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|22 days ago||
I have, and I’m almost to that point. I’ve never built anything that is square. I’ve never built anything with clean lines. I’ve never built anything that fit. I can’t get my equipment aligned properly. It’s just starting to get old and I’m really not sure I want to do this any more. sigh
|92 days ago||
Hi, New to Sketchup, and trying to clean up the model I’ve been working on and I have some questions. 1) Is there a way to visually show all the parts in a model that are a single component? 2) Is there an easy way to tell what parts of an model are NOT components? 3) Is there a way to see all the GROUPS in a project? 4) Ar...
|113 days ago||
Outdoor wood storage - 1 reply
Does anyone have any suggestions as to my best options for storing wood if my only options is outdoors? I live in the north Florida panhandle. Can i store it somehow outdoors without destroying it? I’ve worn out my welcome in the neighborhood as to storage units. Thanks, Milo
|129 days ago||
Dowel diameter reduction 3/8" -> 1/4" on ends - 23 replies
I need to reduce some dowels to repair a drying rack for my wife. The dowels are 30” long and 3/8” in diameter. I want to reduce each end of the dowel to 1/4” The length of the reduction at each end needs to be 1”. Any suggestions? I’ve already destroyed one dowel trying to use my big sanding disc. The dis...
|340 days ago||
Electrical Advice Sought - 8 replies
Hey Everyone, hoping one of you electrical types can tell me if I can do this or not. I want to hook a timer into a surge protector that I want to use for charging my drill batteries. Unfortunately, while I was expecting the timer to be like a light switch, with the incoming wires and the outgoing wires. Instead there is one set of 4 wire...
|367 days ago||
Beissmeyer fence help - 9 replies
Hey gang, Would one of you kind folks who has a Beissmeyer fence please go out and measure the gap between the from wall of the angle iron that is bolted to the front of your table saw, and the rectangular tube that the fence itself clamps too? I’m guessing it’s somewhere around 3/4” if I remember right. I am making new ...
|409 days ago||
Have you ever reduced the size of your TS fence? - 15 replies
I am moving into a MUCH smaller workshop, and I am concerned about the TS. It a 5hp Delta Uni with a 56” fence. The shop is only 16’x10’. I am considering looking into getting a smaller fence to reduce the footprint of the saw. Is the a good idea? I know I would have to come up with more creative ideas for cutting larger...
|444 days ago||
Trying to hunt down these plans... - 11 replies
I am hoping someone can help me hunt down these plans… http://www.woodsmithstore.com/w0931.html The link above is to the Woodsmith Setting Up Shop book. I am very interested in the rolling workbench/cart that you see on the cover. Now, I am not averse to buying the book, but the thing is, I have one of those cds with a bunch of ol...
|447 days ago||
Making the best use out of small storage space. - 6 replies
Hoping to get some feedback from everyone on the best use of my loft storage space. Sorry these picture are so crappy. Bad lighting for pictures. What you are looking at is one of my storage lofts. They are 8 feet wide and four feet deep. In the middle the height is about 30”, 18” on the sides. I do NOT want these to become...
|474 days ago||
Grinding wheel for hand grinder - 4 replies
I have a new (old) hand grind, and new a new wheel for it. I would like to use it for general sharpening of chisels and hand planes. Does anyone have any advice on what kind of general purpose wheel I should get, and where I can buy one? Thank you, Milo
|481 days ago||
Quality Pallet Wood - 55 replies
Two of the top 25 are excellent examples of quality projects from quality pallet wood. It got me thinking, where can you find quality pallet wood? Good, solid hardwood pallets. What businesses would be most likely to receive stock from areas which would ship with hardwood pallets? What businesses receive stock from overseas that would ...
|493 days ago||
Dealing with slabs - 11 replies
I recently go my hands on two fresh cut live edge oak slabs. They are around 30 – 36 inches in diameter, 3 – 4 inches thick, with a very nice edge to them. Does anyone have any idea how I should properly prepare these to turn into small tables? I don’t have access to a kiln, or anything. Unfortunately they are already sta...
|499 days ago||
Huh. What to do with THIS? - 3 replies
I new acquaintance who is a builder gave me a trunk load of most Redwood and some mahogany that was left from some builds he did. Now, I’ve never worked with Redwood before, and was wonder if anyone can give me some advice on it, what it’s good to use for, etc. Is it primarily used for outdoor use? Is it an adirondack chair wait...
|556 days ago||
Hand Plane Restoration: How long in the bath? - 45 replies
Hey folks, I have some hand plane parts in an eletrolytic bath, and I was wondering how long you generally left the parts in the tank. One article I read said until it stopped bubbling. I am working on the smoothing plane from my previous post. Is this true? That could be a very long process. I appreciate your feedback. Milo
|561 days ago||
Hand Plane info sought - 7 replies
While I am waiting to be able to get started on my new shop, I thought I’d try and finally get serious about my hand planes. I figure the first step is to properly ID them. Below are a few pics. If you can illuminate me a bit on what they are and the proper us, I’d sure appreciate it. A Stanley 78? With 2 irons? Rig...
|570 days ago||
Corner Unit Design - Advice sought - 7 replies
Ok, hoping to get some advice from you experienced cabinet makers and furniture makers. I HOPE to start on a major corner unit build sometime in the near future (next month?), and am actually doing my due diligence for once and planning out the build in advance. I have some questions I am hoping to get answers for, and would appreciate the...
|572 days ago||
Those funny Craigslisters... - 10 replies
I already emailed this guy to say if someone actually calls him, please let me know because I want a source for $50 slabs too! http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mad/3519551202.html Wanted Heavy wooden slab. – $50 (Tallahassee)Hi, Looking for heavy wooden slab. 62 inches long and about 14 inches wide, Thickness 1.5 You must have...
|606 days ago||
Building the new shop - 22 replies
I wanted to get some feedback from you guys regarding my news shop. After a lot of looking I think I am going to (have to) go with a 12×20 gable roof shed/shop. This is a massive downsize from my 2 car garage that I had at the old place, so I am throwing out and giving a way everything I don’t or haven’t used in a while. Wh...
|616 days ago||
North Florida Saw Mills - 5 replies
This is just a first step, but here area few mills and suppliers I have found in the central panhandle area (found online) using Manta.com search engine. Paul FontaineRealwood Industries294 Littman RoadQuincy, FL 32352-5218Phone: (850) 875-3300 Stamper Sawmill5112 W W Kelley RoadTallahassee, FL 32311-9147Phone: (850) 878-9780 Swindell...
|620 days ago||
Hey North Florida Jocks, Is the lumber supply place in Blountstown that offered exotics closed down? I can’t remember the name of the place, but when I tried to look it up online, I couldn’t find it. Any info on good supplies of wood in the Panhandle would be appreciated. Milo