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|8 days ago||
Source for Amboyna Burl for guitar tops - 2 replies
Does anyone have a good source for Amboyna Burl that is suitable for guitar tops? I can find alot of pen blanks and knife scales, but not much that would be suitable for tops. Needs to be at least 1/2” x 7” x 14” or so. Ebay has a few slabs but they are pretty expensive. Any guys on this forum specialize in this ki...
|34 days ago||
Sycamore lumber - is it worth it or this stuff junk? - 15 replies
I’ve got an opportunity to get my hands on about 110 board feet of 4/4 sycamore for about $1.50 a B/F. Never worked it, and never heard much about anyone working it. What I’ve read online says that it can cup,warp and twist something awful. But pictures look sort of like lacewood/maple mix. What do you guys and gals think? ...
|35 days ago||
Question for Guitar Builders - 40 replies
I’m getting ready to start my first guitar build. It will be a solid body telecaster – in cherry. My question concerns the neck for the guitar. Do you guys build your own necks, or buy? When I look out at some of the guitar building forums there seems to be a pretty equal split. Seems like a good tele-style neck will run ab...
|42 days ago||
Squaring the end of a hand plane iron on a grinder - 10 replies
Hey folks, The iron for my #7 is pretty out of square on the cutting end. To the point that it is getting difficult to consistently sharpen. I have a 6” grinder that I was planning to use to grind the new bevel and square up the end. I know I need to be aware of how hot it gets, use a light touch…so I don’t ruin the t...
|48 days ago||
Setting Jointer Knives - intimidated - 11 replies
I recently bought a used Powermatic 50 jointer. All three knives were shot. After reading online, I tried to sharpen the knives in place – no luck. So I built a small sharpening jig that I found on LJ’s. The jig is sweet, and would work really well, but the last owner, (maybe the owner before that) tried to regrind two of the kni...
|98 days ago||
Use for Cast Iron Table saw top? - 11 replies
In another thread I posted about buying an additional table saw to replace my burnt out motor. I ended up picking the new (to me) saw up, cleaned it up and have it set up. The problem – Now I have two saws in my cramped garage shop. I thought about selling the old one, since, other than the motor, it is in good shape. But, these ol...
|102 days ago||
Thoughts on this craftsman 3 hp table saw - 13 replies
A little context… I currently have an old 1 hp craftsman contractor table saw. I’ve been pretty happy with it. Yesterday the motor died. Took it apart, cleaned it up, think the thermo switch is bad. After scouring the internet and talking with a motor shop here in town, it seems like the parts might be more than replacing th...
|106 days ago||
Hey all. Tonight I put my new riser block kit on my 14” bandsaw. After getting it all put together, tensioned, etc. I ran it for a few minutes. It threw the blade, so I tried to adjust the tracking. I put the blade back on, put some tension on, and started turning the upper wheel band hand to get the tracking to adjust a little be...
|117 days ago||
I’m not sure if this is the right part of the forum or not, so please feel free to correct me :) Thanks to another member’s post about adding a riser block kit to their harbor freight bandsaw, I decided to purchase the kit and add some more re-saw capacity to my old 14” bandsaw. At $29.00 I’m pretty excited for the ki...
|209 days ago||
Jointer Question - is this thing worth $200? - 20 replies
Saw this on CL this morning and considered offering $200 for it.” I currently do all of my jointing by hand. It’s fun, but takes forever. As much as I wish I could go out and drop 700-1,000, Like everyone, my WW funds are always limited. Rust aside, with some elbow grease and a little work would this be a solid jointer? ...
|217 days ago||
Have been seeing a lot of folks on here taking them apart, cleaning them, and putting them back together again. Now I’m considering it as well. How much trouble am I asking for? The guiding motivation is the trunion alignment. Mine is the kind that is mounted to the table top as opposed to the cabinet. You have to beat the hell...
|227 days ago||
Looking to buy a jointer...is this a good one? - 6 replies
Hi all! I’ve seen/read TONS of great advice on tool purchases (mostly focusing on the TS) and was hoping that I could get some of your feedback as well. This jointer is for sale here in Omaha and it sounds pretty attractive. Is it a good one? How does the price point look? Since it’s at a Pawn shop I’m guessing there...
|238 days ago||
I don’t need it, but thought I’d put it out there in case anyone was in the area! http://omaha.craigslist.org/tls/3752167093.html
|251 days ago||
Question for the cabinet makers... - 11 replies
I am building some new kitchen cabinets for a cabin we are remodeling. I’ve built small cabinets in the past, but never a full kitchen set. My question is…do you guys typically cut your own corner blocks (gussets) or buy them premanufactured for the cabinets? Do you prefer the plastic corner blocks that you staple in? I don...
|262 days ago||
Came across this on craigslist this morning – thought I’d share for anyone in the Ne/IA area looking for slabs. http://omaha.craigslist.org/mat/3704211716.html I’m not associated with the fella, but have talked to him on the phone twice. Seems like a nice guy trying to sell some decent slabs. I know it can be difficul...
|280 days ago||
Low odor finish for clothes basket/hamper - 12 replies
Good morning ya’ll! Boy scouts honor I tried searching for this before asking, so please be gentle :) Does anyone have recommendations for a low odor finish that I could use on a clothes hamper project that I am planning? I built a blanket chest a while back and used a wipe on/wipe off mix of Poly/BLO/Mineral spirits (which I love...
|292 days ago||
Sorry if this is a repeat, but I did a forum search and didnt’ come up with anything. I went out and bought a combo sharpening stone today called ‘The Oregon Stone’ the documentation that comes with it says that it is a Extra Fine/Super Fine stone The Super Fine is Novaculite – but other than that it doesn’t ...
|308 days ago||
The Gloat that got away... - 14 replies
Seeing all of the tool gloat threads, and thinking about my new found love of hand tools (it’s not an addiction, I swear…) I started thinking and wondering about the gloats that could have been…the one’s that got away. One stands out in my mind in particular. A few summers back, when I had just decided I was intereste...
|318 days ago||
I know there are tons of opinions on the right way to finish a cutting board. I bought this Watco stuff a while back to use on some end grain boards, it worked nicely, left a nice finish. I think the boards ended up as decorations in my dad’s home and are not daily users. I decided I wanted a “live edge” cutting board made...
|335 days ago||
Bench Screw Questions - 6 replies
Looking at the forums, this seemed like the right place to ask. Does anyone have recommendations for a 9” Bench Screw? A little context… I have been working through Norm Abram’s New Yankee Workshop book and blogging about it (You can see it here if you are interested) I am getting ready to start on the next project ...