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|13 days ago||
I have alway made my boxes with a grove cut by a table saw in the top and bottom of of the side pieces. This grove would allow a piece of plywood to fit into it as a bottom and a figured piece of wood to fit into the top grove for a top. Glue it up-cut the top off on a table saw and presto a box! Well you get the idea. My question is, I am ma...
|23 days ago||
What can you use under water based poly? - 6 replies
Can you use BLO? Amber shellac? I am finishing a walnut table top and want a little amber color to it. I put 4 coats of straight water based poly on the bottom of the table today and I hate it. It is so clear that it looks like there is no finish on the table at all.
|25 days ago||
Waterbased Milk Looking Liquid???? - 12 replies
Ok so all I have ever used in my life in oil base poly. Today I went to the store and bought some water based semi gloss poly because I want to be able to do 3 coats in a day. Well I opened the stuff up and it looks like I should be pouring it over my Cheerios instead of finishing my project with it. I assume it dries clear, but what do I use as...
|33 days ago||
Overhang of tables - 4 replies
I am building a table for my wife that she wants to be 36” by 36” with a 36” height (Don’t ask me, those dimensions are ridiculous I think). My question is what overhang should I have for the table ends and sides? I am planning for 5” aprons and 4 inch turned legs.
|70 days ago||
Anyone know anything about flocking? - 23 replies
So I had some boxes that I needed to finish the insides to. I recently saw some boxes that another guy had made that had flocking on the inside. It looked great! Nice velvet smooth thick finish. So I decided to give it a try. What a disaster! I saw a youtube video about how to do it. The guy used thinned out titebond as an adhesive. So I did the...
|75 days ago||
How to cut brass pen tube - 11 replies
This is for you guys out there that turn pens. If you buy the brass tube in long lengths(like I did) how in the heck do you cut it? Tried a pipe cutter and that just tapered the end. Hack saw? Table saw with a metal blade? Band saw? Any thoughts?
|99 days ago||
ID this wood please - 20 replies
Not aromatic, has no knots and is not very dense. I believe it is a western species.
|99 days ago||
What wood doesn't turn gray outside? - 6 replies
I just bought some old wood signs that were used outside for the university and a state park in Missouri. I thought they were pine, but then I realized that they have been sitting in the sun for 50 years or so and are not gray at all. I planed a board down and the wood is medium brown and is not aromatic. The wood also has no knots in it. Anyone...
|108 days ago||
Blade wobble? Is this normal? - 3 replies
I have a 20 inch craftsman scroll saw. When it is running the blade moves front to back an 1/8 or more. Is this normal? It makes cutting a tight radius almost impossible (I think). Maybe I am just horrible at scroll sawing.
|109 days ago||
Computer help for this old man. - 6 replies
I am looking for a computer program that is free that I can print off a pattern to a size that I want. Like I enter 5 inches by 7 inches and it prints the pattern off at that size. I know most of you are laughing now but I have been fooling around with this damn computer all day now. Time for a beer.
|117 days ago||
What is this burl worth? - 8 replies
Someone wants to sell me this burl and I don’t have any idea if it is worth anything. Species is white oak and it is solid.
|119 days ago||
Workbench height - 16 replies
I am making a workbench for my shop. I have always used my table saw out feed table as a workbench. The out feed table has a height of 36 1/2 inches. I am a 6’5” guy and after working on the outfeed table for 4-5 hours, my back starts to hurt. I thought about making the workbench 40 inches tall. Do you think that is too tall for a wo...
|129 days ago||
Titebond III question - 8 replies
I have heard that Titebond III glue should only be clamped up for 30 minutes. Is this true or not?
|129 days ago||
How often do you clean out canister filters? - 5 replies
I have a grizzly g0548z dust collector with a canister filter on top. The dust collector is brand new. After uses it for 2 weeks I thought I would take the canister off and clean it. I was suprised when it seemed like 30 lbs of dust came out of it! The dust collector has one of those “cleaning turn handle” thingies on top of it. How ...
|130 days ago||
Poll-how many splinters do you have right now? - 26 replies
I just got done picking splinters out of my hands. I counted 19. Some of them must have been in there for weeks because I have been reorganizing my shop the last couple of weeks. Do most of you have this many splinters in your hands all the time?
|138 days ago||
darkening cherry - 18 replies
I have just recently made a project that involved laminating alternating cherry and maple strips. The cherry was recently cut and dried so it is very light in color. The maple that I used was not pure white, the color had more brown in it. After the glue up I realized they both look like the exact same wood! Whoops! I know that in 7-8 years the ...
|196 days ago||
Please help me with pattern! - 7 replies
OK, so my son has been asking for me to do a scrollsaw tigerhead and I can’t figure it out. I am horrible with computers (I can barely figure out this lumberjock thing). I hope that attached is the image. I know someone will see this and laugh because it is so easy but I can’t seem to scrollsaw it right. I get into all kinds of troub...
|220 days ago||
Removing dried PVA glue off of clamps? - 10 replies
Yes, I am the lone idiot that glued up a bunch of cutting boards without waxing my clamps first. They were brand new clamps, I was just too excited to make some boards I guess. Now the clamp bars are covered in dried PVA glue. Is there a good way to dissolve the glue without having to scrape it off? By the way i have tried to scrape the glue off...
|237 days ago||
Using harbor freight coupon at Home Depot - 10 replies
I have heard several times on LJ that several of you have used a Harbor Freight Coupon at Home Depot. What coupon are we talking about? I would like to buy a ridgid planer from there. Are you using the 20% off coupon?
|251 days ago||
For Sale: Delta Dust Collector Model 50-850 - 2 replies
Delta dust collector, runs on 110v 1200 cfm. Runs great. 300 dollars or best offer.