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88 days ago

My Latest inlay project - 9 replies

24” tall and 3/8” thick walnut with maple inlay.

88 days ago

Latest inlay project. - 6 replies

This cross is 24” tall and 3/8” thick walnut with maple inlay. Done on my Jet scroll saw using the double bevel inlay method.

177 days ago

Caduceus - 6 replies

One of my latest projects. Red Cedar (aromatic) with soft maple inlay. This is a box 11”x 8”x 2” with hinged lid. Done on my scroll saw using the double bevel inlay method.

193 days ago

Over 44,000 replies! - 32 replies

I do not understand why there is a thread with this many replies. Makes it difficult to navigate and a thread with this much to read is not inviting to new folks, like me, to contribute to. I am sure regulars to this tread think it is OK but it is hard to think it invites new contributers. Puts me off!

225 days ago

Fireplace Bellows - 5 replies

This is my latest inlay project. It is a functioning fireplace bellows made of eastern red cedar with soft maple inlay. 15” long and 6” wide and the brass nozzle is made from a 30-30 shell. I use the double bevel inlay method on my scroll saw. After doing the inlay I put the bellows in my lathe and turn the whole thing shapi...

288 days ago

Lord's Supper Intarsia - 12 replies

This intarsia is one of two that I made this time. I stack cut walnut ,maple, and oak, each 1/2” thick. Interchanged the pieces to give contrasting colors . This way I made one cut that produced two finished images. The table I made seperately of Mahogany. About 80 pieces in each. I glued a backing of 1/8” Masonite and ma...

306 days ago

Hegner scroll saw blade clamp device. - 3 replies

A friend came up with this idea when I loaned him my Jet scroll saw while his DeWalt was in for major repair (again). He had trouble with the blade clamp, which is the same as the Hegner blade clamp. I made a wooden device and glued it in place on my saw and it works well. It gives me something to rest the new blade against while aligning it ...

321 days ago

Sharpening my card scraper - 7 replies

I have a Stanley card scraper that I have had for years and I have had no luck sharpening it in the conventional method. (With a burnishing tool.) I have sharpened my other card scraper with a burnishing tool and it is easy to do and works well but not the Stanley. A friend, recently told me to just flatten the edge on my belt sander instead ...

365 days ago

Is your DeWalt 735 planer too loud? - 17 replies

I have heard many say that their 735 Planer is very loud. When I bought mine in 2011 I did not think it was too loud but after a while I realized it was the loudest tool in my shop. Yesterday I found a way to quiet it a lot. I put new blades on it. It is now a lot quieter! The difference is amazing.

376 days ago

Fireplace Bellows - 6 replies

I made this fully functioning fireplace bellows for a friend to use in his fishing cabin. It is made of eastern red cedar and soft maple inlay with leather and a brass nozzle. 18” long 6” wide. I have made fifty bellows over the past 30 years but this is the first one I did an inlay in. (Will not be my last)

400 days ago

Drying board - 13 replies

I am looking for a source for what is called a “Drying Board” It is a board, with many fine points sticking up to lay small finished parts on to dry. I saw one today that was about 20” x 12”. Any help is appreciated.

492 days ago

New finishing room - 5 replies

I have set up my workshop at our new house and realized I did not have a good finishing room any more so I purchased a steel metal building/shed at Lowes. It is 12’ x 10’ and big enough for my needs. I assembled it ,alone, in one long day. I put four new fold up tables in it. I now have a clean place to do my finish work. I put the...

526 days ago

Moving my entire shop the quick and easy way. - 2 replies

I recently moved my entire workshop equipment to a new workshop 4 miles away. (Band Saw, Table saw, planer, jointer, drill press, three scroll saws, a 6” belt sander, sliding miter saw and a “V” drum sander and many hand and power tools)......................................... I rented one of those PODS used for moving furnit...

698 days ago

CHestnut...39" wide! - 18 replies

I have a friend that wants to sell two pieces of chestnut that are each 39” wide, 1 1/2” thick and 16 feet long. These are the largest boards I have ever seen! She needs advice on how to sell these. SHe is not on line. Any suggestions? (Located in Virginia)

753 days ago

Spell check - 6 replies

I have had a spell check and lost it after some computer repairs. I am looking for the one that allows me to select and right click and it will correct spelling for me. Any help out there?

767 days ago

Bosch 1619EVS router mounting plate - 2 replies

I want to mount my 1619EVS router into a table. What mounting plate is recommended to use for this? I have it mounted in an MDF board on my table saw but the MDF is too thick to make changing the router tip easy. I think a plate of some type would help with this. Any suggestions?

818 days ago

On site carving - 1 reply

Looks like my neighbor did not want the trees along his fence but did not completly remove them. Pretty clever, he hired someone to make the trees works of art. Still a few trees to go.

870 days ago

Tension adjuster on GO555 (A bearing?) - 1 reply

I read a post a while back about putting a bearing on the tension adjuster on a GO555. Making it easier to turn. Anyone know where that post is. A search did not find it for me.

883 days ago

Woodslicer band saw blades Verses carbide blades - 4 replies

I do mostly resewing with my GO555 band saw and have found woodslicer blades to work a lot better than Timber-wolf but they do not stay sharp very long. They work well on re-sawing 8” cedar but 8”oak and poplar seem to dull them quickly. I re-saw quite a bit and am considering trying a carbide saw blade. Anyone, with experience w...

988 days ago

making things for local market - 7 replies

These stars are popular here in West Texas. This 28” one is made of pine and mahogony. An example of making things for local market. Making, what just may sell.

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