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04-22-2021 12:35 AM

Another 'Is This Table Saw Worth It?' - 3 replies

Hello everyone, like the title says I’m curious on your opinions on the table saw below. Seen some older articles saying this say was worth $1000 so thought that this seemed like it might be a high asking price. Keep in mind that the $1400 is CAD which is around $1100 USD for the Yanks in the crowd ;) It’s a general international 10&...

03-28-2021 06:00 PM

Air Compressor For Dynabrade Tools - 10 replies

Hello, I’m thinking of getting a new air compressor and would like one that could run a single dynabrade random orbital sander and am having a lot of trouble. First, I can’t tell how many CFMs a dynabrade sander needs. The specifications for most dynabrades (example here: http://www.dynabrade.com/dyn10/content.php?page=myind#wo...

02-02-2021 10:10 PM

Considering Buying a Rexon RXW-10 Table Saw, Thoughts? - 5 replies

Hello, My table saw is an old craftsman 10” with a broken start capacitor and DIY fence and table extensions that I made back when I wasn’t too good at making stuff (I’m still just okay at making stuff) and so have had my eye out for something that might work a little better for me. I saw this add (below) and was curious if ...

01-15-2021 12:27 AM

Is Lee Valley Hide Glue Any Good? - 12 replies

Hello, I’ve noticed that Lee Valley’s hide glue seems pretty inexpensive, dare I say cheap. Normally when I buy inexpensive stuff it doesn’t work so well. Has anyone tried this stuff and can give it a review? I have a project that has some fancy veneering and was thinking of giving it a try. Thanks

12-23-2020 06:11 AM

How to finish shoji/kumiko - 2 replies

I recently finished a shoji screen type project but have yet to put a finish on it. I don’t think that traditional shoji are finished and am trying to decide what to do with this one. I believe one of the problems with finishing a shoji screen is that the finish will raise the grain in areas it will be difficult or impossible to sand out. ...

05-07-2020 01:09 AM

Used General International 6" Jointer Questions - 2 replies

Hello, I’m looking to buy a used General International 6” jointer and wanted to hear from people who owned these machines. Specifically are there any big issues that I should be concerned about buying one of these? Does anyone know if these machines have predictable failures that I’d wish I’d known about beforehand? ...

04-18-2020 02:20 PM

Workbench Resurfacing, How Much Waste Comes Off? - 12 replies

Hello everyone! I’m designing a workbench and I’m curious how often workbenches need resurfacing and how much you can expect to be taking off each time. The workbench I’ve designed will be made from laminated, 3/4” thick red oak. I ask because I have designed some dovetails into the top that will be holding on the w...

09-26-2019 03:07 AM

Purpleheart Changing Colour When Worked - 10 replies

Hello, I recently bought a piece of purpleheart. I’ve heard of purpleheart changing colour over time however mine is changing colour as soon as it is cut. When I bought it it was a vibrant purple but planning, sawing and sanding all turn it an ugly orangey brown colour. Is this normal? How does purpleheart become purple? It was obvio...

01-24-2019 04:20 PM

Is This Lumber Okay? - 7 replies

Bought this from someone emptying out their garage. Its red oak. It has a bunch of very small looking cracks running down the grain. They appear to only be superficial but I’m not very experienced with this stuff so I wanted to know if this lumber should be used. I want to use if for a workbench if possible. Thanks for the help :) ...

01-02-2019 09:05 PM

Has Anyone Used Temtop AirQuality Monitors? - 1 reply

I’ve been browsing the forums for advice on air quality monitoring in the shop. I’ve seen a couple posts that mention Dylos products and can’t find anything referencing Temtop products. I’m curious if anyone has any experience with these products since I would rather pay $150-$200 for a monitor than $400+ so long as the q...

12-21-2018 08:02 PM

Is a Splined Mitre Joint Necessary? - 22 replies

Hello, I’m making a small box for watches as a christmas gift and I’m trying to decide if I need to put splines in the mitred corners of the box. I’ve seen plenty of splines done very beautifully but if possible I want to have the unbroken grain of the wood wrapped around the entire box. I know that splines help strengthen a...

09-19-2018 07:03 PM

Blemish On Teak Tabletop After Sanding - 3 replies

Hello, I’ve recently sanded my kitchen table in hopes to refinish it. There was a large black mark from having a wet cast iron pan sitting on it so a refinish is definitely in order. However after sanding there are now a few lighter blemishes on the table. I’m curious why these showed up and if there is a way to remove them. If no...

09-18-2018 12:49 AM

Why Won't My Planes Work On Hardwood? - 26 replies

Hello, I’m new to the woodworking craft and have picked up a pair of used hand planes. I’ve tuned them up and sharpened the blades and they work beautifully on any softwood. I’ve tried them on Fir, Pine and Cedar all with great success. However as soon as I try and run them over some hardwood they skip and stop and make atro...

08-05-2018 12:48 AM

Moisture Content Question - 9 replies

Hello, I’ve recently started a little wood shop and have taken on my first project but feel a little over my head. I’m building some storm window sashes and have bought some Douglas Fir from a local lumber yard. I bought 2×12 boards and they seem like the moisture content might be quite high. In fact when I began planning the...


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