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08-08-2019 09:37 AM

Phone stand - 15 replies

I got the idea, from another forum, to make this phone stand. I am working on making four more and plan to try to sell a few. 3/8” cedar

06-13-2019 10:20 AM

Toy Train Set - 8 replies

We, in our club, delivered 2200 toys this week so now I have started making toys for our Christmas time delivery. I made sixteen more trucks and this train set so far. I plan to make more of these train sets. These are made using some 3/4” oak plywood I have, One inch and 1 1/2” wheels are used on the locomotive and all the other car...

10-16-2018 09:40 PM

Applying spray on finish in this cold weather - 3 replies

I have an unheated finishing shed that I try to heat with a small electric heater. After spraying a light coat I would allow to dry four hours or overnight. I recently purchased a used heat lamp, that was used for automotive painting, and have reduced my curing time to fifteen minutes per coat. I am using a rattle can of finish. I applied five c...

11-12-2017 11:48 PM

Custom tissue box cover - 5 replies

I received an order for eight of these, and when they were picked, up they ordered five more. Walnut with maple inlay. (Double bevel inlay using a scroll saw)

04-06-2017 12:08 AM

Tropical flower inlay - 4 replies

This is a hinged box lid that measures 8” x 6” x 2 3/4” deep. Inlaid woods are Poplar Bubinga, bois d’arc, and Walnut. I have made three of these lately.

03-26-2017 12:49 PM

ANother cedar box with inlay on hinged lid. - 6 replies

These are photos of my latest box. It measures 8” x 6” x 2” deep and is made of eastern red cedar. (aromatic)This is cotton country here in west Texas so this pattern should sell easily here. The inlay is done, using my scroll saw, and the woods inlaid are walnut and hard maple. The inlay method I use is called ...

12-26-2016 02:44 PM

Looking for a 120volt double bevel miter saw with small blade. Less than 10" - 1 reply

All the saws that I have seen in the smaller size are single bevel saws. I am making small items and find it scary to use my 12” saw for cutting them. Does anyone know of a small, double bevel 120 volt miter saw of high quality?

09-22-2016 01:15 PM

Small cedar box with inlay and rounded sides - 9 replies

I saw a video on line showing how to make this box with rounded sides and lineal inlay all around the four sides of the box. Mine is a little different than the one in the video but that video gave me the idea for this project. This box measures 6”x8”x2” deep. I put a Magnolia blossom inlay in the hinged lid but a plain top wou...

06-25-2016 06:53 PM

My First street sale of 2016 - 6 replies

I had my first sale of the year today. A local farmers market. 9AM- Noon. Great sales. Over two times my last years average at this venue. Almost twenty times my space rent. First sale of the year there, is always good. Nice day 88° at noon. Breezy. Sold seven band saw boxes and seven boxes with inlaid images in the lids.. Also sold a bunch of t...

06-19-2016 05:19 PM

Toys of poplar - 4 replies

Made these toys using my scroll saw. Moveable legs and arms.

04-24-2016 06:07 PM

Dividers for drawers - 12 replies

I grew tired of the dividers I had in my drawers in my shop so I made these dividers for five drawers using 2×4’s. Now I have nice rounded bottoms for retrieving that last screw.

04-07-2016 01:26 AM

Band saw boxes - 21 replies

I make and sell cedar boxes with images inlaid into the hinged lids and decided to try making band saw boxes to sell at the farmers market this Saturday. My first attempt. I made eleven of them.

12-06-2015 02:23 AM

Last sale of the year was a winner! - 4 replies

I make and sell cedar boxes with maple images inlaid into the hinged lids. I attend about twenty-five sales each year and today was my last for this year/season. I sold thirty-five of them today and I usually, on average, sell twelve at a sale. My best this year was thirty -nine. I also sell wall hung items like crosses and stars. A few...

05-21-2015 08:56 PM

Inlay on box lid. - 8 replies

Rose inlaid into hinged box lid. Eastern red cedar box 8”x6”x2” with Bois’darc (also called Hedge or Osage Orange) rose and poplar leaves. Using the double bevel inlay method on my scroll saw.

05-12-2015 10:53 PM

Inlaid plaque - 2 replies

I made this cedar plaque with maple inlay. It measures 8 1/2”x11”x3/8”. It is for a house warming gift. I used a keyhole router bit on the back side to allow for wall hanging.( About the cheapest and best hanger.) I use double bevel inlay method using my scroll saw. Took about three hours to make plus drying time for ...

05-12-2015 10:36 PM

Carving knife - 3 replies

I have not done any carving for over 12 years but a friend of mine still does it with knives. (I never did. I always used gouges.) He and I made this carving knife from a small piece of Bois’darc and a section of band saw blade. The” rivets” are just nails cut off and hammered home. About 5” long.

12-20-2014 11:38 PM

Mystery wood - 6 replies

I cut into a 4”x4” pallet wood that I thought was walnut. The sawdust came out blood red! I do not know what to call this wood. In the photos you can see how it looks, finished, in the double “T” inlay I used some of it for. The other photo shows some sapwood (white) and in the center strip the brown color it had on the...

12-18-2014 10:42 PM

Bosch slider - 8 replies

I purchased an assembled, but never used, Bosch 12” slider miter saw off of Craig’s list for $250 today. New, they sell for over $600. It replaces my fifteen year old 12” DeWalt slider that is starting to sputter a bit. This saw works fine so far. I will be curious to find out how well the ,no rail ,hinge type, sliding...

07-14-2014 12:47 PM

motor wiring question - 12 replies

I have an induction motor on my scroll saw that has a magnetic switch with a capacitor wired into the motor circuit. I want to eliminate this magnetic switch and install a foot switch. I need a step on /step off type switch, not one that has to be held down all the time the saw runs.(I have that switch) I am not sure if the capacitor is a run...

06-05-2014 03:19 PM

GO555 running rough. - 2 replies

I have had my GO555 for over five years and it started thumping as it ran. It would come and go. Last week I tore into it and found a lot of play in the lower wheel. I took it apart and found the two bearings to be just fine but the wheel shaft appeared to be worn a bit under one of the bearings. I had to use a gear puller with a lot of forc...

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