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12-21-2016 01:29 PM

Creating the Next Skilled Generation - 14 replies I saw this in TOH. A few years ago I tried to start a furniture building class in the school system that I work. I was told that the State Board of Education has determined that this is not a career path and without credit potential, they could not fund it. Guess these ...

06-17-2015 12:20 PM

Caution - Be careful of your projects at home - 41 replies

When we moved into a new townhouse 35 years ago, the first thing that I saw were the window moldings in the “picture frame” style. I said then, having been brought up in houses that were built better, that these windows needed window sills. When I replaced the kitchen window last August, I did the window with the customary moldings and sill in a...

09-19-2011 02:14 PM

New 10" RAS - well almost new - 26 replies

I bought this beast over the weekend from a coworker. He had this sitting in the back of a storage locker. After downloading the owners manual, it was time to dissassemble a bit so I could carry it down the stairs. Manuals are a good thing, they tell you how it goes together before you break it. As it turns out, this was made in 19...

07-15-2011 02:14 PM

Making a small kitchen table - question - 8 replies

I have made many tables. Kitchen table legs, at least for me, tend to be problematic. I want them tight but because of their use, are easy to become loose. I have a number of choices for the joints: 1.) Dovetail the joint – 2 3/4” long2.) Dovetail half way, the other half (bottom) mortise and tenon – not unlike a haunched...

04-26-2011 01:39 PM

Project hardware - 7 replies

Looking for help— I am currently building a jewelry box for my daughter and am having a terrible time finding what I need. I bought a little lock from the local Woodcraft store and after opening it found that it doesn’t come with screws. Looked at the Woodcraft web site and under the locks page, it says that it doesn’t com...

03-09-2011 07:49 PM

Ideas for skill building on the band saw - 3 replies

After doing my kitchen, which included the floor, I have a whole bunch of flooring left. A lot of this material I did not want to use in the floor because of size, color, or what ever. The small scraps are in a pile destined for the smoker. The larger pieces are now getting in the way. After doing the table, I was looking at this wood and st...

10-25-2010 07:20 PM

Oil based paint for wood - 2 replies

With everything going “green” it is getting very hard to find a paint for furniture and cabinetry that hardens. I have been staying away from the pre-cat and cat finishes. Latex will dry but never hardens, milk paint is – well, milk paint. My preferred choices are the oil based finishes but the quality is waining fast, mostl...

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