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|30 days ago||
Wood Stinks - 14 replies
The smell of Alaskan Yellow Cedar makes me shudder. I recently bought a clearance 4×4x12” at hobby lobby. I thought it was a steal, now I wish someone would steal it from me. I hate throwing out wood, but I have used a 1/4 of it and don’t look forward to using it again. Of all the wood I have worked with, this is the worst...
|105 days ago||
Why did the dry wood split? - 7 replies
Just resawed a 20×7x7 part of a barn beam. Made little pieces 3×4x5. Brought them in the house which is about 50% humidity and in a day they have major splits in them. I was hoping to make a tractor bandsaw box with them. What happened?
|217 days ago||
Powermatic 14" Bandsaw in TN - 4 replies
I Need to sell this to pay for some roofing work which I need done. It is in excellent condition except for a bunged up pulley cover (which has no effect on machine). 14” with mobile base, riser block, and 5 blades.
|253 days ago||
Looking for Grizzly coupon - 7 replies
I am going to get a jointer and was hoping to find someone with a coupon. Anybody? Brandon
|526 days ago||
Breaking the Rules? - 18 replies
Here is my rough design: It is a reclaimed glued up poplar coffee table. Laminated with 2” x 1.5” x 60” boards. It measures” 2×27x60 I have two questions, both dealing with design and wood expansion: 1. Why doesn’t a board and batten design cause problems?I ask becasue I want to do a similair deisgn fo...
|530 days ago||
How do they do this with fine joinery? - 17 replies
If you look at my projects, and many of the projects on this site, you will see some rustic work, but what about stuff like this? How can you get square material which is so rustic…still shows saw marks, outdoor wear, ect.? Any thoughts:http://www.stoneycreekwoodworks.com/Tables/dining.html Scroll down and check out those cool scribe...
|702 days ago||
What can I learn from this? - 19 replies
Here is a microwave shelf I made: And here are the miters a few months later in winter: I used dried wood (barnwood).I may remember the pieces for the miters being a hair too small or big, but working in the glue and clamping.Is it the wrong size wood miters, no biscuits, any thoughts?Would you repair them? Appriciate yo...
|707 days ago||
They Just Cancelled My Home Insurance - 15 replies
Last year, I was foolish enough to ask my insurance company how much it would cost to insure my tools. Unfortunately, they decided that I am running a business…but I make less than $3000 a year from it and it is really a hobby for me. Well, I am in the market for a new company, since Safeco/Answer Financial dropped me. Anyone hav...
|719 days ago||
Have you ever wondered? - 16 replies
If a hole is 3/8” exactly, will an exactly 3/8” dowel fit in it? If a mortise has the same exact dimensions of the tenon, will they fit together?
|765 days ago||
How to Hang a Glued up Sword Display - 3 replies
Another coat of wipe on poly & this sword display will be finished. Iim going to hang it next week in the customer’s home. I was thinking of screwing it to the studs, but it is about: 5’ x 3’ It is made with glued up boards.If I put 4 screws into into it (one near each corner), I am...
|769 days ago||
I've been Shellacked - 4 replies
I have a large walnut frame I have been trying to finish. The shelac finish keeps turning out poorly and I have tried rubbing it with alcohol to smooth it out. It has lots of streaks and and sags. I have tried diluting it with alcohol and using a foam brush, and getting a fresh can. I am thinking I will just sand it down and use poly….a...
|782 days ago||
Question about routing & Door Panels - 9 replies
Okay so here are two unrelated questions: 1. I am routing this image into a piece of oak. Would you route the white parts or the black…I am thinking the white. 2. Where do people get wood for door panels, especially larger cabinet doors?Just curious ThanksSpunwood
|819 days ago||
Help With Sword Plaque - 9 replies
A friend has set me to work on a plaque to hang two swords and these colored orbs called materia from Final Fantasy 7. I am concerned about the strength of the wood bracket. It will be a biscuit joint with oak. Any thoughts about the design or grain direction in the image? Thanks for your help. Brandon
|842 days ago||
The backsplash, Breadboards, and 'trim' - 9 replies
I am in the middle of making kitchen countertops.The glue ups are done. The next step is sanding & finishing. But I couldn’t resist taking one of the sections into the house to see how it would need to fit with the oven, the backsplash, and whether it would need something for the front edge of the countertop, some trim to hide the s...
|855 days ago||
Countertops for the kitchen - 32 replies
Here is my plan for kitchen countertops…any thoughts. I am particulary interested in what people think about the breadboard splining and the supports for the sink. You can see more pics of progress here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.257366100954927.70591.233428150015389&type=1#!/photo.php?fbid=257376610953876&...
|858 days ago||
Kitchen Countertops - 11 replies
Well, if you read my last forum, you will know that I have been in the process of getting mold out of the kitchen. The mold is gone, but I have taken this opportunity to get rid of the pressed-board countertops. I am going to edge glue oak board for a brick like layout. I had a few questions. Love to have some imput: 1. I was thinking o...
|862 days ago||
Mold, Mahem, and Study - 14 replies
It is has been a while since I have regulary posted on LJ’s. I am sad about that, especially becuase some of it has been due to domestic problems which I do not wish to go into. But I have missed yall and just want to say high and give a little update. I recently discovered Facebook and am enjoying posting there, both on my shop page...
|890 days ago||
How do you saw one of these? - 12 replies
I was going through some photos to post on my personal page and came accross this one. This was before my woodworking days. Well, I went to the park and there they were. The park folks gave me the go ahead, and my father-in-law and I are going to pick them up in a few days…hopefully when it is cooler out. Today was almost indexing 1...
|897 days ago||
Pictures & Questions - 5 replies
About a year ago, Stephanie cut down a small tree with somekind of vine wrapped around it. The plan was to make it into a cat tree, but I ended up using it to make business card holders and wine balancers…and I may use a longer piece to do repairs to the front porch (more about in a moment). My question for yall is: 1.What kind of wood...
|901 days ago||
Nail Gun Gauge Question - 25 replies
I’d like to assemble the stools I make with nails. I’d also like to make a grownup size stool. What gauge nail gun might you use? Thanks, Brandon