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04-20-2018 02:39 PM

Hickory? - 24 replies

I recently acquired about 100+ BF of very beautiful 6/4, kiln-dried hickory at a very low price. Interestingly I don’t seem to see many people using hickory for projects. Currently, the only project I know for sure that I’ll use it for is to make a new axe handle. That will leave me… pretty much all of it when I’m done. I...

03-13-2018 01:55 PM

Using a router as a planer - 18 replies

I haven’t done it but I’ve seen the technique of using a router with a jig to flatten a large surface such as a workbench or tabletop or something like that. Can this same technique be used safely on end grain? A friend is needing to flatten a large round cut from a tree with a chainsaw. It is white oak and approximately 30 inches in...

02-15-2018 04:40 PM

Pipe Clamps - 18 replies

Hi, very new here. Hopefully I haven’t picked the wrong section of the forum. I have a very basic question. I recently purchased some 3/4” pipe clamps. Through all the information I can gather it looks like most people assemble these with black pipe. Is there a reason to use black pipe over galvanized pipe? They seem to be the same i...


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