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334 days ago

Vacupress - 3 replies

I came across a Vacupress pump and bag at a yard sale and could not pass it up of course. The bag is very thick and I’m assuming that it is vinyl because it smells like a vinyl pool liner. It is 52” x 96” and is has a thick layer of oily grease on the inside and out. Is this normal? Is it something that came from the bag or...

454 days ago

waterborn / HVLP - 11 replies

Made a visit to Benjamin moore dealer and they recommend the following paints for use on cabinets and spraying them with HVLP.Advance waterborne Alkyd- Highest recommend. Very slow dry time. only need cut 10% they say.Pervo – slow dry timeAura – 4 hour dry time. Has anyone any experience with these? Good or bad. Or other wat...

542 days ago

which router bit - 1 reply

I have a side of a cabinet that is made out of 3/4 china birch plywood and now the wife wants a cabinet door there. The door will be about 20 inches across I was going to make a square box and attached it to the plywood where the door is gong to go and run a router around the outside of it to cut it out a 2 inches bigger all the way around to a...

544 days ago

ready for dovetails - 26 replies

I am ready to try my hand at making dovetails for my kitchen drawers.Leigh DR4Pro OR Akeda BC24. I have the Incra LS system and its just too complicated for me. I want something easier for the kitchen drawers, i will still use the Incra for the neat little things when Im not in a hurry. So far the only thing I dislike about either of them i...

564 days ago

Making Rails and Style chip out - 6 replies

Using the Katana Shaker rail and style bit set 18837 and the Ogee 18847 I am getting chip out using both bits on the decorative side of the groove on the styles. I am using 3/4 poplar that I milled from rough cut stockI am cutting the cross cut first and then the long cuts. I made all the cuts in a single pass. It seemed to cut like a hot ...

685 days ago

mirror frame - 6 replies

My daughter brought me a mirror and wants me to put a frame around it. She just wants a simple 3.5” wide flat frame. (picture frame) The mirror is around 25 pounds. she will hang the mirror on the wall. what is the best way to make the corners strong enough where I wont have to put a back on it.

698 days ago

Skils - 6 replies

Maybe off topic?I just wanted to thank everyone for making this website what it is. The skills it takes to create some of these projects can only be fully appreciated by someone that has picked up the tools. A dovetail. A simple dovetail that has been used in furniture for years. So simple until you pick a couple pieces of wood and ask your...

708 days ago

TS Sled technique - 13 replies

I am really getting used to my Incra TS fence. Zero it, set it and cut it. Perfect every time.I am trying to transition over from a sliding miter saw over to a table saw sled for cross cutting. I actually have not built the cross cut sled yet because I don’t know what features I want. I am so used to the accuracy of the Incra fence that I wa...

712 days ago

ANOTHER Craigslist find - 14 replies

Another Craigslist find. we are building a house, so Im thinking that this will make a nice front door. This stuff is really hard and really heavy.Macassar.

713 days ago

Found a truck load on Craigslist - 5 replies

No excuse, I have to build something now.Got Walnut, Mahogony, Hard Maple, Hackberry, a lot of Padouk, a lot of purple heart, a lot of Tigerwood.Some is 4/4 and 8/4 rough, some s4s, some is a full 3” thick. The S4S came from Grizzly. How long ago did Grizzly sell lumber? Now since I have a couple hundred feet of all kinds of wood i...

724 days ago

Being too picky? - 19 replies

Here are a couple of pics of 6/4 Walnut I purchased in Jacksonville Fl. My second order with this company. I paid 6.50 a bf for the walnut.Since I am fairly new at purchasing rough cut lumber and dont have the liberty of seeing it first, (It has FAS&1F on the receipt description) There are some knots that go all the way through some of th...

732 days ago

Cutting boards - 10 replies

I have some 4/4 rough hard maple and walnut but want to make my cutting boards 1 1/4 thick. is there anything wrong with laminating 2 boards together to get the desired thickness? Otherwise its a $500 order from Florida Southern or Hood in Jacksonville.

825 days ago

Please identify - 10 replies

what is this? it is pretty heavy. I just ran it through the planner to get the true color of the wood.

881 days ago

New sharpening set - 12 replies

I picked up a set of DMT DuoSharp bench stones thinking that is what i needed for my new stanley 750 Chisel set.The DMT grits are 220 /325 /600 /1200. I bought the DMT DuoSharp diamond stones on an impulse. Now after searching here for the last 2 hours, I dont know what I need. Can y’all help me narrow it down. what does one need to ...

897 days ago

Found hardwood source. - 3 replies

I found a source for hardwood Just north of Jacksonville FL in Georgia. Here is a list of what they have and a the asking bf price. From what I could tell from a few photos that all boards are rough with straight line rip on one edge. They said it is all kiln dried, but did not say how it is stacked. They did say it is in storage units. T...

910 days ago

Drying Yellow Pine - 5 replies

I live in very humid south east Georgia.I have a stack of 2×6 x 16’ southern yellow pine. It was in my non climate controlled shop for 2 years and then I moved it to my pole barn up in the rafters a year ago. It’s not getting wet and its out of the wind for the most part, It does not have spacers between any of the boards, they are just s...

922 days ago

How to get repeat thickness - 14 replies

I finally wired up my Grizzly G0453PX 15” planer today. This was the first use of a planer ever. It produced a lot better finish than i ever expected, but I really dont know how to uset it…Today, I needed to make a repair to a cabinet and needed a plane a piece of wood down to a certain thickness. it was difficult for me to get th...

956 days ago

Storing Plywood - 1 reply

I Know there are several posts on storing plywood and I have gotten a lot of good ideas from them. I have not seen anyone allowing airflow all the way around the plywood. I like the concept of laying the sheet goods on their side (long side) and clamping them to keep them flat as shown in http://lumberjocks.com/topics/23592. I was going to u...

1017 days ago

Does adding an extension to a band saw cause drift - 7 replies

i just ordered a Grizzly G0555P band saw and am considering adding the 6” extension. By increasing the distance between the bearings SEEMS like it would increase the chance for drift. does it?I wood plan on getting a good 1/2” wood slicer blade from Highland Woodworking to help with any dirft issue. I guess if you need more tha...

1017 days ago

I want to make my own molding - 14 replies

when I was purchasing my tools for my shop, I considered having multi use machines like the Woodmaster planer / molder/ rip saw / drum sander, but since this is only a hobby I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on changing over from a Planer to molder etc. and didnt know how much molding I would make. Now… I want to make my own mo...

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