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12-24-2013 07:37 PM

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.

07-13-2013 04:23 PM

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.

07-02-2013 10:13 PM

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.

06-08-2013 11:45 PM

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?

05-31-2013 08:14 PM

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 ...

01-29-2013 01:59 PM

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?...

11-07-2012 11:16 PM

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?

10-15-2012 11:54 PM

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...

10-06-2012 06:16 PM

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?

09-19-2012 12:01 AM

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.

07-22-2012 05:35 PM

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 ...

07-17-2012 08:02 PM

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...

06-10-2012 11:45 PM

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?

05-26-2012 10:47 PM

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?

05-23-2012 11:17 PM

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.

05-21-2012 11:57 PM

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.


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