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1117 days ago

any suggestions for a quality shop stool? - 24 replies

Now that the new shop is up and running i am looking for a couple of quality stools. I was looking at the stools that rockler offers and the reviews seem pretty mixed. $60.00 is alot to dish out if the stool is not made well. Harbour freight has some for $30.00 but hey, its harbour freight. I dont mind spending the money if the quality is go...

1538 days ago

Finishing cocobolo.......HELP!!! - 9 replies

I recenly posted a gavel that i turned from mahogany and maple that i made for my wife. She liked the results and wanted me to make a few more to be raffled off as part of a fundraiser for a law school club that she is in. I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to experiment with some exotics. The first one i made is from bloodw...

1581 days ago

questions for the wood turners - 9 replies

Eventually i wanted to get into turning, but being fairly new to woodworking i am still working on several other area’s. However, i had a very interesting day and it looks like i am going to travel the wood turning avenue sooner than i had anticipated. I was shopping at my hardwood dealer today and i started chatting with an older gent...

1600 days ago

new ridgid 1300 planer knives for swap - 7 replies

I have two sets of new ridgid 1300 planer knives. One set is still in the package, the other set is open but not used. I opened them before realizing they were not compatable with my 4330. Anyways, i thought this might be more fun than simply returning them and trying to get my money back on an open package. Im trying to get more into hand t...

1618 days ago

My planer is jacked - 7 replies

I wasn’t sure where to post this, and i dont think anyone can help me. I have the 13” ridgid 4330 planer and it has crapped out on me. I was planing some poplar a couple of days ago and in mid cut the cutter head just stopped turning and the belt started screaming. I quikly shut the machine off and began examining it for problems....

1761 days ago

What the deuce? I have some questions about wood dye and finish. - 8 replies

Ok, basically i am working on a bookshelf and have yet to decide how i am going to finish it. Because i wanted to try something new and because of cost restraints i chose to use red oak. I realize this is an open grain wood, does this mean i need to sand to a higher or lower grit than 220? Do i need to use a filler, and if so what the heck is...


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