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|6 days ago||
My Stupid Mistake - 33 replies
A lot of times we’ve been faced with a piece of wood that has to have something done to it out of the ordinary, something we don’t have the right tool for, or jig, or imagination. Sometimes we just don’t think about what we’re doing at the moment. Such was the case for me a couple weeks ago when I decided to use half l...
|7 days ago||
Question about finishing oak ply - 2 replies
I made the door to the vanity using 3/4 oak with a 1/4 slot for the door panel which is oak veneer. I probably should have asked this before I did it, but too late now. I put a coat of Charles Neil color conditioner on the whole door which is what I did also for the frame to kind of tone down the stain I’m using. Should I do anyth...
|8 days ago||
Need some advise on door, glue or staple. - 17 replies
Building a 36” oak bathroom vanity. I am using half lap for the door stiles and rails. Would you just glue them up and clamp, or staple and glue? Maybe there is some other way even. Thanks
|29 days ago||
How do you do this? - 20 replies
I have a design for a table in mind that will take some smaller strips of walnut and or maple. I want to cut precise 1/2 inch strips off of boards 3 foot in length. I’d like the action to be repeatable without remeasuring each cut. What’s the most efficient way to cut these 1/2” by 3 foot stripes of wood? Bear in mind tha...
|34 days ago||
A lot of firsts here for me. - 16 replies
One day I was waiting on my wife Cheryl to get her prescriptions at Walgreen’s when a woman approached my car and wanted a card. I have signs on my door and it’s a very nice car so it represents me well. She called a month later and is one of the residents of several lake communities in my area, we have tons of lake communities. S...
|46 days ago||
I'm wondering if I should just give this up - 73 replies
I’ve made four really nice tables which I’d love to sell, in fact if I dont sell them, i’m going to have to do something radical like get a job. At 55, I shudder to think what job anyone would hire me for. To top it all off, I got involved with this organization here in town that takes area’s that has lost retail and d...
|58 days ago||
Follow up on table - 3 replies
I got some good idea’s from you all on how to stabilize this table with the narrow legs. I took it apart from the last time you saw it and made some adjustments to it to true it up a bit. When you work with hand made curved wood, you never really have all the legs exactly alike, so some adjustment was needed where the legs attached to the ...
|61 days ago||
Need some input. - 10 replies
Originally this table was going to have the legs going the other way, curving inward, but you know how a little lax moment and a backward cut can change everything. I must assume this table had other idea’s. Anyway, I’ve certainly never seen anything like it. So I come to you, the brethren to keep me on the straight an narrow. ...
|64 days ago||
Getting there. - 3 replies
A lot has happened this year. I’ve been trying to come up with a way to support myself with woodworking. I’ve had some limited success in making Adirondacks and selling them, but I want to make something that will sell in the 1000$ – 2000$ range. It’s hard to make out when you only get 75$ profit from a chair. I could do ...
|79 days ago||
Table tie down cont... - 4 replies
These items go on sale this weekend at an art gallery during the last First Friday art fair. I had asked you guys about putting on those tops, because I was going to glue them on, but I was directed to rockler for table top tie downs. I have them on order, but I’m a cheapskate and hate to pay more for shipping than what I’m buying...
|85 days ago||
DeWalt 735 blade change. - 1 reply
Thanks to everyone and their advice about changing the blades in my 735 planer. No screw was so tight that the tool it came with couldn’t crack it. I used my screw gun set on very little torque to screw them back in. Then used the tool again to tighten them down. Blowing air in the screw head helped get the dust out and seat the tool...
|85 days ago||
DeWalt 735 blade change. - 13 replies
I think the second board I put through my planer when it was brand new was a 1×8 western cedar. One of the knots broke loose and chipped my blade or blades. Anyway, I’m tired of sanding that damn line out so I need to turn the affected blade over. Wanted to know a couple of things. 1. has anybody had any trouble with those screw...
|88 days ago||
New opportunity - 5 replies
I have an old friend here in town who owns a photography studio among other things and he and I are going to make a portfolio of my work. A brochure so to speak of “my line” of things. Of course I make one of a kind stuff, so “my line” is a loose interpretation. When you work with slabs, you just can’t make anything...
|90 days ago||
Re: Puzzled - - follow-up. - 11 replies
Thanks for all the comments and suggestions about the small cherry slab table. I’ve been on the fence for months over this job, then my father in law passed away and I lost my motivation. Now I just want to get it done so I can move on to other things. This was the cherry slab my father in law got from his fathers property some 40 years...
|92 days ago||
A puzzler - 12 replies
I have some one inch sticks from the same tree as this slab that I’m working on for my mother in law. My father in law commissioned it done, but he’s dead now so she want’s me to complete it. I’m wondering how to attach legs from aprox one inch branches to the under side of this slab in four places. Any ideaR...
|93 days ago||
Walnut and pecan - 27 replies
My walnut and pecan sofa table is coming along nicely. It should be together tomorrow. I plan on finishing it in natural Danish oil on the walnut and Fruitwood Danish oil on the pecan. Then several coats of wax. What would you finish it with?
|98 days ago||
Sofa Table start. - 3 replies
Went to see my sawyer today. He doesn’t have much, but that only means that you can get some good buys on stuff he’s had laying around. Got these two pieces of Walnut, one is 8/4 the other 4/4. I had to put a couple bowties in the cracks, but I think they’ll be on the underside because the other side has less cracks and I plan ...
|99 days ago||
Question for router guys. - 26 replies
Been using the router a bit more than usual due to some projects. I know most of you use a roundover bit on a hand held router, but what about mounting it in the table router. I have a small 1/3 HP router I could use I guess, but its just as easy to stick the bit in the table router. Now my question is, seeing there is a bearing on the roundo...
|101 days ago||
What sells? - 25 replies
Guys, fellow LJ’s, I’ve made just about everything you can make except the bandsaw boxes. Bowls, cuttingboards, chests, clocks, lamps, art and still I can’t seem to sell anything but outdoor furniture. Well winter is coming, I have no income, and I need ideas so I can make this business work. I’d be happy to make 10...
|103 days ago||
Grizzly Router Bits - 10 replies
Looking for some router bits. I have a good assortment of Craftsman bits, but I mostly buy Freud when I need a bit. What do you guys thing about Grizzly bits, those of you that have used them?