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04-09-2018 07:49 PM

The NEW Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking TV series is online - 25 replies

The first episode of the new season is online. The road trips at the beginning are gone (thankfully). I expected there to be more focus on hand tools but the very first tool used is a benchtop mortiser followed by a tablesaw. Sound quality is excellent, lighting and camera angles are excellent, video resolution is low. I like that he jumps right...

03-31-2018 03:43 AM

What are your thoughts on beading tools? - 11 replies

I know many people just use skews but I have some homemade beading tools made from files and like them but they they are annoying to sharpen and need it frequently. Like most beading tools, mine are a C shape and come in different sizes for different beads. The Sorby Easy Beader is sort of turned inside out and looks slicker than snot on a doork...

02-24-2018 09:27 PM

RSS links broken - 2 replies

2 of the RSS links are broken. I checked on both mobile and desktop. Don’t know if anyone else uses them but I only use the Projects and Forum Topics RSS and didn’t notice the others were broken until today. I like them because they format correctly on mobile. All Posts RSS shows posts from 2015, guess no one uses that one. Site B...

12-03-2017 07:25 PM

New replies not working ... - 1 reply

Easier to show than tell but I’ve been getting the feeling that threads are getting new replies but I’m not getting notified. Today I found a thread with a new reply (I found out because it was at the top of the list) but when I open the thread there were no new replies listed. I suspect this may also be happening to my subscribed th...

10-21-2017 01:32 AM

Chalk lines... Is all blue chalk the same? - 9 replies

Probably a dumb question but mine fell off the roof and broke so after asking around, I’m buying a Tajima chalk line reel to replace it and wondering if I should splurge for the Tajima ultra fine chalk too. Some guys say the Tajima is worth it and snaps a better line, some say it doesn’t matter. The blue chalk I was using didn’...

06-09-2017 05:45 AM

What kind of saw blade is this? - 11 replies

5/8” arborabout 6-1/4” diametervery aggressive teethno markingsI found it in a stack of blades given to me several years ago.

05-30-2017 03:47 AM

Disappointed in Freud Glue Line Rip - 96 replies

LM74R010 Glue Line Ripping Circular Saw Ripping Saw Blade 10” x 5/8” Bore x 30 ToothThis Freud blade’s specially designed triple-chip tooth design produces extremely smooth, true surfaces for gluing and finish work. There is no need for sanding or jointing after the cut. ..Used it for the first time today and I’m unhappy ...

05-12-2017 04:22 PM

Long links break formatting - 0 replies

On Chrome mobile.

04-02-2017 06:38 PM

Woodturning smocks: Sorby vs Easy Wood Tools vs ?? - 39 replies

I’m looking at turning smocks and am leaning toward the EWT because it’s lightweight and slick but I would prefer longer sleeves. The Sorby has long sleeves but the zipper is backward and it ‘looks’ heavy ( haven’t seen one in person). Any thoughts on these or other suggestions? edited because people are getting ...

03-29-2017 08:53 PM

Looking for mortiser chuck key - 6 replies

A 1/2 hp Craftex mortiser was given to me but it’s missing the chuck key. A Rohm S2A chuck (metric) key seems to fit but is too short so I can’t be sure it’s the right size; it is a 12 tooth with 6mm pilot. The pilot hole on the mortiser chuck is 6mm so it’s probably the correct size. I called Busy Bee and they couldnR...

02-28-2017 07:11 PM

Image Uploading Issues - 16 replies

UPDATE, it’s an Amazon problem.http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/28/14765042/amazon-s3-outage-causing-trouble

02-27-2017 12:11 AM

Mahogany veneer drawer fronts, keep or toss? - 12 replies

I salvaged the drawers from a dresser a while back, for the 1/4” solid oak but I’m left with these curved fronts, plywood with a mahogany veneer. I can’t think of a good use for them. Trash or treasure? Sorry, they were face down but I’m sure most of us have seen old mahogany veneered dressers before.

02-13-2017 05:04 PM

One of the internet's largest message boards is going away - 1 reply

The IMDB message boards are going away effective Feb 20th. The only reason I mention it is because awhile back I predicted that message boards would die off because younger people prefer social media sites. While many websites consider themselves successful with tens of thousands of users, IMDB has users in the millions. So why are they closing?...

02-06-2017 07:27 AM

Final Ruling on Sawstop vs Bosch by ITC - 81 replies

If there was any discussion of this I missed it but on the 27th of January the ITC gave it’s final ruling the Bosch REAXX. Seems very final though I’m sure there is probably an appeals process. http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/01/last-reaxx-tablesaw-us On January 27th, the U.S. International Trade Commission ordered Customs ...

01-28-2017 09:26 PM

Kreg - K4 vs K5 vs Porter Cable Quikjig - 41 replies

I have one from way back when it was just called a Kreg Jig because there was only one, and I get enough use from it that I wouldn’t mind upgrading. Biggest difference I see between the K4 and K5 is position of the clamping lever. I’m not doing production but if the K5 really is better then I would spend a few extra bucks on it. Anyo...

01-28-2017 05:48 AM

The lathe stand of your dreams? - 36 replies

Time for a new lathe stand. I’ve looked at dozens and have seen many good ideas and I found one that is close to having every feature I want. It will be for a midi lathe but that doesn’t matter … So what do you like, or would change, about your current lathe stand? What works and what doesn’t?

01-28-2017 05:45 AM

Name a woodworking tool or machine that makes you happy to use. - 119 replies

I have some gift cards and I have all the basic machines, saws, drill press, etc. I don’t “need” anything and I can’t use the cards on wood, so what do I want … something better or something that makes you happy because it works so well or because it makes woodworking easier. Can include books, machines, power tool...

11-02-2016 07:10 PM

Easy Wood Tools (the company) Sold - 4 replies

http://www.easywoodtools.com/about-us/ For Immediate Release To Our Valued Retailers/Customers, It is with great excitement that we announce Easy Wood Tools (EWT), of Lexington, Kentucky, has been acquired by the Caliendo family. The acquisition was effective October 26, 2016. Mr. Chris Caliendo will serve as President & CEO of Easy W...

10-16-2016 11:57 PM

Can you help identify this tree? - 14 replies

My best guess is sweet gum, can anyone confirm or deny? Location is Raleigh NC. It was on the side of the road after the storm and looked really reddish in the daylight. Some of the pieces had 2 piths running up the center, I’ve never seen that before.

10-12-2016 06:57 PM

Who all got in on the Delta Midi lathe deal on Amazon? - 52 replies

Recently the Delta Midi lathe dropped down below $400 (regular $600) on Amazon and a bunch of us in the hot deal thread took advantage. My suspicion is they were clearing out lathes that came from the factory with the forward/reverse switch in backwards, or maybe Amazon’s computer became sentient and gave some of us an early Christmas, wha...

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