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15 days ago

Great video for April Fools. - 5 replies Enjoy

29 days ago

Some sad times and some happy times - 32 replies

Hi guys and gals, Some of you know that my wife and I were pregnant with twins. Thank you for all of the kind words, thoughts and prayers. I just want to let you all know that we had a routine check up yesterday 3-17-14 to look at the health and well being of the boys. The one boys heart was not beating so they rushed us across the street ...

39 days ago

Anybody going to buy some Grizzly Machinery soon? - 19 replies

I just got a coupon code for 10% off. PM me if you need it. It expires March 21st. I would use it but I have twins on the way and my wife would beat me with something painful if I bought stuff before they showed up.

49 days ago

Check this out! Do you think my wife will let me get this? - 15 replies Anybody want to loan me some money. Maybe if we all go in together…....

71 days ago

Some Inspiration for your day - 16 replies

Sam Maloof. Watch the man himself. I know many of you have seen it, but if not grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

92 days ago

Danish oil recipe? - 14 replies

I love Danish oil. The simplicity of it and how it makes the wood look is for me, the perfect finish. I have used deftoil and watco, but deftoil being my favorite. The only way to get these for me is to order them online for 20 dollars a quart. I have looked online and found a varying degree of recipes but they are always from nameless peo...

106 days ago

out redneck this! - 25 replies

Jeff Foxworthy describes redneck as this: a glorious lack of sophistication. First off i mean redneck with the utmost of endearment. Second, I am not a table router guy so I do all my routing by hand. I was doing some 1/4 inch rabbets and I saw the dust accumulating, and was thinking “gee, I wish I had a festool 2200”. (Who nee...

112 days ago

Those of you who have built mathias wandels bandsaw - 6 replies

I have the plans and I was wondering pitfalls. Things to watch out for. Is it really difficult? Basically can I do this? I bought the 14 inch bandsaw plans. i have access to either a 1.5 or 2 hp motor. Thanks in advance. Before craigslist is suggested for a used bandsaw, that isn’t going to happen. But I have access to wood and the...

124 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...

136 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...

145 days ago

Safety Rip Blade by Lee Valley? - 11 replies,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...

165 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 ...

185 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...

206 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 ...

209 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?

221 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...

233 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 ...

288 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...

307 days ago

You guys with the Rigid R4512, Porter Cable, or Craftsman 218330? Dado Stack - 16 replies

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 ...

315 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 ...

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