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80 days ago

Birch Ash and Maple - 11 replies

How to tell the difference?

102 days ago

Where do you post... - 1 reply

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

104 days ago

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 ...

109 days ago

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?

111 days ago

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...

115 days ago

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

116 days ago

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?

118 days ago

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...

121 days ago

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

121 days ago

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%...

121 days ago

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...

123 days ago

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...

123 days ago

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

125 days ago

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 ...

125 days ago

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...

125 days ago

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...

126 days ago

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...

128 days ago

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

128 days ago

Aerosol vs HVLP varnish - 7 replies

DISCUSS! :)

128 days ago

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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