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08-18-2012 01:46 AM

How Sharp - 33 replies

Hello, I’m a novice woodworker and I just purchased a couple of honing guides to practice sharpening a chisel and a plane iron. I believe I got the hang of it. I also bought a new set of chisels and haven’t touched them yet. I’m practicing on inexpensive harbor freight chisels and plane irons. I bought a piece of marble t...

02-15-2012 11:46 PM

Can someone identify this? - 34 replies

When I bought my tablesaw, the owner gave me some lumber along with it. I’m not sure what species it is. It seems very hard and heavy.

02-09-2012 05:10 AM

Advice on my new workbench - 7 replies

Hello, I just built my first woodworking bench! The plan was based upon the “24-hour” workbench plan from Chris Schwartz. All has gone well overall. I used home center lumber to construct it. The legs were made by gluing two 2×4s together. Prior to gluing the 2×4s together I put a couple of dadoes in to make through...

01-21-2012 08:47 AM

New jointer toy - 3 replies

I haven’t been woodworking very long and I’m still in the process of collecting the primary tools. Today I got this Delta X5 jointer (craigslist). I know, I know, I should have waited and got an 8” jointer, but after limping along for about a year without any jointer, this is a welcome addition to the shop.

11-29-2011 05:47 PM

Need help with cedar chest - 10 replies

Hello, I’m building a cedar chest and already have the front/back attached to the ends. I would like some suggestions on how to attach the bottom. If there is wood movement across the bottom, what would be a good way to attach the bottom? Thanks,John


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