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12-23-2015 02:49 AM

Help please - 13 replies

Hello and thanks in advance for the help. I need to glue some oak runners in side a jewelry box the runner and the box are already stained will the glue hold?The box is also made of oak. Thank you Jim

01-02-2015 12:16 AM

How do I not have this happen again? - 20 replies

Hi every one. I am making real large spice cabinet for my wife it will attach to the side of a pantry style cabinet in the kitchen. As you can see in the pictures I will post I used a piece of pegboard as my pattern for the shelf pegs. I used a brad point bit with a stop collar and you can see almost every hole had some tear out. Why d...

06-08-2014 05:46 PM

1935/36 Crafstman wood lathe - 8 replies

My wife got a text from her boss wanting to know if I would want a wood lathe that her friend has in her garage. I ask her what she wanted for it and got just get it out of my garage. She sent a bad cell phone picture of it. I figured what the heck so went and got it this is what I got. The dark handle tools on the left are Craftsman the others ...

10-10-2013 11:47 PM

Type of wood? - 9 replies

I bought a box of cut offs from rockler and this is one of the pieces. I am making a pen out of it and would love to know what kind of wood it is to tell the person I am gifting the pen to.ThanksJim

05-22-2013 11:27 PM

HELP hole in wood - 7 replies

I was turning this piece of wood to make a box and found a hole it wasn’t there on the surface of the wood. (no idea of what kind of wood) can I use this to fill it in and continue turning?

03-17-2013 07:56 PM

My first captured ring - 3 replies Trying some thing new. I know its nothing special but hey it worked.

02-17-2013 01:23 AM

Found in dads shed - 9 replies

There in rough shape and in need of some TLC.

11-11-2012 07:11 PM

Kick back warning - 10 replies

This happend to me about an hour ago just posting it as a reminder. I have an old crafstman saw with no guards of any kind. Luckly only the wood suffered injury.

09-16-2012 10:53 PM

perfection almost - 1 reply

I decided to spend some time in the shop today and started working on a blanket chest I am making for my mother in law for christmas. Last week I had cut up some old oak hand rails to size. I started out with the carcass rails. I ran them thru the jointer to get the face flat then ran it thru again to get side square to the face so far so good...

09-10-2012 01:57 AM

Size does matter. - 6 replies

When deciding on the size of a box is there a good ratio to length, width, height? The few I have made so far are from plans I made one winging it and it turned out nice but I think I got lucky. Any info will be apreactiaed.Thanks

08-26-2012 08:47 PM

Help with puting felt in a box - 7 replies

Ok I made a box for my sister in law which I posted on here I decided to put felt in the bottom and messed it up big time. I have no idea why it went wrong I use the peel and stick type cut it to size then tried to put it in. I did a dry fit and it was fine then i tried to put it in and it seemed to of shrunk I tried to streach it. I pulled it o...

08-18-2012 10:29 PM

Scored some free wood - 4 replies

I went to a birthday party for my granddaughter at her other grand parents house today. The other granddad has a shop but dosn’t do much wood working any more. But he had a pile of wood and gave me these 3 boards 2 are 1”x11 1/2”x 10’ the other one is 1”x7 3/4”x 8’6”. They are Florida Maple and...

08-05-2012 01:53 AM

Push pads - 7 replies

I ordered a set of push pads from rockler and they came in yesterday I used them today and all I can say is wow I figured they would be nice to have. I used them with my jointer and bench router and the difference was amazing. Not only did it seem to work better it felt a lot safer. I know alot of you will say well duhhhhh but hey I am learning ...

07-30-2012 07:12 PM

Wood workers trade show? - 2 replies

I think I read on here some were about one coming up I think in Alanta?Any one know about it?

07-23-2012 12:45 AM

l know better then doing this - 11 replies

Checked the measurment between the fence and the blade on the table saw before the blade stoped.I know better I know better I know better I just bought it a couple days ago too.

07-23-2012 12:40 AM

Miter key jig - 0 replies

Miter key jig I got the design from Highflyer. It worked great and I plan to use it alot.My first miter key box I love the look.

07-21-2012 11:39 PM

Pre finish - 9 replies

This is a box I am going to finnish I know from past experience that scratches that were not seen show up when stain is applied. Is there away to find them first?

07-19-2012 02:24 AM

maybe an old shop smith table saw I am told - 4 replies

Some one I sort of know at works says he has wood working tools they use to belong to his grandfarther then his dad’s but dad passed away sundley So how the son has (he says) all these great tools and dosnt want them would rather have the building for storage. He seems almost clueless on what the stuff is he said he one says jointer anothe...

07-19-2012 02:10 AM

Raiseing the blade on my table saw - 3 replies

My saw from the left side note the height adjustment wheel is lopsided and whobles and there is no handle making rasing and lowering the blade a drag. so i grabed a 1/2” deepwell socket of my ratchet and now it easy a pie. I think at work tomorrow I will find an odd 1/2” socket with and extenstion get the machine shop to weld them...

07-18-2012 12:53 AM

Dog in the shop - 3 replies

My dog Seirra. She is always with me in the shop and always laying in front of the tool I am using next.

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