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12 days ago

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?

23 days ago

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.

27 days ago

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...

31 days ago

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 ...

39 days ago

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...

54 days ago

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.

57 days ago

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...

58 days ago

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...

58 days ago

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...

60 days ago

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. ...

64 days ago

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.

66 days ago

Would Waterlox finish be good on wood mugs, bowls, cups etc.? - 3 replies

I came across the Waterlox finish, Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes are “phenolic modified Tung oil-based varnishes”. These finishes is made up of 85% Tung oil and 15% resin, rosin and driers. It will resist moisture, dirt, household chemicals, alcoholic beverages, heat and cold. I emailed the company and they said it non-toxic after curing ...

71 days ago

How is this done? - 4 replies

I was browsing the internet and came across this picture of flooring. I was wondering if anyone knew how the slices of the log are together like on the bottom right.

85 days ago

Best tool for flattening a 20 inch log? - 12 replies

I free hand ripped a log about 20 inches in diameter and about 4 foot long to make a bench out of. What is the best power tool (or hand tool is fine too) to flatten it and get rid of chain saw marks. I would say the deepest chainsaw mark is 1/2 deep maybe a little less. I didn’t know if a Hand plane, or a hand held electric planer, or rout...

92 days ago

Wood identification please! - 10 replies

This is some wood from some pallets we have. The pallets are about 10 foot long and were used to hold sheet metal. It has been in our barn for around 30 years. It is hard,my fingernail barely makes a mark on it. The grain is tight and not porous. It is a light colored wood. I sanded it to 220 grit so show the grain better. All pictures are from ...

231 days ago

Good router bits that won't cost a fortune? - 19 replies

Looking for some router bits, I have been using my grandpas for a bit on a project and about to return them and want to get some of my own. What would be a good kind to get? I know Whiteside is good but I don’t know if I want to pay that much. What are some other good brands that are not as expensive?

231 days ago

Rikon bandsaw on sale 14 inch or 18 inch? - 9 replies

I am looking at the Rikon bandsaws that are on sale at Woodcraft right now, not sure if I should get the 14” 1.5hp, or the 18” 2.5 hp. I would use it to resaw, mill some logs, and do various wood cuttings for furniture making, and cut bowl blanks for turning. Any suggestions, would the extra extra cost of the 18” be worth it? T...

234 days ago

Which router table to attach a Triton 3 1/4 router to? - 11 replies

What is a good router table that pairs with a Triton 3 1/4 nicely?

254 days ago

How can I make this texture with out festool planer? - 4 replies

Are there any other tools that do this other than the Festool HL850 planer? I like this texture and seen others that you can make by adding different blades the to Festool planer. Are there other brands that do this that aren’t as expensive as festool? Or other methods to make it in a reasonable time? Also like these : Any other bra...

254 days ago

Texturing and decorating turnings. - 2 replies

What is your favorite way to texture and decorate your turnings? What tools to you use? I’ve seen people use paint stripper wheels on a drill, wire brushes, sorby and wagner texturing tools and others. What is your favorite tool and method? Time to spill all your secrets ;)

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