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|40 days ago||
We need a forum topic about getting kids into the shop. Some Topics might include:How do you get them interested? What are some easy projects you have done with them? Do you make them their own bench or have them stand at a stool at your bench?Importance of hand tools for children?Or do you cut the parts and have them nail it together?Do you ...
|202 days ago||
Question about Craftsman Tube Lathes - 13 replies
A while back I was trying to take apart and restore this old lathe I got. When I removed the bracket that held the tube on the opposite side from the head stock I saw this this bolt. It has a square nut on it but there is nothing for it to attach to inside the tube. So there is really nothing securing the tube to the cast iron bracket th...
|568 days ago||
Flattening boards with Heat? - 13 replies
Hello Lumber Jocks, I had a question for your all. I while back Mads posted some videos about Japanese woodworking. In the video these guys take rough boards, and before running them through jointer they heat them and forcefully bend most of the bow or twist out of the board. These board are air dried out in the sun, no shelter, so the heat t...
|877 days ago||
Advise: Knotty Cupped Top for Workbench - 42 replies
Hello Lumberjocks, I need advise on this top I acquired recently for FREE! I would like to use it for a future workbench project. It is about 2 3/4” thick Red Oak. It is basically two slabs from the tree glued together side by side. It was made from green lumber against the cabinet shops advise to the client (a restaurant) The...
|1558 days ago||
Need help on a beginner carving chisel set - 12 replies
I’m looking to get into some basic relief carving. Will probably do small carving projects on boxes mostly. I read an article in Fine Woodworking that recommends buying chisels individually, buy the best quality, and start out with a #5 20mm & #9 13mm gouge and an 8MM V parting tool. Can anyone recommend a good brand for a hobbyi...
|1619 days ago||
In my rush to get this project done I forgot to burnish the surface of the oak table top with a gray abrasive pad before applying the dye last night. I checked the table top this morning and it dried blotchy. I did burnish the base of the table and there are no issues so I’m pretty sure this is the issue. Can I burnish it now and rea...