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|19 days ago||
Hi guys, I was asked to contribute a few pieces to a benefit auction to help raise money for a family adopting two siblings in Haiti. I have nearly finished the pieces and they mentioned they would like an MSRP or fair market price to list with the description as a bidding guideline.I am terrible about pricing things and usually just do co...
|35 days ago||
Newbie looking for first chuck - 11 replies
NOTE: I HAVE A SHOPSMITH Hey guys, I am really new to the lathe and have used my shopsmith to turn a bowl with a faceplate but thats it. I would love to get a 3 or 4 jaw chuck Besides the chucks that specifically say they work with shopsmith, what are my options?The shopsmith has a 5/8” unthreaded arbor.The drill chuck attaches with ...
|38 days ago||
Edge grain or Face grain cuttingboard? - 10 replies
I am trying to put together a few cuttingboards for a benefit auction. I do not have the time to make an endgrain board so I am planning a long grain version. I wanted to ask you guys if it is better to use the face grain or the edge grain of the lumber?What are your thoughts and what is common practice? Thanks in advance!
|60 days ago||
Most important chisel sizes? - 9 replies
Hi guys, I have tried searching but not finding the info I was hoping. I have a little bit of money (read $80ish) to put towards tools now after Christmas. I do not see an influx of cash for quite a while…our little one seems to be soaking up whatever budget that was. About $40 of that will be going to Lee Valley for their Steel B...
|80 days ago||
Black marks in Hard Maple? - 5 replies
Hey guys, I made an end grain cutting board this week to take to a white elephant gift exchange. As I ripped the boards and got ready for the final glue up I noticed black marks in the maple.At the time, I thought they were burn marks and expected to use a scraper or plane to take them off when prepping for oiling.Well I started scraping a...
|108 days ago||
Slab finishing advice? (pics) - 7 replies
Hey guys, I am nearing the end of my slab coffee table (poplar).I think I have decided to use a danish oil followed by a wipe-on poly. I wanted to ask if those of you with danish oil experience could way in on color. In the picture I used mineral spirits to clean up the saw dust. The figure really started to show up. Would you consid...
|150 days ago||
New (to me) workbench - now what? - 25 replies
Hey guys, Up until yesterday my “workench” was two solidcore doors on top of base cabinets against a wall. I have been really trying to move more and more to hand tools and not having vices & dog holes was getting tough. I played with the idea of making my own bench but decided that i didnt have the time (newborn at home) o...
|195 days ago||
I have been hoping to come by a few certain hand tools at the local flea markets but everything has been over priced recently. I was looking over craigslist and noticed that an ad I saw a couple weeks ago was up again. It was for a vintage carpenters chest with misc older tools.The seller was asking $60. His price kind of made me feel as t...
|211 days ago||
Poplar slab pricing? - 21 replies
Hey guys, A friend of mine has asked if I would be able to make him a live edge coffee table for him.He asked me for a price but this would be my first work someone has paid for.I have never bought wood like this before and have no idea what prices would be for the slab. I am not trying to make money, more looking to pay for materials &...
|213 days ago||
Hey guys, I found a picture of a beautifully unique end-grain cutting board design that I would LOVE to try and make.The pic is from a designers page but they mention nothing about construction. Looks like it would be fun to turn a bowl and shape the board around it. My question is how you think they formed the ripple?Thoughts?
|219 days ago||
Browsing craigslist and found this sale near Vancouver and felt like I needed to share in case anyone was in the area!I have no idea about prices but this many old tools in one place I would assume means lower prices. Here is the link and picshttp://portland.craigslist.org/clk/gms/3971405575.html I really want to make it to thi...
|239 days ago||
Hi guys, I have only been making sawdust for the last 9 months or so and have been attempting to grow my tool collection.With a very limited tool budget (my wife stays home with our daughter + our son is due THIS saturday) I have managed to piece together a decent shop full of used power tools and vintage hand tools from Craigslist – an...
|241 days ago||
Fun Story and a Good deal on Shopsmith - 10 replies
I have to share this story of my experience with a seller over craigslist, I think you all will all appreciate it. I had almost paused my search for a shopsmith since my son’s due date is this saturday.But he is not here yet and I happened upon what I think is a great deal. I am scheduled to go take a look and possibly buy this afternoo...
|251 days ago||
Hey guys, There is a craigslist ad within driving distance of me for a G1019 band saw. From what I have read online it is a 3/4hp model. No picture in the ad but after talking on the phone with him, he says it runs great and Im welcome to test it out. There is no fence included and just the one blade. He is only asking $75. I dont know muc...
|269 days ago||
Hi guys, I am nearly done with the changing table/dresser I am building for our baby boy (due in less that 5 weeks!) Here is a picture Per my wife’s request, I will be painting it antique white and then plan on roughing it up a little to add to the rustic farmhouse style. It was built knowing that she wanted it painted, hence the mis...
|275 days ago||
Hello to all you SS’ers This is a bit of a repost from a tangent in another thread of mine but I wanted to post with a title that would bring the advice I needed.(i apologize to those who have already chimed in, in the other thread, thank you) I am looking to purchase a Shopsmith off of craigslist. The seller recently inherited it an...
|276 days ago||
Advice to fill my gap in tools - shopsmith? - 26 replies
Hi all, I wanted to post for some advice here before I make a regrettable decision. After 7 years of school, 2 degrees and 1.5 children(our boy is due in 5 weeks), I will be graduating this month. On Father’s day, no less. With the collision of graduation and father’s day I have the chance to purchase another tool (maybe 2) ...
|281 days ago||
Rustic Nursery Shelves - Secure to wall? - 2 replies
Well, baby boy is due here in about 7 weeks (if he cooks that long). Nursery projects are in full swing. This will be baby #2 and our first boy.With our daughter my wife did the nursery planning and shopped at antique stores to piece it together on a budget.Now that she is chasing our (almost)2 year old around she doesnt have that kind of ...
|298 days ago||
Advice needed - Joining 3/4" plywood top to base - 16 replies
Hey all- I am halfway through with a project for my sons nursery (due in just 8 weeks) and need advice. I will attach pics so you get a good idea of the construction. The end project will have cabinet doors that open to two slide out drawers. When starting the project I assumed I would attach the top by using pocketholes from the f...
|303 days ago||
Help ID this wood. Is it worth reclaiming? - 9 replies
Hi guys, There is an ad for a free solid wood entertainment center on craigslist.I had the idea to get it and resaw it into pieces for a future project. But I am new to wood working and have no idea if this wood would be worth it? Can anyone tell what type of wood this is? here is the link to the ad and another to a walk-around video...