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11-28-2014 05:17 PM

Working characteristics - 6 replies

Have any experienced woodworkers here chronicled the working characteristics of the various woods. It would be a great help for those of us like me who are just starting serious hobby-crafting with wood and save us a ton of money in not ruining costly products. We have them in welding and metalworking; how metals join, what processes to use and ...

11-16-2014 10:39 PM

joining - 0 replies

Has anyone ever heard of Isoloc templates for Porter Cable instead of Leigh? I’ve exhausted Google and can’t find a yes or no. Leigh patented the patterns they have and the templates they created for their jig but I don’t think you can patent “decorative joinery”. There are only “conventional” patterns o...

11-12-2014 01:24 AM

Digital caliper - 16 replies

I’ve always used a simple tape measure when prepping wood and building projects like new kitchen cabinets and everything around the house and now around the ranch. But everything I’ve done has been using the “TLAR” method…”That Looks About Right”... but now in retirement, I’d like to tune things up...

11-11-2014 08:15 AM

Veterans Day - 5 replies

Excepting the birth of my daughters and that of my wife, tomorrow is solemn day; a day to reflect on those who have served, are today serving and will someday answer the call of duty they feel in their hears. For me, today was also was a cherished day; the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corp. I don’t post here much but I thoug...

11-03-2014 03:09 PM

Introduction - 7 replies

Well, I looked for an “Introduction” area but didn’t find one so I’ll take a chance and introduce myself here and ask a question. My wife and I are recently retired starting to work on our hobbies which, for me, include both metal- and woodworking. I’ve had a Shopsmith Mk V since 2002 with a number of attachments to...

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