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06-12-2014 01:30 AM

A lotta woodworking, blacksmithing, and some homesteading - 9 replies

I’ve been posting videos on here for a long time. Starting this forum so everyone can talk, comment, share their own opinions. At least one new video a week with woodworking. Enjoy and comment. Here is my take on a moxon vise. This thing was really easy to build, inexpensive, and will be used A LOT in the shop. Share what you have don...

07-03-2013 04:05 PM

Hand Plane Resources - 12 replies

Hey all! I have a couple hand planes that I wanted to get more information on. Where do you guys get your info on the handplanes such as age, types, makers and things like that? Don W Suggested PrimesHop and one of his Blog Entries

04-12-2012 01:51 PM

hand cut mortise help - 6 replies

I’ve been trying to build a hope chest for a while that has at least 15 mortise and tenon joints. I have a problem though. I’ve got quite a few of the mortises cut, but sometimes when chiseling the mortise it seems to want to break the wood or crack it. It is 4/4 thick cherry using a 1/4” chisel making a 7/16” mortise. Is...

10-11-2011 09:33 PM

Best clamps. What do you have? - 19 replies

I have clamps, who doesn’t? What I am trying to do is, like all tools, better my clamp selection. I have some cheaper ones from HF and they work fine for smaller projects, but what about bigger projects. What do you use, what brand, and what pros/cons do your clamps have? I have those black and orange bar clamps from HF. Like I said, th...

07-12-2011 11:31 PM

Sap leak through-what to do? - 8 replies

I made a coffee table just recently. I stained it and now adding layers of poly onto it. I’ve got a major problem now and was wondering if there is anything that I can do to fix it. I’ve joined 3”strips together and now sap is leaking through where I have joined two boards together. Is there anything I can do or will time just ...

07-11-2011 06:12 AM

What kind of wood? - 2 replies

I picked up a pallet the other day and cut it all apart. I thought it was pine, but now I’m not 100% sure. When I cut it, it didn’t have that pine smell. I also spotted a big chunk of red on one of the sides (I believe the side that faced down). Anyone have any clue what it might be?Thanks.

07-06-2011 09:20 PM

wood descriptions - 7 replies

Are there any good websites that give good descriptions on different types of lumber?

06-17-2011 10:17 PM

new to mortise and tenon joints - 1 reply

I have a 2×2 coffee table leg that will have a 3/4” piece attached via mortise and tenon. Question is, how deep/big should the tenon be going into the leg? For instance should it be 1/2” thick by 1” long. Thanks for the help.

01-17-2011 09:35 PM

router table design - 12 replies

I have some very basic questions. I’m trying to design a router table that is kind of a bench top, but then again large enough to do what ever I need on it. I’m going to be using red oak (it is what i have in the shop). Is a top that is 24” deep by about 30” wide a pretty good size? Can I make the top 1/2” thi...

11-24-2010 07:09 PM

Table top thickness - 6 replies

Is 5/8” thick redoak too thin for a kitchen table. The approx. size is 4’x7’. The redoak that I have cupped and I can get just below 3/4” thick when planned.

11-12-2010 10:37 PM

How to join a butt joint - 10 replies

I’m doing an actual project finally that I’m trying to keep clean looking, cheap, and strong. I had some red oak that I planned down to 5/8” thick (wood was cupped). I am wondering what the best approach would be to join a butt joint where the plans show pocket holes being used. I do not have a pocket hole jig. Can you use dowe...

05-04-2010 09:06 PM

Rolled front desk/bread box - 3 replies

I’m very interested in building a bread box that has a rolled front door/opening. How do all the strips of wood stay connected so that it doesn’t leave gaps when you open or close the door? Thanks in advance.

11-21-2009 09:06 PM

Purpleheart and ....? - 8 replies

I’m going to be building a coffee table using some purpleheart. I am trying to get some other opinions on what other woods would look good/work with purpleheart. If you have any, please throw them out here. Thanks.

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