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02-22-2013 11:29 PM

Saw Milling advise - 5 replies

I recently cut down a white oak tree that is 34inches in diameter and about 20 foot long close to that diameter. I have purchased a Granberg 36 inch Alaskan mill, and am going to purchase a Stink 660 chain saw. Does anybody have any advise on the best cuts to make the maximum use out of the tree? I do not know what length or thickness to cut to ...

07-18-2011 01:20 AM

What is the best kind of router table/shaper? - 11 replies

So, I am looking for a router table/shaper. I have no idea what to buy! I am only a every now and then, when I have extra time woodworker. I want quality, so I am not frustrated with the cheap ones, but I do not want the professional woodworker quality. I do not think that I am talented enough to make my own. There is a Delta shaper for $100 at ...

05-14-2011 04:20 AM

Trouble posting pics - 5 replies

Does anyone else have trouble posting thier pics of projects. The first pic always loads, but the second and third seem to be so slow, that sometimes they never load. If anybody has any suggestions I would much appreciate it.

05-04-2011 04:41 AM

So you only have $100. - 30 replies

Lets pose the question that you only have One Hundred Dollars, (yes that was my birthday gift). I can not decide how to spend it to best benefit my hobby. It’s not enough to buy some great new tools, enough to buy lots of sandpaper, woodstock, knife blanks, etc. The most important thing is that I do not waste it on “stuff” that...

11-08-2010 11:38 PM

Sealant on Kitchen Knife Blade Handles - 3 replies

I am currently building a set of four steak knives as a christmas gift for my parents. I bought the kit from woodcraft, for the handles I cut up a piece of firewood that was cut from an oak tree in thier front yard. In the instructions it says to “seal the wood.” What should I use to seal the wood that is dishwasher safe, will look ...

10-26-2010 04:24 AM

Bandsaw Troubleshooting Help! - 4 replies

Ok, so I went the REALLY cheap route and found an old bandsaw that belonged to my grandpa, but did not cut without the band coming off the rollers. I spent a couple of days figuring out how it worked, had to re-cut the plastic guides, make a couple of parts that were missing, but I FINALLY got it to cut without the blade jumping off track. Now t...

10-22-2010 06:22 PM

Does anyone know about a United by Newcorp Bandsaw? - 1 reply

Thank you all for the advise on getting a bandsaw. It has greatly helped me to make my decision.Has anyone ever heard of a “United by Newcorp metal/wood cutting Bandsaw”? I have found a 14” bandsaw for sale on CL that is in my price range, but can not find any reviews or information about it on the internet. I do not want to bu...

10-21-2010 11:44 PM

Do I Really need a band saw? - 27 replies

Ok, so I am building my tool collection and do not have a band saw. There are a few projects that I have seen some lumberjocks have made some awesome things with a band saw. I see them for sale on Craigs List for a decent price. Can anyone here tell me if this is a wise investment for a couple hundred dollars, or if I should pass? What kind and ...

08-18-2010 05:14 PM

Calculating the weight of a tree. - 1 reply

Does anyone know an easy formula for calculating the weight of a tree? I would like to cut down an old oak tree (struck by lightning) and have it cut up to make some furniture out of. I found a band saw mill to do the work, now I just need to figure out what size truck/trailer combination I need to haul the tree to the mill. Any help would be gr...


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