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10-24-2014 10:57 PM

Looking for some help to lean to make this kind of leg. - 6 replies

I am trying to teach myself how to make this kind of leg for a coffee table.I am just going of a picture I seen online. I have no books, video, website or mentor to help me. I have gotten close a few times but it seems to never line up right. I assume the leg is 2 pieces that are cut curved and the straight side is cut a 45 degrees to make a com...

10-22-2014 05:30 PM

Is wood dye safe to use on food contact projects? - 5 replies

I was thinking of making some rolling pins and various other projects not sure what at the moment. I was wondering if I use wood dye will it stay on the rolling pin or will it come off on to dough or whatever it may be used on? Is it safe for food contact? I have general finishes blue dye if that is helpful.

10-17-2014 04:11 PM

UPDATED!: What type of 2 part epoxy for inside mugs or tankards. - 15 replies

I was looking into making the wood mugs or tankards like you see and renaissance festivals and such. Online I see people saying they use two part epoxy for the inside. I cannot however find what brand or what type. What epoxies are safe and which are not? Where can I buy the kind I need?

10-13-2014 10:16 PM

Looking for a good new 4 jaw Lathe chuck - 8 replies

Looking for a new self centering 4 jaw chuck to use on projects big and small. I have a Jet EVS-2 and looking for a chuck that would work good with it. What would you recommend

10-10-2014 05:16 PM

Drum sanders, Are they worth it? - 22 replies

I was looking at some drum sanders such as the supermax. Are drums sanders worth it? What are they useful for? What are their limits besides size? What are the alternatives? How many times do you use one? So many questions in one post haha. Could someone give me a run down of the good, the bad, and the ugly?

10-05-2014 02:51 AM

Cost estimation, just for fun not real project. - 0 replies

I was think about a dining table that seats 6 (1 on each end, 2 on each side). I was think and wondering the cost of making a zebra dining set. :D All zebra wood table and chairs and the chairs have real zebra hide upholstery. What do you estimate that would cost? This is just one of those “I wonder” or “how cool would it be...

10-03-2014 08:58 PM

Easiest method for dovetails? - 18 replies

Looking for a easy to learn and fast way to make good dovetails. I am not a purist of any sort and I am open to any method. Hand or jig and router or whatever it maybe.

10-02-2014 11:35 PM

Getting started in relief carving, which method is easiest to learn? - 5 replies

I want to try some relief carving, just small things to add decorations on furniture. Is power carving or hand tools easier to learn and use?

09-25-2014 03:33 AM

Rainbow (mineral Stained) Poplar? - 4 replies

Where can I find this? I have seen pictures of it and would like to use some but can’t find it. Is the wood like that naturally or do you finish the regular poplar a certain way? Does any stores sell it online?

08-18-2014 11:00 PM

Dust collector space saving ideas? - 13 replies

I have the Harbor Freight 2hp dust collector and looking for a way to compact it and save some space. I was wondering if I could mount it on the wall and use it as a wall mount dust collector and put a single bag on it like this type: Would this work?Any other ideas?

08-07-2014 05:27 PM

Best duplicator for the money? - 12 replies

Looking for lathe duplicator for my Jet EVS 2hp. What are some good quality with good review duplicators? Want it to make matching chair and table legs, spindles, tool handles etc.

08-03-2014 04:21 PM

Any woodworkers and blacksmiths? - 2 replies

I have tinkered with blacksmithing in the past and thinking of get more into it to pair with woodworking. I was thinking I could make my own hold fast and dogs, make metal legs for tables or chairs. Just add things to projects like hand made nails for rustic effects, handles and anything else that comes to my imagination. Even make a knife or ad...

07-30-2014 05:26 PM

Looking for advice: Festool Domino, router, drill press or ??? for making M&T type joints. - 18 replies

I was looking at maybe getting the festool Domino 700 with the seneca adapter so I can use all sizes of bits. The total would be around $1940 for the domino machine, adapter, the bits and domino systainers. This seems like a high priced deal, I could buy a mortising machine and nice tenon jig and a Leigh D4RPRO dovetail jig I want also and have ...

07-22-2014 04:34 PM

Looking for hand held router. - 8 replies

Looking for a hand held router to use for inlay work, dovetail jig, and other working that requires the router to be held. I have the Triton 3 1/4 for my table but looking for something light, sturdy, maybe a plunge and fixed base option. Accept 1/4 and 1/2 shanks. Looking for a popular brand and model so I wouldn’t have a hard time findi...

07-07-2014 06:38 PM

Looking for a Drill press and planer. - 5 replies

I am in the market for a Drill Press and Planer. Drill press i want Floor model not a bench top. The planer Could be either bench or a standalone type. Any suggestions? I would say my budget is 0-1200 for each tool. I will be making furniture and cabinets and other projects. Looking for quality for the price that will last me a long time.

07-04-2014 05:35 PM

What woods to avoid when making cutting boards? - 12 replies

I want to make a cutting board and wondering what hardwoods are safe to use. I know oak and ash is bad due to the open pores in them. Are there any woods to avoid due to being poisonous or woods that would transfer bad taste to food? I know it needs to be hardwoods not softwoods. I know what the usual woods are but looking for some other species...

07-03-2014 04:32 PM

Did I just find this Hand Plane book free on pdf? - 4 replies

I was looking at this book on amazon “Making and Mastering Wood Planes” (This one) then I was searching on google and found this pdf file (Making and Mastering Wood Planes PDF) Is this the same book? Same authors and title. Unless the pdf verison is a older edition, but if it has same good info and saves me about 25 bucks I fine with...

07-03-2014 05:08 AM

Benchtop Router Table vs. Larger stand alone router tables? - 10 replies

What do the larger router tables that stand on there own versus the bench top router tables? I have a Triton 3 1/4 hp router and I am going to put it in a table. I was looking at the Bench Dog 40-001 ProTop Contractor Benchtop Router Table, it is 16×22. What would i be missing out on if I got this router table? I will be doing small project...

07-01-2014 05:07 AM

Help with using bandsaw please! - 15 replies

I am new to using a bandsaw and have some issues. I have a rikon 10-345 the 2.5hp model. I have a 3/4 inch woodslicer blade and I am trying to cut a 7 inch thick and 2 foot long elm log on a sled. I cut about 5 inches into the log then is just wont push through any more, it is like stuck. The blade is still going but I can push the log through. ...

06-28-2014 04:03 AM

Has anyone purchased wood from, looks cheap! - 2 replies

Surfing the web i came across There woods seems cheaper than anywhere else i can find on the web. I just can’t find any reviews or anything about them to tell if they are legit. Here is the site I am talking about.

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