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10-12-2014 09:59 PM

Veritas shooting plane - 8 replies

Does anyone own or has anyone used Veritas’ new Shooting Plane (,41182,48945&ap=1)? I’m interested to see how it might compare to the Lie-Nielson.

07-15-2014 06:28 PM

Calling woodworkers in Maine - 4 replies

My family and I are planning to move to Maine (either the Brewer/Bangor or Belfast area) and I’m currently working on a business plan for a loan to start a shop when we get there. My plan is a shop that makes wood bodied hand planes as well as turned objects and furniture for sale. I was also looking at opening my shop to community use, pr...

11-25-2013 07:47 PM

Wanted to share this - 5 replies

For tide of you who don’t follow the Wood Magazine Facebook page, they posted a link to a Flickr page. And as both a Lego nerd and woodworking nerd, I thought it was great. So here’s the link for your enjoyment.

02-26-2013 08:24 PM

Help with a Piano - 5 replies

Has anyone had any experience with taking apart an upright piano? I’m wanting to repurpose the cabinet so I don’t want to take a sledge to the whole thing. My big concern is how to safely remove the harp (weighing in at about 300 pounds). Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

02-22-2013 02:33 PM


I just heard through a few channels that the new management who have taken over of Delta Machinery since they left Black & Decker/Stanley will be raising the prices of all their machinery a minimum of 30% on April 1st, 2013. I have yet to find out why, of course a company has the right to change the prices of their products but the new pri...

05-08-2011 05:56 PM

Mobile - 7 replies

It’s been a little while since I’ve been on, so I don’t know if this has been covered already, but does anyone know if there is a mobile version of in the works? Right now I’m on my Blackberry and it would be great if the site was easier to view on a mobile phone.

01-07-2011 01:58 AM

Business marketability research in a specific area - 7 replies

So, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything in a while, so I feel I should let you all in on some news. It looks as though the Army will not be keeping the Arts & Crafts Center here open much longer. For those of you that don’t know, I run the wood shop at an Army Arts & Crafts Center attached to Walter Re...

02-10-2010 04:46 PM

Capt. Phil Harris, Rest in Peace - 8 replies

For those of you who are fans of the Discovery Channel show The Deadliest Catch were shocked, as I was, to hear of the passing of Phil Harris, captain of the Cornelia Marie. Our thoughts and well wishes go out to the Harris friends and family. Phil, you will be missed. The Bering Sea won’t be the same without you.

02-07-2010 11:26 PM

Winter 2010, Baltimore - 2 replies

So, I thought I’d share some photos of the snow that was dumped on my yards this past weekend. This is the to show how deep it got in my front yard. At it’s deepest, near the house, it got to 29 inches, closer to the street it only got to about 20 inches. These are the snow drifts in my front and back yards, I just thought...

01-28-2010 10:51 PM

Worst Job in a Wood Shop - 28 replies

Here I am, taking a quick break from the one job I have to do in the shop that I just hate. We have a decent size shop here at the Arts & Crafts Center, and with it we have a decent size dust collector. The collection bins are four 55 gallon drums. And today I’m emptying them. But that by its self isn’t so bad, what makes thi...

01-09-2010 07:19 PM

New Grizzly Catolog, The Lingerie Catolog for Woodworkers - 6 replies

I got my new Grizzly catolog yesterday. I love getting this catolog. Though it is painful sometimes to see all the things I want, but knowing I don’t have the money to buy any of it.

11-22-2009 04:18 PM

Found this article and thought I'd share - 1 reply

So, I have a Google Alert set up to find different articles, blogs and site that have to do with wood turning. Today, in the email I got from them was this link. Even though tulip poplar isn’t my first choice of wood for turning, it would have been v...

11-04-2009 06:12 AM

B&D to merge with Stanley - 3 replies

I was walking out of the grocery store tonight when the front page of the Baltimore Sun caught my eye. Black and Decker plans to merge with Stanley Works. Don’t know if anyone else saw this already. Here’s the online article.,0,6297213.story Thought I’d let you ...

09-24-2009 10:28 PM

Scroll Saw Blades Keep Snapping - 7 replies

Hey all, I’ve got an older Delta scroll saw. Now, I’ve never really been one to do much scroll saw work but I got Diana Thompson’s book “Wooden Chess Sets You Can Make.” In it, she uses a scroll saw to cut the pieces out. The plans call for a piece of wood that’s 1.5” square and I’m using maple ...

09-09-2009 04:23 AM

Need some help with a non "woodworking" issue. - 1 reply

A week ago I was walking through my living room while my wife was taking a shower and I heard a ticking sound coming from the ceiling. Upon closer inspection I discovered that my shower drain’s been leaking for a while. I fixed the leak (I hope) but now I have two smallish holes in my ceiling. This is where the “non woodworking...

07-12-2009 01:20 AM

Possibly the most amazing thing in the past few weeks - 23 replies

So, I’m at work and I’m going to check my email. I load up Yahoo and am astonished by what I see, or don’t see in this case. See if you can figure out what is missing. Figure it out? No? This is the first time that Yahoo hasn’t had one mention of Michael Jackson on their home page since his death. Now, I know M...

05-29-2009 12:46 AM

Drying Wood Using Alcohol - 14 replies

Hey everyone, I’ve read a few articles about drying wood using alcohol. Has anyone tried this? How well does it work?

04-25-2009 05:34 PM

How to remove content from your page - 2 replies

Can anyone tell me how one goes about removing content from their page? This is the first site where I haven’t been able to figure that out.

11-16-2008 12:30 AM

CarveWright, What's the word? - 2 replies

Hey, I was wondering if anyone out there has or uses the CarveWright Woodworking System ( I saw one in action at the IWF woodworking show in Atlanta this year, and just wanted to get some user feedback. Is it worth the money? How easy the software is to use? How long the bits last? Just the general stuff. I’ve re...

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