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12-10-2011 04:50 AM

What is this called - 13 replies

Can some one tell me what this is called and I hope it is in the right area.

09-30-2011 02:28 AM

General International Lathe Duplicator - 3 replies

Evening folks, I have purchased this lathe duplicator and wondering if anyone has had experience with this machine, I looked at the Vega and it really looked the same except where the drive chain is placed. I am new to this lathe stuff and also purchased a Shopfox midi lathe. Lots of midi’s out there and the strange thing is they are all q...

02-15-2010 01:12 AM

Surfacing Zebra Wood - 8 replies

This is one of a mystery’s that I cannot solve on my own, every time I try and run the wood thru the planer it just tears off does not matter whether I take a big bite or just tick it.

12-08-2009 09:10 PM

3D Cutting Board - 3 replies

I have made one of the cutting boards here is the photo—- -http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2279725430102250713kdxyxq?vhost=home-and-garden I cut the glued up board at 60° and the waste was incredible, how do you do this to eliminate the waste?JimG

11-07-2009 09:41 PM

cutting a 60° / - 2 replies

I am trying to do the 3D cutting board and the plan shows cutting at 60° with the cut pieces being 1 1/2” wide, my question is do I just start cutting the pieces at the proper width and toss the scrap or do I slide the board in so the corner nearest me is in line with the blade and make this my first cut?

11-07-2009 05:47 PM

Band saw box - 2 replies

I am in awe of the designs of the boxes although perplexed how one goes about gluing up the wood to get the different wood designs, could someone explain this mystery?Jim

11-06-2009 10:35 PM

To Stain/Paint or not to... - 6 replies

Someone help me with this as it has been bugging me for the last year, I build Craft Show items for my Bride to sell, and I tend to not stain my items unless it is pine, on sweet woods I have been using a brushing lacquer to bring out the beauty in the wood. I have met several people who want unfinished so they can stain (eek!) the wood and I a...

11-05-2009 06:05 AM

Cut just off the line and sand to the line - 8 replies

this is what I have been told and for the most part I practice this except on the bandsaw, I continually gravitate towards the line, today I was cutting some intricate curves and a bunch of them, and I kept getting into the line all the while telling myself stay off the line. I do have to admit that I have a back-acher band saw (Craftsman 12R...

10-21-2009 08:49 PM

Craftsman Tilt head bandsaw mod 113247210 - 2 replies

Has anyone had experiance with this saw and might know where to get a rip fence and miter gauge?

10-16-2009 04:22 PM

WAX - 11 replies

When finihing a cutting board or block I use mineral oil and now I would like to add a wax but what is safe to use and will not break the bank, I was leaning to Minwax paste antway I am open to suggestions

10-11-2009 09:18 PM

Clamps - 6 replies

I am having a past midlife shake out, I need to get some more clamps, what I am using now is the pony type pipe clamp 3/4”. I need some opinions as to the pipe versus the bar type, I know the pipe is heavy and durable and is a little tough on the clean up. The thin bat type clamps are light and have to be easier to clean and I wonder about...

09-25-2009 03:59 PM

I cannot see the Incra rule marks on the fence - 4 replies

I sure wish someone could come out with a magnifying lense for this fence, I am getting old and the eye sight is not quite so sharp. I have to put on the mag hood to see them darn lines. I called Incra once and they did not seem one bit interested.

09-23-2009 04:50 AM

What am I doing wrong - 6 replies

Hello all,I am attempting to do the cutting board project but here is the problem. when I pass the 3/4×10” strips across the jointer I get a snipe on the last 1/2” of the board and I have the in-feed table almost level with the out feed. I am thinking of eliminating this step and just run the strips through the DeWalt DW735. Sug...


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