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10-06-2017 12:04 PM

Importance of keeping wood stickered after its dry. - 9 replies

I was able to get my hands on 500 BF of 4/4 and 5/4 Cherry and it was stickered/Air dried in a barn for five years. Most of the boards are 12’-13’ long so I have cut them in half in order to handle them. It will all be used to make cutting boards and other craft items so cutting the boards wasn’t a concern to me and it makes th...

09-27-2017 07:43 AM

Charles Neil's Blotch Control Question - 3 replies

How long can a person wait to apply stain after putting Charles Neil’s Blotch Control on Pine. I am just completing a job making some Pine centerpiece discs and the customer wants to apply the stain himself. If I apply two coats of the Blotch control and he doesn’t stain them for a month, will there be any issues?

05-30-2017 05:52 PM

Accordian style hinging - 11 replies

Hopefully someone here can help me. I need to make a wind breaker to go around a small camping grill to put up when the wind isn’t cooperating and causes the two burners to go out. I’m going to make it an accordion style out of luan plywood or some other thin material and need to hinge the pieces together so it can be folded up for e...

11-06-2016 01:52 PM

Where to list tools for sale? - 9 replies

I have a ridged Jointer for sale that I put on craigslist and never got a bite on it. Yesterday I listed it again because I have no idea where else to post it. I think I have it priced about right. Are there any other places that may be a good place to list it? I’m not going to ship it because of the weight so it would have to be people in...

08-22-2016 04:22 AM

Which order is correct - 1 reply

A friend hired me to make an anniversary picture frame that his their last name on top of the picture and their first names below the picture with their marriage date.I made it out of Hard Maple. He wants a Black Cherry finish. So my question is, in what order do I do things. The following needs to be done. Blotch Control with Charles Neil’...

12-14-2015 11:04 PM

Bought myself an X-Carve for Christmas! - 1 reply

I’ve been looking at different CNC machines and they were really out of my price range for the hobbyist woodworker that I am, not to mention that I know very little about them other than the basic concept of them. Then Inventables had a Black Friday sale for the X-carve 1000mm machine with some upgraded components, so I pulled the trigger....

12-11-2015 01:22 AM

Beeswax and mineral Oil on Cutting Boards - 4 replies

Just like many of you, I make up a Beeswax and Mineral Oil finish for the cutting boards I make. I had never had anything other than compliments until today. I sold one to a woman at my workplace that she will be giving away as a gift for Christmas. Then she asked me if I would make another one for her daughter but asked if I would just use Mine...

10-01-2015 11:27 PM

Homeowners Insurance Issues - 35 replies

I received a notice of non-renewal from my homeowners insurance company with the reason being that my local agent not selling enough policies so they dropped him. They didn’t offer to have me go to another agent and just decided to not renew my policy. So I have been calling all of the local agents in my area trying to get quotes from othe...

09-18-2015 12:11 AM

Where to purchase Kitchen Cabinets - 7 replies

Hello all, I’ve decided that instead of building kitchen cabinets, I’m going to buy them. I know I can get them retail at any of the big box stores but I was wondering if anyone knows of a place where I might be able to provide the specs and then buy them at a wholesale price, eliminating the middle man and have them shipped to me. I...

07-19-2015 11:59 AM

Planer Adjustments - 1 reply

Recently, I had to do some adjustments to my planer (Grizzly G0453) after I started having troubles. Wood wouldn’t feed through and I had excessive snipe. After making adjustments to the infeed and outfeed rollers, the bed rollers, chip breaker, roller spring tension, lubing, adding gear oil, checking belt tension and waxing the table, eve...

04-03-2015 08:15 PM

Home Depot Workers make me shake my head - 72 replies

Today, I put together my new band saw. It was wired for 220v and didn’t come with a cord or plug. So off to Home Depot I go. I buy 10/3 wire and a plug and head back home. I wire the saw up and after finishing putting everything together, I want to fire up the saw to test it out. The plug I bought wouldn’t fit into the plug in the wa...

04-01-2015 11:43 PM

Storing Band Saw Blades - 6 replies

I’m wondering how you all store your band saw blades. I coil them when not in use and hang them on a hook but I’m looking for alternative methods. Anyone store them differently?

03-28-2015 08:41 PM

Band Saw Trigger Pulled - 8 replies

Over the past week, I had a hard time making the decision to wait for a sale or to pull the trigger now on a new band saw, but today I bought the Grizzly G0513X2BF. After it was all over, I discovered that the trigger pull was smoother than I anticipated and my wallet fired flawlessly. So flawlessly in fact that I pulled it twice more. Once for ...

03-25-2015 04:10 PM

Buy the G0513X2BF now or wait? - 7 replies

Last weekend I sold my Craftsman 14” BAS350 band saw as I am upgrading to a bigger saw. So for now, I have no Band Saw. After doing a lot of research, reading of reviews and knowing what I have to spend, I’ve decided the saw I will be buying is the Grizzly G0513X2BF . Not wanting to spend more than I need to to get what I want, yeste...

03-15-2015 05:46 PM

Help with Grizzly Band Saw Features and Choice - 9 replies

I’ve decided I am going to buy a new band saw and I’ve researched many of the top brands. Obviously features and money are the two biggest factors in my decision. I decided on buying from Grizzly because you get just as many features at a lower price point than the other brands. I also have a Grizzly 15” planer, dust collect...

02-28-2015 11:51 PM

Scroll Saw Blade Recomendation - 8 replies

I have very little experience with scroll sawing. I have a DeWalt DW788 Scroll Saw and I am making numerous plaques (picture below) that require several circle shaped cuts about the size of a half dollar, along with numerous straight cuts. I have been making these cuts using my bandsaw and it does ok but I have to finish the design using a templ...

02-11-2015 10:26 PM

Wood for templates - 18 replies

I need to make some templates for use on my router table. Specifically, I am making 30 star badge plaques out of Oak. They are 6 point stars with round tips like in the drawing here and about 15 inches wide and tall and 3/4” thick. I went to HD and I couldn’t find any material that was suitable. They had 3/16” hard board that l...

02-09-2015 09:55 PM

1/8" Band Saw Blade issue - 2 replies

I’ve used band saw blades on my Craftsman (Rikon Clone) 14” band saw as small as 3/16” up to 3/4” depending on what I’m sawing but I wanted to make some tighter curves is a few plaques I’m making. So I bought a 1/8” Carter band saw blade to accomplish this. I set things up the same way I have set up ever...

12-27-2014 12:39 PM

Combination Belt/Disc Sanders - 4 replies

I have a Ridged Belt/Spindle Sander but recently I have been looking at adding a benchtop 6 inch Belt/10” Disc Sander to my arsenal. The reason is to sand larger Band Saw Boxes that the Ridged sander just isn’t big enough to accomplish easily. A wider belt is really what I’m looking for to accomplish this task. To justify the p...

12-20-2014 08:56 PM

One of those Days! - 2 replies

Have you ever had what was seemingly a good piece of lumber turn out to be a miserable you know what? I had a rough cut 5/4 Cherry board, 7 1/2” wide by 6’ long that was at least 15 years old that I cut up into 18 inch lengths for a project I wanted to get started. There was some twist but nothing to write home about and there was so...

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