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12-13-2010 04:59 PM

Ibanez Jem 7VWH Guitar - 1 reply

I’m selling a guitar to feed my ww hobby, so I figured I’d try here as well. Here’s the link to my CL ad: I’m looking to put this money toward a new 14” deluxe bandsaw from rikon or jet, but I will also consider other trades, full or partial. I need a bi...

10-01-2008 05:32 PM

First Lathe: What to turn... - 8 replies

Hey all. I bought a PSI Turncrafter Pro and it’s now sitting on my doorstep at home (must…resist…urge to…leave….work). So, I’m looking for ideas as to what I should turn first. I’ve only “helped” turn a mallet thus far, so I’m a super newbie. I look forward to your ideas!

08-22-2008 09:28 PM

New Old Table Saw - Grizzly G1022 - 33 replies

So, I just skipped out of work for an hour to pick up a Grizzly G1022 contractor table saw. Hey, I eat lunch at my desk. Anyway, I paid $100. I think I got a great deal. What do you think? So, does anyone have any experience with this saw? Likes? Dislikes? Suggestions for upgrades/maintenance? I’ve only ever owned and used my Cr...

07-23-2008 04:23 PM

Samson * - 1 reply

Hey all. I just came across a block plane made by Samson. There’s a little asterisk below the name on the blade. Anyone ever hear of this plane manufacturer?

06-04-2008 05:49 AM

Stanley Socket Chisels - 2 replies

I have my Grandfather’s Stanley socket chisels. They have a D stamped between the Stanley and Made in USA stamps. Can anyone tell me anything about these particular chisels?

05-29-2008 10:58 PM

Painting an Adirondack Chair - 9 replies

I have read a number of differing opinions on the subject, very few of which agree. I would like to build the New Yankee Workshop Adirondack chair and paint it a bright, happy color. Actually, I plan to do several of different colors for that fun, Caribbean feel. Stain or unfinished for this project is out of the question. My questions are ...

05-13-2008 08:47 PM

Sharpening Stones - 6 replies

Does anyone have any recommendation for affordable water stones? I was looking at getting some decent ones to sharpen my chisels and plane irons, but the “go-to” Norton stones are pricey. Are there comparable “no-name” stones?

04-30-2008 10:25 PM

Cherry Finishing Question - 6 replies

I’ve seen a number of suggestions for finishing cherry mention using an amber dye stain first, sealing that with shellac, hitting that with steel wool and then finally using a gel stain before applying a topcoat. My question is this. Why not use an amber shellac instead of using the amber dye stain and clear shellac? Would I get the sam...

04-15-2008 06:05 PM

Question about: DEWALT D51236K Brad Nailer - 4 replies

Does anyone have any experience with this particular brad nailer? It’s $49.99 over at Amazon and seems like a great deal for my first brad nailer. I was going to do the Norm-thang and go with PC, but this appears to be comparable.

02-16-2008 06:13 AM

National Table Saw - 1 reply

I have an opportunity to buy a 1.5 hp 10” National Table Saw. Anyone know anything about this brand? I only found reference to 8” National Table Saws on the old woodworking machines site. Any help is greatly appreciated.

01-11-2008 10:30 PM

Mitered trim and wood movement - 3 replies

If I were to add trim around the perimeter of a board, say for a box top, do I need to worry about movement and grain direction? Take the “drawing” below. The grain of the board goes with the equal signs. If the trim denoted by ’|’ runs in in the opposite direction, could I run into problems if I were to just glue the ...

12-28-2007 08:39 PM

Children's furniture finish & toxicity - 6 replies

Hey all, my brother refinished a crib with Minwax┬« PolyShades┬«. I’m concerned about its toxicity. I’ve read that shellac is great for children’s furniture because it’s non-toxic when cured. What about this PolyShades product? Is it a concern. If it is, can he put shellac over that to deal with the issue or should he ...

11-19-2007 05:59 PM

Best finish for trivet - 3 replies

I’m building a trivet and would like suggestions for finishes. It’ll be maple and walnut and I’m concerned about heat ruining the piece. Thoughts?

11-13-2007 11:11 PM

Question about sanding end grain - 7 replies

I’m building a mantel clock and I routed the base with a round-over bit. My question is about sanding the end grain. Which way should I sand? I want to make sure I get a consistent finish across all four sides of the base. Should I be sanding along the long edge or top to bottom over the round-over where the grain appears to run in a c...

11-06-2007 05:14 AM

Jet Air Filtration System - 15 replies

I’m considering a Jet AFS-1000B air filtration system to clean the air in my shop. Does anyone have any experience with this unit? I’d like to know how often you have to replace each of the filters. They are rather expensive. Has anyone tried to use a regular furnace filter? Any good or bad experiences? Other systems in the $20...

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