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|244 days ago||
Portland, OR - 12 replies
I’ll be vacationing here soon. If I was going to Plymouth, MA I’d stop at Peter Follansbee’s shop. If I was going anywhere near Pittsborough, NC I’d stop at the Woodwrights School. So what is a must-see for woodworkers in Portland?
|397 days ago||
finishing butternut - 3 replies
I’ve got two or so tree’s worth to experiment. and i started today. one side of a board various stains (minwax) and the other a pre-stain conditioner. the straight stains that were lighter did good. darker ones (“special walnut” “ebony” and another) hopped into random pores and made a bunch of little specs ...
|424 days ago||
finish for butternut / poplar w/ carving..? - 4 replies
so i carved this butternut box. very simple stuff. just practicing. i’m not sure what good options are for the finish. not too shiny. and not changing the color much. the top is not done. changes to come. but it’s poplar. i like the spalting and color. i know it stains BAD. again no funny changes to color.. boiled linseed oil?...
|496 days ago||
butternut and red cedar - 3 replies
Two woods I haven’t really used much for projects. But I have a lot of both of them – either that I resawed into boards on my bandsaw (cedar) or taken to the sawmill (butternut). I think the cedar is just ‘too much’ to be used on it’s own. Nothing in our house has that much wood grain and it pops out too much. to j...
|554 days ago||
Harbor Freight vise - 6 replies
i know i know. harbor freight is hit or miss – and mostly miss. my vise now is a 6” one from lowes that isn’t parrallel, and i think cost me like $25 or $30. this wasn’t much more. it’s larger, and seems heftier. heres the link. http://www.harborfreight.com/10-inch-woodworking-vise-42494.html my workbench is...
|594 days ago||
Black Walnut to the Sawmill - 23 replies
Saw on Craigslist this morning someone taking down 5 black walnut trees and offering them as firewood for whoever wants to pick them up. All about 20-22 inches across and an easy 10 feet of trunk. I found a sawmill 10 miles from the lot being cleared. We figured a fair price for him to drop them off at the sawmill, and the mill said theyR...
|664 days ago||
how does this attach to the wall..? - 9 replies
french cleat? hmmmm http://elevatewoodworks.com/bike-shelf-2/
|670 days ago||
jet 6" jointer - 8 replies
i just got this from craigslist. original owner, he bought it in 2001. i got it for $150. i’m stoked on what i think was a good deal, and it’s very timely since i have a LOT of rough cut cedar i put through the bandsaw to joint and plane. two questions.. 1 – i think it vibrates a bit more than is should. i plan on ...
|720 days ago||
Cedar logs - 11 replies
My parents have a good sized piece of land with plenty of trees they have planted, apparently one was shading the garden too much, so it got taken out. So my dad and I made it into boards best we could with my craftsman 12” bandsaw and a chainsaw. These are pics from the third session of sawing, in total I have a pile about ...
|765 days ago||
Triton 2 1/4 HP Router guide bushing? - 1 reply
looking to do this… http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/9177.html and triton sells, this… http://www.tritontools.com/Product/330145 but it’s for a different triton router than mine.. anyone have a set up that works for the 2 1/4 triton?
|778 days ago||
router bits.. and lowes.. - 24 replies
I don’t have a professional shop by any means, just hobby stuff here and there. I recently got a $100 gift card to lowes. and since i just got my first router table set up, i was thinking on getting some router bits. (the ones i have now are old craftsman from my grandfather, mostly just steal, no carbide, very easy to leave burn marks.) ...
|782 days ago||
since i start the cut from the side of the fence that doesn’t tighten down, the fence sometimes drifts a little bit. anyone else with the same problem or ideas for a solution? - one obvious solution is to position the fence on the other side of the router table. no biggie, more reaching for me though.. - another, rather inelegant...
|789 days ago||
Rousseau router plate question - 5 replies
So I got the 2 1/4 triton and the rousseau plate, and installed them in my table saw extension. heading to the store today for a 20 amp switch and the necessaries to make sure sure i don’t have to go under the table to switch it on. i know the rousseau plate has a slight grade to it.. it rises up a bit in the middle. does anyone hav...
|830 days ago||
water stains on nightstands - 2 replies
yep yep i know. we’ll use our coasters too. but even a drop here and there and the nightstands i made get little waterstains. that was with staining and two coats on minwax wipe on poly. i sanded them and restained, and and now doing more coats of the wipe on stuff. how many coats will it be and water drops aren’t an issue? should ...
|830 days ago||
I have a craftsman contractor style saw with a delta t2 fence. I want to put a router table in the top to the right of the blade where the cast iron wing is. I got a lami ated kitchen counter top, almost got it all worked out how it bolts on. Not the best, but the price was right. I am thinking about the porter cable 892 so I can adjust from ...
|931 days ago||
I found a happy solution for everyone. A woodburning car. read more about it here.
|943 days ago||
14inxh drawer slides? - 4 replies
I’m doing a pretty narrow cabinet for my bathroom. Anyone know where to get good drawer slides under 16inch?
|944 days ago||
so our abnormally small bathroom has left us without any reasonable options for a cabinet as wide and we would like. we need a fairly narrow depth. so i get to build it! (my preference all along) a few things.. 1. i’m thinking plywood carcass and poplar for the face frames and door / drawer fronts. what sort of plywood? it IS go...
|962 days ago||
going down the craftsman bandsaw road... - 3 replies
it’s a very long trip, or a disappointing short one, however you look at, i have a few questions.. it’s model 137.224120i got if off craigslist for $120.it looks like this.. basically i’m wondering who else has this saw and what other mods you’ve done to it… pending that.. here’s some details. BLA...
|964 days ago||
craftsman12" bandsaw from craigslist - 15 replies
http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/tls/2330597111.html he’s had it ten years.. thoughts etc? i could get a fence for $40. this would be my first bandsaw..