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11-04-2009 04:20 PM

routing out lip for a jewelry box top - suggestions needed - 16 replies

So, I figured out (the hard way) last night that when using a hand-held fixed base router to rout out the lip for the lid os my jewelry box, the router just isn’t stable enough. The slight wobbles when going around the inside edge of the box were pretty bad (to put it nicely). So I’m going to have to use the table saw to cut a 1/2&...

11-02-2009 08:07 PM

mahogany on craigslist, No. VA - 5 replies

In case anyone in Northern VA/DC area is looking for some Mahogany, I just saw this:http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/mat/1447041363.html If the price is for all of it it seems like a good deal? (It’s not my posting and I have no idea who it is, just thought I’d pass it along)

11-02-2009 07:20 PM

looking for advice on rounding mitered corners - 3 replies

Not sure if I’m over thinking this or not… I’m building a box, the corner joints are mitered corners. What router bit should I use to round the side edges (ie. where the front and side of the box meet)? Obviously a roundover bit but what size do you use to get it perfectly rounded? Or do you just pick a size and use it fr...

10-26-2009 09:55 PM

BEHLEN Rockhard Table Top Varnish Expierence? - 4 replies

I think I’m going to use BEHLEN Rockhard Table Top Varnish to finish my entry table project…the boss wants it painted black with a high gloss finish I’d love to hear from anyone with experience using BEHLEN Rockhard Table Top Varnish. Specifically, what’s your regimine? Things like:-how many coats?-do you thin the ...

10-24-2009 06:30 PM

white pen/pencil? - 5 replies

I’ve seen some different people use a white pen/pencil to write on their wood, like in these photos: http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire/blog/9773 Could anyone explain what it is, why use it and where to get them? Thanks!Mike

10-21-2009 06:12 AM

Ryobi Table Saw - Bad cuts - 16 replies

I just purchased a ryobi table saw last week and am having some issues now. When I cut a piece of wood, it ends up thicker on one end than the other. For example, I’m trying to cut 1” strips of walnut, and when it comes out, it’s 1” on one end and a bit thinner (by about 1/16, sometimes more) on the other. I̵...

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