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05-27-2022 08:04 PM

deal or no deal? - 17 replies

Picked this up for $20 at a garage sale. Cannot see anything to give me an age indication.

02-16-2022 03:47 PM

Plastic curtain for work shop - 4 replies

I am going to need to add a door to my basement work shop. Boxing off the work area from the rest of the basement. Need to add a door to the basement area (probably a sliding barn door) so the door can be wider for easy access to the shop. But do not want a hard door for the shop opening, as having to open 2 doors is not desirable. Has anyone u...

01-21-2022 06:22 PM

Why is this chipping? - 4 replies

Made a scroll saw bowl and mounted on the lathe to finish. Made of maple, cherry and walnut. Use carbide tools. Not sure if it is the glue up, dull tools , brittle wood? Lots of little chip outs. Any idea why?

01-01-2022 04:51 PM

How to repetativly cut this - 15 replies

I am looking to figure out a jig to cut out the lines on this pattern. Looking to be able to cut all pieces with repeatable accuracy. I have been twisting around methods but with various angles need some help.

12-09-2021 05:12 PM

deep penatrating stain - 19 replies

I am looking to stain some wood pieces with colors. I would like to stain the pieces prior to assembly. But I will need to sand down a bit after assembly but want to find a way for the color to stay after sanding.Any ideas?Brian

11-13-2021 04:51 PM

Hinge for sep ladder - 8 replies

Looking to make a walnut folding step stool like this need to find a hinge that will work. Lock in the open position.Any ideas where to find it? Brian

08-31-2021 02:22 PM

Highchair table - 13 replies

I have most of the high chair built but I am having trouble with the tray. I routed out the tray but want to round over the edge. But the recess is too shallow to use a round over bit as the bearing makes it too tall to hit the edge. I am trying to find a way to round over besides a rasp, file and sandpaper.Any suggestions would be appreciated

04-19-2021 03:35 PM

Looking for High chair plans - 1 reply

I found this high chair. I believe it is from the Woodworking Journal But am having trouble finding the plans.Any help would be appreciated!! Brian

02-25-2021 06:11 PM

Number of segmented wedgies? - 6 replies

I have started working on segmented bowls and started out the first few with 12 segmented rings. I was wondering what your preferences are for the number of wedges you prefer in your rings and input as to why.

02-15-2021 05:41 PM

Segmented ring width - 1 reply

I used the segmented calculator to get the size of my pieces. My question is the width of the pieces varies from 1 3/16 to a couple at 1.5” It seems I should be able to cut one strip at the widest width and it should work for all of the rings. Is a 1/4 ” ring thickness difference worth cutting the strips to different...

02-10-2021 12:09 AM

Finish pooling in knots - 4 replies

Making a knotty alder coffee table. I am using minwax polycrylic clear satin water born finish. Sprayed it on and it seems to have pooled in the knots I did a light steel wool buff and the knots are now real shinny and really stand out. Any idea how to dull the shinny spots?

01-08-2021 01:43 AM

Bowel Thickness - 23 replies

Found this bowl my wife started probably 10 years ago. So I’m finishing it for her. She had it turned and started to part off the lid. That is where I came in. I have turned the bowl down to about 1/4 ” thickens. I asked her what she thought and she said “if it was to be a refined bowl and a nice piece and not look ...

12-22-2020 04:04 PM

Putting drawer in table apron. - 16 replies

I am Building a coffee table out of knotty Alder. My question is do I cut the middle out of the apron for the drawer front or build a face frame for the apron. Would prefer the drawer front to match the apron. I could cut it all from the same piece but not sure which way to go. Hope that is somewhat clear.Brian

05-15-2020 07:29 PM

Tread mill motor speeds - 43 replies

I did a replacement of the motor on my Harbor freight lathe. When I dial down the potentiometer to slow the speed it slows down a bunch but when I get to the low end it stops probably around 1000RPM or so. I am wondering if it is the potentiometer It may have been more of a volume switch, not sure if that makes a difference. Also I put in a Tach...

03-14-2020 03:46 PM

dewalt 735 extra dust collector - 13 replies

For some reason I get a lot of sawdust under the cover of the planer, which really collects in the sprockets and chain. I am thinking of attaching a shop vac to one of the “vents” that are on the side toward the back. I do not know if there is a “leak” in the inside blade cover allowing so much sawdust under the cover. A...

01-24-2018 05:40 PM

Kitchen Island trim - 12 replies

I am in the process of building new kitchen cabinets. My wife spotted this trim on a TV show. I am wondering if someone has a good safe way to reproduce it. I thought about cutting wooden balls in half but this seems like an unsafe maneuver. Maybe it is done with a router? Any ideas how to replicate this trim? Thanks for your helpBrian

04-06-2016 08:37 PM

V-Drum type or Thickness sander? - 4 replies

A few years ago I built a sand flea type V drum sander. Works Well but I was wondering if I should have built a thickness sander instead. It does take a lot of passes over the top to get is smooth. It looks like it maybe easier and quicker to use the other style. Was wondering others opinion. Thanks Brian

08-21-2014 05:58 PM

1/4" flat pannel for doors? - 10 replies

Making kitchen cabinets and was wondering if I was taking a risk by making the flat panel in the doors 1/4” I am ripping down the cherry hoping to get 3/8 thickness before surfacing. Gluing up the panels. I am thinking of making the panels as close to 3/8 as I can . My main question is the reason flat panel is usually raised panel t...

01-19-2014 03:56 PM

Planer Boging down - 41 replies

History Bought a used 15” Grizzley imitation planer. When I bought it I was running on extension cords in my old shop. When I ran anything thru I could only take off 1/32 or 1/16 max without it bogging down and popping the circuit breaker. Now I have run a separate circuit in my new shop (110) and replaced the cord coming out of the p...

11-15-2012 07:55 PM

Harvesting a piano - 11 replies

I was wondering if anyone has tried ” Harvesting a piano” I see them on Craigs list for free, often And some of them have beautiful wood. It does seem like it would be a lot of effort. But great pieces of wood for lots of different projects. Brian

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