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1024 days ago

best wood for outdoor projects - 6 replies

My wife wants me to build her a pergola. Can anyone tell me the best wood for my area which is humid and hot in the summers, I live in Kentucky. I was thinking of cedar but how do I treat the cedar? Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!

1126 days ago

easy (safe) way to split logs into usable halves or quarters for turning - 7 replies

I am new to turning but have done a few projects I have been given some nice (green) logs of pecan that I would like to split up into halves for bowls and then smaller for other turnings. I am trying to figure out the safest way to attemp this. the logs vary from 6 inches to 10 inches in diameter. I know this is a newbe guestion but I’m...

1205 days ago

mobile base for tools - 10 replies

Anybody have any good plans for a mobile base for thier tools? Ihave tried 2 different designs – 1 for a heavy combination air filter – work top – and outfeed table. Another for a large craftsman band saw. Both function but are not really good. I would like to find a good design to try to make the tools in my shop a bit mor...

1443 days ago

Question on mini-lathes - 6 replies

I have done mostly cabinet work and decided to try turning. trying to decide which mini lathe to buy. Does anyone have anything (good or bad) to say about the harbour freight mini lathes?

1483 days ago

downdraft table - 7 replies

Hello All!I am in the process of reworking my shop, it is 24X30. Trying to get sawdust under control. I want to build a combination outfeed and downdraft table. I am having trouble on the design. Using a used squirrel cage and planning on a 1” thick top with 1 ” holes spaced 2” apart. What size top will produce enough draf...


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