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827 days ago

What's with the "Facebook Shares"?!? - 5 replies

So I love this site, and I really enjoy when I post a completed project and a handful of people comment on it and give me some constructive and positive feedback…but as I’m looking at the project page, after only a few comments, I notice that the little “Facebook Share” thing above the comments has 40 (!!!) shares!What is...

838 days ago

Which magazine do you subscribe to? - 30 replies

So as I delve further into this world of woodworking, I find that many people will cite this magazine or that magazine being the go-to information source for them to learn new techniques or find plans for a new project. I think that I also would benefit from maybe a subscription or two, but I don’t know which ones…so I thought I̵...

862 days ago

Can I pick your brain? The problem with pine is: - 37 replies

I have a construction background and the wood that I am generally cutting up and fastening together is usually pine. However as I look with wide eyes and dropped jaw at all these gorgeous projects that people create and post on here, I have to ask (to cure my own ignorance), why not pine? What is the difference and the nature of it that causes p...

886 days ago

Finger Joints: What do I need to know?!? - 6 replies

So I have been inspired by a recent blog post by Steve Ramsey about the Knitting Box that he made for his wife (my gal, my mother, and my sister all knit), especially the part where he demonstrated his finger joint table saw jig. After spending the day making sawdust and multiple attempts, I think that I am as satisfied with what I accomplished ...

922 days ago

All this SAWDUST! - 16 replies

So I was just blessed to obtain a new DeWalt 12 1/2” Planer, and after cleaning up a stack of salvaged lumber, I had created a sizable pile of sawdust and shavings. When my gal came out to see how I liked my new toy, she commented, “Hey, we could throw all that in the compost, couldn’t we?”. As I will probably avoid doing...

936 days ago

Planer vs Jointer - 17 replies

I’m sure this has been covered already, but I didn’t see an entry on here asking the question. I have an opportunity to buy a planer or a jointer, and I wanted to hear everybody’s thoughts and recommendations on the subject. I have been a carpenter for nine years and have only recently started to get into more skilled woodworki...


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