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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...