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03-15-2008 02:09 AM

Starting a new shop opinions welcome - 19 replies

So here’s the story. I’ve been woodworking for a little over 8 months now and enjoy it very much. I’ve been a professional painter mostly commercial on and off for the last 8 years and plan to keep on with it off and on as a reliable source of income. We also have a virtualy un-used yes (UN-USED) 30×40 2 story metal buildi...

03-10-2008 09:30 AM

log furniture question - 1 reply ive seen quite a few log furniture designs around that are similar to this. my question is about the 90deg cut on the inside of the logs that allows for case work to go in. how do you get that 90? all the logs seem to be the same thickness + the 90deg cut seems like mass prod...

03-04-2008 08:53 PM

work sharp opinions? - 18 replies

i have been working more and more with chisles and hand planes and it doesnt take very long to realise they need to stay sharp… we have a bench grinder and a bench top belt sander but in all honesty im not that good at keeping the appropriate angle on the blades. so ive done some research. some good stones and a honning guide seems like it...

02-13-2008 06:41 AM

wiring questions - 10 replies

ok, here’s my situation. we have the main line going from road to house, that breaks into a sub pannel, that then breaks into the shops sub pannel. this is fed by a 6/2 cable on a 80 amp breaker… best i can guess is the shop is only getting around 40 watts… this feeds lights and recepticles… the pannel box is very old and...

02-12-2008 06:27 AM

need help identifying species - 16 replies

not really sure what species it is, neighbor has a whole pile of it… original size is 1 1/4”t x 14” w any help appreciated =) wood pic

02-12-2008 02:26 AM

seeking advice for milling/finishing soft wood - 3 replies

im wondering if any of you would share some knowledge in milling and finishing soft woods ( knotty pine ) it particular. the knots present a problem in milling at the jointer/planer and even hand planes with tearout. im going to get a quality card scraper as soon as possible, from what ive seen they seem to be more my type of tool to clean wood ...

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