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18 days ago

Woodtek 140069 - 2 replies

Anyone have this duplicator? Seeking user reviews for it before I jump in and buy one.http://woodworker.com/woodtek-cable-drive-lathe-duplicator-mssu-140-069.asp

27 days ago

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.

64 days ago

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...

210 days ago

Join the crowd - 0 replies

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244 days ago

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...

289 days ago

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?

337 days ago

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...

370 days ago

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?

477 days ago

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.

652 days ago

Good cause - 0 replies

Seeking caring souls to help my son raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Networkhttp://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=38858

919 days ago

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...

923 days ago

Web design software - 4 replies

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

933 days ago

JET 1220VS Mini Lathe - 12 replies

Is this a good “first” lathe?

946 days ago

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 ...

963 days ago

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.

963 days ago

Pricing cutting boards - 13 replies

What is an acceptable price range for boards like these? I’m actually making them 1.5” thick now without the feet so they can be used on both sides. The large board is approx. 11×14 and the small one is 5×13.http://lumberjocks.com/projects/50207

1110 days ago

Can redwood sapwood be stained to match the heartwood? - 4 replies

I’ve got a remodel project where I have removed a double door and need to install Boston style redwood siding in its’ place to match the existing siding in the rest of the room. The original siding is a beautiful straight close grained heartwood which has been clearcoated. The only siding I have been able to locate (without spending ...

1147 days ago

How big is too big? - 8 replies

Shopping for magnifiers to help read grain, check chisel edges and scraper burrs, etc. What magnification is best? 2X, 3X, 10X? Loupe style, attached to a lamp, or with a handle?

1158 days ago

Food safe pre sealer test - 3 replies

What do you recommend to check for glue remnants on an unfinished end grain cutting board? Water? Mineral spirits? I plan on sealing the board with tung oil followed by beeswax.

1165 days ago

Jointer outfeed table too low - 9 replies

Anyone know how to raise the outfeed table on a Powermatic 54A jointer? It is reading .026 below the highest point on the cutter head. I have tried using the handwheel with no success. It turns, but nothing happens to the table height. I loosened the limiting collet and the thumbscrew on the back already.

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