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04-20-2016 03:52 PM

How to ask the question "More Money" - 28 replies

When building custom items small to large we run into various situations. Well this one of them. I’m building a custom natural slab kitchen table for a customer and have run into more unforeseen changes then expected. These changes were not based on customer but of a more in depth build. In depth to the point of when giving an estimate the...

03-13-2015 03:26 AM

Looking for a profile - 6 replies

I have a grandmother clock top and I’m having a heck of a time trying to find the exact match. This profile looks to be a classical ogee but it doesn’t completely match. Can anybody help me out on identifying the profile and where to get a bit from. Thanks

01-29-2015 04:40 AM

Whats your Thickness? - 12 replies

So I’m normally not on here much but do like to snoop. Here’s my question. How thick do have your wood when it comes to making boxes. Do you use 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, or the biggy 3/4? Whats the typical thickness if any? Whats your thoughts.

08-27-2014 04:06 AM

Without the Flocking Jokes - 14 replies

No really…... I’m in a bind here. I flocked a box with black and apparently the flocking didn’t hold well to the wet or what I thought wet paint. So can you flock over a flocked up job?

04-24-2014 05:27 PM

Where in the World - 7 replies

I have looked for a local CNC router shop or close to here in the Modesto area but can’t find any. What I need is a shop that can cut out parts about 64 pieces. I could use my table saw and band saw but the cuts are are angled and some are deep ( if that makes sense). I want to avoid any chip out if possible. So if you guys or gals know of...

12-17-2013 07:03 PM

Combine dust deputy and wall mount collector - 8 replies

Is this even possible and still work effectively? I have the Oneida dust deputy in conjunction with my shop vac. However I’m thinking of upgrading to the wall mounted dust collection system and want to keep my deputy. I’m guessing that I’ll have to convert the deputy to a 55 gallon trash can with a rigid platform to keep it fro...

07-11-2013 05:33 PM

Home Made wiping Varnish/ lacquer - 16 replies

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything on here and I feel a bit guilty about it but. I’m in need of some expert advice on finishes which is such a complex area for most. I’m using a home made wiping varnish that works well however the finish is slow to cure. Once the varnish is dry can I use a spray Lacquer to com...

12-02-2012 03:07 AM

Spray Lacquer from Deft - 11 replies

Here’s the scenario its been raining all day temp is about 58-60 degrees with mild dry spells. I shake my can of spry lacquer and spray a even light coat on the product. Waiting for the proper time frame of about 1hr or less. Upon inspection the lacquer is now a foggy flat look instead of semi-gloss. Does any body have tips on how to pr...

08-14-2012 02:21 AM

Scheppach 4" x 36" Belt - 6" Disc Sander - 2 replies

Does anybody own one or used one in the past? The reviews are limited if not none existant.

08-13-2012 03:05 PM

Has this happened to You? - 9 replies

I have the Ridgid Oscillating Edge Belt / Spindle Sander and in less than a year its starting to break. I read all the reviews that I could find and the machine looked and sounded as it was built pretty tough. Now dont get me wrong it has had its fair share of hard work, but…..the tabs on bushing snapped off. Now this is a metal piece and ...

05-31-2012 01:54 AM

Nice Stack! - 3 replies

A local hardwood dealer that I have worked with before called me yesterday to see if I wanted any left over scrap. He told me that he was clearing out his excess material and thought he’d give me a call. I new little of how much he really had till I saw the truck load “literally”. I bought the whole pickup truck load and was pl...

03-27-2012 05:01 AM

Duh moment - 3 replies

Maybe to late ask this but…..Can I apply lacquer over a BLO and beeswax finish. Reason I ask is that I built a letter tray holder from walnut with maple inlay. Once done I sealed it with a home brewed mixture of BLO and Beeswax hoping that this would be enough. Any thoughts would be helpful.

02-27-2012 05:23 AM

hitachi mv12 and inlay kits - 1 reply

I’ve been searching the past hr and can’t seem to find out if there’s any inlay kits available. I have the Hitachi MV12 with all the accessories that were shipped with the unit. Does anybody know or recommend a true fit inlay kit?

01-30-2012 05:57 PM

Any tips on clean up - 8 replies

Everytime I use my glue bottle I let the glue dry on the roller and then peel it off after it dries. Sometimes its easy to peel off and other times its a real pain. I’m sure that there may be a simpler way of cleaning up. What tips or ideas do you guys have?

01-23-2012 02:34 AM

Woodslicer or Bandsaw Problems - 9 replies

My woodslicer blade on my craftsman 12” bandsaw is just not cutting as precise as it once was. Backup to about a week ago It was cutting beautifully. I then got some eucalyptus logs from a craigslist post and brought them home. The logs were fresh cut and I proceeded to mill a few of them into slabs. This caused the blade to clog up wit...

01-21-2012 04:54 AM

What do these go to? - 9 replies

I found these blades in the shop about a year ago and never got around to posting any thing on them. They were buried in a heap of dust and dirt. I’m guessing they go to a hand planer, if so what kind. Any thoughts would be helpful. .

01-15-2012 02:55 AM

Electrical Dummy - 7 replies

I finished getting my old Atlas Tablesaw up and running after a tune up, 10 mins into cutting some pine the saw shut off. I checked pwr supply and I blew no breakers, checked extension cord, checked power cord, etc all the way to the motor. When I checked voltage from the cord to the on switch my meter read 118 volts. Checked voltage going out o...

01-10-2012 05:41 AM

Going Rate for Walnut - 22 replies

I found a listing today on Craigslist for walnut burl actually I believe its going to be claro walnut. My question is I have to hire a guy who I’ve worked with before on cutting it down then milling it for me. I know what he’s going to charge me but the lady selling the wood said to make her an offer. The tree has had all the limb...

11-14-2011 07:03 AM

Ridgid Oscillating Sander Jig - 7 replies

Over the weekend I was working on a customers order sanding some smaller parts and the inevitable happened. My finger got to close to the belt on my Ridgid belt. Not only did it scare the crap out of me my finger felt like it was on fire for an hr. Gratefully it didn’t sand all the way through the nail and into the bed. After a cool dow...

10-22-2011 12:41 AM

Come on Sears!! - 18 replies

This Damn poly ribbed belt on my 12” bandsaw is killing me. I’ve tried high and low to find the belt locally and no one seems to carry anything close to it. Yes I will end having to buy it from the craftsman website and wait fro the snail mail. What I just don’t understand is why does a part that cost about 10.00 and weighs les...

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