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174 days ago

Help IDing 2 woods - 17 replies

The first I bought out of the cut-off bin at my local Rockler. The second was salvaged from a chair leg. No idea what either of them are…

185 days ago

Help with Bandsaw Blade MX - 9 replies

I need help. I can’t seem to keep my blades clean. As seen in the photo. I’m simply stumped. Am I doing something wrong or is this common. If it’s me, what is it I’m doing. If it’s common, what do you do to correct it?

201 days ago

Best finish for multiple types of wood in one project - 1 reply

Hi all. I’m building a game board for an ancient Viking game called Hnefatafl. Basically the board is just a square of 13×13 smaller squares. To make this I inlayed walnut into maple. But now I’m not sure what finish to use. I’m thinking either tung, or teak. Plus I’ll cover with polyurethane. Any suggestion on wh...

664 days ago

Whistling Dixie - 8 replies

I was in a big box store recently and stumbled on a 20’ hose intended for a washer and realized it would fit my small shop vac hose, enabling me to reach my entire shop from a fixed position. And it was less than 10$! About half the price as a brand name hose with twice the length. From there I decided to pick up a simple bucket and mak...

698 days ago

How to cut some large posts - 14 replies

Hey gang, I need some advice. I have a rickety workbench that I never bother using because it is just that…rickety. But the good news is that this winter I have on my docket to build a nice hefty, well appointed, thing of beauty. One to be proud of. I’ve been reading books, watching all those posted here and think I have a good hand...

701 days ago

New Game - 9 replies

I learned a new game last night… As I was cleaning up woodchips from the floor of my shop, my dog taught me that it is actually a game. I try to clean up, he tries to bite the vacuum hose nozle. I really have no idea of the rules, but I think I lost. Unless you account for the # of smiles, then I win! By a landslide… Peter

2429 days ago

Spellchecker - 8 replies

As the self proclaimed worst speller in history, I would greatly appreciate it if you could find a way to add a spell checker.

2432 days ago

Table Saw Kickback - 42 replies

So there I was…Don’t all good stories start that way? I always think so. But this isn’t really a good story. So there I was (oops, already said that), first project with my new tools. Thinking I knew what I was doing, I started ripping some wood (sawdust is our friend)! Now, before I go too much further, I should explain...

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