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545 days ago

What to do with some hickory planks? - 8 replies

I have made acquaintance with a fellow that has his own saw mill. (and I have some forest land, joy of joys!) (:) He also happened to give me some planks of air dried hickory about 1” x 9” x 6’ though there are a few thinner and longer. I’ve posted a pic below for y’all to see. That top board is the worst of the lo...

662 days ago

Hard wood, where do you find this stuff?! - 19 replies

I see people talking about using beautiful hardwods. Where are they getting this stuff??? I live in a rural area so our option of stores is limited. All we have here are like Lowes, HD, McCoys, Surplus Warehouse and that’s abouit it. They sell oak and poplar and that’s about it. While not a hard wood, cedar is pretty but that is...

677 days ago

How to work a Blog? - 4 replies

I am not overly computer literate, I have never made a “blog” before, barely know what one is. Well, since one came with registration I thought I’d give it a whirl to record the process of building up my shop largely from the floor up. So I made my first entry. I’ve made some progress and thought to add to it. It see...

682 days ago

What will an HF dovetail jig do/not do? - 8 replies

Sorry to bring up yet another HF tool question but, I have read through many threads and not found the answer to my question.First of all, please never mind the “All HF stuff is crap” type replies. This same jig is sold by others (as are many other HF items) for as much as $100+. I’m on a fixed income and have never used a dove...


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