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04-24-2014 02:44 AM

Birch Ash and Maple - 11 replies

How to tell the difference?

04-02-2014 08:51 AM

Where do you post... - 1 reply

Like “I built this cool thing- help me feel good about myself” sorts of threads?

03-31-2014 09:37 AM

Sword texture- tung oil - 3 replies

First sword is almost done and I am looking for a confidence boost/advice. All shaped and assembled and sanded to 120. This wasn’t a meaningful milestone- it just got late and I had to come inside. Blade is ash. Cross and pommel are walnut. Finish will be tung oil. I’ve never used tung oil. With other finishes on pine ...

03-26-2014 01:34 AM

fancy wooden swords - 5 replies

I am going to make some “high end” wooden swords. I am debating if the cross guard should be through mortised and then pegged in place- or made out of two pieces and sort of clamped around the tang. Suggestions?

03-24-2014 04:25 AM

ceiling fan exhaust fan conversion - 5 replies

I am not a good enough person to haul my shop vac around from tool to tool to use as a dust collector (yet) and while I enjoy sweeping the shop I wind up with a ton of fine dust in hard to reach places. Well this morning I picked up two ceiling fans for free from craigslist. My plan is to build a box frame (so I get a giant high power box fa...

03-20-2014 09:01 PM

stuck Glu-bot lid - 6 replies

My glu-bot lid is stuck on- I think the glue around the top cured? When I try to power through and twist it off the entire bottle body starts to rack… Suggestions? Thanks,T

03-18-2014 11:26 PM

mixing glue - 3 replies

I’ve got an inch or two of original titebond in my magic glue thing and I just bought a new gallon… of titebond 2. Can I just mix them?

03-17-2014 12:42 AM

Coffee table glue up approach - 8 replies

In these pictures you will see the coffee table I am working on- the ones by the Jeep are just dry fit- and on the driveway it is sitting a bit crooked… How would you approach the glue up? I can tell you it is already done and I am not happy with how it worked out- so tell me what you would have done and then I will share my undoubtedl...

03-14-2014 08:35 PM

posts on my posts? - 12 replies

Is there a way through the toolbar or settings or something to see if people commented on my posts? Currently I just go back through and look at all my posts periodically… Thanks,T

03-14-2014 04:52 PM

zero clearance insert - 3 replies

Suggestions on how to make one for this saw? I am actually not sure which of these it is- but this gives you a rough sense: http://www.lowes.com/LowesProductComparisionCmd?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&storeId=10151&NeParam=4294937087&NParam=4294857980&NttParam=&pcompitems=3163783,50146380&returnShoppingUrl=http%3A%...

03-14-2014 02:13 PM

Wholesale and consignment pricing? - 10 replies

It looks like I am going to pick up some specialty retailers to sell my stuff. I am looking for advice on how to adjust my prices? Because I am trying to maximize my prices when I sell I think I charge about what the market will bear. If this is true, the retails will charge about what I charge right? Hence, I need to offer them a much low...

03-12-2014 02:06 PM

Score! I think? - 4 replies

So after DJWong pointed me to Aura Hardwoods I made a couple of trips out there and yesterday I went a little nuts on the clearance stuff. I am going to transcribe my receipt so you guys can tell me if I did well! 14bf 5/4 Red oak 1$pf24bf 4×8 fir 1$pf9bf 4/4 birch 1$pf5bf 1/2 spanish cedar 2$pf3bf 4/4 african mahogany 1.5$pf4bf 4/4 z...

03-12-2014 01:46 PM

What is this? - 9 replies

At the 2 minute mark in this video the guy uses some kind of scrapper thing- what is it and where does one get one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P67hyO2cAfo

03-10-2014 01:58 PM

Oscillating Spindle Sander or... - 5 replies

Which of these would you suggest? http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Oscillating-Edge-Belt-Spindle-Sander-EB4424/100061671 http://www.harborfreight.com/14-in-oscillating-spindle-sander-69257.html#.Ux3EkvmwK1w http://www.sears.com/powertec-os1400-14inch-oscillating-spindle-sander-160/p-00944766000P?prdNo=3&blockNo=3&blockType=G3 ...

03-10-2014 01:36 PM

Workbench advice wanted - 5 replies

My bench is a very basic 2×5 with 3/4 maple ply top on a frame of 2×4s with 2×4 legs and a second 2×4 frame about halfway down. All held together with drywall screws. I recently cut a chunk out of one of the top frame 2×4s and installed an entry level woodworking vice. A few things about the bench bother me. 1) I...

03-10-2014 01:21 PM

Saws minimum acceptable level... - 3 replies

Okay so like pretty much everything else in my shop my saw is a pull saw from HFT. I decided to handcut a dovetail this morning and was feeling like it was probably not the ideal tool. Mostly that was because it seemed dull- not sure on the goodness of its type… Anyway, figured I would ask for some thoughts here. I will buy one o...

03-09-2014 08:58 AM

Best 2x4s - 11 replies

I am in the Bay Area in CA and am getting ready to buy some wood for a couple of projects for the house. Coffee table, pub table, tall chairs for pub table. I will be using construction lumber because… well I am poor and not that good. I’ve got Home Depot and Lowes and a place called Southern Lumber that is a fair bit more expen...

03-07-2014 08:12 AM

Where to buy these hinges - 4 replies

I inherited a box like this and I think it is really neat. I’d like to build a handful, but can’t find evidence of this style of hinge online. Suggestions? http://www.c2coffer.com/data/pic/image/image4/2010118211915677801.jpg

03-07-2014 07:58 AM

Aerosol vs HVLP varnish - 7 replies

DISCUSS! :)

03-07-2014 07:45 AM

000 vs 0000 - 12 replies

Uh- not knowing there was a difference I bought 0000 and I can see scratches after I use it. Is it rougher than 000? Thanks,T

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