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10-04-2014 12:39 AM

IS this air compressor good? - 6 replies

hey, saw this ( ) for sell and have been thinking about getting a new compressor. Right now, I got a 3 gallon pancake piece of crap. This is mainly for nail guns and stuff. Is it worth the $150?

07-23-2014 03:35 AM

Best cheap table saw fence? - 12 replies

So, I need a new table saw fence. What are some good ones? I saw the Delta T2 but its very expensive. Its going on a old craftsman.

07-21-2014 03:27 AM

Turning a homemade bandsaw into a small sawmill. How hard? - 2 replies

So, having watched some videos on youtube about turning your homemade bandsaw into sawmill, what are the logistics of this? I mean I dont plan on sawing 20ft logs just small pieces of oak and walnut and stuff like that for projects. I dont think I could make my own 2×4’s but I may be wrong. Have any of you done this and if so, how did...

07-21-2014 12:53 AM

Finally got a really good deal! - 9 replies

So, I have been browsing craigslist for about a month looking for a good planer and some other tools. I had just finished eating supper and was looking for some woodworking videos. So I start typing in google “woodworking” and missed clicked and it sent me to a craigslist search for woodworking. Now I have looked at most of these...

07-16-2014 09:43 PM

Planer Suggestions. - 18 replies

So, I think Im gonna bite the bullet and get a planer. Not sure what kind. Heard good things about the $400 Dewalt. Thats expensive to me but it seems to be good quality. I have been making cutting boards and stuff like that and since the wood can be different thicknesses, It takes a lot of time to level. Sanding down a 1/4in to 1/2 in of hard m...

07-12-2014 09:13 PM

Question about shop lighting, cooling, and a few tools. - 22 replies

Ok, so Im moving into my new shop. Its a 60×40 metal barn with horse stalls. Right now, Im in the “office” area of it and its 16×11. Im moving my tools over and in a little while, will have to knock down a wall to expand for more room. Since this Georgia heat can easily reach 98+ and get about 110 in the barn, how can I coo...

07-11-2014 12:11 AM

Please critique my work. ( lots of photos) - 18 replies

So, built some stuff today. 1 Walnut and Maple cutting board and 10 bottle openers. Some are a “rustic” style with a nail to open. The other is a more “refined” opener with a recess for the top and a washer. The cutting board with the walnut in the middle is my first one. I messed up on it. Hopefully I can sell these this...

07-09-2014 02:29 PM

How can I find a mentor and where to find hand planes? - 58 replies

So, since the general consensus of my last thread was ” Learn more”, how can I do that? My town has very few woodworkers and the only ones who do it make cabinets and they dont want to teach anyone. Who are the type of people I should call? I know one contractor who does nice work but most of his stuff is simple repair and any mol...

07-09-2014 02:06 AM

(little off topic) Help a young woodworker reach is dream - 8 replies

Hello, a few of you may know me but for those who dont, Im a 17 year old woodworker who has a goal to have my own woodworking shop. Well, in the past month that dream has become a reality. I have been given a barn to work out of and people who needs things made and let me sell thing in their shop. Now that I have this chance, I need nicer tools ...

06-22-2014 10:30 PM

Thinking about getting a Table Saw. - 46 replies

So, Im trying to get a table saw. I need something faster and more precise then a circular saw and straight edge. I have the chance to get a old Craftsman 113.298031 for around $125. From the pics, it doesnt seem to beat up, checking it out tomorrow in person to see the fit and finish of it. Now, i got about $250 i can spend on a saw. I could sa...

06-21-2014 04:01 AM

Question about getting started in wood turning - 8 replies

I hope this is the right section for this. Hello guys. Im new to this forum so let me introduce myself. Im a 17 year old woodworker whos been doing this for about 7 years. Ive been making things from rustic furniture and chest to planter boxes in order to make money. I also do car audio subwoofer enclosures and speaker boxes. So i have some t...

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