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100 days ago

Attention all dust collection gurus - advice? Comments? - 23 replies

Hey All – I’m trying to figure out the best routing for my ductwork for my shop. It’s 2 stalls of a 3 car garage, so not huge, but I’ve got a clearvue cyclone arriving any day now. I decided to go big. I am not totally sure on what layout would be best. I’ve read a few sites, including attempting to wade thro...

121 days ago

Moving an 8" Jointer - suggestions? - 15 replies

Hey all – I just got word that the 8” jointer I ordered has arrived. Now, I need to pick it up in one city and take it to my shop 150km away (1.5 hour drive) in another city. I don’t have a lot of willing to help buddies where it’s going to help me unload the beast – maybe one or two at absolute best – so I...

205 days ago

Another "shop floor" question - advice appreciated - 13 replies

Hi Everyone – I’ve read a bunch of blogs and posts on shop floors, and while I think I got a lot of info, I have one or two questions that remain unanswered. I live in rural Alberta in Canada, so yes, it gets cold. My sweetheart (the sweetest of hearts – keep reading) has said that I should make a shop out of 2 of the 3 stal...

529 days ago

finger joints on a long panel - 10 replies

Hey All – I have a feeling asking this question will expose my severe case of HTI (Hand Tool Inadequacy), but I thought I should ask. I have a project I’m thinking of that will require me cutting 3/4” box joints on the end of a 6’ panel. In the past i’ve done box joints on my table saw and with my D4R jig, but bo...

533 days ago

bringing a wood carving to a new climate - suggestions? - 2 replies

Hi – This is kind of a weird question, but I tried researching this online, but to no avail. My sweetheart just came back from India to Calgary and brought with her this amazing wood carving Buddha. It’s a carved wood frame and in it is a 1/4 panel with Buddha carved into it. I have no idea what kind of wood this is. The finish fe...

538 days ago

sawdust + surface mount electrical outlets =?fire - 9 replies

Hi everyone – I’m looking for an educated response on the hazards (or lack thereof) of surface mount electrical boxes around sawdust. I have several outlets in my show (coughgaragecough) that are regularly exposed to sawdust. They have armoured cable running into them, and there are some holes in the side of the boxes for the vari...

595 days ago

Help with wood ceiling lamp - looking for a part - 3 replies

Hi all – My sweetheart and I are designing a new ceiling lamp/chandelier for above our kitchen table and we came up with an idea that is a little industrial, minimalist, rustic, and we think, awesome, involving a piece of wood with hanging cables from it, holding our light holders. The wood base will be about 3ft x 1ft, will be floating of...

956 days ago

ideas on how to hold a ring on lathe for CA finish - 4 replies

Hi All - i’ve been making a few ring shaped objects (bracelet, rings) on my lathe. To do the rings, I made a tapered mandrel and have been been just pressure fitting the rings on to shape them. I’ve tried experimenting with CA finish, with varying success, but I have a fairly consistent problem – gluing the rings to the mand...

1177 days ago

best glue for a gemstone (tourmaline) to walnut ring - 5 replies

Hi all – first off, thanks to the whole community. Trolling on here, i’ve learned a lot. I’ve been struggling with picking the best glue for a wood ring with a gemstone (polished pink tourmaline) in it. I’ve made a few walnut rings for my lovely lady, used my dremel to recess a spot so that a cut & polished tourmal...


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