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04-02-2014 05:50 PM

Jacksonville, FL - Deal on Sapele, Iroko and Paduak - 4 replies

Just a heads up – If you are in or around the Jacksonville, FL area, Florida Southern Plywood has 4/4 and 8/4 Sapele,Iroko and Padauk going for $5.00 bf right now. Have a good oneDavid

03-31-2014 01:11 PM

Hypothetical situation regarding draw payments - 11 replies

What would you do in the following situation: You are hired by someone to build something. You tell them it will be $x up front, with a draw of $x, with the balance due upon completion. You have a contract signed by the customer agreeing to this, with a clause that says something along the lines of if you fail to pay, you lose your deposit, a...

01-13-2014 02:14 PM

Found out I messed up my project after it was assembled. Advice appreciated... - 24 replies

I made a shot glass holder for a co-worker. I thought all my measurements were accurate, but I got one wrong. The diameter of the base of the shot glasses. I bored 48 shallow holes, all at 1.25”. turns out 1.375” would have been perfect, and 1.5 would have allowed some play. Problem is, it’s completely assembled. I used titebon...

01-09-2014 02:57 PM

Outdoor Yard Art - will cabinet grade ply work if painted? - 6 replies

A co-worker asked me to make her some flamingo shaped yard art/signs – She gave me her last remaining one, which was beheaded, to use as a template. Its about 10.75” at its widest point. Am I Okay to use cabinet grade plywood if it will be sealed and painted? Trying to keep costs low, and I have plenty of scrap plywood laying around....

12-16-2013 06:33 PM

Black Poplar??? - 7 replies

Just came back from my local hardwood supplier, and saw some wood labeled “Black Poplar”. I’ve never heard of it before, and was curious to see if anyone’s used it, what they used it for, and what they might have thought about it. According to the guy in the warehouse, they take regular poplar, stick it back in the oven a...

10-08-2013 05:25 PM

Suppliers located in or around N. Florida? - 3 replies

Good afternoon Jocks, I just got my first real profitable kitchen cabinet job, so decided to form an LLC and do this right, even if only a part time deal. Now, I’m looking for suppliers in and around the North Florida, South Georgia area for the slides, pull outs, hinges, etc. I found www.cabinetware.com, and have applied for a trade ac...

08-14-2013 02:34 PM

Looking for suggestions on an abnormal kitchen corner cabinet - 5 replies

I’m helping a co-worker with his kitchen project. His house is a tine 1920’s bungalow that he’s completely ripped apart and put back together over the last two years, and his kitchen is a bit small. He’s got one corner that is a half wall for 64”, joining a full wall that goes 34” before the space for the oven...

08-05-2013 12:29 PM

Questions regarding frameless cabinet construction - 11 replies

A Coworkers son is asking me to build his kitchen cabinets n the house he’s been renovating over the last two years. He wants a clean modern look with as few lines as possible, so he wants frameless cabinets. I’ve only done face frame cabinets to this point. In the faceframed cabinets, the bottoms / tops sit in dadoes, while the back...

03-14-2013 08:20 PM

Is wood from hardwood flooring ok to use for other projects? - 22 replies

Good afternoon jocks, Can solid wood flooring be used as stock for small projects? Reason I ask is because, as an amatuer woodworker with little extra income, i find it hard to justify $9.50 a bf for african mahogany at the local woodcraft, or ordering in 50bf quantities at my local lumber supplier (whose prices are pretty similar to woodcraf...

03-06-2013 03:21 PM

French Cleat for floating shelves? - 6 replies

Good morning Jocks, Is a french cleat strong / secure enough for floating shelves in the kitchen, where there is potential for the shelf to be loaded up with dishes, or heavy can goods? My coworker asked me to help her with her kitchen, but it’s very tiny – 88” x 137.5” – So incorporating floating shelves would s...

01-30-2013 10:03 PM

Soo...I sucked up a tape measure in my HF dust collector.... - 35 replies

Long story short – clean up your loose tools before using the dust collector to get the rest of the sawdust, or you may ruin your impeller, as well as your pants. The unit still works, but sounds like shit, and doesn’t suck as well. I’ve tried to straighten the blades out, but only had limited success. Anyway, I need to r...

11-09-2012 05:39 PM

Block Plane newbie - taking more material off on the end of my stroke then the beginning? - 2 replies

I’m new to using hand tools, and I just got my first block plane last month. Its a Wood river from woodcraft. I’ve been having difficulty setting it up, but finally got to where it appeared I was getting even shavings across the width of the blade, and they seemed to be translucent. I setup a scrap piece of 4/4 maple in a vise, and j...


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