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07-05-2017 10:21 PM

Star Wars R2D2 - 6 replies

I am looking for some advice on an upcoming project. I’m considering making a 18-20in R2D2 out of wood and curious if anyone out there has ever attempted. I am considering starting in the next 30 days. I just recently made a LegoMan and it was a very challenging and thus rewarding project. Im located in Indiana and have many resources at m...

07-02-2016 03:54 PM

HELP!! Hitatchi C10FL Hybrid Saw!! HELP - 15 replies

Just a little background first, I have been woodworking my entire life off and on and have even done it for a profession. I live in INdianapolis Indiana and enjoy having many species of locally grown and harvested woods at my disposal. Now I just do it for a hobby and mainly do furniture , toys , jigs , and custom cabinetry. When I setup my shop...

06-13-2015 11:32 AM

Frame up the basement.... - 3 replies

I am considering tackling a new project. I have contemplated for many weeks framing out the area. I have worked with wood and constructed furniture for many years but have nexer tackled a project of this magnitude. I have a question for you. Do you have any advice on finishing your basement? Specifically the framing and working with timbers p...

10-12-2014 12:03 PM

ROCKING HORSE IDEAS.... - 5 replies

Please share your thoughts… I am thinking about making several rocking horses for holiday gifts. I am curious if there are any plans that have been used and worked out well? This is the general idea I am thinking of: If you have made a rocking horse share a photo and the sizes!!! Thanks Gary from Indianapolis

08-12-2014 10:02 PM


I am considering upgrading my table saw. This will be the third time. #1 Craftsman 8IN bench top #2 Hitatchi Hybrid 10in Table Saw #3 ?? I am considering upgrading to a mobile Grizzly , Delta , or possibly a Sawstop but curious what others feedback has been on these and other brands. I am a furniture builder and make a variety of ite...

07-31-2014 10:56 AM

Hey cutting board experts!!!! - 8 replies

This is my 3 or 4 question in the forum and it is amazing how many talented and knowledgeable individuals belong to lumber-jocks. My question is about the potential hazards of exotic wood in cutting boards. Aside from the obvious Maple and Cherry does anyone know wood you should not use in a cutting board? We spend so much time and money u...

07-26-2014 11:06 PM

end grain cutting boards through the thickness planer... - 20 replies

Hello everybody this is Gary from Indianapolis.. I am putting together an end grain cutting board and I am planning on running it through the thickness planer. I have read and watched many articles about the pro and cons of doing this. I am posting this question to get advice from other woodworkers about doing this. Please tell me about your ...

05-04-2014 09:33 PM

Plywood Kayak.... - 135 replies

I am interested in designing and building a wooden kayak! After reviewing several plans I think it is doable. Has anyone every built or finished one and has information to share? These are the free plans I am considering following. The are very detailed and give dimensions , parts list , and step by step instructions. http://www.guillemot-...

04-22-2013 09:17 PM

Staining Atlantic Birch Plywood... - 1 reply

Does anyone have any tips or tricks for staining atlantic birch plywood and have it come out more even and not so splotchy? Minwax and Cabot are a joke. I have had good luck with Sherwin Williams wiping stain but curios if anyone has any other tips. Some of the techniques I have used in the past successfully are : wetting the wood to raise grain...

04-21-2013 05:08 PM

what are some uses for sawdust?? - 45 replies

I toss a 100 lbs bag of sawdust every month and wondering if anyone has some creative ways of utilizing it around the shop? It is a mixture of everything including solid , MDF , plywood , and partical board. SO I am not sure how appropriate it would be for gardening , compost , or animal bedding.

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