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781 days ago

Delta 12" Planer 22-540 knife change help - 2 replies

So I have this used planer that’s due for a knife change. I don’t have the manual or any tools that may or may not have come with it. Anyway, just wondering if anyone has experience with this and if they could confirm the process for me. I found a nice video that outlines the process for a different model. So I’m planning ...

1639 days ago

Oak in a cutting board? - 5 replies

I know that oak is very porus in it’s end grain and is not a good choice for that type of cutting board but how about for a flat board, is that okay?

1865 days ago

Drawer Question - 14 replies

I rarely see drawers with stain or finish on them, why is that? Do they stick or something? You think they would look better finished. Perhaps people just don’t do it because it isn’t seen, but I thought you wanted to seal all sides from moisture changes, and if that’s the case, then why not drawers? Thanks.

1876 days ago

How do you make this? - 10 replies

I was looking for some inspiration for making a valet and came across this beautiful box. I doubt I will make this because I would rather come up with my own design however I find myself intrigued with how this was done. Can someone explain this to me? Was a square box built first and then the sides were curved on perhaps a beltsander? If th...

1910 days ago

Help ... warped cutting board - 20 replies

I’m having a problem with this board warping and wondering if anyone has repair suggestions. I made the mistake of shellacing one face only and as a result the base is expanding. What should I do now? Soak and clamp it? Plane it flat again? Burn it and make another one?!!!! In the pic you can see the left side lifting up from the cou...

1913 days ago

inlay question - 3 replies

I was thinking I’d like to try an inlay into a canoe paddle. My question is should I inlay while the paddle is still a flat blank or after it has been carved. I imagine it’s easier to do the work while the paddle is flat however I can imagine carving away some of the inlay by accident. Any suggestions?

1917 days ago

Another vise question - 2 replies

I’m thinking about my bench project constantly and I have yet another vise question. I bought a regular front vise like this …I may add another vise to this bench in the future but right now I’m going with one. So, if I’m only mounting one, should I put it on the front or the tail. They say it will take 24” jaws ...

1917 days ago

Wood choice for vise? - 6 replies

I’ve started work on a new bench and I have a question regarding the wood for the vise. The instructions call for a close grain hardwood like maple or birch. I was just looking through a price list of my local supplier and I see that I could get either red or gray elm, beech or ash for much less than maple or birch. Would these woods al...

1988 days ago

wood conditioner - 1 reply

I could use a little advice. I was about to use a Minwax waterbased pigment stain because I had some left over, and I conditioned the wood ahead of time with Minwax water-based pre-stain wood conditioner. I haven’t had great results with this stain in the past and have since learned that dyes go in better than pigments. So I’m g...

2088 days ago

Canoe bookcase help. - 2 replies

Hello Jocks, Wondering if you could help me with a problem. I’ve been asked to put some shelves into an existing canoe that’s been cut in half for decorative purposes. Now how do I go about cutting this shelf to fit properly around the inside curve of the canoe. I hope you know what I’m talking about and perhaps you’v...

2095 days ago

Router table question - 11 replies

Here is a router extension table I just added to my table saw… I was going to make a plastic insert but the smallest sheet over at HD costs $72 if you can believe it. I could buy a proper insert from Lee Valley for half that. However I was planning on keeping the cost down if possible. Does anyone know where I can buy plastic she...

2121 days ago

#7 Jointer plane - 11 replies

Does anyone have any of these old Stanley Baileys or something similar that they could part with? I could use it. Just pm me and let me know what you would like for it. Thanks. I can’t seem to find them in my area and I’m sure not going to order one in from England.

2124 days ago

Wood and tile question - 6 replies

Could anyone help me with a finishing question. I’m making an oak table and I plan on using a tung oil finish (probably minwax because I have some of that; I think it is mixed with a bit of varnish). the problem is for the top. I have made a frame that will hold a tile surface. Will oil be protective enough to keep the grout from getti...

2130 days ago

Mission Table Question - 5 replies

To anyone who has experience building this style furniture… I’m just wondering what is typically done with the edges? They always looks very square but are they really chamfered? rounded over? just sanded a bit? any of the above? Thanks.

2137 days ago

Need some planing advice. - 5 replies

I’ve got some 8’ long oak boards with a bit of a wind. They’ve already been planed to 1” thickness. I’m thinking of making a mission style table with them. I figure I could use them the thickness they are (which I’d prefer) or I could do with less. Anyway, I was wondering which way would be easier to plane,...

2138 days ago

Reuse or Recycle? - 4 replies

My wife and I were having a little debate and I was wondering what the LJ’s consensus would be on the matter. We have an old bed that was left behind by the old homeowners, just the head and foot board. Looks like it’s solid maple. I don’t really like the design much and thought I could use the wood in other projects. My wi...

2152 days ago

WW magazines - 29 replies

I’m always tempted to buy WW magazines but I tell myself that I can find all the info I need on the net or in books and so I usually don’t buy them. Occassional I ignore my sensibilities and buy one anyways. Today I picked up Popular WW’s May edition I believe and I definitely gleaned some valuable info. Whether or not I rem...

2155 days ago

Drill Press Question - 7 replies

I just bought a new-to-me drill press and it didn’t come with a manual. I’m not too familiar with the tool but it seems that the chuck doesn’t drop as far as it should when you pull the handle. Seems to go about an inch. I’m sure there is some adjustment I can make and I’m leaning toward playing with the silver pl...

2157 days ago

How do you store your hardware? - 13 replies

I want to make an organiser for nails, screws, etc.etc. I know you can buy plastic drawers but I thought I might make it out of wood instead. Has anyone here done that already and have a good design that they want to share. I did a search of the projects but found little. A picture of your work would be great if you’ve got it. Thanks.

2158 days ago

Router help! - 6 replies

In the middle of a project yesterday my router went crazy and started screaming. I pulled it apart and gave it a dusting. The manual says nothing about lubrication. Am I supposed to be lubing it somewhere? Is there something I’m missing? Perhaps it’s just its time to go. Any help would be appreciated.


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