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12-12-2018 03:26 AM

Epoxied wet slab, salvageable? - 6 replies

A friend got a slab of cypress from a local sawmill to make into a table for his restaurant. The slab came out great, I made up some legs for it, the sawmill guy slapped some epoxy on, and the restaurant opened. The slab had only been drying for 18 months, and it’s 3 inches thick, so I raised my concern, but the sawyer was convinced it wou...

02-24-2018 06:35 PM

Finish for kids bathroom step - 11 replies

I’ve made a step for my girls to stand on while they brush their teeth, now trying to decide on a finish. The top is pecan with end grain Chinese elm tenons, and a few places I filled gaps and cracks with epoxy. Poly seems to be the right answer here, as it will be stood on with wet feet and splashed by the bath every day. I’d lik...

02-26-2017 04:13 AM

Pecan and Chinese Elm projects - 1 reply

Hello Forum My neighbors took down a Chinese elm and a pecan a few weeks ago, and I picked up some pieces intending to make some live edge stuff. I’ve cut ~28” dia cookies off the elm, and cut the 4’ long 10” diameter pecan in half lengthwise. Yes, my chainsawing skills are pretty bad. Today I took it all over to a ...

11-16-2015 07:38 PM

Making a circle/arch, is there a smart way to do it? - 3 replies

I’m making a bed for my daughter with play space under the bed platform (5 feet up). The entrance to the play area has a curved top, and the whole facade is a 2×4 frame sandwiched between 1/2” ply. Overkill is my favorite kind of kill. When I made the 2by support for over the arch (black lines and circle), I put in a verti...

07-15-2013 12:50 PM

Source for exotic scraps? - 2 replies

Hi all Years ago, when I was a young teenager who thought everything belonged to him, I “cleaned out the garage,” including my stepdad’s box o’ scraps. Over the last 20 years I’ve come to appreciate (as I’m sure we all do) a box of cutoffs you just can’t let go, for the next time you need a piece of i...

01-16-2013 09:14 PM

Craftsman 113.29903 Table Saw for sale, Deer Park TX - 1 reply

I rebuilt a craftsman 113.29903 table saw a few months ago, new bearings, polished all the surfaces, replaced the motor and switch with rebuilt parts, and made it a quick and dirty sled. Also made a table for it. I’m looking for someone who would make use of it, I’m moving to Morocco for two years. If you live in the area and want...

12-18-2012 06:19 PM

Minimalist Tool Collection - 19 replies

Hey all I’m expecting to move from Houston, Texas to Morocco in the next couple months, and I’ll probably have room for no more than about 100 pounds of tools and the like. I’m looking for examples of spartan tool sets, including storage. I mostly use cordless drill/drivers to fix stuff around the house, miter box if I ca...

09-30-2012 03:30 AM

Craftsman 113 restoration - 11 replies

Hey all I picked up a craftsman 113.29903 tablesaw a few weeks ago, and I’ve been tidying it up as time allows. I’ve pulled the inner workings out, cleaned them, honed faces, cleaned out all threads, never seize on moving parts, new bearings, etc. Having put it all back together, I was looking over the sheet metal housing (not ...

09-06-2012 06:43 PM

Used Saws in Houston TX area - 13 replies

Hey guys I’ve been looking for a table saw, and I’ve read a few dozen “which new saw should I buy” threads. I’m not really impressed with what I can get for my budget (under $500) new, sounds like the ridgid/craftsman/porter cable clones all have a couple issues, others are missing the cast iron table I want, ...

09-02-2012 09:29 PM

Improving a circular saw base - 1 reply

Hi there I recently inherited a circular saw from my grandfather. Until I got it, I was convinced I didnt need one, the table saw was fine. Now I have it, I’ve used it every weekend. The saw is a craftsman 7” “Electric Hand Saw” which means circular saw today. It may have had the original blade on it (he only ever c...

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