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|104 days ago||
moritising blues - 16 replies
I’m having issues with my mortiser—or maybe it’s just the chisel. I’m using a brand new 3/4 inch hollow chisel mortise bit (Jet brand) and it’s not cutting. The auger seems to be fine—it’s cutting like butter, but the hollow chisel won’t penetrate the wood. I also tried a grizzly brand bit of th...
|197 days ago||
nut allergies - 7 replies
I’d like to make a cutting board for a friend who’s getting married soon. Her fiance is allergic to all nuts. What kind of oil can be used on a cutting board in a case like this? Does the stuff general calls “salad bowl finish” have nut oils? Also, would he also be likely to have a reaction to a wood from a nut bearin...
|204 days ago||
recommendation on butt hinges? - 5 replies
I want to build a blanket chest—a reproduction of the 1903 Rohlfs chest. the top has a strip of wood about 4 inches or so attached to the back of the box and then the rest of the top is hinged to that piece. It used butt hinges (3 of them I think). I was hoping someone could recommend some hinges that could take the weight of someone si...
|216 days ago||
desperately need help with cheapy HVLP - 7 replies
We made a bunch of door casing and decided to try to spray it with finish. Sanding sealer went on wonderfully. Waited couple hours and started to spray with Minwax Polycrylic satin. Initially, it started spraying fine, but about 1 hour into spraying—with NO changes to the gun setup at all, the thing started to clog up. We’re usin...
|317 days ago||
Upper Kitchen Cabinet Question - 16 replies
I have a question—or maybe several questions about an upper cabinet design I’m considering. This pertains only to upper cabs. I’m considering building one large box from 3/4 plywood—one top, bottom, back and 2 ends—no dividers in between—and just making one large face frame to attach to it. I thinik it will...
|319 days ago||
is MLCS still there? - 13 replies
I was wondering if MLCS is still there? I can’t seem to get onto their website today, and come to think of it, I haven’t gotten any of their catalogs in the mail lately. Anybody know what might be up?
|379 days ago||
sandblaster question - 9 replies
my husband wants to strip and paint his motorcycle. i was wondering if anyone had one of these HF blast cabinets? We have a good size air compressor, and it looks like that’s all we need to run this. my questions are 1. is this the right tool for the job 2. is this all we need (other than nozzles, blasting media, quick connectors an...
|442 days ago||
logs to lumber - 8 replies
I found someone with some cherry logs that he’s willing to mill to my needs and dry in his solar kiln. He says the logs have been cut about 1 year. I have a couple questions and hope someone can help me. 1. How long can a log lay before being milled into lumber?2. Does that time negatively affect the wood cut from it?3. Are there a...
|507 days ago||
question about bowtie inlay - 9 replies
I’m trying to learn to use the router inlay kit and want to inlay a bowtie of one species into another species of wood. What is the correct way to orient the grain of the inlaid piece? Should the grain run parallel with the piece receiving the inlay or perpindicular to it?
|575 days ago||
stain question - 6 replies
I’m reading the directions for Waterlox and is tays that it can be used over most stains provided they do not contain wax or silicone or film forming stain such as a stain containing urethane or some thicker gel type stains. I know that this statement rules out all NON dewaxed shellac, but how can you determine if your stain meets the oth...
|583 days ago||
accuride drawer slides - 3 replies
I have some accuride side mount drawer slides with ball bearings. Is there any reason that I can’t just flip them on their sides and mount them to the underside of a drawer and attach the mating part to a wooden rail under the drawer?
|585 days ago||
Grass brand of hardware - 3 replies
does anybody have any experience with the Grass brand of hinges and drawer slides sold by McFeely’s? They are a much less costly (don’t want to say cheap—as I have no experience with them) knock off of Blum products.
|602 days ago||
what does the craft of woodworking mean to you? - 11 replies
How would y’all answer this question? My (not very eloquent) answer is: It means the opportunity to transform a piece of wood into something that someone will enjoy and hopefully cherish for a lifetime, and hopefully pass on to another generation. It may be functional, purely artistic or a combination of both.
|613 days ago||
another dust collector question - 9 replies
I have the HF 1.5 hp dc and the y connector that comes with the machine cracked really bad—unusable bad. I need to replace it, but don’t know where to get a replacement. It slips over the fitting on the machine, and looks slightly larger than a regular 4” y conncector on that end. the end that connects to the flex is regular...
|618 days ago||
dust collector problem - 10 replies
I’m having a clogging problem with my dc and was hoping for advice. I’m using the HF 1.5 hp dc. I have one line connected to my table saw (with a blast gate) and the other line is connected to a cyclone can that connects to my jointer and planer—there’s a Y connector with a blast gate to close off either the planer or j...
|645 days ago||
where do you stick your veneer? - 4 replies
I want to try and make some small veneered boxes as Christmas gifts this year, and wondered—what do people attach the veneer to? Do you use poplar or something like that or MDF? What do you use and why did you select that substrate?
|671 days ago||
free woodcraft coupon to first taker - 0 replies
I got a coupon in the mail today for $20 of a purchase equal or greater than $100, but—-it has to be used in a retail store (of course on “qualified” purchases). The nearest store is too far away for me to justify saving $20, so I thought I’d pass it on if someone contacts me for my address and sends me a SASE. I’...
|724 days ago||
pecan purchase - 10 replies
got this pecan from Roz down in Alabama yesterday. Nice stuff.
|737 days ago||
Lumber in or near Jackson, MS - 3 replies
I was wondering if any jocks knew of a place around Canton or Jackson,MS where I could pick up some mahogany and possibly a little ebony or blackwood (if I don’t have to sell organs to afford it)? The 2 shops in my area have closed and I may be in that area this weekend.
|769 days ago||
site search - 3 replies
I’ve noticed that whenever I search anything on the site and scroll through the pages of results, if I select a project from the results and then go back to my search results, it always defaults back to page 1 of the search results, no matter what page I selected the project from. Can this be changed to allow me to go back to the current ...