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03-11-2018 07:36 PM

Finally pulled the trigger - 14 replies

So I decided on the SawStop PCS175. Good timing as the rebate offer is going on. So I called my local Rockler as I wanted to pick it up to save the $250 freight charge. They told me they had a floor model they just put on sale. Included, the 26” T-glide fence, overarm dust collector, dust guard and roller base, all for $2400. Had ...

02-06-2018 09:11 PM

Luthier forums - 2 replies

Can anyone recommend decent to good Luthier forums? I am aware of LuthierTalk and LuthiersForum. Wondering if there is a good one I just can’t find. TIA

01-11-2018 02:00 AM

Concerning a new table saw - 40 replies

So folks I am considering a new tablesaw purchase. Have been for about a year. The three I have worked it down to: Powermatic 1-3/4 HP 1791000K PM1000 ~$2100 Laguna Tools Fusion Series 1-3/4 HP Tablesaw with 36’’ Fence ~$1300 SawStop 1-3/4 HP Professional Table Saw w/30’’ Fence, Rails, and Extension Table ~...

12-04-2017 01:49 AM

Is this maple? - 25 replies

I am thinking it’s maple, but don’t want to taint the survey. Feels like it has the density of hard maple. Thank you for your support. (BTW: I have collected a lot of lumber pieces over the years from a local lumber supplier and that is why I have many items I can’t readily identify.)

11-03-2017 05:20 PM

tool identification - 12 replies

I know it seems that I only post inquiries about things unknown and I can see why. This is a tool that is in a coworkers office. He said he does not know what it is and no one has been able to identify it. He said if I can find out what it is, he’ll give it to me. so, tell me what it is and I will sell it to you for big $$$$ t...

10-22-2017 01:30 AM

Acoustic guitars jigs & templates - 0 replies

anyone have Acoustic guitars jigs, molds and/or templates they don’t use and want to sell or donate to a lost, I mean, good cause? I am about to get into acoustic guitar making and thought I would check here before I start spending money elsewhere. TIA

10-19-2017 01:30 AM

need some expert advice - 19 replies

I need some advice from those in the know: I am attaching these walnut pieces on top of this box lid. (I probably should have done inlay, but it’s too late now) My Plan A is to glue these walnut pieces down and then finish with tung oil. I am wondering if there is a better plan? (1)The tails in particular are quite thin ...

08-27-2017 03:56 PM

More fun and wood identification - 23 replies

Yes, it’s me again with another round of wood identification. This time two, 2 (I said two) different kinds of wood I need to identify. Neither is Alder I am afraid. But I will accept all theories (TheFridge’s included) #1 Dark wood with yellowish grainVery dense, heavy and hard wood #2Almost a deep purple ...

08-11-2017 12:59 AM

Wood Identification...again - 76 replies

Could I please get some help identifying this wood? It is very whiteish, maybe more so than these pictures show. Sands into fine dust, doesn’t fuzz up like ash or similar. I don’t think it’s poplar. It has no green tint to it. I have compared it to poplar I do have in my shop. closer view Thank you CC

07-16-2017 08:20 PM

80 tooth blade question - 14 replies

I have an 80 tooth blade (10”) for my tablesaw that I bought for the fine cuts. However, no matter the thickness, I get much burning. Today I was cross-cutting at 1/4 thick boards and the burning was significant. The saw has a 13 amp, 1HP motor. Is this a problem where I need more power to get good cuts with this fine of a blade? TIA

07-15-2017 12:40 AM

Wood identification - 9 replies

This is a very dense wood and black in color. Any help with identification?

07-01-2017 02:49 PM

What is it and what should I do with it? - 14 replies

So I just re-sawed this piece of wood. There were indications it would look like this on the inside. These are soft [worm?] holes/pockets? What is it and what should I do with it? outside inside

04-09-2017 04:11 PM

Need expertise help - 7 replies

So, I have been building these boxes for Christmas presents. This is the second of my Clemson Tiger Paw boxes. The method I use is to build mitered corners all around into a complete box and then saw off the lid using my table saw. Very standard affair. I have made a TON of boxes but I have achieved a first for myself! This box has ZERO...

01-20-2017 01:13 AM

little red rocker refinish - 4 replies

So my wife has this little red rocking chair from her childhood, it was my daughters and now she wants to give it to our soon to come grand child (due in august, our first). She asked if I could re-finish it and paint another color. Question: Do I need to strip the old paint off first? If so, how? thank you!

11-18-2016 11:57 PM

Question about epoxy wood filler - 3 replies

Hey all and happy Friday! I am about to take a big piece of live-edge walnut and make two floating shelves. It is a Christmas present for my new daughter-in-law. One part of the wood piece has a big split about 6 inches long. Many many years ago (More than 30) in a woodworking class, we made cypress clocks and used. what I thought was, an ...

06-15-2014 03:55 PM

wood identification - 11 replies

I have my ideas but want to be sure. I appreciate your help! C

07-29-2012 03:21 PM

IWF 2012 - 2 replies

It’s about that time again. IWF 2012 is in a few weeks and I want to see who from Lumberjocks is planning to go? I’ll be there and this is no stretch as it is a 25 minute drive for me. I’ve attended many trade shows for different industries and IWF is among the largest of the shows I’ve seen. Every inch of available...

05-25-2012 06:10 PM

question about hand planes - 27 replies

I am a novice on hand planes for sure and I am interested in getting a decent hand plane for joining boards. I see this done all the time on wood working videos where two boards are clamped vertically and then edge-planed at the same time. My question: What is a good hand plane to start with for this? I want to get the right type and of co...

04-29-2012 03:26 AM

please help with wood identification - 6 replies

I am thinking this is a type of maple, but I may be wrong. The close up shot on top is only darker because of the lighting, the wood is actually the color of the bottom picture thank you

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