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12-15-2009 07:49 PM

Help/Advice needed - Reproducing a distressed/rough finish - 4 replies

My brother in law has a beautiful Walnut French-Country style dining room table, and he’s asked me to build him a coffee table, end table and entertainment center to match. I’m very excited about this, and have gone through a few design options, I’ve got the building part of it pretty well figured out. However… The t...

12-11-2009 06:32 PM

Proper use of a jointer? Help! - 10 replies

I’ve been struggling with using my jointer since getting it, I’m hoping you all can help! I’ve got a 6” Jet JJ-6CS jointer, and I’m pretty sure it’s tuned properly. I’ve got the height of the outfeed table set to the height of the blades at the top of their arc, the gibs have been adjusted to make sure tha...

09-10-2009 03:42 PM

Joinery Question... Advice welcome! - 9 replies

I’m in the middle of building my workbench, and have come up short on one piece… This is the design for my base assembly, it’s all 4×4 mahogany: The problem is that I don’t have a single piece for the top section of one of the leg assemblies… I mis-judged my cuts (learning!) and would very much like to a...

08-03-2009 06:26 PM

Joinery question, workbench in progress... - 8 replies

When you need help, who do you call? The LumberJocks, of course! So, here’s my dliemma. I’m building the base for my workbench, and want to be able to have it be disassembled if needed, and I very much want to avoid the use of carriage bolts, which would be an easy fix for what I’m trying to do. The leg assemblies will ...

06-12-2009 09:37 PM

Need your advice, Jocks! - 33 replies

So, I’ve finally convinced my wife to let me buy a new table saw… My budget is in the “under $1,000” range, which puts me squarely into the “Hybrid” category… I was ready to pull the trigger next week on the new Ridgid R4511 (after hearing about PurpLev’s experiences, I thought it was a lot of saw ...

06-08-2009 05:37 PM

Sassafras Trees... Valuable? (Pardon the Double Post!!!) - 5 replies

I am not sure whether this is the appropriate forum for this question… I did post it in the “Woodworking Trade & Swap” forum as well… please pardon my double posts! Anyway, I have several (5 or 6) Sassafras trees in my yard that need to go. My father was out this past weekend, he’s been clearing a sizable lot in Western ...

06-08-2009 05:34 PM

Sassafras Trees... Valuable? - 4 replies

I am not sure whether this is the appropriate forum for this question… but it seemed to fit the best… maybe I’ll double post? Anyway, I have several (5 or 6) Sassafras trees in my yard that need to go. My father was out this past weekend, he’s been clearing a sizable lot in Western MA, and has been working with a Cons...

08-03-2008 11:28 PM

Advice about an unknown plane? - 6 replies

I’ve tried a bunch of times… can’t seem to get my pics to size properly! Links to full pics included too. My first ever hand plane… I have no idea what I’ve got here.See the full pic here My mom found it at a yard sale, got it for a dollar. So, I’m thinking it’s a block plane… am I right?...


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