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|27 days ago||
The Dad Stamp - 6 replies
I’m challenging all of you to come up with a “Dad Stamp.” I don’t have a requirement on what the stamp should be, just something that lets people know that, “I’m a dad, and I’m proud of it.” “Where did this inspiration come from,” you may ask. This morning I showed up to work weari...
|170 days ago||
Similar to hickory - 2 replies
I recently finished a project which involved hickory. Turns out I really really like the look; however, as you know if you have ever worked with hickory, it is a bugger. My question, is there a wood that looks like hickory but is more workable?
|183 days ago||
Too legit to quit? - 12 replies
Considering I just used my wife’s measuring cup to measure denatured alcohol, and a baby bottle to measure shellac flakes, am I too legit to quit? P.S. baby bottles are marvelous for measuring volume by the ounce.
|245 days ago||
Car (not truck) Recommendations - 23 replies
First, I’m not looking for a truck. I don’t want a truck. Not to be a jerk, but opining on how great a truck is will not help. I would love a truck, I grew up driving trucks, but I can’t get over the fuel mileage issue. That said… So, I’m an amateur, and I really enjoy making furniture as a hobby. I enjoy t...
|353 days ago||
I could write a review, but I won’t. Let’s just say that I am generally unhappy with this drill press and I lack the permission to get something better. That being said, the chuck has to go. It is a total piece of crap. No matter how hard you tighten it, the thing will not hold a bit secure. I have had numerous instances of a ...
|379 days ago||
Dewalt 734 Planer Calibration... Finally - 2 replies
So, I’ve been quite frustrated for some time. I would have everything square, then I would go to assembly and suddenly nothing would line up. This plagued me through two projects. Then, I’m working on some bed posts and I noticed that my Dewalt 734 planer seemed to struggle when I moved a board to one side (trying to find a fres...
|461 days ago||
Wood choice for beds with carved headboard - 0 replies
I’m looking to make a pair of twin low-post beds for our little girls, but I want to be able to carve the headboard, and maybe even the posts. What would you all suggest for a choice of wood? P.S. I’m not too excited about the idea of carving oak.
|549 days ago||
Recommendation on Jointer Upgrade - 11 replies
I’ve come to the conclusion that my hand-me-down Craftsman jointer with a flexing fence just isn’t cutting it (nyuck nyuck nyuck). So I’m looking for your thoughts on what a good upgrade would be for me. I am a hobbyist who is still relatively new to the game. But I’m learning quickly, so I’m not I complete nov...
|608 days ago||
Toy Build 2012 - 1 reply
I’m a relative novice to woodworking, but I found a few posting here that have me motivated. I want to start a toy build for charity for Christmas 2012. I proposed this to my local Guild, who suggested I get my ducks in a row before proposing any plans to the guild. So I’m looking for your feedback, fellow builders with big hear...
|721 days ago||
By the end of January (2012) we will have finally moved out of our starter home and my teeny-tiny bench, into our “family” house… with a dedicated entire room (with easy access) for my wood shop (sweet). I have never had the room for a table/hybrid/cabinet saw, but now I will, and better yet, my wife has given me the go-ahead ...