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05-19-2016 04:42 AM

Lectern lid support - 3 replies

I’m building a lectern with an angled reading platform over a storage area. Any thoughts on the best bracket to hold the lid up?

02-26-2016 02:13 AM

Drilling end grain - 11 replies

I have a project that requires drilling 2 1/8 inch deep holes in end grain cherry. Tried a forstner bit first, clearing the hole as I went with compressed air, but the bit became dull quick. I have been told a multi-spur might work better, but I haven’t tried that yet. Controlling the heat build-up is definitely a problem. Are there any h...

06-19-2015 08:42 AM

Round over small circles - 6 replies

Can small circles ranging in diameter from 2 inches to 8 inches be rounded over at the lathe? Or would a jig and a router be more appropriate?

01-18-2015 04:39 PM

Annoying ads - 5 replies

Is any else bothered by the obnoxious placement of ads on this site directly between the post photos and the comments section? It didn’t used to be that way. I can live with the ads in the sidebar, but the others are visually annoying and highly disruptive to the message that the site is trying to deliver.

10-09-2014 11:39 PM

Stabilizing Large Burls - 6 replies

I’ve got some large buckeye burls (up to 18” x 24”) that I would like to stabilize before adding a finish. Does anyone know where I could buy a reasonably priced vacuum chamber large enough to do the task? Insights into the other equipment I would need as well is appreciated.

07-11-2014 04:26 PM

Woodtek 140069 - 2 replies

Anyone have this duplicator? Seeking user reviews for it before I jump in and buy one.

07-03-2014 03:15 AM

Shop heat - 10 replies

I’m setting up a new shop in an old out building and will need to heat it. Does anyone use cast iron heaters and use their scraps for fuel? I’m thinking this will cost me less than using an electric forced air unit.

05-27-2014 02:05 AM

Routing with a tall bit - 16 replies

I want to make moulding for a shadow box that is 2 1/4” inches wide. I have found a bit to do the job but it requires pushing the bulk of the stock against the fence while only 3/4” is riding on the table. Featherboards help, but only at the bottom. I tried cutting it in stages, but as the profile gets closer to completion, it starts...

12-31-2013 03:30 PM

Join the crowd - 0 replies

11-28-2013 01:19 AM

Transtint and Arm-R-Seal - 6 replies

Can transtint be used to slightly alter the color of Arm-r-seal urethane? I have a table top that I had to make a repair to and the color on the center panel is a little off. It has a tinted lacquer undercoat with a clear urethane topcoat. I have already applied the first coat of urethane and want to know if I can use the second coat selectively...

10-14-2013 01:59 AM

Candle burn help wanted - 6 replies

A client sent me this photo of a Stickley table top that has been damaged by a candle. Ouch. Any suggestions on the best way to try and minimize the damage?

08-26-2013 06:22 PM

Massive legs - 14 replies

I have a client who wants some massive legs created for a bar top extension. He is talking 12-16” in diameter and 40” tall. I have a Laguna 18-47 lathe which is heavily weighted down and should be able to handle the size but I don’t know if the mass would be too much for it. I have never turned anything that large and have no i...

07-25-2013 03:55 AM

Laguna 1847 Lathe - 2 replies

Found a good deal on a lightly used lathe. Is anyone familiar with this one? Should I jump on it or run?

04-09-2013 01:24 AM

Curved crown moulding - 6 replies

I am seeking help in how to create curved crown moulding for the top of an armoire. Any ideas? I want to recreate this piece.

10-15-2012 02:40 PM

Good cause - 0 replies

Seeking caring souls to help my son raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network

01-22-2012 05:42 PM

Cabinet grade plywood - 8 replies

Any one know a good source for cabinet grade plywood in the Oklahoma City metro area? Also, how many “plies” are considered ‘preferred’ for high end carcass work? I’m building a chest of drawers that will also function as a big screen TV stand and thought cabinet grade ply would work best for the carcass with a hard...

01-18-2012 05:45 PM

Web design software - 4 replies

Seeking insights on good mac friendly web design software. Any suggestions?

01-08-2012 07:36 AM

JET 1220VS Mini Lathe - 12 replies

Is this a good “first” lathe?

12-26-2011 05:58 AM

Wooden Hinges - 6 replies

I’m experimenting with wooden hinges. I want to use a piano style hinge to connect the two plates of a tortilla press by gluing it into a hinge mortise. I’m concerned about the space required between the pins to keep the mechanism from being too tight without letting it become sloppy. Also, whether or not the hinge will be strong enough or have ...

12-09-2011 05:45 PM

Optimal cutting board thickness - 3 replies

Which thickness is best for end grain cutting boards produced for sale? I’ve seen anywhere from 1” to 3” in the marketplace.

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