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03-03-2018 06:48 PM

What to finish tiki mugs with - 1 reply

I’m making a few tiki mugs for a friend and was wondering what to finish the inside with. Any one familiar with this?

03-01-2018 04:49 AM

What Should I Weld Up? - 9 replies

I’m a woodworker but i recently got a MIG welder and i’m looking around my shop thinking i could probably weld up some cool stuff. Anybody have some “must have” projects that i should weld up for my shop? I’m not sure where to start but i want to just make some sparks!

10-02-2017 05:33 AM

Looking for a specific type of fastener. Does it already exist? - 1 reply

Hi all i’m looking for a fastener that would sorta act like a biscuit but doesn’t require glue. Imagine almost like a metal biscuit that had little reversed claws on it so that once it was pushed into the groove it couldn’t pull out. I sketched a little cross section of what i mean. Does anyone know if this exists I’d lov...

10-25-2014 02:53 AM

Estimate for Cabinet Hardware Redo - 1 reply

I’m sorta at a loss on what to charge a customer. The customer has 46 cabinet doors that they want to ahve converted to euro hinges and rehung. There are around 110 hinge cups that need to be drilled and fitted to the doors and cabinets. After the re-install they are going to have them painted. Anybody want to volunteer what they might cha...

04-16-2014 03:29 AM

Help Refinishing Pottery Barn Furniture - 2 replies

So normally I’d just build these items but at $70 for a Pottery Barn coffee table and end table it was a steal. I knew they needed to be refinished since the previous owners dog seems to chew on them a bit. My question is does anyone know what their standard process is for finishing their furniture? Pics below.

12-04-2011 11:38 AM

Help me Price a Commissioned Built-In - 15 replies

Hi All- I’ve done several commissioned furniture projects to date and recently I had some friends ask me to do some built in cabinets. I’ve finished the design and materials pricing and I’d like to get some ideas from you all on where you’d price this project. I’m going to be doing all the construction, finishing, a...

11-08-2011 11:50 AM

Help! Got a little crazy with the wax need a good way to take the extra off! - 6 replies

I went a little heavy with some wax on a new book shelf. I was wondering if anyone out there has a good way to take some of the excess wax off so i can get a nice even polish. Brad

11-08-2011 11:43 AM

Help! Doing a built in cabinet in a carpeted room. - 2 replies

I’m going to be building two built in cabinets in a living room. My question is what should i do with the carpet that would be under the cabinet? Should I strip the carpet and pad from the area that is under the cabinets or is it typical to leave it? Any pros out there I would love to hear from you. Bradford237

04-18-2011 04:36 AM

Need Help Repairing Cloudy Clearcoat! - 3 replies

So this winter I built a great bookshelf and when i went to finish it with the clear coat something went wrong. I think that since the weather was sooo cold it made the clear dry cloudy. From what I’ve read the low temp was the issue. Now need to fix this and finish this darn project! Any suggestions on how to bring this project across the...

10-10-2009 11:29 PM

Will Delta Unisaw Cast Iron Wings Bolt onto a Jet JWTS-10??? - 3 replies

About to buy some cast iron wings from a guy on caigslist but need to make sure the wings which are from a Delta uni-saw will bolt onto my Jet JWTS-10 table saw. Anyone know? Here are the measurements from the Delta Wings The center one is centered on 27’’, the other two are 11’’ from that one. 13/16 down from th...

09-30-2009 06:41 AM

Freud Fusion Blade or Forrest Woodworker II? - 14 replies

Need a new all around combo blade and trying to decide between the Forrest WW2 blade or the Freud Fusion Premier blade. Anyone have experience with both? Since both are around the same price right now they are both up for grabs. Also anyone know what magazine recently did a big write up on tablesaw blades? Thanks, Brad

09-23-2009 01:36 AM

Need to find Jet Case Iron Extension Help! - 1 reply

Just bought a Jet JWT-10 the contractors saw with a 36” xacta fence. It has the stamped steel extension wings on it and I’d like to replace them with the flat cast iron wings. Does anyone know where i can order these from? Search Jet’s site couldn’t find anything. BTW got the saw for $300 with the extension table and exte...

09-07-2009 09:12 AM

Help! Need to install hanger bolts on a table leg. - 7 replies

I’m building a table. I have the legs cut to length and squared up now I need to take the corner off the top and make a flat area to thread the screw side of two hanger bolts into the leg. The bolt side of the hanger bolt will go through a 45 degree brace and tighten to the table. I’ve been trying to think of a way to make the flat a...

07-14-2009 11:09 AM

Best Way to Screw MDF Together??? - 13 replies

So I’m building Norms Deluxe Router station and while building the fence portion I’m having to drive screws into MDF. Now of course I pre-drilled all my holes but for some damn reason the MDF keeps splitting! Any suggestions guys? I went larger on my drill bit but I’m almost drilling out the size of the threads at this point. ...

06-27-2009 07:18 PM

What size are the full extension drawer slides for the NYWS Delux Router Station??? - 1 reply

I’m building the Delux router station from New Yankee Workshop. I have the plans at home but I’m away from my house and need to know which size full extension drawer slides i need for the bottom drawers! Can someone post what the plans call for please??? - Brad

01-17-2009 12:43 PM

Garage Heating Ideas - 30 replies

I recently moved to Washington state from Southern California and geez my garage is FREEZING. It’s a 3 car garage so i was wondering if there are some folks out there with some suggestions about how to get the space cozy enough to work in… not hovering in the 20’s and 30’s. I can’t spend alot maybe $100-$150. Tha...

10-25-2008 09:16 PM

Watch Out- Email Scammers on LJ - 12 replies

Hey folks I may be wrong her but i got a private message from a Lumber Jock and it didn’t make any sense at all and the bottom line of it was he wanted my private email “for to write with me privately” were his/her exact words. Be carefull who you share your personal email with! - Brad

10-24-2008 12:03 PM

Finishing with Arm-R-Seal... sand between coats or not? - 3 replies

I’m finishing two Greene and Greene style bedside tables right now. These are the steps i’ve taken thus far…. this is my first major finishing project. It’s all solid mahogany btw 1. sand to 180 all parts2. Use Bartleys Dark wook filler to fill pores3. Sand filler down and re-apply filler to get whatever was missed.4. ...

10-15-2008 06:29 AM

Best Joint For A Picture Frame??? - 10 replies

I’m building a ton of picture frames for my wife and I’m wondering what the best way to join the corners are. Any suggestions guys? - Brad

10-13-2008 12:00 AM

Dewalt 735- Help Please - 20 replies

I picked up a Dewalt 735 planer 2 months ago. Recently I was running some mahogany lumber through it and the feed wheels starting slipping and not feeding the lumber through. They are functioning correctly otherwise but they seem like they can’t get a good grip on the lumber to feed it through all the time. Sometimes they work and at ot...

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