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|909 days ago||
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...
|927 days ago||
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 ...
|933 days ago||
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....
|938 days ago||
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 ...
|948 days ago||
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...
|951 days ago||
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...
|953 days ago||
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!
|974 days ago||
What is this? - 9 replies
I recently refurbished an old craftsman jointer. This fits into its fence. What is it?
|995 days ago||
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...
|1002 days ago||
Table Saw Height - 25 replies
What tricks do you use to accurately set the height of your blade? Spunwood
|1004 days ago||
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...
|1028 days ago||
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). ...
|1038 days ago||
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.
|1043 days ago||
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. ...
|1058 days ago||
I am refurbishing a lathe, the tools and selling it with a book on turning. I am in TN near nashville.
|1058 days ago||
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?
|1078 days ago||
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...
|1078 days ago||
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
|1086 days ago||
Heater for Sale - 7 replies
I am selling my Marley/q-mark heater. It is brand new. Unfortunately, my shop 1000sqft is way to big and uninsulated for it. If you have a smaller shop, OR a shop that is already heater but needs an extra punch, I will sell you the heater for $110/OBO. I will mail. I am located in TN. It is a heavy duty heater with a thermostatMarely 482a...
|1091 days ago||
The website is NOW accepting backorders! Merry Christmas. I couldn’t sleep well tonight, and lo and behold I had a letter in my inbox from customer service. Of course, it didn’t say a thing about this new development… only that I might check the website time and again. Well, I did just that and wham. The price I quoted was w...