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481 days ago

Tablesaw what to buy/avoid - 25 replies

Hi everyone, I have spent the last three years making sawdust with two basic $150 tablesaws from Lowes and have finally saved enough money to purchase a nice hybrid or cabinet style tablesaw and could use some advice on what to look for or avoid, what works for you and what doesn’t. At this point anything I buy is going to be an upgrade I ...

788 days ago

Small black spots and maple looks dirty after sanding - 2 replies

Okay, so I don’t know of this is a wood fungus or what, but I am sanding an end grain board I made and parts of the maple appears dirty for lack of a better word and there are several black spots that were not there yesterday? And it really isn’t getting any better with the next level of sandpaper….I guess uses I should back al...

846 days ago

Does cold temperature affect routing? - 15 replies

I am new to LJ and new to routing as well! I am using a 1/4” roman edge as decorative finishing on some Christmas gifts that will have knobs on them as like towel hangers. I thought it was just the type of wood I had on the edge that was not real smart to use because as I routed, it would splinter large chunks off and just really messed u...

915 days ago

Glue up 099 question: how to keep two pieces from bending or cupping up in middle? - 8 replies

Hi y’all, I am new to the forum and have a question regarding how you glue up two pieces of wood without having them bend or cup in the middle? I have been making cutting boards for gifts and got the whole glue up a bunch of strips at one time thing down, but in trying something new with end grain boards I was supposed to glue up eight str...


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