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08-18-2010 03:41 PM

Scraper sharpening - 10 replies

This has most likely been covered before. I can’t seem to get a burr on my scraper. I have read everything I can get my hands on and I just can’t get the burr to turn over. Do I need an actual burnisher? I have used a screwdriver and an old drill bit, as read in some of the articles on it. All I get is dust, not shavings.

07-01-2010 02:57 PM

Maloof chair classes - 3 replies

I have been looking for a Maloof style chair building class. I am in Washington state. Does anybody have a suggestion? I have seen 2 video and template packages, one $89 through Highland and one for $185 from Scott Morrison. Any thoughts on this would be great.

06-21-2010 04:16 PM

Bamboo Flyrods - 6 replies

Anybody on the board make bamboo flyrods. I would like to get into this. but it is a little overwhelming for someone with little experience in this area. Ants the price for jigs to get started is a deterrent as well. I was hoping for a class in the Washington state area. I just returned from a trip to Yellowstone, where all good flyfisherman hop...

05-25-2010 02:53 PM

Greene and Greene house built for Sausage King - 10 replies

I didn’t think anyone could afford to build a Greene Brothers house these days. This video is amazing. If you were to pick up in the middle of the footage, you would swear you were in the Gamble house of the Blacker house.. and all built for the modest price of 322 miles of sausage at 4 dollars per foot. (5280 ft in a mile). http://www....

05-18-2010 03:25 PM

2 Stanley #45's - 6 replies

I am a phone guy by day, wooodworker the other 16 hours. I see a lot of places that I would not normally get to. Yesterday I was working in a museum and in the basement on a shelf (not on display)were 2 Stanley number 45’s. Not in the best of shape, but both had the blade and the outrigger with what looked like a walnut face. Parts, althou...

02-12-2010 09:24 PM

Woodworking pilgrimage - 1 reply

I have to go to Irvine, Ca for training for working in about a month. I am going to try to get to the Gamble house and the Maloof wookshop. Any suggestions on other not to miss woodworking sites?

01-21-2010 08:21 AM

Old lumber - 10 replies

Does anyone have a recipe for aging wood. My wife wants me to build a few decorations for the front porch that look like they were made out of old, weathered barn wood. I don’t think my neighbors wood appreciate the midnight lumberyard shopping.

01-09-2010 08:36 PM

Bamboo plywood - 27 replies

Have any of you used bamboo plywood? I just watched an old WW podcast with Kaleo Kala. I went to his website and found he uses a lot of bamboo plywood. I just did a quick search and it is quite beautiful and a sustainable product. But I found that a 3/4 4×8 sheet is 230 per sheet. Is this how much it runs? Who could afford it? Just curious...

12-30-2009 04:41 PM

Woodworking classes - 9 replies

I was wondering if anyone knows of classes that are available in the central Washington area for woodworking. I am about 2 1/2 hours from the nearest Rockler or Woodcraft. The only schools I can find are 4 to 5 hours away. Port Townsend and on in Portland. I know there are tons of videos online, but I am the type of guy that needs to touch it an...

11-02-2009 04:31 PM

Rebuilding a hand railing - 1 reply

I am going to rebuild the hand railing at the place I attend services. I need some advice though. There are 2 old posts holding the covered porch up. I want to cover them somehow. They are about 18 feet long and 25 or so, I haven’t measured yet. I want it to look good, not just butt joints. Any suggestions?

09-29-2009 05:24 AM

Crown molding install - 13 replies

Anybody have any tips for installing crown molding? Not cutting, but holding it in place while installing. Any good jigs for this?

08-03-2009 02:54 PM

What is this wood? - 13 replies

I found a pallet that had some good looking wood on it and it was very heavy. I am making a sanding block out of one of the pieces. Can you tell me what kind of wood it is? It smells a little like black walnut to me. From 8-3-09 From 8-3-09

07-20-2009 12:14 AM

Radial arm dangers - 35 replies

What is it about radial arm saws that are so dangerous? I have read several articles in the various magazines that elude to the danger but never get specific. I have a place in my shop that would be perfect for one and 2 local on craigslist for 50 bucks. But I done want a corvair in my shop.

07-09-2009 10:40 PM

replacement tote - 7 replies

Does anyone have a good source for a replacement tote for some handplanes that I have with some cracks in them? I downloaded the plans from Lee valley, and may attemp to build my own. I don’t know if I am skilled enough for that yet, so I was hoping for a back up plan. Thank You, Shawn

04-17-2009 02:27 PM

woodworking show in Seattle - 1 reply

Anybody going to the show this weekend?

10-20-2008 02:36 PM

Hand plane refurb - 5 replies

I just picked up 2 older hand planes at an antique store over the weekend. All the parts are there and they seem to work ok. They need to be cleaned up and have some rust removed. What is the best way to clean them? I bought them to use even though they are antique, so I don’t care if I ruin the value by cleaning them. ThanksShawn

03-08-2008 04:44 PM

Building a fence - 1 reply

I am going to be building a fence around my new yard soon and was wondering if anyone had any good plans or photos. I don’t want it to be just a plain old dog ear or picked. I will be working on it for awhile and it will hinder my shop time. I want to put up something that will look good and almost be a “woodworking project”. ...

04-24-2007 03:23 AM

Woodworking show - 8 replies

I am headed to the woodworking show in the seattle area this weekend. I can’t wait. As an amateur woodworker I will take any opportunity I can to learn a new skill. Anybody else going? ShawnH

04-06-2007 03:13 PM

Fantastic projects - 5 replies

I was just going through the projects from the members of this board. I am blown away by the talent of you all. Dick Cain’s great carvings and other project and Todd Clippinger’s Cooper house jump out at me the most. The Cooper house , although in a different style reminds me of the Gamble House, because you are filling the inside wi...

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