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06-08-2018 12:03 AM

Festool ETS 150 question - 3 replies

Recently the sandpaper has begun coming loose from my Festool ETS 150. Does this mean that the velcro sander pad needs to be replaced? Thanks for any suggestions!

12-11-2017 04:24 PM

Portable Handheld Electric Planers - 11 replies

I’m curious what people here think of portable handheld electric planers. I’m thinking they might be useful on pieces that are too wide for my benchtop planer or too short and am likely to end up with snipe. Thanks for any suggestions!

12-22-2015 04:47 PM

Anyone near Chicago want a Craftsman Radial Armsaw? - 6 replies

A friend gave this to me. His neighbor was getting rid of it. I haven’t used it and it doesn’t look like I will. I’d like to get it out of my shop in south Evanston. I believe it’s in good working condition and I have manual. It’s free to a good home if you want to pick it up!

12-02-2015 05:46 PM

Finishing Problems - 1 reply

In July I completed three pieces for my cousin’s balcony. These were my first outdoor pieces. I used white oak because I read it was especially weather resistant. I finished using Minwax Natural (clear) stain and Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane. In less than two months the wood was discolored – or in some spots black (w...

06-26-2013 01:07 PM

Learning Woodworking: Classes vs. Self-Teaching - 52 replies

I’m curious how woodworkers here have gone about learning woodworking. Have people taken classes, studied videos and books, learned from a friend/family-member, or just bought a few tools and started building? I’ve taken a few classes over the years, but am still very much a beginner. Last spring I used the woodshop facilities thr...


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