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03-17-2011 06:39 PM

Wood ID help - 6 replies

This was brought home by my neighbor who is a carpenter. He builds big structures like bridges and so forth and works close to harbors sometimes. He brings home cutoffs from other jobs close by to him and this was his recent findings. He always comes over and says “look what I got, you know what it is, any good for anything?” Some ou...

02-24-2011 10:40 PM

POP UP AD!!! - 24 replies

I just had a pop up ad from bounce across my screen, saying “click here to take a survey”. I remember reading that this should not be happening and if it does to report it. So here’s my report….. One thing I will note is that I hadn’t logged on as a user when the ad appeared, but I don’t think...

12-25-2009 03:22 AM

Question for you finish guys - 7 replies

I finished a cocobolo box for my wife and ran into a small problem at the end. This is the first time I’ve rubbed out a finish to look like a mirror and in doing so, The automotive polish got stuck in the pores of the grain. Yes, I neglected to use grain filler. I didn’t realize cocobolo had such large pores until I applied the finish. I wanted...

12-28-2008 08:23 PM

another band saw question - 7 replies

Just finishing cleaning and tuning my new 14” bandsaw (new to me). Just wondering about the different speeds. I have 4 speeds and am not sure what speed is best for what. Can anyone give advice on this?? I am mostly interested in doing resawing and got a 1/2” 4 TPI blade. Thanks!

12-28-2008 01:50 AM

Anyone know how to get duct tape off cast iron??? - 27 replies

I got a bandsaw today and the old owner had put duct tape on the table (he used it for metal fabrication). It has been on there for probably 8 years and I cannot get it off. Not sure what to do. Tried some wd-40, turpinoid and a heat gun. Anyone know of any “tricks” to get this [email protected]!$ off? thanks

12-22-2008 10:23 PM

Finish question - 8 replies

I have built a humidor for my step-son and I wanted to put a high gloss finish on it. When I opened my can of gloss poly, I realized that I had put stain in it to tint it a while back….I did’t want any color on the humidor, just clear, so I opted for my satin poly. I am finishing up the 4th coat today and was wondering if there was a...

12-14-2008 06:44 PM

Need help with a 3-point miter - 3 replies

Hey guys, I’m getting ready to build a humidor and I wanted to use some of my coco bolo. I was thinking of rabbeting all sides, top, bottom, edges and inlaying the coco bolo. I am trying to figure out the easiest way to cut the 3 point miter, where the corners of the box meets. Can anyone give advise on how to do this? Thanks in advance. ...

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