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|08-10-2015 02:03 AM||
I have had a few people in my life that don’t seem to understand exactly what it is that we do in our shops. I am hoping to get a collection of the dumbest things that people say to woodworkers, mainly for laughs, or commiseration. I’ll get the ball rolling with a few good ones that have been tossed my way: 1. “Why wouldn...
|08-09-2015 02:28 PM||
Hi all. Just picked up a Jet AFS-1000b air filtration system from the craiger for $130. Was reading Amazon reviews and came across this one: ” Fluorescent lights and confused timer.By R. Hyer – February 8, 2009I received my AFS-1000B Just before Christmas and found it to be constructed fine for hanging from a high ceiling so you ...
|03-27-2015 05:11 PM||
Woodworker Personality Types - 31 replies
Hi all, The other day I was reading a blog from a friend (non-woodworking friend) who is entering the Peace Corps, and he recommended to readers that we take a personality test (sometimes known as the Meyers-Briggs or something like that), so I did. It’s available for free here: http://www.16personalities.com/ with a pretty in-de...
|01-20-2015 01:08 AM||
Paste Wax consistency - 8 replies
Hi everyone. I bought a canister of Johnson’s Paste Wax (the yellow tin), and have been using it on equipment, around the house, etc. Not so much on projects but possibly in the future. My question is in regards to its consistency. When I bought it, it was fairly hard. Like, could pull off a layer with a paper towel for application, ...
|09-29-2014 01:52 PM||
Interesting Project: "An Office in a Box" - 6 replies
Just ran across this video via an article I was reading (not explicitly a woodworking article): http://vimeo.com/65580223 Interesting concept and design. Quite clever, but I worry about stability of a table with non-aproned legs that are simply screwed in. I’d like to see it in person and try it out. I think it would freak me out ...
|03-04-2014 02:59 AM||
Broken Brass collar on my Sorby turning tools! - 14 replies
Hi all, I bought a set of Sorby turning tools with my lathe (actually, the tools were thrown in with the lathe, but they were brand new!). It’s the basic full-size set of spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, scraping tool and parting tool. There was no skew included, but hey when you’re basically stealing turning t...
|02-26-2014 08:10 PM||
Anybody need a woodworking job? - 6 replies
Hi all, Just throwing a line out there for anybody in the New York City area who could help out my sister-in-law with a project. She is redoing a kitchen and had cabinets brought in, but they want a table top for their island made of wood, rather than granite or anything else. They are looking for something like the top shown in the picture...
|07-26-2013 04:23 PM||
Glue Up Question about removing squeeze out - 15 replies
Not sure this belongs in the joinery section, but after all joining wood via glue is joinery haha. My question regards removing squeeze out from glue joints. Specifically I am gluing up a batch of end grain cutting boards, so lots of glue lines. I apply enough glue (using TB2) to get some squeeze out to make sure the board won’t be cr...
|07-11-2013 03:27 PM||
R4510 Question - 5 replies
Hi all, So I have been working with a small, crappy, underpowered Ryobi table saw for a while. It’s the lowest model they make. Looking to upgrade, and today I come across an opportunity to buy a Ridgid R4510 table saw for $270. Really nice condition, looks brand new, all the stuff is there. I have read all the reviews, but no one...
|07-03-2013 06:59 PM||
HELP!!! Mortiser chuck key problem. - 10 replies
Hi all, So a few weeks ago, I bought a Delta 14-650 (type 1) hollow chisel mortiser for $50 on craigslist. Actually, I was buying a lathe and the guy asked if I needed a mortiser. I threw $50 out there, and he took it. Came with all different size chisels, so I was pumped. There were three chuck keys hanging off the thing, so I assumed on...
|05-06-2013 12:11 AM||
Band Saw Advice - 4 replies
Hi everyone. Here’s the deal. Before I got seriously into woodworking, I bought a table saw for DIY repairs. It’s the crappy Ryobi one you can get for like 80 or 100 bucks. The top is aluminum (warped like crazy), can’t fit any decent insert so therefore can’t saw anything thinner than about 3/4, fence sucks, etc. ...