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12-20-2018 08:19 PM

Recommended tabletop spray booth - 1 reply

Hi everyoneI’m wondering if anyone has experience with small or tabletop vented spray booths.I have a friend who makes beautiful gourds. Part of his finishing is spraying with Spar Urathane. Iit appears that the fumes are working their way up into the house from the basement. At 82 years old, he and his wife are noticing the fumes now, mo...

09-16-2018 10:48 PM

Spindle chair leg split & broke - 12 replies

My friend asked me if I would re glue the spindles on the legs of his (Windsor)? chair. Thinking it was a simple job, I said yes. It turned out ALL the spindles and the legs were very loose. So I labeled everything and seperated all the parts that were loose. Two spindles were still tight , one in each front leg. First mistake. Glued the fron...

08-19-2018 08:28 PM

Sanding Maple - 6 replies

I’m making an Anchor Table for my nephew’s wedding on Sept. 1st. I cut it out and ready to sand. Most of my other projects are from softwoods. But this maple seems real hard. I’m ignorant on wood types.So I have an 80 grit on my oscillating spindle sander. Trying to sand down the high spot from cutting with a saber saw. Reall...

06-14-2018 07:20 PM

Bandsaw Blade Recommendations - 1 reply

Hi Everyone I’m looking for a blade for my 10 inch 2 speed bandsaw. The material I’m cutting is a combination of oak, maple, and tiger wood. I’m making a jewelry box(bandsaw box) from this. The total cutting thickness with all boards glued together is just over 6 inches. ( attachment of pic of box design). The outside des...

04-06-2018 10:31 PM

Want to add mj splitters on my old Craftsman Table Saw - 11 replies

I bought this old direct drive 10 inch Craftsman tablesaw a few years back. The riving knife-dust hood-pawl assembly could not be adjusted and kept stationary. Too dangerous. So I want to install the MJ splitters everyone is using. However my Cratsman saw has a blade insert that goes all the way to the edge of the table, and it looks shorter the...

06-08-2017 01:42 AM

Not enough sleeves for spindle sander - 11 replies

My friend, who is a wood worker, does a lot of pro bono work for the local “Gun & Rod Club”.He needs to borrow my Wen oscillating spindle sander and will be using the 1 1/2” or 2” diameter spindles on a project which involves sanding 70 openings with the spindle sander.No one sells a pack of 10 or 20 1 1/2” or ...

04-20-2017 04:28 PM

Pergola post cap collar? - 17 replies

I built this main pergola-deck over 1 1/2 years ago. I need to finish it this year.)pic attached)Here’s my dilemma. The pergola idea was taken from an idea from Ana White. In her instructions, she describes how to cut & wrap a post cap-collar over the 36” high post wrap(see attached drawing).The 45 degree miter cuts are fine if y...

03-10-2017 05:29 AM

Antique woodworkers bench - 7 replies

Is anyone familiar with antique woodworkers benches? The first photo is almost a dupllicate of my table I was given by my brother. (next two pics). Didn’t look like the first photo opened. But you can click on link.I want to see if I can replace the missing plate and wood face (shown in first pic, white arrow). onto mine(4th photo showing ...

02-07-2017 06:59 PM

Needing to sand basswood - 3 replies

Hi guysI know basswood is not the species of wood I should use for bandsaw boxes, but this huge piece was given to me by a friend.I already cut out the main project out of the block. But I want to present this as a gift, and don’t want to mess up whatever finish I apply.I was going to run a table top belt sander (220 grit) to smooth out th...

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