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05-19-2016 04:09 PM

12" jointer/planer combo?? - 12 replies

I have the opportunity to pick up an almost brand new Minimax 12” jointer/planer combo. It is the FS30 model and looks like it retails around $4500. It was at an auction next to my house and didn’t sell. I contacted the owner of the estate and he said he would like to get $1200 out of it. I’m fairly new to wood working and I h...

04-06-2016 03:20 PM

Large, Odd, maple burl?? - 0 replies

Ran across this huge burl maple stump the other day and wondering what I should do with it. It’s circular in shape and I would guess close to 40” in diameter. It looks like the tree is sitting on a platform, never seen anything like it. It sits about a foot off the ground all the way around. Is it worth trying to get out? Does this l...

03-21-2016 03:40 PM

Curly, spalted, ambrosia maple... - 8 replies

I acquired this maple log from a friends firewood pile a while back and now I’m in the process of getting it milled. My sawyer was anxious to see what it looked like when I dropped it off so we took one slice off the top to check it out. It appears to have a little bit of everything going on…curl, spalting and some am...

12-31-2015 06:07 PM

How to saw a curly maple log? - 4 replies

I was at a friends house the other day and he has a pile of logs behind his house he cuts into fire wood. I was looking at a few of the maples he had and immediately saw the curl in one log. It’s about 25” in diameter and appears to have curl throughout most of the log. I’ve never had the opportunity to get a log like this ...

01-13-2015 02:44 PM

How to attach angles on a solid wood countertop - 6 replies

I just finished gluing up some 8/4 walnut for a bar top that I am making for my new home. I’m not sure exactly how to attach the angled joints to one another. I have glued up 3 pieces, that will have to be joined together. The finished thickness is just under 2” and 15” wide. I have considered using pocket screws on th...


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