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10-28-2009 04:18 AM

Class Projects For 5 year olds - 5 replies

My daughter is in kindergarten and her science class has been talking about wood and building with wood. I had sent some scrap wood and hand plane shavings to her class which they enjoyed. Her teacher has asked if I could put together a project for the children to complete. We are probably talking about 40 kids (2 classes). So far I can thin...

05-11-2009 08:00 PM

Plane iron nicks and dings - 12 replies

I have two Stanley hand planes a circa 1918 No. 7 from Ebay and a No. 4 1/2 purchased new. The old No. 7 has a plane iron from origins unknown and the 4 1/2 has a new iron. I am a new hand plane enthusiast so I sharpened both irons to practice my sharpening and began practicing on scrap 2×4’s. The No. 7 plows through the material a...

10-18-2008 06:20 AM

Rigid 3650 Phenolic Zero Clearence Insert - Free - 4 replies

I picked up 2 phenolic zero clearance inserts for the Rigid TS 3650 over a year ago and then bought a different table saw. So if you have the Rigid saw these are free to a good home.

10-09-2008 06:04 AM

What is a good natural finish for mahogany? - 3 replies

I want to finish a clock face made of mahogany veneers and bocote inlay. This is my first time finishing mahogany, and I intend to use a natural finish and let the mahogany age naturally rather than staining it. Given the porous nature of mahogany should I still try to use a silica filler to smooth the surface or can I use tung oil and maybe...

08-21-2008 02:52 AM

Handcut 3 through dovetails in 3 minutes - 7 replies

Checkout this link to a Popular Woodworking video of Frank Klausz making a dovetail joint by hand with bow saws in 3 minutes. It is an impressive display of skill to say the least. I wonder if I could make one that quickly with a router and jig :).

08-20-2008 04:18 AM

"Best" Joint? Pocket Hole or Mortise and Tenon - 17 replies

I am designing (meaning I haven’t done much more than early sketches) a platform bed. I intend to make it frame and panel all the way around so that I can make three drawers where the fronts match the other panels. I am a novice / hobbyist and I have used pocket holes a fair bit and found them to be quite strong. But my question is more...

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