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04-28-2015 12:27 AM

Big Burl - 2 replies

While going through some old Photos, I found this picture of the biggest burl that I have seen. I am certain that there are many larger but this one was over 6 feet across. It had been cut down and placed on a concrete pad and securely chained down.

04-17-2015 11:51 AM

Katana Router Bits - 4 replies

I need a lock miter bit and was looking at prices. I normally use Freud or Whiteside bit but am looking at the MLCS Katana bit as it is lower cost. Does anyone have experience with the Katana bits and what do you think?

03-11-2015 02:52 PM

Dust Collection Blast Gates.....Plans....Help - 2 replies

I am in the process of updating the dust collection piping in my shop and need blast gates. I have some cheap plastic ones that get dust in them and also rattle. I probably need at least 6 of them. The good aluminium ones are about $ 12-15 a piece and I think that I want to build my own. I have looked at lots of videos, project, and blog...

03-10-2015 01:37 AM

Wahoo Woodworking???? - 12 replies

I made an early post about the stools and cutting boards that were posted. I did not get many responses so I will try again. I emailed Mr Herrera at Wahoo High school in Wahoo , Nebraska. He teaches a woodworking class and has his students post their projects.. there are not very many comments and views on them. In this day and age where ...

03-09-2015 04:13 PM

Step Stools and Cutting Boards - 1 reply

We have another wave of projects like the step stools and this time it is cutting boards. I think these are coming from a school shop class and I am happy to see shop being taught in a school. It is great to see the projects posted. I would really like to see some information about the school and shop class.

02-27-2015 09:13 PM

Live Long and Prosper - 8 replies

I am saddened by the death today of Leonard Nimoy. I loved him as Spock and saw him on stage as Sherlock Holmes. He did a lot in his career and I will miss him.

02-27-2015 12:26 PM

WeatherTech Floor Liners - 4 replies

I am looking at getting a new car and thinking about buying the WeatherTech floor liners. They look like they would do a really good job of keeping the snow and water off the floor. I would like to hear from anyone who has actual experience with them and how they like them.

02-22-2015 03:06 PM

Oak Pegboard - 7 replies

My wife wants a pegboard in her sewing room. All of the cabinets and trim are oak and of course wants oak pegboard. I searched online and could not find anything. Had anyone seen such a thing. I could use oak plywood with oak trim and drill a zillion holes with a router and jig. I probably would make oak pegs instead of metal ones. A...

01-01-2015 06:25 PM

Replacement Drill Press Chuck - 1 reply

I have the Jet 16-1/2” drill press and not happy with the chuck. It. Is a 5/8” with a #2 MT. The chuck is good except it is hard to turn and adjust the size. I have issues with my wrists with arthritis and had surgery on one wrist. The chuck just takes a lot of effort to adjust and hard on me. I have cleaned it and use some lig...

12-10-2014 03:44 PM

Thermal Treatment of Wood - 3 replies

I got a plan for a toy dump truck and it showed using thermally treated or heat treated wood. If done right, it can darken a wood anywhere from a light caramel to almost a dark brown. Has anyone have any experience either heat treating wood or working with heat treated wood. I read some articles about the commercial heat treatment and the...

10-22-2014 03:58 PM

Small Band Saw Blades - 3 replies

I finally decided to add a small 10” band saw to my shop to go with the 16” Band saw. I intend to use the small band saw to make toys and other small things and not to do any re-saw work. I looked online for some blades in the 3/16”, 1/4” and 3/8” sizes with a length of 70-1/2” and there are some brands ...

10-20-2014 01:12 PM

Same Tool but different Paint ?? - 1 reply

I have been looking at different small 10” band saws and notice that the Jet 10” and Masterforce 10” are identical except for different paint and brand. The same goes for the Rikon 10” and the Craftsman 10” We all know that this happens with a lot of the tools. The one that comes to mind the most is the 15̶...

10-18-2014 10:45 PM

Small 10" Bandsaw -- Jet or Rikon ?? - 9 replies

I am looking at getting a small 10” bandsaw for toy making and other small detail work. I would probably be using a 1/4” blade most of the time and would not use it for re-saw I have a 16” Jet Bandsaw that I use for larger work and re-saw. It works great for the heavier work but not so great for detailed toys and other small...

08-29-2014 03:01 PM

Earthquake Question??? - 1 reply

I have seen a lot of pictures of the earthquake in Napa and the destruction that it caused. Also, in one post on this forum I saw the mess that it makes inside peoples houses. I was wondering if there are things people do to their homes out there to help reduce damage such as reinforce shelves, tie down furniture, cabinets and appliances. D...

07-29-2014 09:46 PM

Garage Venting - 7 replies

I have my shop in part of my garage. It is a 2-1/2 stall garage which is attached to the house at one end and is a gable end on the other. The ceiling is open with no insulation and no vents and there are no windows. The heat builds up in the garage in the summer and is very hot with a large amount of hot air trapped up in the rafters. I wan...

03-24-2014 03:57 PM

Making Joints and Drawers with Kreg Screws - 6 replies

A recent thread described the difficulty that one poster was having with making joints with the Kreg screws. I am certain that most of us who have used them have also encountered problems. I recently make some drawers that were about 16” x 22” x 6” using ½” plywood and the Kreg Micro Screws. I am hoping that some others will provide how they ...

01-22-2014 04:20 PM

How to Protect your Shop - 14 replies

There have been a couple of posts on this forum and on another concerning shop fires where someone unfortunately lost their entire shop to a fire. What is the best way to protect your shop? I have a heat alarm in my shop which will notify me and the alarm company if the temperature on the ceiling or the rate of rise of temperature is too g...

01-14-2014 02:03 PM

Which Premium Saw Blade - 13 replies

I know this topic has been covered in other posts, but please give me your thoughts if you have used one or more of these blades. I have read the reviews everywhere that I can find them and also the test results (actually the re-test results) put out by Wood Magazine. I am looking to purchase a new general purpose blade for my cabinet saw wh...


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