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|1304 days ago||
How to make custom wood putty. - 16 replies
Anyone know how to make a custom “wood putty” to get an exact match on color? I have a tile inset into a wood piece, and I need “grout” – the wood putty – to fill in the gap.
|1307 days ago||
On-line Woodworking Crossword Puzzle! - 1 reply
I’m a bit of a crossword freak, and have software to actually make crosswords for online play, and though some of you guys might have some fun with one I created that relates to – what else – woodworking! See the puzzle, online, here.
|1308 days ago||
Postal Money Order Scam! - 13 replies
Guys, I wanted to alert you all to a postal money order scam I was almost sucked into. For a couple of months now, I’ve been recieving what seemed to be actual inquiries about clocks on my website. This guy would write to me and say he didn’t want to use Paypal, he would send a check. He was never clear on which clock he wanted...
|1313 days ago||
Cyclone dust collector - make your own - 11 replies
Take a look at this from Harbor Freight: Has anyone had an experience with this type of setup? From what I understand, you hook this plastic piece over a 5 gallon pail, attatch your hose from the vac, and then a hose to a machine, and off you go. The big particles collect in the bucket, not your vac, which keeps the suction high. An...
|1314 days ago||
Incredible Dog Houses - 7 replies
There’s a fella on here, who’s name eludes me, that designs and builds incredible bird houses. Well, I think I found the dog house equivalent. Heck, if my wife put me in the doghouse, I might actually want to go. Go to DoggyDreamHomes
|1315 days ago||
What is Your Dream Project? - 25 replies
What is your dream project? When you get enough money, time, experience or inspiration, what would it be? Maybe a small boat, period furniture, carving, or segmented bowl? I’d like to share mine. I’m calling it a “Remembrance Table” The inspiration for this came from – my mother-in-law. She had setup a hall...
|1327 days ago||
New business card design; your thoughts? - 17 replies
I’m trying to design a new business card for The New Mission Workshop (my gig), from the dowdy old one: To one I thought reflected a more sassy, hip and clean look: So what are your thoughts on the new one?
|1328 days ago||
Start a sharpening service? - 7 replies
I’m making no money selling stuff on my website, New Mission Workshop, which is a pity, because I have (I feel) good stuff, at very good prices. So…. While looking for a sharpening service here in Rochester, NY – a pretty large city – I could find only ONE sharpening service! I had to get some shop stuff done, and it t...
|1332 days ago||
$5,000....for a stationary box. - 72 replies
While perusing Etsy, a shop for handmade items, I came across this little listing a “Correspondence Box”, a fairly nice, handmade wood stationary box….for $5,000. And I thought asking $395 for a mission clock was bad (ones I make and sell).
|1422 days ago||
Large Oval Frame - How To?! - 7 replies
Now I’ve gone and stepped in it! A friend commissioned me to do a large oval frame – about 2’ x 3’ – for a an art project. “Sure” I said, “I can do that”. Never done it! However, I think I know how to do it. You have to basically glue up four or six pieces of stock in an equilateral ...
|1434 days ago||
Identify this mission lamp! - 15 replies
So I built this lamp about 2 years ago. I want to build another one for the wife’s b’day. You think I can find the magazine article I took this out of?! No. I looked thru Fine Woodworking’s website, and came up short. Does anyone else recognize this lamp, and can you tell me what magazine had it?! It had this tricky inter...
|1477 days ago||
Criticize / Praise my website...again! - 11 replies
Ok, call me nuts – you might be right! Total redesign of my woodworking website, seen here: http://newmissionworkshop.com/ Let me know the bad…and the good!
|1493 days ago||
Ok, so I have a “commision”. She wants me to build a platform bed, single size, with two or three drawers underneath for storage. I can’t find plans – do you know of any?
|1580 days ago||
Amazing what you can do with just nails..... - 10 replies
This guy makes an awesome project out of…nails! For more on this story, go here.
|1590 days ago||
Interesting adventure at the Stickley gallery... - 15 replies
We have a Stickley store nearby us – a retail showroom with all new stuff. A candy store for us Lumberjocks. My family and I wander in – we’re in the market for furniture. No one asked if we needed help – or even said “hello”. We are middle-aged; we don’t look like rednecks. We were neat and cle...
|1604 days ago||
Criticize / Praise my new website - 50 replies
Guys, I’d like to hear back from you regarding my just launched website. I’d like to hear both the good and the bad. You can see it at: http://newmissionworkshop.com/Welcome.html Thanks, much! -Patrick
|1609 days ago||
Urgent Help Needed! - 3 replies
I have repainted some kitchen chairs for Christmas, and they are not drying! I am using an “Alkyd enamel” paint, purchased at a paint store. Obviously, I can’t have guests sitting in wet chairs, so I’m starting to get a bit panicky. As I recall, when I did a refresh coat a few years ago, they took a few days to dry ...
|1631 days ago||
Good videos! - 1 reply
I wanted to share a YouTube channel, by Jet power tools, that has tutorial videos on various aspects of woodworking for beginners and intermediates of lathe turning. They also have some other videos as well. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/JETTOOLSUSA
|1643 days ago||
Drill Press - Mortiser retrofit - 9 replies
I’ve seen kits to turn drill presses into mortise machines. Has anyone used them, and if so, your experience?
|1645 days ago||
Rubbing out shellac - 12 replies
I’ve been getting into using shellac as a topcoat on bare wood lately, but can’t seem to get an even finish with it, even while using the aerosol can. It dries so quick, I guess it does have time to flatten out. So, how do you flatten shellac out? lightly sand with 220 again? I plan on putting a final topcoat of Briwax on top, ...