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12-07-2013 at 11:23 AM

work bench plans - 5 replies

looking to build a roubo style bench and am looking for some plans/specs suggestions?? also a place to buy an en vice that won’t break the bank?

11-28-2013 at 09:14 PM

building a roubo work bench - 9 replies

hey need some input on an up and coming project. Ill be using mahogany for the top of work bench and am planning on wrapping it in hard maple and also using maple for the base. the mahogany is crazy hard but tends to give lots of splinters if the edges rant rounded. Am i about to wast some good mahogany??

12-03-2011 at 05:52 PM

Red wood , the going rate - 0 replies

Just got some red wood from the mother in law. It’s 3 inches thick 8-12 inches wide and 6-10 feet long. Here is probably a good 30 feet of board. I was goin to use it for an adorondak bench but wondered if I should sell it, and if so for how much?

06-19-2011 at 09:32 PM

so i want to buy some decent bench chisels..... - 26 replies

went to buy some Narex chisels and found 2 types of steel used, witch steel is better, fine-grained chrome-moly steel or Rc59 chrome-manganese steel?

04-26-2011 at 08:55 AM

warped and cuped wood. - 2 replies

we have had a super wet sprong here in northern ohio and all that brazillian cherry i planed down is now cupped!!!! is there a way to uncup?

04-01-2011 at 06:27 PM

Brazilian Cherry, anything special to finnish? - 4 replies

got some Brazialian Cherry and am getting ready to assemble and then finish….. the wood is very hard and seems like it may be oily??? do i need to prep the wood? Im planning on useing Waterlox or danish oil. is there a better finnish? all thoughts welcome thanks

03-24-2011 at 11:15 AM

# 80 record cabinet scrapper - 7 replies

got an old record #80 cabinet scrapper with 2 blades how do i use it? push , pull? bevel toward or away from the material removed? i also got a japaneese pull plane any ideas on how to tune it up?Budah

01-04-2011 at 08:13 AM

water based dyes that "POP" - 11 replies

i wanted to do a “sunburst” of red to orange to yellow….. and was wondering what the best brand of water based aniline dye is, or who has the most vibrant colors? Ive seen a demo on the fine woodworking website and want to try it but am stuck on the type of dye to get??? any suggestions of dye and technique are wanted and wel...

11-17-2010 at 02:47 PM

trans tint v/s analine dyes? - 1 reply

wanting to tyr my hand at some of the color fades i have seen what dyes are best i have a red and black trans tint and haven’t used them much and wanted to try a yellow orange to red fade what should i use and where should i get it?

10-27-2010 at 06:47 PM

stuck planer screws!!! - 18 replies

i went to replace the blades in my dewalt 13 inch planer and found that 2 screws we sufficiently tight as to strip out the hex head!! I will be droping it off for screw removal latter this week so my question is…..”do in lubricate the screws? i havent for the sheer fact that it sounds uhh how to put it…. asking for trouble a...

06-17-2010 at 09:01 PM

new table saw........Bosch 4100-09 any thoughts? $650 is as high as i can go!!!!! - 3 replies

gonna trade up from my hitachi cf10 to a new table saw and so far the Bosch 4100-09 is looking to be the best for the amount i can spend

08-18-2009 at 11:39 AM

how to fininsh a live edge? - 4 replies

i have seen some amazing profects with “live edges” and was wondering how it is done? any input is welcome! thanks

04-08-2009 at 03:52 PM

to spalt or stop the spalt - 1 reply

i just recieved a sweet spalted maple board and was wondering what if any thing i needed to do stop the spalting process? my father in law had said that i needed to soak the baord in denatured alcohol, is this what i need to do? any comment welcome thanks

12-07-2008 at 07:26 PM

tips on planing figured wood - 3 replies

i will be surfacing some curly maple for a project and have a 13’’ dewalt planer. i have heard about wetting down the board before running it through the planer, taking shallow cuts and I just changed the knives out. are there any other tips out there to prevent tearout?

11-03-2008 at 08:03 PM

looking for lace wood - 6 replies

i recently have been commisioned to make a keep sake box for a friend, they want lace wood. Were could i find it? and how dependable are mail order companies? thanks

05-15-2008 at 11:53 PM

to wax or not to wax? - 5 replies

i was wondering what you thought about paste wax as a final step in finnishing your project? just bought a rough carved wooden duck finished with many coats of toung oil and sanding between the final sand was with a 1500 grit. gave a sweet “wet” shinny finnish followed with wax and buff, thought it would realy enhance the glossy l...

01-21-2008 at 01:18 PM

finishes and pores? - 10 replies

when finishing a project what is the best way to fill / close the pores of the wood for a smooth finish? what combination of oils works best for a good smooth finish?

01-01-2008 at 03:51 AM

what router to buy - 7 replies

hello im in the market for a new router with both 1/4 and 1/2 collets and plunge / fixed base. got a gift card for rockler and was looking at a porter cable….... and the bosch. any ideas????


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