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729 days ago

sawing logs with a chainsaw\alaskian sawmill - 19 replies

I have gotten excellent replies on my question of logs and board feet. I had asked about having them sawn om a bandmill. I estimated it out and to get the logs cut I can actually buy it already cut cheaper if I luck out. Anyway I am thinking the few logs I have, 13 so far ranging from 10 to 18 inches in width. So I have been thinking about a ch...

731 days ago

Board feet and stacks of lumber - 21 replies

I have cut down some trees and have quite a few logs. I have a fellow with a band mill to cut it lined up. I have never had logs sawed into lumber so I have a few questions. I have about 13 oak logs as of now, quite a few of them are at least 70 inches around. From the log to board feet conversion I have well over 11,000 board feet of lumber. I...

1104 days ago

looking for shop layout software - 3 replies

Does anyone know of any downloadable shop layout software,shareware preferably? I want to reorganize my shop and set it up to where I can get all my tools in and still be able to work. What I would like is a program I can input the width and length of the room and the size of tools. It would be nice to be able to move the stuff with a mouse as w...

1324 days ago

Homemade tablesaw fence - 19 replies

This is a question pertaining to homemade tablesaw fences. I am wanting to make a homemade tablesaw fence for mine. I have a 70s? model I think of the powermatic 66 tablesaw. Its a great saw except for the fence on it. It has the old round tubes for rails that the fence slides on. I can tighten it down and many times the fence moves as I am saw...

1356 days ago

207.2330 aluminum craftsman belt sander - 2 replies

I have a 207.2330 aluminum craftsman belt sander that I just rebuilt. Its from about 1952 and has 3 wheels. It takes a belt bigger than a 24 inch but smaller than a 30 inch from what I can tell. I was wondering if anyone had one and knew the exact belt size and also where you can get belts for it. This is the side view. The other side wi...

1376 days ago

Delta mortising attachment kit - 3 replies

I just got a upright walker turner drill. Its a tall upright floor model. I am going to restore it but I have another one I am using now. I still want to keep it but I would like to set it up for mortising. I was wondering about the Delta attachment kits. The drill I use now is a good workbench top china brand type. I may not even use the mortis...

1467 days ago

Walls in shop - 12 replies

Its not really a safety issue other than its dark in the shop. In my shop I have the walls lined with old barn lumber. I built my shop from recycled lumber from buildings I tore down. I like the looks of the shop the way it is except it is dark. Is there a good way to lighten the barn lumber after its up. I was thinking bleach as I have a uncle ...

1740 days ago

suggestions needed for a desk - 8 replies

Hey all I am looking for suggestions for a desk. Here is what I have in mind. My daughter will be going to college next year so I would like to make her a desk. I want it to be more of a heirloom type piece of furniture. I like the streamlined or art deco look. I would like to experiment with steaming of wood to make curved legs. I was thinking ...

1752 days ago

Does anyone remember this laptop desk? - 3 replies

I have tried to find a desk I know I saw here a few months back. There was some photos here and I wanted to show my wife. It was one of the nicest desks I have ever seen. I think it was made by a fellow who I think made it for his daughter who was going to college. It was a desk that was designed for a laptop. It wasn’t made like most desk...

1922 days ago

recycling lumber and debugging it - 1 reply

I have some lumber from a barn that was torn down. Its good lumber but I would like to use it for furniture. The only issue I have is with bugs and other critters that could hide in it. I would like to dry it but I do not have access to a klin and do not know of one. Is there a easy way to treat the wood that is safe to cut and mill afterwards? ...

1936 days ago

"new" scroll saw - 8 replies

I just got through rebuilding my “new” scroll saw. I had one of the Dremel small scroll saws that was not as heavy duty as I wanted. I found a old Delta 440 scroll saw I reworked. It had quite a few parts missing and some parts that were made for it by the PO was far from useable. I had to grind down one of the blade bolt holders and...


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