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06-20-2019 12:57 PM

Images Not Loading - 9 replies

I searched and browsed the site feedback forum topics but could not find another post related to this problem. Hard to believe I am the first one to post this question…I frequently search for project ideas and especially lately it seems like a large number of the older project posts seem to have broken image links or at least a problem pu...

05-02-2019 01:13 PM

Sheer Cut Carbide Turning Tools -- Harrison vs. Hunter vs. Other? - 26 replies

Since my current mid-sized Rockler carbide tools are a little small for my new larger lathe I’ve been thinking about getting some new carbide tools. I typically only use the carbide tools as a roughing tool and switch to HHS tools for final shaping and finishing cuts but I’ve been impressed with the demos I have seen for the sheer c...

02-27-2019 10:56 AM

3D Printing for the Woodworking Shop - 39 replies

After watching a YouTube video by Marius Hornberger about 3D printing things for the shop, I finally started seeing an excuse to get myself a printer. I could make jigs, replacement or improved parts for tools, adapters, etc. so I decided to get myself a printer. I’ve had the printer about 2 months now and I’ve made a couple of us...

01-26-2019 02:12 PM

Can a Ring Master be adapted for a Larger Lathe - 1 reply

I just found a deal on a used Ring Master designed for a 16” Lathe. I have not seen it in person so I cannot tell from pictures but does anyone know if you can adapt it to work on a Laguna 18” lathe? He actually said it is for a 13 to 16” lathe which implies that it has some adjustability but when I look at the Ring Master we...

04-22-2018 02:35 AM

I am trying to verify whether you CAN have too many clamps... - 24 replies

Yeah you guessed it . A tool gloat. My wife called me this morning and told me that I should really come to a moving sale that she stumbled upon because they have a ton of tools. (Yeah, she looks out for me). When I got there, I discovered that the guy was selling all of his clamps. He had a pile of 40+ 6” bar clamps plus a handful...

12-16-2017 03:53 PM

Best Grain Orientation for Steam Bending? - 9 replies

I’m planning a project that requires steam bending and before ripping the strips I need to bend, it occurred to me that it might be easier to bend if I orient the grain in one way or the other. Is it better to have the growth rings parallel or perpendicular to the direction of the bend or does it make any difference? It seems like it wou...

11-16-2017 03:32 AM

Finishing Help Needed: Mid-Century Rescue from Chalk Paint - 27 replies

My wife loves collecting mid-century modern pieces and when she sees a deal on Craigs List or Facebook Marketplace she sometimes cannot resist. So last week she spots this end table online that she believes is a Broyhill Brasilia piece that might just be hiding beneath some titanium white paint. I tell her I’ll try to strip and ref...

11-11-2017 03:38 PM

Check Out This Multi-Purpose Shop Cart. - 2 replies

This is pretty cool. This would be great for large and small workshops. Make sure that you check out the short video on the mechanism for raising and lower the platform. http://benchworks.be/en/projects/mfsc-multi-function-shop-cart/

11-05-2017 04:33 PM

Best Finish for Ipe Deck - 12 replies

..Well it is actually for a pickup truck bed replacement. A friend of mine is restoring or rather rebuilding from the ground up an old pickup truck with a wood bed and decided to use ipe instead of the standard oak boards it originally had. He is thinking about using Deckwise Ipe Oil to finish it, instead of leaving it natural. I know that on...

03-19-2017 01:43 PM

Harbor Freight Class Action Settlement - 56 replies

In case you missed it, Harbor Freight settled a class action lawsuit for deceptive advertising. You could get 10-12% of your total purchases since 2011 or 20-30% of the “you saved” amount refunded. I keep all of my purchases documented using Quicken and I am sort of embarrassed how much I actually spent there so it is worth my tro...

10-07-2016 06:52 PM

Glue for Veneer - 7 replies

I am in the procsess of designing of a mirror frame to hang on the wall and I could use some advice. The frame is basically a square box with a round mirror inset about 3.5”deep in the middle. Dimensions are 40” square, 4” deep with a 31” diameter round mirror in the middle. The box will be made from 1/2” plywoo...

08-18-2016 01:12 PM

Can You Use Epoxy Adhesive as a Finish? - 15 replies

I’m thinking of trying to use a 30 minute epoxy as a finish on a tool handle. Anyone ever tried this? Any tips or warnings? I’ve seen the epoxy table top finishes but I only need to finish a very small piece and don’t want to buy a large container.

06-05-2016 12:33 PM

Best Screwdriver Shanks - 5 replies

I’ve been admiring all of the screwdriver pictures from the recent swap and I am thinking about trying my hand at making some myself because I am never that happy with the ones you can buy. They usually aren’t comfortable to use, the shanks are junk or both. I was wondering if some of you who have made some screwdrivers could tell ...

02-24-2016 03:19 PM

Titebond 3 Failure: Is TB3 a Weaker Glue than Regular PVA? - 29 replies

I’m making a wooden beer mug from quarter sawn white oak for my cousin by gluing up 12 staves to form a cylinder and then turning it to shape on my lathe. I’m using a stainless steel insert for the the inside and because the wood will probably get wet when washing decided to use Titebond 3 since it is supposed to be waterproof. Aft...

12-08-2015 02:36 AM

Help Fixing a Circa 1986 Delta 10" Motorized Table Saw Motor - 18 replies

I am seeking advice on how to repair the motor of a Delta Motorized table saw (model 34-670 I think) I bought new in about 1986. The problem is that the motor on this saw is a proprietary design and cannot be easily replaced with generic motor and the replacement motor that is available from Delta is probably more that the saw is worth, especi...

08-11-2015 11:38 PM

Killing Wood Boring Beetles in Hickory? - 9 replies

I brought home some small hickory logs from a friend’s lake house here in Texas so that I could try cutting it into boards with my “newish” bandsaw for future use. One small log was from his firewood pile and the other was the trunk of a recently cut down tree about 10” in diameter that presumable died in 2013 or 14 fr...


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