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|16 days ago||
Sketchup advice - 40 replies
I see some pretty amazing sketchup drawings and I can see how it would be very useful to have this skill.The purpose of this post is to collect some of the best tutorials, tips, or advice on how to best to get into using this program. Thank you for your input.
|18 days ago||
Scary Sharp - proper way to attach sandpaper??? - 13 replies
Scary sharp is the only sharpening method in my budget at the moment (19yo college and 16yo kids).What is the secret for attaching the sandpaper so that it doesn’t buckle/rip??? I first tried taping the top and bottom, that just loosens up, buckles and rips. I then tried spraying the back with a really tacky adhesive and that kept the sa...
|29 days ago||
Grizzly vs Diablo dado stack - 11 replies
Just got this email and I am wondering if this set is better than the $99 Diablo stack I always see at Home Depot.Does anyone have experience on which one is a better value? Thanks. EDIT: in case it is hard to see, it is on sale for $89 and is model G2795.
|75 days ago||
Grizzly 10% coupon - 4 replies
Last year around this time I gave a Grizzly 10% code to a fellow random LJ in need of one. This year I have a Grizzly purchase to make but I don’t have a 10% coupon or code. I am hoping this message finds another LJ willing to return the favor. If and when I get one, I will update this post. Thanks
|154 days ago||
A friend discovered water damage on this. Yikes. I’m not sure of the existing finish on it. Thank you for any suggestions.
|170 days ago||
I have these two Stanley planes a # 5 and # 7. I picked them up used years ago. I like to try and know the age of my tools and I assume these were made for many years. How can one narrow down the date these were made? I don’t think they are very old. What are they worth? $50-$75 each? Both are in good shape, the #5 has a shiny japan...
|170 days ago||
plane ID please - 10 replies
A little plane I picked up somewhere years ago. There is no manufacturer listed on it. Is this considered a low angle block plane? Any info is appreciated.
|176 days ago||
Although I didn’t know or have any interaction with GaryK, http://lumberjocks.com/GaryKafter seeing the announcement of his unfortunate passing, I looked at some of his projects. What a unique individual and talented person he was, not just in woodworking but many other things.One of his projects in particular caught my eye: http://lumberj...
|179 days ago||
I recently acquired a good sized cherry slab. It has some sentimental value as my grandpa had this (with a few other pieces) stored in his barn for at least 40 years. It’s about 3 inches thick by 44 inches at its longest point. It’s got a pretty good sized split in it, but l plan on turning that into a feature. My questions are 1...
|185 days ago||
My Favorites - organizing? - 7 replies
I don’t see anyway to do it, but I think it would be VERY USEFUL if there were a way to organize my favorites, especially projects. I have more than 10 pages of favorites, not organized, which takes a while to go back and look through. It would be great to be able to file these away into “Benches”, “Jigs” or ̶...
|192 days ago||
I recently visited my dad and he sent me home with a few goodies. I am just getting started collecting chisels and have a lot to learn. The top two are stamped “Ohio Tool Co” and are extremely “beefy”. I assume they are mortise chisels orignally designed for mortising the old barn beams common in Ohio (where my dad liv...
|193 days ago||
active wormholes in old maple - 9 replies
I recently obtained about 30bf of old maple that was stored in my grandfathers barn for ~40 years. It has wormholes (which I actually like) however they appear to still be active. I know it has been mentioned here before on how to heat them in a kiln, etc., to kill, but I want to try and take care of this in my garage/driveway. I thought of ...
|232 days ago||
I will be finishing a couple unfinished doors for a “cabin” home my mom has. There are two different doors.One is an exterior door with a type of mahogany veneer on it. The second door is an interior knotty-alder. In both cases it has been requested to keep the finish as clear as possible (no amber tint or yellowing after a while)...
|233 days ago||
What is it?! - 14 replies
Long story short – I have the opportunity to get a few of these power tools free of charge. I haven’t seen them in person yet but I was sent some camera photos of them. I have NO idea what the first photo is. Second photo was a label on the first whats-it. Third photo looks like a type of cutoff/table saw with ZERO safety features...
|433 days ago||
how best to fix this wood tear out? - 7 replies
What is the best way to approach this? Unfortunately it is on the front of large frame I have been working on. If it were on the back, I wouldn’t care so much. Routing it over is out of the question as I am going for a sharp corner look. Thanks for your suggestions in advance.
|535 days ago||
I am making a walnut frame for a mirror. I’m going to run two bands of hard maple down the face on the longer lengths and then join both runs to the adjacent side after hitting the corner of the mirror. Hopefully the two photos will make it clear. I ripped pair of clean lines with my new Rigid 4512 (that will be another post as man am I...
|573 days ago||
Trailing edge of lumber never touches jointer knives - 13 replies
I purchased a used but in really good shape ~10 year old Grizzly 6” jointer. I’ve got some rough sawn lumber that has a fairly straight edge on it about 6 feet long. After trying a few boards it seems I can never get the last 2 feet of the board (trailing edge) to touch the knifes. I’ve done a lot of reading and I am applying...
|702 days ago||
My mom and step-dad have a lot of Ipe decking they want to re-purpose from a pool deck they removed. It is about 4” wide by 5/8” thick, random longer lengths. It is weathered but still solid and was only installed about 5 years ago. I took a small piece about 3 feet long and thought this is nothing my 6” grizzly jointer can&...
|734 days ago||
I have never used Cherry before. I just picked up 21 linear feet of 1X4 for a floor stand mirror project I am making for my girlfriend. I would like to know how best to finish the Cherry, to keep it as light as possible. I also want to put a strip of inlay around the edge. From a couple of internet searches it seems like Walnut would work wi...