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12-22-2014 07:57 PM

Matching Stains - 1 reply

I’m building a hall tree for my house and I’d really like to figure out how to get the stain to match the mill work. I took a piece off that is getting replaced anyway to my local Sherwin Williams and they compared it to the Minwax display and said here you go. Me not really convinced by this bought one of those little sample sizes j...

06-13-2014 04:54 PM

Woodpeckers Flat Bars - 17 replies

Anybody else seen these flat bars Woodpeckers is peddling? http://www.woodpeck.com/flatbars.html Looks like a fancy overpriced set of clamping cauls. At first I thought they looked like a great idea but the more I stared a them the more I wondered why couldn’t you just buy a hunk of Unistrut and cut it to the length you want and be done...

05-27-2014 04:40 PM

Router Bit Selection? - 10 replies

I’m in the middle of making a few cutting boards and while that’s all well and good I’m having a terrible time getting the right bit for making the juice groove in it. I’d like to have a flat bottom groove and all of my straight bits burn the hell out of the groove. Would switching over to one of the spiral upcutting bits...

04-07-2014 03:59 PM

Trying to decide on a Jointer - 32 replies

I’m trying to research buying a jointer this summer. I’m sticking to the 6” ones because I just don’t have the room for an 8 inch one in my basement shop. (If I did my grandpa would find himself down an old yates american). Generally I work with old culled staves (2-4” w X 38-40” L). How big of a jointer can I...


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