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744 days ago

Pine project ideas? - 9 replies

Hey folks, I’m looking for project ideas and this is the perfect place for it! The school only has pine and the course is a half year class that’s for 8th graders. I’ve inherited a pretty beat up shop. There are minimal drill bits, no working jointer, and no router table. Please, please, please share any ideas you have...

1749 days ago

How to work with bloodwood - 8 replies

I recently bought some 5/8×5/8 blanks for pens that are blood wood. While attempting to drill a 10mm hole through, the blank fell apart. I went in very slowly and blew away the chips about every 1/4”. The blank was clamped in a drilling vice with v-blocks to hold it in place. What else can I do to prevent the splitting?


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