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12-17-2017 06:59 PM

Does parota make good cutting board wood? - 2 replies

Thinking about making a cutting board out of Parota. Don’t know if it would make a good cutting board as I haven’t worked with it before. Any direction would be great!

10-24-2017 07:17 AM

Modern Square Legs for Desk Stability Question - 11 replies

Hello all, I am building a desk and had a question about leg stability. My desk is going to be about 20 inches wide, 37 inches long and 27 inches high. I wanted to build legs that were essentially two rectangles, flush with either end of the desk. See Picture attached. The leg rectangle would be 25 inches high, and 20 inches wide. My question...

09-13-2017 04:51 PM

My Shop Fox Mortiser Always Burns Lumber! Help! - 3 replies

I have a shopfox benchtop mortiser that ALWAYS burns the stock I am trying to mortise. I tried readjusting the chisels, I tried going at incredibly slow feed rates, and there is always a lot of smoke coming form the stock and a lot of burning. I thought maybe it was the chisel part of the bit, so I took it out to use just the drill bit and it st...

07-19-2017 06:29 AM

Grizzly G0513 17" Bandsaw for $200???? - 12 replies

Hello all! I just found a Grizzly G0513 17” Bandsaw for sale on Craigslist for $200 https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/tls/d/commercial-bandsaw/6226020262.html Only thing is, he said it got tipped over and the only thing that he thinks is wrong is the table got unaligned. Everything else seems to be running fine. If I get there, a...

07-03-2017 02:50 AM

What finish should I use on a Purple Heart cutting board? - 8 replies

Hello everyone I have a simple question today. I am building my very first pair of cutting boards and am using Purple Heart, cherry, and walnut as my choice in lumber. After sanding it down, the Purple Heart turned a brown that is difficult to distinguish from the walnut. I hear if you expose it to oxygen and the sun (UV) it will regain its c...

06-28-2017 02:29 PM

Rockwell 20" Bandsaw Model 28-3x0 / 28-340 a steal on C-list?? - 7 replies

Hello all I am new to woodworking and I am starting to build my arsenal of tools. I stumbled upon this band saw on C-list and was wondering if it is actually as good of a deal as it looks… https://bend.craigslist.org/tls/6196180060.html It looks beat up but I feel like with a good clean and tune up it would be an excellent saw. Al...

06-19-2017 03:00 PM

Delta 36-454 Table Saw for first table saw? - 14 replies

Hello everyone, This is my first post to the forum altough I frequent here often to answer questions I may have along the way. I’m just getting into woodworking as a hobbyist and I’m looking to start purchasing some tools. I stumbled upon this contractors saw on Craigslist, and I wanted to know what you all thought. Is it a good ...


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