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|297 days ago||
Warped Cutting Board - 19 replies
I made a couple of cutting boards and they turned out ok. After a few uses one warped on the person I sold it to and the other didn’t, sold to different person. They are made from Cherry, Maple, and Walnut. It is a end grain cutting board made the basic way. I used TB III for the glue up. I made two boards from the same stock. The on...
|668 days ago||
Minwax Gloss Poly over Seal Coat - 8 replies
I am finishing a Red Oak table and having a heck of a time with the finish. I put two coats of Zinsser Seal Coat on and then sanded to 320. It seemed to be good. I waited a few days to put the poly on, just because. I put a coat of the Poly on and it seemed to raise the grain a bit. I wasn’t to worried about it because I figured a l...
|860 days ago||
Anything interesting happen last night? - 14 replies
I don’t even think we were supposed to get a storm last night but we did. I live up on the west side of our valley which gets about half the rain as the east but we get the better view. This was from a storm that went through the Mesilla Valley last night over looking Las Cruces, NM.
|964 days ago||
Freud 8in Dado set question - 5 replies
I just took off my blades after making some dadoes and the outer blade was a bit hard to take off. When I went to put it back in the holder I couldn’t get it back in. I then tried to get it back on the TS and it wouldn’t fit all the way on the arbor. I don’t know what the heck happened. Do you think I may have tightened it t...
|968 days ago||
Writters Block - 7 replies
I have 5 projects to design and start building pretty soon here. I am having a hell of a time. I have literally been sitting in my girlfriend house/shop poking around the projects on here and making a nuisance of myself. I have literally scanned 6000+ projects, I think I am on page 475. I have a Table, Bookcase, File Cabinet, Flag case, and ...
|978 days ago||
A call to Oregonians - 10 replies
I need some Myrtle Wood and I am trying to get it directly from Oregon. I am building a Flag Case for a gentleman that wants it for their fathers Casket Flag. I am looking for a supplier that is near or in Myrtle Point. This is where the family is from. His father was a WWII vet and I am trying to make this a special build. I guess I coul...
|997 days ago||
Repairing a crack - 21 replies
I am repairing an old chair and when I was putting the back on, it cracked. Any ideas on repairing this. I really can’t take it back out again because it will probably just crack further and it is already glued in place.
|1014 days ago||
Toolbar in uncompatible with Firefox 4.0 - 7 replies
Firefox just updated itself and now the toolbar is no longer compatible. Is anyone having this problem? I sent a note off to Firefox, but maybe there is a fix on our end.
|1100 days ago||
Need help with table design - 6 replies
This table is for my daughter she needs a table for homework and she is getting into drawing and painting. So now I need some help since the table has taken on a dual purpose. What I am looking for is an idea or hardware that would make the top be able to lift up like an easel/drafting table. I am also looking for it to be a floating top. I h...
|1109 days ago||
A liitle problem with Inlay - 12 replies
So you know you have been spending to much time in the shop when you can’t figure out why your ROS isn’t sanding well. And then you finally look and you forgot to put the sandpaper on. Anyways on the the question. I had some tear out on my Maple when I was routing an inlay last night. I am really not sure how to fix it. I eith...
|1116 days ago||
Messed up my Mortises - 17 replies
I have accidentally made several of my mortises about an 1/8th plus too deep. Do you all think I need to fix this or can I get away with leaving it the way it is. Not the best pic but hopefully it helps.
|1124 days ago||
Prblem with Connection - 11 replies
I use Firefox 4 Beta 7 and am having trouble with connectivity. It keeps kicking me off. Not sure if it is the site or Firefox. Anyone having problems with the site or Firefox if using it. It is probably just my stupid computer, I think it is limiting me on the time I spend on this site.
|1203 days ago||
New Zealand Earthquake - 0 replies
Heard about the earthquake hope all is well for all the Jocks and all others. Let us know what is going on.
|1234 days ago||
What is this Wood - 13 replies
This was left at my new house what is it. Yellowish color to it. Any ideas on best way to preserve it and what it is. It looks like it has a bit of stress fractures in it already.
|1263 days ago||
Roll Call - 6 replies
What are all you LJ’ers doing up this late. Me I am up late just about every night, it’s a habit I picked up from the military. It is also a good time to do some gluing so I don’t have to wait for it to dry.
|1282 days ago||
Need idea on doweled ends - 13 replies
I am not sure how to create a dowel from 3/4 square stock. I want to put a 3/8 dowel on the ends of square stock about 1/2” to 3/4” in length. I am not sure exactly how to explain it so I attached pics. I need to be able to secure it to the bookcase but I want it to be flush. I hope I have explained it well enough. Any ideas wo...
|1289 days ago||
Questions on alder - 14 replies
I just went to Adams Hardwoods/Molding in El Paso, just to check it out of course. Well I came home with 200BF of frame grade Alder. Y’all are a bad influence on me, you should be ashamed of yourselves…. ;~)... Now you have to help me. Did I get some descent lumber, regardless of price? Best way to finish it, not going to stai...
|1302 days ago||
Beer Can Chicken - 14 replies
First time trying it but i heard it’s great. Ok, light or dark beer. I have a smoker, gas grill, and a fire pit which one should I use. No experience necessary just your preference.
|1304 days ago||
8th grade graduation - 6 replies
I went to my daughters 8th grade graduation today, well they call it transition here, I guess you don’t graduate to high school anymore. They had these Adirondack Chairs, Hope Chests, and etc, sitting on the stage, they looked real nice, like you could buy them from the store. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to them but noticed the...