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06-28-2013 11:48 PM

This is cool - HandiBot on kickstarter - a low priced portable CNC machine - 12 replies i think this is actually going to be popular – seems like a good idea. and they seem to think things through. must have a woodworker there… Disclaimer – i do not know them, and my only involvement with this project or company is backin...

02-23-2013 08:31 PM

trestle chair? - 19 replies

I am thinking about building a set of dining chairs. while considering the different options, i suddenly realized i have never seen a trestle chair. wouldn’t this go really well with trestle table? i think the joints can be made strong enough so it would be like a conoid chair just really much easier to build. while on the subject, w...

12-30-2012 01:11 AM

"Blonding" beech - 21 replies

Hi everybody, The dinner table i am making now is made of beech. while fairly light in colour, i would love to make it as light as possible.Has anyone had any experiences with Oxalic acid on beech? Two part? or maybe whitewashing? I tried to get some white pigment from bunnings like Andyboy did, but apparently too many people tried this tr...

03-21-2012 06:54 AM

Marcou planes new site! - 1 reply

just heads up for anyone who loves to see poetry made into planes…. One day I will buy one of these… maybe…Oh, they are so pretty… he moved to different timbers now and there is a presentation of S20A with STUNNING wattle handle. woodporn at its best!

08-26-2011 05:47 AM

advice about roundover plane - 5 replies

As I got stung my the “make your own plane” bug and made my first (project coming soon), i thought to make a small roundover plane (1/8”) to round over my cutting boards. problem is, most planes like this are designed for face grain and not end grain, so I was wonder if any of the DIY plane makers or the professionals can give ...

08-25-2011 10:38 AM

dovetail tape - 25 replies

this is so funny I had to share it with you guys: now you can make your ugly butt joint look professional in 2 seconds!!!!!

08-05-2011 05:39 AM

what would you use as cutting board "feet"? - 22 replies

I am thinking about adding feet to my cutting boards. wood will not work well enough (skid) and I am not sure rubber will last long and its pretty hard to find thick rubber seals here. anyone has any brilliant idea?

07-17-2011 10:49 PM

Holddowns made of wood? - 17 replies

Hi all, Finding metal holddowns here (NZ) is far from being trivial. the word that springs to mind is “impossible”. I was thinking that nothing much prevents me from making some from wood but was wondering if someone already tried doing this. internet search didn’t find anything.

11-30-2009 08:24 AM

Anybody recognize this strange bandsaw? help! - 8 replies

From 2009-11-30This is my bandsaw, and generally speaking I like it very much. built like a tank, all cast iron, etc. However, no one ever heard about it and it has ZERO footprint on the internet. I have managed to crack my upper guide and was contemplating replacing it, but I have no idea what bandsaw had guides like this… any inp...

11-24-2009 07:57 AM

Bandsaw Urethane Tires - 7 replies

Hi All, re-tiring bandsaw wheels costs here a fortune, so I was looking for alternative. I found some companies makes urethane tire and was wondering if anybody had good/bad experience with them. any input will be appreciated.

08-15-2009 01:51 PM

Milling Almond tree? is it worth my while? - 18 replies

Hi All, I have an opportunity to mill a pretty big Almond tree. To my surprise I couldn’t find anything about it as timber (other than some rare references to turning). Anyone knows anything about it? It is not a true nut, BTW. Thanks!

06-22-2009 01:50 PM

Jacob's ladder - 5 replies

I want to make Jacob’s ladder toy as a present. now, making the toy is really easy, but I remember seeing a version in which the ribbons were not tacked to the wood but went through it sometimes. i think that it was once on the inside once on the outside alternating between the outer and middle ribbons, but I am not sure. Anybody knows how...

01-12-2009 12:08 PM

using dust extractor doe downdraft table - 6 replies

I am planning on building a simple downdraft table for sanding and routing small items. I am thinking of making the upper surface from rubber or silicon over peg board and using my dust extractor for vacuum. for some reason I saw that all downdraft tables on the site are using dedicated vacuum motors and filters. is there any reason for this? wi...

07-24-2008 08:37 AM

how do i clean a dust collector? - 7 replies

Hi all, I have a dust collector that i bought second hand. it has a fabric bag on top and plastic bag underneath. no manual came with it. lately i feel that the suction is not as strong as it used to be. the only maintenance that i do is hitting the bag from the outside a couple of times every now and than (with the power turned off). anythin...

07-21-2008 01:41 PM

Can anybody identify this router please? - 8 replies

this was advertised as black and decker HD 1250. google search for this model shows that few people really have fond memories of this router, but no specification. it looks VERY solid. I won this on an auction and going to pick it up in the next few days. if anybody knows what I should look for or even (as someone told me a few minutes ag...

07-20-2008 12:27 PM

using treadmill as a base for drum sander? - 13 replies

Hi everybody, all this DIY drum sanders got my appetite going. However, getting the parts and the motor here is very expensive and hard. I was thinking about getting a used treadmill (they are pretty cheap) that usually has torn belt and salvaging the motor and drums from it. Being a very unfit person, I was wondering if anyone there that has...

07-09-2008 02:23 PM

any one used ceramic burnisher? - 8 replies

I was wondering if anyone used a ceramic burnisher (the kind used for knifes) for things like burnishing scrapers, etc.

06-26-2008 07:40 AM

what makes a bandsaw good? - 6 replies

Hi all, I am contemplating now on buying a bandsaw. however, none of the big brands is being imported into NZ (at least not that I know of). most of the bandsaws here are either nameless or have names like “Holytec” “Somac” etc. My question to your collective wisdom is what can I check in a bandsaw to decide if it i...

06-08-2008 02:06 PM

going from sketchup to cutlist - 63 replies

Hi, This might be a silly question, but I couldn’t figure out how to get this from sketchup.After I do a design, I would like to see all groups (or components – I ususally work with groups) nicely exploded, preferably aligned the same way with dimensions so I can see what I need to cut. Is there a script or something that does thi...

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