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08-04-2013 04:04 PM

Cutters for No. 45 - 3 replies

I picked these up a few days ago and figured I would see if anyone on LJ’s needs them. I would like to sell the lot of them for $70. Message me if interested.

08-02-2013 01:46 AM

I'm having a problem getting a plane iron to stay set. - 12 replies

I’ve been working on my second wooden plane and have run into a problem. The plane iron will not stay set with the wedge seated in place. There seems to be a good fit with even pressure but once I start making passes over a board the iron slides back inside. I am out of the shop for the night but plan to continue trouble shooting tomorrow....

07-06-2013 03:17 AM

Free Wilton Bench Vise for new woodworker. - 11 replies

Picked this vise up a few weeks ago at a garage sale with the unrealistic hope of finding a use for it. I already have a good vise so it is just taking up valuable space in my shop. If there are any new woodworkers in the San Diego area in need of a quality bench vise send me a message, it’s yours if you want it.

03-30-2013 09:20 PM

Help identifying this plane? - 7 replies

Picked up a few planes today and this one doesn’t have a makers mark.I am not knowledgable in planes and I know some of you gents are….any help is appreciated.

03-02-2013 06:55 PM

San Diego Craigslist find - Lumber - 4 replies

Anyone purchasing lumber in Southern California knows that prices are pretty high. I picked up some walnut this morning for 4 bucks a board foot, he has other species listed in the ad. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mad/3605222625.html

10-31-2012 11:37 PM

School Taught VS Self Taught - 57 replies

I have been spending a lot of time lately considering the benefits of woodworking school. I know I want a career in woodworking and I know I can get into it whether I go to school for it or not. What gets me is the learning curve. I have been putting in about 15-20 hours a week for the past 8 months and have made some decent progress in developi...

10-25-2012 11:03 PM

Is this purpleheart? - 14 replies

I was rummaging through my lumber a few days ago and came across this board at the very bottom of a stack of santos mahogany. It is 9/4×8” x 9’ and I was hoping to save myself some gluing by cutting a set of legs out of it…cut the appropriate length and it smelled a lot different then expected and it had a purple tint to i...

10-20-2012 01:57 AM

Which wood smells the best? - 56 replies

My shop time today consisted of milling a number of 5/4 santos mahogany boards to my desired dimensions. This stuff is pretty rough on the lungs so I am careful to wear my mask when cutting it…but it smells great! It is similar to vanilla but with a little pepperness. Hickory comes in as my second favorite. Oak…I really don’t l...

09-24-2012 02:25 AM

What kind of wood is this? - 8 replies

I picked some boards recently and am not sure if the guy I bought them from was correct as to what species of tree the lumber came from. He told me it is white oak…the guy has a lot of wood that he purchased from an urban lumber guy in Southern California. It looks like it has some characteristics of quatersawn oak but it also shares chara...

09-12-2012 05:57 PM

Making money ofo of your personal sawmill? What you guys do. - 12 replies

I am in search of some advice and personal expeirences. I am 2 years from finishing up my career with the United States Marine Corps. I am not retiring out of the service (I have done 6 years and am getting out at 8) so I am not getting any pension. I would like to take a career path that involves a lot of woodwork: I would like to build furn...

08-27-2012 01:29 PM

Sycamore Allergy? - 31 replies

It’s 6:30 a.m. and I am sitting on my couch with my left eye partially swelled shut and a terrible rash covering half of my upper body. I started having a small rash show up about a week ago and figured it was heat rash (we had some hot days and I don’t have a/c at work) but it has cooled down and I have only gotten worse. My wife ha...

08-15-2012 01:21 PM

Table Top Finish- Polycrylic and Polyurethane - 3 replies

I’m working on a 42” round table right now and have a few questions about finishing the dining surface. Polycrylic has been my go to for most furniture pieces but none of the furniture I have built was intended to have cups of liquid resting on the surface. What I have: 1 can of Varathane water based polyurethane and 1 can of poly...

08-04-2012 02:23 AM

My first attempt at a circular top table...need some pointers. - 4 replies

I am pretty new to woodworking and have decided that my next project is going to be a circular table but I am working with a limited knowledge and a limit in tool capabilities. My plan:I just spent some time on my table saw ripping down 8/4 birch to 2 1/4” x 47” pieces. I would have liked to have cut them wider but I am limited by...

07-09-2012 01:38 AM

Question about mounting a table top. - 3 replies

I am about to attach a table top to its base and would like some outside opinions. Situation: I have a 13”x 27” x 1” piece of roasted maple that I am using as a table top for an end table. It is one solid board. From what little I have read about this wood, it is quite stable due to the kiln process it goes through. Should I...

07-07-2012 09:49 PM

In need of a new table saw. This is what I found on craigslist. - 8 replies

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/tls/3115280201.html Situation is that I really need to upgrade from my current table saw. I found this Grizzly G 1022 online today for $275 and wanted a few opinions.

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