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|14 days ago||
Where to work when it's 28 degrees outside? - 58 replies
It is 28 degrees outside so going out to my uninsulated shop would be torture. No problem, I’ll just smooth out parts of my end table inside, watch college football and test out our new vacuum cleaner ;) I just need to get it done before the fiancé comes home and sees the huge mess haha
|31 days ago||
Your thoughts on this router plate insert.. - 9 replies
Hey fellas,I didn’t want to fork over the 180$ for the Bosch router table at Lowes so I decided to build my own router table. I have already built the carcass and have moved on to the top which will be an 18” x 24” piece of melamine. I was going to make a router plate insert out of lexan but read of issues with it warping under...
|83 days ago||
End table design help.. - 8 replies
I’m stuck on choosing the right table size for a couple of end tables that I’m making..at first I was going to make the top 18”x18” but then I started thinking about the top being rectangular since it will be on either side of our couch. If I made it rectangular I would make it 12”x18”. What size and shape wou...
|85 days ago||
Understanding Wood Finishing by Bob Flexner - 16 replies
Hey fellas,I’ve decided I’m going to purchase this book. It has great reviews and I looked through it at my local bookstore and was very impressed. I can buy it over 10-15 dollars cheaper online so I’m about to buy it from Popular Woodworking. I noticed that they have the first edition for 15$ and the second for 25$. I typicall...
|95 days ago||
Solution to checks in face grain? - 3 replies
Hey guys, noob question here. I’m planing down some more walnut and unfortunately revealed checks that were in the face grain. How do you guys handle situations like this? I’m afraid I can only salvage the parts that don’t have internal checking but before I split up the wood, is there a way that is common to fix or best hid...
|117 days ago||
Bench dog question - 9 replies
Ok fellas I’ve been thinking this over all day and I want to know what y’all think about it. I am about to make the holes for my bench dogs in my new bench top. I have decided I will drill 3/4” holes for my bench dogs to go in. I was going to buy 3/4 inch dowels and make my bench dogs out of that but then I thought, why canR...
|125 days ago||
My first experience with cabinet scrapers... - 22 replies
I have to admit that I have been a bit intimidated by cabinet scrapers. I had heard about the difficulty in sharpening them and a lot of the talk about hand tools seems (to me) to be centered around planes, saws and chisels and cabinet scrapers aren’t brought up a whole lot. I figured the best way to learn is to just buy one and start p...
|135 days ago||
Someone in North Texas better jump on this.. - 10 replies
If I could make it I would be up there in a heartbeat buying this stuff. Someone is selling their Grizzly equipment on Craigslist and seem to be in good condition. Who knows, they may not work at all but they look like they have been taken care of. 250$ for a 2HP Grizzly jointer? Yes, please! http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/tls/3987794016.ht...
|139 days ago||
New Veritas Dovetail Saw or restored dovetail saw? - 16 replies
Hey Lumberjocks,I am planning on getting a good dovetail saw soon and I read a good review of the Veritas 14 tpi dovetail saw for around 70 bucks. I want to get one that will last forever but don’t have enough of a budget right now to buy one as good as the Lie Nielsen dovetail saw. I am willing to spend 70$ on one that will last but I hav...
|143 days ago||
Wives and Storing Lumber Inside - 64 replies
I have been keeping a few pieces of Red Oak indoors to help it dry out more and will eventually be putting some Walnut and Cherry indoors for a bit after I dry it out. Anyways, I am about to get married in 4 months or so and I wonder if my future wife realizes that she might be looking at stacks of lumber scattered throughout the house! how d...
|145 days ago||
Good place to dry?? - 21 replies
I got myself a thermometer/hygrometer yesterday and tested it inside my house overnight. It seemed to be accurate saying that my house relative humidity was around 45% and 74 degrees. So this morning I reset it and placed it in my attic at 7 AM and checked it when I got home around 7 PM. Here is the reading. It was 30% humidity when I took the p...
|147 days ago||
Kiln dry lumber that has been air dried for years? - 10 replies
Hey guys,I went and picked up a big load of walnut and some cherry today. The seller said that it has been air drying for over ten years and it looks like it has. I tested the MC with my cheap Lowes moisture meter and is around 11-12%. I’m assuming that is because it has been stored and dried outside and since it is so humid in these parts...
|151 days ago||
Air Dried Walnut - 10 replies
What do you guys think of this walnut? Obviously there are some boards that aren’t worth a whole lot but I was somewhat impressed by a few that I was shown. These pics were sent to me from the seller. Can yall see some good color and figure? Its hard to tell in some rough sawn walnut until you plane it down but I’m hoping its a good ...
|157 days ago||
Saw this on Craigslist - 23 replies
http://easttexas.craigslist.org/tls/3941757146.html What do you guys think? Good deal?
|158 days ago||
Building furniture in an uninsulated shop.. - 19 replies
Ok, so I have searched through a couple of different threads for a solid answer to this question but didn’t find an answer that would satisfy me. Here’s what is bouncing around my head: As some of you may know through my recent threads, I have been drying a bunch of red oak that I plan to use in a couple of furniture projects for ...
|160 days ago||
Playing with Warped Lumber - 5 replies
Well, I was out at my shop Saturday and looked through some of the wood I have been drying and ripping down to manageable boards and I found a piece that I had planed and jointed down that had bowed quite a bit. I did some quick research on my iPhone about bowed boards. After reading, I examined my board and sure enough, one side of the board wa...
|165 days ago||
Salvaging good lumber from air dried red oak - 8 replies
Hey guys,Awhile ago I posted about obtaining around 90 bf of red oak and I have been air drying it in my non-air conditioned warehouse with a rotary fan blowing on it. I picked up a moisture meter from Lowes (not the best, but I figured it would be good enough) and tested the wood at several different spots on the face of a board. The meter read...
|218 days ago||
Just bought a bunch of Red Oak - 21 replies
Well, I saw on craigslist where someone was selling “black walnut” so I drove 30 minutes to the sellers house. She had three stacks of lumber piled up. From left to right is Cedar, Red Oak and Walnut. However, I got confused, because when I looked at the walnut it was all a cream color. There wasn’t any “black” in t...
|220 days ago||
To laminate or to not laminate... - 10 replies
Hey guys,I’ve been planning on building an end table out of walnut and I finally found a source of walnut within 60 miles of me. However, they only have 4/4 lumber which would require me to laminate two boards together to make the legs the thickness that I want. I have researched a few other threads and understand that I wouldn’t ...
|279 days ago||
Ridgid 3650 table saw gloat - 28 replies
Hey guys, I just bought a Ridgid 3650 table saw from a dear friend of mine. He had the saw for years and it did him well. Recently though he bought a nice Grizzly cabinet saw and was looking to sell his Ridgid. He knew that I have been looking for a table saw so he told me that I was the first person he thought of. I immediately jumped on it. I ...