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12-17-2014 02:03 PM

Lacquer 'marks' in final coat - 10 replies

Hi all, I am completing my first ‘fine’ woodworking project. It is a serving tray from Woodsmith magazine. I used tiger maple and cherry.It’s not TOO bad. I shouldn’t have picked a project that has such small and delicate angles and cuts but.. cie la vie! It has 8 coats of rattle can lacquer on everything but...

07-27-2014 02:03 PM

24 inch Crescent wood planer - 3 replies

This might be a good thing for someone….. 7.5 hp single phase. It’s in mid Missouri. peace, T

06-09-2014 02:23 PM

How to Flatten Reclaimed Lumber - Video - 3 replies

I came across this fellow who does some great work. Mitchell Rudman, High Falls Furniture.He seems to have a system to remove extreme cupping and bowing from reclaimed lumber without making the lumber any thinner or destroying the patina; at least on the face. Multiple saw kerfs and inlaid splints is the best way I can describe it. It m...

02-27-2014 12:59 PM

Lathe I.D. ,please - 3 replies

see here Just curious on the maker for this. I’m not really in the market for a lathe, but this is different than most Craftsman lathes usually posted for sale around here. thanks,peace, T

01-24-2014 02:19 PM

Vintage Veneer Variables - 0 replies

ha, when is something “vintage” as compare to “old”? I got a hold of 7 rolls of a self adhesive veneer. 2 walnuts, 3 red oak and 2 white birch. The pieces are 2 ft x 3 ft. and have been never been opened from the factory packaging. Still rolled up. They are .025 thick. I paid $35 for all. The instruction sheet insid...

11-05-2013 03:13 PM

Driver Bits - 3 replies

This isn’t much of a tip, but it’s really helped me.I use tuna cans a lot, especially for disassembly of things – put all the screws and stuff in them. But this tip is for holding all my driver bits. I have placed four small rare earth magnets around the outside of a can to hold my most used bits. They don’t get lost...

11-04-2013 03:35 PM

HF Dust Collector- ceiling ducts - 5 replies

Does it have the power to pull vertical ? I’ve been happy with the HF dust collector. It has always cleared all saw dust and chips I’ve thrown at it. I built a pvc collector “manifold” to consolidate my connections…. Router box, table saw and the small fitting with the blue aerosol cap now has a vac hose a...

11-03-2013 04:03 PM

Air Filtration Direction - 11 replies

I recently bought this mop sander for $75. After using it for 5 minutes I KNEW I needed an air filter.I bought a $19.97 box fan and mounted it on 1/4 hardboard. 12×20 side and top filters with a 20×20 rear filter. Those are “better” merv, don’t remember the exact number and I know they could be better, but this was ...

07-08-2013 02:17 PM

Clamp I.D. and Usage - 6 replies

I was at a yard sale and bought 8 each 5” x 24” F-clamps and 4 of these… got ‘em all for $40. They seem to be no-name generic clamps. They are 8” long. The little side clamp has clearance for 1/2” material.I can not think of a use for these except as some sort of clamp on leveling thingy, but that ...

06-22-2013 02:52 AM

How long after glue-up for shellac - 7 replies

I just completed my first 2 drawers for a kitchen base cabinet. These are replacing shelves. The first one was glued up five hours ago. It is finger or box jointed. Can I put a first coat of shellac on it tonight? I’d like to be able to sand it and get a second coat first thing in the morning.The second drawer has just been glued up ...

05-28-2013 05:28 PM

Steel City Saws and Delta Unisaw at Lowes - 1 reply

Maybe the people looking for saws know this, but I didn’t.Lowes online has the Steel City Model #: 35990C for $829.00 and the Unisaw Model #: 36-L336 for $3199. I have no idea if these are good prices for these items but they have free pick up at store for those able to get it home from there. For What It’s Worth…. T...

05-27-2013 02:01 PM

silicone residue and glue joint - 4 replies

Good Morning to all.. I’ve been reading a lot on the evils of silicone and wood.I have a piece of bent oak that is for the back of an old rocker. Here is the opposite side from the one I am trying to repair. This piece attaches to the seat. I’ve had the rocker for over 15 years stored down in the basement. And it is time to...

03-06-2013 01:43 PM

3 Unisaws in MN- CHEAP - 5 replies

I hope it’s OK to post a link to ebay. These are not mine, but may be a great buy for someone.$250, $350 and $40034-466,34-450 and another 34-450 Extension tables, overarm blade guides and mo...

07-21-2012 03:24 AM

Found a used Rockwell Unisaw - 10 replies

Hi all,Tommy here. I’ve been lurking and learning here for a couple of months. This is my first post. I’m currently using a highly added-to Craftsman 100, 3/4 hp. But it is a pain to keep the trunnions adjusted correctly. I have the little PALS setup, but it’s just not doing the job. It will need readjusting at least ev...

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