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06-21-2016 04:14 PM

Long countertop build questions - 20 replies

Hey all. I’m working on a 12’ long black walnut countertop for our kitchen. This will be plank style build, planning on using a built up edge for a thicker look. I’m using 4/4 stock, that is 8’ long or less. This countertop will have a sink installed in it. Since I don’t have 12+ long stock, i’m going to ...

10-18-2015 07:48 PM

Morris Chair with Festool Domino - 5 replies

Hey guys, Would it be feasible to use the Festool Domino to do all the joinery on a Morris Chair? I see several sets of plans around the internet, is there a favorite that folks here at LJ have used successfully?

10-06-2015 08:21 PM

Domino questions - 18 replies

For some reason that I will likely find out after the fact, my wife bought me a Festool Domino set, it will arrive tomorrow. I see that it comes with the 5mm cutter, the project i’m working on right now is a coffee table, I’ll be attaching a ~3/4” thick apron to ~1 3/4 square legs. Would the 5mm dominos be appropriate for thi...

09-27-2015 03:29 PM

Rochester Ny experts, knucklehead rookie needs help - 15 replies

Today I had two revelations, one, I hate sanding. Two, I suck at sharpening. Seems like the only way out of a lot of number one is to be good at number two,is there anyone in the Rochester NY area who would be willing to have a look at my tools and methods and tell me wth I am doing wrong, I will provide beer/scotch, trade computer help and or ...

09-21-2015 05:54 PM

How are these legs cut? - 33 replies

Can someone explain to me how the legs on this are done? This pic is an extreme example, but figured the feature is obvious in this pic (is this called reverse taper?) how would these be cut? Could it be done with hand tools? Is there a particular style this is indicative of?

09-21-2015 10:34 AM

old butcher chisel, flea market buy - 16 replies

bought an old chisel at the flea market yesterday for two bucks, name on it is w butcher. The handle is trashed, can this be replaced? How the hell does it come off? Is this a decent tool worth reviving? Also found a really cool old leg vise with a huge wooden screw, which i was really in need of, as well as an old maple mallet, and a 4 inch...

09-16-2015 11:26 AM

did i get the right dozuki - 9 replies

ordered this saw the other day thinking dovetails, did i get the right one? reason i ask is that i see they sell one that specifically says dovetail dozuki, the description is pretty generic on the one i ordered.http://www.woodcraft.com/product/155679/razorsaw-dozuki-saw-240mm-no-306-with-replaceable-blade-gyokucho.aspx

09-10-2015 03:02 PM

Help me buy tools - 19 replies

Have 200 to spend on tools. I’m just starting out in woodworking and have some tools so i’m trying to fill in the gaps with what i don’t have before i start upgrading. I need a few essentials in hand tools for basics like chisels and hand saws. I dont’ want to buy any junk, can only spend what i have right now so I pro...

09-07-2015 01:45 PM

Simple side table, legs? - 10 replies

A few years back I made a simple side table from scrap in the shop, it was meant to go into the kids playhouse but ended up sticking around and has been one of the most used pieces in the house due to its size and weight making it easy to move around for use in many places and purposes. Wife has asked for a few in Walnut pretty much the same ...

08-26-2015 12:08 PM

Dust hood build help - 11 replies

This thing http://www.grizzly.com/products/Dust-Hood-For-G0505-Planer/H7516 is apparently the hardest part in the world to make buy ship somethin because i’ve been trying to order it through grizzly all summer and its backordered. Can you guys see any reason why this couldn’t be shop built from wood? It seems like something that co...

08-18-2015 01:15 PM

Just one VISE - 19 replies

Hey all, I have built a basic bench from 2×4s glued up face to face about 7 feet long and two feet wide. I would like to add one vise ( unless someone talks me out of it ). I want something that is versatile because i do a little bit of everything between case work and smalls, I typically have used stops and clamps for holding stuff and d...

08-12-2015 03:36 PM

Thin Stock, best way to get it - 11 replies

Hey all,Looking at building some cabinets for my home office and would like to do solid wood shaker or raised panel for the doors. I have a pile of skip planed 7/8” walnut that I plan to use for the face frames and door frames. Whats the best way to get thin stock for the panels? i hate to plane down the 7/8 stock to 1/2” or less a...

05-20-2015 05:21 PM

Countertop design question/help - 6 replies

Hi guys,I’m building walnut plank countertops using 7/8” stock that is between 4 & 6 inches wide and up to 8 ft long, using the method of flipping cutoffs under to build up the edges. I have an L shape piece to build and have some questions. The long side of the L is 12 feet and the short side 5, against the wall. My questions...

05-05-2015 05:48 PM

Countertop with built up edge - 17 replies

I’m building a kitchen island top from walnut that’s been planed down to 7/8”, planning to use 5” wide planks glued up oversize and then using rip and cross cut offs to build up the edges. Planning to add a piece of 3/4” plywood to top of cabinets to serve as a core and make the entire top thicker, provide support....

01-21-2014 06:26 PM

Which Block Plane - 16 replies

Hi,I’ve posted a few times about starting to set up my woodshop, specifically about some hand tools. I got my hands on a Stanley No 4, looks like from the 20’s, an early Millers Falls smoother, a Stanley no 6, and a Sargent no 7 size jointer. Been playing around with learning to sharpen on water stones, broke down and bought the ve...

01-16-2014 08:08 AM

Stanley jointer - 5 replies

Hi,Brand new to woodworking, putting a small collection of hand tools together. I have a couple smooth planes and a jack plane, and figure that next i need a jointer plane. What should i expect to pay for a Stanley No 7 in usable condition. Seems like the ebay prices are wacky. There is a guy locally who has several but wants 85 a piece, sti...


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