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11-07-2015 12:14 AM

Dye question. - 5 replies

I see several people use black leather dye to stain finials. Why not just black paint? If you seal the finial first wouldn’t that do the same thing?

10-18-2015 04:46 PM

Steady rest - 11 replies

Morning all. I have a 12” General Maxi lathe. I’m looking for a set of plans for a steady rest. I googled the question and got just a whack of hits, but I kinda like the one Alan Stratton made (as wood turns) but he hasn’t responded to my email. I’m trying my hand at designing my own, but if I had a drawing things m...

10-02-2015 10:24 PM

Ted??? - 11 replies

I’m looking on the web for a set of Greene & Greene night table plans. Just about every image I click on takes me to Ted McGrath’s wood working plans. Any one know the skinny on this guy? I’ve hear to be kinda leery of his site. Any thoughts? Thanks.

09-15-2015 03:11 AM

Issues with the chain saw - 8 replies

Try as I might I cannot slice a green log in down the centre. i have a 12A 16” homelike electric. Seems to have lots of oomph. but whenever I try, the damn thing pulls to the left. Log is laying on it’s side. I’m slicing on the side with the grain. it’s in a saw buck. EVERY time it pulls to the left. Makes an awful ...

08-18-2015 11:16 PM

English style table saw fence - 7 replies

I came across a youtube vid about the short english style fence. Wherein the end of the fence is level with the front tooth gullet . The guy doing the video was quite sold on the safety aspect of this set up. Any thoughts???

08-17-2015 11:11 PM

Dorathy234 - 2 replies

I posted an other entry in my Hutch / buffet blog several days ago. I went back to it today to see if there was any response. There were a couple of regulars ( thank you gents) and the I noticed this line of B… S…. from some idiot named Dorathy 234. I followed the name back to a the home page to see if there were any other posti...

08-10-2015 10:04 PM

Lighting control - 3 replies

I was in a furniture store to day looking at a hutch/ buffet on the floor. It had 1 puc lite in the centre of the top. To turn the lite on and off all you did was touch the upper left cabinet hinge. Some kind of micro switch obviously, but I can’t find any info on it. The sales guy was no help at all. Any thoughts would be great…...

07-08-2015 03:27 PM

Bowl gouge - 6 replies

For Fathers Day I received a Sheffield Layland 1/2” bowl gouge. I thought it looked kinda big so I matched it up to my nearly depleted ,el cheapo 1/2 gouge (that I bought as a set) and ya it’s a fair bit bigger. It has 1/2” stamped on the shaft, but the micrometer says 5/8. So the question is. When did 5/8 become 1/2 ? No...

07-03-2015 11:47 PM

camera question. - 2 replies

Afternoon All. I’m using an older Samsung Digimax A400 camera. When I plug it in directly to my iMac via usb cable, the camera says it connecting…but never does, no response from the pooter the whole time. If I use a card reader every thing is fine, but thats kind of a drag. Any thoughts? Thanks.

07-01-2015 03:36 PM

Gotta a problem...again - 5 replies

Morning all. Happy Birthday to all the LJ’s north of the 49th. While finishing off the bottom of the hutch portion of the Hutch/ Buffet build. I forgot to elongate the holes for the pegs. I added a bit of glue to the centre of the tenon on each end. Installed the cap, clamped it, drilled it, added a drop of glue to the end of each p...

06-30-2015 05:26 PM

pretty typical - 3 replies

06-28-2015 12:29 AM

filling cracks - 9 replies

I have some well seasoned Cherryblanks. I have turned 1 bowl with it and ii has several small cracks, I would like to try my hand at filling these cracks. I gather the approved method is 2 part coloured apply??? The question is, what type of colouring? I have seen several bowls with a bright metallic blue that I thought would look kinda s...

05-27-2015 04:29 PM

Cabinet bottom - 6 replies

Morning all. I’m kinda concerned about how to attach the bottom of the hutch portion of the Hutch and Buffet project I’m working on. The bottom will be solid 3/4 Cherry. 4 pcs 3”wide glued up as like a table top. This will rest inside a frame. My concern is . How do I compensate for wood movement with out having unsightly...

05-21-2015 08:49 PM

wood movement - 5 replies

Afternoon all. I’m contemplating utilizing either dovetails or box joints in a cabinet plan I’m working on. I would use this joint to secure the top / bottom to the sides, similar to the picture. My concern is wood movement. The top and bottom will be solid 3/4 Cherry as will be the sides. Any thoughts ?Thank you.

04-18-2015 06:42 PM

Drawer question - 5 replies

Morning all. In an up coming Hutch & buffet project I will be making 3 sold hardwood drawers. I will try my hand at hand cut dove tails. The question is. The fronts will be 3/4” thick, is 3/8” to thin for the sides?Thanks

03-30-2015 03:02 AM

Door panel question. - 10 replies

Good evening all. I’m going to be building a set of 3 doors for a china cabinet. They will be frame and panel construction and I want to use solid wood for the panels. I need the panels to be 13” wide X 3/8” thick. If I do gut a straight side by side glue up will this be strong enough? I will leave about 1/8” extra ...

03-22-2015 06:45 PM

Bowed legs - 9 replies

Morning all. I’ve started a hutch/ buffet build and I’m not off to a very good start. I laminated 2 pcs of 4/4 cherry to make the legs. After machining and hoping the mortices I left them in the garage for several days, and we’ve had a fair bit of rain. Looking at them today I see there is a 1/8” bow on each l...

03-11-2015 01:44 AM

I have a problem - 34 replies

Evening. I don’t seem to be able to return to a previous page on this site. IE if I’m browsing the projects pages and I want to return to the previous page (usually a right mouse click) nothing happens. I have this problem only on this site. Thank you.

03-11-2015 01:39 AM

Computer grief - 12 replies

Evening all. My 6 yr old pooter is getting ready to bail. I’m looking at the Mac’s, but damn they’re expensive. Any users out there, if you could give me your opinion. I’m looking at the 27” or the Mac mini (I would a large screen to it.) I dunno. I can get a real nice PC for half the price. I assume the Ma...

02-13-2015 03:33 AM

Another Sketchup question. - 2 replies

Evening all. I’m currently using a Windows PC…It’s on it”s last legs. So I’m thinking of making the jump to a Mac.I know Sketchup is available for Mac…But what about my Windows generated drawings. I’m 3/4 thru my hutch/ buffet plans and I don’t want to loose them. I’m thinkin’ even ...

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