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02-05-2016 02:07 AM

Is your shop and tools insured? - 18 replies

I recently got extra insurance on my shop because my tool collection has grown extensively. You really can’t have too much insurance. You may want to talk to your insurance agent to see if you are covered adequately. What are your thoughts and experiences with insurance, theft, damage etc etc?

01-29-2016 02:05 PM

Adhesives-Gorilla Glue-Do you use it? - 14 replies

There is no one adhesive that is good for all uses. My go-to glue is Titebond III but there are times when I feel it may not be good enough. I have come to use Gorilla Glue. Lets face it, the name alone can attract us to us it, their duct tape and a few of their other products. I have to say that if you follow the 3 directions, 1-wet it, 2-sprea...

04-26-2015 01:05 AM

Best Truck Bed Finish - 9 replies

Whats the best finish for a custom truck bed? My dad is working on a ‘67 Ford step side and I’m doing the wood work for the bed. Id be thrilled if Charles Neil chimed in here!! Im not sure of the wood Im going to use. I don’t want to use the traditional white or red oak-everyone has that and you can get it in a kit. Were lookin...

09-18-2014 12:51 AM

Clamp Live Edge Table - 5 replies

im in the planning process of making a dining table from maple. the wife has seen and wants a live edge table. I have never worked with live edge so this is my opportunity! does anyone have experience clamping live edge? I’m concerned about scarring the edge with the clamps. any ideas?

02-04-2014 03:29 PM

Festool Surfix Finishing System - 4 replies

This is kind of a review and a quest for a little feedback too… I have debated for several months, or since it came out, to get the Festool Surfix Finishing system. Like a lot of us, I am a bit fearful of taking on a new finishing method because we know many a nice project has been ruined (at least for me) by finishing. Its painful to g...

08-01-2013 01:09 AM

Any luck spraying arm r seal - 4 replies

I’ve found this stuff to be my one, go to finish now. I usually wipe on and gotten great results. Today I sprayed it on a walnut bathroom cabinet I made. It appears to be slow at drying but looks glassy-smooth so far. I’ll finish it with oooo steel wool and paste wax. What were your results? Isn’t finishing sometimes the mos...

07-08-2013 11:34 AM

Case Hardening & Burns! - 11 replies

We’ve all experienced it. Getting a nicely figured piece, ripping in to it only to get burns and warping/twisting-case hardened lumber, which, as I understand, is usually the result of poor drying. But, is it really? Lumber processors are probably just like any other manufacturer today-do it in mass quantities as fast as possible to reduce...

03-25-2013 08:46 PM

Gel stain sucks.... - 14 replies

That pretty much sums it up for me. I hope your exeperience is or was better. I made a nice book case for my good customer (daughter) and it is great. She is happy with it so far. I HATE staining to begin with, but it had to match her existing bedroom furniture. The only color that Woodcraft had was Java gel stain so i had no choice but go with ...

12-25-2012 07:33 PM

What did everyone get from Santa? - 80 replies

What did you get from Santa? Table saw? Band saw? New truck? Tractor? Clothes? Shoes? Boxers? Laptop? TV? Show us pictures of what you got. I got this new laptop, a Woodpeckers 1218 square, wall mounted clamp rack, and a few other nice things from my great family.

12-03-2012 01:03 AM

Tools-hand, power, store-bought, hand-made?? - 2 replies

Sometimes i wonder if im a woodworker or tool collector. Sometimes im better at one than the other. With more and better tools we usually get more desirable results. I see jocks here and other places who build their tools and guys who prefer to buy them. I see guys who prefer more ‘primitive’ tools vs modern tools. I see people who l...

11-12-2012 06:57 PM

I need help with how to make drawer these - 4 replies

Im making a small chest and im having trouble designing and making the drawer frames. The ones im doing are the same style as this-half bind dovetails on the drawer fronts-flush drawer fronts Anyone have any set of plans or something to go by? Boy, that would help tremendously! Im making this style here….(pirated this from th...

11-10-2012 12:29 PM

Powermatic PJ882HH - 4 replies

I’ve been looking and looking for an 8 inch jointer. I wanted a standard machine but got tired of searching to no avail so I broke down and bought a Cadillac. I’m glad I did. Got the mobile base also. Got it in Delaware during Powermatic’s 15% off sale so I saved a little. There is no sales tax in Delaware. It is wonderful ...

11-09-2012 05:28 PM

Grizzly ad-you gotta read this! - 50 replies

Copy and paste or follow this link to an ad i found on craigslist today. Apparently, this guy isnt quite happy with his Grizzly stuff. Ive owned some of thier tools and what this guy is saying may be somewhat true. However, I wouldnt go order new tools thinking these are gonna sell any time soon….enjoy

11-05-2012 07:49 PM

I need advice on finishing-with Tung oil - 9 replies

I have found Tung oil and i love it! Ive watched David Marks use it on nearly everything and now i know why! Enough said about that. If you know it, you know what I mean. My question is this-is it safe to spray shellac over the tung oil? How long should i wait? My current project is a Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba dresser. From the tests ive done, 2 c...

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