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926 days ago

Is it possible to repair a laminated router table top? - 12 replies

Hi everybody.I am having a GOOD DAY. I got a tool gloat to share. My cousin who like me has to many hobbies is downsizing his shop. He gave me an older version Rockler router table and router lift. Unfortunately he put something wet on it one day and the table top has swollen at the miter track.!

1145 days ago

drying lumber and logs for wood turning - 4 replies

Hi all, I have just taken up woodturning. (I know, I’m in trouble now) I am intrigued by the possibility of using random logs, green firewood, winter blow downs etc as potential turning stock. At worst, I can use it as practice stuff. I don’t own a kiln or anything like that. I figured maybe I can stack up logs and air dry the...

1244 days ago

Beginners first lathe - 6 replies

Hey everyone. I just scored a little extra spending cash courtesy of a birthday. I have been looking for a used lathe to add to my tool arsenal for a while now. Now that I got a little more I’ve been debating getting the harbor freight mini lathe #65345. It’s now $199 plus I got the usual 20% coupon. The reviews are good from th...

1367 days ago

wood and plaster mirror repair. - 2 replies

hello everyone. My wife has hired me out to do some handyman type work for a co-worker of hers. I am happy to lend my skills to others, especially since she lives with her widowed mother. One particular task has me wondering as how to best approach it. She has an old antique round wood framed mirror. Around the frame there are decorative fl...

1503 days ago

tools for granite - 6 replies

Hi everyone.I have come across a few granite scraps that I want to incorporate into some wood working projects. Most of the larger pieces are jagged broken slab pieces 1.5” thick. I am trying to figure how to cut them. I was going to use a cir saw with a stone cutting blade. But will it cut something that thick. I have access to a grin...

1513 days ago

upcomming anniversary - 4 replies

Well tomorrow is my 1 year anniv. I figured I would(OR IS THAT figured wood) show my appreciation to this community. I am so pleased to have found you all. In a time of economic uncertainty, I picked up a new hobby. I figured a hobby that kept me around the house and family, provide benefit to the family, feed my creative and artistic need w...

1546 days ago

lunchbox planer question - 3 replies

Good evening everyone. I just purchased the porter cable planer from lowes. I am aware that it is a clone of the delta shop master portable planer. I purchased it knowing its limitations. It will probably see only occasional use. The instructions don’t really tell you how thin it can plane to, or length. More or less what I am trying...

1606 days ago

jet dust collection - 5 replies

Hi everyone and happy thanksgiving from the state that gave us thanksgiving. I noticed that in my new rockler circular I got in my email that they have a little jet dust collection model dc-500. I am in need of any kind of dust collection and I was hoping some fellow jocks can chime in on this model. I would be using this one machine at a ti...

1649 days ago

gloss over satin finish - 4 replies

Hi everyone, sorry to post a newbie question but…....I am refinishing a walnut shot gun stock. I applied a darker than original stain. Now comes the finishing. I think a satin finish would look really sharp. However a more glossy sheen is more appropriate for this gun dating back to the mid fifties. Well my question is; if I was to ...

1872 days ago

refinishing a shotgun stock - 3 replies

hi everyone, I have an older remington model 58 semi auto shotgun made between 1958 and 1962? Its just a shooter but it is magic in the field. The stock is fairly plain with some checkering on the grip and on the forearm. I am not sure if it is stained but it has an almost orange red hue. The finish is pretty worn and cracked. The p...

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