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12-28-2017 08:32 PM

North Woods Figured Wood - 2 replies

I was to a wood artist’s “candy store” yesterday. North Woods Figured Wood 56752 SW Sain Creek RD Gaston OR 97119 is a fantastic exotic wood source! I will be putting together a blog; if a few are interested. They do ship turning blanks all over the country as well as sell at the store too. Message me or email at ralbuck@ya...

08-17-2016 12:13 AM

Salvage wood planter - 9 replies

Made from 99%+ salvaged materials, even the screws on this one! Oldest daughter -in -law wants wheelbarrow planters. Finished first one today, 2nd is about 1/4 done. This is just over 4 feet long and will be in Lynnwood WA on a deck. Wheel is cut on scrollsaw then sanded to cure screw-ups for a better round. The wheel is actually...

12-29-2015 03:14 AM

Very different bottle openers! - 4 replies

Here are pictures of 3 very different bottle openers!Yes they work—I tested them.They are oak (salvaged) with a quick torch effect then a light wipe on water based clear coat—just enough to keep the char from migrating! The wheels are also oak left unfinished. I wax the axles so they turn decently. The idea came from my oldest gr...

06-12-2015 09:45 PM

Memorial - 2 replies

I was asked to make a memorial for a friend that was killed this week. He was an avid dirt bike rider and was killed riding. He had an insane sense of humor and always criticized my welding. So they wanted a welded piece. This is what evolved.

01-20-2015 10:49 PM

Scroll Saw Village - 2 replies

Anyone besides me also belong to the Scrollsaw Village? I would like to know about if you do! Thanks All.

10-06-2014 12:40 AM

Help! Advice needed badly! - 15 replies

Hi All, I need help in identifying this wood AND also help in how to get it to dry to make tabletop from it! It had been tentatively identified as maple; although, we do NOT think it is! The slabs are about 2-1/2 inches thick and from about 20-24 inches in diameter! Any help and ideas are very much appreciated!A big THANK YOU to all. ...

08-07-2014 11:17 PM

Martial arts belt display - 6 replies

My youngest granddaughter is almost to a black belt and her mother has asked me to make a display rack! Ideas, sizes etc. are all vague. Any help highly appreciated, Thanks all. She does want it to be wall hung.. Email me direct at

04-10-2014 06:04 PM

Transfers - 6 replies

Hi, I am wondering if anyone has tried to use—iron-on transfers on wood? I may have a custom logo to put on some commissioned products and am wondering if that is a good option? Appreciate any help and other ideas as well! Thanks all.

12-03-2013 05:57 AM

Electronics help needed - 1 reply

Ralph Roggenbuck Aloha, OR 97006 Hello everyone, I am looking for some parts for a home security/inter-com system. I need certain parts that are hard to find. HELP, PLEASE! Parts are:—- G-E Smart room station # CC-SCRS01——- Need 2 sets if possible GE CC-SCAMPX ———- NEED ONE. Please emai...

11-28-2013 04:42 AM

T-DAY! - 8 replies

Just a “Happy Thanksgiving ” to all! As long as we are vertical, breathing, and MAKING SAWDUST/Shavings we have something to be thankful for! I will have to cut something tomorrow with that 60 year old saw—JUST BECAUSE!

10-29-2013 09:38 PM

Fair sized band saw - 4 replies

I happened across this on a tractor forum that I belong to. Thought that some of the sawdust makers might be interested! The old tractor guys are actually interested in about any old machine that could somehow be hooked to or powered by tractors of any kind! That included shafts or belts as well as pulled.

10-14-2013 12:31 AM

Etsy - 5 replies

Anyone here that has used Etsy for generating sales? If so, any advice do’s—don’ts etc will be much appreciated! I am seriously considerinng trying it. I am not trying to get a lot of money; just generate enough sales to keep busy and make a little gain. Any other suggestions and ideas very welcome also. To see the ...

06-13-2013 12:19 AM

Out of the North Woods - 1 reply

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Chuck Felten. An article about him is in June 2013 “Toy Farmer” Magazine.

05-31-2013 04:10 AM

Unusual equipment - 1 reply

Hi Everyone, I found this video accidentally and foiund it highly entertaining. I think we all know some guys like this. Hope you also enjoy it. Note the TOOL -REST—- multi function tools.

04-05-2013 11:10 PM

Sandpaper Sources - 13 replies

I need to find an economical source for good sandpaer. Just normal, standard sheets in standard grits etc. Any HELP is much appreciated. I have tried the H-F and a few other cheap places etc. Price was not too bad; sandpaper was junk though! Any good online sources?? I have checked E’Bay with very poor luck also. I will appreciat...

09-24-2012 04:28 PM

Grizzley Saw Modification - 2 replies

Here are a few pictures of a modification that I made to a used grizzley scrollsaw that I purchased. I did not like the plastic hold-down so decided to make an additionnal metal one. Seems to work well even without PAINT!

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