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04-06-2014 02:25 PM

Paypal - 37 replies

I have been asked twice in the last week if I accept paypal and as of right now I do not. I have heard some stories of folks that have had bad experiences with it. I feel like the fact that I did not accept a deposit through paypal probably cost me one of the jobs, so now I am starting to consider using it. For those that do, are there any trick...

03-26-2014 02:49 PM

Table extension slides - 3 replies

I am in the beginning stages of looking for a set of slides to use for a dinning table. I was trying to get a feel for the extension slids rockler sells, but from what I could tell the reviews were all for the wood extensions. Has anyone used a set of the metal extension slides they sell?

03-05-2014 05:05 PM

Metal table base - 3 replies

I am getting ready to start work on a dining table that calls for a metal base. Any thoughts on where to look for something like this? I have been through the standard google search and have not been able to come up with anything. Thanks for any insight.

02-07-2014 05:48 PM

Turned table legs - 2 replies

I’m not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question or not, so forgive me if it is in the wrong place. I am working on a kitchen table and need to find a good source for turned legs. I don’t have a lathe, and honestly don’t plan on getting one any time soon. I was hoping a fellow lumberjock might have a good place to o...

11-20-2013 07:32 PM

Cable Spool - 1 reply

I have a project that calls for a large cable spool (to be used as a table base) and I was wondering if any of you out there had thoughts on where to acquire one. Thanks for any insight. Kris

10-24-2013 01:32 PM

12' Round Table Top - 9 replies

If you were attempting to build a table with a 12 foot round top for indoor use, how would you go about making the top? I have some ideas kicking around inside my head, I just want to see what other suggestions are out there. This is not going to be fine wood working, it has to be more functional then anything.

09-05-2013 03:43 PM

Biggest Potential Order Yet - 30 replies

I have been recently contacted by an individual to put together a prototype and quote for some folding beach chairs. The client sent me a picture of what they are looking for and asked if I would be able to build them sturdy enough to hold up to the abuse a chair would get at a hotel. I sent back a reply asking how many they needed and what the ...

06-13-2013 02:46 AM

Just made a delivery and I am wondering how I did - 28 replies

So I would like your opinions on how I did with this deal. I was contacted through craigslist about some bar stools I had listed. When I got in touch with them, they had already decided they did not want to go with what I usually make because they looked too rustic. In all fairness I have made a couple of deals with local establishments for thes...

05-24-2013 08:11 PM

Working with Cypress - 11 replies

I am getting ready to start a project with quite a bit of cypress and wondered if there were any lumberjocks that had any experience working with it. I am going to be doing quite a bit of pocket hole joints and really want to know if I need to worry about the wood splitting on me or not. Any other hints or tips to keep in mind when working with ...

05-17-2013 03:02 PM

Shop Fox Model 1728 - 1 reply

Do any of you Lumberjocks out there have this model router table? I have found one I am fairly certain I am going to get. Just wanted to see if I could get some opinions on it first. It would be a huge upgrade from the little table I have right now. There isn’t much info out there that I found through Google. I appreciate any help.

05-17-2013 02:29 AM

Curved legs for bar stools - 7 replies

I am in a bit of a bind. I have been asked to make some bar stools on short notice. The plans that I have call for the back leg to be curved. I do not own a band saw, so last night I attempted to cut a leg with my jig saw and I was very unhappy with the cut. Other then a band saw, what is the best way to get a good clean cut on these legs?

05-15-2013 12:02 PM

Ran across this on craigslist and it gave me a laugh - 6 replies

05-14-2013 05:07 PM

Bidding a project - 23 replies

I build and sell outdoor furniture as a bit a side gig. I recently had a potential customer contact me about making a table and 4 chairs. The kicker is they want it made out of teak. It looks like the best I can come up with for materials would be $2000. How would you go about calcualting a price for this. This is a set that I do not normally ma...

05-01-2013 01:40 PM

South American White Mahogany - 0 replies

Does anyone have experience using South American White Mahogany that they would like to share? I may have stumbled across some at a great price. I assume that because it is Mahogany it is great for outdoor aplications, but I am really not sure. Thanks for any input.

04-26-2013 08:58 PM

Red Oak Adirondack Chair - 5 replies

Is there any finish that can be used to make red oak an acceptable wood for outdoor projects? I recently found some pallets that had nice big full 1 inch by 6 inch pieces of red oak. I would really like to turn them into Adirondack chairs to use on our new deck out back, but I also want them to hold up. They will be used on concrete, so they wil...

04-06-2013 06:33 PM

I would love some opinions on this jointer - 17 replies

I am plan on going to look at this jointer tomorrow evening and would love some first hand knowledge. I am not very keen on newer craftsman tools, but this one looks like it is in decent shape for the age. Has anyone used a similar machine? Thanks Kris

01-31-2013 12:13 AM

Grizzley G0586 - 3 replies

Ran across this ad on Craigslist and thought it looked like a good deal. I sure do wish I had the money right now to go and pick it up.

01-17-2013 07:59 PM

Walnut - 4 replies

I ran across this ad on craigslist and was wondering what some of you might consider a reasonable offer for this lumber. I am not even sure what I would do with it if I got it. I am not set up to process lumber, even though I have been on the look out for a jointer and planner.

11-15-2012 07:47 PM

Old Band Saw - 9 replies

I am going to go and take a look at a band saw I found on Craigslist, and had a few questions. I think the price is right at $60, but the email I got from the owner says it is probably a 1950s era saw. It is a Delta 14”, but there is no model number on the saw. Other then the obvious things like does it power on, are there any deal breaker...

08-05-2012 01:38 AM

Mora - 2 replies

Any ideas as to what you could do with something like this? It sounds kind of cool, but I just couldn’t see much use for it unless you are a wood turner.

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