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11-12-2018 01:31 AM

Polly over shellac - 15 replies

I’ve heard many times that I shouldn’t put polly over shellac, but I’m helping a buddy of mine refinish his coffee table and he’s had a bad time with rings from people not using coasters. Normally, I would just use polly, but he insists that he likes the look of shellac. Anyone have any trouble with putting polly over ...

11-05-2018 03:50 AM

The post you never want to make - 12 replies

No this isn’t a new circle jig. It’s the smile you get from a kickback. I was thinking hard about posting this, and almost didn’t when I noticed a few other people talking about their recent experiences. I’ve been working on a ts for a few decades, and I always try to make sure I do it safely. I’m pretty caref...

10-25-2018 01:39 AM

Heirloom furniture the easy way - 5 replies

To be honest, it could use some stain and two coats of poly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7fDJdLFqjM

10-17-2018 02:31 AM

Anyone switching away from Sketchup? - 55 replies

I’ve been using Sketchup Make for the past few years, and I’m by no means an expert, but I can get by in it. However, I recently tried the web version, and I’m really not a fan of it. As they are no longer supporting Make, I’m seriously considering whether I want to continue with Sketchup or move to another program. I&...

10-10-2018 01:04 AM

Some people obviously have a different definition of 'building'. - 2 replies

I was in one of our local lumber dealers today, and when checking out the customer in front of me seemed a bit agitated. He was upset because he wanted to buy 3 1X12X8 boards, and wanted the store to cut them into 458 1/4 pickets – or something like that, my eyes were rolling to hard to concentrate. The service rep was explaining that ...

10-05-2018 07:05 PM

Are Drill Press Mortising Attachments worth it? - 34 replies

I’ve been considering getting one of these for a while, and this kit seems to be low considering the price of some I’ve seen https://www.busybeetools.com/products/mortising-attachment-kit.html Anyone have any experience with these and if they are worth getting? Can they harm the quill?

09-29-2018 02:07 AM

Deal of the Century - with one small issue - 8 replies

Just picked up what has to be one of the best deals I’ve come across with this Shop Fox track saw: I bought it new – it was a demo for the unbelievably price of $19 CDN! This saw sells on Amazon at $225 and that’s at a supposed discount of $86. So no issues – except one little problem. It was missing one of the rai...

09-24-2018 02:58 AM

Major weather disaster - 7 replies

I live in Ottawa and we just had not one, but two major tornadoes touch down on Friday evening. Fortunately, I live several miles away from the areas that got hit, but my area just got power back today (Sunday) late in the evening. The area that was the worst hit looks like a war zone, and one of the people I work with lives there. I have no ...

09-21-2018 02:07 AM

Things you just can't explain. - 13 replies

Last week,after several years of building up my shop, I finally had bought all the tools and equipment I needed – except clamps, but that’s a different story. I even assured my wife that I was finished buying anything, outside a few shop supplies, and maybe some clamps. After this promise, I went to Lee Valley and suddenly realize...


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