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994 days ago

Hide glue - 13 replies

Does anyone know how long hide glue is good for, and second, if the dry hide glue I found is still good, does anyone remember there “recipe” for hydrating it and making use of it? I was cleaning out some stuff the other day and found a bag of dry hide glue, and after seeing a video on board glue ups by Christopher Schwartz, I thou...

1023 days ago

Advice sought - Porter Cable Dovetail jig 1st time use. - 6 replies

Hey gang, Long time no chat… ;) Trying to get myself back into woodworking after a long absence. Thought I’d jump in with both feet and finally try using my Porter Cable dovetail jig to make some 15” x 15” x 15” boxes for my wife to replace some ratty cane covered ones we’ve had for years. Can anyon...

1078 days ago

Help Request - Properly mounting a box to metal rack - 2 replies

I have made a small box to mount to metal rack. The rack is approximately 10 inches by 10 inches with two metal bars running across the middle, spaced evenly. I do not want the box to move at all. I am looking for suggestions as to the best way to mount the box to the rack. The box has a lid I want to be able to open, so straps around the ...

1081 days ago

Upholstery - Vinyl covering a box for outdoor use - 6 replies

I need some advice on the best way to upholster a box. It’s going to be approx 15w x 12l x 12h. I am going to use a water resistant vinyl. I plan on padding it under the vinyl. I would very much like to make the staples or nails are invisible as possible. Any and all advice appreciated! Milo

1440 days ago

Jointing oversized wood - 10 replies

I’m looking for some advice on jointing and planing over sized wood. I’ve got 12 inch boards and a 6 in jointer. I’d appreciate any ideas you have. Thanks! Milo

1467 days ago

Opinions sought - “SketchUp for Woodworkers” from Bob Lang - Worth the money? - 8 replies

Just curious if anyone has seen these videos or not. I have a lot of respect for Bib Lang’s co-worker, Christopher Schwarz (yeah, I know, who doesn’t), and wanted to know if anyone had first hand knowledge of these dvds. Thanks, Milo

1479 days ago

Will fiberglass resin work as a decent epoxy? - 6 replies

I’m working on my V Drum sander project, and I am at the point to fill my pvc pipe with the circle cutout on the center rod. The cutouts are just a tad bit too small. Since I need to epoxy them in, I’m not too worried about it, I’m hoping it will fill nicely (I HOPE!) Here’s my main question. I’ve got a quart...

1484 days ago

Drum Sander Access. - Velcro & Sandpaper - 4 replies

Anyone have any suggestions for where to buy hook & loop velcro and sandpaper for the drum of a drum sander? And not for 100 bucks a pop? Thanks! Milo

1486 days ago

Knoxville Area - 6 replies

Jefferies Wood Works Inc, 865-573-5876 South Knoxville, almost to Seymor. Nice people, nice wood. Milo

1496 days ago

Question! Small Circle Cutting Jig - Bandsaw or Disc Sander? - 8 replies

Hey gang, I want to make a V-Belt Sander, and I am at the stage where I am making the drum. I think I am going to make small circles out of 3/4” MDF and glue them up on a steel pin. I’ve feel really good about the other aspects, but the drum has me a bit nervous. There seem to be two schools of thought on the best way to make...

1500 days ago

Magazines and periodicals. WHY do you read them? - 15 replies

Hey Folks, I’ll ask the question that’s been asked 1000 times on 100 boards, what magazines and periodicals do you read regularly, but more importantly, WHY? What sets what your read apart from the other magazines out there? We’ve all seen list of magazines, usually because some new woodworker wants to know what he or sh...

1508 days ago

Home-made Shopsmith Horizontal Drum Sander... Made one? - 6 replies

Just wondering if anyone has successfully made a Home-made Shopsmith Horizontal Drum Sander. I want to make one using a Block bearing set into the lath endstock & the chock to hold the drum. I figure I can do this is I don’t get too crazy with the size of the drum. 18” maybe? Plus I’m not going to try for a thickness st...

1516 days ago

East Tennessee (and KY, West NC) Lumberjocks - 6 replies

Just wondering how many of you are out there, and if we’re interested in a get-together later this summer. I’m in Sevier County (Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg), and thought it might be a good place to meet. Several tool stores in the area to visit if you come. ;-) Just curious. Leave a note if interested. Milo

1524 days ago

Lumberjocks at the IWS in Atlanta? - 2 replies

Hey, does anyone know if Lumberjocks is going to have a presence at the the International Woodworking Fair 2010 in Atlanta August 25-28? I know I’m trying to figure out a way to get there… It’d be cool of there was a booth or table there just to meet and shake hands of nothing else. Maybe bu...

1551 days ago

First Norm, now this: Clearvue Cyclones closing - 0 replies

Just saw a note about this on another forum. Man, if I had the $$$ I’d get in on this… Then again, with my record in biz, maybe not! Milo

1578 days ago

Doll Cabinet plans sought. - 1 reply

Has anyone come across plans for a doll storage cabinet that can store American Girl Dolls? Something like this – I’m not the best at drawing up plans, I prefer to purchase them. Thanks!

1587 days ago

Woodworking Magazines on itunes, amazon... - 3 replies

Just out of curiosity, has anyone heard if the bigger woodworking magazine (PW, FWW, WOOD, AW, etc.) have made any plans to publish an digital version for the Kindle, iPad, et al? You’d think it was a no brainer, since most publishers put thier mags togather on computer now anyway. I ask because I am seriously considering an iPad. Which...

1594 days ago

Lumberjock Board Problems?? - 5 replies

Anyone had any problems with the board today? I’ve tried unsuccessfully to post a new project and keep getting errors. Anyone else?

1603 days ago

Bandsaws/ROS for sale - 7 replies

I have three saws for sale, 2 bandsaw and a Radial Arm Saw. The first is a 10” Craftsman Radial Arm Saw. Runs well, and includes the dust collector hood & cutter board (not shown) $150.00 The second is a 14” Bandsaw. It’s a “HDC Homer Distributing” Bandsaw. As far as I can tell it’s a Delta or Jet kn...

1609 days ago

Cabinet Refacing - Boon or Bust? - 5 replies

Has anyone had anything to do with cabinet refacing lately? I know it was a minor rage a few years back, but since then I’ve been doing other things and was wondering what the state of affairs with it is. I DID not that Quality Doors (MASCO) went belly up last year, and they were supposed to be top of the line. That was the group that...

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