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73 days ago

Do I need a veneer hammer? - 8 replies

I’m getting into veneering. My question, do I need a veneer hammer to do iron veneering with titebond II? I have a book that suggests to use one after ironing, but I have yet to see any actual examples of people doing this (using a hammer). Also, I looked through the forums already, and couldn’t find my answer, which is why I am...

141 days ago

Rolling Ball Clock - 6 replies

this is so cool.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHBHCsrqYMw

163 days ago

Alignment Trick for Hybrid Table Saw - 2 replies

I have a hybrid table saw that I am happy with; however, I have never been able to fully align the table to the blade. It has been close, very close, but the table was bolt bound and I could never get it dead square. Then I recalled my days precision aligning electric motors, and a trick that we would employ. Technically, only about three t...

211 days ago

Spalted Maple aaaaaaaand... what? - 4 replies

I picked up a nice slab of spalted maple last summer at a local mill, it was a deal I couldn’t pass up, and I’ve decided to use it as a floating top to an entertainment center I’m building. It’s not really nice enough to make veneer for those of you who are going to yell about wasting a good piece of wood. Once I put ...

228 days ago

Wall mounted entertainment center - 8 replies

I have an idea for a wall mounted entertainment center. I know that I will have to beef up the design, but I’m not sure how, by how much, or where. Has anyone seen plans for one? The design will be a rather simple four door cabinet, around 5’ long, but will have a floating off-centered slab top. The slab top will be slightly de...

231 days ago

What is the most frustrating part about woodworking? - 31 replies

What bothers you the most? What irks you? Gets your goat? Spoils you milk? Sours your taste? Eats your cheese? Farts under your covers? Pulls on your nose hair? Itches your britches?

231 days ago

Interior Trim Molding Options - 10 replies

I’m finishing up a basement remodel and I want to put up ceiling and baseboard molding. I want to use wood, and I want to stain it dark. I would prefer to keep cost to a minimum. Given those assumptions; 1. What is a good choice of wood?2. How should I finish?

273 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...

416 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?

428 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.

491 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...

599 days ago

I need a chuck for a Jet 15 inch floor drill press - 6 replies

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 ...

624 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...

707 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.

795 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...

854 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...

967 days ago

Table/Hybrid/Cabinet saw recommendation for a hobbyist - 33 replies

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 ...


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