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11-16-2018 09:57 PM

Sources of resin and pigments. - 1 reply

For those of you that have experience making river tables, where do you get your resins and pigments? I want to try my hand at this.

11-09-2018 09:35 PM

Help my Lathe Died! - 13 replies

My lathe died today and I really need it. I’m thinking it is the capacitor on the motor. Where can you get capacitors?Some photos of the motor and capacitor.

11-06-2018 01:36 PM

Saw Sharpening Vise - 16 replies

I’ve decided I want to learn how sharpen my own handsaws. I have been looking at saw vises on Ebay, there are tons of them. Is there anything specific that I should be looking for? I’m at the very bottom of the learning curve on this, the only saw I’ve ever sharpened is a chain saw.

10-10-2018 06:29 PM

Where are you getting your dovetail saws sharpened? - 15 replies

My local sharp shop won’t touch my 20 tpi saws, I have 2 of them that are dull.

03-25-2018 04:52 PM

My new acquisition, Stanley #4 - 13 replies

For those of you that are knowledgeable about Stanley Hand planes what can you tell me about this plane? It was given to me and I am in the process of bringing back to life. There are no markings on the iron or cap iron. There is a faintly stamped number 2 underneath the tote that doesn’t show up in the photos because of flash glare. ...

02-27-2018 04:19 PM

Hot Hide Glue - 16 replies

For those of you that use hot hide glue, what are you using for a glue pot? I want to try using it.

12-05-2017 06:32 PM

Nothing is prefect! - 15 replies

Not even the title of this thread. We all have less than perfect sessions in the shop. In my shop screw ups are an abundant resource. Have you ever cut dovetails on opposite sides of the same board as if you were trying to make a Mobius box. I’ve done that. Now we don’t generally celebrate our screw ups, but after a while we can...

10-16-2017 07:57 PM

8" inch jointer - 7 replies

I’m in the market for an 8” jointer, I want one with a helical cutter head and carbide cutters. I have been looking at Grizzly and Powermatic are there any others that I should be looking at?

09-08-2017 04:53 PM

Combination square adjustement - 5 replies

I have an old Miller Falls combination square that has gotten slightly out of square. Is there a way to tune these up and return it to being truly square?

08-10-2017 06:41 PM

Woodswimmer - 7 replies

Check out this video, really cool.

02-26-2017 07:27 PM

Veneers, where do you get them? - 7 replies

I have an upcoming project that will require some veneering. Where are the best sources for veneers. I have no experience with veneer work, also looking for reference materials and some instruction.

02-24-2017 07:55 PM

Man, I can be dense at times. My misadventures w/ Old Brown Glue. - 8 replies

Every once in a while my ineptitude really shines. I started using Titebond liquid hide glue last year for certain things and found I have been liking it and using it more and more. My bottle was getting pretty low so I decided to try a bottle of Old Brown Glue, because I’ve read good things about here at LJ. Not having a local source I...

01-01-2017 07:55 PM

A toast to the New Year! - 3 replies

11-15-2016 02:46 PM

Anyone have any knowledge about this Keen Kutter transition plane? - 9 replies

I just picked this up at an antique store. I paid $25, it is in excellent shape so I though that was worth it. I flattened the sole and sharpened the cutter and it turned out to be a sweet little smoother. The iron is thicker than the standard Stanleys that I own and it seems to be better steel. Does anyone know the history of Keen Kutter an...

09-28-2016 01:24 AM

Vintage Unisaw - 16 replies

I’m thinking about buying this Unisaw, yeah, it looks pretty rough. Does anyone know how old this might be? How about getting parts for saws like this. Can they be found?

03-29-2016 05:41 PM

Recommendations for custom branding iron. - 4 replies

I need a new branding iron, any recommendations?

12-21-2015 04:43 PM

Compressors?? - 13 replies

School me about compressors. I’ve never owned one, what should I look for? I am wanting to run a brad nailer off of it and be able blow out filters and fill tires. How big of a compressor is needed for such uses? What does oilless mean? Is that good or bad?

12-10-2015 04:39 PM

A Different Approach - 7 replies

I found this site and thought that this is really innovative and would be of interest here.

10-09-2015 07:42 PM

What's the difference between a shop vac and a dust extractor? - 13 replies

Besides the huge price difference. Any insight?

01-26-2015 02:57 PM

Kreg Pocket Hole Jigs - 23 replies

I have been thinking about getting into pocket hole joinery and I am wondering what Kreg jig to get. There seems to be so many. My main focus will be to make face frames for cabinets. I can’t decide between the K4 and the R3. There are quite a few others that I would consider, I am just baffled by all of the choices. Any advice from e...

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