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|18 days ago||
question regarding lamination of workbench top - 5 replies
I just acquired a big pile of 2-3 inch thick oak and maple during the Spring garbage collection in my city. (see photo). It comes from heavy machinery pallets that someone has taken apart and has the nails cut off on one side, but the other side is clean on most pieces. I was wondering about using it to make a new top for my workbench, to replac...
|74 days ago||
scraper plane problem - 8 replies
I wonder if anyone can help me. I recently acquired a Veritas scraper plane and have been trying to use it for final wood smoothing following a no.4 smoothing plane. I’ve set the plane up following their instructions (to the best of my abilities), but it leaves a pretty deep ridge on one side of the plane. It’s not a ridge in the bla...
|130 days ago||
design help with legs on piesafe/pantry - 3 replies
I’ve been working for quite a while now on this large pantry-ish piece (I’d call it a pie safe, except that the doors are frame-and-panel wood rather than tin with holes). I decided to build the carcase out of four solid pieces, yellow birch for the sides and white pine for the top and bottom that don’t get seen. The pieces are...
|551 days ago||
some help identifying my new (old) lathe - 2 replies
I recently inherited this lathe from a relative who is down-sizing and cleaning out a bit. She bought it at least 30 years ago (here in Canada), and has no manual or anything (she did give me a set of Sorby gouges, which is nice). There doesn’t seem to be any brand on it anywhere and I was hoping someone here could help me identify it or g...
|739 days ago||
question about chest of drawers - 4 replies
I’m starting to build a 3-drawer dresser out of ash (I’ve finished gluing up the two side panels), and I have a question about assembling the carcase. I’m not really following plans, but I’m basing it on an article in Fine Woodworking. You can see a picture at: http://store.finewoodworking.com/building-furniture-017008.ht...