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1224 days ago

Its spring and a porch garden bench is needed but what finish. - 2 replies

Problem is the finish I bought is crap. I tried it on a scrap piece of wood. There is dark swirls in the transparent cedar tone (Flood). Its comes from the brush. Well I won’t ruin the project with this crap so I need some suggestions on maybe other products and or methods used. Also this stuff is thick and I’d like to spray it. ...

1252 days ago

Where do you find your goods - 11 replies

OK here you go guys and Gals. A good lumber jock gave me a great site to help with costs on a project. Well this made me think that there is probably many more. Post the site URL here that you go to buy your material, and explain the biggest cost savings you find with the company. Lew this is yours http://www.cshardware.com/ So far d...

1257 days ago

Preferred Edge Banding - 20 replies

What do you prefer PSA, Pre glue or no glue edge banding? Why do you think there is a advantage of one over the other? Also where do you get the stuff you prefer and for how much is it? I,m not asking for particular reason I was just curious to what everyone else perfers and why. Plus this is what I was doing today. (It was the pre g...

1265 days ago

IDEA for MJ to consider - 5 replies

Hey someone probably mentioned this before, but can LJ’s set up chat rooms that are from invites only. So more than two people can talk. Discussions that aren’t posted. Solves many things. Just a thought. And you probably have been asked before.

1265 days ago

Depot versus Lowes Ply - 29 replies

OK I know their usually both junk, but I was board today and walking the two stores and behold I saw at depot Made in the USA Ply. (Pure Bond), Then got to lowes and found Pacific something with a big giant sign saying Made in China. Thought this was humorous. My curious thought though was on pure bond is it a half way good plywood. I’ve g...

1266 days ago

Customer Project suggestion and opinion. How can I do it better. - 39 replies

I need to make a approximate 13 in. tall 25 in wide 22 deep box out of plywood. Inside the box will be two drawers (Full extension Slides). Inside of the drawer needs to be 23+ in (3 rows of CD’s)wide. Customer will paint it but i want to make sure the plywood edges of the box will be hide. So I am wondering how to mask them (Edging / mite...

1267 days ago

How do you post a Pic in a PM? - 14 replies

Whoa I got stumped. OK there is no place for this so I’m posting here. How do you post a Picture through a PM? I don’t think you can?

1273 days ago

Quote the Job with the Customers Help - 12 replies

I just have to see how many of you feel like me. Customer wants my cabinets but also wants me to install and do the remodel. (OK)You agree even though you really don’t like the carpentry side of the remodel. (Drywall, stick work plumbing so forth)During the hole build he is there constantly and actually coming in without being asked and...

1274 days ago

Festool are good but......................... - 60 replies

OK their good but before you go out throwing that kind of money out should you not look at this. (Woodorkers getting started Please Look) Ok You can have a host of hand tools that are outstanding. Or a shop equipped that just makes life so much easier. Check out a comparison of spending your life savings on festool hand tools or grizzly shop eq...

1275 days ago

Figuring a business plan. - 8 replies

OK here it is. While my wife and I are working on this I thought what the heck lets include you all. Instead of saying what I have thought about, I’ll leave this blank and hope you all come up with things I did not think of. What items should I be thinking about with a business plan. OK just to say Building and store front. (Paid in ...

1276 days ago

How do you determine what tool to purchase - 19 replies

Are you a tool collector needing one of each?Do you buy the most expensive just to have the tool gloat?Do you wisely weigh your choices and pick the tool for the job?Do you buy what you can afford?Are you just cheap and make the cheapest tool outlast the best tool? I buy the best I can and try not to go over board. I have bought cheap just be...

1276 days ago

How many LJ's truely make a living working with wood. - 117 replies

How many of you Woodworking is the only income. No retirement, social security or other full time job. Wood working is it. How many of you also make that same living off just making cabinets, fine furniture, or misc. Not to be confused with a carpenter they build entire house remodels and additions. Entirely different to me and I’m n...

1283 days ago

Love your work but your over priced? - 48 replies

I did a corner shelf with a radius not squared off. Took solid wood and bent it to make molding. The complete project was made from 30 bd ft of solid oak. No plywood. This thing was good. His wife loved it but he says he won’t have me do anything else cause I’m too expensive. I charged 280 ish for it. 130 ish was material, only char...

1283 days ago

Dovetail drawers made out of box store plywood - 9 replies

Challenge. What do you do to make drawers out of plywood using dovetail joinery? What is the trick. I really perfer not to but I have a client that wants them.

1283 days ago

What do you perfer and why Water base or Oil finish? - 5 replies

Just trying to get some logical reasoning. Personally I hate when I use oil base. Too many dust mites migrate to the finish before it drys. Stinks and takes longer to dry in the cold. On the other hand its a durable finish. Whats your opinion

1293 days ago

Rubbing and polishing your poly finish - 12 replies

I sand between my coats of poly (Minwax), Clean up and wait a few hours to let the dust settle before spraying but still the little rough (Dust) spots are there. I would like to learn how to rub out and polish my projects. What do you use to rub out the little particles in your poly? What products? What do you use to polish it out? What p...

1299 days ago

Is it square, Ahh what happened. - 11 replies

Anyone glue one of your projects up and it was fine when you left it but when you returned it was all out of shape. Boy this just burns me. Just did a job and it was square. Not anymore. Did the job all over and at my cost. OUCH How do you stay square. I know the tricks but I did not do what I know and it cost me. Lets pass along our tricks to s...

1317 days ago

JET DC-1900 - 4 replies

A guy at my work is selling a JET DC 1900 dust collector for 450 dollars. (Bag type) First does JET still make this DC? It looks old but in really good shape. He told me to make a offer since he has been trying to sell it for over 4 months. Any suggestions on what you all feel is fair. (I know start low) But what would you be willing to pay? At ...


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