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11-13-2017 03:14 AM

Sandblasting to remove old finish???? - 4 replies

Folks,I made two Adirondack chairs for my son and his wife out of sapele. I used 3 coats of penetrating epoxy followed by 2 coats of marine varnish. Unfortunately the winds up in the Rockies actually threw them across his deck and scratched and banged them up pretty good.Sanding them would be tough to say the least. Has anyone ever tried sandbla...

07-11-2017 03:29 AM

Magazine storage, what are your solutions - 14 replies

Greetings folks,I am finally getting my shop set up after moving to Colorado. I still have about 8 boxes filled with various woodworking magazines dating back about 10 years or so.How do you deal with them? Do you keep them all? Read em and toss em? How do you store them?At one point I went through them and put little sticky notes on the first p...

12-03-2015 03:17 AM

Woodworking or Medical? I'm just not sure! - 3 replies

10-16-2015 01:54 AM

Illegals are crossing our border daily! - 3 replies

It’s an outrage! The TSA is letting MILLIONS of undocumented Canadians cross the border at will multiple times a year! Some of them have taken up permanent residence!When will it stop? Where are our tax dollars going?

07-27-2015 01:45 AM

Paraffin and paste wax on tools - 13 replies

This could have gone in several forums, but this seemed the most logical. I have read in many places to use Johnson Paste wax on the surface of power tools and paraffin on planes and other hand tools. Isn’t there any danger of either of these affecting the absorption of stain or finish? I know it would be a very small amount, but it ...

04-21-2015 12:07 AM

Sigh... why do many pistol grip hand clamps leave an oil stain? - 2 replies

Minor rant here….I was sanding some large pieces and used several pistol grip hand clamps to hold it in place on the workbench. They were only on for about 30 minutes. When I released them, there was an ‘oil stain’ for lack of a better word on the wood in the design of the pad on the clamp. In this case, it was some Bora models...

08-06-2014 02:14 AM

Very cool metal casting in/on wood - 1 reply

Folks, I saw this on Reddit and thought you would be interested as I was. Some very cool work with definitely a new (to me) technique! Anyone know of any other folks doing this type of stuff?

06-04-2014 08:45 PM

For my wood carving friends - boxwood lobster! - 5 replies

I am not a wood carver, but I certainly appreciate all you folks do. I thought you would enjoy this. I am astounded – watch the video! Peace, Buzz

04-14-2014 01:06 PM

Building some outdoor chairs in Pennsylvania to be taken to Colorado - 4 replies

Good morning my friends, My son, who lives in the mountains near Nederland Colorado, is getting married this September. I live in South Central Pennsylvania. My wife and I want to make them a pair of the WoodWhisperer’s Adirondack chairs as a wedding gift. I made one previously with the guild build. As I was riding into work this mor...

10-14-2013 12:20 AM

Any Lumberjocks in the Savannah, GA area? - 0 replies

Greetings, My brother in law lives in Savanna and needs a bit of assistance. He wants to build a cherry table, but does not have the equipment or shop to glue up and flatten the top. He feels he can handle the rest. Would anyone be able to help him out? He says the table will be 30* 72 or so. He would provide the lumber unless you could make ...

06-23-2013 03:03 AM

Bandsaw guide question - 1 reply

Folks, I have noticed that several types of band saws (my Grizzly included) have the rear bearing perpendicular to the blade rather than in line with the blade. Logic would say that the bearing should turn with the blade rather than apparently just scraping against it. What am I missing? The Carter replacement guides are in line. Why ar...

05-17-2013 05:09 PM

Plywood - To precut or not... - 14 replies

Getting ready to start on the new kitchen cabinets…. We all know that plywood, if given the opportunity, will warp. I will need to buy more than I can use due to the distance I have to go to get the good stuff. Will it warp less if I pre-cut it into size before i am ready to work on it? i.e. if I cut all the sides to 24 by 30.5 are they...

04-30-2013 12:26 AM

Cool find! - Ikea has a servo motor for trash drawer opening - 2 replies

I am in the process of building kitchen cabinets. SHMBO wanted to look at IKEA for ideas for shelf liners, bins, etc. We came away mostly empty, but in one kitchen setup I noticed this. This is something that she really wanted, so we got it. I was looking at it tonight to test it in a prototype cabinet I made. It is made by Blum! I was ama...

04-16-2013 02:22 AM

Building a Cabinet with an appliance garage - need slides advice - 4 replies

Greetings folks,I am planning on building our kitchen cabinets (European style). I have settled on the Blum Full Extension undermount for the slides. My question is for the appliance garage. It will be 12 inches deep, so the counter in front will be about 12 as well. I would like to put in a pull out tray or shelf to put a heavy mixer on and a t...

03-05-2012 02:42 AM

New Dewalt 788 scroll saw.... Where do i start? - 12 replies

Hi folks,I just scored a new 788 that had been sitting in this guys garage for 5 years. It has never been used. With stand it was only $225! Woo Hoo! (Thanks Dan!) Anyway, there is a ton of info out there about this saw obviously. So much that it is overwhelming. Can I get some suggestions on where to start? How to set it up properly, what ki...

04-23-2011 06:48 PM

Drawer slides for a shelf - 8 replies

Greetings folks,I need your wisdom yet again.I made a cabinet for my wife which she loves. Of course it needs to be modified already. :-) I made a section of it with 1/2” plywood shelves using adjustable shelf brackets to support them. She decided that it would be more convenient if the shelves could pull all the way out.So the question of...

04-05-2011 05:31 AM

Band Saw Thrust Bearings - 5 replies

Probably a simple question… Why do some types of bandsaws have the thrust bearing set perpendicular to the blade, and some are in the same line as the blade. Is there an advantage to one vs the other? It seems strange that some (including my grizzly) are perpendicular with the blade touching the side of the bearing rather than the edge ...

02-25-2011 04:58 AM

Anyone going to the woodworking show in Somerset NJ this weekend? - 5 replies

I am only planning to go tomorrow (Friday). There are a bunch of classes I want to attend so I’m not sure I can get everything done I want to. I may have to go back on Saturday. I hope not as it is a 2 1/2 hour drive for me Hope to see some other LJ’s there! I will be wearing a flannel shirt (what else?) and a blue Harpoon Brewery...

02-22-2011 10:28 PM

Searching...... - 1 reply

I love this site! As it has grown, trying to keep up with everything is a bit like drinking from a fire hose! I would have no time to work in the shop (or eat or sleep!) if I tried to read everything and comment on everything that deserves a comment, which is most everything! One thing that I think would make it a bit easier would be the sear...

02-18-2011 09:46 PM

Drill press speed - 15 replies

Hi my friends, I have an older drill press that requires me to change the belt position to change the speed. It has settings for 460, 750, 1180, 1680 and 2420 RPM. Ok, I know if was following all guidelines, I would change the speed every time according to the size of the drill bit and type of material. But being the extremely lazy person I a...

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