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03-21-2020 02:41 AM

Lathe and Tools For Sale - 2 replies

I hope that this is in the right place. I bought a lathe awhile back, and many tools since then to use on it, but never made a project on it. One of my friends made a few conical pieces to carve into xmas trees. That is the extent of the use. I’m doing wood carving and some metal working, and need room in my “shop” for that. Ta...

10-12-2019 02:38 AM

Need some Thicknessing - 5 replies

I’m building a big tool chest and need some parts sanded to thickness and decently flattened. I have a 12” planer and a 10” sander, but these pieces are 16-1/2” wide, and neither tool will handle them. Red Oak, 3/4” thick. I need someone close to Simi Valley, CA, who can thin and flatten this stuff out. Thanks! ...

04-15-2019 06:12 PM

Rockler Router Jig For Sale - 0 replies

$80. I have two, don’t need two. Barely used. Local pick up only. I’m in Simi Valley, CA. This is the Rockler stock photo. The real thing looks like it but is dusty. Vacuum hose not included.

11-22-2017 03:20 AM

8 Years Here - 5 replies

I rolled over my 8 year anniversary here a couple of days ago. I joined back when there were about 20k people. The place has grown quite a bit, but I’d have to say for the better. Lots of contributors and projects to look at! I don’t post much, as I’m busy with a lot of other tasks, and don’t post many projects due to my ...

10-18-2017 03:32 AM

Basswood - 17 replies

It wood appear that the stores within a 30 mile radius of me (Simi Valley, CA) don’t carry basswood lumber anymore. I’m working on a large project and need an 8/4 by 6” by 8’ plank to get the rest of the wood I need. Anyone know of a source? I’m resisting driving 50 miles to Vernon, CA, for it (Bonhoff Lumber- nothi...

11-10-2016 02:25 AM

Blank - 12 replies


10-11-2016 11:16 PM

Maple Sticks Gloat - 10 replies

Stopped by the local Restore to see what they may have in the way of wood to buy. Some shop had donated hundreds of spindles and blanks. Maple, poplar and red oak. The maple is just square blanks, the oak and poplar are turned into what could be used as legs for a small table (which is what I what I have in mind). I bought ALL 32 of the maple bl...

08-21-2016 04:03 PM

Grape Leaf Man - 13 replies

Here is a Grape Leaf Man I carved last year. This is from Lora S. Irish’s book “Relief Carving Wood Spirits”. Made from tupelo (I was new and didn’t realize that tupelo is better for machine carving) and coated with linseed oil. 9” tall. Next time I make another, it’ll be bigger.

02-20-2016 08:11 PM

Bosch GTS1041A REAXX Saw - 33 replies

Has anybody purchased and/or used this saw? It is the portable contractor saw with the safety blade drop feature. I’m contemplating this upgrade and would like to get any feedback that anyone has before I drop the money on it. Good/bad/ugly?

02-09-2016 03:53 AM

Need a Board Resawed - 1 reply

I have a 4/4 Mahogany plank 11” wide by 65” long that I need to have resawed. My band saw isn’t big enough. Is there anyone within a reasonable distance from Simi Vally, CA who could provide this service? Please PM me if you could do this, with a price for your time. Never mind, I found a resource.

11-30-2015 03:40 AM

Design Standards - 9 replies

I’m curious. While I realize that sometimes a project just gets built by winging it (I’ve done so myself, especially for little things that the dimensions just don’t matter, as long as it all fits together), who here employs a measured drawing? I see plans online and have bought some, but many times there are dimensions that ha...

01-07-2015 02:54 AM

Piano Keys - 12 replies

Anyone have an idea as to when or if piano makers quit using ebony for the keys?

12-30-2014 05:41 PM

SCORE! - 8 replies

My neighbor is moving soon. He’s offloading what he can’t take with him. He sold me 60 Board Feet of rift sawn white oak for $50. One plank is 22” wide and 8’ long, one is 16” by 10’, the rest are all 10” wide. I mentioned that I was looking to find hardware so I could build a Gerstner toolbox clone. He ...

01-05-2014 02:12 AM

Legacy 900 Questions - 18 replies

Hi folks, I just bought a Legacy 900 router mill and have some questions. First, though, I’ll point out that it got tipped over and some of the parts got broken or bent. I’ve straightened most of that out. I’d like to see some pics of the thing so I can figure out where things go, or maybe someone has a .pdf I can get a c...

12-07-2013 02:09 AM

What is this wood? - 16 replies

My neighbor gave me this board that he didn’t want. It weighs 76.5 Lb/Cu Ft. According to what I can find online, it is either lignum vitae or ebony. I don’t think it is ebony, because all the ebony I have doesn’t have the ability to shoot a splinter into you just by looking at it, like a porcupine. Seriously, if you pick it up...

10-23-2013 02:56 AM

Prices - 17 replies

OK, I realize I live near a major metropolitan area, but the price of wood is starting to concern me. I was in a wood “boutique” (I’m not going to name the enterprise, I’m sure they are all about the same) today buying some wood, and looked at the fancy wood rack. Can anyone explain to my why a 1/8” by 3” by 2...

10-09-2013 01:40 AM

Good Old Time Veneer Source - 2 replies

Old pianos end up in the land fill due to being so difficult to dismember, and aren’t worth much where I live. I’ve seen a couple recently for sale, and they’ve had some incredible QSWO veneer on them. I don’t recall if there is an easy way to get the veneer off, but it seems to me that I had seen a way here. Maybe itR...

07-20-2013 01:42 AM

Salem, Oregon as a place to live - 9 replies

My wife and I are considering relocating when we retire. We looked at a bunch of cities in Oregon over the last 9 days, and think we’d like to settle in Salem, Oregon. It’s a beautiful place! I realize that we saw it in the summer, so we also plan visit in the winter before any final decision would be made. We’ll be renting our...

06-14-2011 05:03 AM

Fire Intarsia - 3 replies

Hey guys and gals, I’d like to make an intarsia of fire. I can’t seem to find anything beyond gems or intarsia of firefighters, for example, in my searches. Any pointers? Thanks in advance for any help. Steve

04-19-2011 04:42 AM

Wood for Sale - 2 replies

OK, I had an old table that the top cracked into oblivion. But, there were some real nice Ball&Claw legs on it. While I realize the purists will want to make their own, here’s a chance to get a set at a real bargain. Pretty sure these are red oak, with a little brown in the stain. $60 plus shipping, which at this point I do not ...

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