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02-10-2016 08:02 PM

Flatten twisted wood without planing??? - 6 replies

I have a handful of 100+year old fir from an old barn that was being torn down. I want to create a table top of out the planks, but a few pieces of the wood have a decent twist in it. Not huge twist – but enough to make it NOT flat and hard to glue up. I do not want to plane it down as with a bit of light sanding, I can keep the ̶...

04-03-2015 03:49 AM

General International maxi vs. nova comet II - 16 replies

looking to purchase a lathe as i have some decent store credit at a local place. Looks like my choices are between the following: General international for $900 CAD or the Nova Comet II for $550 CAD I have done some research and find the info not leading me to a decision. Any suggestions or past experiences would be good to he...

03-01-2015 11:57 PM

Looking for Wood in Calgary, Alberta - Canada - 6 replies

I am wondering if any Lumberjocks from the Calgary area would care to share where they get their wood from? I know of Black Forrest and Wyndsor – wondering if there is any other places, or hidden secrets that can be shared? thanks in advance. chris

02-22-2015 12:00 AM

Regular vs SAP Hard Maple, Differences? - 10 replies

So here in western canada good wood is either hard to find or really expensive. I went into a local “wood shop” and saw they had two types of maple listed. Eastern Hard Maple, Regular $3.5/bf or Eastern Hard Maple, SAP $6/bf. Just wondering what the difference between these two are – am I to assume the regular is refering to...

02-04-2015 02:35 AM

Mallet for my new sweatheart chisels - 17 replies

I am starting to collect the 750 sweetheart chisels. I figure at $35-$40 each, i can buy one here, one there, one for father day and finally get a decent “suite” of hand tools. I am sure that I don’t want to use an old framing hammer for this and am looking at either the round type of a turned mallet. or this square ...

09-08-2014 12:20 AM

amana mission style router bits - 4 replies

so am looking to spend some $$ and purchase the amana misson style router bit set for panel doors (Amana part #44539). was wondering if anyone had experience with these or suggestions on something else to look at prior to buying?


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