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04-15-2014 01:01 PM

Nail gun question - 14 replies

We are installing base trim and shoe moulding and I was hoping for some advice on a nailer. For the base, we are using a 16 guage angled trim nailer. Our base is 5/8” hickory. Our shoe is essentially a 3/4” tall cove. It is also hickory. The 16 guage is working fine for the base, but I think it’s overkill for the shoe, and...

06-27-2013 12:32 PM

trim carpenter - 1 reply

Not sure if this is in the correct forum or not, but I was looking for some advice on how to select a trim carpenter. I’m looking for someone to install baseboard and shoe molding on a new house—stain grade. I can likely get names from local lumberyards but I really don’t know what questions to ask to be sure that they are go...

02-10-2013 12:51 AM

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...

11-08-2012 01:38 PM

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...

11-01-2012 05:35 PM

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...

10-20-2012 10:43 PM

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...

07-12-2012 12:52 PM

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...

07-09-2012 05:33 PM

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?

05-11-2012 01:01 PM

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...

03-09-2012 12:30 AM

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...

01-03-2012 05:57 PM

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?

10-27-2011 04:58 PM

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...

10-19-2011 02:39 PM

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?

10-17-2011 10:38 PM

Grass brand of hardware - 2 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.

09-30-2011 02:58 PM

what does the craft of woodworking mean to you? - 10 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.

09-19-2011 07:05 PM

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...

09-14-2011 03:55 PM

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...

08-18-2011 03:34 PM

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?

07-24-2011 02:44 AM

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’...

05-31-2011 04:27 PM

pecan purchase - 10 replies

got this pecan from Roz down in Alabama yesterday. Nice stuff.

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