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10-14-2013 03:22 AM

Design help please - 2 replies

So, I’ve included images of what I’m making. I’m making an entry way bench, for taking off and putting on your shoes, etc. The first picture is the top. The second is the bottom. Here’s my question. What are some ideas on attaching legs? For the second picture, attaching a leg to the right side of the picture is easy, ...

09-30-2013 01:31 AM

Brushing on Lacquer - 4 replies

When brushing on lacquer, what is the best course of action to get the “final” finished product. What I mean is: I’ve now put 5 brushed coats on. What is the best way to finish the final coat? Do I get the finest grit sandpaper available, and sand gently? Do I buff it out? If so, what do I use for buffing? Foam pads? I’...

04-26-2013 03:23 AM

Table help PLEASE!! - 6 replies

So, first picture: These two pieces are going to be my legs. They are, at present, 35” tall and 2’ round. First question: How do I get the bark off, and only the bark off, without damaging the rest? What you see is how I got them, from my sisters husband who works for a telephone pole company. Third, fourth, fifth and sixth pi...

04-17-2013 01:56 AM

Is this a good deal? - 7 replies

Would any of you jump on this deal? It seems pretty good to me, already contacted the seller, and he said he’d even deliver it for $200. Looks good, hardly any rust that I can see, and I trust the craftsman name. Any feedback?Thanks, jason

04-07-2013 06:22 PM

Breadboard ends? - 11 replies

So, I have 4 – 8’ x 12” x 2” boards of cedar. I want to make a table top. Will my tables expansion and warping be too great if I do not use breadboard ends? I guess what I’m asking is: besides the aesthetics of the breadboard end, what are the purposes of it? Thanks guy!

02-26-2013 04:56 AM

Best place for plans?!? - 5 replies

I’m looking for plans for a nightstand. I don’t care if it’s free or I have to pay, I just can’t seem to find any plans that suit what my wife wants. It’s pretty simple, a drawer on top and a door on the bottom. What are some good websites?

10-15-2012 07:48 PM

Is this a good bandsaw blade? - 5 replies

So, I just purchased a tuff tooth – new swedish silicon band saw blade. I am curious, before I got too craZy and am not able to return it, has anyone heard anything good/bad about these blades? About tuff tooth, as well as this particular blade. The blade is low tension tungsten/silicon impregnated tool steel.

10-11-2012 02:16 AM

Bandsaw Drift? - 36 replies

So, I’m hoping to get a little advice from those smarter than I. I’ve purchased the Grizzly G0555LX, which by the way, is a pretty sexy looking machine, especially for the price point. Now, it’s my first time setting up any bandsaw. I’ve done it all exactly the way the manual says, but now that I’ve started resawing...

09-16-2012 04:05 AM

Best way to refinish...? - 14 replies

Can anyone tell me the best way to strip the stain and finish off something? I found an amazing, really old, dresser, but I want to re-finish it. I think it’s top coat is wax based. I’ve been going at it for a few hours now with my palm sander (don’t have a belt sander) and I still have a long way to go. It’s kind of eati...

09-13-2012 01:55 AM

Air Filtration! - 24 replies

So, I’ve recently discovered that I’m allergic to all wood airborne particles. What a downer. I’ve been working in my shop with a real skookum dust mask for the last few months, but I’ve decided I want something more. I’m getting an electrician to re-wire my shop so that I don’t blow breakers when using two to...

09-08-2012 04:54 AM

Bandsaw help? Tensioning and guides? - 7 replies

Alright, so I just purchased the new G0555LX Grizzly. Wonderful saw, I think? I Hope. I can’t for the life of me get any tension on this thing. It ships with a 3/8” blade, so I tension it to that, but it actually provides zero tension. Any suggestions?? The tracking knob isn’t helping much either. Also, I can’t figure out...

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