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10-02-2019 03:16 PM

SPAM - 30 replies

Has anyone else received this message: Looks suspiciously like the ever-ubiquitous and unwanted Ted’s Woodworking spammers at work again. Seems like they actually went to the trouble of opening an LJ acccount in order to ply their wares . . .

06-22-2019 04:17 PM

Coffee table lamp design - literally! - 2 replies

On weekends, when the weather is nice, my wife and I often walk to a nearby neighborhood coffee shop for a cup ‘o Joe. This morning when we were there, I saw them getting ready to dispose of this huge coffee canister and I asked what they were going to do with it. The answer was that they were just going to throw it in the trash. Uh uh. ...

05-25-2019 12:44 PM

Sawstop JSS - wasting my time? - 11 replies

I have had a Sawstop JSS for about two and a half years. It has been a good saw to learn on and I don’t regret the purchase, but I am beginning to see its shortcomings. I can’t seem to get a perfectly square cross cut, despite using a crosscut sled and/or an Incra 1000 miter gauge. The one thing I haven’t done yet is to buy ...

12-22-2018 02:18 PM

Chair arm repair - 13 replies

Not sure if this post belongs here or elsewhere, but hoping for some help. I need to fix the arm of this chair before Christmas dinner on Tuesday afternoon or face the wrath of you know who. Question 1: I plan to dowel the joint, but there is not a lot of meat in the top position. I am concerned about the strength of the joint when there may on...

12-15-2018 06:29 PM

Attaching hairpin legs to side table - 14 replies

I want to attach three hairpin legs to an 18” round tabletop. The top is 3/4” thick walnut. Connecting each leg requires five screws and the plate is around 1/8” thick. I’m concerned that 3/4” screws will come dangerously close to the table’s surface, but that using shorter screws might not hold well. Sho...

12-08-2018 02:07 PM

Secret Recipe v General Finishes and Danish v BLO - 9 replies

I know the topic of tabletop finishes has been explored ad nauseum here and I have gone through past posts, but I can’t seem to find a definitive answer on a couple of things (or maybe I’m just being indecisive!). I’m getting ready to apply finish to a walnut side table and I’m looking for as natural, yet as durable, a f...

12-05-2018 11:45 PM

End grain on circular table top edge - 10 replies

Hey folks, new guy here and hoping to tap into some of the infinite wisdom of the group. I’m working on a claro walnut side table with a circular top. I cut out the circle with a spiral upcut router bit and circle jig, and rounded over the top and bottom edges – all good. When I went to sand the table edge, I noticed that where t...


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