...

12-16-2013 01:29 AM

Breakthrough... - 19 replies

I have been dinking around with woodworking for about six years and seriously dinking around with woodworking for about three. It has taken me this long to come to the realization that what I’ve been hearing about using decent saws is true. Everything I read and all the videos I watch talk about how the saw is supposed to help you make t...

12-03-2013 09:30 AM

Where's Horizontal? - 19 replies

Should we put out an APB?

11-23-2013 10:42 PM

My Italian Box - Part 1 - 7 replies

A lot of you guys salvage all kinds of wood and reuse it to build some very nice projects. My wife and I are having the countertops in our kitchen replaced with granite. When at the “granite store” I saw this box that had a few pieces of Italian tile in it. Asked the salesman if I could have it and he said yes. I’m guessing...

11-22-2013 03:09 AM

Baddest Bikker Conttest... - 9 replies

Entry 1 Entry 2 Entry 3 Entry 4 Vote for the meanest, baddest lookin’ dude. All entries must be in by midnight tonight. If you think you are badder lookin’ then submit the pic.

11-21-2013 07:42 PM

Worthless Tools - 23 replies

We’ve all done it. Bought or acquired tools that we thought we needed but turned out to be worthless. Show us your worthless tools. Here’s an example…

11-15-2013 06:27 PM

Good idea - 8 replies

11-15-2013 06:46 AM

Marking Knife - 7 replies

I sharpen my knife by running the back against 400 grit sandpaper. I do not touch the beveled side. It seems to work good and comes out sharp…What method do the rest of you use?

11-14-2013 07:23 PM

Precision - Woodworkers vs Electricians - 40 replies

Let me start out by saying if there are any electricians in the audience that are also woodworkers please take this critique with an open mind. I just finished replacing three light switches with timers and here are my comments:1. Breaker panels leave a lot of room for improvement when it comes to labeling.2. Wall outlet boxes sit cockeyed,...

11-08-2013 09:10 PM

Photography Studio - 28 replies

I just read a post by Todd Clippinger from about six years ago on how he sets up his photo shoots when taking pictures of his furniture. Pretty nice. I got to thinking about the projects I’ve seen on LJ’s. Background for the project pictures range from the driveway to some pretty elaborate background setups. I think some of you a...

10-22-2013 12:18 AM

Game cancelled... - 31 replies

The game goes like this. Finish the sentence, “Before I started woodworking…”. Examples:Before I started woodworking I didn’t realize how huge 1/16” was.Before I started woodworking I didn’t realize the price of exotic wood was the price of a tool. Now you.

10-21-2013 09:41 PM

Tablesaw fence/Router fence combo - 1 reply

As you can see I have my router table mounted to my tablesaw. It would be great if I could use my tablesaw fence (sometimes I do) as my router table fence, which would also include dust collection. A router spits out a lot of saw dust and I would like my tablesaw fence to have an opening that I could open and attach a hose to when routing. A ...

10-21-2013 01:02 AM

String Inlay - 10 replies

I really like string inlay and I build it into most of the boxes I make. Sometimes I’ll need just a piece of inlay and I’m too lazy to get out the jig I use to cut thin strips. As an example the box I’m currently building I only needed a couple of pieces to finish the job. I’ve marked a line on my throat plate th...

10-16-2013 12:35 AM

Basswood - 12 replies

Last time I was at the lumberyard I noticed a very white (light cream) piece of basswood. Normally I order small amounts of hollywood for my inlay. Holly is the whitest wood I have found. However, the basswood I bought comes pretty close. Close enough to use it in place of holly which is fairly expense. About the only thing I can use bass...

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