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07-15-2019 05:57 PM

What do you use in your HVLP guns? - 6 replies

I am looking to buy a few cans of lacquer / stain or whatever to finish a few projects. I am not really sure what I can use with my HVLP gun but I really want to get it started this weekend. I’ve been out of the hobby for the last couple of months and really need to finish a couple things! The videos I watch people thin things down so...

05-02-2019 03:42 PM

How old is everyone here? Also how long have you been at it? - 36 replies

I’d love to see what the average age is for most of the LJ’s and see how long everyone has been at this beautiful hobby/skill/craft. Any experiences you’d like to share or any tips at basic things that I may not know about would be super awesome to hear! I am 28, I just started woodworking last November/December of 2018 and...

05-01-2019 02:25 PM

What is a good first planer? - 10 replies

Hi there! I am about to get a good amount of lumber that’s going to need planing and I do not have one. My budget is only around $300 so I am sure a used planer is what I’ll be after. I know I can get something cheap like WEN (they are local to me too) but I really am not sure about the quality of their products since they are so ...

04-16-2019 07:44 PM

Need good beginner projects. - 11 replies

I am not sure what to build, I have some walnut I am going to make a butcher block with for my wife and probably put some maple in there. That won’t be for a couple weeks at least. For now I am unsure what to do. Does anyone know of any good projects for beginners? I just finished my miter saw station and I have about 14 2×4x8R...

04-09-2019 03:41 PM

What kind of wood is this? - 3 replies

My Uncle got this at an estate sale, it’s 2×2 and I’d say I have around 20 ft of it. He only paid a few dollars for it, I have it side by side and the darker is one I wiped with some mineral spirits to clean it up. He said it may be mahogany but I think it’s too dark for that (plus mahogany has a redish hue), I was think...

02-19-2019 07:27 PM

Help with what to buy?! - 23 replies

Hello all, I am brand new to the woodworking industry. I have been buying more and more equipment throughout the last few months. I love it and it’s become a HUGE passion of mine. Unfortunately the space I have for it is in the garage and it is very very poorly insulated with no heat. Being February in Chicago the temps have been extre...


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