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|87 days ago||
Cutting down a Holly tree - worth saving? - 9 replies
I live in a pretty high density area, and don’t have much property. My neighbor is going to be taking down a Holly tree on the common border of our properties, and I’m pretty sure he would let me have any part of it I wanted. My end use would likely be for stringing, inlay, and other detail work, not so much looking for lumber for ...
|188 days ago||
My Roll Pin Sheared! Mortiser Question - 2 replies
I’ve got a Delta bench mounted mortising machine (14-651) that’s about three years old (out of warranty) and the roll pin that holds the handle to the machine just failed. It’s slightly under 1/4” (about 0.237”). To those who are good with machinery, what would you recommend to replace it? Is it designed to be ...
|193 days ago||
My Shellac Flakes Won't Dissolve? - 10 replies
I’ve been using shellac for a while, and have some experience, but I’m having a really strange experience, and could use some advice. I had a still sealed bag of BT&C blonde Tiger shellac flakes. Mixed 1 oz of flakes into 8oz of Kleenstrip Green DNA; for a 1lb cut. It’s been about 5 days and it has not dissolved. Ther...
|672 days ago||
For Sale in South Jersey - PM 1300 Dust Collector - 14 replies
I have a 2 year old Powermatic 1300 1.75HP canister dust collector available. It does not have the turbo cone (bought before that came out). It has the original canister as well as a Wynn nano filter mounted on it. I upgraded to a ClearVue and don’t need both. It’s in great condition. Comes with all hardware, remote, bags, man...
|681 days ago||
Common Sense out of CA - Table Saw Mandate - 2 replies
This is good news, Ca isn’t passing the table saw flesh sensing mandate. Now we can hope the Feds have a similar attack of common sense. http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/editors-blog/california-table-saw-law-doesnt-make-the-cut?et_mid=579174&rid=233096064 I’ve got nothing against SawStop, but I don’...
|741 days ago||
FYI - Skilsaw Recall - 1 reply
From a FWW blog - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of the SkilSaw 10-in. compound miter saw due to a safety hazard. According to the CPSC report, the lower guard on the saw can break and make contact with the blade, resulting in what is termed “a laceration hazard.” The recall affects sa...
|771 days ago||
Questions about Veneering - 4 replies
I’m about to start on my first veneering project. I’m hoping to get some feedback on the following: What is the best procedure for gluing up panels? One, cut core to exact size required, apply slightly oversize veneer, after glue-up trim veneer (with router I assume)? Or two, cut core larger than size needed, apply veneer, trim u...
|775 days ago||
A question for the Electricians out there - 30 replies
I’ll apologize in advance for being long winded, but I want to try to provide enough info to get a meaningful answer. I’m pulling together the details for installing a dust collection cyclone in my shop, which requires a new 30amp 220v breaker. My house is fairly new (~6yrs old). When the place was wired they installed a 200amp ...
|777 days ago||
What does aged white oak look like? - 8 replies
I know that cherry darkens as it ages, but what about white oak? Does it change color? I’m finishing a Harvey Ellis design bookcase that’s all QSWO and I’m kicking around finish ideas. I’ve got a couple of formulas for trying to replicate Arts & Crafts finishes, and I’ll put together some test boards and se...
|784 days ago||
What Do I Need to Know About Veneering? - 5 replies
I’m about to embark on my first veneer project. It’s a bridal chest with 11 veneered panels (three panels each top, front, and back, one panel for each side.) The largest is about 15” by 15”, and everything is flat, so I’m thinking it should be a good first project. I bought raw wood birds eye maple veneer for ...
|823 days ago||
Scraping Plane Question - 4 replies
The project I’m currently working on is QSWO, and my planes were not working as well as I would like. I got a cabinet scraper, and it worked great. I’m thinking for large panels I might be well off adding a scraping plane to the line-up, and wanted to get some thoughts about it. Is there a lot of value to having a plane as well as...
|868 days ago||
FYI - Powermatic Sale 3/9 to 3/18 - Jet Too - 0 replies
In case anyone is interested, Powermatic is having a 15% off the current promo prince sale from March 9 to March 18. Not trying to sell anything, just putting it out there.
|949 days ago||
Input on Using LVL for a Workbench Top - 9 replies
Does anyone have any input on using LVL for a workbench top? Not for the base, but for the top. Here’s where I’m coming from; I’m in the process of deciding how to build me workbench. Among other research I’ve got Chris Schwarz’s new workbench book “The Workbench Design Book.” Good book, he shows a...
|964 days ago||
Denatured Alcohol for Shellac - 35 replies
Has anyone ever had a problem using plain old big box store denatured alcohol for dissolving shellac flakes? Here’s my story: I can’t find the original source, but I know I read somewhere that it was not recommended to use any denatured alcohol as a shellac solvent that is not specifically labeled as suitable for shellac. Most of...