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12-05-2017 06:51 PM

Hand Planer...Really? - 17 replies

I admit to being rather fanatic about proper language usage. I have been reading as much as I can about purchasing used hand planes. I just suffered through a few pages of some nitwit constantly interchanging the terms hand plane and hand planer. It makes everything else they have to say questionable. Am I a grammar nazi? Only when someth...

11-01-2017 06:10 PM

Veneer suppliers and equipment - 11 replies

I want to play with veneer. There is no one near me who sells it so I will have to order. Ths means I need a reputable supplier. So, I am approaching the community to find an upstanding veneer supplier. I don’t have the money for a vac bag system. I like the idea of the clothes iron method of attaching but is it too easy to be effec...

06-26-2017 05:01 PM

Bangin on the wall? - 20 replies

A recently married young gent I know came to me to ask a personal question about head boards. From the title and this first sentence you can probably figure out his problem. He and his bride are between places to live so rent in a house with another couple until their house is ready. He knew I did some woodworking and asked how to secure the ...

03-21-2017 07:53 PM

Can I do this with a miter saw? - 28 replies

SInce I came very close to cutting a couple fingers off with a POS table saw, I freeze up around all table saws. That in itself is probably more dangerous than the POS saw was. So, for now I am going to just stay away from them. I have no issues with any other machine at my disposal, I want to make an end grain cutting board. I don̵...

07-22-2015 07:50 PM

On the back burner again - 2 replies

I guess this goes in this forum. Doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else. I am almost finished tearing down my wood shop so the space can be rented out. Yesterday I moved most of the lumber. This morning I moved the rest. Here is the table top I was slowly working on, now it is on the back burner again. IMO it is going to be a nice top...

07-13-2015 06:40 PM

I'm Sad - 0 replies

A while ago I had a thread about combining my wood shop and metal shop spaces. In the end I decided to keep them separate because of the fire hazard. Our business is renting spaces for storage and light industrial businesses. My wood shop is in a unit I figured no one would want. All it really has going for it is it’s size. We were ...

06-15-2015 11:02 PM

Is this site legit - 4 replies

I have been looking for wood Stand up paddle board plans. One site keeps popping up that says “1000s of wood working plans” It is some guy named Ted. Don’t know why but this seems a little off Is the guy legit?

05-11-2015 11:42 PM

Please help! Truing long planks - 15 replies

This has been a two year frustration. I have a book matched pair of walnut slabs that are around 8 feet long that I have been wanting to use for a table. I am tired of screwing them up. I tried to flatten them and remove a twist using the the router and sled method. My router model POS dug in bad. I had to salvage it using a miter saw with ...

05-09-2015 04:08 PM

Need advice about shop consolidation - 3 replies

I am downsizing my work areas to free up space to rent out. Right now I have my wood shop in a two bay unit and in truth the space is too big for what I use it for. Next door I have my welding shop in a two bay unit. Basically I am looking at a whole bunch of wasted space as I don’t need this much space. I always figured I would just...

04-16-2015 08:30 PM

Depth of Harbor Freight 60 inch bench - 17 replies

I am completely fed up with my current wobbly too short work table. Plus it is too damn big. I have been reading good reviews of the 60 inch bench from HF and before I go get one this weekend I was wondering about the depth. 20 inches sure does not seem like a lot. Those of you who have these, do you find yourself wanting a deeper bench? ...

03-18-2015 09:09 PM

Weird stuff going on - 1 reply

I click on a link and I am taken to where I want to go. When I go back I see that the link opened an average of 9, yes 9, times. I am not clicking on adverts, but within the site. Projects are the worst. I’ve had to go back as much as 15 pages of the same project. To get back to the beginning of the forum tab I have to go back 7 pag...

01-14-2015 05:46 PM

Can't find model spiral stairecase. - 6 replies

Someone on here did a model of a spiral staircase. I don’t remember what it was called or who did it but it was definitely a small scale model and very intricate. Anyone have any thoughts?

10-15-2014 08:25 PM

Hand Plane Help - 13 replies

My planes are plenty sharp. I just can’t seem to get them set up right. I have watched a lot of videos (probably all of them) about setting up a plane and I still can’t seem to align the blade. Can someone please give me some pointers. Sure is getting frustrating.

10-08-2014 10:41 PM

Affordable Nixie Clock Kit? - 0 replies

I have no idea where this question should go so I’ll just put it here. I just finished my Edison Lamp build and really want to complement it with a Nixie tube clock. Problem is I can’t find an affordable kit that has the tubes and the electronics. Before someone says “build it yourself” please realize I know absolu...

07-26-2014 08:00 PM

Saw Shy - 12 replies

On January 2nd I almost cut two fingers off. They have healed, the scars are irritating but more and more feeling is coming back as time passes. I blamed the POS saw but equal blame should have gone to me. A friend loaned me his rigid contractor saw so I could try it out before making a decision. It is a nice little saw, smooth, and handled ...

07-21-2014 03:51 PM

Trmial 5 year old want birthday cards - 1 reply

I a sure it won’t matter if they show up a little late. ” : Sunday, July 20, 2014FOXOBORO, Mass. (KGO)—A 5-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor has one wish for his birthday: a box full of birthday cards with his name on them. Danny Nickerson, from Foxboro, Massachusetts, was di...

07-19-2014 05:39 PM

Wood for the bathroom - 10 replies

I am wanting to make a cabinet for the bathroom. I don’t have experience with designing for humidity. What type of wood would you use for a bathroom cabinet?

07-16-2014 05:06 PM

Wood Identification and help please - 16 replies

The board in the picture is one of two I have been holding onto for 20 years. I have forgotten what it is. Can someone ID it for me. Fresh planed it is a killer orange color. Is there anyway to preserve the fresh planed color? Thanks

07-14-2014 04:44 PM

Record #7...Did I do well? - 6 replies

I don’t know anything about this jointer, except that it appears to be in pretty good condition. It is obviously cleaned up as I suspect there are some very shallow rust pitting near the blade opening. I paid $75 dollars for this and 2 13CF scuba tanks that are only 2 years old. The tanks are in immaculate condition and worth some cas...

06-27-2014 04:03 PM

Working with quarter inch stock ?? - 3 replies

I am working on a small lamp project and as usual I decided the base had to be something really special. Well special means money and the thicker that special gets the higher the price. So, I was looking on ebay and found some quarter inch redwood burl guitar blanks. Super sexy wood and not priced out of my budget. Problem is I have never wo...

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