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1150 days ago

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

1225 days ago

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”...

1307 days ago

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

1321 days ago

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...

1340 days ago

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...

1506 days ago

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

1508 days ago

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

1637 days ago

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

1671 days ago

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 ...

1678 days ago

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

1682 days ago

Book on Antique Tools - 5 replies

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

1690 days ago

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...

1698 days ago

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

1703 days ago

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 ...

1706 days ago

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

1712 days ago

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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