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11-13-2016 10:49 PM

Christmas Decorations - 2 replies

First of all sorry if this doesn’t belong in here and secondly I didn’t use a scrollsaw for the pieces below but a bandsaw but I couldn’t really see what other forum where they might belong. I do own a scrollsaw but find for stuff like this with no inside bits a bandsaw is so much easier… well for me anyway. Also feel ...

11-09-2016 11:21 AM

Maple Splitting Clean in Half... What am I doing wrong? - 20 replies

Hi My wife asked me to make some dog shaped decorations for Christmas and some were made out of walnut and some maple. They are flat dog shapes 7mm thick (0.275591”) and about 80mm by 80mm (3inch x 3inch roughly). I used a 7mm drill bit in a drill press to drill holes for threading ribbon through. The walnut pieces drilled fine bu...

10-25-2016 09:10 PM

Metal inside plywood (between layers) - 9 replies

Hi All I am fairly new to woodworking been doing it for last 3 years or so but in that time I went through a considerable amount of plywood for the home gamer. I was ripping up a 8ft x 4ft sheet that I got from a local supplier and was the 6th sheet from the same delivery batch and suddenly sparks started to fly so I knew I had hit metal s...

10-09-2016 07:10 PM

First knife build - 3 replies

Hi Guys and Girls Not really sure if I am allowed to post this but given half of the knife is wood I thought it might be ok. I live in Northern Ireland which is a small country of 1.8 million people and there is literally one place in the whole country that sells hardwood anywhere else it’s pine or plywood. As a result the one place ...

09-08-2016 08:21 PM

Single Blade Table Saw Box Joint Jig - 5 replies

Hello Can’t take any credit for the design of this jig that all goes to Mario over at the Woodfather website I live in Northern Ireland which is part of the UK which in turn for the next 20 months is still part of the European Union (EU). The EU in their wisdom make some crazy laws such as bananas have to have a certain degree of...

08-11-2016 08:04 PM

Scrap Router Table Build - 5 replies

Hi All Please go easy with me this is my first ever jig / machine / device type build (apart from a table saw sled) and I know it looks like crap but it was made from scrap and I learnt some new stuff along the way. Due to very limited space in my shed the only permanent workshop tool that is set up is my sliding mitre saw which I made a m...

08-04-2016 08:43 PM

Odd sized t-track metric / imperial question - 8 replies

Hi This question is open to anyone but probably the domain of UK people given metric is involved. I just bought quite a lot of t-track from Axminister link for jig making wrongly assuming that the actual track would be either 1/4 or 1/2 inch I wasn’t too concerned as I was planning on buying the tee bolts afterwards thinking it would...

08-04-2016 07:05 PM

Magswitch Question - 2 replies

Hi I am looking for anyone that can help shed led on two different Magswitch products because as far as I can tell they both do exactly the same thing expect one is double of the other.. Magswitch Resaw Guide (single roller): Amazon link Magswitch Dual Roller Guide: Amazon Link I am primarily looking for something to help my resawing...

07-26-2016 09:01 PM

SketchUp Cut / Parts List Solution - 6 replies

Hello I am brand new to SketchUp but as a web & graphic designer by trade I am getting the hang of it fairly quickly for the most part only been at it for about 5 hours now. I have made a simple card table in SketchUp using mortise and tenons for the joints so consisting of 9 parts combined being x4 legs, x4 aprons and x1 table top. I ...

07-22-2016 09:47 PM

Refurbed 80 year old vise - 17 replies

First of all sorry if a vise is not classed as a fixture…. so feel free to move this post if it’s in the wrong place. Some stage last year I purchased a very sorry looking rusted shut wood working vise from a local man’s garage (Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK). I paid the equivalent of $20 US on it. I had to literally drop it...

06-28-2016 03:32 PM

Newbie Relief Carving Clean Up Question - 6 replies

Hi Guys I attended a one day relief carving class yesterday which was pretty good and I carved a leaf into a piece of lime wood I believe it’s maybe called bas / bass wood in North America. Here is a picture of my efforts yesterday: I know it’s really messy looking given it was my very first attempt ever at carving anyth...

06-20-2016 08:03 PM

Dovetail Pins Hand Cut Problem - 9 replies

Hi I am hoping someone on here can help me as this problem is driving me crazy!! I can cut and fit through dovetails in pine all day long with no real problems however I decided to try and make a little box from walnut and cherry and the walnut is giving me lots of trouble. I start with the pins first method as I use a little brass dove...

06-17-2016 05:27 PM

Makita Dust Extractor / Shop Vac - 4 replies

Hi All I recently upgraded my really cheap and nasty small (5L capacity) extractor for a Makita one and it arrived today. My old extractor had a zipped (zipper) dustbag which you just unzipped and emptied into the bin. The Makita one came with a disposable dustbag (25L capacity) but just checked the price for replacement bags and they cost a ...

06-15-2016 02:04 AM

Bandsaw Faux Kickback - 7 replies

Hi All I am new so first of all hello. Not sure if this belongs in this category so if not please feel free to move it. In general I am new to woodworking and have only recently bought a cheap and nasty band saw (300mm x 300mm x 80mm capacity 350w). Now I know in theory kickback shouldn’t be possible on a bandsaw but I was making ...


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