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|210 days ago||
How do you sand a "V" hole? - 4 replies
I made a Chinese checkerboard in cherry for my wife. As we were playing a game, I noticed the the “V” dimple holes for marbles all have some tearout at the top rim. Which of you talented LJ’s have a good method for sanding the rim to remove or blend out this tearout? V shaped sanding stick? Help please.
|374 days ago||
Off topic. Icon change. - 1 reply
Lost my donkey last week, so I needed to make an Icon change. My workbench should be with me awhile.
|385 days ago||
Delta 40-A Multiplex radial arm saw - 0 replies
Great old saw just blew a capacitor. Put in a new one and it started right up and blew the capacitor. Can anyone tell of a good motor repair shop? Prefer northern Indiana but I could ship it. My thinking is the quality of this old saw is worth the cost of motor repair.
|409 days ago||
Versacut vs Saw Max - 3 replies
I’m really thinking a mini circular saw would be a handy tool for sheet stock cutting. So the big question..Which is the better tool: Rockwell Versacut or Dremel Saw Max? Anyone have experience with these tools?
|417 days ago||
How to stop fisheye. - 27 replies
I’m refinishing a blanket chest top. Grandson scratched a heart and “I love Mamaw” on the top with ball point pen. All sanded out well. I applied Minwax Red Mahogany stain to restore color. After drying time I applied a coat of sanding sealer (Zinsser seal coat) followed by a coat of Zinsser shellac. The finish fisheyed ...
|539 days ago||
Hour glass case - 2 replies
I’m in the process of making a case for a heart shaped hourglass. Totally new project for me and I would like to hear from anyone who has experience with mounting glass in wood. I cannot just turn an end on the lathe, since the glass is heart shaped and the ends are a figure 8 shape. Is there some sort of rubber or cushion for the ends?...
|622 days ago||
Rip blade for 8 inch table saw - 4 replies
I’m looking for a good full kerf (.126) FTG rip blade for my Homecraft 8” TS. Does anyone have experience with this and could recommend a blade?
|645 days ago||
Kentucky coffeetree - 4 replies
Kentucky coffeetree I have one of these in my front yard. Raking beans now, an every other year event. Lots of beans. I’m tired of raking beans. I’d like to prune this thing about 2” above ground. My sawmill says he will make it into kiln dried boards for a really low price. Has anyone used this type wood in building...
|654 days ago||
Dust collector switched blast gates - 5 replies
I would like to design my dust collection system so that each piece of equipment has a blast gate and each blast gate is switched. The dust collector is turned on by opening the blast gate at each tool. Has anyone done this? Where can I get a wiring diagram?
|672 days ago||
Under bench wood storage - 4 replies
Does anyone have a workbench that has lumber storage underneath? I’m having an awful time trying to make a good place to store but save space. Suggestions welcomed, pictures would be great.
|730 days ago||
Butternut kitchen counter - 5 replies
I want to replace our yellow formica counter top. The cabinets are smooth birch with very dark stain and the butternut will contrast nicely plus add the natural wood grain. I’m thinking mgf backing with butternut laminated on top, both for thickness and strength. Has anyone used butternut for such a project and what would be the best ...
|735 days ago||
Saw sharpening business - 4 replies
I have heard of a saw sharpening business that may be available. The current owner is wanting to retire for good. I have been thinking of this for a part time retirement sideline to my woodworking. Does anyone have experience with this and is it profitable enough to be worth investing in the equipment? I think I can acquire the used equipm...
|772 days ago||
Sharpening a curved spokeshave - 3 replies
I’m looking for ideas for sharpening my double spokeshave. The flat blade is no problem, however the curved blade is another matter. Any experts on the subject?
|787 days ago||
Master Woodsmith - 6 replies
I hear the term “Master” when talking of the long term or highly skilled woodsmiths. I have always understood that to be a technical term or educational degree. Is that a true assumtion and how is “Master craftsman” acheived?
|790 days ago||
Ridgid RS1000 - 3 replies
Can anyone give me an idea of the value for a Ridgid RS1000 radial arm saw? I have a friend with a brand new one that he would like to sell. I just looked at it this morning. The tags are still on it, the table is unassembled, and the saw has never been plugged in or ran.
|792 days ago||
Replies to comments - 1 reply
What is the best way to reply to people who ask questions about projects? Or should I say several people ask questions.