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07-16-2011 07:21 PM

6'' Bufflo jointer, Good or Bad? ASAP - 11 replies

Hello, I may be leaving soon, 1.5 hours to go buy a 6’’ Bufflo jointer. It is in “great shape”, the guy clearly painted it. It is a 2 HP. I know it is a Chinese brand. Do you guys think it is a good deal at $125? I’m not so much worried about loosing out $125, but I do not want to buy a p.o.s. that will ...

06-23-2011 05:03 AM

Saw Mills in/around Weatern PA, (Pittsburgh) - 1 reply

Does anyone know of saw mills close (around an hour drive max.) to Pittsburgh PA? I am looking for rough DRY ‘live edge’ boards. All sorts of wood, Maple, Oak, Ash…... I am having a tough time finding places that sell the live edge boards. Also, do they sell to the public? I’d buy often, but not large quantities. ...

06-22-2011 07:27 AM

How to install Bow Ties - 9 replies

Hey all. I can not find any where online how to install bow ties. As in the bow ties installed in checks or cracks in both slabs and stump furniture. Can you state how you cut it’s shape out of a slab or milled piece of wood? Also how to cut and install one into a stump, where it is many inches thick? What tools are used? How thick...

06-20-2011 09:24 PM

Best way to dry lumber? - 3 replies

Hey. I have Red Oak slabs and milled planks of Maple. I do not have a kiln. My goal is for it to dry so that I can make tables out of them. I know almost nothing about wood/wood working/... I am a novice and am starting now. I have them in my basement now. It is cool and dry. Would it be better to put them outside? in the shed (it has ...

06-20-2011 11:00 AM

Best chain saw for me? - 18 replies

Hello, I am as new as they come and do not mind asking for help. I am getting into making furniture from tree trunks. I need a chain saw. I will not be using it all the time. Just here and there. My question is what brand and size should I get? I do not want to buy the most expensive, but I do want a quality piece. I want something that...

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