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03-18-2015 09:21 PM

Acclimating kiln dried lumber in an unconditioned space? - 8 replies

I’ve got a woodworking project in the works, my first using rough-sawn, kiln dried lumber (I’m doing the project late spring/early summer). The concern I have is how the wood will react going from the lumberyard, to getting milled, to going into the house as finished furniture. I plan on milling my different elements (e.g. legs, ra...

02-09-2015 03:19 PM

Sketchup question: How to match the curve from one piece to another piece? - 10 replies

I’m designing a bed in Sketchup and I had a question about matching the curve in one piece to another piece. In particular, my foot board and headboard posts will have a slight curve (drawn with arc tool) on the inside edge and I’m trying to figure out how to create the upper and lower rails with a complementary curve. Creating a...

11-12-2014 03:31 PM

6" Jet Jointer for $20 (plus $125 for shipping) on Amazon - 14 replies Anyone need a new jointer?

05-27-2014 08:00 PM

Design opinions for my bed project - 1 reply

I’m in the process of designing a queen sized bed for my wife and I and would love your input. It’s not an original design, but something based on a design by Jeff Grainger. I plan on using some center supports, but they’re not included in this image. Let me know what you think. The aspect is a little weird, so just imagine...

04-25-2014 03:36 PM

Good glues with longer open times? - 12 replies

I’m building a bed that has about 15 slats each on the headboard and foot board and I’m concerned about the open working time for the glue that I’ll use on the project. I’ve heard good things about liquid hide glue (like the Titebond LHG or Old Brown Glue), but what about wood weld or Titebond III? I know that the West ...

04-13-2014 06:11 PM

Question about building a cross cut sled for the table saw - 8 replies

I’m planning on building a cross cut sled for my table saw using William Ng’s plans and method (video for the curious) but I had a couple of questions. First, how important is it that the test panel you’re using is square before you start your test cuts? Second, in his video Mr. Ng gets a negative value for the error so h...

02-25-2014 10:19 PM

Making cloud lifts in sketchup? - 2 replies

Is there anyone out there who can explain the idea of cloud lifts and how to recreate them in sketchup?

02-24-2013 02:32 AM

Selling Stanley 45, need some advice - 8 replies

I’ve got a Stanley 45 that I’m interested in selling and I was curious about the right way to proceed. As far as I can tell (and from the note on the box it came in) that it hasn’t been used and if it has, only lightly. I’ve got all of the original parts and the standard box of cutters. I wasn’t sure if it would ...

02-20-2013 04:59 PM

Help with identifying a plane - 17 replies

I’ve got way too many tools that I don’t use and not enough of the ones I need, so I’ll selling off some of my old planes that I inherited from my father. One of them is stumping me, though. It’s an old Stanley Bedrock plane that looks like the front broke of and someone decided to make into a butt plane. I can’t...

01-31-2013 06:45 PM

How to go about clamping large pieces? - 8 replies

In designing my new bed, I came across a conundrum about clamping large pieces, namely the headboard and footboard. I could get pipes long enough to span the distance, or I could use long strap clamps. How would you clamp long (or wide) pieces and what potential problems could I face if I used either one of my ideas?

01-28-2013 06:13 PM

Questions about getting help milling lumber - 7 replies

I’ve been planning on building a bed for my wife and I out of cherry, but I have some cost/time issues. We can afford cherry if it’s either rough-cut or skip-planed, but not something that’s been surfaced on 4 sides (the cost difference per bf is pretty staggering). The problem is that I don’t have a jointer (I do have ...

01-16-2013 03:42 PM

Jig for accurately spacing mortises for slats - 24 replies

I’m planning to build a new bed for my wife and I that involves slats fit into mortises on the head board and footboard. I was planning on using a forstner bit in my drill press to rough out the mortises and I wanted to build a jig to streamline the process and less prone for error. I don’t trust my accuracy to do this free hand ...

05-11-2012 02:23 PM

Stanley 220 with decal - 4 replies

I’m not necessarily interested in selling this, I just wanted to know what it might be worth. I’ve got a Stanley 220 block plane with the decal on the back more or less intact. The rosewood front handle is in good condition, the japanning looks good. There’s some slight pitting on the blade but it’s not bad, maybe a li...

04-23-2012 02:16 PM

Plane with a bowed bottom. Is that normal? - 7 replies

I’ve got what I believe is a Stanley #5 that I inherited from my father. It was pretty neglected the past few years so I’ve been trying to get it cleaned up. The bottom has some pitting on the bottom that I wanted to take care of and pulled out my granite surface plate and some wet/dry sandpaper and started getting to work. I noti...

01-19-2012 09:56 PM

Tips on using Sketchup - 5 replies

Hey Folks, got a question for ya. I’m pretty good at designing projects in Sketchup and running Cutlist, but there’s a problem that I’m still having, and that’s creating blueprints. I can use the cut list output to size all of my pieces, but I still need a guide for putting everything together correctly. Does anyon...

05-31-2011 07:14 PM

Interesting tool - 13 replies

My father in law just sent me this link for an interesting saw guide for those of us who like to use hand tools over power tools

11-19-2010 05:36 PM

Cutting laminate - 11 replies

I’m hoping to glue some laminate onto a router table project but I’m unclear about how to rough cut it to size. I’ll do the final sizing with a router bit once the laminate is glued to the table top. Does anyone out there have any advice for how to cut laminate? I’m working with a 4×8 sheet and I can’t use t...

11-12-2010 11:37 PM

Installing leveling screws for router plate - 11 replies

I’m in the process of building a bench top router table and I just picked up the aluminum router plate from Rockler and I had a question. My router table top is two pieces of 3/4” mdf and I’m wondering how I’m supposed to installing the leveling screws for the plate. The leveling screws don’t look like something y...

11-01-2010 03:41 PM

Shopsmith for $45! - 1 reply

Just saw this ad in a local Craigslist post. I have no connection with the seller.

08-30-2010 07:27 PM

Where do I put the holes for bench dogs in my workbench? - 3 replies

I’m putting some finishing touches on my workbench, but I wasn’t sure about placement for holes for holdfasts, bench dogs, etc. I was planning on putting two rows towards the end that would line up with holes on the vise, but I wasn’t sure about where else to put them. Anyone got any ideas? My bench is 7 ft. long and the t...

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