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621 days ago

Great Boxes - 19 replies

I am very impressed with all the Great Boxes here on the site, don’t be modest and add to this forum what You consider the aspects of a Great Box. Maybe: placement of hinges, hinge type, wood type ect. Great Box makers are out there, so lets hear from You, and all that aspire to make Great boxes. and give us specific points that make a Bo...

1243 days ago

Idenification of wood species- WHO CARES! - 22 replies

I am a new woodworker, and use quit a bit of pallet wood and other wood that I can not identify accurately. I have investigated many sites on wood identification with some success. I know there are density tests and other methods, other than visual, to identify wood. I have not pursued all possible avenues as of yet, but that is not the questi...

1290 days ago

Mortiseing brass hinges - 4 replies

Hi Everyone I have been at it for about 3 years now, 2010 being my most productive and progressive so far. I have mortised my hinges from the start with few exceptions, and done them without any jig. I use a dremel with a router base attachment, scribe out the hinge lines with a utility knife, then router to proper depth. then set the hing...

1714 days ago

Band Saw Blades - 9 replies

Hi All I am going to cut some 1/16 ” plate brass (C260) to make some home made corner supports for my Display Case project. I bought a 24 TPI blade, did not see any with a higher tooth count. From what I have learned so far, I should use a blade with at least two teeth within the thickness of what I am cutting, so I should have a 32 ...


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