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05-30-2012 03:28 AM

Kicking myself over a Powermatic 66 table saw - 24 replies

15 years ago I purchased at a school auction a used Powermatic 66 saw. My buddy checked it out and said the saw is in fine shape but I would need to replace the 3 phase motor with a single phase motor to use at home.I never got around to purchasing a replacement motor and so it sat in my shop for 15 years. We recently downsized houses and I had...

10-16-2011 07:51 PM

Rotted Cherry Tree salvaging. - 6 replies

On a whim I cut into a long dead on the ground cherry tree with my chain saw and was quite surprised that the ‘pink’ portion of the log was intact. The tree was so far gone the bark was removed by just a slight kick. Underneath the bark were grubs and blackened remains of any sapwood. I culled two sections, one at 60” and anoth...

09-07-2011 03:04 AM

Cherry tree blow over - 5 replies

I have a opportunity to harvest a mature Cherry tree the tipped over and the root ball is exposed. The tree is intact except for the upper most branches. Is there anything useful to harvest from root cluster? My thoughts are about wood turning stock.

07-24-2010 05:48 AM

Exterior finish for Qtr. Sawn White Oak - 2 replies

I’m currently making a coffered ceiling for my covered patio deck. It’s all made from QSWO boards and veneer panels. My wife wants to keep the color as light as possible. I’m looking for information on a finish for the wood. The wood is protected from any direct sunlight and all but blown rain mist. Could LJ members recommend ...

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