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07-04-2011 03:22 AM

Coopering and Making Barrel Staves - 4 replies

Gents,I have not been able to find anything on how to construct staves for a barrel. Any resources you know of that lay out and cut the staves for a barrel? Thanks in advance,Harold

04-19-2011 08:56 PM

Dust Collector Duct Work Question - 12 replies

Guys,I am about to re-do my dust collection system. My current collector only has a 4” port but i intend on upgrading when $$$$$. I was thinking about installin 6” piping for future expansion and use. i know you should use the largest duct work possible to minimize friction. QUEstion: do you see any problem with using 6”...

01-27-2011 05:12 PM

Wood Putty - 13 replies

I have always stayed away from wood putty because i dont like the way it looks if you are going to stain something. Although most say they are stainable, usually it jsut dont look right. What type of putty do you use. is there a good one out there that wont stand out as bad? Harold

01-14-2011 03:46 AM

Help with a Lathe - 1 reply

Ok boys I need some advice. I just bought a Jet JWL-1236 lathe from the wife of a fellow who has passed away. This is a good upgrade for me from the HF one I am using. Problem: The speed control seems to be slipping and the speed will not increase. When I first turned it on it spun at high speed and I was able to slow it down. now it wo...

12-25-2010 07:28 PM

Laminating Gun Stock Material - 12 replies

Ok folks,I need some Advice. I am considering laminating up a blank for a Pennsylvania Long Rifle. First, has anyone tried this? Second, what type of glue would you suggest? I have read several things which suggest everything from Gorilla Glue (not recomended) to Expoy to Regular titebond. What i dont want is a really obvious glue line wh...

07-13-2010 04:47 AM

Which Canoe Plan to get - 7 replies

Folks,Im seriouly thinking about building a strip Canoe. Does anyone have any advise on which company to look for plans at. there are several on the web and i am sure some are better than others. Thanks,Harold

07-10-2010 09:27 PM

Rolling Library Ladder - 2 replies

Has anyone shop build a rolling library ladder? if so, can you give me some adivise on how to go about it. Thanks,Harold

03-03-2010 03:51 PM

Segmented Bowls - 4 replies

Alright guys,I am about to show my ignorance. When cutting segments for a bowl. do you measure the segment length from the inside corner or the outside corner? My first attempt last night turned out oblong!! Any help will be appreciated Harold

01-29-2010 01:23 AM

Drying Green Wood - 24 replies

All,Last night I was thumbing througg my copy of the Woodwrights Shop last night. In reading about making dough bowls, one of the methods Roy Underhill suggests in drying green wood is to pack it in sawdust. he says it forces the wood to dry evenly. Has anyone tried this and how well did it work? If it works, it may be useful since i seem ...

01-21-2010 11:52 PM

Workbench Questions - 3 replies

I am about to build the top for my work bench. I have read 2 diffrent things about the dog holes. one says drill them before the glue-up and one says after. which is the most effective (read -easy)? Secondly, what is the best type of finish to use on the bench when done. ThanksHarold

01-17-2010 11:16 PM

Book on Antique Tools - 5 replies

Can anyone suggest a couple of good books on antique/old tools? THanks,Harold

01-10-2010 06:21 AM

Need help with New (old) block planes - 4 replies

Greetings,Today while the wife and I hit the antique mall, i purchased 2 wooden block planes in really good shape. one is 22 inches and one is a whoping 30 inches long. As i have never owned wooden planes before I have some questions. 1) both appear to need flattning—How should i go about that. 2) both have plugs in the front whe...

01-02-2010 03:08 AM

Table Saw Fence Tune up Questions - 6 replies

Greetings all,I have 2 questions. First.. what should i use to “slick-up” my fence. it is the basic type of fence over a square tube frame. it seems to be getting harder to slide. Second…. has anyone ever added a shop-built micro-adjust to a saw fence? if so could you direct me to a picture or a diagram Thanks,Harold

12-27-2009 04:35 PM

My Wife says its a sickness - 18 replies

Ok…. heres what happened…... the lovley bride and i when to Hobby Lobby yesterday ( yea i know… shopping right after Christmas). As we entered the store, i saw a piece of furnature i fell in love with. IT was a secratary type writing desk very similar to one i was wanting to make. now here i was …. without a tape ...

12-24-2009 08:39 PM

Best Glue for a Bench Top - 5 replies

Marry Christmas fellow sawdust makers!! I hope everyone has a great and safe Christmas. I will be building my woodworking bench next week I will be laminating the top out of Southern Yellow Hard Pine (plentyful in my area). My question——What is the best glue to use to laminate the top together. Thanks,Harold

12-18-2009 05:51 PM

Working with Lacquer - 7 replies

Greetings folks,I have a question about lacquer. I will admit that finishing is my downfall….. I like the use and ease of lacquer but my finishes are not as smooth as I would like. I typically sand to at least 220 grit before application of the finishes. I have read two things about lacquer. 1) that you dont have to sand between coats ...


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