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10-02-2014 01:57 PM

leveling butcher block countertops...from the top - 15 replies

Hi all! I am installing butcher block countertops on cabinets I made from all reclaimed lumber. The house I am installing them in is very old and the floor is concrete, and not even close to level. Normally, the cabinets are leveled from the bottom so the top is already level for the countertops. Well, my issue is I cannot level from the...

05-09-2014 08:00 PM

built in vs built to fit - 13 replies

This may be a stupid question(I find myself saying that alot when I am asking questions on here lol), but what is the difference between built in, and being built to fit the space? Is there a difference? I had a women ask me to make her a cabinet, but she wants it to be built in…If I make it the exact size of the space and screw it in, the...

05-01-2014 02:05 PM

transition strip angle help! - 11 replies

Maybe I am way over thinking this and this is a stupid question…but I am having trouble coming up with a solution. My sister in-law asked me to make her some transition strips. The first is 3in wide and the floor has a 1in drop. Obviously the easiest thing to do would be take a 1 1/4in board and rabbit it… but I think that would be t...

04-13-2014 05:42 PM

what finish to put on butcher block counter top - 13 replies

I am making a red oak counter top for a costumer. I have never made one and was wondering what kind of finish you guys think is best. I have done alot of research but have found every site says something different. Thanks!

12-16-2013 06:39 AM

Half of jointer out of square - 12 replies

I am having some issues with my jointer. I have the DJ20 jointer. When I make the fence square to the infeed table, then it is not square to the outfeed table and visa versa. My fence seems to be straight. What else could cause this to happen? Obviously that would mean it is in the tables, but I have never moved either table, and am a little sca...

12-02-2013 11:13 AM

finishing before assembly - 9 replies

I am working on an armoire. The inside is going to be white washed and the outside a teal stain. I was thinking it would be a lot easier to finish the inside before I assemble it. If I do this, am I risking the sides warping since only one side will be finished for at least a few days? It is made of solid maple. The sides are 3/4×10 3/4...

12-02-2013 10:07 AM

dust collection - 15 replies

Hi everyone. I am working on getting my shop more organized….well I guess I am always trying to do that….but more so now. I have moved some tools around and need to do something with the power cords and dust collection hoses that run across the floor. I have seen some awesome shop setups on this site and was hoping to get some ideas....

12-02-2013 09:29 AM

youtube comments - 2 replies

I know this is not LJ’s related, but I’m not sure who else to ask. I’m hoping someone that is good with youtube can help me. I have some woodworking videos on youtube. In the comment section is says I have other comments that have been removed because they may be spam, but they are not. How to I get them to come back up? And wh...

10-25-2013 02:27 PM

how to make legs/back for armoire - 10 replies

I am making this armoire for someone I work with. It is going to be solid ambrosia maple. My question is about the legs. Do I do legs on the back too? If so, that would mean I am putting a “face frame” on the back also? I am thinking that would be the only way to get the legs on the back too. That is my plan anyway unless someone can...

08-22-2013 03:33 PM

which planer would you choose? - 31 replies

I know, not another which tool should I buy, but I can’t decide. I have been looking for a good used planer for a month or 2 now since my delta lunch box broke down. Of course, 2 that I like have came up at the same time. I found a 13in jet planer/molder on CL for $600, supposedly not used but has a little surface rust from sitting in a ga...

08-04-2013 07:41 PM

tree house slide ideas? - 16 replies

Hi guys. My daughter is turning 4 on the 7th. I am going to build her a tree/play house for her birthday. I am amazed at how expensive all the accesories are. The cheapest swing is $20, slides are $200, etc…well, me being cheap am trying to figure out how I can make all this stuff myself. Everything seems pretty easy except the slide. Has ...

07-14-2013 04:10 PM

how to sell at craft shows, flea markets, etc - 40 replies

There is a big Backwoods Fest coming up near me. They have hundreds of vendors that come. A man that is from there saw some of my projects and told me that if I brought my stuff to this festival I would sell more than I can make. So, I got an application and it asked for my vendors license #...well I don’t have one, I am not a business. So...

07-10-2013 02:24 AM

did i do good?moulding planes - 23 replies

just picked these up on ebay for $16.50+S&H. I feel like I got a really good deal, but thought I should ask some people who know alot about hand planes. These are antique Parker-Hubbard &CO. I use my shoulder plane and block plane quite a bit, but that’s it for planes. I would love to get better at using them b/c I don’t enjo...

06-24-2013 04:59 PM

Help!! How do I find an angle? - 55 replies

I got a job making a kitchen island for a woman. The thing is, she needs the base by 7/2 b/c that’s when the counter top is coming in and they said the base has to be done. The problem I am having is finding the angles. And I also need to know what the length of the centers will be. I worked all night on sketchup for the first time and...

06-22-2013 08:59 PM

DIY air filtration unit - 15 replies

I have been really busy, but finally got the chance to make a new video and make the air filtration unit I have been wanting to make. I will update later on how much of a difference it makes in the shop. I also still need to stick some trim on the front so I will post that in my projects when it’s done. Thanks to everyone that put their un...

06-13-2013 04:17 PM

how to mix mixol tints - 27 replies

Hi, I am making a cabinet/armoire for a coworker. He gave me a pic from a magazine of what he wanted it to look like. This has a very light teal colored paint, but we decided to tint/stain it that color instead so the grain will show through. I bought some mixol tints. Does anyone have any experience on mixing these? I tried putting it straight ...

06-10-2013 10:42 PM

hidden treasure:) - 18 replies

It’s probably been about a year since I found an add on CL for some walnut. It was stuff that was not good enough to sell for top price, so I got a good deal on it. I paid $400 for about a half a truck load full. When I was loading it I was a little worried. When I got home, and unloaded it, I thought “I just paid $400 for firewood&#...

05-22-2013 07:06 PM

memory box design - 18 replies

Hi all. I have some questions about a box I am going to make. I have never made a box…and I know it sounds simple but I know it’s not going to be as easy as it sounds. My best friend lost her 7month old daughter last week and I want to make a memory box and matching picture frame. My biggest question is I would like to put her name i...

05-12-2013 11:38 AM

jointer snipe - 23 replies

I am having some trouble with my jointer. I don’t know if it’s me, the machine, or normal. Every time I edge joint a board I get snipe at the end. Is this normal? I have a DJ20 I got used from CL and have not adjusted the tables at all. Thanks!

05-07-2013 02:40 AM

leveling outfeed table - 15 replies

Hi all. I am having some trouble leveling my outfeed table. We built the shop last spring on ground that had just been excavated, so the floor has settled and is no longer level. The desks started out unlevel. I put bases on the desks thinking it would be easier to level from the top. It is about 5 1/2ft by 7ft. I leveled the center with threade...

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