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576 days ago

Pricing Hardwood Ornaments - 5 replies

Hello, everyone I’ve been away from LJ for a while and this past year after a bit of a hiatus I got back into my shop. I’ve been scrolling since the late 1990’s and have made a sold a number of things over the years. I really enjoy making Christmas ornaments (our tree is full of them) but have never really had a good idea ...

2181 days ago

Need Your Ideas - How can I build a Balance? - 4 replies

I’ve been asked by someone at my church to come up with an idea and build a scale that will be used by the Kid’s program as part of a game they will play. The kids will be put into teams and they will put their team’s offering money on one side of the scale, the other team on the other side. Obviously the goal is to be on the...

2199 days ago

Freud DD208 Dado Set - 3 replies

Yesterday while paying a visit to the big Orange store, I saw they had a Freud DD208 Dado set (~$95). This is the Freud Diablo brand which I wasn’t really familiar with. I’ve mostly had my eye on an SD208 or SD508 so I was surprised to find this DD208. Anyone have any experience with it? I’m wanting an 8” dado set t...

2273 days ago

TRANE HVAC Owners - Need Your Opinions - 4 replies

My 10+ yr old builder grade HVAC is about to expire. Actually, it died this week but we’ve been able to fix it temporarily. I’m considering going with a whole house TRANE units, the XB13 line. If you own a TRANE, I’d like to hear the good, bad and ugly in your own experience.

2294 days ago

Roundover Bits - When To Use Which Size? - 4 replies

Let’s say I buy a set of roundover bits that contains sizes 1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4”. For a roundover edge profile, would I normally pick the size that is around half of my stock thickness? I also understand that roundover bits can be used for beading as well but I’m not ...

2297 days ago

Router Bits - Help Me Spend $$ - 8 replies

I want to buy some router bits and would like to get some input from all of you. First of all, when it comes to routers I am somewhat of a newbie. The majority of my experience has been with edge profiling and messing around with my Incra jig. Now I want to make my router a more prominent tool in my shop so I’m wanting to use it for joi...

2336 days ago

NYW - Miter Bench & Storage - 5 replies

I’m going to build this plan and would like to hear from others who have already built it. How was it to build? Did you customize it at all? How good/bad are the plans? Anything I should know before I get started? If you have a picture of yours please post that as well. PS. I also posted this on Woodnet for you Woodnetters.

2344 days ago

Need advice - building shop & garage cabinets - 22 replies

I just joined LJ today and have posted a few of my pieces. As you will tell from the pics, my woodworking experience has been limited mostly to smaller scale projects. I want to learn how to properly build cabinets and starting with my woodshop and garage seems somewhat safe (if I mess up it doesn’t really matter much). Better organizat...

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