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04-29-2014 09:18 PM

Recommendation for Woodworking Schools/Classes in Chicago, IL - 2 replies

A friend in Chicago was asking me for recommendations for woodworking classes in the city of Chicago. I took classes years ago at the Chicago Bahaus Woodshop, but just discovered that Berthold Schwaiger passed away in 2006 and the shop and school is now closed. There are a few I can find online – but I’d hate to recommend a school...

03-17-2010 08:36 PM

Which Festool Domino Assortment should I get? - 1 reply

So I’ve finally done it…I pulled the trigger on a new Festool domino. Now I’m looking at the domino cutter/tenon assortments and just realized there are two version of the kit—a 4 cutter kit that goes down to 5mm and a 5 cutter kit down to 4mm. Because I don’t see myself joining pieces with this much thinner than...

05-22-2009 10:04 PM

Please HELP! Serious Finishing Advice Needed... - 7 replies

My sister-in-law does interior decorating and is in a serious bind with a client…I’m trying to help her out and could use some advice. Without getting into the long and sordid details of how we got here in the first place, here’s where things are…she has just delivered/installed a set of new cabinet doors. They are bas...

09-09-2008 02:44 AM

Epoxy and a drum sander question... - 9 replies

The top on my current project features a couple fairly significant knots that we’ve decided not to remove. Instead I’m planning on filling them with a pour on clear epoxy—the kind you might pour on a bar top. I’m also going to be adding an inlay to the top and would like to run the whole thing through my drum sander when ...

08-29-2008 08:36 PM

Considering sale or trade -- Cocobolo, I think - 2 replies

I’ve got what I believe is about 10-11bf of Cocobolo. I’m not 100% certain of the species as I happened into it due to a shipping mistake and the supplier didn’t want to pay for its return—but it looks like their online pics and they don’t carry anything else similar. I’m considering using some of it for drawe...

08-20-2008 02:14 PM

"Feather Tenon," anyone? - 5 replies

The other day I was surfing Wikipedia and came across this article on Mortise and tenon joinery. I was surprised that there was no mention of “mortise and loose tenon.” In that article, the joint was labeled as a “feather tenon.” I’d never heard it called that. Being curious, I did a google search that result...

03-03-2008 10:58 PM

Help Re-wiring the Motor in a 50-875 Air Cleaner - 15 replies

I was planning to have a run at my air cleaner tonight with a volt meter…and thought that before I do, maybe someone here has some expertise that might be helpful. Here’s the deal—I have a Delta 50-875 air cleaner. It works great, but I’ve decided that instead of using the onboard controller, I’d like to control ...

02-08-2008 01:59 PM

Looking for Compressor Advice - 9 replies

So I’ve been casually watching Craigslist for months for a used compressor, 60-80Gal, with at least a 12-14 SCFM @90, which I think would be what I’d need to be able to use a moderate-sized sander. I’m planning on installing a central system using either copper or Chemaire. First, am I right about the size? Would something s...

02-02-2008 01:05 AM

Potential customer wants to turn riding saddles into bar stools...thoughts? - 10 replies

The other day a woman stopped by the shop with a request. She runs a not-for-profit organization that uses horseback riding to help children (I forget the specifics – physical and/or mental deficiencies I believe). In any case, she has a pile of saddles that were donated through the years—but they’re too large and/or the wro...

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