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02-22-2019 02:34 PM

Is a Jointer worth having? - 85 replies

Here’s what I think should be an easy question – Am I missing out by not having a Jointer? Currently I mill my own lumber with a Chainsaw mill, air dry it and then break down the boards with a Track Saw and lastly plane them with a benchtop Planer. I have heard that planning both sides of the board until flat is not the ideal scenario for ...

03-15-2018 01:39 PM

How to keep glue off the end grain for Dovetail joints? - 4 replies

So i have a quick question for everyone and I hope that I have the right place to ask it. I recently just finished two projects with Dovetails, a small Jewelry box for my Niece and a wooden Crate for my Chainsaw gear. The dovetail joints started cooperating with me on my second project, the wooden Crate, but the issue was with glue up. During...

03-29-2017 03:00 PM

Wagon vise or just a leg vise on a Roubo Bench - Thoughts? - 46 replies

So I have acquired all of the lumber necessary for my bench build – I have personally milled and dried all of the lumber, so i am ready to start but the vise purchase is holding me back and the time required so far. My plans are to buy the Benchrafted leg vise and possibly the wagon vise. What I was wondering is for all of those who ha...

06-20-2014 10:53 PM

Tips for finishing a redwood bench swing - 2 replies

I just finished making a bench swing out of reclaimed red wood. I am planning on spraying it with a natural stain (a few coats) and then I am not sure on what to use to seal the bench. Someone recommened for me to use a Cabots poly? Any ideas?

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