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|976 days ago||
Surprising behavior in project favorites - 11 replies
I noticed long ago that each project page has a number of time the project was favorited at the top. I just noticed today that you can click on it and see the list of lumberjocks that did the favoriting (making up words here). I was surprised to see that the comments are also listed there. I always thought these were private comments that were n...
|1021 days ago||
Problem with lumber purchase - 2 replies
I’m making a bench (like to sit on) and my design calls for 6/4 thick legs, about 10” wide x 18” high. I’m using something that is sentimental to me that is made out of wood for the stretcher. I’ve already cut notches into this item and my plan is to cut the legs down the middle vertically, cut some notches to recei...
|1065 days ago||
Guidelines for new project postings - 21 replies
There was a recent thread regarding posting new projects. The result of the discussion was somewhat of a consensus that there should be some guidelines for posting new projects on the initial screen when one selects an option to create a new project. The purpose of this topic is to come up with ideas for what these guidelines might be. Note t...
|1072 days ago||
Suggestion for new members - 35 replies
I think many of us feel like the most important contributions we make back to the community is in posting our projects. Some get more ambitious at some point and generate blogs and reviews, etc. I’m sure that is a much smaller percentage than those who post projects. So my basic premise is that project posting is very important to us as in...
|1075 days ago||
Wenge table top splitting - 9 replies
I posted a hall table project a year ago. I was particularly pleased with the way the top is attached using sliding dovetails as it allows for seasonal wood movement without any hardware. In fact, it seemed to work very well, as you can see from the pictures. In the winter, the dovetails poke out. In the summer they are withdrawn like the head o...
|1091 days ago||
Do not put acetone in a plastic cup - 11 replies
I just learned that today. I bought some Minwax wood hardener, which I have never used before. The container is a bottle, so clearly you need to pour it into another container to use it. I poured a few ounces into a plastic cup. I put a piece of scrap in my Jawhorse and started applying it. I was sitting on a stool at the time and suddenly my le...
|1940 days ago||
I would like a tablesaw blade recommendation - 16 replies
I’m going to be making a bookcase out of white oak and brazillian cherry; both of which are pretty hard. I’m anticipating doing a lot of ripping and am seeking any recommendations on a good quality 10” rip blade. I have a Bosch contractor saw, so its power is limited. I think a good quality blade would be helpful. I’m a h...
|2299 days ago||
How do I adjust hinges on small boxes - 11 replies
I just made a small box and I put a couple of cheap small hinges on it for the lid. The hinges are labeled butt hinges, but I installed them as box hinges. I used chisels to mortise out the spots for the hinges. I think I did it pretty well, but my lid is off a little bit. It’s enough that it bothers me (i.e. it’s noticeable). I don&...
|2416 days ago||
Waterstone flattening - 22 replies
I have Norton waterstones and the Norton flattening stone. I’m getting pretty good at sharpening my plane blades and chisels, but I’m very unhappy with the flattening stone. It doesn’t itself stay flat, which keeps messing with the geometry of my plane blades. There weren’t really any instructions that came with the fl...
|2447 days ago||
Face gluing different species - 8 replies
I’m a beginning woodworker and I want to make a few small boxes. I have a specific question about combining wood species in one project. One design calls for 1/2” thick material for a box 10×4 x 2” high. I would like to face glue 1/4” maple to 1/4” cocobolo, so that the outside of the box will be cocobolo, but ...