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02-21-2018 04:12 PM

new used jointer - where to start - 6 replies

I just picked up a grizzly 8” g1018 jointer last night. Now the bad news… When I tried to test it with a piece of wood, it was set to take off like 1/8 and I could immediately tell the knifes were in rough shape. The previous owner started playing around with the outfeed table while I was trying to adjust the height of the infeed ...

07-31-2017 01:37 PM

What is it? - 2 replies

Little hammer like tool with what seems to be a brass head. Anyone seen one similar? Looks like it might work well for plane adjustments

07-18-2017 01:32 AM

seeking advice on veneer job - 4 replies

I’ve built this 2 sided box to cover a gas pipe in our basement bath and I’m planning to veneer this “box” with vertical grain fir. I’m using psa backed veneer if that matters. Oh and I know that solid wood wasn’t the best choice to use but that was the easiest for me to do. Hopefully it wont cause ...

12-31-2014 02:01 PM

Uses for vertical grain redwood - 2 replies

I just picked up a few 1×12 clear vertical grain redwood boards from clist. They were sitting in a basement for a while and have some stains and scratches, but I’ve never seen such tight straight grain. Doesn’t seem like you can easily find stuff like this anymore, especially on the east coast. I was planning to cut and lamin...

07-02-2014 03:33 PM

How would you finish it? - 3 replies

I’ve been working on this toy box/blanket chest for my daughter. Made from some cool french walnut that has some curly figure and worm holes/tracks. I really want to highlight the curly figure, obviously. I’m just looking for some advice on how to finish this piece. It will reside in my living room and will probably be used as...

04-08-2014 02:25 PM

need advice on blanket/toy chest lid - 4 replies

I am working on a blanket/toy chest out of french walnut for our living room. It will store our daughter’s toys for now and also provide an extra seat if needed. I have a couple of questions for the crowd I took a little more thickness off the panel for the top than I should have, and now it is about 11/16” thick. I’d fee...

05-22-2013 08:33 PM

help me restore this great old bench - 35 replies

I was lucky enough to find this old workbench for free on Craigslist. I know, I suck! Made by Christiansen, Chicago. Don’t know the timeframe but it looks like they stopped making benches around 1940. Unfortunately, this has at least a couple old coats of paint on it. The front vise is in bad shape and the tail vise is missing. ...

03-04-2013 01:35 AM

HF DC w Wynn Nano Filter brand new for sale - whole setup - 2 replies

I just bought the DC about 3 weeks ago and used it once, barely. Spent about $550 for everything - New Harbor Freight 2HP Dust collectorHF DC accessory kit – 4” pipe, 2 blast gates, table saw hookup, jointer, etc.(2) 4 – 2 1/4 reducersRockler dust right separator kit – installed on new 40 gallon fiber barrelWynn Nano ...

02-17-2013 02:39 AM

help with Bosch 4100 dust collection - 1 reply

If you have a bosch 4100 table saw, what are you using for dust collection? I have used my shop vac with pretty good results but want to get a full size dc. My concern is the small 2” or so connection on the back of the ts. Will stepping down from the 4” dc pipe to the 2” ts connection be good? or ok? Has anyone rigged up ...

02-01-2013 09:19 PM

How was this made? - 4 replies

A few years ago, I tutored an older german woman on using a computer. She wasn’t very interested though, and we spent most of the time discussing the many collectibles and antiques from around the world in her home. She wanted me to pick something out as a gift, and this caught my eye. I probably could have found something much more val...

10-17-2012 03:11 PM

wood gloat, or fail? - 9 replies

I just got what I thought was another good deal on lumber, about 100 bf of cherry and some walnut(I think) flitches. All for $75. But, as I was looking at the flitch pieces, I noticed some insect holes. I think powder post beetles. This is the walnut with the holes: I didn’t notice anything on the cherry, except for one boar...

10-04-2012 01:13 PM

maple and oak or hickory? - wood id - 7 replies

Last weekend I picked up some old rough cut lumber, it’s been sitting around a while and it’s pretty dirty. I hit it with a plane in a few spots to try and get a peak. The guy said it’s maple. Looks like most of it is, although I’ve never had maple, but looks like some spalted maple to me, sorry the pics aren’t g...

09-30-2012 02:51 AM

beginner question - why not just a thickness planer - 8 replies

I just got a good amount of rough maple, some looks to be nicely spalted. Can’t wait to start planing it and see what it’s like. My question, I think you’re supposed to take rough lumber to the jointer, make one straight edge, then clean one face, then to the thickness planer. Why can’t you just put it through a thic...

09-22-2012 12:32 PM

Fairbanks Ward bandsaw? - 1 reply

Hi, just came across a bandsaw for sale but I’ve never heard of the brand before. Anyone have any experience with this brand bandsaw? Here is the listing: 3 speed bandsaw. Made by Fairbanks Ward, USA. Comes with replacement fan-belt & blade. Saw has table & slide square.$50 I googled it and saw a 14” wood bandsaw, tha...

08-17-2012 06:43 PM

what do you think of this bench? - 22 replies

This is listed on CL for $80. Seems like a good deal. But do you think it’s a cheap harbor freight type bench? It looks like it could be one of those, but also looks like it could be a decent, possibly higher end bench. What do you think. I guess either way, it’s probably worth $80 in wood. I just don’t have the space for...


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