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944 days ago

What is this called - 13 replies

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

1015 days ago

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...

1607 days ago

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.

1675 days ago

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

1706 days ago

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?

1706 days ago

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

1707 days ago

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...

1709 days ago

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...

1723 days ago

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?

1728 days ago

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

1733 days ago

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...

1749 days ago

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.

1752 days ago

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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