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12-06-2017 09:37 PM

DeWalt 735 planer - 5 replies

Hey everyone, I have a DeWalt DW735 planer and the switch burn up on it and I took it to my work place and the plant electrician put another switch on it and while I had it there he built me a really good stand for it. The problem that I have since I got it back in my shop, is that it is VERY hard to crank the wheel to raise and lower the planer...

10-27-2017 01:37 PM

Blanket Chest - 7 replies

OK fellow LJ I have a problem. I am doing a walnut blanket chest for a friend and have a problem with the lid supports. To give a quick look at the design, It has raised panel sides and I decided for the corners to use a 2” X 2” post and used pocket hole screws to attach the sides. I recessed the sides 3/8 of an inch to the corners. ...

10-23-2017 10:44 PM

Wipe on poly - 8 replies

Hey guys, I am doing a walnut blanket chest for a friend and she said that she wanted a semi gloss finish on it. I was thinking about using the Minwax wipe on poly, but it only comes in a satin or gloss. Asking the question if I could mix 50/50 to get a semi gloss finish. It sounds good, but I have never tried doing that before. Just asking to s...

07-08-2017 09:45 AM

finishes - 2 replies

I have two columns that a friend of my bought to go in their house that they are remodeling. She got these columns from a millworks place that makes some very nice stuff. Since they were used in a home center show, she got them at a very good price. The only thing the trim/molding on the bottom and top had a piece attached to one side that had t...

06-01-2017 08:36 PM

Painting Cabinets - 3 replies

Hi Everyone,Here at my work they are going to paint over come cabinets that has a lacquer or poly finish on them. I have neverpainted over any cabinets before, since I HATE to paint over wood. Do I need to strip the finish off or sand over with sandpaper, or just paint over it.

03-07-2017 12:21 AM

DeWalt 13" planer - 5 replies

Hi all, just wanted to know if anyone else has had the problem that I have with my DeWalt DW735 planer. The power switch burned out a while back and I finally took it to my work and the electrician put another switch on the planer. I finally got it back in my shop to do some planing, when I turn the handle to raise and lower the cutter head, it ...

11-15-2016 05:14 PM

Router lifts - 20 replies

Hey guys, I have been looking at router lifts and need some help choosing one. I was looking at Rockler but some of the reviews are not so good. The Incra Mast-R-Lift-II-R has some very good reviews, so the Bench Dog brand. Kind of pricey, but I guess you get what you pay for. Any suggestions out there would be very helpful.

10-21-2016 06:30 PM

Large Cross - 10 replies

Hey guys, I need some advise. There is a church near me that contacted me to build them a cross to go behind the choir in their sanctuary. It is going to be a very large cross, 9 ft tall which should be 4 1/2 ft wide. They want it to be 7” wide and 4” thick coming out from the wall, with concealed lights behind it. This is going to b...

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...

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