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844 days ago

How should I finish a DFir burl? - 10 replies

I could really use some help here LJ’s. I recently received a large crosscut slab of Douglas Fir with some burl and a few pitch pockets. It’s essentially a huge piece of fat wood or fat lighter with the heavy aroma of turpentine and some fascinating grain. It was cut down about 25 years ago, so am I safe to assume the pitch is set? ...

1478 days ago

Best way to dry a burl slab? - 5 replies

Hello LJ’s. A couple of months ago, my neighbor who works at a mill, surprised me with a small Doug Fir burl slab that he just managed to save from going into the chipper. It’s about 20”x 15” and roughly 2” thick. Can anyone give me direction on how to best dry the slab? How long? I’ve just had it sitting on e...

1584 days ago

Oops - 11 replies

This doesn’t neccessarily pertain to woodworking but it does involve one BIG blade. Luckily no one was in the way. Also a story: on yahoo. Anyone had any similar experiences?

1695 days ago

Miter Saw Upgrade - 23 replies

Hi LJ’s. I am currently looking to upgrade my Kobalt miter saw. It has been a good saw for the money, but its time to move on to something that will give me a little more confidence in my cuts. I am wanting a 10” slider for under $500. I mostly make small boxes, but do need to make the longer cuts on occasion. I have read lots of rev...

1839 days ago

Table Saw Motor Problem - 8 replies

Hi LJ’s. I could really use your help on this. I have a 12” Foremost TS that is having motor issues. I ripped a piece of wood and it worked great. I turned it off, got another piece to rip, turned it on, and it took about 3-5 seconds to get up to speed. Before, it only took a second at most. I tried to rip the wood, but there was ver...

1922 days ago

Thanks - 3 replies

Thanks again Jim and Scott!

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