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11-21-2017 03:19 PM

locks and latches - 9 replies

Good morning LumberJocks,As a novice box builder (only been at it 10 years) I am trying to find a style that helps set me apart from the hobbyist woodworker. One thing I have come to find out is the very limited variety of quality hinges and latches / locks that are available. Most of what I find is imported garbage that looks like it might not ...

03-10-2016 03:33 PM

Affixing leather - 7 replies

Morning Jocks,I have a customer that wants me to build a cue case and wrap in in suede. I know affixing leather to table tops has been done for a very long time so I’m hoping this is an easy question.Please let me know what brand you like and trust.Thanks,Bill

09-14-2015 06:58 PM

Yellow wood?? Could use some help - 22 replies

Hi Jocks,I have been asked to replicate this box and I have no idea what this yellow wood is.Any help from the masters here??Thanks,Bill

08-18-2015 09:34 PM

Snooker cue case - 0 replies

Hi Jocks,I’m finishing up a beautiful case and will be posting pictures soon but I have an issue with my next build. A guy wants me to make a cue case for a snooker cue. For those unfamiliar it is mostly a british billiards game played on an enormous table. This requires longer than standard American cues. I have been building wood cases f...

06-26-2015 03:41 PM

JET planer questions - 10 replies

Hi Jocks,I picked up a really clean JET JWP12-4P planer yesterday and this is my first planer. It runs nice but I know I will need to replace the blades at some point. I’m mostly working with hardwoods and I could use some help getting my money’s worth in new blades. I haven’t run anything other than a test board through it and...

03-10-2015 09:58 PM

birds eye maple - 4 replies

I’m always trying new things and building boxes is a great way to express my creative side. I have been building custom pool cue cases for a while now and the last one was quite large. 3” x 13” x 38” and made from oak. my latest customer wants something along those lines and has asked for me to be creative. I’m thin...

10-24-2014 01:59 AM

could use some help - 23 replies

Hi all, I’m building a pool cue case for a marine and I want to make this extra nice for him. He wants a 1920s retro style case and I love the idea! It’s an oak box case to hold 2cues and I want to reces the cues into something but I don’t know what to make the inside out of. I know I could make it out of MDF but that would be...

06-17-2014 08:54 PM

lacquer finishing and beyond - 5 replies

I’m new to using lacquer and I don’t know what you do after the finish is dry? I sprayed a satin finish if that matters. I don’t know if I should wax it or what?Any suggestions?Oh, this is a walnut pool cue case.Thanks!

06-16-2014 06:48 PM

Shoulder plane or other means? - 17 replies

Hi all!I’m in the finishing stages of a box I’m making and I have encountered a small problem. I have a walnut case with a strip of walnut (1/4” x 1/4”) just inside the edges of the lid and base. Flush with the opening. This is just to thicken the sides and give the edges of the opening a look of strength. I decided to gi...

03-25-2014 09:31 PM

lost on a simple inlay - 13 replies

Hi again gang,I have a solid walnut case I’m building and I need to inlay WM into the lid. Making it even more simple I will put the “W” on top of the “M” making it look like a design. But I am lost as to how to cut this into the center of the lid. I have cut border inlays before on my table saw and where the inlay ...

03-04-2014 08:37 PM

inlay cutting - 9 replies

Hi guys,I received a small stick of Mother of Pearl and I was wondering if someone has a jig for cutting this either on a scroll saw or a band saw? I know I can cut slices but I was thinking of cutting 3/8” circles to add dots to a case lid. I have never worked with this material before so I am not sure how to go about it. I don’t...

02-28-2014 08:16 PM

Band saw jig to cut a PVC pipe lengthwise - 8 replies

I’m making a box that needs trays in it like something for poker chips. After not finding anything online I came up with this. The left board is your rip fence set to half the diameter of your PVC pipe. On the right is your sled. 2 boards screwed together at half the diameter of the PVC pipe. Please note I haven’t tried this yet a...

02-27-2014 09:01 PM

Flocking the details - 21 replies

Hi again gang,I’m working on my latest cue case and after designing and building a custom jig, I was able to hot knife (out of Styrofoam blocks) tapered troughs for the pieces of the pool cue! In the past I did something along the same thing but I passed the foam over the hot knife.The problem I discovered is applying a fabric to the foam ...

02-09-2014 07:31 PM

113 chraftsman table saw motor replacement - 14 replies

Hi again gang. I have been working hard on my next case. I guess a bit too hard as I think I killed the motor on my table saw. An old chraftsman I got off CL back in the summer. It started running slow and then just wouldnt start. The motor only buzzed until the breaker pops. I took it appart and the bearings by the pulley were all clogged. i cl...

01-23-2014 10:22 PM

off the hook design! - 11 replies

Ok that’s just my humble opinion. I posted this in my projects and it has allot of views but I’m looking for feedback. So I am trying it here. This is only made of pine but seeing it’s a prototype and I work in expensive exotic stuff and I don’t earn enough to make firewood out of that if I screw up!So this is a poo...

12-09-2013 08:17 PM

Got any ideas? - 23 replies

I have been working on making a 10 sided case for pool cues and I have run into a small snag. My sled is not working right. This is my first attempt at making a case like this and my first attempt at making a sled!My design used hold down brackets to keep my material in place. I set my table saw to 18 degrees and cut away with scrap materials. A...

11-19-2013 08:13 PM

Feather boards from green wood - 1 reply

Hi Gang,I had a linden tree come down in a storm this summer and I saved about 75% of it for projects/firewood. I am just starting to build jigs to help me keep my fingers attached and feather boards look like a good place to start. I have been scouring the projects and blogs here and have noticed wide variety of opinions of what wood you can us...

11-04-2013 08:02 PM

Standing up or laying down - 2 replies

Bygrace posted 3 table saw sleds/jigs he recently made and two of them were for mitered cuts. It made me wonder which is better?I understand the need for the one where he sets the blade to 45 degrees and lays down wider boards. The more I think of this the more I sound stupid in my head!The jig he has for smaller boards I have seen many times be...

10-29-2013 09:02 PM

1/3 sheet sander - 4 replies

I’m hoping I haven’t made a mistake.Last week my 1+ year old Craftsman 1/3 sheet sander burned up. I went to all the local stores and could only find 1/4 sheet sanders or ones requiring “their” sandpaper. After reading allot of bad reviews on most of them I decided to stick with a 1/3 sheet sander. It’s the size I a...

10-17-2013 07:43 PM

Iris opening - 10 replies

As some of you know I am designing a pool cue case for all intensive purposes is round. I want to make something unique to open the end and I thought of an Iris. Any thoughts on this? I’m worried it might be too delicate and break. The case is only going to be about 4” OD so I don’t have allot of room to mess with. I have searc...

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