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03-23-2012 09:09 PM

Titan Wood Post anchor system - 0 replies

Anyone have experience with the Titan Wood Post anchor system. I want to build a screen-in box for an area of my deck and would like to mount six 4×4 x 8 cedar posts for the framing and it seems the Titan system would be safe and attractive so I can mount the posts right to my existing deck. But it’s not clear if it is strong enough ...

02-20-2012 06:53 PM

Woven wood walls - 3 replies

My local paper Sunday in the home section had a piece on woven wood walls and the picture they used showed one made with walnut. It’s the second of the small pictures at this URL http://www.kansascity.com/2012/02/17/3428921/new-dimensions-for-flat-walls.html#storylink=misearch Anybody have an idea how that was done? Thanks, KCR...

12-26-2011 07:02 AM

Free ebook - 2 replies

It’s an odd novella and has nothing to do with woodworking, but it’s free for kindle users until Dec. 29. It only took me decades to write it. Some fellow woodworker may be interested: http://www.amazon.com/One-More-Victim-ebook/dp/B006J0C6T8/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323313928&sr=1-10 Actually, when I think ...

12-19-2011 07:49 PM

Advice on How to attach slab legs to sofa table project - 7 replies

I have a gorgeous piece of Walnut, two inches thick, 9.5 inches wide and 54 inches long that I have finished and want to use as a sofa table. I have two other slabs of wood that are one-inch thick walnut that I need to refinish and then attach as the support legs for the rather heavy top. I’m thinking sliding dovetail is perhaps the best j...

12-02-2011 05:55 AM

Using tongue and groove white pine for ceiling: finish? - 10 replies

I’m contemplating use tongue and groove white pine for a ceiling and if we leave it raw should it have some sort of finish coat?

10-21-2011 03:47 AM

Promoting my fiction works - 1 reply

Haven’t visited Lumberjocks for too long and always enjoy looking at the projects. Since retiring I’ve been focusing on getting my fiction epublished and marketing same. Hope my fellow lumberjocks might be curious and check me out: randyattwood.blogspot.com All works for all types of ereaders as well as PDFs for computer uses c...

02-14-2011 11:29 PM

Advice on type of wood for sofa - 3 replies

My next project is a sofa that will almost look like a built in, but will have a simple box base with mission-style arms. It will be painted. I have a bed of springs from a day bed I’m going to use and then mattress for the bottom sofa bed. What type of wood would you suggest? It will replace the sofa you can see in this image. I want t...

01-14-2011 12:46 AM

For sale: "Wood Turning in North America since 1930" - 0 replies

Here’s listing on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0894670948/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new Mine is new, still in original plastic shipping wrapper. Never been opened. $125 and I’ll pay shipping.

01-13-2011 08:16 PM

Advice on plan details for this chair - 11 replies

Attached is a rather poor image of a chair I’d like to make for which I have the perfect space. My questions are: at what angle do you think the side rails are set? Do you think the feet are each one piece or two pieces and what is that joinery. Ditto the seat joinery. Any other thoughts appreciated.

01-06-2011 04:18 AM

Rare wood turning book for sale - 5 replies

I have a rare book on wood turning for sale. Still in it’s original shipping shink wrap: “Wood Turning in North America Since 1930” Will to sell for $100. Will pay shipping. Here are the Amazon.com listings: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0894670948/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1294280089&sr=1-1&...

12-07-2010 05:57 AM

Important to know your dominant eye in woodworking? - 7 replies

Yes, it is. I’m right handed but my dominant (aiming eye) is my left eye. I realized how important this was when playing pool because you should line up your dominant eye over the cue stick and for right handers this is not obvious. I imagine gun folks know all about this, too. Woodcraft had a nice sale on Japanese saws and I bought one...

11-24-2010 05:38 PM

retrofit drawer with sliders - 4 replies

I have a house built in 1926 and three of the drawers in the kitchen nook are original to the house. I’d like to retrofit them with slides so they pull out easy instead of the clunky one rail system they currently have. Is this doable. Any recommendations on what sorts of slides (there is probably another term I should be using) to use? Th...

09-26-2010 12:13 AM

Advice on best router bit to make insert to lay tile in wood - 2 replies

Dear Fountains of Wisdom, I’m new to router use and am trying to make a 1/2 inch bed into 1 1/2 inch board in which I can then lay some tiles. Advice? Best bit to use?

08-23-2010 03:35 AM

stain and finish for birch plywood - 3 replies

Dear Helpful Friends, I’m making a simple stand for the TV and using birch plywood. I had thought to paint it, but now she-who-must-be-obeyed is suggesting staining. Anyone with experience staining and finishing birch 3/4 inch plywood? Appreciate your experience and wisdom.

02-18-2010 05:02 AM

Grizzly tent sale: worth it? - 9 replies

Grizzly having a tent sale about 100 miles from my location. Worth attending? Any past experiences to relate?

12-12-2009 02:09 AM

refurbish old whetstone - 5 replies

I have an old (50 years at least) whetstone that has some pits and a few paint splatters on one side. Wondering if there is a process to refurbish a old whetstone.

12-03-2009 05:03 AM

Craftsman 6 by 9 belt disc sander at outlet store - 9 replies

Visited my local sears outlet store and saw a 6 by 9 belt disc sander refurbished for $177. I see it sales retail for $250. Good buy?

10-24-2009 04:33 AM

bamboo briefcase - 5 replies

Okay, latest Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue arrived and in it is a briefcase made from bamboo. Here is the web link to look at it http://www.hammacher.com/Product/77613?promo=search I have bamboo left from the lumber liquidators bamboo used to make the ceiling in our kitchen (Love it and believe this product would be perfect for bathroom ce...

08-23-2009 05:17 AM

Osage orange - 3 replies

Anyone ever used Osage Orange for making a box?

07-02-2009 09:56 PM

Advice for attic refinish ceiling - 6 replies

I have a nice attic space I want to refinish about 14’ x 12’ which is under the pitched roof, i.e. an A-Frame type space. A couple of questions. The roof is clay tile. I have inuslated between the rafters and am now contemplating what to use to finish the ceiling. I’m lookin at tongue and groove pine, either eastern knotty whit...

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