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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?

04-21-2015 12:59 PM

trophy display case suggestions needed. - 6 replies

I have a design question. I received an order for a book case and a case to display trophy’s. The trophy case needs to be wall mounted and I am at a loss. There are five trophy’s measuring 16, 14, 11, 6, and 6 inches tall. All are 3.5 inches deep at the base. 7,5,3,3,and 3 wide at the base. I thought of a box design but this would be...

03-15-2015 01:13 PM

Arrived broken - 18 replies

Several month ago my nephew mailed me a Ryobi ZRBS903 band saw. As he said it was new, used only once or twice. I was excited to get it until I opened the box. Broken during mailing. The base was still attached and had broken loose from the aluminum casing so the saw will not stand up now. My question is, can it be fixed? welded back together or...

12-09-2014 01:14 PM

Ryobi ZRBS903 - 2 replies

What a surprise. My nephew who lives in Michigan recently found out I didn’t have a band saw. He said he has three and has decided to send me the Ryobi ZRBS903 he has in his basement. Says he has only used it mayby twice and is brand new. I know I can’t beat the price as a gift but for set up what do I have to look forward to. I a ma...

11-23-2014 04:08 PM

Some advice please - 4 replies

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/107382 Please see this box before reading! I have had a lot of success with my latest box style and just completed version 3.0 for a customer. (Posted soon) by adding a drawer. My wife has thrilled over each one and I want to make her one for Christmas. This will be version 4.0 and I need some advice for the li...

08-21-2014 12:46 AM

tung oil - 17 replies

Just bought my first bottle of tung oil. I have read many of you use it but also have “special mixes”. I tried a sample on some walnut and first coat look really nice. Right from the can. My question? Can it be mixed with polyurethane and what would be the advantage, if any. Can I use something like acetone as a mixer for either the ...

07-15-2014 12:12 PM

Advice needed for hinges on thin stock - 4 replies

I am working on a shut the box game, with mitered corners, built from scrap, and need advice. I misjudged the size of the scrap and now have a lid that is 1/4 inch thick around the edges. It’s made with a new design due to my scrap stock being a bit small but came out beautiful! My problem is its too thin for the hinge screws. I had though...

03-19-2014 01:09 PM

pegboard cutting tip needed - 3 replies

To complete a project I am working on I need to cut some pegboard. I don’t want to mess it up so I need some advice on cutting it. I think my table saw would be too aggressive and fluff the edge and thought of using my jig saw. Has anyone cut this stuff before? What is best. Also when attaching I plan on using (small) screws with tite bond...

01-02-2014 12:32 AM

Flag display advice needed - 13 replies

Hi all. I have agreed to take on a project for a co-worker and really need some advice. The project is a display for a flag that was flown over a base in Afghanistan. The flag comes with a letter saying where and when. It was given to him by his Son when he returned home. He wants the flag shadowboxed in a triangle case and that’s where I ...

12-25-2013 10:26 PM

My one year mark! - 4 replies

Wow, I noticed tomorrow will be one year I have been on lumberjocks. What a great experience it has been! I have learned so much by being on here. Things a year ago I would never try I now look forward to the challenge. I have to thank other members on here for the inspiration and encouragement. I see other wood workers do things and I realize I...

11-06-2013 01:45 AM

proud and just had to share - 5 replies

I recently received an order for a project (to be posted at completion), that no way around it, required mortise and tenon joinery. In the past I would have used the kreg jig but this time I couldn’t have exposed holes. I tried thinking of any way to do this without using mortise and tenon, no way, and I have never done this joint before. ...

10-25-2013 01:43 PM

Chisel bits find - 9 replies

Hi all, at a recent trip to a flea market I found a set of eight chisel bits in a wood case. I seen them before in catalogs and thought they may be handy. All eight are brand new, had the plastic end covers, super sharp and had no use that I can tell. I asked what he wanted and acquired them for $10.00! I looked them up when I got home and flipp...

10-11-2013 03:22 PM

Someone please check my knowledge - 9 replies

Hi all, I would like someone to check to see if I’m correct in finishing. My skills in woodworking has improved greatly. Trying new thing that are working well for me but my finishing skills are still stuck in neutral. I’ve posted forums like this before but I just need a knowledge check as I now have a dislike for minwax polyurethan...

08-07-2013 03:47 PM

for outside funiture - 3 replies

Hi all, I have a question about sealant for outside furniture. I have a job to restore 2 benches and a chair. Both are log style without bark. Owner wants them sanded, stained lightly, (maybe cherry) and sealed. All are kept under a roof on a porch. Can I get away with Polyurethane or should I upgrade to something like marine resin. I have neve...

07-17-2013 11:32 PM

oh no, water - 5 replies

What a drag. In my little basement shop, working on my latest project when a super storm hit. Well its raining so lets continue doing woodwork. Til I looked over to the corner and the water appeared. No plug ins in that area, so ok there, but wait, SAVE THE WOOD! I did. Then go out in the rain to dump sawdust from my shop vac and suck up the wa...

07-10-2013 12:16 AM

Swap I would like to see! - 13 replies

Since I have been on here I have seen mallet swaps, marker swaps and now plane swaps. All really good ideas and I love the idea but they are out of my experience level so I can’t take part. Well, how about a box swap??? Face it, we all make boxes of one form or the other, fits almost everyone’s skill level and is fun to make and show...

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