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01-30-2019 09:59 PM

Wood turning the easy way - 5 replies

12-01-2018 01:36 PM

Need electrical information. - 6 replies

I bought this lathe from HF for my abusive jobs that require the motor running for long periods. Has 1/2 HP motor and seem solid enough. The ad says, “5 speed”. Well, the speed is not controlled by a switch rather you have to open two of the side panels by removing the screwed on covers and then positioning the plastic belt! left ...

08-13-2018 12:14 PM

In loving memory of my jointer/planer - 12 replies

After 34 years of problem free service, my Craftsman Jointer/planer quit yesterday. I thought about having the motor rebuild but decided against it. I had a motor rebuild for a Craftsman air compressor for $80 and it lasted like 3 weeks and that was what dissuade me; the second time $60 and it died after the 4-5th use. I ordered a Ridged for ...

08-06-2018 07:17 PM

Looks like Stanley but no markings. - 6 replies

Just as the title says. Found this in a junk store yesterday and I have one similar to it. Thought if I could preserve the blade for my existing one, it will be worth $8. Amazing how we justify buying things. Is it a Stanley?

07-30-2018 07:16 PM

Need a scaffolding design - 0 replies

My wife and I built our shop/studio several years ago and I was able to install the siding to the extent that I could reach in one area. No one seems to want to mess with installing last few boards so, I thought of making a scaffolding with 2x’s and such which I can reuse after this project is done. The first scaffolding I built to put ...

07-04-2018 07:36 PM

Thinking about buying this and need a feedback - 14 replies

Hi,I am debating about buying this machine but really don’t know much about what it is capable off. Have send them a e-mail with a bunch of questions about the software, spindle, capacity and so on. They are offering a 17.76% off till midnight tonight. I want to 3-D carve signs, names, boxes. Maybe cut cutting board in shape of various...

06-24-2018 12:10 PM

Bought a tool 32 years ago and forgot about it. - 22 replies

Hi there,Thought I share this with you. I have been cleaning my shop for more than two weeks now; getting rid of things, moving items that I don’t use regularly to my other shop and repositioning equipments and so on. Yesterday, as I was cleaning the shelves in one of my tables, I found this gadget and immediately recognized it because t...

06-12-2018 12:49 AM

Can you make me a pen for a UN dignitary? - 7 replies

This person I know is a pen freak and as such, he has a huge collection of pens he has accumulated throughout his life for various events such as birthdays, anniversaries, contributions to society and so on. He is in his 70’s and I want to give him a pen that would serve as the last piece that would complete his lifelong collection of pens. I a...

02-04-2018 03:16 PM

Can I spray polyurethane on leather wrapped on wood? - 6 replies

Just as the title said have a cane that has leather wrap on it and need to put a topcoat on the whole thing. I’ve read that water based poly is a good topcoat but was wondering about oil based. I’ve used lacquer in the past and it worked well but want the extra protection poly provides.Thanks

01-28-2018 05:47 PM

What wood and finish for arctic temperatures - 4 replies

Hi and thanks in advance for your advice.I have fellow who works in the arctic and wants a walking stick that can handle the temperatures up there. He said if the wood has any moisture in it, it will crack. At first I thought of oak but it being porous, it may not be a good idea. I lived in Alaska for a few years and travelled to a lot of the...

09-28-2017 12:42 PM

How do you achieve a finish like this? - 9 replies

I was looking at this picture and wondered, is it the finishing method or the lighting (professional picture taking) that make this piece so beautiful? I’ve used semi gloss lacquer on tiger maple and this piece puts my project to shame. Almost forgot the picture :)

09-06-2017 02:04 AM

Mineral oil dissolves lacquer? - 9 replies

Hi all,Had a weird experience yesterday. Put some rubber hose that had been dipped in mineral oil on a table that I think I had finished over a year ago with lacquer. Next thing I know the rubber hose had melted the finish and left the hose impression on it. Tried some rubbing alcohol to wipe it off and it too ate the finish. This is very p...

07-24-2017 02:01 PM

Looking for a square bar stool foot rail - 4 replies

Hello,I want to build a bar stool and tie the legs together using a square chrome or other metal made footrest rail. I’ve searched and searched and don’t seem to come up with one. Am I using the wrong word to describe the item?Here is the picture of what I am looking for. Thanks in advance.

06-08-2017 01:50 AM

Lookingfor a decent casting epoxy or poly resin - 12 replies

Hi,Been looking to cast some wood with clear resin or epoxy but don’t seem to find any information on (but maybe two product) whether tabletop epoxy can be used as casting epoxy. Also, wondering which is better to use; epoxy or resin?Thanks

04-11-2017 01:13 AM

Removing a broken bolt. - 19 replies

Hello guys and gals. So, I have a lawnmower (used twice) and the bolt that held the blade broke off from about 1/4 inside the shaft. Thankfully the blade didn’t come flying at me. Can anyone guide me as to how I should go about getting the bolt out?Thanks in advance.

01-29-2017 03:01 PM

I thought you might like this. - 8 replies

I didn’t make this. It was a gift from my mother which has been hanging on our wall for several years now. Looks like wood and seashells.

12-19-2016 10:55 PM

How to taper a 1" dowel? - 5 replies

Hi guys and gals. I need to figure out how to taper a 36” long 1” dowel to 1/2” at one end. Any ideas so the dowel is perfectly tapered?Thanks.

11-13-2016 05:58 PM

Another wiring question. - 18 replies

So, I am converting my table saw into a router table. The switch on the table saw has three wires (black, white and green). I’ve looked for wiring switch to outlet but most diagrams show how to do it with a 2 terminal switch. My idea is to be able to plug-in the router to an outlet and have the table saw switch supply the outlet with el...

11-11-2016 04:28 PM

What size wire? - 30 replies

After giving up on Powermatic saw due to availability I decided on G1023RL – 10” 3 HP 240V Cabinet. I need to run a wire for this. What is the best I can do?Thank you.

10-31-2016 11:32 PM

Need help modifying this project - 13 replies

Hi,I was asked to make this container with 2 lids that swing open and is kept closed by 2-two stacks of super magnets. The person wants the walls to be half as thin. How would I go about reducing the thickness of the wall and have the lids close without locks and clips, etc. I have some 1/8” size magnets and am thinking 3 or 4 of them m...

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