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12-06-2013 10:10 AM

Starting a small wooden toy business - 22 replies

Hey all, I have an idea to start a small wooden toy side business. Power tools I have atm: 1) belt+disk sander 2) vertical drill 3) table saw 4) scrollsaw 5) planner 6) router with a custom (woodgears.ca) routing table on the way. 7) jigsaw 8) circural and this other similar saw Seriously considering Sorotec’s St...

10-04-2013 07:55 AM

Please advise on building a table saw sled - 19 replies

Hey, everyone, I recently purchased a table saw/planner duo that is made in Belorus. That basically the best I could get here in eastern Europe for my 450$ . It has some disadvantages though. No meter graded fence, and the blade does not tilt at an angle. There is a second rectangular iron board that goes half-over the planner and beco...

06-09-2013 06:31 PM

Sanding ash wood - please advice - 23 replies

Hello, fellow lumberjocks, Please advice a novice. I am experimenting at making cutting boards from ash wood. I rough sand using 40 grit sandpaper and then 180 grit paper using orbital sander. There is a problem: after sanding wood does not seem completely finished. It is very smooth to touch and stroke, yet I can see tiny gaps left ...

05-30-2013 05:58 AM

Scrollsaw vs laser - is scrollsaw doomed? - 31 replies

I visited one large city fair this last weekend. There were quite a few people selling plywood creations – from wooden lamps to stands for earings and things like that. Apparently all of them were laser cut. Given that lasers provide accuracy, speed of production and general convienence, is regul srollsaw doomed? The only thing is for l...

03-26-2013 07:18 PM

How do they make/decorate wooden toys in mass production - 8 replies

Hey, everyone, Got few questions and hoped someone has experience or knowledge. Or point me at the right direction. How do they mass-produce wooden toys? They have to be pretty accurate in size, shape, drill holes, etc. And considering the speed and amounts for it to get profitable… So, my questions are: 1) Shape. Are those ban...

05-06-2012 06:12 PM

Best angles for a bench swing - 2 replies

Hey everyone, I’m having difficulty finding info about bench swings. I see benches that have backrest and seating coming at an angle. Some seats are parallel to the ground, while some have their front raised a little bit. Similar with backrests. From your expedience / thinking, what is the best choice / angles? Or should I do i...

04-03-2012 11:05 AM

LumberJocks, details & sizes - 8 replies

I am a very novice woodworker. Just recently found this treasure of a site via Mere Mortal Steve. Most of my DIY time I use Instructables. After Instructables, I find most of LJ projects to be more of a portfolio showcase and less of projects. Most of the projects do not include any info on lumber or project dimensions or any DIY info. So ...


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