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11-16-2014 01:03 AM

Dovetail jig questions. - 9 replies

I was looking at getting a dovetail jig. I like the 24 inch capacity leigh and Akeda but I don’t like the price. I was wondering if I wanted to build something to the capacity like a blanket chest. Can I just make 2 12 inch pieces and stack them together? After watching the videos and how they work, I think I favor the Akeda the most due ...

11-14-2014 03:13 AM

I want to build a rocking chair for my grandfather, what is a type that is nice but to hard? - 2 replies

I would like to build a rocking chair for my grandpa. I am not sure what style to make. Something that is nice but not to hard. I like the maloof but not sure I could do something like that at this point in my woodworking ability. I want a challenge but not to hard that I waste wood and get frustrated. Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreci...

11-09-2014 07:22 PM

$50 or less Woodworking gift ideas. - 3 replies

I am suppose to be submitting a wish list for a gift exchange. The budget is $50 (includes any shipping charges). I am not sure what to put on it. What are some useful items or tools you have that fit that budget? Need some ideas, if it comes down to need to put something urgent I will name some stores for gift cards. We like to have actual item...

11-05-2014 04:03 AM

Router sander? - 2 replies

I have a Skil router I got from a flea market for like 10 or 15 bucks. It’s not a great router so I was thinking about mounting it upside down and put those drill press sanding drums that act as a spindle sander in it to make it into a spindle sander. Will this work or will the router spin to fast? Something like this:

10-31-2014 03:13 AM

What would be the easiest way to make these? - 17 replies

I found this picture while browsing the web. They don’t look to hard to make but not sure which would be the easiest method. What kind of jig could I make for table saw, miter saw, or bandsaw? I have a dual compound sliding miter saw if there is a way I could tilt it and slide it to cut it at that angle. Perhaps some kind of tapered table ...

10-30-2014 07:47 PM

Making mugs with forstner bit? Anything I should know before I buy the bit? - 17 replies

I want to make some mugs and was wondering if I can use a 3 1/4 inch forstner bit in a jacobs drill chuck to hollow out the inside of the mug instead of using gouges and such. It would be faster and easier I imagine. My only wonder is the point in middle of the forstner bit if that would lead to any problems. Are there any other problems I may c...

10-30-2014 06:19 AM

2 part food safe epoxy on cutting board? - 10 replies

I was wondering if I can put 2 part food safe epoxy on a cutting board to completely seal off the pores to makes them safer for cutting meat on? Or would the cutting and wear on it cause it to chip or crack possibly?

10-27-2014 10:13 PM

Using Pallet wood. Need solutions to my problems! - 16 replies

I have broken up some pallets, I have made a large pry bar “pallet buster” and when I pull the boards off the nails stay in the bottom board and blow out the bottoms on the top boards when the nail head pulls through. This makes big cracks, chips and the large blow out. I then moved on to reciprocating saw and sawed between the board...

10-24-2014 10:57 PM

Looking for some help to lean to make this kind of leg. - 8 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...

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