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02-17-2018 04:03 PM

Why Do Lefties Do It. - 8 replies

It defies logic, the irrational turn to the left. Coming out of a gas station on a busy intersection, waiting to cross 3 lanes of opposing traffic in order to “save time”? Or coming out of a parking lot, holding up five or six cars behind them so they might get where they’re going a bit faster. Do they not realize they ar...

10-20-2017 08:09 PM

Question on installing trim - 10 replies

I was browsing around the internet and came across Steve Altman’s boxes. He is a gifted woodworker. He puts trim around the panels in some of his box lids. Does anyone here know a proper procedure for doing this? Is it just glued to the carcass or what? I imagine the panel is stabilized but not the lid itself?

09-06-2017 07:14 PM

Use this to help cut a very small part to exacting dimensions - 1 reply

Or don’t, its up to you, but I have found using a rubber turkey/chicken brush with the feelers/brushes cut way short affords a lot of leverage. Better than a pencil eraser for sure.

08-17-2017 08:53 PM

Safer And More Efficient Finger Joint Sled For Small Hinges - 4 replies

This is a sled I’ve come up with for making hinge finger joints. It should promote safety as the shield is attached to the hand operated clamping device. It is much faster than previous methods I have used. More information on it in my latest blog. That is a heavy duty felt pad stickered to the pulling clamp.This is the bottom wi...

03-25-2017 03:18 PM

Sabotage or Paranoia? - 24 replies

Please forward to me emails from the person or persons who are sabotaging me. Thank you.

02-17-2017 12:48 AM

Stabilizing Wood W/O Vacuum - 7 replies

I see a lot of people asking about wood hardeners etc so I thought I wood pass along what I have recently experienced. On the TurnTex website under Q&A, Curtis mentions that a person can soak a piece of wood in Cactus Juice (w/o the vacuum part) for about a week before cooking and it will still do a pretty good job of stabilizing it. Bett...

12-03-2016 01:05 AM

Did This Really Happen? - 3 replies

Never give a Chimp a loaded weapon. hahaha

09-29-2016 12:50 AM

Smaller Diameter Blades on Saw Stop? - 20 replies

Hello, I want to run a 6” diameter fret slotting blade in my Saw Stop. Can anyone share a method to accomplish that? Thanks

08-26-2016 06:28 PM

Sourcing hard to get Burl woods - 3 replies

Well, lately I’ve been searching around the internet for Amboyna burl or Afzelia burl (Makamong), with the intent to cut it into smaller pieces. It seems like I can occasionally find a small block of Amboyna that might make one small box, for around forty dollars. Other than that the price seems to jump into the thousands of dollars for a ...

07-11-2016 11:33 PM

Will this crack get worse? - 22 replies

After resawing this maple down to about 5/8” thick you can see there is a serious crack. The moisture content registers at 8% so I’m thinking I might get away with filling it with super glue or such and using it. It is for a box with mitered corners. Any ideas?

06-28-2016 03:01 PM

Legal issues making Scrabble type board? - 6 replies

What are the issues one might face in making a word game board such as, or similiar to, Scrabble?

06-02-2016 06:32 PM

Surprising Glue Joint Test Results - 27 replies

An unscientific study for sure, but eye opening nonetheless. I cut 3 mortices about 1/4” deep and 5/16” length in 3 pieces of Jatoba. Then I cut 3 pieces of hard maple to fit snug in the mortices. I cut up the mating surfaces with a sharp chisel blade, then then glued one with Titebond 3, one with Hot Hide glue and one with 5 m...

05-26-2016 02:00 PM

Hide Glue Application? - 10 replies

A question for the hide glue specialists.. Would hot hide glue or Old Brown Glue be appropriate for attaching these small hinges in slots? It would be nice to be able to just “redo” it if the fit wasn’t perfect. Thanks.

03-13-2016 05:26 PM

Should Climate Change Deniers be "Reeducated" or just jailed. - 26 replies

Read an article that the DOJ was considering prosecuting climate change deniers. What if they took away your son or daughter to a “special” training camp. Would that bother you?

03-08-2016 11:58 PM

Repurpussing HF Clamp - 11 replies

Thought it was time to upgrade my redneck router sled. So I hopped in my car and headed to Harbor Freight. I found a long clamp for 16 dollars that I could get two 27” pieces from. There is a reinforcement strip welded along the bottom edge of the clamp which gave me a nice straight edge for cutting out slots that would allow my router ...

03-05-2016 04:48 PM

Woodworking Gadgets that aren't but should be. - 10 replies

At least for me. Sometimes I wish I had kept my old Jet table saw and converted it into a dedicated 45 degree angle cutter. Nothing else, just 45’s. No shifting or adjusting anything, other than changing the blade. We all know that the more moving parts something has the more apt it is to become inaccurate over time, and sometimes a ...

08-08-2015 05:24 PM

Cage fighter or Pit Bull, who would win in a fight - 0 replies

A gorilla could make fast work of a pit bull no doubt, but a human? I think probably so.

08-01-2015 09:08 PM

Saw Stop "No blade rotation code" - 63 replies

Well, I was trimming and cutting some pine with my SS PCS175 when the blade stops mid cut and the green light is flashing. According to manual this usually means thermal overload, so push in reset button wait a few minutes and restart. Okay, overheating didn’t make sense because I wasn’t putting any strain on the saw. I checked th...

07-24-2015 03:05 PM

Bag Balm - 15 replies

A small dab below each nostril completely stops nasal reactions to wood, such as irritating post nasal drip, congestion etc. I have been using it now for several months. When I the symptoms start I dab a very small amount at the base of each nostril. This stuff REALLY works, at least for me. It is like a miracle cure. .

07-23-2015 03:43 AM

Question on Saw Stop quality - 31 replies

I am interested in hearing from anyone who has purchased a Saw Stop cabinet saw and is not happy with its performance. Particularly any feedback on alignment problems. All of the reviews I can find on the internet talk about how it’s perfectly aligned from the get go, so they don’t mess with alignment. Has ANYBODY here ever act...

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