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1099 days ago

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...

1101 days ago

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

1101 days ago

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...

1106 days ago

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

1287 days ago

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...

1290 days ago

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

1291 days ago

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 ...

1475 days ago

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...

1496 days ago

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...

1508 days ago

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

1523 days ago

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...

1527 days ago

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...

1563 days ago

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

1684 days ago

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...

1752 days ago

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

1858 days ago

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

1868 days ago

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

1893 days ago

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...

1893 days ago

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 ...

1901 days ago

New saw blade - 12 replies

Hey,I am still using the factory blade that came with my Ridgid tablesaw. Works ok, but would like to upgrade. I have easy access to both Home Depot and Lowe’s, and see that they carry Freud blades. Any thoughts???? joe

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