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|02-14-2017 12:51 AM||
Since I never can seem to post a completed project, I put together a “sway” of some of the work I’ve done over the past couple of years. Im not a computer genius and I’ve barely scratched the surface of what SWAY is about and what it can do. But I had fun using the software and it was very intuitive and simple to use. ...
|01-28-2016 04:06 PM||
I wish this was a tool gloat.. but - 14 replies
The Woodcraft near me is in the process of moving its location across town. They didn’t want to pack up all their old “classroom” tools so they had a sale of sorts on most of their machinery. I saw the local flier advertising the sale and didn’t think much of it. But when I got a second email with the remaining unsold ...
|10-27-2015 08:35 PM||
Its that time of year again where the tool manufactures/dealers start to roll out their Black Friday sales. Here’s a link for Jet Tools offer. Know of any others, post here! As for me, I plan on picking up 8 – 12” Parallel Clamps to complete my set. Should have bought them the first go around! Scott
|09-04-2015 12:19 AM||
Sanding Cherry in preparation for BLO. - 5 replies
I’m really digging all the Cherry projects that use Boiled Linseed Oil. That process gives such a warm glowing aspect to the wood. My question is this, how far is far enough when it comes to sanding? I stopped at 150 grit but its not quite silky smooth. To tell you the truth, I haven’t cleaned the sanding dust off yet so maybe th...
|09-02-2015 01:03 AM||
Spammers at it again. - 22 replies
This time they are spamming peoples home pages. The only reason I saw it was because I signed in as a guest user and saw all the comments the person was making on everyone’s home page. I know as short while ago cricket posted how to deal with them and what actions should be taken, but I cant figure out how to alert her to spam posted on ...
|08-21-2015 11:38 PM||
I have never used BLO but I have seen the results some of you achieve with BLO and a wipe on oil urethane and Id like to try the method on my current project. I know cherry is a rather blotch prone species. Would I need to use a something like Charles Neil’s Pre Color Conditioner on the cherry before applying BLO or can I get away with a...
|08-15-2015 12:29 AM||
I’d like to clear up a mental block that I cant get past! I picked up my Incra LS system a short while ago and am still trying to overcome being overwhelmed by it all. I understand that when making thru dovetails on the jig there is one and only one correct bit height, I get all that. However, logic tells me that bit height doesn’t ...
|08-03-2015 04:36 PM||
Tapered Sliding Dovetail alternatives.. - 24 replies
The wife gave me marching orders to replace the 80’s style particle board and glass entertainment center in our bedroom with something a little more sleek and up to date. So I thought I would get all the electronics off the floor and up on the wall under the TV. The idea has blossomed in my head from a simple shelf to a cabinet of sorts ...
|05-20-2015 10:43 PM||
Im in the process of drawing up a set of plans in SketchUp for a router cabinet to use with an Incra 27×43 offset table top. I have a few ideas running through my head on what Id like to do with the cabinet, but I don’t want to crowd out the router either (PC 7518 Clone in a Woodpeckers PRL lift ). So what is the absolute minimum cl...
|03-17-2015 12:51 AM||
Its a good day when...... - 6 replies
.....You come home after a long day at work to the 2015 Grizzly Industrial Catalog in the mailbox! It’s 782 glorious pages of prime bathroom reading It sort of makes it all worth while, ya know what I mean?
|03-06-2015 05:49 PM||
Group TOOL buys? Ever seen one on this site? - 3 replies
Over on the R/C forum I frequent I routinely see GROUP purchases advertised. I don’t think I have ever seen one here. I could be and probably am wrong about that. I’d love to see something like that here. Maybe when the sponsor section goes live they will offer it or we as a group could convince them to offer it! I could really...
|12-27-2014 05:09 PM||
_This was originally posted just after Christmas. I wanted to show everyone how the fix went! _ So I built my daughter a Doll House for her American Girl dolls. If you know anything about American Girl dolls you know they are LARGE as in almost 1/4 scale LARGE! So a three story Doll house stands right at 6 fee tall. And that is my di...
|12-15-2014 12:23 AM||
Which color Thread lock on a unifence? - 6 replies
The Large set screw on my Delta Unifence wont stay locked in place after setting the fence to the miter slot. After making a few adjustments of the fence during use, it starts to lose it accuracy in the order of 6-7 thousands or more and requires me to stop what I’m doing to resquare the fence. It seems that one of the large set screws i...
|11-26-2014 07:17 PM||
Big Box Birch Edge banding.. is it any good? - 5 replies
I need to edge band several sheets of plywood that are being used to construct an American Girl Doll house. I picked up a couple of rolls of this stuff at the orange box Is it any good? Its going to be painted so I don’t care how it looks as long as it covers up the 13 core veneer ply smoothly and stays firmly glued down in place. Also...
|09-24-2014 03:20 PM||
Pocket Hole question - 7 replies
I’m in the middle of putting together a multi purpose table (outfeed/assembly/planer table) and I ran across an unexpected issue I was hoping someone could help me out with. I am using inch and half thick maple stock ( two – 3/4” pieces glued up) as stretchers between the table legs. I’m using the Kreg pocket hole sy...
|08-05-2014 02:09 PM||
I have 5 acres of woods behind my home that have probably 40-50 black walnuts that are at least 12” minimum in diameter Of these, I would say about a third are 16-18” in diameter and a few are approaching 20-24” or larger in diameter. These are all “forest” trees and not “yard” trees hence they spent ...
|04-03-2014 09:58 PM||
I want to make a few cutting boards and since this is the first time trying out my skills in this area, I have no idea what dimension stock I need to buy. The first cutting board I think will be your basic end grain checker board pattern. Id like to also try my hand at the end grain 3D boards as well. I have a bunch of 4/4 stock laying around...
|03-22-2014 01:28 PM||
Delta Rockwell Super 900 pricing. - 11 replies
Anyone know what this machine is worth? It looks to be in decent shape. The motor runs well however It will need a new table which is enough to manufacture. What is a fair price for this machine? I want to make an offer on it this afternoon. Thanks!
|02-04-2014 01:22 AM||
Frued Diablo Router bits - 17 replies
Since the Orange Big Box carries these, I know some of you have used them. Are they any good? I am totally frustrated with the woodtek aka woodcrap boxed set of router bits that i have. They burn and their cut is far far from supieror and these are bits that have low miles or should I say inches on them. I ran to HD tonight to pick up a ...
|02-02-2014 09:58 PM||
Im trying to use a 1/4” shank, 1/4” round over bit on a project that has mahagony and poplar stretchers. The mahagony pieces meet at 90° to the poplar and Im experiencing some slight burning on a few places here and there on the poplar. Whats speed range would be most appropriate to run the router? It’s a 1 3/4 hp Craftsman ...