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|1563 days ago||
I was thinking about building my wife a wooden box to store her camera equipment. We live fairly close to the beach and moisture is an issue. I would like to give the box a water proof seal coat, and attach a valve that would allow the air to be sucked out. Here are some of the options that I have been contemplating: 1) Seal the box with a...
|1569 days ago||
Melted my bandsaw tires - 9 replies
I feel so stupid… Yesterday, I was cutting some 3” thick balsa wood on my bandsaw. I was creating a set of curved sanding blocks to give away to surfboard shaper friends. I was just working away wearing all my safety gear (3M respirator, head phones, and eye goggles). My respirator prevented me from smelling the burning rubber ...
|1843 days ago||
Fitting Box Joints - 10 replies
I have a question about using the box joint router jig that I recently bought (see below). It is a great little jig, and is easy to use. The only problem is that I always have to file down my cuts by hand afterwords. Otherwise, the fit is too tight. I have a project in mind that is going to require a lot of these box joints, and I am not loo...
|2246 days ago||
Tablesaw safety question - 29 replies
I found this image on another forum. I know that some master table saw users put their hands closer to the blade than I feel comfortable doing. Does anyone else do this? It kind of made me shudder when I saw it.
|2284 days ago||
What to do about old splitting lumber - 8 replies
My Dad has about 80 board feet of old growth Philippine mahogany in his garage. He inherited the wood from my grandfather, who died in 1970. Basically, it is pretty old wood. He said that I can have the wood to use on my projects. I inspected the lot and noticed that most of the boards were splitting at the ends. Is there a good way to reco...
|2337 days ago||
Converting a table saw to a router table - 4 replies
I have a 1970’s era Montgomery Wards table saw that my Dad gave me when he cleaned out his garage. The motor has pretty much kicked the bucket, and I already have another tables saw that I am using. Since this saw has a cast iron top I was thinking about other uses for it. I am thinking about ripping out the motor assembly and mounting ...
|2343 days ago||
Lamination Bending: Which glue? - 5 replies
I’m trying to come up with a new design idea for building a hollow wooden surfboard, and am looking for some help from the wood bending experts. I bought a book on wood bending from Rockler, and it stated that Expoxy and Plastic Resin glue were the two top choices for doing lamination bends. Most boat builders would probably suggest ex...