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10-26-2019 09:40 PM

Need help refinishing birch cabinets. - 7 replies

I’m refinishing my kitchen and having trouble matching the existing finish. I am pretty sure it is birch plywood, but the existing finish is opaque. Every finish I have tried, stain, stain over sealer, glaze over stain, shellac makes the grain pop too much. I would appreciate any advice. The right hand side is the existing finish. Th...

01-07-2010 04:49 AM

How do you do your final crosscuts? - 30 replies

I have a pretty basic compound miter saw with no outfeed support so I do most of my final crosscuts on a crosscut sled on the table saw. Where do you do your final crosscuts? Miter saw?Table saw?Option c?

05-16-2009 02:18 AM

Blog Navigation Bar. - 3 replies

Hi Martin, Good work as always. Another suggestion here. Can you put a navigation bar at the bottom of the blog pages like the one at the top of the page. When I am reading a blog, it would be nice to go to the next entry without scrolling back to the top. Thanks, John

07-18-2008 04:01 PM

Blog Page Feature Requests. - 6 replies

Hi Martin, Another feature request when you have time. Can you add 1) a tag cloud for each jock’s blog page and 2) a calendar with the dates of the blog entriesThis would give the features of most major blog platforms and in my opinion make the pages easier to navigate. Thanks, John

07-11-2008 05:29 PM

Feature request: Photo upload for Blog entries. - 5 replies

Martin, Is there a way to give users the option of uploading one to three photos for their blog entries in the same way as the projects. In my opinion the projects should be used for finished projects rather than progress pics, which I believe was the original intent. I think that easy photo upload would facilitate progress blogs. The d...

02-13-2008 05:07 AM

Why should schools still offer shop classes? - 8 replies

With the joining of ICTINSTRUCTOR I was thinking about why shop is important to still have in our schools. Or is it? (Personally I would love to teach shop). Thoughts?

01-21-2008 06:15 PM

Jeff(caliper) and David on Finewoodworking - 2 replies

Check it out

01-15-2008 06:02 AM

Feature Request: E-mail Notifications. - 14 replies

I would love to get e-mail notifications on selected blogs. Is there a way to add a “Tracking” button to tag threads/blogs/projects/. Then we could receive e-mail notifications on things not started by us. With so much content. It is hard to keep track.

12-31-2007 06:10 AM

Is this Duracraft Bandsaw worth saving? - 121 replies

I got it for free, but it needs new tires. I have a large bandsaw, so I don’t really need this. It needs new tires.

12-29-2007 05:37 PM

Arts and Crafts Finish - 5 replies

I have been struggling with finding a good Arts and Crafts finish. Here is an interesting document by Jeff Jewitt on how to simulate the modern L.G.& J. Finishes with a hand application. All of his finishes involve Dye, then Waterlox, Glaze, and a Finish coat. What do you all think? I would love to see a repository here of people...

12-29-2007 05:23 PM

Hardwiring a circuit - 6 replies

I am getting a new table saw and am thinking about hardwiring it to the circuit breaker. Has anyone done this before? I have installed boxes, circuits, plugs, circuits before but not hardwired. When I built the shop, I put a recepticalbox in the floor with conduit running to the sub-panel , but never installed the recepticle or wiring. ...

05-06-2007 04:03 PM

Feature Request: Spellcheck? - 22 replies

Martin… I wood luv to sea a spellcheckr. It wood sav me thyme on editing my posts. Seriously… we need it.

04-01-2007 06:54 PM

Sketchup Design Forum - 12 replies

Back to my design request. Since we are getting into Sketchup. It would be cool to have the ablility to post the .skp sketchup files with our project so that others can download and make corrections, suggestions, modify.

03-30-2007 04:17 PM

Good deal on Jet Parallel Clamps - 8 replies

FYI, Right Now. Rockler is selling Jet Parallel 50” Clamps, two for under $50. That’s like fifty cents an inch! I bought four clamps last week. They have nice grips and measurements on the bar. They are on sale for just a short time. March 30, 2007

03-27-2007 04:36 PM

Add project photos directly from web - 1 reply

It would be great to be able to add our project/workshop photos directly from the web instead of our hard drives. It would save several steps.

03-25-2007 07:31 AM

Blog Tags - 11 replies

Martin, It would great to have tags with the blogs. Due to the structure of the site people seem to post projects there as often as elsewhere. This would add functionality as well. John

03-22-2007 07:11 AM

design forum - 4 replies

I propose the addition of a design forum where people can trade feedback on potential designs. I know that this can be accomplished on the project or blog page, but might be a usefull addition to this site.

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