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518 days ago

Idea organization with Evernote - 1 reply

I subscribe to a number of woodworking blogs and magazines, and browse websites like lumberjocks. I end up with a lot of tips or projects I want to keep track of. I use Evernote to keep track of the good ideas I come across. It is a place to keep and organize a number of things like pictures, websites, notes, and whatnot. It is integrated i...

1264 days ago

Jig Hardware Source - 26 replies

I am looking for a source of 1/4-20 T-bolts and jig hardware like the set found on rockler.http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=22011&filter=t%20bolt It is a nice set, but 80 bucks is a little steep. Am I being unreasonable, or is the fact that it says “woodworking” on it means the price is double what you can find elsewhe...

1436 days ago

Bathroom Vanity Cabinet resource - 3 replies

I am slowly renovating a bathroom in my house and will eventually need a vanity and some storage space. The vanity is going to be pretty wide (10’) with two sinks and probably a tall pantry like portion linen. I am learning sketchup to do the design and figure out how much of what I need. I have done a bit of woodworking, and have proba...

1556 days ago

Antique Mahogany Finish - 12 replies

I have always had a thing for antiques that involved mahogany and brass. Now that I am into woodworking I can make my own! I have a bit of nice clean mahogany, and have a few small projects I want to get started with. My question is this, how do i get an older style antique mahogany look like this: or this That kind of deep dark...

1563 days ago

The joy of waxpaper - 13 replies

I may be behind the times on this one, but I have been building up my shop, skills, and knowledge. I struggled for a while trying to glue things up and not permanently attach them to my table. In making a cutting board and a few other items in need of serious gluing, I found that wax paper has become my newest friend. I can use wax paper wrap...

1576 days ago

Rockler Shipping - 20 replies

One of the banner ads on the site boasts about free shipping over 50 bucks with a little * next to it. I tried clicking on it, adding a few things then checking out. I had 70 dollars in my cart and they still wanted to charge me for shipping. Is this a first time buyer tease, or am I doing something wrong? Not having to pay over 10% to ship ...

1622 days ago

Dryer duct as Dust Collector piping - 12 replies

So after tripping over and losing stuff in piles of dust from my various projects, AND finding an increasing amount of saw dust and wood chips in my house, I broke down and bought a dust collector system. Luckily for me the near by Harbor Freight was having a sale and I had a coupon so the big 2hp collector is mine. They were lacking the acces...

1647 days ago

Ikea Shelf recreation - 5 replies

Most people are probably groaning already, but here is the story. My girlfriend is into knitting, and a lot of knitting stores keep their wool in displays similar to or exactly like this one. I want to make one that is probably 3×3 squares. In the past i have used my pocket hole jig to attach shelves like this, but the close space won...


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