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12-24-2020 08:07 PM

Hackberry? - 3 replies

Hello All,I recently made a tree ID video where I discuss, among other things, the hackberry tree. It is an interesting looking tree, pretty rare in western NY. I have never had occasion to cut one or harvest a log from one. Does anybody know about the properties of hackberry wood? My guide books say that the lumber gets used, but little els...

12-31-2019 12:17 AM

Jigging a Harbor Freight Circular Saw Sharpener for a Band Saw - 5 replies

Hell All,I have a big bandsaw that I mostly use for resawing small logs into boards. I sharpwn the blades for my small bandsaw with a Dremel, and have always done fine that way. But I just couldn’t effectively do it that way for the big blade.I have a Harbor Freight sharpener you use for circular saws. It’s cheaply made, but works...

08-24-2015 02:06 PM

right tilt table saws - 4 replies

Hello All, I recently upgraded to a Jet Cast-topped table saw. I like it a lot. But it has a right-tilt blade. i am used to left tilt. It it okay to cut with the workpiece and fence on the right side? Seems like a kickback hazard. Pete Collin

08-09-2015 06:08 PM

Gouge Sharpening Jig - 1 reply

Hello. I have been doing a lot of turning lately. I came up with a homemade jig for the Tormek-style water wheel that does what the pricey accessory will do! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blv6hBMRGKo

06-28-2015 03:58 PM

Glue Blob Problems - 17 replies

Hello All, I have a persistent problem that i need to get around. When gluing projects, no matter how carefully I try to clean the excess glue off, there will be blobs left behind on the project. I can’t see them, because it is usually a thin sheen of glue on the wood. But when i go to put the stain or varnish on, it is revealed like...

11-07-2014 01:38 AM

Another Windsor Chair Making Video - 0 replies

My latest installation of my Windsor chair making series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM7PGiSp3E0&list=PLjcQyPlmR1Lx2mnX0Upkm8E-QruOXv2gC&index=6

11-05-2014 02:37 PM

The Absent Minded Woodworker - 1 reply

Hello All, I made a humorous video about the reason why it takes many of us so long to make the simplest things in our shops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJR0DS_TZgg


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