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|04-17-2016 12:50 AM||
drum sander questions - 8 replies
I am thinking of investing in a drum sander. i primarily used quarter sawn oak. I have a lot of trouble with tearout on the planer. A friend suggested using a drum sander for thicknessing. I can get one side flat and smooth with my jointer with the carbide helical head. Will a drum sander flatten and thickness like a planer? Also, can you ...
|06-03-2012 03:53 AM||
what have I done wrong this time - 22 replies
I am trying to make a solid wood table top. It is made of six 5” wide boards. I did two, 3 board glue ups. these went together with no problems. The boards were all jointed perfectly, I didnt have to use any clamp pressure to get them to come together. I then tried to put the two 3 board units together. They seem to now have a convex...
|01-18-2010 05:50 AM||
So long Im done - 57 replies
I cant take the frustration any more. Ive been beating head against the wall with this woodworking BS for too many years now and have accomplishing nothing. The scrap man is coming tomorow to haul away all this junk. Now I will at least have my garage back.Bye
|01-17-2010 06:44 AM||
Pocket hole jig problems - 16 replies
I just got a Kreig pocket hole jig. I am trying to put together a frame with it. I cant get the 2 peices to come out flush on the face. I clamp them down flat and when I tighten the screw it pulls the one peice proud of the other by about 1/64. I have even put a shim under the one to compensate and it still ends up not flush. What am I doin...
|01-13-2010 06:31 AM||
I assume Im just stupid... - 8 replies
To me it seems as though tape measures are all printed backwards. I am right handed and cant even hold a pencil well with my left hand. So if I want to mark something I hold the pencil with my right hand and hold the tape measure with my left. When you do it that way you hook the tape on the right and pull it towards the left. So then you ha...
|12-27-2009 12:20 AM||
router table dimensions - 2 replies
Hi,I am thinking about building a router table. The base is going to be a bathroom vanity with laminate on top. What would be a good amount of fence travel? How close is the cross slot to the bit opening? And how much should there be from the bit to the front of the table?Thanks,Skidiot
|12-23-2009 05:22 AM||
Holy tearout batman!!! - 1 reply
Since I work with skids and found wood I seldom really know what kind of wood I am using. I am working on a simple bench for my sisters mudroom. It is going to be painted so I grabbed a large crate that has been hanging around too long. I thought it was willow or cottonwood since it is light weight and light in color. When I went to plane it...
|11-22-2009 06:04 AM||
what kind of wood is this? - 2 replies
Hi,I use a lot of skid wood and sometimes I see some really weird looking wood. I have some that is very hard heavy & tough. When planed smooth it has a plasticy feel to it. It is almost white in color and has no smell when cut. The grain in this stuff is incredible, a combination of burl and quartersawn oak. But the grain goes the whole...
|11-04-2009 04:15 AM||
spalted birch plywood - 1 reply
Hi,FYI there are 2 sheets of blue line spalted birch 3/4” plywood at the Menards store in Woodstock Il. I was digging though the pile on Sunday. I didnt want them but maybe one of you more talented folks may be interested.Skidiot
|10-20-2009 04:30 AM||
help with a tabletop - 3 replies
Hi,I am building a large desk. I am making the top out of qswo. It will be 30”X50”. There will be 6 boards glued up to make the width. I have no access to any large equipment. How can I smooth and level the top after gluing without spending the rest of my life sanding. I am afraid to use a belt sander because I have had nothing...
|10-15-2009 05:03 AM||
random orbit sander - 6 replies
I just bought an inexpensive random orbit sander and have had no good results. All i get is swirls gouges and tiny fisheyes. What am i doing wrong?
|07-13-2009 05:51 AM||
arts & crafts design help - 9 replies
I would like to dress up some of my arts & crafts style items with some inlays. I have found lots of designs on the web but they are all way too complex for my limited skill level and would not be apropriate to go with the basic furniture designs I have made. Any help with some simple yet elegant A&C designs. I have absolutely no abi...
|06-07-2009 01:34 AM||
Ive run out of ideas - 9 replies
I need some ideas for projects to make. I have lots of small pieces of wood laying around I just hate to thow out. Some are small cut offs 3/4X2X 12 or so. Then I have lots of thin pieces that have cool graining or figuing but after I plane them out the may be only 3/8 or 1/4 thick. These are about 12X3”. I have a couple places I m...
|03-12-2009 06:17 AM||
need help with a box joint - 12 replies
I have been trying to make a square box joint. I have no problem getting the pins and slots to fit nicely. I cant get the boards to line up when I put them together. It seems like the width of the boards have to be an exact multiple of the size of the pins and slots. Is this how it works or can any width board be used?
|03-01-2009 07:30 AM||
quarter sawn red oak - 2 replies
Is there any way to get the rays and flecks in quarter sawn red oak to show nicely like they do in white oak? It seems the problem is the rays in red oak are brown and get hidden by the stain. The rays in white oak are white and contrast when stained.