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05-14-2020 04:47 PM

Final word on sanding - 13 replies

Ok, so I’ve seen so many different answers. I’m looking for the final say in sanding, specifically what grit to use on different projects. Those items are: Cutting boards and Live edge tables I’m not staining either, I use Odie’s Oil on all the live edge, and use mineral oil on the boards. How do you kno...

01-08-2018 12:50 AM

Gluing sapwood? - 4 replies

I’m sure I’ve seen this or someone told me, don’t glue sapwood joints, they won’t last. I ask because I found a few nice pieces of canarywood I’d like to use for cuttingboards, but there’s a lot of sapwood. Will sapwood edge glueups not work?

12-14-2017 02:17 AM

WTB jointer central ohio - 1 reply

I’m looking for a jointer, not a benchtop. Nothing huge, probably 6” max. Thank you

12-12-2017 08:01 PM

Where to start, and recommendations for jointer - 41 replies

I have been building things here and there for just a couple years. This past year my go-to has been cutting boards, as I have now sold roughly $2k worth, and it’s going pretty well, and I’m enjoying (for the most part) and keeping in mind why I started doing it etc. Anyways, I really believe that my next tool purchase is a jointe...

10-20-2017 06:48 PM

Suggestions for attaching hairpin legs - 1 reply

Hi guys! I’m attaching hairpin legs to a live edge bench I completed and a box/stand for a record player. The bench is nearly 1 3/4” thick, so there I’m thinking 1 3/8” screws, that way I’m grabbing about 3/4 of the material without going through of course. I have some Kreg screws for hardwoods, and I was thin...

09-19-2017 06:13 PM

Table saw blade - 6 replies

Wondering what the opinions are on a table saw blade- teeth, brand, etc. I use mine to cut hardwoods 90% of the time. Ripping mostly, and made a crosscut sled, so now some crosscuts. Majority of the time I’m making cuts for cutting boards as I make and sell them. So I would like as smooth a cut I can get while being able to handle th...

09-11-2017 06:57 PM

Newbie question about drum sand vs planer - 4 replies

Can someone explain the basics of a drum sander, meaning how it compares to a planer? I have a planer, but have to make adjustments to my pieces due to bows, twists, etc. Then I saw others running live edge or cutting boards through drum sanders and getting it dead flat on one side with no adjustments. Is this right? Why wouldn’t I b...

08-05-2017 06:12 PM

Dust collection not working correctly? - 10 replies

I bought a small dust separator. I almost bought the Dust Deputy but this had everything and was cheaper. It’s essentially a 5 gal bucket with the hoses and clamps and works on the same premise as the Deputy. I also bought a new Rigid shop vac. The only tool I hooked this up to is my planer. While there is a decent amount in the bucket, ne...

05-04-2017 01:38 AM

Planing cutting boards but not coming out right? - 8 replies

I’m putting this question here because I’m using a planer at least. I just started using a brand new dewalt planer, however my cutting board when laid on a flat surface has a little wiggle to it? From one corner to the corner diagonal from it. I’m only taking off the smallest amount and this board is plenty thick, should I c...

12-19-2016 03:35 PM

Another planer comparison thread! - 9 replies

I’ll keep it short. I’m a beginner woodworker, and have determined at this point that a planer is next on the list for me. I don’t do large projects, and wouldn’t necessarily push the planer to extremes. I’m down to these

11-13-2016 10:48 PM

Made a router planing jig, but now some questions - 5 replies

As the title says, I made a router planing jig. I used 3/4” ply for the base, with 2×4s for the rails (I think I need to use something more narrow). Couple of questions: 1. due to the width of my rails, I’m having to “prop” my slab up a bit just for the router to reach it. That’s a problem I should fix by...

11-13-2016 01:40 AM

Restoring my grandfather's hand plane - 19 replies!! While doing some work at my grandmother’s today I was looking through my grandfather’s tool like I always do and this time I found a hand plane that I’m excited to use! Grandma said she thought he had it since maybe the 40&...

10-28-2016 07:45 PM

Router for planing live edge - 9 replies

I’m getting ready to complete some slabs and I believe that the router that I currently have, while it could work, isn’t really going to get the job done. For those of you who have done this, what suggestions would you have for what I should be aiming for in a new router? Thanks!

08-04-2016 02:18 AM

Tools for a new guy - 3 replies

Perhaps I should have started in this forum, but I jumped right in. I am now back into woodworking as it was something I did with my father a bit. I now have the majority of his tools so I think I’ve got a decent start. I’m going to list what I have, what my goals are, and let me know what I might consider purchasing. Sliding m...

08-03-2016 08:48 PM

Wood for coffee table - 11 replies

Ok, so I thought I knew something, but I no nothing. Let me start here. I’m a beginner here. I’ve been making little things here and there, and lastly I completed a table, but it was made from an old barn door. So the I bought some old reclaimed wood that ended up being maple, and the apron is oak. But it’s the rustic rec...

08-01-2016 07:36 PM

final sanding on topcoat? - 3 replies

I posted earlier that my table is done, and yes it is. However, it pains my brain knowing that the top is quite as smooth as I would like it. I did 5 coats of OB poly, and I love the look of it. But again, I want it to be really smooth! I was told to wetsand with 1k, and even 1500 grit sandpaper ( I would do this by hand), then finish with...

07-15-2016 08:24 PM

Ready to finish my barn door table - 1 reply

Finally! finishing my barn door to table top project this week. I have your standard semi gloss poly that I have fully planned to use for this table, and I guess I’m just looking for confirmation that this would be the correct/best way to finish this thing. It is all reclaimed wood, and while I don’t want a super thick coat, I ...

05-29-2016 02:22 AM

Length of Kreg Screw - 6 replies

So here’s my issue (among others, but that’s for a different forum) I am connecting an apron to legs via Kreg screws. My apron is 1 and 1/8 thick but I’m joining them to true 4×4 oak legs. The longest Kreg screws I can get are coarse 2 1/5 long. Will this work, and if not what are other options? Thank you!

05-29-2016 02:12 AM

Delta Miter saw up for grabs - 0 replies

Unfortunately, I cannot find the parts I need to get my grandfather’s Delta miter saw fully functioning. I was able to get every part I needed, other than the flange for it. Otherwise, I don’t think he used it much, and it absolutely works. I need to make some room as my work area is very limited, and I need to part with this. ...

05-23-2016 03:16 PM

attaching table top fasteners - 16 replies

I think I’m in the right forum. I have decided that I will be using table top fasteners to attached a reclaimed barn door to the apron. Currently I do not own a bench saw, ( I know). The option I thought of (as I’m doing all joints by hand) is to simply chisel out each slot for the fastener? Thoughts? What might be anothe...

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