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|1053 days ago||
Extra Wide finger joints? - 8 replies
A friend of mine wants to make some boxes for his beehives. Because they are quite large he would like to make the fingers 1 1/2” wide or more so that it doesn’t take forever and a day. (he needs to make quite a few boxes)I have never made or used finger joints!Anyone have some advice, tips, technique, or links to share? I have many ...
|1054 days ago||
Skill or Luck?? - 11 replies
What do you call it?I was working on a small project for my BIL – a display for one of his recent product developments.One of the steps required edge banding to cover the plywood edge. Since all my regular stuff is in storage (read inaccessible), I made edge banding on the table saw – approx 1/16” thick, so I needed to make a f...
|1059 days ago||
A project unfinished! - 4 replies
I would like to finish another project! With most of my tools in storage I am not able to finish this one.I need to cut 4 pieces of veneer from a small block of spalted wood, (apple, from my folks old place to be exact)I am willing to trade (I don’t have much money as I am on a limited income) some other wood I have. Spalted and wormy Alde...
|1113 days ago||
I just received an email from Rockler announcing deals at their “outlet” store AND Free signup for Rockler customers to Custom Made! Link for free Custom Made signup if you didn’t get the email.
|1133 days ago||
Wood Magazine has a free digital edition - 9 replies
For those that may not have known – Wood magazine has a free digital version of their magazine. http://woodmagazine.coverleaf.com
|1136 days ago||
Shooting boards and planes - 18 replies
Because I do not have a big shop for all my power tools I am finding I can still work wood with hand tools.My question is – what planes do you folks use for trimming miters etc, especially with a shooting board?The Stanley and other look-alike metal bodied planes I have would take a tremendous amount of work to make the sides square to the...
|1137 days ago||
Termonology - 6 replies
Does anyone know where I can find a list of terms (names) for the various parts in a dresser or cabinet?I know most of them but a few have started to escape me. (Or I never knew to begin with?)Stile, Rail, Dust panel (or board) etc.I much prefer using names rather than part numbers so that I don’t have to keep referring back and forth betw...
|1141 days ago||
Cool wood toy? - 2 replies
Now here is a WOODWORKER ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7ziwuIpnVY&feature=related
|1141 days ago||
Lifetime Warranty - 3 replies
Just saw this! Good news for some of us hardworking woodworkers! Hitachi has just announced that it will now offer an exclusive Lifetime Lithium-Ion Tool Warranty to the original purchasers of its HXP Lithium Ion cordless tools. Even better, the warranty is retroactive, back to the original launch date of this tool line in August 2006. So, if...
|1143 days ago||
Lee Valley Tools special deal on rotary burrs - 3 replies
I just got an email from Lee Valley about a special deal on rotary burrs. I don’t use them alot but it looks like a good deal to me. A 21-piece set for $16.00!http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,44047,66732&p=66732
|1143 days ago||
What is Cherry - 4 replies
I have never had the pleasure of working with the eastern Black Cherry except in the cabinet shop where I used to help out and that was usually cherry plywood and edge banding and a few times solid wood for drawer fronts and face frames. I have worked with the “Black Cherry” that grows wild here in Washington, making some smaller thi...
|1153 days ago||
Jewelry box - 8 replies
A jewelry box for my little sister is on my list.White oak, some quartersawn I think.Should be fun at 1/4 scale! Overall size will be 11” wide x 9” high and 6” deep at the ends.A lot of planning will be needed as at this scale some parts will be too small to be stable, like the rails between the drawers – 1/4”, even...
|1376 days ago||
Dust Explosions ? - 2 replies
Came across another industry article on dust explosions. Here is the link if anyone is interested.http://blog.woodshopnews.com/workbench/?p=223
|1385 days ago||
A Few Interesting Links - - 1 reply
Just a few interesting sites I came across again when i was organizing my bookmarks.One is WoodFurniture.net a place to list your site and products. http://www.woodfurniture.net/about.php A couple others that are just interesting to someone that likes making things.http://www.flutedbeams.com/buycoldbendhardwood.htmlAnd Ponoko – “T...
|1400 days ago||
Rockler has joined forces with CustomMade in an effort to increase the ability of the woodworker to find customers for their products. http://www.modernwoodworking.com/articlesed.aspx?a=2684&z=83
|1402 days ago||
New Rust Remover - 2 replies
Just thought I would share a new rust remover from the automotive industry. Gel form so no need to immerse whatever you are restoring. “http://www.eastwood.com/?SRCCODE=1EM0153&SKW=EM623&utmcontent=Full+List&utmcampaign=02-01-10++NewGel+Rust+Dissolver Thanks to all you folks that have done research on this subject in the ...