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635 days ago

need a bandsaw blade for resawing that wont go dull - 28 replies

recently bought an olson blade for my bandsaw, its a 1/2 inch 6 tpi hook style i know its not the best resaw blade but the only thing i could find locally i played around with it and cut a beech 1×2 into 1/8 strips and it worked well. a couple days later i went to cut a piece of maple into 3/8” halves and the thing would barely cut...

706 days ago

making a game board do i paint with acyrlic before or after danish oil? - 5 replies

going to be making a couple different game boards like chinese checkers etc and they will have some areas that will need to be painted. im using acrylic paints for this. im also going to be using watco danish oil for the finish. the question is do i paint the parts first before putting on the oil or after the oil is dry?

1243 days ago

pressure treated lumber, how dry should it be? - 7 replies

planning on building some adirondack chairs out of pressure treated lumber. im using 5/4×6 pine from home depot and when i bought it most of the stuff was really wet so i stickered and stacked it all when i got home and its been drying for about 3 weeks. it seems to be quite a bit dryer then when i brought it home so i was wondering if it w...

1254 days ago

wood smells like dog doo when cut - 28 replies

im cutting some old 2×4s and they give a distinct aroma of puppy poo when cut. the smell seems to stick around for awhile too. these boards are old (1930s) framing 2×4s i took out of my attic during a remodel. any idea why they smell that way or maybe a clue to what kind of wood they are? i have been calling them douglas fir but the...

1286 days ago

Router table dusct control - 21 replies

ive made a pretty nice fence set up for my router table and for the most part it does a really good job however ive discovered something it cant handle and i wonder how you guys deal with this the problem im having is when making a dado in a piece where the opening in the fence is blocked by the piece that you are routering. the saw dust just...

1295 days ago

ever start a project with no real plan? - 34 replies

i mean i know sort of what i want it to look like and i have some wood laying here that should be enough… anybody ever just throw something together on a whim without really planning things out either on paper or sketchup or whatever first? im in the process of building a small mail organizer that i thought up and i didnt draw out an...

1299 days ago

squirrels in my attic! - 9 replies

i have 1 or more squirrels nesting in the insulation of my garage ceiling. sometimes when im in the garage i can hear them running around. i dont know how they got in but im worried they will chew the wiring or something and cause a fire. anybody know how to get rid of them? im not really against killing them but dont want them to die insi...

1310 days ago

Ordered the woodriver guide rail system - 3 replies

today i ordered the woodriver guide rail system from woodcraft. i actually ordered the pieces individually as they are on sale and saved about $10. also got the miter angle jig to go with it heres the system http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2080310/28352/WoodRiver-Guide-Rail-4-x-8-Kit.aspx it appears to be fairly new and i havent seen m...

1723 days ago

Dust collection pipes/hoses on floor - 10 replies

trying to work out how im going to run my dust collection system and ive found the easiest and probably the best way for me to make a few of the runs is along the floor rather then from the ceiling. the hoses would cross over a walk area to get to all my machines my question is whether anyone has their system run this way and if you find your...

1731 days ago

on a table saw, what exactly is the guard for? - 65 replies

ok seriously with all the table saw mishaps, missing fingers and such, are all these people who cut their fingers off on the table saw NOT using a guard? i mean is it as simple as that? what im asking is if these people ARE using the guard and still getting these horrible injuries, what exactly is the guards purpose? everybody just loves the ...

1758 days ago

just about to buy a lathe, but having second thoughts... - 19 replies

i have the money to get the lathe ive been wanting and was all set to go and now im having second thoughts. first off im not sure i will like it as ive never turned before. it looks fun but i tend to lose interest in things very quickly. also i dont have any wood to turn with so im afraid its just gonna sit there not being used if i get it. a to...

1772 days ago

ok so im about to buy a lathe. what else will i need? - 15 replies

decided on a lathe i want, now i need to figure out what other tools ill need to start turning. for what its worth im going with the HF 34706 12”x36” lathe which is a copy of the jet 1236. while im at HF ill pick up a set of their 8 piece tool sets (the good $45 set) which includes 1’’ & 3/4’’ roughing gou...

1789 days ago

drawer slide advice needed - 3 replies

i am in the design stages of building a walk in closet which will have a large amount of drawers. I plan on using european epoxy style drawer slides. the drawers i have planned on building measure 15” deep. the problem is the drawer slides come in 14” and 16” sizes. my question is should i use the 14” slides or redesign t...

1871 days ago

nice cheap workbench build on yesterdays woodsmith shop - 4 replies

they built a simple workbench out of douglas fir 2x material and mdf on yesterdays woodsmith shop. it looked pretty sturdy and was bolted together with lag bolts so it could be disassembled for moving if need be. if any of you missed it maybe they will show reruns this weekend? im not sure. anyways just thought id let you know found plans for...

1878 days ago

anyone make their own computer case out of wood? - 7 replies

just had an idea of making a case for my computer out of wood. its an ATX case so its basically just a box. would need to consider cooling and a mounting system for all the components but it seems like it would be doable since the cases are pretty much an interchangable part. ive seen people make them friom a variety of materials such as acrylic...


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