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81 days ago

Skew Chisel Sets-USA - 6 replies

Hello,I am in the market to purchase a 4 sets of skew chisels. I have read all the reviews and I have the time to get Narex skew chisels in shape but I am looking for chisels made by the some company that has 6mm, 12mm, 20mm and 26mm or 1/4”, 1/2”, 3/4” and 1” Skew chisels. Secondly, I have never purchased anything fro...

489 days ago

Using Turquoise: Questions - 2 replies

Hi everyone, http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b633/parispete/P3180018_zpsd64bd035.jpg http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b633/parispete/P3180019_zps446ac155.jpg http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b633/parispete/P3180017_zps1fc8d87c.jpg?t=1363953404 The above pictures are part of a keeping chest. I hope these url’s work so ...

557 days ago

Construction Loan Tips - 0 replies

Hi all,I stopped by the Penn Dutch Structures (here in Shrewsbury, PA) yesterday to start the process of designing a dream workshop. Same dream shop but getting closer to reality. The real reality is money and what I can build and work in with-in my means. I have to accomplish several things. Any advise on how to get this building cheaper due to...

601 days ago

Steb Center for Lathe - 9 replies

Hi everyone,Christmas is here again and time for me to get a couple new tools ordered. I want to get a steb center for my lathe. I have had to mark the center of the leg stock for my chairs and then use a hammer to pound in the drive center that came with my lathe. It still has a lot of life and there is nothing wrong with it but it is a pain...

650 days ago

Water source - 6 replies

Gentlemen,Been busy over the summer working a real job. Hopefully a lay off for the winter soon?? It seems that the time has come to seriously start looking at building that shop. I have decided that 28’X44’ will do just fine with a Gabriel roof and an upstairs. Hopefully a 28’X48’ if I can get the variance on the 25̵...

798 days ago

Stool seat blanks - 2 replies

I live in Felton, PA just north of Baltimore. I make Windsor Chairs and other small period projects. I have a nice new Jet VS 1220VS. What I need is someone close with a lathe that has a swing of at least 7.5 inches. I need to turn some poplar stool seats to have around the shop and for a couple friends. I have made a couple with 12 inch seats ...

1021 days ago

SAW STOPS, - 47 replies

The first saw I ever used was an old Rockwell/Delta Unisaw. It was a real 3hp saw and it kind of frighten me. That was the best part!! I was told that if you want to work with wood and use machines you had to be safe or body parts would come up missing and them you would be talking at the Pearly Gates soon after. Never drink and work with wood, ...

1030 days ago

Bill Cosby for President - 7 replies

I HAVE DECIDED TO BECOME A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT IN THE YEAR 2012. HERE IS MY PLATFORM: (1). Any use of the phrase: ‘Press 1 for English’ is immediately BANNED!!! English is the official language; speak it or wait outside of our borders until you can. (2). We will immediately go into a two year isolationist attitu...

1030 days ago

What are good friends for?? - 3 replies

Hello, is this the Sheriff’s Office?’’ ’’Yes, What can I do for you?’’ ’’ I’m calling to report ‘bout my neighbor Virgil Smith…. He’s hiding marijuana inside his firewood! Don’t quite know how he gets it inside them logs, but he’s hidin’ it there.R...

1030 days ago

What good friends are for??? - 5 replies

Hello, is this the Sheriff’s Office?’’ ’’Yes, What can I do for you?’’ ’’ I’m calling to report ‘bout my neighbor Virgil Smith…. He’s hiding marijuana inside his firewood! Don’t quite know how he gets it inside them logs, but he’s hidin’ it there.R...

1030 days ago

Thinking about Savings - 1 reply

A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she’s going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank; ...

1041 days ago

Water Sharpeners - 9 replies

Hello everyone,I am going out on a limb here. I have been looking at getting a water grinder like the Tormek #7. I was also looking at the grizzly one while visiting the store here in PA. Question: Does the tormek jigs fit the tormek??? Has anyone did any comparisons on the two? How do the stones hold up and how do they sharped chisels?...

1612 days ago

Wood Under Mahogany - 1 reply

I have a new vanity to build for a customer. He wants two upper cabinets and a lower cabinet, A mirror fits between the two upper cabinets and it sits in a little nook. It has over lap doors and drawers on the faces with a flat panel style look. The only thing that will show is the front of the lower and sides and fronts of the upper cabinets. H...

1615 days ago

Pricing your shop tools and machines. - 2 replies

I started a business last year and this is the first year I am trying to get the taxes done. I sent in all the business expences receipts. I sent in machines bought and hand tools purchased. The tax guy wants prices on all my tools and machines. Anyway, the question is how do you go about pricing machines and hand tools?? Do I just write off the...

1618 days ago

New Kiln - 4 replies

Hello everyone.I have a question about a electric wall heater. The plan: I am building a new kiln to dry chair parts. It will consist of a 3/4 plywood shell with 2×2’s spaced along the edge and in the middle with 1-1/2 foam insulation and then a piece of 1/4 inch plywood with a metallic paint in the insde. I will put 4” bolts th...

1664 days ago

Hexagon second try - 7 replies

Hello out there, hope the new year brought much happiness to the workshops. I am starting this new table and making a jig for my lathe to cut the 120 degree dovetail joints needed to fit the legs into. I am just wondering if there is any ideas out there on how to cut the Hexacon for the bottom part of the table where the legs connect? This table...

1713 days ago

New Barbie Doll - 1 reply

I was out shopping with my wife this morning and we went to the toy section. She gotkind of gigly and showed me one of the new Barbie Dolls coming out this Year. It was the Barbie Doll Divorcee-she comes with all Ken’s Stuff.

1968 days ago

Delta 46-460 lathe & 46-463 Bed Extension - 5 replies

I was wondering if anyone out there has any info on this new lathe? Delta 46-460 lathe & 46-463 Bed Extension. I saw it a my woodworkers guild as a demo from the Dewalt regional guy and have found a press release stating the lathe will be available in the first quarter of 2009. Anyone getting late delivery of delta machines? I hear that ...

1982 days ago

Finishes on Walnut - 19 replies

Question:A Good friend of mine has some Walnut his Father cut down many moons ago. His wife has a new couch coming and wants me to make a plain shaker sofa table and a coffee table for her. I am not a Walnut guy and have worked with it little. I have aquired a nice pile and need to know what kinds of finishes will bring out the grain and make th...

2000 days ago

Fan Back Windsor Chair Crest - 4 replies

I have a question on the crest for Fan Back windsor chairs. The Fan Back and Comb Back both have crest. I do not see much difference in the arch of the crest of the arm chairs, but the side chairs seem to appear like their crest are not as rounded? I also see that side chairs lay back more at the seat to spindle area than the arm chair does. Is ...

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