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|08-04-2016 06:25 PM||
How would you make these stair treads? - 39 replies
Okay, so my GC just came back to me saying that the quote to make these custom treads was $1200. That is not going to happen. So I’m going to make them. If you have any experience with this, I’d love to glean from it. This is how they currently sit. The risers are currently just 1/8” ply that have been wrapped around,...
|10-11-2015 02:57 AM||
How should I fill my crack - for turning? - 19 replies
Jokes welcome, but I am looking for an actual answer, as well. This is a cool piece of Russian Olive that is very dry and old. It was a small crack when I started turning it, that I was going to fill after, but it caught an edge wrong and the crack opened up. End game for this will be a lamp in my home, so the fill doesn’t have to be s...
|05-04-2015 05:19 PM||
Options for refinishing an old table top - 23 replies
All, I’ve been tasked with making this table “look better”. The top needs the attention, everything below could be saved. I’m not super eager to sand the whole thing down as there are a lot of curves, and from the looks of the construction disassembling would be a bad idea. I did try to rub some Old Engli...
|01-27-2015 03:34 PM||
Where do you get your shaper cutters? - 7 replies
I just picked up a shaper, but it only came with one cutter and the Freud door system. I currently only have a 3/4” spindle. Where do ya’ll get your shaper cutters? I’m not looking for highest quality to do a billion feet of one run. I’m looking for bang for buck. Good quality for a great price. Also, any that you w...
|12-02-2014 06:46 PM||
I have a need to sharpen a nail! When googling “nail hardness” my results are filled with cosmetic pintrest articles, which are entertaining but not at all helpful for this application. So, if you were looking to sharpen a nail that retained a pointy tip what sort of nail (material) would be ideal for such an application?
|05-27-2014 11:29 PM||
WTB Stanley 750 chisels - 27 replies
All, I’m try to build up a set of Stanley 750 socket chisels like the ones posted below. They will say “Stanley No750 Made in USA” on the socket. I have the 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1 1/4, and 1 1/2 I’d be interested in 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8 I’d like it with the handle, but that’s not a must. Please l...
|05-21-2014 04:59 PM||
Lost in a sea lathe chuck options - 19 replies
All, I’m getting ready to get my lathe up and running, but I have no accessories for it. The big investment in this is the chuck system. This is my first lathe so the options have my head(stock) spinning. I have a Delta 1460 like this (this one isn’t mine) I would like to be able to use both forward and reverse (via VFD) on...
|04-17-2014 09:01 PM||
Turners - What Grinding Wheels do you use? - 23 replies
I have an 8” slow speed grinder and I am wanting to buy a grinding stone that I can use for lathe tool sharpening…. but I would like it also to rough shape hand plane blades. The 60 grit white aluminum oxide wheels seem to be the choice of the hand plane folks, would this work for lathe tools as well, or is it too coarse? I ide...
|01-06-2014 04:19 AM||
WTB - Unisaw motor pulley - 3 replies
Any chance someone has a 3.5” Unisaw motor pulley laying around?
|12-10-2013 09:10 PM||
Sears has a reconditioned Work Sharp 3000 for $60. Pick up only. http://www.searsoutlet.com/Wood-Tool-Sharpener-WS3000-/d/productdetails.jsp?md=ctmd&pid=20956&mode=seeAll My world was crushed a little after I saw it was pick up only… BUT that means good news for someone else! Go get it!
|11-26-2013 05:55 PM||
Replacing Lateral Adjustment Lever Tutorial? - 17 replies
All, I’ve done some interweb searching and I can’t seem to find a good tutorial for removing/replacing the Lateral Adjustment Lever. Do you know of any that you might direct me to? Preferably with pics or a video? All I have found are people saying that this needs to be a delicate process out of fear of frog breakage, but not a...
|11-18-2013 07:50 PM||
Tote Crack - Fix or leave - 24 replies
Just picked up a Stanley 604 on the bay. The seller kindly left out any mention of the crack in the tote, and the pics were pretty nondescript. Anyways, the crack goes around 3/4 of the tote. What’s the likely hood this will bust the rest of the way? And if I chose to fix it now would the best approach be to cut it clean with the ban...
|11-12-2013 09:06 PM||
Sargent or Keen Kutter Plane - 7 replies
If you had to pick between the Keen Kutter KK series and the Sargent 400 series, which would you go with? If I understand correctly the KK series was a Stanley Bailey, and the Sargent 400 was their top of the line. Has anyone had experience with both?
|11-09-2013 08:36 PM||
What finish for bathroom vanity - 13 replies
All, I’m converting a dresser into our bathroom vanity. It currently has some sort of finish on it, but I want to put something very durable on it, as it will be getting splashed with water. I would like to keep the low luster and rustic look. I’m not a fan of shiny. I’m looking for some specific suggestions that I can...
|06-07-2013 05:36 PM||
How do I revive old dried out wood on an antique - 19 replies
All, I’m looking to freshen up the lid of this old Cuban humidor. The rest of the wood is in pretty good condition, but this looks like it’s been exposed for a very long time. I’m not trying to bring it back to a “new” condition, but I am looking to make it look less dried out. Lightly sand and apply some oil? If...
|05-09-2013 08:42 PM||
Best Router Bit for hogging out material? - 18 replies
I’m getting ready to build some wall benches and I’m going to be using material I have on hand. Which means 4×6’s for legs and 2×4’s for cross beams. I’d like to cut out notches out of the inside corners of the 4×6’s for the 2X4’s to rest in. So I need to hog out a bunch of wood up to 1.5&...
|04-15-2013 08:12 PM||
Polishing handsaw brass screws - 6 replies
All, This maybe super common knowledge, but I had never heard it before and it worked AMAZINGLY well and fast. Bought an old handsaw a couple days ago with super dirty and tarnished brass screws. Took out the screws and the medallion chucked them into my cordless drill, put it on high, put some ketchup on a shop rag and pressed it up again...
|03-20-2013 11:39 PM||
5" or 6" Random Orbital Sander? Advice wanted. - 21 replies
Looking to get my first ROS. I would love to hear which one you use more. It seems like there is quite a jump in heftiness once you go to a 6”. I know that a lot will say that they have both, and you will need both, but my wallet says I can only start with one. So is there one that you go to more than another? Currently I have a belt sande...
|03-03-2013 05:12 PM||
What a tough wood filler? - 14 replies
All, my 9 month old son literally pulled our bedroom door off its hinges (he’s fine). I need recommendations on a wood filler that I can pack in the screw holes and the rescrew it.
|02-18-2013 08:48 PM||
Why buy short clamps? - 32 replies
I am getting ready to do my first joinery project and will need to really bone up on my clamps (I only have 12” irwin quick clamps mostly for construction projects). While investigating what I want I keep coming back to asking “Why would someone buy a short clamp?” So I pose the question “Why do people buy short clamps...