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04-12-2016 08:52 PM

Ballard Bookcase Auction - 0 replies

For those of you in the Seattle area: Lots of goodies.

12-06-2015 08:42 AM

Best Water Bourne Poly - 11 replies

I’m not a big poly fan, varnishes and lacquer are my go to. Being winter time, it’s too cold and humid for most finishes. Having to finish indoors I prefer poly. I’ve been using Crystallfin from Dalys in Seattle but I imagine there are better products on the market. I need to finish some stair treads so I need something dura...

05-19-2014 02:32 AM

My Lunchbox Mods - 2 replies

So i finally got around to upgrading my DW735 with a Shelix head. Things started off a little rough with me breaking a couple of the retaining clips: Nothing a little CA glue couldn’t fix: As i was removing the blades from the original cutter, one of the rare earth magnets fell out XD. CA glue to the rescue: The installation was s...

09-10-2013 12:25 AM

Wenge Quickly Dulling Edges - 3 replies

i’m in the process of building out several chess-like game boreds using Wenge and Curly maple. After a couple passes with my #6 or #4 the Wenge cuts quickly go from shavings to dust. The dark dust then clogs the pores on the maple. My irons have a 30 degree secondary bevel. Anyone have any suggestions to hand planing this wood other tha...

03-20-2013 09:00 PM

New LT-18 3000 Vibration Issues - 19 replies

I just purchased a new Laguna LT-18 3000 series bandsaw. It was a show room model from Woodcraft of seattle. Took sometime to get a 220v circuit setup and go through the setup. Upon initiate fire up i noticed some vibration. Once i got a blade tracked, the vibration was extreme. Here is a video: I ...

01-10-2013 02:26 AM

Shelf + Wood Movement - 6 replies

I’m working on a coat rack and trying to figure out the best way to attach a shelf (see pictures of rough layout). I have a feeling that if I just use glue + pin nails eventually it will crack due to expansion / movement. Then again after I get done coating on the polyurethane It might just be fine? The shelf is roughly 1/2” x...

12-07-2012 04:41 AM

Resawing reclaimed lumber - 6 replies

Hello, I recently acquired some 1.25” planks of what i thought was solid douglas fir reclaimed from stadium bleacher seats (probably from a public park or school baseball field). I cut the 16’ planks down into 8’ planks for easier transport using my mitre saw and took it home. After getting the wood unloaded i realized ther...

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