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02-01-2016 08:50 AM

How to make leather-capped handle? - 17 replies

Hello, as the topic states, I am wondering if anyone knows how to make a leather-capped chisel handle. I googled a bit, but nothing came up. I assume the leather itself doesn’t improve the handle too much… but just for aesthetics, and for the challenge, I’d like to know and try it… Here a pic of what I am talking...

01-11-2016 08:50 AM

Confused about air compressor fittings - 18 replies

Hello there, my sweet wife got me a nail gun combo (Freeman P4FRFNCB) which I wanted for a long time. She didn’t think about the air compressor though… I will probably go for the Dewalt DWFP55130 air compressor, ‘should be sufficient for finish nailing and the occasional framing. What I am confused about is what hose I...

11-07-2015 04:30 AM

Emergency on Planet Shellac! - 12 replies

I have been wiping on shellac on dozens of pieces in the past years, always successfully, except for a couple of very rare occasions: After the fourth layer or so of shellac, the shellac just comes off! And once that happened, that blank patch just won’t take on any new shellac! What’s going on here? My procedure:- hand-sand to...

10-11-2014 07:51 AM

1/8" kerf does not cut 1/8" kerf - 29 replies

I am a bit puzzled. I built a jig, sort of like a screw-advance box-joint jig, everything works just fine, but the joints turn out too loose. After checking any possible jig errors, I realized that my saw blade doesn’t cut an 1/8” kerf. It’s a Forrest Woodworker II, modified to FTG (to cut flat bottoms). The blade itself ...

10-18-2013 09:47 AM

How do I attach something to a square shaft??? - 36 replies

Hello, I recently acquired a nice 20” linear slide which I thought would be perfect for a screw-advanced type box joint jig. Everything is well, and I will start to build it soon, but I just cannot figure out how to attach a handwheel, or just anything, to that 1/4” square end of the lead screw? If you look at the picture you c...

12-08-2011 10:12 AM

US Farmers are missing out on millions of dollars - 5 replies

Hello dear lumberjocks, I am currently taking an “English composition, creative persuasion” course at my university, and thought it might be interesting to hear your opinions on an essay that I just finished. Here it goes: US Farmers are missing out on millions of dollars Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Addidas a...

11-29-2011 12:10 PM

Need math help... lumber prices in Europe - 10 replies

Hello, I was just wondering if someone could help me figure out what the approximate cost of a board foot of lumber is in Europe. I just want a rough number, so that I can get an idea. On this website there is a listing for birch wood, and the price is stated as 1.228,08 € per m3 So that is about 1,228 Euros per cubic meter (includin...

04-04-2011 02:05 AM

Workbench Design, critique and suggestions appreciated! - 16 replies

Not having a proper workbench at all will hopefully be a thing of the past soon. I have been spending a lot of time reading about different workbench designs, and browsing lumberjocks and other places to check out what others have built. Here is my design so far: I consider myself still fairly new to woodworking, so I want to r...

08-28-2010 05:47 AM

T-Joint completely loose, need advise on how to fix it (pictures) - 7 replies

Hello fellow lumberjocks, a few years ago I bought a wood-slab coffee table. While the wood (teak) is really beautiful, the craftsmanship is rather sloppy. Over time the t-join that was used at the base of the table became very loose, and the table just wiggles around like crazy. I was wondering what your suggestions are on how to approach...

03-26-2010 06:37 AM

Door casing--need some help - 15 replies

I decided to do all the trimming in my house by myself. I have studied a few books and have a pretty good idea how it should be done. But I have never done it, so bare with me please… My Questions:1) Plane or sand door jamb flush?The door jamb and dry wall are not flush in most places (old house). It’s off by about 1/8” here...

03-24-2010 11:10 AM

Mounting a see-through mirror to a frame--best way to do so? - 10 replies

Hello lumberjocks, I have just finished building a large frame in quarter-sawn oak. It’s in the finishing phase right now… The project is for a “TV Mirror”—I routed a rabbet into the back of the frame for a special mirror glass (dielectric tv mirror glass). The entire thing will go in front of my TV, which is ...

03-24-2010 02:37 AM

Air filter replacement? - 3 replies

Hello, I have a Jet AFS-1000B air filtration unit, and I am wondering about when to change the filter. The manual says that the inner filter can be washed or blown out. It doesn’t say anything about the outer filter, and isn’t very specific about when a filter needs replacement. I am a hobby worker and on average don’t...

01-26-2010 12:55 AM

TransFast Dye problems - 6 replies

I am having some trouble with TransTint Dye. I am trying to stain a bed frame that is made from Pine. I tried mixing the tint with Shellac first, but the results were less than pleasing—blotchy and it was quite hard to attain an evenly spread stain. I then went the other route and mixed it with water. The results were even worse—real...

07-29-2009 12:55 PM

Shellac--how dangerous is denaturated alcohol? - 7 replies

Hello, I have just mixed my first shellac from shellac flakes and denaturated alcohol tonight. Before I get back to my project and start using it, I am wondering how dangerous the fumes of the shellac mix are? The denaturated alcohol itself has quite some scary warnings on the can, I suppose these all apply the same once the shellac is mixed?...

06-23-2009 10:14 AM

Silly idea, but why not? - 4 replies

Hello dear lumberjocks, I admit I just had about five beers and a good time going out, however, when I came home I realized that there is something that I should include in my future kitchen remodel: A solid beer opener. Now what came to my mind was, that this should be something better than the off-the-shelf beer opener you might get in s...

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