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10-05-2018 11:12 PM

Advice on small sleigh - 14 replies

Hi all. I drew this little sleigh up today and built it as a prototype for several more for Christmas. I plan to fill it with Hershey kisses. I like the way it came out but feel it needs something. Any advice other then sanded, stained or painted? I know it still needs that. I thought maybe a dowel between the front figures or some small rope. A...

07-29-2018 03:44 PM

Change from last year - 13 replies

I just finished my 2nd main street craft fair. Last year I did great and nearly sold out. This year, not so great. Although I sold over half of my project, it just didn’t go over as well. Let’s see what some of you think. What went right-I had a great line of projects. Something for all tastes. Once again my PO box door banks were...

01-01-2018 11:34 PM

I need to make wheels - 12 replies

Hi all. For Christmas my Son bought me a set of five old post office box doors. These are the 3X5 (No.1) size. I have made a lot of banks but with this small size, I want to make a post office door truck. I downloaded the free (for $1.00) plans from Rockler as a start then checked on the wheels. Expensive! I watched a lot of videos but would lik...

08-09-2017 12:28 PM

Lumberjocks 2017 Knife Swap - 2701 replies

Lady’s and Gents (used loosely), The beer swap is almost done, the surprise swap is gone and it’s time for the next swap. After much thinking and since I’m retired now, it’s my turn. Bear with me and let’s all have some fun! This one is going to be a little different. The theme of this swap is a knife swap. I’ll explain the details later i...

06-19-2017 12:10 AM

Another help identify this wood - 10 replies

Ive had this wood for about two years. My Son brought it to me from where he works from a shipping container for shipping paper. It’s dense and has a lot of weight, and is VERY hard. Can you guys help me identify it?? First two pics are as is, I see planer marks in it. The third is a sample that has been sanded. I used 80 grit on my ROS fo...

04-08-2017 01:13 PM

Let's have fun, terms only we use - 24 replies

I thought we might have a little fun. Let’s post a set of terms only we use. Or better yet, you alone use. It could describe a mistake, a perfection or anything. I’ll start- Wobble box. A box that no matter what you do, it just won’t sit flat. One corner (or two) seems to go out of whack. Example-I did a great job on my new ...

04-03-2017 11:01 PM

Please help indentify this wood - 20 replies

Well, I got a new planer so now I am making good wood out of old wood. For fun I cleared this slab (in hopes of making a small table) but don’t know what it is. Can anyone help? I have five more boards of this ready to plane. I included an end grain pic if it helps.

03-30-2017 02:31 PM

planer advice - 17 replies

Hello everyone. I had planned on getting a new toy (tool) this month. It was a toss up between a planer, lathe, spindle sander or drill press. I chose a planer just to open the door for using other kinds of wood other then pine. I have a saw mill and a pallet shop both only 10 minuets from my house. Not to mention I get offers for free wood quit...

03-24-2017 08:51 PM

Time to change my ways - 34 replies

Twice now I have took an order from friends, ect, built the project after buying the wood and other attaching part, then let them know their item is ready. Can you wait two weeks? Me-uh sure, see you in two weeks. Two weeks later, can you wait til Friday?, Uh-see you Friday. Friday come, no word, calls or messages, and no money where I am out bu...

10-13-2016 01:00 PM

Is this a good price? - 13 replies

Hi guys. While browsing at a used furniture store I came across about six post office mail box doors. I always admired the banks made from these doors so I had to ask what they wanted for them. The answer was $10.00 a piece. Is this a good price for post office doors? Seemed high to me. This is an example. ...

09-08-2016 08:36 PM

Horse drawn paddy wagon - 6 replies

There is a project I have wanted to try for years. A horse drawn paddy wagon. From back in the day when prisoners were transported in a barred wagon. Has anyone seen plans for such or should I wing it. Also how hard would it be to find the “wooden horses” as I do no carving. Any tips?

08-09-2016 06:07 PM

Something for a woodworker to do - 3 replies

Hi all. Very soon I will be making a trip to Redford Michigan to see family. I was wondering, is there something for a wood worker to do in this area? Any local wood workers have any suggestions? Shops for tools, exotic wood, or the like? Would like to have some suggestions!

06-23-2016 02:49 PM

some ts sled advice - 16 replies

Time to ask for some help again. I am tasked with an order for a light house. Six sided and about four foot tall. I know I need to make a taper jig for my table saw for the cuts but I can’t wrap my head around something. I understand the taper on the first side but when I cut the opposite side do I adjust for a new setting? With one side a...

04-29-2016 08:49 PM

So many projects vanishing - 45 replies

I had a problem with my latest two projects that the pictures no longer opened. Just seemed to vanish. I corrected this by editing the page and reposting the pictures. I can’t go back and repost all my pics, even though I do have copies. Does anyone know what is going on? I thought they were working on this.

02-21-2016 12:55 AM

is it just me? - 4 replies

I have to admit that the projects I have seen on here lately have really been beautiful. Is it just me or do I see an increase in quality and imagination on recent project posts. Just beautiful, well done all.

02-14-2016 02:06 PM

Danish oil - 11 replies

I just finished a small project, a box. and I am trying danish oil for the first time. Am I doing this correctly? The instructions say to apply a liberal coat and let it soak in for 30 minuets. Then apply a second coat, wait 15 minuets and wipe off the excess. Urethane after 72 hours. Is this the best way? On my test pieces I really like the way...

01-29-2016 12:28 AM

Another stain question - 6 replies

I have noticed several people use cherry stain on cherry wood. Does this help any with appearance? Maybe it seals it? I have tried cherry stain on pine and poplar, not much color. Seems cherry looks good by itself, only a sealant applied. Comments?

01-06-2016 08:00 PM

silver maple logs cut - 3 replies

Just got back from the saw mill I mentioned in a blog back in July. I finally got my silver maple logs cut into lumber. I had three good size logs, took the cutter about an hour to cut them and I ended up with 18 excellent pieces of wood! He is even going to dry them for me. All for 50.00 dollars. I think I do...

12-25-2015 09:50 PM

how to do this finish - 5 replies

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas. I need to know how to match a finish if it can be done. Take a look at my boxes project and notice the floor in front of the boxes. Can anyone tell me what kind of floor this is? I am building an entertainment center for my Son and he wants it to match the floor, or as cl...

11-11-2015 12:26 AM

Veterans day - 9 replies

Happy Veterans day to all my fellow wood working Veterans. Hope you all have a really nice one.

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