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428 days ago

memorial cross plan - 2 replies

I would like to make a memorial cross for a friend who lost his son. I know I have seen one in one of the many catalogs I get but now can’t seem to find it. Any of you fine folk know where I can get a plan for it. I have tried a google search and got 17,000 hits. Wildwood and winfield do not carry it. Any help would be greatly appreci...

578 days ago

best handplane - 18 replies

The Wood Show will be here soon and I have almost convinced myself to buy a good hand plane. Any thoughts as which one it should be? I’m not necessarily talking brand as much as which model. All suggestions appreciated

1295 days ago

lighthouse plans - 1 reply

anybody know where I can find free plans to build a 4-5ft lighthouse for my garden? thanks

1344 days ago

delta 16" variable speed scroll saw - 1 reply

delta 16” variable speed scroll saw (model 40-540) for sale, make offer. located in Dayton, Ohio

1396 days ago

Why can't I... - 21 replies

drill a straight hole!!?? Just got thru turning a pepper mill. Using the marks from the lathe I drill the hole for the mechanisms and the hole is not centered. I checked the drill bit to be sure that it was 90 degrees to table and that the mill also ninety degrees. The hole still exited off center. This is not the first time this has happen...

1420 days ago

best spray gun? - 8 replies

Can any one suggest a web site where I can get information what to look for in a spray gun and or a site where I can compare guns? I have found site that compare prices but not the actual guns. Also I would love to hear what you folks think I should look for. I am a hobbyist, would be spraying mainly shellac and lacquer and maybe occasionally...

1424 days ago

spray gun, paint vs shellac - 6 replies

Is there a difference between spraying paint vs spraying shellac besides technique? I have a spray gun I got from good old HF years ago and never used. I am thinking about trying to spray some finishes and thought I would practice with the HF gun before I bought a “good” gun. Anybody have and thoughts or opinons on this?

1480 days ago

sketchup - 0 replies

Do any of you folks know if I can run Sketchup on Windows CE? I just got a cheap notebook and was wondering if I could run Sketchup on it. Thanks

1480 days ago

##@@%#% chinese plywood - 57 replies

I just finished building a project using chinese plywood and boy am I unhappy. The veneer on the plywood was so thin as to be almost nonexistent. Could not do any sanding and when I tried to knock the edge of it chipped! No more buying wood from the big box stores. By the way this was the “hard wood” quality(?) stuff.

1498 days ago

Black palm - 2 replies

I am making a pepper grinder out of black palm and am wondering if I need to do anything special with this wood?

1537 days ago

dang door - 13 replies

The pantry door sticks so me being the good husband that I am (well trained) decided to fix it. First I took it off the hinges, took it to the garage and using a hand plane trimmed the opening. Rehung door and it fit perfectly (the third try). Noticed that the hinges looked kind of shabby so decided to replace them. Drove to big box store an...

1559 days ago

lighthouse plans - 2 replies

I am trying to find plans to make a light house to put in my garden. I have gone to a couple of different sties but unless I want to pay for them (shudder) I can only find plans for a lighthouse bird house. Anybody know where I could find free plans? I would like it to be at least 3ft tall, 4 would be better. Thanks in advance

1565 days ago

pay-to-play sites - 19 replies

dose anybody out there use the pay-to-play sites like FINE WOODWORKING out there? Any opinions as to if they are worth the money?

1626 days ago

redoing countertops - 2 replies

Has anyone out there used that Countertop Transformation kit from Lowes? You “prepare” the counter, put down a adhesive base coat, then color chips and finish by applying a protective top coat. Somebody at work wants to try this and asked my opion. What do you folks think?

1638 days ago

corian pen blanks - 7 replies

I have some corian pen blanks I do not need anymore. Would anyone out there like some? They are just taking up space here. I have several different colors, some are already drilled for slimline. They are apx 1/2 in by 2 in. Let me know if you would like a few sets.

1683 days ago

crazy, lazy, or thinking too much? - 7 replies

I am replacing the inside trim in my house. Both the base board and door. I had not planned on replacing the doors themselves. Should I? It’s all over 20 years old.

1693 days ago

sanding the inside of bowls - 3 replies

How do you people sand the inside of your bowls? Do you just hold sandpaper in your hand and turn the lathe on or do you use some kind of foam holder on the end of a drill? Trying to hand sand a bowl and I can not get it line free.

1720 days ago

used DVD'S? - 1 reply

Anybody know where I can buy used or discounted woodworking DVD’s? I am mainly looking for some of Marc Adams stuff. I can find lots of discounted movies and TV series but not woodworking stuff. Thanks

1759 days ago

router bits, now or later? - 10 replies

I recently purchased a 1/2 in router and the only router bits I have or 1/4in shank. I would like to get some good 1/2 in bits. My question is that the local Woodcraft store is having a sale next week. Anything you can put in a shopping bag is 10% off. In January the Woodworking Show is coming to a town near here. Any guesses which one woul...

1778 days ago

hands are tired - 1 reply

I’m in the process of tuning up 3 hand planes. Still trying to flatten the soles. The arthritis in my thumbs really makes itself known quickly. Thought I would take a break and see what the rest of you people are doing. What cha doing?

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