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03-02-2017 03:44 PM

Big Glass Lid Question - 10 replies

Hi All, I am doing a glass topped display case coffee table for a client and am looking for some advice on mounting the glass for the top. The top opens, probably on a piano hinge, I was going to rabbet the glass in to the top and seat it with strips of walnut but I’ve never worked with big glass like this before (60”x32”...

06-24-2015 12:40 AM

Help with pore filling Spalted Maple Slab. - 3 replies

Hi All, I am currently finishing a 24”x48” spalted maple slab for a coffee table using General Arm-R-Seal Semi Gloss and I am getting very high absorption on several places on the slab. I laid on 5 coats of finish and sanded it back to wood as suggested in this article: H...

02-09-2015 03:15 PM

Vancouver BC Woodworkers check out this CL ad! - 0 replies

Hi I am unaffiliated with this person and broke so I can’t jump in this. But whenI saw what they are selling I thought I’d post it here for some of you who might like to jump on it. Lots of nice hand tools in here! Let me know if you score.

12-26-2014 12:17 AM

Should i buy this Shoulder Plane? - 3 replies

There is a Record No 073 on CL for $150 near me… seems kind of expensive for a 2nd hand plane but I am looking for a large shoulder plane… any thoughts? Thanks Luke

12-19-2014 11:23 PM

Has anyone else noticed this rust issue with their Veritas planes? - 20 replies

Ok so I have 3 planes from Veritas (LAB, LAJ and Small Shoulder) and a Stanley No 4 from the early 1900’s and a WWII era Miller Falls No 7 as well as a POS contractor grade Stanley block plane. I am noticing that all my Veritas planes rust while none of the antiques do (the POS rusts but at a way slower rate than the Veritas). I am religio...

12-07-2014 03:45 PM

Anyone using Blue Tornado router bits? - 9 replies

Hi All I am wondering if anyone is using (or has used) Blue Tornado router bits from Busy Bee Tools here in Canada. I was thinking of trying some of their bits out (normally use Veritas and Freud) but thought I would ask the community what they thought. I checked the reviews section but all the threads were saw blade related. Thanks Luke

05-08-2014 03:50 PM

Resaw or Not? A jointer or bandsaw first question. - 6 replies

Hello woodfolks, I have 14×8/4 7 inch wide 4ft long birch boards that need to be resawn down to 4/4 for an eventual 3/4” thick 6” wide board and I am wondering if I should joint one face before I resaw or just go straight to the bandsaw and joint after? The grain on the birch is pretty all over the place and I am afraid it is...

04-30-2014 01:56 PM

Questions about spray guns for hvlp turbine. - 8 replies

Hello out there! I just bought a Lemmer T-75 three stage turbine with the stock spray gun ($260 on craigslist yeah!) and I was looking to get a touch up gun for doing smaller projects and looking around online I see that I don’t really know anything about spray technology or what sort of gun I need. So questions: Can I buy any tou...

03-23-2013 02:28 PM

dry time for 8/4 maple - 15 replies

Hi All, I do not own a moisture meter. I have a stack of dry 8/4 maple that was bought about 2 weeks ago, it has been sitting in my very dry (woodstove) kitchen for that time, wondering if anyone has any idea how long I need to leave it before I can work with it. Thanks Luke

03-01-2013 02:00 AM

Which Saw? (Dare I ask?) - 57 replies

Ok I am looking at buying a new tablesaw and have found four I am interested in. 1- Ridgid 4511 $300 think I can knock him down though as it’s been listed every week for weeks 2- General 50-175 $500 3- General 50-175 with some sort of big aftermarket fence $550 4- Delta (not sure model but is a hybrid type) with Biesmeyer fence...

02-15-2013 05:50 AM

Workbench Thoughts - Ikea Countertops? - 16 replies

Hi All, A quick question, I am looking at building a workbench for myself and while looking for lumber sources I came across the idea of using Ikea butcher block counter tops for the top, they are available in beech, birch or oak, 72 inches long, 25 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches thick. Price $199 canadian. Compared to a top from Lee Valley ($4...

02-01-2013 02:17 AM

Question about lathe motor - 12 replies

Hi All, I am planning on building my own lathe (blog to come) I have a 2Hp motor I recovered off an old air compressor (115V) and I am wondering if I can put a rheostat on it for speed control or if I need to get multi speed spindles for the belts. Basically wondering if putting a rheostat on will wreck the motor? Thanks Luke

01-28-2013 08:05 PM

Good source for higher grit PSA backed sanding discs in Canada - 6 replies

Hi All, I am wondering if anyone has a good source for higher grit (1000-6000) PSA backed sanding discs (6”) here in Canada. Looking for cheaper abrasives for my worksharp. Thanks Luke

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