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05-21-2009 03:37 AM

10,000 members and going strong! - 32 replies

Congratulations Martin!

05-06-2009 10:03 PM

How's this for a piece of Mahogany - 31 replies

Just got an e-mail from one of my favorite wood stores. Now this is a chunk of wood! I could make 7 Pie crust tables from that without even doing any glue-ups... ..Solid Slab Genuine Honduran Mahogany! 10/4” x 32” wide x 19’ foot long! That’s over 126 BF. $2150.00 for the Slab! If you want it – ...

04-05-2009 04:30 AM

I'll be in the So. California area later this month. - 24 replies

Hello All, Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be in the Southern California area from about April 15-21. I will be making the rounds to some of my favorite wood suppliers while I am there. If anyone in the area would like to show off their shop, maybe I could stop by for a visit. Send me a private message if interested in having a visit...

08-20-2008 10:39 PM

Olympic break almost over - 27 replies

You all may have noticed my lack of participation lately. Well, with using the DVR to record two channels at a time along with watching a third channel liveI have been very busy watching the Olympics. Hardly time to sleep. Just wanted to let you all know that I have not died and gone to the big workshop in the sky. I will be back on or ...

07-28-2008 10:16 PM

Squaring your Carpenters Square - 17 replies

When you first buy a carpenter’s square, chances are the it’s not really square. Well, maybe square enough for rough carpentry but not for wood working. Squaring them takes only a hammer, center punch, pencil and a piece of plywood (or any piece of wood with a straight edge). First use your square along the straight edge and dr...

05-02-2008 11:41 PM

Heart Attack in Shop? - 21 replies

This may be the most important thing you can get for your shop!. It may save your life!. There is a problem for some of us in the shop. What if you got hurt or even a heart attack and couldn’twalk out of the shop for help? What would you do? Well, if you were like me with a detached shop outof shouting range, you would lay there unti...

03-08-2008 07:24 PM

Another Framing Square post - 13 replies

Thanks to Calgirl for reminding me that I had this book. If anyone is interested here is a book from 1880-1883 on the use of the square. It’s public domain. The best way to look at it is to right click on it and select “Save Target As” and save it to your computer It’s 23 megs. It has just about every possible...

02-19-2008 06:42 PM

Here are a couple of home made tablesaw accessories - 24 replies

Here two tablesaw accessories that might be of interest to some of you. The first is a tablesaw sled that allows you to cut large pieces square. You have probably seen a lotof them, but maybe this one is a little different. I added a blade guard at the end to protect yourself at the end of the cut and a stick hanging off theleft for clampi...

02-14-2008 05:44 AM

The proper way to cut wood for table legs - 20 replies

By proper I mean cutting them so that all sides of the leg will look the same. It’s really very simple but sometimes overlooked The one on the left was cut with the grain running from one corner to the opposite one.This creates a leg that has all the sides looking the same. You can see the difference between the one on the left an...

01-22-2008 04:01 AM

Surfacing rough lumber without a 16" jointer - 123 replies

If you don’t mine a little extra work, you can save money on lumber by buying it rough. This will sometimes get you a little extra wood. For example 8/4 surfaced lumber is 1 3/4” thick because it has been smoothed on both sides. Rough lumber would be an actual2”. Now if the board is really flat you may be able to get a 1 7/8...

09-22-2007 10:22 PM

Any opinions on moisture meters? - 20 replies

Hey All, I was looking into getting a moisture meter and was wondering if anyone here had any experience with them. I would like to avoid the pin type. Any thougnts? Gary

07-31-2007 04:23 AM

Scarf joint explained - 4 replies

I have been asked on how to layout some of the joints I showed in my project.Well, here are two of them. The scarf joints. One version has a peg in the middle to hold everything togetherand the other uses two pegs on the side faces. I hope this answers your questions. You can see both versions at:

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