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|1134 days ago||
Pipe Organ Desk - 7 replies
Found this one the web, pretty cool if it works as described….. The Pipe Organ Desk It is quite likely this is the coolest desk in the world! The Pipe Organ Desk has been in the works for more than 3 years. It is entirely made from solid wood down to the last screw. It features an octave of functional wooden organ pipes. Should yo...
|1146 days ago||
Where are Bosch and Porter Cable routers made? - 25 replies
I am in the market for a new router, either the Bosch 1617 or a PC 690. I already own both and I’m happy with both. It would be convenient to have one more and I think I would be happy with another copy of either one. Both of my routers are quite a few years old, probably pushing 10 years. The PC says on the side “Proudly Made ...
|1706 days ago||
I scored this load of walnut off of craigslist about a month ago. Ad just said “walnut lumber for sale”. So I call the fellow and he has around 400 bf of rough walnut that’s been air drying stacked and stickered in his shop for the last 8 years. I decided to go take a look and he had some huge slabs, prettier, wider, and...
|1706 days ago||
Sharpening a spade bit - 7 replies
I saw Jim’s post questioning how to sharpen a Forstner bit and not wanting to hijack his thread I’ll start a new topic. I’m wiring up a new basement and needed to drill lots of 1/2, 9/16, and 5/8 holes in the studs and headers to pull romex through. So I pull out my big box set of spade bits, you know the ones, cheap for a ...
|1707 days ago||
I bought some fixed blade knife kits from Woodcraft to make for Christmas. The “kit” is really just the blade, I have to add the scales and rivets. I cut the wood for the scales, sanded the inside, sanded the blade tang, cleaned both the scale and the tang with acetone, mixed some two part epoxy, spread a thin uniform coat, then c...
|1825 days ago||
What is spalting ? - 19 replies
I’ve been working with some spalted maple lately and posted some projects, tapered box and letter box. It was commented that maybe the wood I was using was ambrosia maple instead of spalted maple. I did some “quick” research and this is my conclusion. I’m interested if anyone else has more specifics or wants to weigh i...
|1858 days ago||
What would you swap for a box? - 11 replies
I just finished a box for my lady's birthday. I’ve made more than a few small boxes, to the point now that I’m starting to have an abundance of boxes. You can only give so many boxes to people before they’re like oh, thanks, another box. I’ve also got wine stoppers, pens, wine tilts, etc, piles of little wood trinket...
|1877 days ago||
Ridge Carbide TS2000 blade on sale $74 + ship - 4 replies
Woodpeckers has the Ridge Carbide 40 tooth 10 inch blades on sale for $89 minus $15 at checkout if you use the code TS2000. Thick or thin kerf. I just got the email from woodpecker and the sales usually last about a week. “Expires midnight PST THURSDAY 7/16/09” http://www.woodpeck.com/ts2000blade.html If you are considering ...
|2036 days ago||
I am quickly sliding down the slope of using more and more hand tools to do more and more stock preparation and finishing. I’m to the point now I’m looking to buy a new jointer plane, and this time I want a GOOD one. For me that means I’ll either be buying a Lie Nielsen or a Veritas. I have multiple Veritas planes, includi...
|2235 days ago||
Router Lift, which one do you use - 16 replies
I’m considering getting a router lift, in particular I’m looking at the Woodpecker Precision Router Lift. With an adapter collar and a set of rings it’s well over $400. Before I drop that kind of money I’m curious what other lumberjocks are using.
|2331 days ago||
Opinions wanted: Best construction style handsaw - 5 replies
I need to get a new construction style handsaw, something like a Disston Number 7. I wanted another disston but cant seem to find anywhere to buy one new. So I’m looking for recommendations. Who makes a good saw these days and where can I get one? I’ve looked at the local big box stores and and was sorely disappointed by what...
|2488 days ago||
Amazon has the Jet slow speed wet grinder on sale for $230. This grinder gets mixed reviews. Some say the added features make it better than the Tormek. Some say the stone doesn’t wear as well as the tormek, some say it doesn’t have the power of the tormek. Some of that very well could be Tormek elitism. But anyhow, if you̵...
|2514 days ago||
Sketchup Model Share - 2 replies
I just posted a project of a simple work bench, kind of long winded, but part of the project used Sketchup for the design. I wont repeat everything here but in the project I suggested I’d be interested in sharing sketchup models, through a repository or model share program. What does anyone else think? Is there enough interest to try ...
|2517 days ago||
Tormek Wet Grinder, thoughts? - 29 replies
Well I’ve pretty much convinced myself I want (see, I didn’t say need, I’m learning) I want a Tormek wet grinder. I’ve sharpened everything from kitchen knives to woodworking tools to axes and everything in between by hand my whole life. It’s to the point now it takes me at least a full weekend day to go through...
|2635 days ago||
Why would I ever want a bench plane ?? - 22 replies
This question arises out of this thread. Lots of people own and I assume use hand planes. In fact I’m in the market to pick up a couple more, but I got to wondering…... A question for all you plane owners, and assumedly plane users, what do you do with your planes, other than polish and admire them? I use mine mostly for clean ...
|2636 days ago||
Veritas or Lie-Nielsen Planes, which would you buy? - 28 replies
I’m in the market for a new shoulder plane, and probably a new block plane while I’m at it. I’m looking at Lie-Nielsen and Veritas. For a medium shoulder plane Woodcraft has the lie nielsen for ~$175. Lee Valley has the veritas for ~$165. I’ve not used either but I like the look of the veritas better, and for a bonus ...
|2700 days ago||
Can I delete a forum post I authored ? - 10 replies
I created a new forum thread but later noticed an existing thread that I should have replied to instead of creating a new thread. So I replied on that thread but then couldn’t find a way to delete the thread I created. Can I delete a post after I’ve posted it? No one had replied yet. Is there a FAQ for these kinds of things. ...
|2700 days ago||
Porter Cable 4216 Dovetail jig - 2 replies
If you’ve read the 2 bits on router bits thread you know I broke open my new PC DT jig this weekend. I got the 4216. It’s the 4212 with the 4215 template for making 1/4 inch DTs and finger joints. I’m pretty happy with it. I’ve invested a couple half days playing with it and so far I’ve found it fast to setup ...