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01-23-2021 11:28 AM

What is the best finish? - 26 replies

I am wondering what the best finish is for wood projects. I see a lot of people using beeswax or some kind of an oil to finish projects with. Are those good ones to use or is there other ones that are better. What I am making is cutting boards, coaster’s, and jewelry holders. Only thing I have used in the past was polyurethane for the ...

09-21-2020 05:40 PM

Vertical letters for making signs - 18 replies

I am wondering if there is any company that makes vertical letters for sign making? I make signs that I use a router to make the words. Right now I make the words to we’re there horizontal but I want to start making them vertical but can’t find the templates that do vertical. Do any of you guys know if any company makes them. Tha...

08-23-2020 04:40 PM

what brand of planer to buy - 3 replies

I am looking at buying a planer to use. What is a good brand to buy? I will be using it a lot so I need one that will last longer. And I will be using both pine and hardwoods with it. Thanks for the advice in advance.

05-31-2020 12:57 PM

What planner to buy - 10 replies

I am looking at buying a planner. I was wondering what brand of planner to buy? I was looking at the ones grizzly has. Is grizzly a good brand or is there a better one than that? Any advice would be appreciated.

01-03-2020 02:23 AM

Band saw blade - 14 replies

I just got a new band saw blade a couple of weeks ago and it seems to be moving on the wheel part. I also put new wheel tires on the wheels. With the new wheel tires on it would that make the blade move on the wheel? If I would let it, it would come off the wheel. Could it be the new wheel tires on it or would it be something else? Any advic...

12-26-2019 03:08 AM

How many designs? - 1 reply

I am in the process of making some band saw boxes and I’m looking of getting into selling them. I was wondering how many designs I should start out with? I was thinking maybe 3 or 4. I don’t want to over whelm myself. I rather do only a few and get good at doing them and then adding more designs as I go along. So what is some of...

12-25-2019 08:21 PM

What finish to use on band saw boxes? - 9 replies

I am making my first band saw box and I was wondering what kind of finish to use. Any advice would be helpful.

12-15-2019 02:12 PM

Craftsman tools - 10 replies

I have a Craftsman belt sander and I went to turn it on the other day and it doesn’t work. I was wondering if Craftsman still does there warranty where they will replace it if it doesn’t work. I was thinking of doing that if they still do until I am able to get the belt sander that I want to get. I want to buy the grizzly T27...

12-05-2019 02:23 AM

Width of band saw blade - 24 replies

I am going to start making band saw boxes and I was wondering what size of blade I should use for making them? Right now the blade I have on it is 6/16th wide.

11-18-2019 01:48 AM

Brands of tools - 8 replies

I am looking at buying a few new tools like a belt sander, oscillating sander, and maybe a planner. I was wondering if anyone has used the brand called performance? I got a router that is that brand and it has worked pretty good. I was seeing if anyone has used that brand or what brands are good for the tools I said. I want to make band saw...

11-15-2019 02:15 PM

12" Craftsman Band saw. Question about the wheel - 3 replies

I have a 12” Craftsman Band saw. Model number #137224320. I turned it on the other day for the first time in a while. When I turned it on the piece that protects the blade from the wheel feel apart. I’ve been looking for a replacement part for it but all I have seen is they don’t make that part anymore. My question is, is ...

12-02-2017 05:35 PM

How many items to make - 1 reply

I’m looking into doing some craft shows or Bazaar shows next year. I was wondering how many items I should make for them? I was thinking around 20 or so. Should I take more or less? Here is two of the items I’m making to take.

08-30-2017 12:30 AM

How to fix a table leg. - 2 replies

I have a friend that bought a table and the one end of it on the leg part broke off. My question is what way is the best to fix it. Here is a couple of pictures of it. And is this cherry or another kind of wood?

06-13-2017 08:11 PM

How many signs to make? - 10 replies

Im thinking of doing 2 or 3 shows in my area. My question is how many signs should I make to take with me?

06-11-2017 02:39 AM

Polyurethane signs - 9 replies

My aunt and I are making signs and my question is should I polyurethane the signs that we are making for inside? I am going to poly the ones we make for outside. And if I should what kind should I use semi gloss, or gloss or what. I use semi gloss for my furniture but will it be alright for the signs? Any opinions will help. I will post pictur...

05-28-2015 09:50 AM

How long to wait. - 10 replies

I had a lady order some beds from me a couple of months ago and I have heard back from her for over a month. My question is how long should I wait before I decide to do something else with them. I have tried to get a hold of her a couple of times in the last month and no response back. So how long would you guys wait?

12-01-2014 11:54 PM

Boiled linseed oil - 13 replies

I see a quit of few people use boiled linseed oil. What is the difference between that and polyurithane? Is it better for wood especially for wood that will be outside? Should I just keep using polyurethane or try boiled linseed oil.

10-11-2014 06:39 PM

Selling on eBay - 3 replies

I was thinking maybe of putting my signs on eBay. Would it be a good idea or not. Or should I just try it and see how it goes for me.

10-11-2014 06:36 PM

Selling on internet, or in stores, or at shows. - 7 replies

I am starting to sell my signs and I was curious what the best ways was to do it. I have had one person tell me to mainly sell them online. I’ve had some people tell me shows. And I didn’t know about selling them to stores. So what have you guys tried? And what has work and hasn’t worked for you.

08-05-2014 09:45 AM

V-groove router bit - 6 replies

I’ve been looking at router bits for sign making is the v-groove bit the one I want or is there another one I should use. I just don’t want to waste money on a bit that I don’t need at the moment.

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