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05-23-2022 07:52 PM

Flocking - 10 replies

Greetings! I am just finishing up some rather nice bandsaw boxes for my wife and mother-in-law for a belated Mother’s Day gift and I want to flock the drawers. I was wondering if the humidity is much of an issue. I’ve researched and came up with “the higher the humidity the higher the likelihood flocking will clump”. ...

12-22-2021 10:40 PM

Tenon Issues - 9 replies

I am fairly new to wood turning and I’ve been having issues with my tenons breaking when turning bowls. I am having a repeated problem in that the tenon breaks while I am turning the inside of the bowl and I now get paper weights. Does anyone have any advice as to what I may be doing wrong or how to ensure that doesn’t happen aga...

09-19-2021 12:59 AM

RESIN WOES - 8 replies

I have been searching the web for advice for hours to try and answer an issue I have, but am having no luck and hoped you all could point me in the right direction. I am making some custom wine stoppers for some friends. I turned them roughly on the lathe and cut down 1” or so into the top. I put some pins/rank insignias in and then pou...

02-13-2021 06:43 PM

Bosch 1617 EVS Power Issue - 6 replies

I am looking for some advice regarding my Bosch 1617 EVS Router. The thing is not used very much because I am just now experimenting on how to use it. I went to the shop today and the thing does not turn on. I went looking online for possible reasons and also read the manual at length. I did see one you tube video on cleaning the power butto...

01-10-2021 01:34 AM

BAND SAW QUESTION - 13 replies

I am having an impossible time with my Rikon band saw. I need to finish cutting some wood into blanks so I took off the 3/16 .blade to put on a ripping blade. The ripping blade looked too small (even though I know it was not). So, I tried putting the 3/16 blade back on just as a sanity check. I got the 3/16 to track fine when I put it on unt...

11-30-2020 03:16 PM


Greetings all. I am very much a novice woodworker and was seeking some advice. I was lucky enough to get a few slabs of Cedar (I believe it to be Eastern Red Cedar). I was talking to someone at work about how to process it. Since it is very lobbed vie round pieces I didn’t know what to do to maximize the wood. He told me that I didn&...

11-19-2020 08:25 PM


I have a quick question regarding turning an inside out Christmas ornament. I glued the initial pieces together using a paper joint like many have advised. I then put it on the lathe and I am having an issue. It is not coming apart, but the spur on the head stock is spinning and boring a hole in the head stock end. It doesn’t matter ho...

07-04-2020 10:12 PM

SPRAY GUN ADVICE - 16 replies

I have been working on some band saw boxes and have decided that I want to finish them with Deft. I don’t have a sprayer, but I do have a 6 gallon compressor, which should be adequate for spraying some lacquer. The problem is I know absolutely nothing about sprayers. Does anyone have advice on a decent sprayer that won’t break the...

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