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1021 days ago

Welding question: well..mostly non-shop type - 6 replies

I’m curious about the difference between ARC MIG and Gas welding. I haven’t been able to find much and was thinking of getting a small set just for things at home and in the shop. I remember a LONG time ago the metal guys in shop class using the rods to weld so I suppose that’s not gas. I’d be using it to make metal br...

1025 days ago

Need help with framing angles for roof - 7 replies

I’m expanding my shed/shop from it’s current 8’x12’ to 16’x12’ and am not sure what angles I should use for the ceiling tresses. Should they just be 1/2 of their current angles? Thanks for the help.

1074 days ago

Chainsaw question - 21 replies

Ok while this technically has to deal with wood at some point, I still put it here to keep out of the way of more pertinent topics. I need a chainsaw to cut up logs to make turning blanks. I’m looking at either a Stihl, Echo, or Husqvarna. Does anyone have an opinion on these? I’ve heard from some that Stilh is the best made (and...

1096 days ago

Building a cheapo workbench and need advice - 18 replies

First let me say that since I have very little space in my shed (err shop) I need to make this about 2’ x 4’ so I was thinking of using MDF for the top. I’ve already built the legs (saw the plan I’m using on some website, FWW or something maybe). The legs were supposed to be 4×4 but I couldn’t find any here tha...

1099 days ago

Best use of a tongue and groove joint - 24 replies

I’m just curious but is there any significant use for tongue and groove joints aside from wood flooring or wainscotting? I can’t think of another instance where they’d be better than biscuits, dado, or rabetes.

1107 days ago

Looking for craftsmen and artisans - 3 replies

If you’re in the Northern VA area (or close enough to make the drive), Loudoun Cty. is having an Autumn Faire and Crafts Festival Sept. 24 from 10 am – 4 pm. They’re still calling for vendors and are charging a $35 booth fee. It might be a good way for you to get some exposure and sell some of your woodwork. Just click o...

1109 days ago

Lumber Sale FW: Northern Virginia this coming Sat. - 6 replies

Just saw a posting by on CL Northern Virginia: Big woodworking sale evrything 1-2 dollarsEVERYTHING IS FOR SALE CONTACT FOR INFOAll 5/4 boards prices up to 10 inches wide. Holly 1.75 bfHickory 1.75 bfPersimmion 1.50 bfMaple 2.00bfBeech 1.25bfLocust 1.00 bf instock onlyPoplar .80 bfSassafras 1.75b...

1113 days ago

Water"proofing" a turned vase question. - 10 replies

I’m beginning a project to turn a vase (after my son finally falls asleep) for someone but was just curious if anyone has done this type of thing with the intention of actually using water in it and cut flowers. My normal goto finish is De-waxed shellac (which I plan to use on the outside) but would something like tung oil or even poly wo...

1115 days ago

Passing along CL Jointer ad: Delta 6" Deluxe Jointer, Model 37-220 - $425 - 2 replies

Just saw this listed on our local Craigslist (Winchester, Virginia) Delta 6” Deluxe Jointer, Model 37-220 – $425

1122 days ago

Lathe bed care - 3 replies

Can someone tell me what is the best thing to put on a lathe bed to take care of it? After a while the shavings and moving back and forth with the banjo and tailstock seems to be rubbing it someone. Should I use some kind of wax?

1131 days ago

Creating Patinas on Silver/Gold leafed wood turnings - 1 reply

I’ve searched for this both here and google etc but can’t seem to understand what people are talking about. Here’s the scenario: I’m going to turn a vase that I’d like to gild with gold and silver leaf. I’d also like to create a nice patina to blend it all together with color. How do I make the patina, app...

1158 days ago

Building 12v battery powered car for child - 5 replies

I am drafting plans to build my 2.5 yr old a motorized wooden car to ride around on. His grandfather bought some John Deer Gator car that he drives around there but I’d like him to have one at home. Yes, I suppose I could buy one but thought it would be fun to make. Does anyone know the drive components that go into something like this ...

1206 days ago

Who's on Twitter? - 5 replies

Hi everyone, I was wondering who here is active on Twitter and thought it would be nice to get a list of LJ’s so we could communicate there also. I’ll start. My twitter name is SSMDAD just send me a mention or post your name here. I’m on there much more than Facebook. Chris

1210 days ago

Table saw sled question - 6 replies

Hi Everyone, Being cooped up inside from knee surgery has been driving me nuts but also stimulating my woodworking ideas. I’d like to be a sled for my table saw. It’s a Bosch 4100 but it only has the 1 miter slot, not too like most regular tables. Could I still build one and one I only be able to use the one miter guide rail? ...

1225 days ago

Funny (I think) post of my experience a few days ago. - 3 replies

As I’ve said I’m a total newbie when it comes to woodworking but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for many many years. I’ve always admired those who can make such incredible designs and items from wood. So, the other day I went to wood shop in the area here where they basically carry many domestic and exotic spec...

1228 days ago

Noob to LJ and to woodworking seeking advice on planer, jointer, scrollsaw, handtools please. - 24 replies

Hello Everyone, I’m relatively new to the field and just wanted a few suggestions on some tools I was thinking of buying. I have very little space to keep things so it will have to be tabletop right now for everything. Right now I have a Bosch 4100 contractor table saw, Bosch 1617EVS router combo, Makita circular saw, Hitachi orbital s...

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