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|15 days ago||
Cloud Lift proportions - 4 replies
I’m making my wife some greene and greene inspired planters for Mother’s day. The planter will be six inches tall and I’m wondering how large I should make each ‘lift’. I should add that the box will only be two feet wide. I was thinking that 3/4” would be enough but does anyone know if Greene and Greene had s...
|66 days ago||
Vibrating saw - 6 replies
One of my first quality tools I’ve gotten is a Pax crosscut saw. I was cutting some softwood 2×4s for a project this morning and I noticed that when I pull the saw back the tip of the blade vibrates quite violently. As the vibrating blade gets pulled through the kerf it makes a terrible noise. Am I doing something wrong? I’ve tr...
|160 days ago||
Can only get one saw: rip or crosscut - 12 replies
My wife decided she wanted to get me a saw for Christmas and told me to pick one. I don’t have either a crosscut or a rip saw so my question for you all is will one of these saws perform the task of the other saw better. That is: will a rip saw make crosscuts more efficiently than a crosscut saw will perform rip cuts? If you could only hav...
|170 days ago||
.4 mm or smaller rollerball pen kits - 2 replies
I’ve just started turning pens but I’ve got a problem. I’m quite particular about what kind of pen I write with and I am having trouble finding a kit in the style that I like. I don’t like to write with pens that have a tip wider that .5 mm; .4 is better, basically the smaller the better. Does anyone know if kits exist fo...
|220 days ago||
English Hazelwood blanks - 10 replies
I recently got my MA in history and I would like to turn a pen for my supervisor as a thank you. He studies medieval magic and so I thought that it would be fitting to make him a pen from hazel wood. It was the traditional wood for wands and was considered to have magical properties. As far as I know its only magical property is being nowhere to...
|270 days ago||
American Elm - 11 replies
My neighbour is thinking about cutting down a great big elm tree in his backyard. I thought it might be a good opportunity to stock up on some lumber but then I thought, I don’t think I’ve seen anything built with elm. Does anyone have any experience working with it? Another problem I might have is dutch elm disease. The tree is heal...