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07-07-2013 06:56 PM

Which jointer to buy off craigslist - 13 replies

I have been looking on CL for months for a jointer that I wanted. Mainly I have been hoping for a Grizzly long bed 110v. Nothing for months. Today there are two. I have to decide which to get. My choices are: http://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/3918504735.html and this one You can see one is in rougher shape. It is a G1182 and he...

05-25-2013 12:47 AM

My biggest wood working project to date. - 6 replies

Anybody else do any woodworking like this? This is my dream house built out of red pine logs from Minnesota. The logs were hand peeled. The corners are Swedish coped and the logs are fitted together in the Scandinavian scribe method where the upper log is scribed to fit the shape of the log below. There is no chinking only a bead of...

05-15-2013 10:03 PM

Baltic birch, need to have long arms! - 13 replies

I just bought my first baltic birch. I am not short at over 5’ 10”, but I can barely move the stuff around my shop. Who ever thought to make this stuff 5 by 5 must have been very tall. Have never used the stuff, but I am going to build a storage shelf unit for LP records like you used to see in record stores. Anyone have any reco...

04-30-2013 01:34 AM

Bits get stuck in router collet. - 24 replies

I have a hitachi router that I like, but the bits keep getting stuck in the collets. The half inch collet is the worst. Does anyone have a solution for this or is it a bad design.

04-26-2013 06:24 PM

Painting Furniture with Earlex 5500 - 6 replies

I am new to this site, but I have read many good posts when I have googled things in the past, so I joined. I have purchased an Earlex 5500 to paint a large entertainment center that I have built for a customer. They want it a gray color. I am trying to figure out what paint to use. I have read about pigmented water based lacquer that I have...

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