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|05-11-2015 11:42 PM||
Please help! Truing long planks - 15 replies
This has been a two year frustration. I have a book matched pair of walnut slabs that are around 8 feet long that I have been wanting to use for a table. I am tired of screwing them up. I tried to flatten them and remove a twist using the the router and sled method. My router model POS dug in bad. I had to salvage it using a miter saw with ...
|05-09-2015 04:08 PM||
Need advice about shop consolidation - 3 replies
I am downsizing my work areas to free up space to rent out. Right now I have my wood shop in a two bay unit and in truth the space is too big for what I use it for. Next door I have my welding shop in a two bay unit. Basically I am looking at a whole bunch of wasted space as I don’t need this much space. I always figured I would just...
|04-16-2015 08:30 PM||
Depth of Harbor Freight 60 inch bench - 17 replies
I am completely fed up with my current wobbly too short work table. Plus it is too damn big. I have been reading good reviews of the 60 inch bench from HF and before I go get one this weekend I was wondering about the depth. 20 inches sure does not seem like a lot. Those of you who have these, do you find yourself wanting a deeper bench? ...
|03-18-2015 09:09 PM||
Weird stuff going on - 1 reply
I click on a link and I am taken to where I want to go. When I go back I see that the link opened an average of 9, yes 9, times. I am not clicking on adverts, but within the site. Projects are the worst. I’ve had to go back as much as 15 pages of the same project. To get back to the beginning of the forum tab I have to go back 7 pag...
|01-14-2015 05:46 PM||
Can't find model spiral stairecase. - 6 replies
Someone on here did a model of a spiral staircase. I don’t remember what it was called or who did it but it was definitely a small scale model and very intricate. Anyone have any thoughts?
|10-15-2014 08:25 PM||
Hand Plane Help - 13 replies
My planes are plenty sharp. I just can’t seem to get them set up right. I have watched a lot of videos (probably all of them) about setting up a plane and I still can’t seem to align the blade. Can someone please give me some pointers. Sure is getting frustrating.
|10-08-2014 10:41 PM||
Affordable Nixie Clock Kit? - 0 replies
I have no idea where this question should go so I’ll just put it here. I just finished my Edison Lamp build and really want to complement it with a Nixie tube clock. Problem is I can’t find an affordable kit that has the tubes and the electronics. Before someone says “build it yourself” please realize I know absolu...
|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...