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10-04-2011 09:24 PM

Problem with cutting board joints - 15 replies

On both my end grain and straight grain cutting boards I keep getting what I presume is joint swelling where I can feel the glue joints after a couple of weeks. I sand through 80, 120, 180, 220 and 320 grit and when I finish they feel like glass. I oil them with mineral oil and then a mineral oil and beeswax mixture.Any suggestions on how I can ...

02-09-2011 04:08 PM

Biscuit joiner a good choice for cutting boards? - 10 replies

I may have an opportunity to buy some cherry shorts today at a pretty good price. What I’m thinking is to make a bunch of flat grain cutting boards out of them. My question is would it be a good investment as far as speed in glueing and ease of alignment to buy a PC 557 biscuit joiner? The idea is to have as little time and material cost i...

11-07-2010 07:26 PM

Advice on resawing with a Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw - 7 replies

I’ve been wanting a Rikon 14” Deluxe Bandsaw for quite awhile now and Woodcraft has them on sale this month so I’m considering taking the plunge. Before I do I would like some advice from you guys. I know the saw has received rave reviews on Lumberjocks but I have also read that the factory fence isn’t that great. My ques...

12-08-2009 11:31 PM

Robert Sorby turning tools - 10 replies

Hi all,I just bought 3 Robert Sorby heavy duty scrapers off of Craigslist. The guy I bought them from said they were about 20 years old and consisted of a round nose scraper, square end scraper and a skew nose scraper. I forgot to ask him if they were HSS. They are in great shape but the only thing it says on the blade is “Made in England&...

10-09-2009 03:48 PM

Angle cuts with dado blade - 12 replies

This may be a stupid question but, can you safely cut an angled groove, say 15 degrees, with a dado blade?


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