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11-01-2019 11:20 PM

Marquetry advice-packet method - 3 replies

I’ve primarily been doing my marquetry using the double bevel technique. Since I have a ton of factory sawn veneer and a desire to learn a new method, I have been messing around with the packet method, sawn on a Excalibur scroll saw and using. 3/0 blade. So I’m looking for advice on how you would make up a packet for the cartoon i...

09-05-2019 06:42 PM

Really good scrollsaw recommendation - 11 replies

Back in the Marquetry fold doing double bevel technique. So it’s 2019 what are some of the better scroll saws out there ? I am assuming Hegner is still the cats meow ?RBI hawk not made anymore ?Excalibur still a good machine Where does the Dewalt fit in Any bargain models worth looking at ?? ThanksDaveBigKahuna Woodworks

06-21-2019 11:54 PM

Need info from some actual CNC guru's - 8 replies

I love building router tables, built 11 in the last 10 years. Usually end up selling them and starting a new one.My latest creation is a heavy monster. I had a buddy that had an older Osnrud over arm router. He didn’t want the cabinet so he gave it to me. I added a cast iron top and a Milwaukee 8625 router. She’s a beast. Anyway, ...

06-09-2019 06:10 PM

Router sled - 2 replies

I am in the process of building something similar to this, only it will be used for cutting dadoes and grooves.(This one is being used for material flattening.) I have figured out the track set up, ordered cnc kit from that online auction place, it’s the carrier I’m having issues with. I’ll be using a Dewalt DW625 plunge...

06-30-2017 04:38 PM

Mesquite Lumber For Sale-SOLD - 1 reply

I need space in my lumber storage building, so I amselling my collection of Mesquite lumber.I have had this lumber for 8 to 9 years, it is some reallynice stuff. If you know about mesquite, its not all clear, but very usable.There are mantle slabs, there are 8/4 pieces(see pics), lots ofnatural edge, and some boards over 6 foot long,and there is...

08-26-2016 02:27 AM

CNC like router table - 4 replies

I know this may sound a little on the odd side, and if this is in the wrong group, please let me know. I want to build a CNC table to route dados and rabbits.I am currently doing alot of cabinets, bookcase built in etc, and I would like to build a dedicated table with a router and mounted on linearbearing for accuracy. I dont need the compute...

05-09-2016 03:58 PM

Hello Cast Iron Router Table users - 2 replies

I do alot of cabinetry work, refacing cabinets is being good to me right now.I use Freud Cope and Stick bits. I am looking at building a new router table with a cast iron top and putting the Triton router under. My question is do you find that cast iron table to really cut down on vibrations?Do you think it improves cuts? I have built t...

02-11-2016 02:13 AM

Kreg Forman issue with Cherry lumber - 1 reply

I purchased a Kreg Foreman a couple weeks back and have used it to build a couple shop cabinets out of leftover scrap. It worked really well. My issue arose today. I have a large kitchen cabinet job to do and milled up some lumber for faceframes.I rain the ends of the rails thru the foreman and noticed the ends were splitting out. I double ch...

02-05-2016 01:52 AM

VERITAS Shelf Pin system - 0 replies

I am selling my Veritas shelf pin system.It has all the goodies.I purchased a used line boring machine so I dont need the Veritas. Can be picked up in central Texas (Waco Area) or shipped. Asking $89.00 plus shipping if needed. ThanksDave

09-01-2015 02:02 PM

Converted RAS to a RAR - 9 replies

I picked up an older Craftsman Radial Arm Saw, had a dadoe blade attached to it and used it just for rabbits and dadoes. Never really happy with the space it took up, nor with the cuts I was getting.So I took the motor off and mounted a router on the arm. It works great, perfect flat bottom dadoes. Easy to make stopped dadoes. It ...

09-01-2015 04:30 AM

Veneering a drawer front question - 6 replies

I am planing a six drawer chest with inset drawers.I plan to veneer the drawer fronts with some Birdeye Cherry, then make the restof the carcass out of regular cherry. My question involves what order to veneer the fronts ? I am thinking it goes 1) back of drawer, 2) sides of drawer, 3) front of drawer ????Is that correct ? Thank you ...

07-26-2015 02:22 AM

Wood Swap-Any Interest - 3 replies

Borrowing an idea from BOXGUY, I am wondering if anybody is up for a wood swap.Just enough to make small boxes or similar projects. We use the USPS one box ships for one price. For just $12.35 you can send a 14×12 x 3 inch package of almost any weight to anywhere in the United States. So I have plenty of Mesquite, QSWO, Cherry, Walnu...

07-03-2015 06:01 PM

Hide Glue = Marvalous - 4 replies

After reading lots of interesting articles I decided to give hide glue a try.I purchased a water heater pot from Target store for about ten dollars, grabbed a canning jar I had laying around the shop and some water. Needed glue. I remember I had bought some flakes at a Woodcraft some time ago.After scouring thru the shop I found a can of Mosers,...

07-02-2015 02:58 AM

Dewalt 788 question - 2 replies

I have been reading some articles about the Dewalt being very aggressive while cutting, and it seems to be caused by a fore and aft blade movement while cutting. My question is how are the upper and lower arms suppose to line up?I put a Wixey angle finder on mine and with the saw off, I mounted the Wixey behind the blade. There is a 1.7 degre...

06-22-2015 06:05 PM

Recomendations for a hot plate for sand shading veneer ? - 5 replies

I am looking for a decently priced hot plate to do sand shading.After doing a google search it seems as though a 1500 watt model is the one to get the job done.I tried a 1000 watt model and it takes forever. I did notice some people using gas/propane burners, but I would really not like to go down that road.And has anybody tried an induction hot...

06-14-2015 01:15 AM

hands-free magnifier-what is a really good one ? - 13 replies

I am in the process of doing some small, fine router inlay using a dewalt plunge and a dremel.But my eyes are not as good as they used to be, has something to do with getting older I think. Anyway, I am looking for some good recomendations on a hands free magnifier with a lamp. The kind you where on your head, is what I am thinking. Thanks...

08-03-2014 01:19 AM

Patch Pad Marquetry Technique - 3 replies

I am wondering if anybody has tried the PatchPad Technique for Marquetry ? David from B&B Rare Woods told me about it. The only info I could find is this:https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/9282519/buying-a-dust-collector-making-raised-panels-32mm-wood-tools/79 If anybody has other links or places to find more info I would apprec...

07-02-2014 05:57 PM

Double Drum Sander For Sale in Texas - 4 replies

I am downsizing my shop, so I am selling my ShopFox dual drum sander.Its is the model # W1678, its 5 hp and will sand panels up to 26 inches wide.I use 120 grit on the front drum and 150 grit on the rear, the panels come out super smooth.It is a real time saver when doing face frames and cabinet doors.I have also used it to sand shop made veneer...

06-16-2014 07:53 PM

Grain Direction in Marquetry ?? - 4 replies

Ok0 So I am very new to marquetry. I have learned a lot reading the blogs here and Boatwright has been great answering questions. My first project is a three color palm tree, like the picture.And I am going with the packet method and cut on a scrollsaw.My question concerns the leaves. There are five of them, and they fan out.So in order to ge...

05-27-2014 12:50 AM

How to adjust text from WORD ??? - 11 replies

I found a text in WORD, its called “Lucida Handwritting”. This is a sample of the font. I would like to use it for scroll saw work, but I need it altered slightly. I would like to increase the thickness of each letter while still maintaining the same overall size.And I would like to compress the letters slightly. I l...

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