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|07-05-2011 03:14 PM||
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...
|06-30-2011 04:07 PM||
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
|06-26-2011 06:54 PM||
I’d like to make a wine balancer with a wavy wood pattern, or at least wavy in the center. That would mean making three identical wavy cuts, and possibly one really thin piece. Do we have a tutorial here on how to cut identical wavy pieces? Is this project too challenging? Should I start with something else, like practicing cu...
|06-09-2011 05:47 AM||
Slowing Down - 22 replies
I found myself rushing today and just wanted to hear how you all manage to slow down. I hate ruining something or making it take three times as long because I think I can just plow through or wing it, or do just one more… I read two great tags here on LJ’s: If you don’t have time to test a stain, you have time to ...
|06-02-2011 11:28 PM||
I just did a few hours of battle with an attempt at installing drawer slides. I wanted to post this for anyone about to do this. Some Tips on Installing Drawer Slides:1. Be sure to have a square carcass/case/chest 2. Be sure that the distance between the drawer sides & the chest sides is the recommended distance for the slides (i.e....
|05-28-2011 06:11 PM||
Two More Finishing Questions - 6 replies
Here is some wood from a great find. Someone local was dumping a few boards from a fence.I am making them into a few frames. My question is: What is the best way to preserve the wood’s paint, wear, fungus…:Satin Polyacrylic?No Finish? What would you do? Also, After routing this plaque, the walnut was too dark to see ...
|05-19-2011 04:55 AM||
How Can I Finish This Stump? - 11 replies
I recieved an email from a woman who would soon be putting one of her dogs down. She had been burying her pets in the backyard, and had some crosses, but wanted a plaque for them. She told me she had the wood for it. Little did I know that the little ole’ piece of wood was this big ole’ walnut stump/slice. You c...
|05-15-2011 07:30 PM||
Hardware question: small hinges - 2 replies
Hey, I am making a small top to a business card holder. It is going to sit on it at an acute angle (maybe 30 degrees or so). I am not really making the top. It is the outer wood the came off from the live edge of a board. I am not sure it will work, considering what the screw will do to that “bark”, and whether hinges can sit o...
|05-13-2011 03:05 PM||
Important Instructions! - 2 replies
Here is a fun Troubleshooting chart tidbit from my shop vac: Symptom Possible Cause Corrective Action Part/ accessories missing Packed in tank Check in Tank I love the corrective action!
|04-23-2011 05:29 AM||
What is this? - 9 replies
I recently refurbished an old craftsman jointer. This fits into its fence. What is it?
|04-01-2011 07:18 PM||
Tung Oil - 13 replies
I have been using Pure Tung Oil from the Real Milk Paint company. I love how it works, but again I have the same old concerns about proper drying and dry time. I am building picture frames, and want to be able to finish a piece from 1st coat to 3rd in at least 5-8 days. I use a lot of red oak, walnut, but also several other woods. So here a...
|03-25-2011 03:42 PM||
Table Saw Height - 25 replies
What tricks do you use to accurately set the height of your blade? Spunwood
|03-23-2011 04:49 PM||
I showed my frames to a local photagrapher, and she is going to buy some! Just in time for graduation pictures.I want to have some more variety so I am trying to create some non-mitered frames. Well, I am trying to construct some picture frames that are mortise and tenon or 1/2 lapped rather than miter jointed. But I do not like how the rabbe...
|02-27-2011 10:01 PM||
What size Nailer? - 5 replies
Well, I am excited to say that I am looking into making picture frames and selling them locally. I want to get a nail gun to aid in assembly. We decided to start small, no matting or glass yet, just rustic wood frames. I will have pictures soon of the samples I made and the ones I made for Grandma’s birthday (when I finish that blog). ...
|02-17-2011 06:38 PM||
16" Grizzly Bandsaw: What do you Think? - 4 replies
There’s a fella selling one for $350 (possibly a bit less) on CL. (http://nashville.craigslist.org/tls/2215989258.html) It is a discontinued model. Maybe I’ll just keep waiting.
|02-12-2011 04:40 PM||
2 Questions - 6 replies
One question I have posted in my new blog entry:http://lumberjocks.com/spunwood/blog/21250#comment-902807 The other has to do with getting a Central Machinery (Harbor Freight) band saw. Do I need to belong to the Inside track to get the best deal. I was thinking of just using Craigslist or checking the website for deals every now and then. ...
|01-29-2011 05:39 AM||
I am refurbishing a lathe, the tools and selling it with a book on turning. I am in TN near nashville.
|01-28-2011 03:32 PM||
Question about end grain vs. crosscuts - 7 replies
Can someone explain why it “appears” to be easier to make a crosscut than to work with end grain. Aren’t they essentially the same thing? It is really difficult to sand endgrain, but a crosscut is relatively easy. I am reading L. Lee’s book on sharpening and this has been bugging me. Any thoughts?
|01-09-2011 02:17 AM||
Dust in the Face - 20 replies
So, I have started to notice a big build up of dust behind me after sawing. Today, I watched as a steady stream of dust went flying. The blade was 1/2” over the particle board (particle board…gross). Is it normal to have dust shoot back at you when using the table saw? I have read that this could really be an alignment issue. Any...
|01-08-2011 02:52 PM||
Oak Workbench? - 6 replies
I have a bunch of oak available. Is there any reason I should not build a traditional workbench (tail vise…dogs) out of it? Brandon