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09-08-2011 12:28 PM

Outdoor protection - 4 replies

I have been doing some research and have a high regard for your input on this site. The question is in determining what to apply…What I seek is some guidance. G. mahogany used outdoors. I have some nice stock and do not want to obscure the grain, rather enhance it. In “It’s All About Color” Charles indicated dyes are...

09-07-2011 12:46 PM

Job well done - 2 replies

Just want to give a thumbs up to Lee Valley for awesome PR. They continue to prove themselves in customer satisfaction. The other day I got a check from them to cover the price difference of an item I bought that is now cataloging for less. The amount isn’t much, but the fact that they are paying attention is huge! I had a post a while ...

06-29-2011 05:18 PM

What the... - 16 replies

So I made a purchase of several hand planes and stuff from Veritas on 6/27 and noticed today 6/29 they are offering free shipping on orders of more than $40 starting today. I called and asked if I could take advantage of that and was told no, unfortunately, this is the policy. Shipping cost is not a significant amount of money, but I thought ...

06-21-2011 07:39 AM

Panel work - 14 replies

How do you work your panels/table tops flat after glueup when they are wider than your planer? If you use hand planes, which do you find work best? What other methods are used? Thanks.

06-18-2011 02:47 PM

Hand Planes - 12 replies

Anyone use Veritas #6 Fore Plane?How do you like it?I read that the force transition from tote to body causes an uneven cut across the 3” width.Do you like it or wish you went with LN #7? How about #4 1/2 vs #4? Should I go with low angle or standard? Thanks for replies.

05-14-2011 11:14 AM

SU - 1 reply

I can’t get sketchup to provide a sheets cutting diagram. I have selected 4’x8’ and SU will only list it as though I have selected boards i.e. 6”x8’ etc… then diagram displays multiple pieces as such. That would be fine if I were using biscuits, but no a full sheet. I have looked at many posts and screen shots and selected the shown items, bu...

03-23-2011 02:55 PM

Do-overs - 16 replies

Care to share what you, in retrospect, would do over with your projects?

03-09-2011 12:22 PM

Warped plywood - 7 replies

Looking for your techniques on how you straighten warped Baltic Birch plywood in any size > 20”sq.Thanks for any/all replies…

09-29-2010 02:52 PM

Cutting Plexiglass - 10 replies

Do you get a good clean cut with an 80T blade when cutting plexiglass?Any issues?

09-02-2010 09:52 AM

Project bf - 2 replies

I have a request for any and all who wish to share the bf used on finished projects. I think this would be helpful for lesser experienced woodworkers to determine their project costs. Many times I see a pic of something that looks like it might be fun to tackle, but wonder what the cost would be to build. Thanks.

08-02-2010 04:51 PM

Which plywood blade and TPI - 6 replies

My plan is to cut full sheetgoods atop a 1” thick insulation foam board, make my mark, set my veritas Power Tool Guide in place and rip it. http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=41707&cat=1,240,45313&ap=1 Should provide an accurate and clean cut every time. I have a plain PC 7 1/4” and with a 40TPI blade like frued,...

06-03-2010 06:44 PM

Building with pine - 17 replies

I am finding lots of info related to building with pine, but little on what size stock to use. Home De-po(t) has that crappy wet 3/4”, and after digging through the pile I might fine a few usable boards, but by the time I get them home, they are warped, cupped, and twisted… What do you all use? Seems to me the Doug Fir 2×6 is more ...

05-04-2010 04:05 PM

Building cool stuff and friendships - 6 replies

Hi all, Wow, I’ve never had a welcoming like this to a forum before. It feels like good times and good friends already; I appreciate that. I have browsed some before registering, and have enjoyed the camaraderie you all share. It is refreshing to view the encouraging posts to other members. I look forward to building cool stuff in th...


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