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10-13-2016 01:00 PM

Is this a good price? - 13 replies

Hi guys. While browsing at a used furniture store I came across about six post office mail box doors. I always admired the banks made from these doors so I had to ask what they wanted for them. The answer was $10.00 a piece. Is this a good price for post office doors? Seemed high to me. This is an example. ...

09-08-2016 08:36 PM

Horse drawn paddy wagon - 6 replies

There is a project I have wanted to try for years. A horse drawn paddy wagon. From back in the day when prisoners were transported in a barred wagon. Has anyone seen plans for such or should I wing it. Also how hard would it be to find the “wooden horses” as I do no carving. Any tips?

08-09-2016 06:07 PM

Something for a woodworker to do - 3 replies

Hi all. Very soon I will be making a trip to Redford Michigan to see family. I was wondering, is there something for a wood worker to do in this area? Any local wood workers have any suggestions? Shops for tools, exotic wood, or the like? Would like to have some suggestions!

06-23-2016 02:49 PM

some ts sled advice - 16 replies

Time to ask for some help again. I am tasked with an order for a light house. Six sided and about four foot tall. I know I need to make a taper jig for my table saw for the cuts but I can’t wrap my head around something. I understand the taper on the first side but when I cut the opposite side do I adjust for a new setting? With one side a...

04-29-2016 08:49 PM

So many projects vanishing - 45 replies

I had a problem with my latest two projects that the pictures no longer opened. Just seemed to vanish. I corrected this by editing the page and reposting the pictures. I can’t go back and repost all my pics, even though I do have copies. Does anyone know what is going on? I thought they were working on this.

02-21-2016 12:55 AM

is it just me? - 4 replies

I have to admit that the projects I have seen on here lately have really been beautiful. Is it just me or do I see an increase in quality and imagination on recent project posts. Just beautiful, well done all.

02-14-2016 02:06 PM

Danish oil - 11 replies

I just finished a small project, a box. and I am trying danish oil for the first time. Am I doing this correctly? The instructions say to apply a liberal coat and let it soak in for 30 minuets. Then apply a second coat, wait 15 minuets and wipe off the excess. Urethane after 72 hours. Is this the best way? On my test pieces I really like the way...

01-29-2016 12:28 AM

Another stain question - 6 replies

I have noticed several people use cherry stain on cherry wood. Does this help any with appearance? Maybe it seals it? I have tried cherry stain on pine and poplar, not much color. Seems cherry looks good by itself, only a sealant applied. Comments?

01-06-2016 08:00 PM

silver maple logs cut - 3 replies

Just got back from the saw mill I mentioned in a blog back in July. I finally got my silver maple logs cut into lumber. I had three good size logs, took the cutter about an hour to cut them and I ended up with 18 excellent pieces of wood! He is even going to dry them for me. All for 50.00 dollars. I think I do...

12-25-2015 09:50 PM

how to do this finish - 5 replies

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas. I need to know how to match a finish if it can be done. Take a look at my boxes project and notice the floor in front of the boxes. Can anyone tell me what kind of floor this is? I am building an entertainment center for my Son and he wants it to match the floor, or as cl...

11-11-2015 12:26 AM

Veterans day - 9 replies

Happy Veterans day to all my fellow wood working Veterans. Hope you all have a really nice one.

11-02-2015 11:07 PM

Delta model # 22-560 12 1/2 inch planer. - 24 replies

I need a little advice about a planer. My Son found one for me in the back of the place he works. It’s a Delta model # 22-560 12 1/2 inch planer. Dirty and the switch has been removed. It has the switch but he said they had a nail between the two contactors where the switch attaches. Cutter bars look good. He brought it home for me to R...

10-15-2015 08:28 PM

Just for fun - 23 replies

OK, I have wanted to do this for a long time. Just for fun. Let’s see what kind of responses I get. Question: Give me a one word answer on what you consider a virtue of woodworking. Examples: Skill, patience. Come on people, give it a try!

09-11-2015 01:24 PM

confused, need advice - 5 replies

Hello all. I have a question that I can’t seem to wrap my mind around. I assembled the pieces of my treasure chest and placed the rabbets on the blocks prior to assembly. I am doing six of these boxes and with the blocks rabbeted I just didn’t trust my small router table to make two start stop rabbets on each of the tops and bottoms....

08-20-2015 01:11 PM

Well, I really messed this one up - 6 replies

I have an order for a flag case. I have made several and thought this one would be straight forward. I guess Mr. Murphy was helping me in the build. Customer stopped by with the flag and I got the measurements. Drew it out on poster board. I built it OK, stained out nicely and the lettering perfect. Contacted the customer and she stopped by with...

07-31-2015 12:31 PM

First trip to a saw mill - 20 replies

I made my first trip to a saw mill yesterday. Quite interesting! I went to see the cost of cutting some silver maple trees that had fallen in my yard into boards. Cost, $45,00 per hour. Does this sound about right? I told him it won’t be a lot and he said he gets done rather quickly. While there he showed me his “personal” p...

07-16-2015 12:53 AM

Silver maple - 12 replies

Hi all, I have three silver maple trees laying in my yard now due to recent storms. Has anyone ever had this wood processed into boards? How does it work and look after dried. I know maple is beautiful but can’t recall anyone using silver? Comments appreciated before it gets cut up.

06-21-2015 11:18 PM

Finally (a nice surprise)! - 10 replies

Several months back I got a band saw in the mail from my nephew. A small ryobi model. It arrived broken, base cracked and when inspected further, the bands had cracked and were falling off in pieces. I abandoned the idea of a rebuild. Later I found a nice one on craigs list. Turns out he wanted too much and would not give an inch on the price...

06-15-2015 01:23 PM

Attention to detail - 21 replies

Hi all. I had an order for a custom sign, a simple project that looked great when dome. Made from 1/2 inch pine with a border and their names put on in raised letters. Well, I finished it, waxed it and delivered it. They loved it and even posted it on facebook. unfortunately, one of the comments were “did he leave a letter out of your name...

04-29-2015 03:39 PM

Sears Craftsman 113-248321 Tilt band saw - 11 replies

I found this saw on craigslist nearby. He wants 225.00 for this. Looks good in the pictures and says used very little. Is this a good price for the saw? Maybe offer 175.00? Has three new blades and a circle cutter jig included. What do you think? When (if) I look at the saw anything I should be aware of?

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