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|150 days ago||
Finishing a redwood pergola - 4 replies
Hi, We just got done constructing a redwood pergola (new growth). After the rains go away and everything dries out we will apply a protective finish. Optimally the finish will:1. protect the wood2. be easy to apply3. be easy to maintain during the future years4. not drastically change the color of the redwood (other than the normal enha...
|213 days ago||
I’m thinking about getting one. I have a couple projects coming up that I’ll be making lots of Mortise and tenons… http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2080506/29576/Woodworking-Project-Paper-Plan-to-Build-Tudor-Bench-Seat-AFD280.aspx Is the Leigh FMT Pro a good jig? I see that it is selling new for about $1050 but am also s...
|334 days ago||
Using dust collection sawdust - 14 replies
I have a fire place and would like to burn the sawdust collected in my dust collector. I’ve used boxes (like shoe boxes), packed and taped them and it works okay but burns fast. Are there any gizmos being sold that packs them like fire logs? Any suggestions? Thanks,Mazzy
|437 days ago||
I need advise on upgrading my sanding equipment - 16 replies
I started woodworking about 2 years ago and have done well graduating from a clueless newbie to a somewhat okay advanced beginner. I have been mainly building furniture for my house and small art projects. To get a feel for what I do check out my website www.woodworkwonders.com. Recently I took on my first paying project…building a...
|456 days ago||
I have made 3 table tops by doing conventional edge gluing: alternate grain, use biscuits to hold alignment, use TiteBond 3, use of cauls and 25 lb weights to maintain proper pressure to minimize cupping. What I additionally do is to plane the top once edge glued using my cnc router. I measure the inevitable slight misalignments or cupping o...
|570 days ago||
What is the best "bang for the buck" in lathes? - 7 replies
I’m interested in getting into woodturning. I would like to turn bowls, pens, etc. I don’t have a lot of data about the art so would probably like a lathe that I could grow in to and could handle any projects out there. I’m looking at a Jet 16” x 42” going for $2344.99. It seems pretty expensive. I’m su...
|627 days ago||
Does anyone know where I could get:1. the necessary hardware which would raise and lower a table to position2. plans to make such a table This would be a dining room type coffee table which could covert into a raised table for eating in front of the TV. I’ve seen some great looking ones on http://marinetablesinc.com/collection/cat...
|636 days ago||
band saw for resaw - 7 replies
I’m going off into “Inlay Land” using my cnc router. For my inlay stock I will need to resaw down to about .3 inches. What band saw should I look for? I will be watching Craig’s List so any suggestions as to sturdy old time favorites would be helpful. Thanks,MazzyP.S. I don’t have a clue about what to look for...
|1183 days ago||
A good jointer for a newbie? - 11 replies
Hi, I’m new to woodworking and am cruising Craigslist in search for a good jointer. The names I recognize are Delta and Rockwell. What brands should I look for and what size (4”, 6” 8”)? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,Mazzy
|1211 days ago||
New to woodworking. Would like some advice - 24 replies
Hi, I’m a total greenie. I have a Ryobi BT 3100 table saw, Ryobi plunge router, Dewalt DW 735 planer and other odds and ends. I like to work with my hands (have built two experimental aircraft in the past) and want to be able to make some beautiful projects like I see on this website. Where do I start? Is there a book like “...