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01-09-2019 02:46 AM

Plane questions/ID - 5 replies

Hey everybody! I wanted to ask you all for a little help. I own a number of hand planes, but I do not know much more than the average woodworker about old planes. I just picked up a pexto block plane for 12 dollars or so and was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about it. Pictures included. Also, there are a few pictures of a plane b...

12-20-2018 09:18 PM

Just a reminder to work safe (For the squeamish, post includes a picture of a very minor injury) - 3 replies

Happy holidays everybody! Just a reminder to work smart and safe this holiday season. Last night, while finishing some sanding on my disk sander, I accidentally contacted the rising side of the disk with my work. Sent the piece flying and i jammed my finger into the disk. Luckily my finger didn’t get stuck in the gap, otherwise it could ha...

12-11-2018 04:52 PM

Question about using paint as stain - 4 replies

Hello all, Been a while since I’ve posted anything, but i just came up with a question and thought you guys would know better than I. I am making a box out of some pine and would like to stain it. I’ve seen lots of people talking about using paints to stain wood different colors that are sometimes hard to find stains in, and I was...

05-16-2018 09:46 PM

Wood identification - 2 replies

Hello everybody, I have some boards I am currently planing, but I do not know what kind of wood they are. They are almost without a doubt all the same wood, so I included pictures of them all. A little bit of info about them. The wood is somewhat hard, has a visible grain, and is mostly a golden color. The boards also have dark brown streakin...

05-08-2018 11:55 PM

Poplar color change? - 8 replies

Hello everybody, I had a question regarding a piece of poplar I picked up today and wanted to see if anyone had experience with this. I was in lowes doing my usual search for decent/abnormal wood and happened across a piece of poplar that is nearly half purple. I know that the green streaking can turn to a brown/golden color over time, but do...

04-24-2018 03:59 PM

Issue sanding - 21 replies

Hello everybody. I am new to the forum, but have been woodworking for about 2 or 3 years at this point. I had a question regarding something i have encountered while finishing some projects before and would like to see if anyone else has encountered this/knows a workaround. I do a good deal of lathe work, and much of my sanding is also don...

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