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23 days ago

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 ereplacementparts.com and parts don’t look easy to find.

128 days ago

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. ...

148 days ago

Help with thickness planer? - 10 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...

155 days ago

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...

225 days ago

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...

362 days ago

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...

367 days ago

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’...

392 days ago

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?

434 days ago

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...

468 days ago

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...

487 days ago

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.

543 days ago

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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