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09-04-2011 07:15 PM

First Resaw of HoneyLocust - 12 replies

So I grew impatient and instead of picking up some lumber and making a resaw sled, I just screwed a piece of honeylocust to a some plywood and ran a log through to see what was inside. It was a small (about 8” diameter) piece with a branch at the bottom…....awsome! By the way, the 3 tpi; 1/2” Timberwolf cut like butta! Also,...

08-27-2011 04:37 AM

Great Find Today - 8 replies

The family and I were taking the mother-in-law home this evening when we drove along the backside of a rather high-end neighborhood golf course. Basically a brushy and overgrown area that looked a little like a dump site. I’ve driven past there many times and noticed brush, but today I notied some freshly cut timber…...also noticed...

08-25-2011 05:25 AM

Opinions Wanted - 2 replies

Shop made resaw sled for bandsaw vs “log mill” to cut 2 flat sides and a magfence for resawing.......just watched a Carter Products video of youtube! My intension is to slab up some honeylocust collected from the in-laws…..most pieces are 10” diameter or less and about 18” long. joe

08-25-2011 04:33 AM

Woodworker's Source - 3 replies

After noticing a few posts mentioning this company, I decided to have a look. It appears they have a good selection of material, but their prices seem high. I’ll be honest, I haven’t been to the hardwood supplier in about 18 months (since my son was born), but from what I remember, prices weren’t that high. So, are their pri...

08-19-2011 11:59 PM

Clock Inserts - 6 replies

Who makes high quality clock face inserts? I find many many companies on-line that offer them, but wonder is there is any particular company that is recommended.joe

02-20-2011 05:24 AM

Hand Plane I.D. Help - 4 replies

My father-in-law sent a No. 4 bench plane my way this evening. It was his father’s, and I am wondering if I can get some help id-ing the tool. The only marks on the plane are “made in the usa” behind the front knob and a “U” stamped into the underside of the cap iron. The plande body is blue and the frog is yello...

02-17-2011 05:24 AM

Tree Classification - 3 replies

Does anyone know of a good site for classifying trees that shows pictures of the bark and leaves? I have started picking up logs to slab up, and am curious about the types of wood. So far, my google searches haven’t turned up too much.joe

02-16-2011 02:28 AM

Hand Planes - 9 replies

All,I am looking into purchasing my first serious hand plane. I have been looking at the different makers for months now, and realize that almost all planes (excluding the very high end) will need some tuning. I am prepared for that. My question is this…..which manufacturer do you suggest? I have been looking closely at WoodRiver, but ...

08-16-2010 12:10 AM

Tablesaw Blades - 7 replies

I read an article on the net regarding the use of 7-1/4 inch circular saw blades on a tablesaw. Besides the lower cost, the author discusses less stress on the saw’s motor, and less burning of material. He also talks about not wasting as much material due to a thinner kerf. Anyway, it seemed interesting, and I was just wondering what yo...

07-26-2010 12:46 AM

Finishing Question - 2 replies

I have just been asked to build a jacuzzi surround for my wife’s co-worker. It will be simple frame and panel construction with a couple raised panel doors. It will be painted to match the existing cabinets. My question is this, If I spray a couple coats of dewaxed shellac to seal the piece, will paint still adhere properly????? I woul...

07-14-2010 04:56 AM

Found Wood and Checking - 10 replies

So I bandsawed up some found wood the other day, and didn’t have any anchorseal to paint on until the following evening. Even after one day, it started to check a little. My question is this…..would it have been better to leave it in log form for a while, allow it to dry a little more and then saw it?thanks,joe

06-29-2010 01:52 AM

Bandsaw Noob......a few questions - 6 replies

Hey Folks,Picked up a JET 14-inch bandsaw last week and have been making a little dust here and there. My questions are these:1- how close to the back of the blade should the thrust bearing be? 2- how hard/fast is too hard/fast to feed material (anything rules of thumb or sounds to listen for) 3- how bad is the factory blade (3/8)....I...

06-24-2010 12:23 PM

Happy B-Day to me.....Maybe! - 5 replies

Alright folks, I need your opinions.The wife and my parents both gave me a little cash for my birthday this year, I added some additional cash and started looking for a bandsaw. Was lookin pretty hard at the Grizzly G0555 based on the reviews here. I live in KC and can drive to their Springfield showroom for about $60 in gas, bringing the pric...

05-20-2010 04:54 AM

TS3650 Rip Fence Options - 6 replies

All,I am looking to upgrade the fence system on my TS3650. Are there any aftermarket options that work well?Thanks,joe

01-19-2010 05:55 AM

Need some sound advise - 5 replies

I am considering the purchase of a 14 inch band saw. I have read a million favorable reviews about the G0555 by Grizzly, but am wondering about the Delta 28-276. It seems the older reviews and not great, but the more recent one’s seem to indicate that some quality issues have been addresses. Basically, I am a weekend warrior. I will do...

11-12-2009 05:29 AM

Plastic Wrap Holder - 1 reply

Hey all,My mother in law has requested a counter top plastic wrap dispenser. I am trying to come up with something a little nicer than just a box with an opening for the wrap to be dispensed…...any thoughts or pix.thanks

07-29-2009 02:17 AM

Critter Spray Gun - 3 replies

I have read quite a few good reviews, so I just ordered one from amazon with free shipping. Guess we will see what happens.joe

07-19-2009 05:17 AM

Finishing Question - 2 replies

Hey folks,thinking of finishing a crib with a few coats of watco natural under shellac. will “waxed” shellac adhere properly, or will I need to go with de-waxed product? thanks,joe

06-24-2009 04:40 AM

Mattress Springs - 5 replies

Hey,I posted this in a different area and had no takers. So….I am building a crib and am trying to locate the simple metal frame and springs that my daughter’s crib has. So far I have found a Hardware kit from rockler, but it is a little steep. If all else fails I will buid my own, but the frame on the crib I already own works rea...

06-24-2009 02:37 AM

Bed Springs - 3 replies

Hey folksWill be starting a crib in the very near future….a convertible design that turns to a day bed and then a twin bed. Problem is, I can’t seem to locate the square frame and spring structure that already exists on my daughter’s crib. I would like to ge this first and then build around it. Any help in finding one would ...

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