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129 days ago

Waterlox / Air Bubbles - 1 reply

Last night I applied the fifth coat of Waterlox on a walnut bathroom countertop that I am building / finishing. I have applied the Waterlox per the instructions using a natural bristle brush and I did not shake the can in the process – if anything I may have smoothly rotated it. When I checked the backsplash this afternoon I noticed a nu...

252 days ago

Splines for counter-top & filling knot holes - 7 replies

Going to begin working on a walnut bathroom vanity counter top. So here are a couple of questions: 1. Going to cut splines to edge join the boards. Each end of the counter top will be between two bathroom they will not be seen. How deep should the groove for the spline be cut and how wide should the spline be? 2. After planning ...

259 days ago

Walnut Bathroom Vanity Counter Top - 1 reply

I am going to begin edge gluing Walnut boards to make a bathroom vanity counter top that will be just shy of 9’ long. The bathroom sink will be set into the counter. Here are my questions: 1. Glue; Would you recommend Titebond II or Titebond III or another glue for the glue ups? 2. Finishing; I read this forum on finishing (htt...

281 days ago

Tiger Wood Supplier - 3 replies

I am interested in building a bathroom vanity top out of Tiger Wood and would like to know of a source to purchase it. Thanks!

384 days ago

Roentgens' Berlin Secretary Desk - 1 reply

Not that this is my style…but I have to say that watching this makes me feel so inadequate as a woodworker! And to think the guy that made this over two hundred years ago did it with hand tools alone…. Amazing Antique Desk

393 days ago

Side Yard Gate - 2 replies

Was poking around Fine Homebuidling’s website recently looking for information on building a side yard gate and was not able to find what I am looking for. What I am looking for is a reference book or books or project plans that will show me how to build out the gate using tongue and groove boards and to profile the top with a radius. I ...

404 days ago

Delta Shopmaster 6" Joiner for Sale - 0 replies

I was just on the Public Surplus website and noticed the following Delta Shiopmaster 6” Joiner for sale. Would be good for someone that lives in the Brainerd, MI area….

463 days ago

Rabbeting Bit Set - 19 replies

Need to purchase a rabbeting bit set…any recommendations. It must be 1/2” shank and be able to rabbet a 1/2.” Thanks.

471 days ago

Ridgid r4510 For Sale - 0 replies

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and are looking for a great portable saw (I have one and am quite pleased with it), I just saw this as I was scanning the tool section on Craigslist:

491 days ago

Porter Cable 557 Biscuit Joiner - 19 replies

For those of you who have a Porter Cable biscuit joiner (model 557), would you recommend getting it just with the 4” blade or also with the 2-1/2” blade? The reason I ask is because if I purchase it new…it only comes with the larger blade. If I purchase it reconditioned it comes with both blades. Thanks.

491 days ago

Cross Cut Sled Build - 16 replies

Considering making a cross cut sled for my table saw. So my question is…if you were to build one today…what features would you design into your build?

513 days ago

Biscuit joiner or just a biscuit cutter set for my router? - 4 replies

I have an application where my Kreg pocket hole system will not work because I need to join to pieces of wood cut at a 45 degree angle – I do not want end grain showing. There are two ways I can accomplish this is either purchase a biscuit joiner (looking at the Porter-Cable 557) or a biscuit cutter set for my router. Any thoughts? If...

759 days ago

Oscillating Spindle Attachment for a Drill Press - 14 replies

Does anyone know if there is an attachment that I can put on my drill press to make it an “oscillating” spindle sander? Thanks!

822 days ago

Rocking Chair / Glue Issue - 2 replies

Last August I bought a rocking chair frame at a garage sale and would like to repair and refinish it. Is there a way to dissolve the glue that is holding the joints together so I can disassemble it. Thanks.

837 days ago

Kindle Fire - 8 replies

I wonder if any of the wood working magazines provide subscriptions so they can be loaded into the Kindle Fire?

875 days ago

Buy American made products and create jobs - 9 replies

Here is an interesting ABC news segment that was forwarded to me this morning by a co-worker. Sure makes me want to consider purchasing American made products…

895 days ago

Old Dresser - 8 replies

We inherited a lovely high boy dresser from my wife’s grandmother. The issue is that the drawers have this real bad musky / mothball smell to them. Although I am going to set them out in the sun, I was wondering if any of you have any tips that might help me get the smell out. Thanks.

910 days ago

Trick and Treat - 0 replies

My buddy Steve Ramsey,, has a special treat

919 days ago

Digital Angle Gauges...ohhh my which one?? - 22 replies

I am considering getting a digital angle gauge that I can validate that I am spot on when setting the bevel angle on my table or miter saw correctly. From what I understand there are three reliable models to choose from: 1. Wixey Digital Angle Gauge2. Beall Tilt Box3. Dixie Digital Angle Gauge I have read that the Wixey goes through bat...

959 days ago

Not So Serious Faire...or maybe it is? - 6 replies

With all the intensity of the topics being discussed in this forum between issues with Congress to the PBS guy in the Woodshop series…just maybe it is time for some levity? It is now official…public nudity is now officially legal in San Francisco…however…one just now needs to sit on towel…. http://sanfrancisco.cb...

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