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01-21-2014 05:01 AM

Oak flooring wood filler - 10 replies

Sooo, I usually am in the business of making boxes and whatnot. But, due to severe boredom on the subject, I decided to tear up the carpet and linoleum in our open-floor-plan first floor. Through the Craigslist grapevine, wife and I were able to get almost enough low-grade oak flooring to fill the space. It’s so low-grade that now I need s...

01-02-2014 03:53 AM

Rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol? - 17 replies

Hey you woodworking people from around this beautiful earth sphere! I gotta question. I just used shellac (Zinsser, bullseye) on a sweet box I made for a guy I know. I had never used shellac before. I assumed warm soapy water would clean my brush. I was way wrong and the brush quickly seized up, becoming rock hard. I looked on the back of the...

01-05-2013 09:55 PM

Refinishing an antique dresser - 2 replies

Hi. My wife chanced upon a nice (but a little banged-up) antique dresser on Craigslist. We then bought it. Now we want to refinish black and make it looked antiqued. He he. Funny, it already IS an antique. But it definitely needs a new coat of arms. Sooo…..I was thinking of just roughing up the existing finish with a low grit sand papey so...

11-29-2012 06:27 AM

Hey! I want to cut my table in half. - 4 replies

Hey. I want to cut my table in half and was a wonderin what any of yous thought about it. I want to cut out a 12” section so as to make it not as long as it is. I will then use the 12” section and make it a leaf. Yay? Nay? Thoughts? Questions? Thanks,Me

03-17-2012 04:31 PM

Be Careful! - 6 replies

Yes, I say this to everyone from the novice (me) to the craftsman/expert (you). I work in a small shop and we had our best machinist chop off his pinky a week and a half ago. Oh darn! He is the cocky type and way too daring and reckless. He was cutting some cherry pieces for frames that would be surrounding large plaques. The rabbets he was cut...

02-20-2012 06:13 AM

Brushes for my router?!? - 9 replies

Help! I have a thirty year old router that stopped working. Of course, me not being very mechanically sound, I pondered why this lovely Craftsman router wouldn’t turn on when I flipped the switch. I was told by a fellow at work that it was probably the brushes. I just gave him a blank look and finally asked if my toothbrush at home would b...

06-02-2011 08:29 AM

What random orbital sander would YOU recommend? - 26 replies

I have, or had (depending on your vantage point), a Crapsman, I mean, Craftsman random orbital sander that sputtered out on me last week. The pad spins like it always did, but when I put it in contact with wood, the spinning virtually stops. And it started smoking on me. Plus, the discs themselves are really cheap anyway. They are the hook and l...


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