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87 days ago

Two Sketchup questions - 8 replies

hey all :) I wasn’t quite sure where to put this so if Ms. Debbie needs to move it – please do so :) I’m in the process of building my next shop in Sketchup and am having two issues I just can’t seem to find answers for so I thought I’d ask. One is if anyone can tell me if the newest version (Sketchup Make/2014) h...

121 days ago

Barn stored wood - not sure of species? - 13 replies

hey all :) trying to discern if this wood is any good and if I should pony up. I have some storage projects I think it would be perfect for but… not sure. any input appreciated while I pour over the pics :D http://columbus.craigslist.org/for/4430022001.html

142 days ago

Uncertainty about form of carving - 6 replies

Hi All! I’ve been mulling over making a lamp for my dresser for a while now and had an epiphany the other day I’m trying to figure out where to start to pursue. I’d like to carve the post of the lamp out of barbed wire that would wrap around a copper pipe that would hold the wiring. the carving would be cylindrical – ...

204 days ago

Columbus Ohio - Wookwerks annual event?? - 2 replies

Guessing this is just their way of having a big sale, but thought I’d see if any other LJ’ers are planning on going?

209 days ago

picture of chisel in honing guide? - 12 replies

yeah – I know this is probably a stupid question, but I’m going to ask anyway. Would someone mind posting a picture of their 1/4 in chisel in one of the generic Eclipse style honing guides for me please? I think either I’m not seating mine right or I need to do some filing on the jig, but I want to be sure I’m seating it ...

279 days ago

Lighting faux pas - 10 replies

I usually just leave my garage door open and that provides sufficient light and air circulation for what I’m doing. With the shorter days and cooler temps it’s tough to get much done with after about 6 pm. I went to lowes yesterday and bought what I thought was just a 4ft T8 hanging light. After opening it last night and thinking on...

290 days ago

question on popular woodworking plan - 12 replies

hey all :) So I’m working on a miter saw stand project I found in a library book, published by popular woodworking I think. I keep meaning to do a short writeup on it but forgetting. It’s a great book! Anyway, the plans for the stand and it’s helper stand call for trimming the 2×4 parts down to 1 1/4×3 1/4. Squari...

348 days ago

Oh look! a jointer on Craigslist! - 17 replies

On a whim, I checked out possible joiners on craigslist to see what might actually be out there. Low and behold I found this. I had to chuckle at the ‘works like new’ bit from the look of the picture. Is this even worth rehabbing?? Then I actually found an older Delta that looks a bit better for 10 bucks cheaper. The age doesnR...

361 days ago

new fence for a craftsman 113.298341 - 5 replies

starting the process of poking around and trying to figure out which after market fences will work for my older Craftsman table saw, and was hoping some of you all would have traveled this road before me and may be able to enlighten my path a bit. Does anyone currently have an incra/delta/verycoolsuper tool fence they use on this or similar age...

396 days ago

Tapatalk? - 8 replies

This may be more of a question than anything :) I’d like to be able to access the forum via tapatalk on my phone or iPad but it doesn’t come up in the search.am I missing something or is this functionality that would have to be added? Thanks!!

460 days ago

Steps for aligning ones tools? - 4 replies

Ok, so I wasn’t quite sure which forum this post should go in, so if it needs moved (Martin, MsDebbieP,etc) feel free to do so. I’m in the process of tuning my new to me bandsaw and tablesaw and wanted to make sure out of all the information I’ve gleaned from here and books, etc that I’m heading down the right path. I...

467 days ago

Easy measurement conversions? - 10 replies

So I’m probably going to show my newbieness here but I’d rather be safe than sorry. I’m working from a set of plans for Modular Tool bins (seems to be in every The Complete Small Shop magazine and at least one Woodsmith book I own). The dimensions call for 3/4 and 1/2 in ply. Since this is going to be residing in my garage, I w...

529 days ago

Craftsman table saw extensions - any such thing as quick releases? - 5 replies

Hi All! Since in inherited my dads Craftsman table saw and bandsaw (complete with original manuals) I’ve been lurking the forums for cleaning info, etc. I’m in the process of putting the extensions back on and was wondering if there is an easier way than having to put the bolts in, lift them into place and balance with one hand w...

564 days ago

Too Short Shelves - 16 replies

Rather than getting stuck trying to figure out where I went wrong (still convinced the plans were wrong but oh well), I’m trying to figure out how to lengthen some plywood shelves, and wanted to run it past you guys to make sure I’m on the right path. The cut list stated to make the shelves 19 3/4 deep by 17 1/2 inches wide…wel...

621 days ago

workshop and lawn/garden storage space? - 4 replies

Hi All! I’m probably jumping the gun on this post, but i know there’s a LOT of information out there I’m sure I’ll need to find and leverage to figure out what I need. I was informed last week that I needed to start figuring out what size shed I’d need to move my woodworking equipment into as well as house our c...

692 days ago

Delta table saw on CL - 5 replies

So I happened on this this morning and was wondering if its a good deal? I think it is but I’m not sure since delta fas always been out of my range :) any input is appreciated! http://columbus.craigslist.org/tls/3300941048.html

717 days ago

Planning for saw kerf? - 18 replies

I’m sure this is a newbie question but I’m attempting to design my project in a way that maximizes the needed plywood (going for a red oak ply). One piece in particular, I’m cutting two 44×32 pieces (a bottom and a platform). I was hoping to get at least two 16×32 in pieces and some of my smaller pieces with what was ...

804 days ago

adjustable monitor/keyboard stand - 2 replies

Hi All! I’m looking to start a new (hopefully quick) project for work. my money maker is in a cubicle, and I’d like to start having the ability to stand while I work. I have a dual monitor set up, so I would need to raise both monitors, and a keyboard/mouse arrangement. So far my thought process seems stuck on coming up with a pla...

928 days ago

stain...removal? - 10 replies

Ok, so I can’t remember where I got the crazy idea of trying to finish my pieces to save myself down the line or attempt to get a smoother finish on the inside of my cabinet case – but I did. Of course, through this whole process of just trying to get the entertainment center together, I now have to find the best way to strip the 3/...

1181 days ago

Cedar shakes? - 6 replies

Hey everybody! I’m hoping I’m in the right spot for this question, so here goes! a few years back I took down a tiki bar in my basement (previous owner), and was thinking that I should keep the cedar shakes used to line the back wall and the front of the bar because it seemed a waste to toss them out. They don’t seem to be f...

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