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01-24-2014 10:27 PM

Getting Started - 6 replies

Finally decided to take a try at turning. I got a lathe from one of my brothers that he got when he bought a shop full of stuff. He said that he was going to give it away or something, so I got it and going to try to get it useable. I was looking for some good books to get me started. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

07-04-2013 10:25 PM

Router lift - 1 reply

OK guys, I have a problem with my JessEm Rout-R-Lift. I was cutting the rails for some raised panel cabinet doors and after got the bit to the right height, on the third door I noticed the rail did not match. I readjusted the bit and again after a few rails the bit height changed again. After checking the lift, I noticed when I would change the ...

12-28-2012 09:46 PM

Stanley No. 605 hand plane - 7 replies

My brother-in-law gave me an old Stanley No. 605 hand plane. He told me that it was his dads and has no ideal how old it is. He is 65+ years old and said that he remembers playing with it when he was a small child. It has a corrugated bottom and has quite a bit of rust on it. I was just wanting to know if it would be worth the effort in trying t...

02-26-2012 12:22 PM

baby crib - 4 replies

Hey fellow lumberjocks, I need to build a baby crib for a friend. I need a good source for some plans and hardware. Does anyone have any good suggestions? Thanks Stanley

11-30-2011 11:52 AM

Inlay's - 10 replies

I have seen some projects that has what looks like turquoise inlayed into the wood. Is this a mixture that can be poured into the crevice or cracks in the wood? If so, does ayone know where I can find this? Thanks Stanley Coker

08-19-2011 03:29 AM

drawing arches - 3 replies

I think I remember seeing an article about drawing arches using straight pieces of wood. Does anyone know anything about this?

09-07-2010 09:32 PM

Raised Panel Doors - 9 replies

OK guys, here is a question about raised panel doors. This is the first set of kitchen that I have tackled. The client is wanting them to be made out of maple and there are going to be some rather wide raised panel doors. The widest ones will be 25.5” wide, some 29” tall and some 32.5” tall. Can anyone tell what the limit to be...

06-10-2010 04:09 PM

staining wows - 8 replies

OK fellow jocks, I have another question, problem, or I guess you might call it a situation. I am about ready to put the stain on a vanity and linen cabinet for a lady my wife works with. She was very particular about the color of stain that she wanted. She even ordered the stain that she wanted to use. She ordered a stain from the American Wood...

04-26-2010 09:21 PM

Raised Panel Doors - 6 replies

Hey fellow jocks, I’ve a question. I am building a linen cabinet for a lady my wife works with and the doors are going to be out of maple. There are going to be three raised panel doors on this cabinet that will be 28.5” tall and 29” wide. That seems to be a very wide door when I got the boards ready to glue up. The question th...

02-06-2010 01:53 PM

Squeaky Cradle - 8 replies

I have just completed a baby cradle for my sister. This is the second one that I have made for family members. The one I have just completed has a TERRIBLE squeak just on one end when you swing the cradle. I have made the cradle to where it cannot be taken apart. I am going to attempt to squirt some silicone into the area where it is squeaking, ...

12-09-2009 05:34 PM

jewelry box hardware - 2 replies

I am in the process in making a jewelry box for my wife for Christmas and have been looking for some small “L” hooks to hang the necklaces on and, so far have not been able to find them. I have been to the local Hobby Lobby store and they do not have what I want.If any one out there know where I can find any of these, please let me k...

10-27-2009 09:07 PM

Danish Oil Wows - 4 replies

Just finished a sideboard cabinet out of curly maple and decided to use Danish oil in the golden oak color. I tried it on a small test piece and I was pleased with the shade, but when I put it on the sideboard and wiped it off it turned out TOO yellow for me. I was going to put at least three coats on, but now I am not sure if I want to put on a...

09-09-2009 02:55 AM

sketchup for woodworking - 1 reply

Hi everyone, I am just statting to fool around with the sketchup program. I was wondering if it will figure the board feet that a project will take when you finally get it drawn up and if not is there a design program out there that will figure the board feet for you after you are finished with designing the project. Like I said I am just starti...

08-27-2009 01:08 PM

What kind of wood is this? - 6 replies

This is a table that I made with some wood from an old pallet that a friend gave me. I have no idea what Kind of wood it is, but the pallet had writing on it from I think the far east area

08-27-2009 12:52 PM

What finishing to use - 4 replies

Hi All, I am in the process of building a baby cradle for my nephew’s new baby. I am building it out of tiger maple and was going to use either tung oil, which I used before, or danish oil. Does anyone have any suggestions. I was also thinking about putting a wipe-on poly on for the final top coat. I have never used danish oil before and ...


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