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1337 days ago

Sawdust Disposal - 33 replies

What do you do with your sawdust? for that matter, those of you that don’t have a stove, what do you do with the small scraps? Our city picks it all up with the green leaves and grass, but that’s only been recently. I’v curious if there is a ‘good’ use for all this.

1350 days ago

Wood Finish Preference - 12 replies

The thinnest part of my knowledge-base is finishes (pun intended). Please take a minute and explain what is your favorite finish and why. I am very curious to the ‘why’ part; is it simple preference, look and feel, or the exotic name on the piece. (For example: why use shellac instead of polyurethane?) The thinnest part of my kno...

1359 days ago

Costa Mesa Woodworking Show - 1 reply

I know some of you went to the Costa Mesa Show over the weekend. I for one was very disappointed in the lack of vendors, and the reduced size of the show. Next year they may hold in in a trailer. Peachtree was the only large vendor, with only a few other small displays. Lee Valley wasn’t selling anything, just a reduced display, Dewal...

1359 days ago

Power Up a Table Saw - 4 replies

Has anyone upped the power of a table saw from 1 1/2 hp to 3 hp? I have found that a higher HP on my router gets cleaner cuts, I am thinking that the same may be true by upgrading my Table Saw. (I want a 3hp Stop Saw, but the treasurer won’t allow it in the budget).

1366 days ago

White stain - 5 replies

I am attempting to stain a pine crib white. (pine to preserve the bites and bangs of a special infant) So I need a safe white stain and protective coating product. I tried white wash pickling from minwax on a test piece and it’s simply not white enough, even after 4 coats. I’ll tell the complete story of the crib once IR...

1373 days ago

Software Review of QCAD by Ribbonsoft - 1 reply

I have read a few comments here about the need for a drawing package. I just came across QCAD by Ribbonsoft This started out as a project from SourceForge where I get a lot of free software (mostly under development). QCAD was a free product, but has gone private. First, QCAD is a 2D drawing product; if you are familiar with AutoCAD, this i...


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