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2027 days ago

What is Polar Pine? - 3 replies

We were out shopping for cribs today. We asked the store clerk about one and she said that it was made of “polar pine” saying it was the only pine that is a hardwood pine. Anybody know what this is or if it’s another name for something more common? I checked Google but the results weren’t very helpful.

2154 days ago

Table Top Flat While I Work on the Rest? - 5 replies

Hey all, I’m working on a solid walnut dining table and had a question about my planned order. Basically, I’m doing the table top first so that I can construct the base to the correct size (in case anything doesn’t go as planned with the table top). The table top is 8 or 9 walnut boards edge glued together to form a 40”...

2209 days ago

New Bandsaw Blade Installation - 3 replies

Hey guys, I just got the Grizzly G0555X 14 inch Bandsaw with the riser block. I got the riser block installed, but now I’m trying to get the blade that came with ther riser block installed and it just seems too short. I don’t think there’s any way I got the riser block on incorrectly. Is it possible the blade is too shor...

2344 days ago

Where to find these hold-downs? - 5 replies

I just got the March/April 2008 Fine Woodworking and was looking at the mortising jig on page 74-75. Does anybody know where I can get the sort-of T shaped hold-down clamps as pictured on page 75? Anyone have a web link?

2495 days ago

Which Lie-Nielsen Block Plane? - 34 replies

Alright, I’m putting a Lie-Nelson low angle block plane on my shopping list for the next two weeks. It’s my first real plane (I have some crappy thing from Lowe’s…I don’t think it counts.) So my question is, Do I need a standard block plane or one with the adjustable mouth? If I get the non-adjustable one, do I g...


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