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08-28-2019 02:09 PM

Dumb GU10 bulb question - 3 replies

I’m wondering if someone on LJ knows the answer to this. I have googled many times and I just can’t seem to find an answer. On some GU10 Halogen bulbs, light shines directly as a spotlight and then light shines from the base to produce ambient light. I have been stumped on two questions. 1) How is the bulb described to note th...

06-12-2019 05:24 PM

Favorite Coffee table Design - 5 replies

I’ve been asked to make a coffee table for a friend’s 60th birthday. If you clip or save favorite designs, I’d love to see them. Thoughts (no required): Not live edge (love live edge, just not going there this time, unless it’s an incroporation and not the entire top)Perhaps a shelfMetal legs are possibleWood will b...

04-18-2019 04:57 PM

new Kreg alternative . . . or is it? - 5 replies

Saw an ad today for the new Genius 2 in 1 jig. it looks like this:But if you watch the demo video, the jig looks remarkably like a Kreg R3. The ad even says this, “Whether you’re crawling under a table to make a quick repair or taking Kreg Joinery on the road.” What is this thing?

02-11-2019 11:08 PM

Wood Talk Podcast - 2 replies

I was disappointed to learn today while listening that the Wood Talk podcast is ending I guess I’d be tired of it, too, after 450+ episodes over 10 years. There are a lot of new woodworking podcasts that have come out recently, but Wood Talk had a great combination of host chemistry and real woodworking talk. Bummer http://www.woodtal...

01-28-2019 08:37 PM

From Sketchup to Fusion 360 - 21 replies

After using Sketchup for a number of years, I am experimenting with Fusion 360. My son works for AutoDesk, so that makes me a bit interested. A few notes: 1) Fusion 360 has features that make precise a lot of things that are reeally convenient. The wide number of specific constraints alow you to do things precisely that would take a lot of...

01-20-2019 08:43 PM

Handling large glued-up pieces - 6 replies

I’m in the midst of building a king size bed. Looking for some tips here. The rough head board is 7’x3’x1” at the moment. I will be about 10% smaller when cut to shape. I’m a bit afraid of baning it around after i’ve done the sanding and in gluing up, etc. Just trying to anticipate problems. Have you done a...

01-16-2019 04:49 PM

Driveway marker/lights - 10 replies

Thought I’d see if anyone on LJ had some wisdeom on this one: In our new (to us) house, ee have a moderately steep, moderately long driveway. We have lots of trees, so most of the area alongside the driveway is covered with leves and pine straw, so it is kind of dark brown in color. We have a cut out for folks to turn around to go ou...

12-19-2018 11:39 PM

Laying out a 2 car garage shop - 10 replies

I moved back in the spring, and the good news was that I had a spacious 2 car garage shop instead of a scrunchy 1 car garage space. The bad news is that, although I put a fair amount of time and though in layin gout the tools, I haven’t done a good job. Everything seems to be in the wrong place. All workshpaces need to fit the peculaliar ...

12-05-2018 02:55 PM

How much mattress size allowance on bed frame? - 7 replies

I’m building a Shaker moon bed, platform style. King mattress is 76×80. how wide/long do you make it between railes and between had and footboards. I was thinking 77×81, but love to hear from those of you who have made one.

12-01-2018 03:02 PM

Discoloration in grain on cherry - 5 replies

I’ve buit a lot with cherry, but I’m having a new problem. I have this dark grain streaks in the woods. It looks a little like what often happens with white oak. I’ve just hand planed this whole board after using 80 grit ROS. It doesn’t seem to want to Go away. Ideas?

08-28-2018 04:57 PM

Experience Spraying EM6000 AND Enduro Pre-Cat Lacquer? - 6 replies

I finally have my new shop together and might start actually building things. I have sprayed Target EM6000 and mostly liked it. The biggest pain about it is availability. I spoke to the GF rep at IWF, and it looks like Enduro Pre-Cat Lacquer is the closest analogue, and I can buy it locally. That can come in handy in a pinch. My last time ...

05-24-2018 06:33 PM

New avenues for Woodworking - 1 reply


05-10-2018 01:35 PM

Simple Breakfast Table with Hairpin Legs--need reinforcement? - 5 replies

I’m finally making something 7 months after we decided to move. I don’t have my shop quite together, but I’m anxious to get going. I’m making a 48” round breakfast table out of some 5/4 cherry I have. I’m attaching hairpin legs to get this thing done quickly. I’m doing a basic glue-up. I’m no...

04-02-2018 01:24 PM

replacement pulley for Jointer - 14 replies

I have an 1960’s Davis and Wells Jointer. In our move, the drive pulley was damaged. I’ll post a picture and measurements when I have a chance. Short question: what’s a good source for a replacement pulley? Thanks.

03-15-2018 02:44 PM

Finding Metal Base for Round Breakfast Table - 3 replies

I haven’t done any woodworking since October because of our move to Atlanta. I’m still a couple of weeks out since I need to get my shop in order. One quick piece I’m going to build is a round table for our breakfast area. I think I’m just going to make a solid round top and attach it to a metal base. I’ve found ...

12-27-2017 07:54 PM

Workshop with concrete walls? - 22 replies

We’re close to buying a house that has a 2 car garage underneath one end of the house, complete with cinder block walls. This will be my workshop. I can erect frames with drywall or osb, or paint the block all white and leave exposed. Thoughts?

12-27-2017 06:52 PM

Problem with blemish—shellac with GF High Performance. - 16 replies

This is GF high performance over de-waxed shellac. This blemish has appeared. I thought it looked like something stuck to the finish, but it seems too embedded for that. I’ve been rubbing with steel wool. I’ve had a lot of luck with this finish. I’m a bit perplexed. Any ideas?

12-11-2017 09:48 PM

You know what this is hanging down from the back of my F-150? - 6 replies

Saw this today. any idea what that is?

09-23-2017 02:34 AM

Decatur/Atlanta GA woodworking - 4 replies

So, there’s a decent chance I will accept a position in Decatur GA. If so, we’ll be looking for housing, and shop possibilities will be a factor. Thought it was worth asking if anyone knows of shared shop spaces in the area.

09-21-2017 03:05 PM

The warring instincts of finishing - 3 replies

Some thoughts that occurred to me: When I read posts on finishing, it seems like there are usually one of two instincts behind the finishing question/technique: 1) how can I keep the color as close to freshly planed/sanded as possible. So, with purpleheart or maple or other woods, woodworkers love the almost white maple or the truly purple...

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