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|5 days ago||
Need Clamps? - 2 replies
The Woodstock heavy duty F clamps. Just got 6 of these things and they work pretty good. They are deep reach and work well. I am using them tonight and they do what they are supposed to do. They have 12 inch for 8.95 18 inch 9.95 and 11.95 for 24 inch. They aren’t Bessey’s but they will get the job done. Best part is they are p...
|16 days ago||
Gluing Bubinga? - 3 replies
Hi there. I am planning on making a small gift for my grandmother and I have some small pieces of Bubinga. It being an oily wood, I have researched what glues to use and seem to get answers all over the map. What should I use? I have titebond 2 and titebond hide glue on hand. I can also get a hold of epoxy that my cousin has (West 505). Any...
|26 days ago||
Safety Rip Blade by Lee Valley? - 11 replies
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=30057&cat=1,41080,41165 I am wanting to get a dedicated rip blade for my table saw. I have been browsing around and looking at some on different sites and amazon. I was wondering if any of you guys have ever tried this particular blade. The write up in the description looks like it would wor...
|46 days ago||
A nice cheap vacuum dust collector remote - 14 replies
I found this thing at my local lowes in the seasonal section. It is used to turn on outdoor lights. Three different outlets fit in it. I put one in my shop vac and one in my 1 hp dust collector. Now I can turn them on with a touch of a button from anywhere in the garage. I realize this wont work for bigger dust collectors but if you have a ...
|66 days ago||
Framing out drawers - 8 replies
I am now in the process of building a chest of drawers for the little wife. I am going to put runners on either side of the case. They will be mortise and tenoned into the drawer dividers front and back. My opening is 30 inches, or 76 centimeters. Do I need to have a runner down the middle with the drawer being so large, or is that just ov...
|87 days ago||
New guy to wide boards - 14 replies
Making a dresser for the little wife, well designing really. I got some great deals on lumber recently and got a huge wide piece of some nice maple about 26 inches wide. My question is I want the top of this dresser to be the maple and then the sides will be cherry which I got too. I am planning on dovetailing the top and sides, and bottom ...
|90 days ago||
How did I do? - 4 replies
Cragslist find. I got about 25 board feet of walnut, 8 board feet of poplar and 2 board feet of maple for about 100 already used some maple don’t judge the picture. Being that walnut goes for 7 to 8 a board foot around here I think I did ok. Thoughts?
|102 days ago||
Zinssers Amber Shellac - 9 replies
Hi there. I am in the process of finishing a coffee table build right now. I used Zinssers Amber Shellac on the pine bottom part (the top is something else and will have poly), which I have to say turned out very nice. I was going to wax it, but I was wondering would I hurt it if I put poly on over top of the shellac. The reason I ask this i...
|114 days ago||
Belt sanders? Your thoughts - 42 replies
Hi there. I am asking out of ignorance with this question. I have two sanders, a random orbit sander and a quarter sheet. I have a nice collection of hand planes a 4 through 7. Is a belt sander ( the handheld kind) an essential for an aspiring (wannabe) woodworker. What are it’s uses? With my hand planes and sanders i have now, do i ...
|169 days ago||
Band Saw Tires - 5 replies
My Father in law gave me an older black and decker 10 inch band saw (model 9443). It has 3 tires. I know, I know, the thoughts on black and decker tools is less than stellar. Still, I’ve never owned a band saw so this is only a beginning for me. I’m only using it for small curves and the like. Onto my question: The tires are d...
|188 days ago||
My skilsaw table saw finally died (dramatic pause) YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY (breathe in) YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, I got the Craftsman 218330 table saw (After begging and pleading my wife like servant asking the queen not to hack his head off with a ...
|196 days ago||
100 Miles in the Atlantic Woodworking - 20 replies
Hello All! I am a high school teacher for 180 days of the year. I teach music and I love doing so. In the summer however I venture out to sea with my family’s business commercial fishing to catch as much squid (Calamari) as possible. I usually spend about 6 days out at sea. When we come back in we turn around and unload as quick as ...
|210 days ago||
How to make it look 100 years old? - 18 replies
This is a what my family prepared dough in about 100 years ago. It still has the old nails in it. It is in a sense a trough that the flour was put in with the warm water. My grandparents sold their house in Sweden and brought stufff back here to the states. My grandmother asked if I could make a lid for it so she could store things in it. ...
|235 days ago||
Anyone know what kind of Band saw this is? - 8 replies
This is for sale in my neck of the woods on Craigslist. I can get it pretty cheap and I was hoping one of you guys would know what kind it is. The person selling it does not know the make. I don’t have a band saw at the moment and I was hoping this would do for a time. Hopefully the picture comes out
|240 days ago||
Ever have one of those days? - 25 replies
I realize that this is childish to begin with. I am a very new wood worker (just a few months). I just completey destroyed a project (a sideboard for the couch) I have been working on for about 5 weeks (at night and time on weekends). Nothing was lining up, nothing was coming together right. I did this project to learn to cut mortise and ten...
|253 days ago||
Wooden under mount drawer slides - 16 replies
I just watched all of Charles Neil’s videos on the pie safe (probably one of the most informative series of videos I have seen, check them out if your new to woodworking like me). He spoke of under mount drawer slides, but didn’t go into detail on them. Are they essentially the same thing as normal drawer slides just placed on the ...
|295 days ago||
Hi there, just made my first mallet. The plans called for leather on the face of it. I was wondering if you guys do this or is there something else to use. If you use leather where can you get it? Would a place like Michaels craft store have that? Thanks
|301 days ago||
The Original Saw Company RAS - 8 replies
I was in woodcraft over the weekend (for the first time, I’m new to this game). There were some pretty amazing things in there. I was drooling over the powermatic machines and the like and the festool beauties, and who can forget the incredible sawstops. I noticed on the side there was an Original Saw Company Radial Arm Saw. What an ...
|327 days ago||
Good enough for a beginner? - 16 replies
Hi guys. I do not own a bandsaw. I was wondering if this would work for most things. The guy only wants 75 for it? In my current situation I can’t spend much more than that. Can I resaw on it? What type of blade is best? Any thoughts would be great. Craftsman Band Saw – $75 (Rio Grande) CRAFTSMAN 12” Two Speed ...
|336 days ago||
Legs for something strange? - 13 replies
Hi everyone. I am going to start making this corner cabinet thing (not sure what to call it) for my wife. She wants something in the corner of our bathroom. This was originally intended to be screwed to the wall but she and I were worried about the cedar wainscoting I had put up there. I was wondering if any of you have any ideas for small l...