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06-17-2010 05:34 AM

Free Lumber - old Douglas Fir studs and more - 7 replies

I have some free lumber I would like to give to someone who will use it. In August 2008 my son and I demolished an old barn. The owner estimated the barn had been built in the 1880’s. The roof was tin nailed to 1×6’s. I saved some of the 1×6’s and some nice 2×4’s. (These are ‘real’ 2×4’s that measure a full 2 inches th...

06-03-2010 04:33 AM

Dry time for eucalyptus log - 6 replies

How long does a eucalyptus log, 8” thick by 18” long, need to dry before I can put it on the lathe for turning? I want to practice turning some bowls with this wood. I have three logs of this approximate size. I applied two coats of acrylic paint to each end of the three logs the day after they had been cut down. Thanks in advance for an...

10-22-2009 06:07 AM

Beginning Woodturner asking for help - 6 replies

I have some questions for those of you who are experienced wood turners. My wife and I are wanting to begin learning about woodturning. I have a 1982 Shopsmith that is currently set up in lathe mode. We purchased a face shield and have a basic 5-piece chisel set. The chisels are made of high speed steel. I have already “turned” a piece ...

02-14-2009 10:10 AM

Worn-out saw blades - 20 replies

I have a question for those of you who have been woodworking for years. And this is an honest question. I am not trying to be cute. What do you do with worn-out saw blades? I have a lot of the cheap $7-$10 blades that I have used in my small construction business. When they are worn out I replace them, but I have not thrown them in the tr...

02-05-2009 08:55 PM

Delta Planer 22-540 : Part 2 - 1 reply

This is a big thank you to Tom Hintz. I followed his advice to clean and wax the “table” that the wood sits on as it passes through the planer. IT WORKED!!!!!!!! I first opened the planer all the way and looked (from a safe distance) at the cutter and rollers when I turned the machine on. The rollers operated smoothly as th...

02-05-2009 05:20 AM

Delta Planer 22-540 - 3 replies

I am new to this forum and have enjoyed reading the informative posts on this site in regards to woodworking and the tools required to pursue this hobby. At this point, I consider myself more of a wood butcher than a woodworker, but I hope to hone my skills in the years ahead. I have a question for those of you with greater experience than m...


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