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01-22-2015 05:12 PM

Waxed shellac vs dewaxed shellac - 14 replies

Hey guys – i am finishing up 2 benches for a client. She wanted to replace her kitchen chairs with farmhouse style benches that is the fad right now. She wanted the benches out of Pine. The goal is to match the table. The table is a dark amber color with a coat of semi gloss poly or lacquer. I can achieve almost a perfect match by us...

06-18-2014 06:13 PM

CL deal for Jet 8" jointer...good price @ $450?? - 7 replies

Hey everyone – i have been keeping my eye on the following jointer for a few weeks now. price started at $500, then was dropped to $450 a week ago. Trying to get opinions on the model and also the value. I currently have a Yorkcraft 6” jointer in good shape that i can probably fetch $200 for if i purchase the Jet. My fu...

05-21-2014 04:33 PM

CL deal for Craftsman Cabinet saw - good deal @ $350??? - 15 replies

I currently have a General International contractor saw with full cast iron wings, 30” General T-Sq fence. The saw has been terrific and i have no complaints with it however i have been looking to upgrade to a cabinet saw in the future. I saw this deal on CL the other day that intriqued me. I think it is a steal as everythin...

01-15-2014 05:07 PM

DW788 Type 1 CL deal...good price? - 4 replies

Hey guys, been wanting to get a decent scroll saw for a while now. Was looking at getting a 788 new or a used Hegner or RBI. Excaliber is out of price range. I came across a CL deal for. Type 1 788 today for $95. I have heard that the type 1 is actually the preferred model due to it being made in Canada even though it is probably 7-8 years old? ...

09-05-2013 04:35 PM

Best domestic woods for cutting boards - 0 replies

Hey all – a buddy of mine has asked me to make him a large cutting board. I am inclined to go with an end grain board if i can find 8/4 lumber at a decent price, otherwise i will be going with face grain and using 5/4 to get a final thickness of 1”. I have heard that oily woods dont do well but im not experiences enough to know...

07-02-2013 09:41 PM

Sending epoxy filled holes through the planer?? - 9 replies

hey guys – first time working with 2 part epoxy (West Systems). I filled some good size knot holes and crevices in cedar for an outdoor table without planing the wood to final thickness. Will the cured epoxy damage my planer blades?

06-24-2013 07:43 AM

Newbie in market for 14" bandsaw, need recommendations - 16 replies

Hey all – im in the process of putting my shop together. Over the course of the last year I have been able to upgrade to a nice General TS, Dewalt 735 planer, Bosch glider MS, Jet DC, but the last piece to my puzzle is a good bandsaw. My current saw is a 9” Delta shopmaster :( Had a yard sale recently and did pretty well, so I hav...

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