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11-08-2019 12:56 AM

Old Handplane Identification - 4 replies

I am trying to identify this handplane I recently came across. The inscription on it reads A A BPalmers and Storke’s PatentMay 15 ‘67 and Oct 19 ‘69Metallic Plane CO Auburn N.Y. A A B is also stamped on the other side of it. The knob has an inscription on it as well A A BJWEDDY Not a lot of info on the internet a...

09-11-2019 11:48 PM

Cost of lumber - 23 replies

General question on what people pay for lumber in different regions of the United States. Obviously there are different costs and quality associated with getting lumber from a store (not a box store) and some guy in the country milling it himself. Just a curiosity thing, but what do you pay for kiln dried 4/4 rough cut cherry, black walnut, red ...

07-26-2019 03:17 PM

Tool Storage - 36 replies

I am looking for recommendations on shop storage. Namely smaller tools and accessories. I was considering building a chest of drawers for it. But adding up the cost of material, especially the drawer slides, it does not seem practical compared to buying a mechanics tool chest. Would I be the only one out there storing woodworking tools in a mech...

05-12-2019 12:05 AM

Cutting a curve on a large piece - 8 replies

I am cutting a slight curve on a cherry dresser top. The top is one inch thick and about 22” by 48”. I have a bandsaw with a small table. I am not sure if i can manage the piece on the band saw. Ultimately I will make a template and clean up the cut with a router. I have a cheap jig saw and I am in the market for a new one. Partially...

04-21-2019 05:40 PM

Old Handplane Identification - 1 reply

I am trying to identify a hand plane that was my great grandfathers. Any help is much appreciated.

04-07-2019 08:59 PM

Cutting Curves - 12 replies

Looking for advice on cutting curves and cleaning them up. The general process I was planning on doing is to start with making a template using cheap thin plywood or MDF. To cut the template I plan to get it close with the band saw and the next step is where I have questions. Should I complete the final shaping of the template with a spindle san...

12-14-2018 06:35 PM

Furniture Grade Oak Plywood Appears Wavy - 5 replies

I am currently building a bookshelf I intend to stain using furniture grade oak plywood. After sanding it there is a subtle wavy look to it. I have noticed this in birch plywood I have used in the past for drawers, but it did not matter for that application. I fear the stain is going to accentuate it. I plan to stain a test piece but I am trying...

10-10-2018 04:09 PM

Issues using Sanding Sealer on Stained Oak - 4 replies

I recently completed a red oak bed frame. I stained the project using Minwax Honey stain, one coat. I then applied one coat of Zinsser sanding sealer. The sanding sealer appeared to raise the grain on this project. The surface was very uneven and when I sanded it using 320 grit sanding sponge the result was a finish was very dull. It also appear...

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