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324 days ago

How much contrast is too much? - 2 replies

Good evening everyone. I am in the process of building a TV stand/chest of drawers and would like some input on something. The design is a low chest of drawers with a few drawers replaced with shelves for components. I had originally planned to leave the back of the center shelf open for access to the back of the reciever and for wires. I h...

443 days ago

End grain router planing bits - 3 replies

I’ve got a project which involves cleaning up a couple dozen “tree cookies”. I need to flatten and thickness them. This evening I built a router sled which is working well but I am considering upgrading bits. The largest bit I currently have is a 3/4” straight bit. The two bits I am looking at are a 1 1/4 dish carving...

483 days ago

Driving the Silk Road in a VW Vanagon - 2 replies

Good morning everyone. As this is only tangentially related to woodworking this seems like the appropriate forum. Some friends of mine are on a drive around the globe…in a VW vanagon and have a great blog. http://www.drivenachodrive.com/. Aside from being a ridiculously cool adventure I thought there might be some interest here in the...

513 days ago

Source for Hold down clamps - 0 replies

Good morning, just thought I would pass on a good source for hold down clamps and other hardware. Reid Tool has a huge selection of the De-Sta-Co style clamps. I have used them quite a bit for work projects in the past and thought some of you all might be interested. Their prices are a few dollars better than Rockler et al and they have every ...

537 days ago

How much should I pay? - 19 replies

There is a guy locally who is selling an older jet 3/4 HP, 14” bandsaw(motor says 1997, it’s a blue one). It is in mint condition and seems to rum quite smooth but he is asking $600 for it with a Rockler band-saw table. The table seems useless so I offered him $400 for the saw and about 80 BF of 4×8 Doug fir timbers. Does tha...

538 days ago

quick planer poll. - 0 replies

am thinking finally picking up a thickness planer. a couple of Dewalts for sale on craigslist locally. A “lightly used” dw733 with a spare set of blades for 250 and a “New” dw 734 for 300. The new one seems like the better deal. I may be able to pick one up at Lowe’s for 320 if they will take a harbor freight 20...

540 days ago

Stocking up on Mahogany - 3 replies

Last week I was at one of our local hardwood dealers for some poplar and ended up leaving with just under 20 bf of Mahogany (7-12 in wide boards). The S3S 4/4 mahogany was selling for 5.99 a BF, clear pieces at around 6-7 ft in length. I didn’t have a real plan for the wood but figured I could come up with something. I have one project ...

544 days ago

Wall hanging scotch cabinet - Introduction and design critique request - 38 replies

Good evening. After lurking for quite some time I am finally posting. I am engineer by trade with a background in design and have always enjoyed building things. After moving to CO a few years back and buying a turn of the century (1901) victorian I have been building my skills and shop up to the point that I ave begun to tackle some more fur...


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