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62 days ago

what I accomplished yesterday / easy patio bench - 5 replies

My wife has been wanting some benches for the back patio. Found a simple plan to try. I think they turned out pretty good. 2 benches cost less than $50. Also finished an end table for a customer that wanted a bar top finish. First time trying this type of finish. Easy to do and Customer loved it.

108 days ago

New play room for Grandkids - 1 reply

The problem: what to do with all of the toys from the Grandkids? How about opening the wall under the stairwell? There is huge empty, unused space under most stairs. So, thats what we did. Click on the link below to see the process from beginning to end. Now we have plenty of space for the toys. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M88K1hdsngs ...

137 days ago

need help on a wood finish - 4 replies

I just received an order for 25 cheese boards for a small wine shop / cafe here in town. They also would like me to replace a few table tops. The manager would like a thick, durable, glass like finish for the table tops. He mentioned seeing a restaurant with tables with what appeared to be a thick resin like material for the finish. Can anyo...

192 days ago

Looking for a different source for cheese slicers - 0 replies

I have been researching where to find parts to make cheese cutter parts. I have found several people here get them from http://www.cheeseslicing.com/site/681068/page/924433. I ordered one just to check the quality. It seems to me that the chrome plating would peel off. Is there any other resources to get cheese cutters from? If not, can som...

226 days ago

Belt sander - cutting board question - 9 replies

When sanding end grain cutting boards, what size belt sander does everyone use? I dont have a drum sander and ROS takes way too long. Is a 3×18 good enough or should I get a 4×24? Also, my budget for this sander is about $200, what would be a good one for the money? Thanks

226 days ago

Selling off my Lathe and pen making supplies - 0 replies

I am getting out of the pen making hobby and selling off everything I have to make pens. Included in this sale is: 1 Delta Midi Lathe1 buffing wheelmore than 10 pen kits + extra tubes20+ bushings2 mandrelsdead and live centers1 3/4 roughing gouge2 carbide tipped mini tools100+ pen blanks, + a few bottle stopper blanks I am finding more to...

338 days ago

First attempt at a zig zag pattern end grain cuttingboard - 1 reply

I wanted to try something different. I see the zigzag pattern all the time and thought it’s my turn to give it a shot. Learned that it is really difficult to glue and clamp pieces on an angle. I’ll get better at it. Sorry for the bad pictures.

347 days ago

A few cutting boards completed this weekend - 2 replies

I think I am going to try my hand at ETSY with these boards.

351 days ago

Corner jig for radius' - 4 replies

I just came into a ton of scrap corian. I plan on making cutting boards with it. I would like to have perfect rounded corners. I have seen an aluminum radius jig here before, but now cannot find it. Can someone point me in the right direction for making the perfect rounded corners? Thanks

385 days ago

Titebond III - cheapest place to buy ??? - 23 replies

It’s amazing the price differences for Titebond III. I am need of a few gallons of Titebond III for some (lots) cutting boards. I have noticed a gallon as low as 27.99 all the way to $41.99. Anyone have some favorite inexpensive places to buy Titebond III that you would like to share? Thanks

397 days ago

Will this compressor work for an HVLP sprayer ? - 6 replies

I have this compressor:http://www.bostitch.com/default.asp?CATEGORY=BOS%5FCOMPRESSORS&TYPE=PRODUCT&PARTNUMBER=CAP2060P&SDesc=2%2E0+Peak+HP%2C+6+Gal%2E+Tank+Oil%2DFree+Air+Compressor Will this compressor be sufficient for a gravity fed HVLP sprayer such as this:http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2021128/25126/woodriver-pro-hvlp-spray...

397 days ago

What to look for when buying a used HVLP sprayer ??? - 2 replies

I have been wanting to expand my woodworking knowledge and get an HVLP sprayer. I cant afford the ones that cost hundreds of dollars. so I have been looking at something like this: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10469&site=ROCKLER I found a used one on craigslist for $50. Seller says he has used it a few times and is 1 year ...

413 days ago

Lathe motor fried, where to get replacement ? - 2 replies

While turning some bottle stoppers yesterday on my Delta 46-250 midi lathe, the motor sparked and the started to smoke. I turned it off waited a few minutes, turned it back on and it started spinning in reverse. Pretty strange since its not supposed to be reversible. Time for a new motor I guess. The problem is this motor had been discontinu...

422 days ago

Problems with my R4512, adding a link belt? - 6 replies

So I went out to my garage yesterday to make some saw dust. Turned on my R4512 to rip some 4/4 walnut. As soon as the wood hit the blade, the saw bogged down and stopped. I have a brand new Forrest blade, so I know the blade is not the issue. Opened up the back panel and noticed that the belt is extremely loose. I am pretty sure that is the ...

450 days ago

Magnetic feather board prices - 8 replies

Looking to purchase a magnetic feather board. I really dont want to spend $50-$60 for a plastic feather board with magnetics (seems overpriced to me). I see where Ridgid has had one in the $35 range, but is no longer available. Anyone know of any good deals going on right now or where I can find a meagnetic feather board for $30-$40? thanks

530 days ago

my Ridgid R4512 table saw gloat - 13 replies

Maybe not a a huge gloat, but I just picked up a 1 year old R4512 for $300. This thing is in perfect shape. Seller threw in a brand new Diablo dado set and a Rockler taper jig free of charge. What makes this a better gloat is how I got the money to buy this. I sold my band saw for $125 (never used it anyways). Took that money to the loca...

565 days ago

Hitachi C10FL table saw - 13 replies

I have been looking around craigslist for a while now looking for a decent hybrid table saw. I was hoping to find a Ridgid 4512 or one of the several clones that are out there. I just came across this one: http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/tls/3504476845.html Asking price seems kind of steep. Considering I can get a 4512 for around $40...

575 days ago

Where to buy canister type filter for Jet DC1200 - 2 replies

I think it is time to upgrade my dust collector and purchase a canister filter for my Jet DC1200FS. I have been searching websites, only to get more confused as to which one to buy. Can someone direct me in the right direction or website to purchase one at a reasonable price? Thanks again

591 days ago

A few of my end grain boards - 9 replies

Just a few of my end grain boards.

592 days ago

Drip channel for cutting boards..HELP!! - 1 reply

I have made several cutting boards this year for Christmas presents. I would really like to start adding a drip channel / groove to them. I dont think I have ever made the same size board twice. This is due to the fact that I been using scraps from other projects. I understand that a jig would be easiest for this task. But since all boards ...

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