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06-05-2015 06:09 AM

Best finish over text printed on paper onto wood project - 17 replies

I’m making a wood project where I want to place a printed piece of card stock onto the project and then put a protective finish over it to seal it onto the wood. The project will see little use other then a displayI currently have 2 costs of arm r seal on the wood to bring our the character of the wood, now I want to add the printed card s...

05-28-2015 05:35 AM

It's ALIVE!!!! My new table saw saw is together and working - 10 replies

After my kickback accident back in early Feb which I posted here to remind people to be careful out there. My purchase schedule for a Saw Stop went from “as soon as I can afford it” to “you’re going to get that Saw Stop now aren’t you?” from the wife a couple days after my accident. My initial motivation was t...

02-14-2015 06:45 AM

PLEASE, Be careful out there - I became a statistic last Friday - 43 replies

For all of you that use power tools, please be careful. I am typing with one good hand and the pinkie of my dominant hand. I have all my fingers but the rest are all bandaged up. I had a brief lapse of concentration using my table saw and didn’t pick up, and use my push stick for a non through cut. It was less than six inches from my ha...

05-11-2013 03:39 AM

Exterior clear finish for wood doors - For southern California - 8 replies

FIRST, I did a search on this topic and many of the threads are a couple years old. Although there is some good information, No new information is out there. Thus this re-hashed question but now with the added twist of being in southern California with the limited choices of finish. I have been commissioned to refinish a couple of douglas fir...

03-28-2013 04:46 AM

Is there any difference in band saw frame construction? - 6 replies

I am getting to a point where I am looking at projects where a bandsaw would be really useful. In looking at what I consider as the traditional style like the 14” Delta’s, powermatic’s, Jets and so on that are more rounded with a cast frame versus a square style bandsaw like a Rikon, Laguna. Anyone know the best way to compa...

09-22-2012 02:23 PM

need help with blo - 13 replies

i recently comleted a hard maple and cherry wooden mallet and finished it with blo. it is my first attempt at this finish. the first coat was straight blo, applied it heavy then wiped off the excess about 15 min later. then i found that normal usage is not to use it straight. so i let the first coat dry. then i added 2more coats of a 50/50 mix...

09-22-2012 02:05 PM

nervous starting up new rigid planer - 35 replies

i recently bought a rigird 13”planer and even though i have read the instructions cover to cover, i am nervous about turning it on. i know that i should feel more comfortable after i go back and read them again as i unpack and assemble the planer BUT i just know there are things i could cehk before turning on the power.SO, for those of you...

09-20-2012 09:15 PM

The woodwright's shop - is it playing on any channel in the Los Angeles basin - 6 replies

I have done some searching on the PBS channels but have come up with nothing. I did a search on my local Dish network and nothing either. So, anyone in the Los Angeles/Orange County/San Bernardino/Riverside area know if this is being broadcast on any channel and maybe what day and time.? I would sure like to see a couple of episodes. Un...

07-17-2012 07:32 PM

Need help in choosing a portable 13" planer - 42 replies

I may have the opportunity to buy a 13” portable planer and am down to two models that will be in my budget restricted price range and easily available to me. The DeWalt 734 and the Rigid 13” are my two choices I have. It will get occasional use as going up to the better Dewalt is not in the cards due to additional price and planned...

02-25-2012 05:10 AM

What router do people use when building a router table - 39 replies

I am looking into building a router table and am wondering which router has been a a useful choice for them. As much as I would like to get a router lift at the same time, finances currently do not allow that. So it will be just a plate for now but a lift would be an upgrade in the future. So, with that in mind, I am looking for recommendations ...

02-14-2012 10:39 PM

15ga vs 16ga nailers - differences or advantages to either? - 5 replies

I am starting to look for a 15ga or 16ga nailers. I am currently using a 18ga nailer for various things like jigs, crown moulding and other light duty nailing. BUT, often when using it for crown moulding, I get the occasional problem of a nail either snaking up before entering the moulding/wall or the nail will curve back if I am not exactly str...

01-23-2012 01:25 AM

Need some advice on Polyurethane finish - 16 replies

I am in the process of finishing a set of oak kitchen cabinets and got my first coat of poly on them. This was brushed on straight from the can. Even though I put the coat on light to medium (versus a heavy thick coat), I found later that I got some minor sags in a couple of spots on the doors. Even though I don’t think my client will see ...

12-10-2011 08:43 AM

Just saw the Dewalt 735 planer for $569 at my local Lowes - 5 replies

I just stopped by my local Lowes today and saw that the Dewalt 735 planer went down $30 to a “new low price” of $569. Not sure if anyone is looking for one but from what I have seen that is a pretty decent price.

11-04-2011 12:29 AM

Looking for hand planes but I will pass on these - 7 replies

I am not sure if the seller really doesn’t know what they are selling or what. WAY too rusty #5 and #6 Stanleys and missing parts for $100? I think I will pass on this one. Anaheim CL listing BUT, I am thinking $25 or less for the pair based on the photo. Less or not at all if the picture is any indication as to their state of decay.

10-28-2011 02:10 AM

Work bench dimensions - 23 replies

I am starting to look more and more into building a workbench as I am getting tired of using my table saw table (and out feed extension) as a workbench. It has been working good as a layout, assembly table but I am finding I need more capabilities like wood vises and bench dog functions. I like the idea of the style of the 21st century workbe...

07-31-2011 08:42 PM

Stanley 5002 chisels - anyone know anything about them? - 9 replies

I am looking for a set of useable starter wood chisels that I can purchase as a decent set until I really need quality tools after I have improved m woodworking skills (and when I have more money available for hand tools) . Right now I have a inherited set that are best used for pry bars or doorstop wedges. I came across this set on the Woodcra...

07-09-2009 07:04 PM

Has anyone made a homebuilt clone of a Biesmeyer type fence - 10 replies

I don’t have the budget to get a new table saw (as much as I would like to) but I am totally frustrated with my Craftsman rip fence and have put up with it for too long. So I am looking to upgrade and the thought of spending the $$ on a fence that is probably more than my saw cost when new is just insane. SO I am looking for alternative up...

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