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08-07-2019 05:56 PM

Brush Recommendations - 12 replies

Looking for recommendations on brushes. Tired of reading reviews. In your opinion, what works, what doesn’t, where did you buy, etc.? Asking for oil based, water based, shellac, etc. Thanks in advance.

10-09-2017 09:00 PM

I'm looking for references on practical geometry - 10 replies

I’m looking for references on the application of practical geometry in woodworking and architecture. Does anyone have any good references to suggest? Thanks, Jeff

02-21-2017 08:24 PM

Spiraled Elm - Is it even remotely stable? - 4 replies

So my father-in-law pulled aside a large elm log from a job site and asked if I wanted to mill it up. It wasn’t necessarily the most beautiful log, and I could see a fairly severe twist/spiral from some of the exposed wood, but I thought it would be an interesting experiment. I went about making some slabs. Immediately I started havin...

11-28-2016 09:15 PM

Diagnosis my tablesaw motor pop - 23 replies

I’ve been putting more time in on my tablesaw lately, and today when cutting through a piece of thick maple the saw made a dull pop sound, stuttered a bit, and then I could smell electrical fault. I quickly turned it off, unplugged, and got the fire extinguisher at the ready. After opening the cabinet, everything looks normal, except t...

11-21-2016 11:34 PM

I'm just starting spraying lacquer - 8 replies

I have questions. I am familiar with spraying paint, but not lacquer. How should it look when it is wet? How do I know if I have sprayed enough? Please include pics or references.

07-07-2016 05:53 PM

Does my hybrid table saw need a motor cover? - 5 replies

So I have a hybrid table saw. The typical “bubble-style” motor cover fell off. What I noticed in trying to fix it is that the motor is completely enclosed in the cabinet. So my question; do I need the “bubble-style” cover or can I just put a piece of plywood over the hole? The only thing I can see the cover actual...

03-23-2016 09:06 PM

Help Drying Blackjack Crotch - 2 replies

I posted this a few weeks ago. Since then I milled up the logs. They had some amazing mineral stiping. There was also a very nice crotch which I took two thick slabs from. See pics. After they dry I want to use them for bench tops. They are each 2” thick, and I don’t know how to dry th...

03-23-2016 01:55 PM

Anyone else see this video on building a bench? - 2 replies

03-11-2016 02:53 PM

I know this is an oak, but what kind? - 12 replies

My dad said i could have this tree if I wanted it. Is it worth my time? I know it is an oak, but I don’t know what kind and if it would turn into nice lumber. I have about 15 feet of clear wood. About 2ft in diameter.

02-01-2016 04:04 PM

Knew Concepts Fret Saw Tension - 9 replies

is there a guideline or rule-of-thumb for fret saw blade tension? I fell like I’m getting it about as tight as I dare, but the blade still flexes quite a bit. I’m not pushing hard or anything.

11-18-2015 03:33 PM

I need a sealer that will resist fly head cement - 9 replies

I’m finishing a fly tying table for my dad, and I need a sealant (top coat) that will resist fly head cement or crazy glue. Any recommendations.

03-24-2015 11:20 PM

Off Topic; It's Twister Time Again - 2 replies

Every year about this time I get in the mood for a little Bill Baxton / Helen Hunt action… time to start up the classic, Twister.

03-04-2015 09:44 PM

Help making 1x1 inch boxes with 1/8 material - 19 replies

I want to make a bunch of small 1×1 x 0.5” deep boxes, and I want to use 1/8” material. They will be nested in a tray to be used in a jewelry box, and will be removable. How do I do this? How do I construct these? How do I make sure they can stand up to semi-frequent use?

02-16-2015 02:57 PM

How do you scorch pine? - 5 replies

My wife and I were at a restaurant this past week and they had the most awesome tables with very striking light and dark grain. When I asked what kind of wood it was they said it was scorched pine. Anyone ever heard of this, done this, or better yet, want to share how to do this?

01-29-2015 04:17 PM

advise needed - 4 replies

In my haste to start checking off my honey-do list I decided to tackle the counter top above the washer and dryer that my wife has been asking for. I glued up some tongue and groove oak flooring to make a large (32×72) top. After gluing, it still had a fair amount of flex because of the taper on each board. Wanting to make this “...

01-28-2015 05:06 PM

A true story, by Jeff - 3 replies

Jeff’s head tossed on his pillow. He was having a dream that he was in his parent’s back yard trying to do something with his girls, and had to put sticks in the ground. There was a convenient hole, so he put a stick in it. A very loud wasp came out of the hole and started buzzing his head. He swatted at the wasp with his stick...

12-12-2014 03:09 PM

Lift Hardware - 6 replies

I am designing an entertainment center and I want to include a lift similar to the old beta machines to raise the hidden blue-ray player. Anyone have a design for that, or know what hardware i would need?

06-10-2014 02:24 PM

Do I need a veneer hammer? - 8 replies

I’m getting into veneering. My question, do I need a veneer hammer to do iron veneering with titebond II? I have a book that suggests to use one after ironing, but I have yet to see any actual examples of people doing this (using a hammer). Also, I looked through the forums already, and couldn’t find my answer, which is why I am...

04-03-2014 03:06 AM

Rolling Ball Clock - 6 replies

this is so cool.

03-12-2014 03:37 PM

Alignment Trick for Hybrid Table Saw - 2 replies

I have a hybrid table saw that I am happy with; however, I have never been able to fully align the table to the blade. It has been close, very close, but the table was bolt bound and I could never get it dead square. Then I recalled my days precision aligning electric motors, and a trick that we would employ. Technically, only about three t...

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