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07-26-2014 08:00 PM

Saw Shy - 12 replies

On January 2nd I almost cut two fingers off. They have healed, the scars are irritating but more and more feeling is coming back as time passes. I blamed the POS saw but equal blame should have gone to me. A friend loaned me his rigid contractor saw so I could try it out before making a decision. It is a nice little saw, smooth, and handled ...

07-21-2014 03:51 PM

Trmial 5 year old want birthday cards - 1 reply

I a sure it won’t matter if they show up a little late. ” : http://abc7news.com/203344/ Sunday, July 20, 2014FOXOBORO, Mass. (KGO)—A 5-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor has one wish for his birthday: a box full of birthday cards with his name on them. Danny Nickerson, from Foxboro, Massachusetts, was di...

07-19-2014 05:39 PM

Wood for the bathroom - 10 replies

I am wanting to make a cabinet for the bathroom. I don’t have experience with designing for humidity. What type of wood would you use for a bathroom cabinet?

07-16-2014 05:06 PM

Wood Identification and help please - 16 replies

The board in the picture is one of two I have been holding onto for 20 years. I have forgotten what it is. Can someone ID it for me. Fresh planed it is a killer orange color. Is there anyway to preserve the fresh planed color? Thanks

07-14-2014 04:44 PM

Record #7...Did I do well? - 6 replies

I don’t know anything about this jointer, except that it appears to be in pretty good condition. It is obviously cleaned up as I suspect there are some very shallow rust pitting near the blade opening. I paid $75 dollars for this and 2 13CF scuba tanks that are only 2 years old. The tanks are in immaculate condition and worth some cas...

06-27-2014 04:03 PM

Working with quarter inch stock ?? - 3 replies

I am working on a small lamp project and as usual I decided the base had to be something really special. Well special means money and the thicker that special gets the higher the price. So, I was looking on ebay and found some quarter inch redwood burl guitar blanks. Super sexy wood and not priced out of my budget. Problem is I have never wo...

06-04-2014 06:46 PM

Have a new to me dust collector...Now what? - 4 replies

A local business has sold out because the husband died. It was obvious I could have gotten the dust collector for a lot less than what I did but I just did not feel right doing that to the widow. Word has it she will have a struggle. So now I own a 1 hp delta dust collector. I know I should put a 2 hp motor on it but was wondering if it was ...

05-08-2014 04:58 PM

Need a Vise? - 16 replies

I don’t know how good these vises are but the prices seem pretty good. Thought I would post this for folks who might be interested. http://tools.woot.com/plus/tekton-vises?ref=cnt_wp_2

02-18-2014 06:04 PM

Soaking or steaming - 25 replies

I am wanting to try my hand at a small project using bent wood lamination. Something small to see if I like the process, and get a feel for what the uber dry weather here might do to it. I have been watching a few videos and I have seen both techniques. I have no idea if the wood I have is kiln dried or air dried. When I asked at the lumbe...

01-04-2014 02:59 AM

Lots of pain but I still have all my fingers - 28 replies

I would like to blame the saw but it was all my fault. I was squaring up some bass wood on my Skil model POS. The problem is I was in a hurry and did not use my push stick. Just a piece of scrap. I had a hunch something was going to happen and it did as I was moving my left hand away. The blade caught and I felt my left hand pulled in. I d...

01-02-2014 08:59 PM

Finishing in winter - 3 replies

Life happened and a project was put on the back burner. I will be picking it up again but will most likely finish while it is still winter. While it does not get excruciatingly cold hear It will be below the recommended temp for glue and finish. My shop is not heated. Should I put the project back on the back burner until it warms up?

12-18-2013 10:48 PM

So what do you think ........ would say? - 5 replies

I have seen a bunch of projects linked to prominent woodworkers who are no longer with us. I wonder if people would be making these links if those folks were around? I have read:Krenov style cabinetMaloof style Morris The next thought is, if these folks were around, how do you think they would critique these items? Just some random tho...

12-06-2013 04:56 PM

Source for info on bending - 11 replies

I am looking for a source that explains what is involved in bending wider pieces of wood. Like 6-8 inch wide boards like in these dressers http://www.poshtots.com/baby-furniture/baby-furniture/dressers/sobey-dresser/18/4279/1323/21863/poshproductdetail.aspx This is not what I want to do but it shows it can be done. I am wondering if it i...

11-29-2013 03:10 AM

Flexcut not sharp - 3 replies

I got the last flexcut carving knife. It was either a demo model or returned after being abused. It is NOT sharp. I have stropped it but it is not getting sharp enough. Do I sharpen like a normal blade or is there something special?

11-20-2013 12:13 AM

Source for good basswood - 13 replies

I do not live near a place that has any sort of bass wood. I have some tools on order and I am going to start whittlin to pass the time. Seems like a quiet way to pass the time on the porch. Where do you folks get your basswood?

11-16-2013 04:47 PM

Wondering about box wall thickness - 8 replies

I am wondering about box wall thickness. I see most folks have a wall thickness of 1/2 inch. Is this for strength, or convenience? Does it depend on the size of the box?

11-13-2013 06:00 PM

Portable/table easel - 2 replies

This question is for artists or someone who has made one of these. My sister-in-law has started painting and seems to enjoy it. They do not have room to set up a dedicated easel in their small place, and 4 little one running around would not be good. So, I thought I would make an easel/storage box for her but am not sure how to finish the i...

11-04-2013 11:46 PM

Mantel question - 6 replies

We have a fire place plugged with a pellet insert. It is in the middle of a large expanse of gray tile with the ugliest hearth in the world. I am not going to rip out the hearth because that will be a MUCH bigger job than I want to do right now, plus I would then have to replace it with something. My wife and I were wanting to put up a mant...

10-18-2013 12:36 AM

The official DOH!!!!!!! I screwed up thread - 51 replies

In another thread I jokingly said I could participate in a thread about screwing things up. I got to thinking about it while surfing the projects section. I can’t be the only one that messes up. There are lots and lots of threads about successful builds and restorations. Seems wrong to not have an area where we air out the dirty litt...

10-09-2013 05:29 PM

Cooperative woodshop space ?? - 23 replies

I have an incomplete wood shop with lots of space, a friend has no space but does have some machines that will complement what I have. His father in law has no space either but has more tools. I bet between the three of us we got a well equipped wood shop. Here is the deal-I have the space, and we have kicked around the idea of combining ou...

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