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|01-14-2017 12:30 PM||
UGH! Wood does strange things - 19 replies
Wife asked me to build our daughter a TV stand/entertainment center the week before Christmas. Finished it minus doors and drawers to give it to her on Christmas Day. Carried it in from my heated shop and it sat in the house for a week then back to the shop for the doors/drawers. Went to the shop a week later and heater had quit, it was 40 de...
|12-23-2016 08:22 PM||
I didn't put that hole there. Now what to do???? - 13 replies
Made my son and daughter-in-law a platform bed for Christmas. Used cherry. For the post legs I laminated cherry around some poplar I had laying around. Finished it a couple weeks ago. I ‘aged’ the cherry with a Lye solution and top coated with lacquer. Picked up this piece today and noticed a hole in the bottom. I do not reme...
|12-05-2015 09:52 PM||
Just to see if I could..... - 6 replies
Highway cut down some trees in front of the house. Asked them to leave a coue logs in my yard. Was curious if I could cut some up on my bandsaw. Simple sled of 1/2 plywood with wedges hot glued to hold log. Seemed to work just fine. Testing 22% right now. Will see how it goes. I have nothing invested except a scrap piece of plywood and about 2...
|06-19-2015 09:00 PM||
UGH, Thanks Bill! Now what??? - 8 replies
Thanks tropical storm Bill!!! When I started this project 2 weeks ago, wood tested 8% in multiple points, with an occasional flicker of 10. Jointed, planed, glued up the panels, drum sander to finish off before cutting dovetails. Panels have set for two weeks in my shop. I have let the air conditioner run, more to keep humidity down than kee...
|01-17-2015 01:34 PM||
Downdraft table inserts or build your own? - 0 replies
I am planning to rebuild my mobile assembly table, most likely 24×60 top, maybe 30×60. Thinking of incorporating downdraft sanding top in at least part of it. Wondering about using the commonly available drop in downdraft inserts versus making my own. What has been your experience? Ready made inserts could be made to swap between...
|11-19-2012 04:05 AM||
OK to dry hickory in my garage? - 13 replies
A friend had a large hickory tree fall on his property recently. His loss is turning into a stack of lumber for me, apparently about 200 bd ft or more. Sawmill he took the logs to does not dry the wood. So, I have been reading about drying wood, both here on LJs, as well as USDA’s Wood Handbook, etc. I am wondering if it is a good idea to ...
|05-18-2012 02:21 PM||
Shaper spindle safety lock washer - 5 replies
Bought a Grizzly G1026 shaper from local cabinet shop. Came with 3 spindles. Manual says, “NEVER operate shaper without spindle safety locking washer immediately under the spindle nut.” I do not have one. Before ordering from Grizzly, thought I would ask…Is the safety locking washer only necessary when ‘reversing̵...
|05-01-2012 02:50 AM||
Hope Chest Design opinions request - 14 replies
I have been working on a design for a hope chest for my niece as a graduation gift. I am planning to use rail and stile/frame and panel construction using walnut for the frames and quarter sawn sycamore for the flat panels. I plan a natural finish. I guess my concern is the top. I have been planning a full thickness frame and panel and att...
|04-27-2012 07:12 PM||
Shaper Cutters question - 7 replies
I recently bought a used Grizzly 3hp shaper with multiple spindles along with a barely used set of rail and style cutters that will match the cabinet doors in my house. With extra cash set aside for additional cutters, I would like to know what are the most commonly used cutters by fellow LJs. I am already thinking a tongue and groove set woul...
|12-31-2011 01:05 AM||
Shaper questions - 11 replies
Local cabinet shop closing and offered me Grizzly 3HP shaper with complete fence and multiple spindles for $400. Can buy cutters at considerable discount too. I have already been looking at new router and lift to upgrade my current router in a TS extension but wonder if, instead this would be a good addition to to my growing tool collection. ...
|12-27-2011 07:28 AM||
How many stickers do I need in my wood stack? - 10 replies
Bought a stack of wood for $100 at an auction recently. Two trips to get it all home. Thought it was oak and cherry. Planed a few boards to find I have over 200 bd ft of walnut and over 135 bd ft of hickory, not counting the 10 large beams that were on the bottom of the stack. Most boards are 7-9” wide, 4/4, and rough sawn. They were ...