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09-16-2011 11:28 PM

Frame or bowsaw arsenal - 3 replies

In my shop I use a large rip saw and a smaller crosscut saw for breaking down stock and then a sash, carcass, and dovetail saw for joinery. My question to the crowd is what would the continental saw collection for these jobs look like typically? With interchangable blades would they just have one do all saw or would there be several identical ...

01-23-2011 05:21 PM

Turning - 11 replies

A friend of mine is selling a large lathe of his for a pretty good price and I am considering buying it. The problem I have is that I have avoided this type of work for a long time because I knew I would become addicted and that I cannot afford it. What I would like to know is just how hard is it to learn and is there a chance I could justify ...

01-22-2011 06:53 PM

Boxes - 4 replies

I recently went to a fundraiser for the arts at an art gallery. In the gallery they were selling boxes that were crudely made of wood. Butt Joints mostly with wood that I thought was way too thick for the size of the box. One had a wave cut lid and when I looked at the underside it had been crudley chiseled out and never refined. Am I missing...

01-16-2011 09:14 PM

Combination Machines (Krenov way) - 10 replies

I have always kinda thought that combination machines were a comprimise to all of the machines they tried to replace. Recently I read James Krenov’s second book and saw some interesting machines. First he has a nice large jointer that uses a spring loaded mechanixm as an attachement for thickness planing. Has anyone seen these available...

11-26-2010 07:08 PM

Krenov Coffee Table Help - 3 replies

I have the Cabinetmakers Notebook by James Krenov and love the work inside. There is a coffee table and some round end tables in the book that I would like to imitate. The problem is the only dimensions are those for the overall size. My first question comes in there. The coffee table is listed as 60 cm tall which is about 23”. That...

05-20-2010 04:33 AM

Tenon saw not straight :( - 1 reply

I have a small tenon backsaw and the blade is not straight on it. I first noticed that I was having issues with the saw binding in the cut and when I looked at it I see that it has a twist to it. Before I start man handling it I wanted to ask for some help. I have read a few things around the web but honestly don’t understand what they ...

05-08-2010 04:53 AM

French Polish Help - 5 replies

I have been reading about using shellac and the french polish technique. I started padding some shellac today and soon found that the pad was sticking. I went ahead and used a little olive oil like I have read about to keep it from sticking. I have a couple questions, when I work on it again what do I have to do to take the oil off? I have r...

04-30-2010 01:14 AM

Finishing Help - 3 replies

I’m building a kids rocker in the shape of a traditional wooden boat. It is made of white cedar and quarter sawn white oak. I am not sure how to finish it but have been leaning towards either wipe on varnish or oil/varnish (isn’t that what watco is). Any suggestions on these or other finishes? Is there a way to make the flecks in...

04-26-2010 03:52 AM

Following a blog - 4 replies

Is there a way to watch a blog series instead of just an entry? I would like to know when some of these series have new entries added but i’m not sure how to do it. Thanks

04-23-2010 03:41 AM

Bathroom Vanity Mirror - 8 replies

I designed a bathroom mirror idea and was hoping for some input. The pic is exported from google sketchup but I couldn’t figure out how to link the whole thing. The idea is a simple frame with rabbets cut to house the mirror in the back. I will mortise and tenon it and use drawbore pinning to hold it together/add feature of end grain do...

04-23-2010 12:14 AM

Google Sketchup - 7 replies

I’m sure this has been asked but I can’t find it anywhere. I have a google sketchup drawing and would like to link it into my blog and/or the forum. How do I go about doing this?

04-12-2010 04:59 AM

Siegley Plane - 1 reply

I found a #8 Siegley Plane that a neighbor is letting my borrow until I decide if I want to buy it. I sharpened it up and was impressed with the blade thickness and how sharp I was able to get it honed. The plane itself also seemed to work pretty well. I wondered if anyone else has experiance with one of these and how they compare to some of ...

04-10-2010 06:42 PM

Cutting curves - 4 replies

I’m currently working on some rocker legs and need to cut them out of 7/8 white oak. I would like to do this by hand instead of with a band saw. How do I go about this, do I need a bow saw or something. My panel saw will not turn that sharp they way I am using it. Any suggestions would be great.

04-02-2010 10:39 PM

Which DVD - 5 replies

I’d like to get a DVD to help me learn how to work with my hand planes more. I would like to use them to finish coarse lumber for my projects. I was thinking about coarse, medium, fine from Chris Schwarz or rough to ready from rob cosman. Any recommendations on which is better or if there is something else even better than these two?


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