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08-31-2021 08:51 PM

clients... - 10 replies

07-06-2021 11:15 PM

Paris rattan furniture - 2 replies

Article about a maker of traditional rattan cafe chairs.

03-17-2021 09:25 PM

cross lap joints - tolerances - 10 replies

I’m doing a table with cross lapped joints for the legs. It’s not a type of joinery I’ve used much and it’s been awhile. Because of the depth and angle of the cross laps it’s not practical to route them and my saw doesn’t dado that deep – it’s European saw that isn’t supposed to take dado...

03-04-2021 11:13 PM

sharpening inside of carving tools. What do you use? - 8 replies

I’ve decided to improve my carving skills and I have some stuff suitable for the outsides but when I acquired those stones I wasn’t real aware of tools and didn’t know the insides need sharpening too. What do you use?

03-03-2021 01:24 AM

longer jointer infeed or outfeed tables? - 12 replies

I’ve thought for a long time that a long outfeed table was the secret to jointing longer stock. I even made a 30” outfeed extension for an older jointer and got decent results. I noticed though that on pro jointers from Martin and others the infeed table is longer. The reason I ask is I have a cast iron extension for my jointer/...

02-18-2021 06:36 PM

jointer making unwanted sprung joints - 7 replies

My jointer hasn’t been a problem up until now. It turns out it produces slight sprung joints which is noticeable on longer stock. I’ve just clamped it out and not thought it was a problem needing addressing but recently I jointed a could of 15” wide slabs and the spring couldn’t be clamped out so I had to use hand plane...

01-29-2021 09:08 PM

cross pein Warrington hammers - 13 replies

Anybody use them? I want to get one and I’m wondering what the best weight would be for general work at the bench. My favorite hammer went missing and I’m looking for a replacement.

12-04-2020 08:26 PM

tape measures - 42 replies

10-05-2020 05:06 PM

free molding Los Angeles - 1 reply

reclaimed from home remodel. Stained and varnished nicely. A few nail holes but otherwise it’s quite clean. There must be over 200lf (at least I would guess) of base molding and chair rail. There’s also some small crown moldings in there. There are two plastic wrapped bundles and a lot of separate long pieces of base molding. ...

06-06-2018 08:18 PM

Ebay 20% off sale. - 7 replies

Ebay has run these sales a few times, thisone expires at 7 pm 6/6/18. Applies to almost everything sold on the siteover $50. I think it’s a loss leader to get people to look on ebay more.

04-08-2018 01:51 AM

cabinet installer meme - 1 reply

This is an internet meme in the “surreal memes” category. I don’t know what the story is withthe meme but the one guy seems like he’s installingcabinets.

03-09-2018 08:08 PM

20% off coupon on tools, etc. - 2 replies

There’s a sale on ebay today. Ends at 8pm. I suppose they have a deal with their big retailsellers. 20% off coupon on the ebay home page. Note: I tried this after posting here and while thediscount applied on ebay checkout, my accountwas sti...

02-15-2018 09:24 PM

grease for big metal screw? - 15 replies

I have an old bookbinding press. I haven’t use it in awhile and it’s become hard to turn thescrew. While dust may be a factor I suspect thegrease on the 3” diameter screw has solidifiedand I’ll need to clean it off and re-grease it. Any suggestions on how to go about degreasingand what sort of grease to use?

02-09-2018 12:41 AM

Thicknessing with a handheld electric planer - 2 replies

This fellow built a jig to do it.

02-04-2018 02:11 AM

Murphy beds? - 8 replies

Anyone built one? Horror stories? A friend wants me to build her one.

01-28-2018 02:09 AM

3rd time I sold a machine to guys driving up from Mexico - 11 replies

I’ve sold 3 planers to guys from Mexico now.I think new machinery is really expensive there. They were all 220v machines. I’m in LosAngeles so it isn’t nothing to drive up here.Maybe there’s some machine flipping goingon. I wasn’t disappointed in what I got forany of the machines.

01-25-2018 03:49 PM

Wendell Castle passes - 11 replies

Castle was one of the originators of “art furniture”. Some of his work was dazzling. Conceptually itcould be pretty out there and the craftsmanshipwas first rate.

12-29-2017 12:59 AM

Metal sculptures from tools - 4 replies

I thought these were cool. The dancers looklike axe heads, but I suspect he made themfrom scratch. Artist: Jean-Pierre Augier

12-18-2017 08:07 PM

Warning: politically incorrect tool ad - 15 replies

12-18-2017 07:48 PM

re: IKEA furniture - 4 replies

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