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Wood Identification

09-16-2010 03:55 PM by WoodArtbyJR | 4 comments »

OK LJs, I need some help here. I went back to the barn where I got my Performax and picked up the clamps Ralph had. As I was leaving I walked by a wood pile and these two pieces were just laying on the ground. I kicked them over as asked what they were. He had no idea and said if I wanted them, they were mine. I was told by my wise old uncle one time, “NEVER PASS UP FREE WOOD”. So I threw them into the truck. I need help in trying to identifying them. The are local Pacific...

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My Roubo Build #2: Ah, Crap--Whinge Fest

05-10-2010 09:31 PM by naomi weiss | 3 comments »

From Roubo Slumber This is the current state of my Roubo. I’m pretty embarrassed about that, given that i have had the lumber for a few months now. I have encountered several glitches, besides my doctorate (when it gets in the way of woodworking, that’s exactly how i think of the damn thing). -First off, i miscalculated the stretchers. Since it’s 2 laminated pieces, one should be shorter than the other, and i ordered 2 of the same size (and shorter at that! the width betwe...

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Miter/Workbench Station #1: The Beginning

01-27-2010 06:25 PM by alexbarlage | 10 comments »

Miter Saw / Workbench in stock lumber stage Framed base of bench, 5/8” OSB, 2×4 frame 16” O.C Base with 1/8” sacrificial hardboard on top. I need some opinions on the hardboard fastening, can’t decided which route to go. Should I use fasteners or adhesive? I’m leaning towards the adhesive, but then once you pick that, you then have a broad spectrum of types of adhesive. What has everyone else used in this application? I plan on ruining the top at so...

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Are these good prices???

01-08-2010 05:50 PM by Kristoffer | 16 comments »

Well, between being new to woodworking and being self-taught, I wouldn’t know a good or bad lumber price if my life depended on it. So far, I’ve only worked with the basics like pine, MDF, poplar and oak. There is a guy in my area selling the following planks at the prices listed. Are prices good, average or bad? Maple – $60.00 – 2-1/8” x 8-1/2” x 76” Honduras Mahogany – $60.00 – 2” x 9-3/4” x 75” Walnut – ...

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Table Saw Safety Knee Shut Off Switch

12-21-2009 08:51 PM by burkelyn | 3 comments »

I know that Mark E. created this but he has not been on in almost two yrs. So I am turning to other woodworkers for help. I know that this was created with either 3/4 or 1” pvc pipe, but the question is how and where to hinge this. I have a new table saw from Shop Fox with cast iron wings and I do not want to ruin in right away. I have already ordered a different type of shut off switch with a paddle, but I want the long bar so that I can turn it off with my knee from anywhere. Mar...

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Google SketchUp #1: Anyone good at Google SketchUP

11-24-2009 07:14 AM by GaryCN | 19 comments »

I’m thinking about making some Nutcrackers from a viewer project on http://thewoodwhisperer.com/nut-cracker-viewer-project-of-the-week/ for stocking stuffers, Marc does not have a drawing. Any Google SketchUP experts out there that would like to try making a plan to post?

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Old Tools #1: Folding Rule Fiasco--an Appeal for Help

10-07-2009 03:53 PM by naomi weiss | 6 comments »

I got my folding rule from Walt. Anyway, i should have taken a ‘before’ shot. I decided to clean it, and i ended up messing it up, i think. Is it beyond repair? I saw this entry from Chris Schwarz, but i can’t get any Borax here, or oxallic acid. So i am turning to you, my LJ buddies for help!

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Structural Crack Filling

08-24-2009 11:35 PM by Ancientwood | 4 comments »

Ancientwood has developed a technique for filling large, structural cracks, sometimes found in Ancient Kauri slabs. This is a step-by-step approach for creating a flat surface with beautiful patterns and design. 1. The slab must first be flattened. This can be done with a drum sander, planer or a CNC router.2. After the slab is flat, locate cracks that need filling.3. Fill any hairline cracks with color-matched latex putty. Wet the adjacent area of the Ancient Kauri with spirits to get an a...

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I Need Help With an Old Craftsman Table Saw

08-16-2009 10:18 PM by LouJC | 5 comments »

I recently aquired an “Old Craftsman Table Saw”, When I found out that I could get it, I couldn’t get there to pick it up fast enough. It is a beautiful piece of equipment. I have cleaned it up ( I think it’s been in a chicken barn for the last 35 years -lol- ), fabricated a vacume dust shute for it and baught a new blade. BUT of course nothing is ever free, I need a motor and rip fence for it. The motor I can get anywhere, the rip fence is what I need HELP with. Anyon...

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Need plan for table saw dust collection.

08-02-2009 12:51 AM by John Gray | 4 comments »

I purchased the hood shown in the link below. http://www.pennstateind.com/store/R-TDHOOD.html And I want to install it on my Ridgid TA3650 saw. Now comes the good part!!! I had a plan to build a unit that incorporates the hood. The unit is 3/4” plywood (2’x4 1/2’ approx.) that bolts between the saw and the stand, you screw the dust hood to the plywood. The plan shows a drawer and shelf using the plywood “overhang” to the left of the saw and a shelf on t...

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