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|43 days ago||
What kind of 'BIG' sander do I need? - 14 replies
I have a Performax 16/32 drum sander and have been using it for a few years. I make cutting boards and boxes. I am moving to a bigger shop-3 times my current one- and I am considering getting a bigger sander with more power. I am retiring and have the chance to fix up the new shop to be more productive than the old one. I have most of the to...
|128 days ago||
cell phone use with poor signal? - 11 replies
I am hoping others have had this problem and found a solution. I am moving to an outlying area of Coquille, OR. the cell phone service is very poor to none. My wife got a faint and brief connection on her Motorola phone using US cellular. This place has a great shop and house and I plan to retire there and enjoy myself. But I need cell phone...
|129 days ago||
cell phone use with poor signal? - 28 replies
I am moving to a great new place near Coquille, OR. BIG shop and nice house. BUT, virtually no cell phone service. Just outside the coverage of US Celullar. Does anyone have any experience in how to boost the signal that is almost there? My wife got a faint, brief signal on a Motorla phone.
|312 days ago||
non solicited messages - 20 replies
I just received a message that is spam. Can this be blocked?
|322 days ago||
WTB 18 volt Makita lithium ion batteries - 3 replies
I had one of my batteries die recently. The kit had 3 to start and I still have 2, but would like to find a ‘good’ deal on another. I put this ad on another site and got a response, but someone else bought them! Anyone have one they want to sell? I would prefer new of course. I can find them on Amazon for $52.00- replacementR...
|327 days ago||
broken band saw trunnions - 20 replies
I was cutting some hard Manzanita burl on my Delta 14” saw and the blade got stuck. I got it loose and finished the cut. Then I went to make the next cut, the table was not level. As I tried to level it, the table came loose, as in off in my hands!! Both trunnions had broken along the thin top. Anybody else had this happen? Of cours...
|396 days ago||
chair or stool for show booths? - 14 replies
I have been using a comfy lawn chair to sit in at shows. It has become really non-comfy lately and it has other issues. I need to consider a replacement. Do I make a nice folding chair out of nice hardwood(with a good cushion!)? Or do I make a high backed stool/chair? When I sit down low in my lawn chair, I can read a book when it is slow. ...
|516 days ago||
I need a on/off switch for a DeWalt 705 miter saw. I am told it is no longer available from DeWalt. Anybody know of a source? The saw is in great shape.
|621 days ago||
Mystery wood?? - 14 replies
I was at Hughes Hardwoods in Chico, Ca. and they had a few boards labeled ‘Mystery wood’. Someone had these boards in the trunk of their car and Hughes bought them. My friend who has milled a lot of walnut thinks some kind of walnut. I has a pink region in the middle, some definite chatoyance, some insect damage on one side, and...
|694 days ago||
Did anyone here buy anything from Kevin or jay shore in plam springs in march. Ginnyderosa advertised here for him. I have found one guy on Woodnet who bought tools from him. I sent him money for Maple and now no answer. Anyone in Palm springs?/ I would like to get in touch with him.
|725 days ago||
Which side up?? - 11 replies
I am working on this cutting board. It has a natural edge. About 25” x 14” 1 1/2”. I am wondering which side to have as the top and which to put feet on, if any. I had thought the edge should be hidden to give the most top surface. but since I started to finish it, I am not sure. Any suggestions.
|730 days ago||
wood bartering - 9 replies
I saw a post on another site about a wood bartering site. i knew there must be a place to go and find people with wood for sale or trade. I joined and hope to find some deals on wood. It is woodbarter.com Not as good as Lumberjocks of course, bur a different emphasis.
|738 days ago||
wood gloat - 4 replies
I was asked by an Aide at school where I work if I was interested in some old Redwood Burl. Silly question!! She said it was old. I has been sitting in a shed for 30 years and might not be any good. Does burl go bad?? Her husband used to work at a prison work camp near Mendocino, CA and he would take inmates out on state...
|813 days ago||
new members - 22 replies
A lot of the new members seem to be ads- not really people who do wood working. I was looking for a guy I met who said he had joined and ran into a lot of weird stuff. Did a blog topic and then ran across this forum.
|924 days ago||
Another wood ID- Please! - 10 replies
I got this board in Brookins, Oregon. I was looking at some old Myrtlewood in a guy’s garage and he had this board that was left by his son a long time ago. I bought the Myrtlewood too. Kind of plain, but partly splated. You know, starting to rot. Not worth much!! https://s3.amazonaws.com/ljimg/lqv97st.jpg!It had ends that indi...
|1008 days ago||
Pecan Turning Wood in Chico, CA - 1 reply
I got some big Pecan tree rounds from a couple in Chico, Ca who are having a big tree removed in sections because of its location next to their house. They still have 12-15’ of the main trunk to come down. they want to recover a little of the cost of removal and not see the wood just burned. They don’t know anything about turning ...
|1140 days ago||
Nova 3000 any thoughts. - 1 reply
I have posted this on other sites also because I can’t find much info on the Nova 3000. I have seen an ad for a used 3000 lathe and don’t know much about them. This one has a 1 hp Leeson motor, a bed extension, Marrtin(sp) speed control, and titan chuck for $1,000.00. used 30 hours. If you have one, or have used one- any thoughts...
|1215 days ago||
A nice Day at the Craft Boutique - 2 replies
I was encouraged by a friend who makes jewelry to have a booth at a women’s service club Boutique. This show hasn’t had any woodworkers. I decided to say no and work in my shop. At the last minute I reconsidered- I needed some wood money! I had a bunch of fancy cutting boards and boxes ready for a show next week. I took a nice sel...
|1219 days ago||
How about a little help with wax over oil?? - 2 replies
I built an Urn with Claro Walnut and finished with Watco Natural Danish Oil. I have let it dry/cure for over a month. I bought some Crystal Clear Paste Wax, WITH Carnuba wax- no beeswax or silicones. I rubbed some on and let it dry. Tried to buff it out by hand. I may not be patient enough(probably) or not persistent enough, but it did not ...
|1265 days ago||
Kwila Anyone?? - 2 replies
I was recently on the coast for a craft show-near Arcata Calif. I stopped at Almquist Lumber and found some Kwila (Meranbu?) It is a nice brown with fine streaks of lighter and darker brown and some flecks of yellow and white. Has anyone worked with this wood. I cut a 30” length and have started a box. I’m wondering about finish...