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04-01-2013 05:14 PM

What power grinder to buy ? - 10 replies

I am working on a pair of sculpted maloof inspired chairs, and have decided to buy a power carver to help with the tight area’s, as I hope to build a few more. I am tossed between the Wecheer – sold by Woodcraft – $205.00 vs the Foredom that sells for $425.00 – obviously the Wecheer would be a lot less cash outlay, but ...

01-20-2013 04:17 AM

Could use some help framing a drawer - 8 replies

I am starting to build a computer desk and I have been given specifics on its construction. It needs to be a solid top, with a shelf on the bottom right for the hard drive to sit on, and a drawer on the top left, and a slide out key board shelf in the center. I can muddle my way through most of it, however the drawer has me questioning myself. I...

09-03-2012 11:57 AM

Table top protection method - question - 2 replies

I am a rookie at finishing (well most wood working things actually) On a lot of projects, including tables I have been using a 3 part wipe on mixture. BLO, Tung Oil, and poly. My normal finishing process is as follows, Flood entire project – wait 20 to 30 minutes and wipe off. Wait 48 hours, scuff with 0000 steel wool, blow off with compre...

07-23-2012 02:56 AM

Trip to Rockler - GLOAT !! - 19 replies

This was just to good of a day to keep to myself. My wife and I went for a drive today, met the inlaws for lunch, and were just having a nice bonding day. I needed a few more router bits for a project I am starting, so hey… Rockler is only 50 miles away, so lets drop in and see if they have them. So I was browsing the router bits, and ...

02-17-2011 04:37 AM

Boss or Ridgid - spindle sander - 14 replies

I would like to add a new tool to the shop and am leaning toward the Delta B.O.S.S., but have been reading a lot of reviews on the Ridgid EB4424 – so I have to ask, as I can’t justify both, what is the better machine as far as versatility and benefits other than the BOSS does not have the belt sander option.I have a hand held belt sa...

12-30-2010 07:51 AM

Sketchup - 6 replies

I am building a small box with drawers for my father in law, so wanting to do something of my own design I tackled sketchup today to get something on paper I could follow..I managed to draw up the box sides, top & bottom, along with the two drawer dividers that will be dadoed into the sides. I was able to get what I did completed in just und...

11-22-2010 01:18 AM

Gluing up narrow oak for thick table legs - 10 replies

I am starting to build a hall table for the LOML. The design I am using has 2.5” tapered legs. I have a bunch of Red oak, but it is all 4/4. I thought I saw an article about glueing up 3/4” boards to make table legs in a way that would give you the grain on the two sides you can see. My lumber is not 1/4 sawn.I would think I will nee...

11-18-2010 02:48 AM

Delta Hybrid 10" table - Sold. - 4 replies

I have a Delta 10” left tilt, 1.75 hp table saw with a Delta T2 fence. I bougt it new two years ago from Federated Tool in London, ON. Canada. The saw & General Machines mobile base was $1,100.00 after taxes.It comes with two sleds I made for it – they won’t fit my new saw. I would like to get $500.00 for it, bu...

10-23-2010 04:13 AM

sealing Cherry - 3 replies

I am in the planning process of a bedroom suite. I would like to use cherry, as I love the look it takes on after a month or so of sunlight exposure, but am nervous of the inconsistent coloring that comes with placing a lamp on a cherry table while it ages. Is there a way to allow the cherry to reach a certain tone, and then seal it so it will r...

10-03-2010 01:47 PM

Unisaw vs Sawstop - 47 replies

I have finally decided to upgrade my table saw from the Delta Hybrid I currently have. Delta’s new unisaw is at the top of my list. I like the safety features of the sawstop for obvious reasons – (I can still count to 11 without having to remove my shoes) but does it outweight the quality of the unisaw ? I do not run a production s...

08-05-2010 01:15 AM

Could sure use some help or advice - 7 replies

My daughter turns 18 in a couple of weeks, so instead of buying her that easy bake oven, Jessie ( my daugter ) and her mother have.. suggested.. I build her a table.. a vanity/makeup table, so .. guess where this is going?I am going to try and attached a quick drawing of what I would like to attempt, and am seeking some advice as to how to pull...


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