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134 days ago

Mirror frame - how deep to recess from front face? - 1 reply

Any thoughts on how close to the the surface of a frame a mirror should be set? I’m framing a large (6’ x 2’) mirror to lean against a wall. I have some nice 5” QSWO that I can plane to a full 1-1/8” thick. If I rabbet the back 1/2” that would mean the mirror would be recessed from the front face 5/8”...

141 days ago

Burl poaching - 2 replies

This is disturbing if woodworkers are knowingly feeding the demand for this. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/redwood-park-closes-road-deter-120604899.html

164 days ago

When to dial down speed on VS ROS? - 5 replies

When is it recommended to dial down the speed on an ROS? I can see the value if you are trying to remove epoxy or something you don’t want to melt but ff you are doing routine sanding to 220 to get ready for finishing is there any reason not to run at close to full speed?

260 days ago

MDF panels - 1 reply

I’m doing a frame and panel wainscoting project in my dining room. The frames are built already using poplar. Before applying them to the wall I sanded them down to 220 and sprayed them with B-I-N shellac-base primer using my HVLP. Then sanded them to a nice smooth surface. I’m planning to use a good quality acrylic interior s...

273 days ago

"Radio Alarm Saw" for sale - 15 replies

Must be a story behind this right? http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/tls/4147775965.html

478 days ago

Greenville SC visit - local woodworking resources? - 1 reply

I have an off day in Greenville next week. Any local woodworking resources I should check out? Stores… galleries… museums…

814 days ago

upgrade hollow chisel mortiser chisels - 1 reply

I’ve just started using my new Delta 1/2 hp hollow chisel mortiser. I’ve gone through and tuned it a la Wood Whisperer and sharpened and honed my chisels on both the outside and inside (using the LV cone sharpeners). It’s mortising a lot better than when I tried it out of the box, but I’m still not all that happy with the...

847 days ago

spring/miter clamp and plier sets - 0 replies

I’m going to be doing some wainscotting and crown work and want to pick up a set of spring / miter clamps, the kind that come with a set of pliers to spread them. I see this set Peachtree for $49.99 but then there’s the Ulmia set at $205, which looks like the gold standard. Has anyone had experience with the Peachtree or other ...

892 days ago

What size router to use with dovetail jig - 6 replies

What size router is recommended for use with a dovetail jig? I don’t have a jig yet but just got the Dewalt 1.25 hp router – it feels good in the hand so wondered about using it for dovetails. Is it better to go with a beefier router?

1088 days ago

3hp+ router with above table bit change - 8 replies

I stood on the sidelines while the Triton came and went. Now I’m kicking myself for not biting the bullet on the last Freud that was 50% off at Woodcraft. Called today and it was gone. Are there any 3hp+ routers out there with above table bit change worth considering?

1158 days ago

Framing large mirror 4' x 3' - 3 replies

Looking for tips on framing a large 48” x 36” bedroom mirror. I’ve not taken it off the wall but assume it is heavy, maybe 40 lbs. Here are my thoughts: 1. Half laps for the joints pinned with accenting dowel for strength and simplicity (vs mitering). 2. Mirror rabbetted into the back of the frame with room for either a) ...

1214 days ago

intoxicated woodworking - 1 reply

Police Log: Drug Arrests, Woodworking Mishap This edition of the police log includes a motor vehicle stop that led to three people facing drug charges, and a self-inflicted stab wound apparently stemming from intoxicated woodworking. Sunday, March 27 12:12 a.m.: Police investigated after fire rescue crews took an intoxicated man to Milf...

1233 days ago

Colorado blue pine - how widely available? - 9 replies

I’ve been intrigued by the projects posted by RockyBlue and others using “beetle killed” Colorado pine. If you don’t know, millions of acres of pine in Colorado and other western states have been killed by a pine beetle blight. A fungus carried by the beetle stains the wood with a blue streak. The State of Colorado is al...

1264 days ago

Hotdog handle for Stanley low angle jack plane - 2 replies

Does anyone know if the hotdog handle that L-N sells for their low angle jack plane will fit the newer Stanley Sweetheart 62 model sold at Woodcraft? The L-N one seems pricey at $60. I did post a WTB notice in the trade/swap forum in case someone is turning these out. Unfortunately I do not have access to a lathe. -Jeff

1264 days ago

WTB hotdog for Stanley low angle jack plane - 0 replies

I see a number of people have made their own hotdog handles their low angle jack planes. I just made a shooting board for my new Stanley LAJP but do not have access to turning equipment to make a hotdog. I know L-N sells these handles but the price ($60!) seems high and I don’t know for sure it would fit a Stanley. If anyone has made on...

1321 days ago

Create bevel with a planer - 8 replies

I want to make a version of the beefy mirror frame shown in the current Woodsmith #192. I’m starting with 6/4 oak about 5” wide for the rails and stiles. These are supposed to be partially beveled 10 degrees by attaching a 10 degree cleat to the workpiece with double side tape and then running it through the planer. Has anyone done t...

1325 days ago

Router of the Year - 3 replies

I’ll have to go with Tom Brady. Last night versus the Jets. ;-)

1379 days ago

Hammer drills and pilot holes and Chilean miners - 0 replies

Not woodworking related but an interesting story about how the rescue options were evaluated and the keys to the winning strategy. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/13/world/americas/13rock.html?_r=1

1380 days ago

CL Boston - black walnut tree for sale, you remove it - 9 replies

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/mat/2000889507.html Rare Black Walnut Tree for Sale to the Highest Bidder and the minimum bid is $2500. The bidder will remove the entire tree from the property. This tree is at full growth (130 to 150 feet tall) and has a girth of 73” near base. Photos attached. The tree is perfectly straight from the b...

1391 days ago

Link belt - how long, how to tension - 3 replies

I have delayed converting my TS and BS to link belts waiting to stumble across some information about how long a belt I need and how to properly tension them. Do you make them the same length as the belt you are replacing? How do you properly tension them? Is the 4 foot length Woodcraft and others sell sufficient for a TS? Mine is a Ri...

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