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|8 days ago||
Anybody going to buy some Grizzly Machinery soon? - 15 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.
|18 days ago||
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0335X42KRs Anybody want to loan me some money. Maybe if we all go in together…....
|40 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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oZSkD7WoJ4
|61 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...
|75 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...
|81 days ago||
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...
|93 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...
|104 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...
|114 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...
|134 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 ...
|154 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...
|175 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 ...
|178 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?
|190 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...
|202 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 ...
|257 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...
|276 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 ...
|284 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 ...
|299 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. ...
|324 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