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01-09-2020 02:14 AM

Help with IDing a table extension - 2 replies

Hi all. I am trying to figure out for a family member how the extensions on this table work. To my eye, it looks like the wood for the extension probably has steel T-bar attached to it permanently, which slides into the custom cut wood sleeve that is attached to the underside of the tabletop. Am I wrong with that and is there a specific set o...

12-11-2017 06:25 PM

Question on Segmented Turning - 3 replies

Hi folks, I am making my first voyage into segmented turning, and I have made a wedgie sled and cut the segments for a small bowl that I designed. My question is about gluing up the rings. I have done 4 of the 8 rings using pipe clamps, which are working terrific. I have one ring, though, which I designed using 1/4” thick walnut. The...

10-05-2017 11:17 AM

New car for a woodworker - 30 replies

Hi all. My car was recently totaled (hit from behind) in an accident. It was not a great car, so in a way it is nice to be able to get market value for it and put that money towards a new vehicle. My question to you all is what car/truck you’ve found works well for moving lumber efficiently. I am tired of sticking wood out the car wi...

08-16-2017 02:21 AM

Paint first or glue first? - 4 replies

Hi folks, I have a question for the expert finishers around here. I am working on a commission piece that will be a counter height bar table, fairly simple construction. The top is made of cherry, however the base (legs and aprons) is made of poplar and will be given a coat of milk paint. I’ve never used milk paint before, but I’v...

08-10-2015 02:03 AM

What's the dumbest thing someone has said to you regarding woodworking? - 26 replies

I have had a few people in my life that don’t seem to understand exactly what it is that we do in our shops. I am hoping to get a collection of the dumbest things that people say to woodworkers, mainly for laughs, or commiseration. I’ll get the ball rolling with a few good ones that have been tossed my way: 1. “Why wouldn...

08-09-2015 02:28 PM

Jet AFS-1000b air filtration system and fluorescent lights - 12 replies

Hi all. Just picked up a Jet AFS-1000b air filtration system from the craiger for $130. Was reading Amazon reviews and came across this one: ” Fluorescent lights and confused timer.By R. Hyer – February 8, 2009I received my AFS-1000B Just before Christmas and found it to be constructed fine for hanging from a high ceiling so you ...

03-27-2015 05:11 PM

Woodworker Personality Types - 31 replies

Hi all, The other day I was reading a blog from a friend (non-woodworking friend) who is entering the Peace Corps, and he recommended to readers that we take a personality test (sometimes known as the Meyers-Briggs or something like that), so I did. It’s available for free here: with a pretty in-de...

01-20-2015 01:08 AM

Paste Wax consistency - 8 replies

Hi everyone. I bought a canister of Johnson’s Paste Wax (the yellow tin), and have been using it on equipment, around the house, etc. Not so much on projects but possibly in the future. My question is in regards to its consistency. When I bought it, it was fairly hard. Like, could pull off a layer with a paper towel for application, ...

09-29-2014 01:52 PM

Interesting Project: "An Office in a Box" - 6 replies

Just ran across this video via an article I was reading (not explicitly a woodworking article): Interesting concept and design. Quite clever, but I worry about stability of a table with non-aproned legs that are simply screwed in. I’d like to see it in person and try it out. I think it would freak me out ...

03-04-2014 02:59 AM

Broken Brass collar on my Sorby turning tools! - 14 replies

Hi all, I bought a set of Sorby turning tools with my lathe (actually, the tools were thrown in with the lathe, but they were brand new!). It’s the basic full-size set of spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, scraping tool and parting tool. There was no skew included, but hey when you’re basically stealing turning t...

02-26-2014 08:10 PM

Anybody need a woodworking job? - 6 replies

Hi all, Just throwing a line out there for anybody in the New York City area who could help out my sister-in-law with a project. She is redoing a kitchen and had cabinets brought in, but they want a table top for their island made of wood, rather than granite or anything else. They are looking for something like the top shown in the picture...

07-26-2013 04:23 PM

Glue Up Question about removing squeeze out - 15 replies

Not sure this belongs in the joinery section, but after all joining wood via glue is joinery haha. My question regards removing squeeze out from glue joints. Specifically I am gluing up a batch of end grain cutting boards, so lots of glue lines. I apply enough glue (using TB2) to get some squeeze out to make sure the board won’t be cr...

07-11-2013 03:27 PM

R4510 Question - 5 replies

Hi all, So I have been working with a small, crappy, underpowered Ryobi table saw for a while. It’s the lowest model they make. Looking to upgrade, and today I come across an opportunity to buy a Ridgid R4510 table saw for $270. Really nice condition, looks brand new, all the stuff is there. I have read all the reviews, but no one...

07-03-2013 06:59 PM

HELP!!! Mortiser chuck key problem. - 10 replies

Hi all, So a few weeks ago, I bought a Delta 14-650 (type 1) hollow chisel mortiser for $50 on craigslist. Actually, I was buying a lathe and the guy asked if I needed a mortiser. I threw $50 out there, and he took it. Came with all different size chisels, so I was pumped. There were three chuck keys hanging off the thing, so I assumed on...

05-06-2013 12:11 AM

Band Saw Advice - 4 replies

Hi everyone. Here’s the deal. Before I got seriously into woodworking, I bought a table saw for DIY repairs. It’s the crappy Ryobi one you can get for like 80 or 100 bucks. The top is aluminum (warped like crazy), can’t fit any decent insert so therefore can’t saw anything thinner than about 3/4, fence sucks, etc. ...

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