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06-12-2013 08:54 PM

Woodworking Season over or beginning? (no climate control) - 11 replies

Ive read a few posts around where many are saying that they are finally getting back into their shops because its finally defrosting. Well, here its the opposite. With the heat index at 116 and 90% humidity, I think my behind is going to retire it until October….when its only 90 and 75% humidity. I went to do some cleaning in the shop toda...

05-09-2013 05:55 PM

Hardwood Prices?!? - 32 replies

Im in the Southeast GA and Northeast Fl area. Here we seem to have no steady supply of hardwood, and the prices are all over the board. Walnut finish cut and planed is $30 a bf Really? Thats Woodcraft’s price. My question is: What is a fair price for hardwoods in your area? Specifically walnut, poplar, red/white oak, and cherry for...

05-05-2013 11:11 AM

New Manufactured Jig Question - 11 replies

I bought a “new” tenon jig from a guy on CL. Its a woodriver #144755. Anyway, the box was open when I got it, but no biggie. You could tell it had never been used. When I went to unpack it, the faces of the jig that you clamp your stock to had wax paper over them with a nice layer of nasty blue grease. It has also oozed all over othe...

04-14-2013 03:28 PM

Wild Turkey Fan and Beard Mount?? - 0 replies

A friend of mine killed a very nice turkey with a box call I made for him. Now he wants me to build him a mount for the fan and beard. I havent had much luck finding anything online to help me know how these mounts hold the fan on, besides knowing that it is sandwiched in between two pieces of stock somehow. Have any of you guys ever made one of...

03-22-2013 04:31 PM

Checking Moisture w/o a meter question. - 12 replies

I work in the concrete and aggregate industry, and we frequently check the moisture content of our aggregates before making concrete. What we do is take a sample of the aggregate and weigh the wet sample. Then we dry that sample in an oven or on a hot plate, using a glass lens to see if any moisture is still cooking out of it. When you put the l...

03-21-2013 03:44 AM

Shop Progress - 4 replies

In my recent new found love for woodworking, I find myself building my shop more than building projects. To me, this is just as satisfying, although I am itching to tackle some of those things on my to do list (my WIFE’S to do list should I say). I thought I would post some of my progress on my shop organization. My shop is in my garage, a...

03-16-2013 02:39 AM

Laying out a mortise - 2 replies

I’m making a table that has two wide but angled legs. I’m having trouble laying out the mortises for the support running from one leg to the other. My thoughts are to find the center from the square cut top and use a square to run a line down to the full length of my mortise, then square off of that line half the width of my mortise ...

03-13-2013 10:06 PM

New to me Stanley Planes - 11 replies

I posted a month or so ago asking about good beginner hand planes on a budget. Nearly everyone who replied said to look for older Stanley planes, specifically #4 and/or #5’s. So, I looked around at garage sales, the flea market, and craigslist and this is what I found. The #4 and the little mini-plane are newer models, but I couldnt...

03-12-2013 12:50 AM

Work Bench Top Design Question - 3 replies

I recently acquired several hundred board feet of red and white oak from my father (along with over a thousand board feet of walnut, cherry, poplar, and white pine when all combined. We will talk about that later. :p ) Anyway, I have plenty of oak to build a nice work bench. The problem I have is that most of it is just over an inch thick. The 3...

03-05-2013 01:57 AM

Making a 3X3 out of 1x4's?? - 5 replies

I have lots and lots of pallet wood. I use this because I dont have money for good hardwoods, and because I dont have the skill set to pay for good hardwoods and screw them up learning and developing skills. Most of my pallet wood consists of 3/4” thick slats anywhere from 2.75” to 6” wide, and a few gapped up 2×4’s ...

02-28-2013 02:59 AM

Economical but good hand planes? Chisel? - 22 replies

Hey guys. There are probably forum posts similar to this already here, but in my usual state, I find it better to ask for forgiveness than for permission sometimes. (lol) I want to learn about hand shaping wood, whether flattening or shaping curves. I cant afford a plane that is $100, but can see buying a couple that would cost that much. Sam...

02-24-2013 04:56 AM

Miter Station Set-up - 9 replies

I was working on a metal table that was pretty tall and uneven. With a 12” slider, I wanted it bolted down. That metal table has two 3/8” plates welded together on top of it, which used to hold a 125 ton compression strength machine (125 tons of down force, not actual weight of the machine) so drilling holes in that thing would be a ...

02-18-2013 08:15 AM

Question from a Newbie - 6 replies

Hey guys and Gals, First off, I just want to say thanks to many of you for the good information you guys post. This place is great. Ive recently found an interest in woodworking, and man has this placed helped me learn about all sorts of things; from tools, to jigs, to techniques, to even glues and sealers. So, on to me plight. I have acqu...


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