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10-22-2018 01:43 AM

Work bench - 26 replies

Build or buy a work bench? It seems like a huge project and I would love to to do it but I can’t figure out a design that I like. I have seen some for sale that I like but I don’t want to spend the money on it. Would it be more pocket friendly to build or buy one?

10-22-2018 01:23 AM

Dove tails - 5 replies

I finally have time to get back into my shop. I’ve done some easy stuff to get my groove back on. But tonight I just took a wack at doing dove tail joints….. And I SUCK. I know it’s an art form I grew up watch the woodwrite shop and I remember him making it look so easy. I was surprised at how much I remembered about how he did...

09-09-2016 10:17 AM

Slightly rusty blades - 2 replies

I have a few saw blades that I got from my dad that he got from my grandpa that have accumulated a small amount of rust on them. One is a set of dados that I have been needing and not had the time to go shop for. I was wondering if there was a way to clean the rust off of them and keep them in good working order. They have never been used so I&#...

04-05-2016 04:52 AM

One year down and many more to go - 3 replies

I now have a year notch in my tool belt. And I am wanting to start working with different types of wood other then whats cheap. (Budget and little knowledge gained allows for it) Are there any special tricks or need to know things about working hard woods or “exotic” woods? Any recommendations on a particular type that’s got gr...

04-04-2016 02:17 PM

Dull plane - 24 replies

I got a plane from my dad who got it from his father in-law (my grandpa). And I am dieing to be the 3rd generation to use it but it’s dull as a seminar on seminar planning. And it is slightly rounded like it was not held at a constant angle to what ever was being used to sharpen it. I really want to use it and I have a stone but it’s...

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