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2 days ago

Wood for wooden signs - 6 replies

For making signs what would be the best kind of wood to use for outdoor signs? I was thinking of using pine for indoor signs but I’m not sure for outdoor. Any information is helpful.

68 days ago

Sign maker - 3 replies

I was at Manards today and was looking at routers and I saw this thing for routers that makes the letters and designs in the wood. I just wondered if any of you guys used one and if you have how did it work. It is called router pantograph. Here is a picture of it. What are your guys opionins on it?

69 days ago

Saw that will cut curves - 6 replies

What kind of saw should I use to cut curves with on bigger pieces so I don’t have to use my scroll saw. I’m going to use my scroll saw for smaller projects but I’m not sure what kind to use on bigger ones.

72 days ago

Routers - 18 replies

For routers is there certent brands better than others. I’ve used craftsman before but I don’t like how it worked. I’m looking to buy one but didn’t know if one was better than the other.

135 days ago

Wiping glue off - 13 replies

When you guys wipe glue off after you glue something how to get it out of corners or on the inside edge. I don’t know what to use to get it out. What should I use.

151 days ago

Yellow pine - 7 replies

When making furniture do you guys know what grade would be good to use in yellow pine for furniture.

175 days ago

Pine lumber - 10 replies

What is a good kind of pine lumber to make furniture out of. The pine I use to get for furniture is pretty much crap. I’ve seen some people use yellow pine. Any ideas would be helpful.

185 days ago

Thickness for shadow boxes - 0 replies

What would be a good thickness for shadow boxes. I was thinking like 3/8th thick wood. Is that a good thickness or should I use a thicker piece like 1/2” thick.

192 days ago

Wood burner - 2 replies

I want to burn my business name into my boxes I am making and I was wondering where I can buy a burner to do it with.

195 days ago

Selling boxes and cutting boards - 12 replies

Where would be good places to sell boxes and cutting boards. I’m thinking of selling them in stores and not sure where to go. Any suggestions will be helpful.

204 days ago

Putting designs on boxes and coasters - 5 replies

I am going to make coasters and boxes. Besides burning how could I put designs on the boxes and coasters. Any ideas will be helpful.

218 days ago

Putting boxes together - 6 replies

When making a box like a jewelry box or another kind of box how do you put it together. In the past I have glued them and I can’t seem to get the corners to line up straight. Then I end up sanding the corners. Then it doesn’t look right because I had to sand to much. Is there a better way to do it or is glueing them the best way.

220 days ago

Making items to sell - 23 replies

I am looking to make more smaller items. What are some items that sell good. Some of the things I was thinking of was clocks, toys, puzzles, and a couple of other things. What are something’s that you guys would suggest.

225 days ago

Speed of saw blade - 3 replies

When cutting a pattern out of wood what speed do you us on the scroll saw. It seems like I have it go to fast but I don’t know. Any advice would be helpful.

240 days ago

Scroll saw patterns - 8 replies

What are some good websites for getting some scroll saw patterns. I am always looking for new ideas for patterns. Like right now what are some websites for ornaments patterns.

244 days ago

Scroll saw blades - 6 replies

I want to cut out some things on my scroll saw. Like Christmas ornaments. What size blade should I use. I’m not sure what would be a good size for the outside cuts and inside cuts.

244 days ago

Clock parts - 3 replies

I am going to make clocks and I need the clock part. Where is a good place to get them. Either store or online. I’ve looked at a couple of places and haven’t found any.

253 days ago

Clocks - 2 replies

I am going to start making clocks with all kinds of children’s themes on them and inspiration sayings on them. My questions are should I make them out of pine or hardwoods or both. And if I paint them is there anything I need to do to make it child safe.

323 days ago

Building blocks - 6 replies

I am making a building block set for kids. With the blocks should I make the edges smooth or just leave them. Should I make them different colors or leave them natural. What would you guys make them out of pine or hardwoods. I know these are questions I don’t really need to ask but I just wanted to get other guys opinion on them.

337 days ago

Wood burner - 4 replies

What is a good brand of burner to burn my business name into my cutting boards. Is there one brand that is better than the other one.

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