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04-05-2020 01:59 PM

kill virus on our project? - 12 replies

Got some bored kids in the neighborhood, was thinking maybe they would like some spin tops. But, wife pointed out, parents may be concerned about the big C virus sticking to the handmade objects. She may have a point. Wonder if a short visit in the microwave would zap any bugs of bad intent? But what would happen to the Titebond in a micro...

03-30-2020 02:43 AM

need simple project ideas - 17 replies

I take a bike trip most every year, mooch a bed off my cousins. Actually a nice change to visit, they seem to act like they enjoy it too! I do like to leave a small handmade token though. Last year, I had a handful of bottle openers. I have handed out a few pens too, though I can not remember who has received what. Assuming the virus back...

03-01-2017 02:45 AM

Birch or maple - 8 replies

A customer wants me to make two shelves to match one they have presently. I heard mention of stain- “we will drop the stain by later”. It is 3/4 plywood with an edge glued on to hide the plys. Factory stuff- they used brads then did not even fill the holes. It is a very pale yellow color. I can not tell from the looks of it ...

02-18-2017 02:09 AM

Ron Brown's stuff - 7 replies

Bought a Pro-Grind system from Peachtree at the Woodworking Show in Indy. Half way decent install instructions, but kind of a pain that I need to set up an account and log in to his web site to get the full blown user guide. The platform supplied is sketchy at best. Two long 1/4-20 bolts to hold the position of the platform. I have REALLY ...

02-13-2017 11:01 PM

Wrong sandpaper - 12 replies

Thought I was getting a good deal at the Woodworking Show on discs for my random orbit sander. For some reason, I thought I needed 8 holes, or at least, figured 8 would work out. Okay, I was tired. And I could have asked what Porter Cable uses. Oh well. The 8 doesn’t really work on my 5 hole P.C.. And it was a pretty big package,...

02-04-2017 09:50 PM

New grinder! - 3 replies

Getting ready to mount my new 8 inch half speed grinder and a new Wolverine style sharpening jig. I will need to mount a spacer block. Any point in using a slightly thicker (3/4) board as a spacer? Looks like 1/2 would fit, if I filed a bit off the bottom of the guards. Should I remove the rubber feet from the grinder before I bolt it down?...

02-01-2017 03:52 PM

Shorten a fence? - 6 replies

Considering a nice Unisaw, an older (Great White) is on craiglist. But it has a 52 inch fence. Has anyone ever tried to down size a Beismeyer style fence? I just can not fit a 52 inch in my shop. TIA- -Dan

01-28-2015 03:56 AM

ya I'm cheap - 4 replies

...and a little short of time tonight. I have two tins of Wipe-On Poly. One is nearly empty, it is “Clear Gloss”. The other is almost full- “Clear Satin”. Trouble is, I want to end up with a gloss finish. Can I build the first 2-3 coats with the satin, make the last coat with my little bit of Gloss, and end up with...

08-28-2014 12:02 PM

RBI Hawk for sale $525 - 2 replies

I bought it used, but I’d guess not very much used. I’ve played with it, but really do not want to give it floor space, I can do almost as well with my little old Delta. This is the 26 inch model, an older one with variable speed. The table only tips in one direction (I guess later saws had the table tip both ways). I have a com...

04-14-2014 12:49 AM

teak vs. cedar chairs - 8 replies

I got REAL lucky and ended up with a stack of teak deck boards, 3.5×1. I’m thinking- patio chairs of some sort, our old Adirondacks are shaky these days. There will be a few design issues with the narrow deck boards, and I do not want to buy wider/ thicker boards to meet plans. I can edge join when I have to, but would prefer to wo...

02-24-2014 10:55 PM

what wood is it? - 29 replies

Familiar topic- I would take a pict, not sure it would help near as much as my description. And it would need my wifes’ fancy camera, to get the right color. I thought it was red oak. but- it is darker, more golden. I thought I was just seeing surface discoloration, but now that I have planed and cut some- nope, it is golden all t...

02-14-2014 02:56 PM

Happy V-day! - 6 replies

My first vase, and first flowers.

01-01-2014 08:00 PM

framing a mirror - 8 replies

A friend dismantled his old projector TV, and found a very nice mirror in the bottom of it. The optics on the mirror seem to be high grade to my old eyes. He would like me to frame it. I am always happy to help re-purpose stuff. Trouble is, the mirror has the shape of an isosceles trapezoid, only the acute angles are cut perpendicular for ...

12-25-2013 08:55 PM

Need to share! - 3 replies

Just got to tell someone- for the first time in a long time, I have the WHOLE family here. I love it. Woodworking content- wife got me a pen turning kit, everything to do a pen, mandrel, end mill, parts for three pens, drill bit, the works in a nice keeper box. Merry Christmas everyone!

12-12-2013 07:30 PM

iphone case - 2 replies

I see iphone cases on Etsy. A quick google search shows me dimensions of an iphone- As anyone tried to build one? Thinking about trying it, but would love to hear words of experience.

12-06-2013 02:10 AM

patterns anywhere? - 4 replies

I have a great desire to build one of these: No rational reason to build it- no little ones on my list anymore. But it just looks cool! Some kid somewhere will love it. I usually just build whatever is rolling around in my head, but I am not quite good enough to come up with the animal profiles for this. Any ideas where I could find...

11-27-2013 05:43 PM

wild bed - 11 replies

So you woodworkers think you know a bit about design? Check this out, amazing design work, showcasing some nice wood working skills.

11-19-2013 11:35 PM

Purple heart color stability - 16 replies

Just finished a pretty little box with a purple heart lid. I swear, my purple heart board is darker then it was a year or two back. And when I cut it, there was no brown showing on the new cut edge. Other times I have seen the brown, first time it happened, there was a bit of brown in my shorts I think, worried about the color. Of course, af...

10-17-2013 04:48 PM

RAS for dadoes - 10 replies

Just used my new (very old) Dewalt Radial Arm Saw to cut dadoes for the first time. I had about 18 to cut, of varying sizes. What a pleasure to be able to look down to line up my marks. Way easier than looking around to the edge when everything is upside down on the table saw. With those blades mounted, it takes forever to spin down though...

08-02-2013 04:31 PM

copyrighted plans - 16 replies

This may have been asked before- I have been invited to a show, to sell some projects. Is it legal/ ethical to sell things I have made from patterns in a book? I have a number of projects I have developed myself over the years, but I can increase my offerings a little if I use a few things from books and magazines. In particular, I am looki...

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