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12-09-2011 09:49 PM

Scroll Saw Blades - 6 replies

Hey All . . . I’m getting into scroll sawing and looking for a place to get some decent blades. I can only get VERY limited blades locally. I have seen a couple of places on line that sell them . . . but I have discovered that there are MANY different styles and I have no idea on what to get. Can anyone provide some advice and a si...

04-21-2011 12:51 AM

Looking for my first lathe - Opinions - 4 replies

Hey All . . . as the subject line says . . . I’m looking for my first lathe and lathe accessories. I don’t believe that I will ever be turning large stuff, so I will not be considering a floor model. I saw a Delta a month or so ago at Rideout’s (when I was not looking for one) and it looked about the right size. I think ...

12-22-2010 12:28 AM

Looking for drawer slider options - 1 reply

I’m building a jewelery amoire for DW over here. The inside dimensions of the carcass is 15 1/8 wide and 10 1/2 deep. It is made from 3/4 board. The drawers will be made form the same 3/4 material (yea I know its overkill). I was thinking about making them 15” wide and 10 3/8” deep. I was thinking about putting a 1/4...

10-05-2010 12:27 AM

I’m looking for your vote\support - 5 replies

I entered a woodworking contest on Instructables and now it is open for voting. My entry is here – Above the wording Wooden Coffee Tote (on the upper left of the page) is a button to vote for my project. I believe you have to be a member to vote . . . not sure though. :-) When v...

04-18-2010 12:32 AM

Tool Gloat - 14 replies

I picked up a couple of new tools this week. One of them is a birthday gift for my birthday back in February and the other was because the one I am using died. HD had a big tool event this week and I saved $150. Woo Hooo. I have wanted a DBSCMS for some time. I was debating about the Makita LS1016L and the DW717. The Dewalt won by a ...

04-14-2010 11:07 PM

Any have Ridgid 2hp Router Kit - 10 replies

I noticed this at HD today. Looks decent and the price is right. Anyone have one?

04-04-2010 01:37 PM

Look who we saw this morning - 8 replies

03-23-2010 11:45 PM

I have a problem with my WS3000 - 1 reply

I have a problem with my WS3000. I purchased it in January 2009 and used it once to sharpen all my chisels. I went to re-sharpen my chisels 2 days ago and had difficulty in turning the fence adjustment knob. That is the part that keeps the chisels in alignment against the spinning wheel. It would only turn allowing the fence to move to the...

03-23-2010 11:42 PM

Curved Chair Back - cut from thicker piece or bend? - 2 replies

I’m building a chair for my DW. You can find the blog here. The horizontal slats in the back of the chair are curved. What is the best way to accomplish the curve (1) bend an existing piece of 3/4 stock or (2) get a 8/4 piece and use the BS to cut the curve. (1) I have the wood already roughed out, however I have no idea on how to ...

03-14-2010 02:30 PM

Battery Chargers on Timer - Good Idea? - 10 replies

I have been doing some reading on electrical usage and came across vampire electricity usage . . . when seemingly innocent items plugged in will use a significant amount of energy ($$$$$$) over time. I got to thinking about my battery chargers. they are always plugged in with a battery in them. Would it cause damage to the battery if I put ...

03-07-2010 12:19 AM

Band Saw Trance - 15 replies

Something weird happened today while roughing out a couple of legs on the band saw for a chair that I am building. I was closely following the line and guiding the wood when I noticed that the hum of the band saw and watching the blade slice through the wood was almost hypnotic. Anyone ever had that sort of weird thing happen . . . or is i...

01-28-2010 12:57 AM

Theory: Dehumidifier + green wood = good wood - 18 replies

I was thinking. Could a dehumidifier be used to lower the moisture content in wood. My theory:- Built a small rectangular frame (large enough to put in a home dehumidifier)- Cover the frame in plastic leaving a flap on each end to give access to the interior- Put the dehumidifier in one end- Stack the wood in through the other en...

01-23-2010 07:39 PM

Looking for comments on 10" DBS mitre saws - 1 reply

Hey All I’m looking for some input into my next tool purchase. I want to upgrade my 7 year old $99 10” Delta mitre saw to a 10” dual bevel slider. I want a good one to last me for a long while. I’m not interested in a 12” saw because all the blades I have are 10” and they are just to big and heavy. Oh . . . I will be mounting it to a mo...

01-04-2010 12:26 AM

LF info on house to shop intercom - 20 replies

I have been advised (by DW) that I need an intercom for my shop. She is tired of yelling from the house and me “not hearing her” over the roar of machinery or the scraping of hand sanding. Funny thing is that I have no trouble hearing that lunch is ready. :-) Anyone have any ideas or have one in their shop? My shop is about 2...

12-03-2009 01:07 AM

"Stupid" Jig - 11 replies

I posed a question over here and my LJ friends, true to form, came up with many solutions. This is what I did. I dug into my scrap pile and made this jig. You can see two of the blocks I wanted to cut in half. They were only ¾ inch thick. Here are two blocks put in the jig. The block are 2 ¼ wide so I raised the blade 1 ¼...

12-02-2009 12:32 AM

Is this a stupid idea - 18 replies

Not stupid as in good, but stupid in the traditional meaning. I have a bunch of 2×2x1 pieces of poplar that I want to use to make Christmas ornaments. 1 inch thick is a little big so I was going to rip them into ½ inch thick pieces. Now . . . to eliminate the BS waves and thin the pieces a little more I could 1) use a sander and ...

10-23-2009 05:33 PM

Looking for infromation on building stairs and railing. - 2 replies

Hey LJs . .. There is going to be a project in my future where I will be building and installing interior hardwood stairs and railing. Its going to be a straight run of stairs. Installing the railing is a real mystery to me. DW did some pricing and the cheapest she could find was $58 per tread + installation. Ouch. Can anyone provide...

10-04-2009 01:31 PM

What "style" is this? - 4 replies

DW found this pic on-line and she said that she likes this style of furniture. What style is it? I can pick out G&G . . . but beyond that its a guess at best.

08-12-2009 01:58 AM

Emails from Popular Woodworking - 4 replies

A while ago I signed up to PW on-line and ticked the box that says ” sure . . . send me some emails from time to time. I noticed that there were a few in my in my in-box, but I rarely read them unless something catches my eye. This evening I actually looked at the number and frequency of PW emails. For the month of July I received one...

08-03-2009 10:58 PM

Sign of a questionable contractor - 1 reply

A number of houses are going up behind ours and they are being built by a local “contractor”. Many people question his building tactics and the quality of his homes. DW was in the backyard and heard the following conversation. Hired Help – hey “contractor” Silence Hired Help – “contractor” ! Contractor – what ! Hired Help – what...

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