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10-27-2014 10:14 PM

Help(!) covering foam w/ felt (or other material) - 7 replies

I’ve made a bow case for a new recurve bow that I am giving my daughter for her birthday. I’ve finished everything, and cut out the foam I bought to place the separate pieces of the bow in for transport. The only problem is that it is UGLY green. I’d love to cover it with some soft material like felt or another soft clot...

08-10-2014 01:18 AM

Have you ever wanted to say "Oh the hell with this" because everything you build is crap? - 15 replies

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

06-01-2014 01:36 AM

Sketchup Questions: Component and Layer clarifications - 0 replies

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...

05-11-2014 12:48 AM

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

04-24-2014 07:06 PM

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...

09-25-2013 11:44 PM

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...

08-30-2013 02:30 AM

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 ...

07-18-2013 03:39 PM

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...

06-13-2013 03:45 PM

Trying to hunt down these plans... - 11 replies

I am hoping someone can help me hunt down these plans… 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...

06-11-2013 12:50 AM

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...

05-15-2013 12:52 AM

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

05-08-2013 12:57 AM

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 ...

04-26-2013 01:00 AM

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...

04-19-2013 04:37 PM

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...

02-22-2013 11:21 AM

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

02-16-2013 08:52 PM

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...

02-07-2013 02:32 PM

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...

02-05-2013 07:15 PM

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! 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...

01-02-2013 10:40 PM

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...

12-23-2012 10:30 PM

North Florida Saw Mills - 9 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 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&#...

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