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11-04-2014 01:33 PM

So yeah...Mineral Spirits anyone? - 6 replies

So, I want to buy some mineral spirits. What I find is low-odor, crystal Klean, low VOC PANSY A$$ MINERAL SPIRITS!!! These are causing my finishes to become milky… I want good old stinky-a$$, carcinogenic freakin mineral spirits!! Suggestions?

08-19-2014 12:45 PM

Leg and tail vises...?! - 7 replies

Ok, so I am in the planning stages of building my first work bench. It is going to be a hybrid 21st century bench. I have the idea of a removable moxen vise for the one end which leaves me with the leg vise and tail vise. I must ask, are all the manufacturers for these vises smoking CRACK!? A leg vise is going to cost me between $250-$400 ...

04-08-2014 09:55 PM

My first plane Restoration... - 1 reply

This was my Grandfather’s and one of 4 planes I inherited from him and my father. I think it was made somewhere around 1925 and was used by my Grandfather to build boats and ships in the Baltimore ship yards including P.T. Boats during WW2. I wanted to be able to use this thing in my wood working but it was not really in working order. ...

02-01-2011 05:31 AM

Ok...Please educate the n00b... - 3 replies

I have been going through the project section and I see these gorgeous little boxes called Grease Pots. Please educate me. What is a grease pot and what is it used for?

05-05-2010 03:26 AM

Liquid Inlay question?? - 12 replies

I am making a bookstand for a friend and I am going to carve out a design on the front of it. When I remove the material, I want to pour in some kind of hardening liquid that I can dye black or red to fill the channels I carve out. I was thinking of some kind of epoxy but it would need to flow almost like water to be sure that there will be no...

03-23-2010 07:46 PM

Beechnut advice...HELP... - 1 reply

Hello all, I have the opportunity to get some 6/4 beechnut in decent quantity for cheap. I am currently on a cutting board kick and need to know if this wood would be good to use in a cutting board along with the rest of the standard hardwoods. Thanks for the quick replies…

02-17-2010 01:39 PM

Stair building advice... - 8 replies

Hello all again, One of my future projects will be to upgrade the stairs in my home. They are currently carpet over plywood or chipboard. My plan is to make the treads and risers and am able to screw them to the current structure from underneath. I want them to be a nice cherry color and will be finishing them with Waterlox. My issue is w...

02-09-2010 12:54 PM

Jointer deal...and question - 5 replies

I was milling around a local pawn shop yesterday and asked the guy if he had any woodworking tools. I am currently looking for a Jointer, Planer and bandsaw to finish my collection of fingerprint erasers. The guy told me that he has a craftsman floor standing jointer in storage. He said it is in decent shape, not beat up, doesn’t know...

02-02-2010 04:32 AM

Pennsylvania woodworkers?? - 85 replies

This is my first post. I joined a few weeks ago. I have recently gotten back into woodworking after a long time out of it. My grandfather was a woodworker/boat-builder all of his life. He taught my father who taught me some things when I was younger but the interest in all the actual work was lost on me due to being young and stupid. The th...

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