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03-28-2016 03:05 AM

Curly mango score - 3 replies

Just showing off the Mango I scored from some free logs. Someone offered me some good sized logs from the lot they are selectively clearing to build their house. While we were there loading them up the neighbor came over and said he had some trees dropped that weekend and wanted to know if we could haul them off too. I paid for the haul...

12-07-2015 04:16 AM

Leveling half round boards - 1 reply

I had good luck with this method for leveling half round boards to use for a bench build so thought I would share. Really simple using the rails from my alaskan mill and unistrut channel as the guides I didn’t get a pic but I used a 1/2 plywood srap to stabalize the board. Just screwed the scrap to the end of the board and then to the...

05-24-2015 10:46 AM

Kanna find. (Japanese hand plane) - 7 replies

I scored all these Japanese hand planes and a Stanley Bailey No.5 along with some other assorted goodies. A few years ago my friend was hired to clean out a house to get it ready for sale and went home with the makings of a modest little wood shop including an old school Delta tablesaw. He is a tile guy by trade and this is all he held onto ti...

03-10-2015 08:18 AM

Wards Powr Kraft 12" tablesaw. What's it worth? - 13 replies

I have a chance to pick up a 12” Wards Powr Kraft tablesaw. I have done a little searching online and haven’t found much. From what I can tell it’s from mid to late 40s and was made by Mooradian Manufacturing Co. Similar to this saw on page 3. The saw is really clean and in good shape but other than an upgraded motor (5H...

02-08-2015 12:25 AM

Value Craft power tools... Who made em? - 9 replies

I was given a ValueCraft BS about 2 years ago and have not been able to find much at all online other then people asking the same questions. Does anyone know who made them or if parts are still available? I haven’t done anything more then plug it in and see if it ran since the day I got it but have some project ideas that would be nice...

12-09-2014 06:13 AM

Shameless solicitation of votes in online project contest. - 8 replies

I entered one of my projects in a contest for a $500 gift card at a local hardware store. It is more a popularity contest than a contest in quality of work. If you have a Facebook account check out the contest here Please throw me a like if you feel it warrants one and while you’re there check out and support any other project you fan...

07-05-2014 06:48 AM

Is this table saw a good 1st saw for the money? - 13 replies

This Delta 36-510 tablesaw is on CL for $45. Just looking for opinions if this would be a good 1st TS or would it be better to spend some more $$$ on a newer saw. It’s a 20yr old saw and I already checked and parts don’t look easy to find.

03-22-2014 06:33 AM

Wood working with out a shop - 14 replies

I was winding down after a long week with a little “shop” time today and wondered how may others out there share the same problem I do. Lack of a dedicated shop or covered enclosed space to store tools and do your wood working. I share a garage with my wife’s car, her photography gear, the kids outdoor toys and our laundry. ...

03-02-2014 08:40 AM

Help with thickness planer? - 11 replies

Last time I used my thickness planner (Delta 22-580) it chattered like crazy and I thought the problem was dull knives or the board I was running through was too short. I went and broke it down to check the condition of the knives and found wood chips jammed under one of the cutting knives. The knife was broke when I pulled it off and n...

02-23-2014 09:06 AM

Pocket screws to stabilize cracks - 4 replies

I am working on a coffee table with some minor cracks on what will be the underside of one of the two boards that will make up the table top. If it were on the top side I would just use bowties but since it’s on the bottom and wont really show I want to know if anyone else uses Kreg style pocket screws to stabilize cracks?? I have done...

12-14-2013 07:58 PM

Fair price for rough sawn lumber - 8 replies

I was lucky enough to get into a few logs over the summer. I would love to hold on to it all for future projects but I don’t have the space to store it out of the weather and away from the bugs. Recently I had to scrap a handful of logs that I had been planning to saw every next weekend since I salvaged them last summer. I don’t w...

07-31-2013 05:28 AM

Danish oil wont dry? - 16 replies

Update from last time I posted about the same project. After waiting a long time it finally dried enough to coat with poly but I and more importantly my wife didn’t like the look so … many hours of sanding later I went back and re-coated with danish oil according to the directions on the can, only difference was using the method of...

07-26-2013 02:47 AM

Router for leveling slabs - 14 replies

New to woodworking and have very little experience with routers to know what size I would need. I plan to use it mostly for leveling rough material I have milled for use in projects. The one I am looking at is a 2.3HP bosch available at HD for $240. Will this be sufficient for running 1” leveling bit? I have been checking craig’...

07-01-2013 07:41 AM

Finish for log bench - 6 replies

I made this bench for a neighbour over the weekend. The log was from a Norfolk Island Pine cut down only 5 weeks earlier so the wood is still VERY wet. My question is should a finish be put on it right away or wait some time for it to dry some more. What finish should I recommend to him to use if any?

05-20-2013 07:58 AM

Perfecting poly finish?? - 18 replies

I am working on a coffee table made with a cross cut slab so the top is all end grain. I am trying to finish with wipe on poly and I am having trouble getting it to the point I think it needs to be at to sell. Looking at it from above in normal light it is good but when I get down and look across it with sunlight or a flash light I can see ble...

04-16-2013 06:24 AM

uneven legs - 11 replies

I glued up the legs for this table using dowels. I applied glue and snugged the legs to the slab and then set it on the a flat level surface and applied pressure to make sure the legs were all solid on the ground. I then flipped it back upside down to let the glue dry without the squeeze out running down and ruining my finish. I guess one...

03-28-2013 07:03 AM

Finish ideas for soft wood cross cut slab - 9 replies

I am at the home stretch on this coffee table the legs are Ohia and the slab is Albizia which is a very soft wood. I would like to know if there are any finishing techniques to help protect softer woods against damage of general wear and tear. Any ideas are appreciated.

01-31-2013 08:30 AM

Jointing legs to slab - 11 replies

I am in the process of making a coffee table with a cross cut slab of Albizia about 3” thick similar to this table. the table in the pic I used 4 biscuits to join each leg to the slab but I made it for my self so if the joint fails it just part of the learning curve the table I am making is to sell so I want to make sure I do it right. IS...

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