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106 days ago

teak vs. cedar chairs - 8 replies

I got REAL lucky and ended up with a stack of teak deck boards, 3.5×1. I’m thinking- patio chairs of some sort, our old Adirondacks are shaky these days. There will be a few design issues with the narrow deck boards, and I do not want to buy wider/ thicker boards to meet plans. I can edge join when I have to, but would prefer to wo...

154 days ago

what wood is it? - 29 replies

Familiar topic- I would take a pict, not sure it would help near as much as my description. And it would need my wifes’ fancy camera, to get the right color. I thought it was red oak. but- it is darker, more golden. I thought I was just seeing surface discoloration, but now that I have planed and cut some- nope, it is golden all t...

165 days ago

Happy V-day! - 6 replies

My first vase, and first flowers.

208 days ago

framing a mirror - 8 replies

A friend dismantled his old projector TV, and found a very nice mirror in the bottom of it. The optics on the mirror seem to be high grade to my old eyes. He would like me to frame it. I am always happy to help re-purpose stuff. Trouble is, the mirror has the shape of an isosceles trapezoid, only the acute angles are cut perpendicular for ...

215 days ago

Need to share! - 3 replies

Just got to tell someone- for the first time in a long time, I have the WHOLE family here. I love it. Woodworking content- wife got me a pen turning kit, everything to do a pen, mandrel, end mill, parts for three pens, drill bit, the works in a nice keeper box. Merry Christmas everyone!

228 days ago

iphone case - 2 replies

I see iphone cases on Etsy. A quick google search shows me dimensions of an iphone- As anyone tried to build one? Thinking about trying it, but would love to hear words of experience.

235 days ago

patterns anywhere? - 4 replies

I have a great desire to build one of these: No rational reason to build it- no little ones on my list anymore. But it just looks cool! Some kid somewhere will love it. I usually just build whatever is rolling around in my head, but I am not quite good enough to come up with the animal profiles for this. Any ideas where I could find...

243 days ago

wild bed - 11 replies

So you woodworkers think you know a bit about design? Check this out, amazing design work, showcasing some nice wood working skills.

251 days ago

Purple heart color stability - 16 replies

Just finished a pretty little box with a purple heart lid. I swear, my purple heart board is darker then it was a year or two back. And when I cut it, there was no brown showing on the new cut edge. Other times I have seen the brown, first time it happened, there was a bit of brown in my shorts I think, worried about the color. Of course, af...

284 days ago

RAS for dadoes - 10 replies

Just used my new (very old) Dewalt Radial Arm Saw to cut dadoes for the first time. I had about 18 to cut, of varying sizes. What a pleasure to be able to look down to line up my marks. Way easier than looking around to the edge when everything is upside down on the table saw. With those blades mounted, it takes forever to spin down though...

360 days ago

copyrighted plans - 16 replies

This may have been asked before- I have been invited to a show, to sell some projects. Is it legal/ ethical to sell things I have made from patterns in a book? I have a number of projects I have developed myself over the years, but I can increase my offerings a little if I use a few things from books and magazines. In particular, I am looki...

398 days ago

ferrules - 5 replies

I’ve got some handles to turn, for files, and I will be finishing out a walking stick soon. I have used iron pipe, and copper tubing as ferrules, but I have seen corrosion. I should be using brass. What can I use for brass ferrules? I sorta looked around at the hardware, nothing jumped out of the aisle at me. Thoughts? thanks!

477 days ago

CL deal - 7 replies

Not my listing, no connection. But- someone is going to get one hell of a good deal. 300 for the saw, another three hundred for a motor and switch- Wow. That sold for 2200 new at least.

494 days ago

What a piece of furniture. - 2 replies

My mouth is still standing open. Especially for anyone that likes mechanisms.

531 days ago

What to do with a lot of little sticks - 23 replies

I sort of inherited a lot of oak and walnut wood pieces. Photos to come. There are maybe 75 or 100 oak strips, most an inch wide, all 1/4 inch thick. They range from 24 inches to about 40 inches in length. There are about 40 walnut sticks, widths an inch up to 2 inches, again all 1/4 inch thick, various lengths up to 36 inches. The color (a...

597 days ago

Slipping Lathe - 16 replies

My lathe is slipping! I have a Delta Ironbed 1440. The spur drive (MT#2) is slipping worse then ever. It did some when I started to use the machine, a few years back, but I carefully smoothed out the spur drive, and the slippage was much better. It started up once, I wasted no time buying a new spur drive. I have some pretty good grooves ...

617 days ago

buggy wood - 5 replies

I was given some wood this summer, it came out of a steel barn, had sat there for maybe 20 years. We picked thru and found boards we thought were okay, I knew there was some rot, in places the boards would just crumble. Got it home, set it on saw horses in my carport. Fast forward to now- thought I better look a little closer at what I had,...

623 days ago

log planter - 6 replies

A good friend asked me if I could help her make a log planter, from an oak tree that came from her childhood home. I have no great ideas about how to hollow out an oak log. Not even sure if it is white oak or red, I would imagine white oak would last a whole lot longer than red oak. Ideas? What about finding someone with a Woodmizer, slab ...

648 days ago

Just how burnt is my gouge? - 4 replies

I have been carefully sharpening an old carbon steel gouge. I wanted a shallow angle on it, so every time I walked past it, I would pick it up and run against my belt grinder (about 240 grit, a 2 inch wide belt). I used this approach so as not to overheat it, thereby drawing out any heat treatment. As I got down close to a very nice shallow...

751 days ago

four tips - 9 replies

I have a Word doc with these, I kept meaning to submit to a magazine, but what the heck- maybe you LJs would like to share. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The rubber Abrasive Belt Cleaner used to keep your belt sander running efficiently also work great to erase errant lay out lines from your work piece. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My wife leaves her emery finger nail b...

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