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1693 days ago

bar clamps - 5 replies

i just got my newsletter from American WoodWorker magthey had a article, from their archives, on home made bar clamps that i built a few years ago from their magazineif memory serves, it seems like i built 4 50” clamps for about $60 and had a bunch of material left over,8/4 hickory, threaded rod, nuts etc. and also got to build something....

1696 days ago

trade show - 1 reply

How are the demontrator folks paid at the trade shows?Commission, per show, milage plus?I don’t think it could be enough to live on, but has to amount to something.If they were just doing it for the love of woodworking they’d be LJs.

1703 days ago

review to come - 2 replies

Well I just ordered a v-clamp. I have never bought something without letting someone else get burned first. So figure it’s my turn to be the guinea pig.It is suppose to clamp any non-porus material with pressure from your air compressor.anyhow i hope to review it soonyou can check it out at the by, it comes from ...

1705 days ago

license - 4 replies

HiOkay, dumb question. What is the difference between a patent and a product license in the U.S.A.Thanks,Ron

1705 days ago

sign in? - 20 replies

HiHow come I have to sign in each visit now? It’s not a big deal, I just liked the “open door” policy we had before.Thanks in advance. My only real whine is that i spend more time here than in my shop now. See what I mean, it’s almost 3 a.m. here now.Ron

1716 days ago

wood id answered - 1 reply

a few months agoi ask the “wood id” question as usual the ljs came throughthanks to bandman, he turned me on to forrest laboratory, their address is in my original post they do sort of a dna test for freei sent them a sampleit took a while but they came back it is sequoia still haven...

1789 days ago

Shipping Pkgs. - 7 replies

I have a custom millwork/moulding shop and local sales have pretty much dried up. I’d like to expand into shipping around the U.S.Anybody know where I can get shipping boxes and packing materials?We have a UPS pickup locally (shudder, they destroyed a blanket chest I shipped once) but I guess I’ll try them for moulding. Also any pit...

1817 days ago

Wood ID? - 14 replies

I got this 4 or 5 years ago at an auction. It was in a pile of walnut scraps they couldn’t get a bid on. So I get a short pickup load of wood for a buck (gloat).It’s real soft and light weight. Really wild grain. I dampened the pieces in the photo.I resawed it into about 3/8” thinking veneer on some special project some day.Any...

1841 days ago

removing veneer - 5 replies

i’ve never done any restoration but had a regular customer bring a old Roos Sweetheart cedar chest by.she wants the walnut veneer removed so she can paint itthe veneer is in real bad shape, some missing, some peeling, some really tight my question—is there a easy way to loosen it thanks

1853 days ago

learning from the young'un - 3 replies

in all my years i’ve never had a need for the plastic safety key switch on my power i’ve got a 2 yr old grandson that loves my shop, (no i don’t run power tools with him in there).so i started taking out the key on my TSyesterday i was sweeping up and he hit the button on my shopvac cyclone dust collector (L Jock desi...

1859 days ago

true definitions of tools - 3 replies

don’t know if this has made it here, but couldn’t resist Subject: Common Tools DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted vertical stabilizer which you had carefully ...

1863 days ago

planer problem - 3 replies

hi alli’m running a 18” woodmaster planer and getting chatter marks occasionally but not allwaysi’ve put in new blades and tried different feed speeds it’s not bad but sometimes the boards come out smooth as glass and other times a little wavydoesn’t do it with moulding heads or drum sanderany ideasthanksron

1879 days ago

cyclone question - 8 replies

i’m wanting to finally put dust collection in for my table saw and router table?? is do the cyclone rigs collect better or just save the filter from clogging i have a 2600 cfm dc on my planner about 25 feet from my table sawwould i be better off hooking into it or set up seperate system with a shop vacany ideas appreciated

1945 days ago

drill guide - 3 replies

i recently saw a guide/template for euro cabinet hinges on one of the diy network showsdon’t remember which show, amy matthews was the host the template clamped to the doorthe guide attached to the drill and was cone shapedit appeared to regulate depth of the fostner bit and nested into the template so there would be no drift of the biti ...

1966 days ago

my shop? - 3 replies

see a spot in my lumberjocks called my shopis there a place here to view other floor plans for ideas? really enjoy this groupthanks

1966 days ago

radial arm saw - 16 replies

good idea or bad???i was making some oak threshhold for a friend, when i cut my stock to length he ask me why i didn’t pullthe radial arm out and push is through the stock, like a sliding compound. duh!!! i tried it and had much better control. i’ve had trouble in the past with 8/4 oak or walnutwith the saw trying to climb or race at...

1977 days ago

pocket hole plugs - 10 replies

i went to use some pocket hole plugs for the first time recently on some 6/4 material and they drop out of sighti only find one size in the catalogsany ideas on what i’m doing wrongthanks ron

1978 days ago

new kid on the block - 14 replies

joined yesterdaynever have done this forum type thing thanks for all the welcome emailsure like what i’v seen so far on here ron

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