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06-21-2014 at 11:45 AM

What kind of wood is this? - 35 replies

Got it on a craigslist find with a bunch of walnut, maple, and poplar last year. i have two boards of it about 5 inches wide and 6 feet long, one inch thick. smells like chocolate when i cut it, its heavy and hard too. I know it isnt walnut. maybe rosewood?

06-12-2014 at 11:19 AM

Very inspiring video for woodworkers - 11 replies

Hey Lumberjocks, Found this cool video, really well made and I love the way the guy speaks about his craft. Some very nice older machines in here too. Thought some may appreciate it. The Swede http://vimeo.com/78788086

05-29-2014 at 03:23 AM

Three more outdoor furniture questions - 13 replies

Hey there Lumberjocks. Just wondering three more things when I building this outdoor table. 1. I am planning on putting ipe scraps on the bottom of the legs (the legs are maple which I know isn’t a great outdoor wood and will be painted; they came from pallets) I am using to help keep the moisture from becoming too much of a problem. ...

04-26-2014 at 07:59 AM

Outdoor table question - 7 replies

Hi there, I am going to build an outdoor table. This is just a question regarding the legs. I have 4×4s that came from pallets. They are ambrosia maple; I was wondering if I painted them would they hold up well if I used a good enamel paint? I know maple isn’t a good outdoor wood, but if I painted them, would that help control ...

04-01-2014 at 04:23 AM

Great video for April Fools. - 5 replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXOm9w-m4TA Enjoy

03-18-2014 at 08:22 AM

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 ...

03-07-2014 at 07:41 PM

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.

02-26-2014 at 03:28 AM

Check this out! Do you think my wife will let me get this? - 15 replies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0335X42KRs Anybody want to loan me some money. Maybe if we all go in together…....

02-04-2014 at 02:59 AM

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

01-13-2014 at 10:02 AM

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...

12-30-2013 at 03:04 PM

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...

12-24-2013 at 07:45 PM

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...

12-12-2013 at 05:03 PM

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...

12-01-2013 at 05:20 AM

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...

11-21-2013 at 11:58 AM

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...

11-01-2013 at 02:40 PM

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 ...

10-12-2013 at 06:07 PM

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...

09-21-2013 at 06:29 PM

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 ...

09-18-2013 at 06:56 PM

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?

09-06-2013 at 05:22 PM

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...

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