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883 days ago

Mitered shooting board not quite shooting... - 4 replies

I have a shooting board that I have recently attached a mitered section to….well, miter things. The problem is it will inconsistently shoot miters and now I want to shoot thing but not with a board. All puns aside I’m frustrated and would like to ask the kind pool of wisdom to reflect back some soothing knowledge. The details : I...

913 days ago

Soooo Frustrated!! - 7 replies

My Problem : I’m having extreme difficulty in getting a seamless fit on a shoulder of a tenon using a LN rabbet block plane. A few notes : - the piece being tenoned is 7/8” by 1 1/4” in section with a 5/8” integral tenon, and the shoulder depth is 5/16”on the long cheeks and only 1/16” on the short side ...

1160 days ago

Stool for "Chair"ity - 2 replies

The charity is for my friend and her daughter. Her daughter had a seizure at three months old that left her with partial blindness and partial hearing lost and they had to amputate her foot due to problems stemming from circulation. it also left her mentally handicapped. I’ll post the Facebook link as soon as I get more information. The ch...

1199 days ago

The ins and outs of cambering an iron(for a smoother)....any thoughts? - 3 replies

I have been getting pretty familiar with my Lie Neilsen replacement blade and chipbreaker combo(VERY good product for those who haven’t tried it out) for my #6 Stanley. After having the blade perfectly flat for a bit I wanted to see how cambering the would help those annoying ridges that appear at the edge of every pass. So I went ahead...

1214 days ago

talk about chatter - 23 replies

My apologies for another corny topic title…..I can’t help myself.Anyway onto the meat and taters…. This is a cut and paste of a message about turning I haven’t gotten a reply to so I thought I’d start a topic on it.. I started a new stool project and I’ve got issues.I’m turning the legs and they...

1217 days ago

tapered lamination....then I told it to get bent - 1 reply

My next project is a tapered bent lamination bookshelf, I first heard of and became interested in trying the process from reading Tage Frid’s woodworking book series. though he only discusses the concept of tapering outwardly as opposed to inwardly which is the direction I’m going in. Has anyone here been through this process and/...

1219 days ago

wedged mortise and tenon spindle....how do ya do it? - 5 replies

I recently glued up a stool that I’ll be posting soon and boy was it a learning lesson. I didn’t have a problem going through the motions and completing what I wanted to do, but what I didn’t want was the imprecision. My first trouble was with the slop between the mortise and tenon and that can be fixed with more practice...

1228 days ago

Having trouble editing and uploading on profile - 1 reply

So I edited my profile, clicked save changes, went to my home page, aaaaand nothing was there except my profile picture. as well I couldn’t find an upload button on the projects page. I’m probably being a lazy dumb ass and not looking hard enough or don’t realize what to do but either way can anyone help me with this?Thanks in ...

1253 days ago

The unkown craftsman....anynody read? - 1 reply

I just got an original 1972 copy of Bernard Leach’s adaptation of Soetsu Yanagi’s “The Unknown Craftsman”, and just started reading it. I was wondering if anybody had any thoughts, reviews, or opinions of it or any other “top” books of craft/design/art/architecture?

1262 days ago

where's the detail..or am I crazy? - 5 replies

So quick background…. I have a reliant midi beginner lathe, a midi 14” t. h. witherby turning set and some mini hss detail tools. I post a couple of times when I began and got some really good advice. As well I turned A LOT and got some good advice there as well. the thing is I still wanted to tighten the learning curve so I’...

1272 days ago

turning problems: All advise VERY welcome - 12 replies

O.k. so I started turning a little while ago (almost two weeks), and some questions are starting to present themselves with all th problems I’ve encountered. First is the skew…yes the tricky skew. I’ve heard it refered to as the “plane “of turning. I assume it’s because of the quality of the surface it leav...

1283 days ago

Need help...in need of a replacement part for the dreaded out of production reliant brand. - 7 replies

I have a mini dd70 reliant lathe and it came without a drive belt(i know) and I’ve been exhausting all my options and need help any suggestions.

1290 days ago

Where to get solid advice on aesthetics? - 8 replies

Is there a place here to get “educated” critiquing on aesthetics about your projects?By “educated” I mean everyone can critique with their instant opinion and I look forward to that, but I’m also looking for some critiques by some design professionals or at least a skill and trained veteran eye.


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