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|342 days ago||
FIRST, I did a search on this topic and many of the threads are a couple years old. Although there is some good information, No new information is out there. Thus this re-hashed question but now with the added twist of being in southern California with the limited choices of finish. I have been commissioned to refinish a couple of douglas fir...
|386 days ago||
I am getting to a point where I am looking at projects where a bandsaw would be really useful. In looking at what I consider as the traditional style like the 14” Delta’s, powermatic’s, Jets and so on that are more rounded with a cast frame versus a square style bandsaw like a Rikon, Laguna. Anyone know the best way to compa...
|572 days ago||
need help with blo - 13 replies
i recently comleted a hard maple and cherry wooden mallet and finished it with blo. it is my first attempt at this finish. the first coat was straight blo, applied it heavy then wiped off the excess about 15 min later. then i found that normal usage is not to use it straight. so i let the first coat dry. then i added 2more coats of a 50/50 mix...
|572 days ago||
nervous starting up new rigid planer - 35 replies
i recently bought a rigird 13”planer and even though i have read the instructions cover to cover, i am nervous about turning it on. i know that i should feel more comfortable after i go back and read them again as i unpack and assemble the planer BUT i just know there are things i could cehk before turning on the power.SO, for those of you...
|574 days ago||
I have done some searching on the PBS channels but have come up with nothing. I did a search on my local Dish network and nothing either. So, anyone in the Los Angeles/Orange County/San Bernardino/Riverside area know if this is being broadcast on any channel and maybe what day and time.? I would sure like to see a couple of episodes. Un...
|639 days ago||
Need help in choosing a portable 13" planer - 42 replies
I may have the opportunity to buy a 13” portable planer and am down to two models that will be in my budget restricted price range and easily available to me. The DeWalt 734 and the Rigid 13” are my two choices I have. It will get occasional use as going up to the better Dewalt is not in the cards due to additional price and planned...
|783 days ago||
I am looking into building a router table and am wondering which router has been a a useful choice for them. As much as I would like to get a router lift at the same time, finances currently do not allow that. So it will be just a plate for now but a lift would be an upgrade in the future. So, with that in mind, I am looking for recommendations ...
|793 days ago||
I am starting to look for a 15ga or 16ga nailers. I am currently using a 18ga nailer for various things like jigs, crown moulding and other light duty nailing. BUT, often when using it for crown moulding, I get the occasional problem of a nail either snaking up before entering the moulding/wall or the nail will curve back if I am not exactly str...
|816 days ago||
Need some advice on Polyurethane finish - 16 replies
I am in the process of finishing a set of oak kitchen cabinets and got my first coat of poly on them. This was brushed on straight from the can. Even though I put the coat on light to medium (versus a heavy thick coat), I found later that I got some minor sags in a couple of spots on the doors. Even though I don’t think my client will see ...
|859 days ago||
I just stopped by my local Lowes today and saw that the Dewalt 735 planer went down $30 to a “new low price” of $569. Not sure if anyone is looking for one but from what I have seen that is a pretty decent price.
|896 days ago||
Looking for hand planes but I will pass on these - 7 replies
I am not sure if the seller really doesn’t know what they are selling or what. WAY too rusty #5 and #6 Stanleys and missing parts for $100? I think I will pass on this one. Anaheim CL listing BUT, I am thinking $25 or less for the pair based on the photo. Less or not at all if the picture is any indication as to their state of decay.
|903 days ago||
Work bench dimensions - 23 replies
I am starting to look more and more into building a workbench as I am getting tired of using my table saw table (and out feed extension) as a workbench. It has been working good as a layout, assembly table but I am finding I need more capabilities like wood vises and bench dog functions. I like the idea of the style of the 21st century workbe...
|991 days ago||
I am looking for a set of useable starter wood chisels that I can purchase as a decent set until I really need quality tools after I have improved m woodworking skills (and when I have more money available for hand tools) . Right now I have a inherited set that are best used for pry bars or doorstop wedges. I came across this set on the Woodcra...
|1743 days ago||
I don’t have the budget to get a new table saw (as much as I would like to) but I am totally frustrated with my Craftsman rip fence and have put up with it for too long. So I am looking to upgrade and the thought of spending the $$ on a fence that is probably more than my saw cost when new is just insane. SO I am looking for alternative up...