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|9 days ago||
curved surfaces with sketchup - 2 replies
Afternoon all. I’m having a bit of a time tying to draw a curved back for a chair I’m drawing. It’s actually the Kevin Rodel chair. The plan is to draw the chair and add arms to it, to see what it will look like before I build it. As most of the surfaces are straight, it hasn’t been a problem to draw, but I cannot fig...
|20 days ago||
tool sharpening quest. - 5 replies
If you were turning a 10”D x 6” bowl blank. Green (less than 5 month in the shed) Cherry. and you were using a MaxWood or similar (not that great) 1/2” bowl gouge. How often would you expect to re sharpen your gouge? I ‘m using a DIY jig kinda like “The Captain” uses. I guess it’s not the greatest s...
|29 days ago||
Planer blades - 4 replies
Morning all. I’ve been watching a number of Youtube videos on DIY planer blade sharpening. While I would like to have a sharpening rig like the guy on AskWoodman, it ain’t likely. What do you guys use and what do ya think of it? Thanks
|35 days ago||
Dining room and or coffee table - 4 replies
As I mentioned in another topic, my daughter has plans for me to build her a coffee table and or a dining room table. Both will be painted. I’m kinda wondering what would be the material of choice? Hard wood is out, and I’m not to fussy about pine. Whatcha think?Thanks.
|38 days ago||
Table corner protection - 6 replies
Afternoon all. My daughter has a new cheap dining room table, I think the top is K3 board. I’m looking for a table top corner protector, like the one they have in the L/V catalog, but not brass. Nickle or steel would be great. If not that I’m thinking of getting the brass ones, roughing them up with a bit of 220g and spraying the...
|59 days ago||
school house clock - 1 reply
Morning all. I’ve been asked to build a school house clock (Regulator) by the Mrs. for her birthday present. I’ve been searching for plans and kits in the immediate area as I don’t really like online ordered. I like to physically see some thing before I buy it. The only kit I have found is from Lee Valley. So the question...
|88 days ago||
Teds wood working - 3 replies
So today I inadvertently stumbled into “Ted’s Woodworking”, complete with 16,000 wood working plans. Damned if I could get out. I had to bail out of the diy lathe tool thread i was following. I think I should get a rope!
|104 days ago||
Organized confussion. - 9 replies
I ain’t gotta ‘nuff room to swing a cat when I planing. But it gets done. To bad the DC still sucks…And I don’t mean that in a good way.
|106 days ago||
Planing question. - 7 replies
Afternoon all. I need to re-saw some 3/4×6 walnut into 3/8” wide strips ( 3/8×6” ). I will have to run them through my thickness planer to clean up the re-saw and to trim them down to 1/4”. As they say not to try any thing that thin in the planer I guess I need to use a sled. The question is how do I hold the wal...
|121 days ago||
Spray gun - 12 replies
Morning all. I’m thinking of using a spray gun with my 4 gal compressor but I’m not sure which way to go. The self contained units (Earlex 5000) are kinda out as I’m very cost conscience (cheap). I would be spraying water born varathane for the most part as I getting tiered of the damned brush stokes on my finish. I”m...
|125 days ago||
turning cedar - 3 replies
Morning all. If you were to turn a platter from a green red cedar log, would you rip the log down the middle like a bowl blank or would you cut a slice off the end? Thank you.
|126 days ago||
Mortising jig - 4 replies
Afternoon all. I going to try my hand at making a set of Kevin Rodel’s A&C chairs. I have the plans in my hot little hands and have been reading the info and blogs from Grampa_doodie and kbiniowa. I’m looking at mortising jig plans. If all else fails I may have to look at getting a dedicated mortising machine, but I would pre...
|160 days ago||
casing - 4 replies
Puttin’ up some door casing. the floor is carpet, but in 6/8 months were gonna change it to hard wood. Made my measurements, cut them both ( mistake #1), didn’t add a fudge factor (mistake #2). Now 1 is at least 1/4” short, the other almost 1/2”. If it wasn’t for the flooring change I might have got away with it....
|163 days ago||
Dining chairs - 1 reply
Morning all. I’m thinking of ordering the Arts and Crafts side chair plans (Kevin Rodel) from Fine Wood Working. Has anyone added arms to one of these chairs?
|163 days ago||
google sketchup quest. - 0 replies
Morning all. When you open Sketchup and you click on file, A drop down menu appears with all your past drawings at the bottom (so you can select a drawing to work on). How do you get rid of or limit the number of drawings that will show in the drop down menu? Thanks Mark.
|166 days ago||
CA glue? - 10 replies
I see a lot of comments about CA glue. When I do a Google I get all kinds of different hits. What do you guys use for CA glue when gluing back plates to your bowls? And what do you use for an accelerator? Thanks. Mark
|168 days ago||
Bench top quest. - 6 replies
Morning all. I’m going to make a bench for my lathe using 2×4 cut down to 44”. I would like to laminate the 2×4 the flat (glued and screwed) after I square up the edges. Should I be concerned about wood movement? I built my work bench with 2×4 but I built it with the 2×4 on edge. Thanks for your help.
|177 days ago||
Mortising quest. - 4 replies
Morning all. I’m making a couple of foot stools Mission style. I usually use false tenons on the front of the legs to give the piece a through tenon look. This time I’m trying real through tenons. I have the leg set up on a drill press with a 3/8 brad point bit. I put a piece of scrap under the leg to prevent tear out from the b...
|179 days ago||
Slot cutting jig - 2 replies
A while ago I was searching through the site looking for info on making Mission (Craftsman) style dining chairs. Among many others there was one fellow that used a Rockler slot cutting jig to cut all the mortises. He went on to mention he was able to cut mortises at a constant angle as well. I would like to look in to one of these but I can...
|179 days ago||
Thickness planer quest. - 7 replies
I picked up a Dewalt 735 on sale at one of the local tool stores. For $550 I couldn’t refuse. I built a table taking ideas from the site. My thanks to all who went before me. Right now I’ve got it hooked up to a 2 1/2” hose to a Thien cyclone to a shop vac. It ain’t happenin’.If I cut a 4” hole in top of...