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|19 days ago||
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
|46 days ago||
12' Round Table Top - 7 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.
|95 days ago||
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 ...
|180 days ago||
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...
|199 days ago||
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 ...
|206 days ago||
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.
|207 days ago||
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?
|208 days ago||
|209 days ago||
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...
|222 days ago||
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.
|227 days ago||
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...
|247 days ago||
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
|313 days ago||
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. http://pensacola.craigslist.org/tls/3580961471.html
|326 days ago||
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. http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mat/3550936034.html
|389 days ago||
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...
|492 days ago||
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. http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mat/3140474277.html
|505 days ago||
Cleaning a Table Saw - 6 replies
Lets just pretend for a second that your younger brother decided to spill a bottle of water all over the top and inside your table saw. Then he decided not to say anything to you and you noticed it five days later. When you asked him about it he said he didn’t wipe any of the water up because most of it went down inside the saw and he just...
|523 days ago||
Rounding over edges - 14 replies
I am in the middle of a large order of picnic tables. I need to round over all of the sharp edges as efficiently as possible. I have tried a round over bit in a router and just sanding all of the sharp edges. Neither of these seem to get the job done as quickly as I would like. I am hoping that someone has a technique that I have not thought up,...
|551 days ago||
What do you think about your miter saw? - 40 replies
I am hoping that I can get a good suggestion from someone out there regarding a possible miter saw purchase. I have been contracted to build 80 picnic tables for a park. I have been surviving so far with a delta 10” miter saw. It has been great for what I needed it for. Before when I cut the 2 X 6 lumber for the legs, I just fudged the cut a bi...
|577 days ago||
Buisness vs Hobby - 16 replies
I was hoping that some of you that run wood working businesses would educate me on the difference between selling as a hobby vs. selling as a business. Is there a certain amount of money that you have to make before you need a business license?