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01-19-2021 01:11 AM

Lumbar cradle - 7 replies

This is the design for the back of a dining chair Called the “Lumbar Cradle” An orthopedist and me came up with the design. Where the chair back would contact the fewest pressure points when sitting and engaging the back at the optimal angle on the scalene muscles of the back. So at the 5-7degree angle of the chair limited pr...

06-17-2020 09:50 AM

Threeway miter joint - 19 replies

Does Anyone do these on a regular basis? Do you use a hollow chisal mortiser or just all hand tools.

05-31-2020 11:40 AM

Tending seedlings - 10 replies

I planted 187 white oak and cherry seedlings in my back lot. They are doing well, however; we have had a lot of rain. The lot is well drained so they are not waterlogged. But I can’t get my garden tractor back there to mow around them the entrance is too muddy. I walk back there and the grass is taller than some of the seedlings but the se...

04-17-2020 09:59 AM

Logos - 6 replies

Just got my Logo iron in and am trying it out. There is a learning curve to it. Different for different woods. Oak seems hardest for me. Here’s the clearest I’ve got so far on Poplar. The set up is electric 1600watt with an 1800watt reostat. To hot too much pressure just keep trying.

03-31-2020 04:24 PM

Dust collector plastic bags - 5 replies

I got some bags from grizzly and they have a heat seal at the bottom. It breaks after abou 15min of use. I need an 18” diameter by at least 36” size bag. Does any one know a source for good quality bags?

03-10-2020 12:39 AM

Finish for Oak table top. - 6 replies

After using a dye I am thinking of doing a wipe on Poly such as the General finish product.Any advice on this?

02-22-2020 12:54 PM

Pinnicle 151 shave. Problems - 7 replies

Maybe I’m doing something wrong or the blade is not sharp enough. When I take it to an edge of an oak board, it chatters bad. Is this blade sharpening problems? I have the blade with the bevel side down like the instructions say. Does this this need a back bevel?Any one use these.

02-20-2020 06:49 PM

Are you a before or after person. - 14 replies

I’m an after person for sure. What I mean I come to this site and ask for ideas after I get stuck or make a few mistakes and want to know how to work m,y way out of them. I hear from the same wise kind posters who share their knowledge and experience without judgment or hype. Still I keep thinking? Maybe I should strive to be a before pers...

02-18-2020 12:10 AM

Carving Honey Locust - 10 replies

I have a future project of carving a large outdoor piece. I would like to use honey Locust. I have a few large logs on hand that are fairly fresh. Is it hard to work with green and will it stand up to the weather when it’s done. What treatment should I use? Let it dry first or just put oil, on it when I’m finished. This wiil be outs...

02-14-2020 01:20 AM

Let me just get my bearings straight - 4 replies

Out of order but you get the idea Badn saw took a dump. Idler wheel bearings went out

01-20-2020 03:14 AM

Chair design - 31 replies

This is a design concept for dining chairs made with only 3/4 You think they will hold up?

01-20-2020 01:58 AM

Wall mounted wood storage - 6 replies

I just finished putting up a Rubber maid Garage wall storage hanger system. for wood storage. Two rails screwed into the studs wirh #6 2,1/2” wood screws 5 each rail. 4 shelf hangers supported by two rails. I’ve got about 600 pounds on it now mostly cherry evenly distributed on each shelf.The specks say that each shelf can support 20...

01-09-2020 03:35 AM

Watco danish oil - 29 replies

I still use this on most of my projects. I have good and predictable results with it.Anyone else still use it? I don’t hear much mention of it here lately. Does this mean my finishing is behind the times or lesser for it?

01-02-2020 01:17 AM

Angled Tenons - 1 reply

Anyone have some pictures of a store bought tenoning jig for a table saw? Especially cutting Angled tenons in action.I would really appreciate seeing how it’s set up.Thanks Dan.

05-18-2019 11:26 PM

Price of Walnut - 13 replies

I have a mill that will sell me walnut 4/4 clear grade kiln dried rough sawn for 6.50 a BFT. Is that a reasonable price?Cherry 4/4 clear grade is 4.65 a bft. Is that a reasonable price.I must buy 100 bft to get these prices.

04-21-2019 01:02 PM

Carpet sweeper attachment for shop vac. - 4 replies

Does anyone know of and attachment or addon carpet sweeper for a 2” shop vac? I have some area rugs that are in the shop and it is a pain to take them up and beat them every two days or so. Regular carpet sweepers just clog up so fast and fill up the bag in no time.Be nice to have a carpet sweeper that hooks to a shop vac or dust collector...

03-04-2019 03:44 AM

Back from an identity theft. - 6 replies

Wow what an ordeal. Got hit with ransom ware. Like a dummy I called the number and they got into my computer. Turned it off before they could get too far. Still had to race to the bank and all the other places like Social security experion, IRS , investment broker(he had some serious anti hacker protection and already countered the pings. All i...

01-09-2019 04:35 AM

Can you... - 13 replies

Can you put water based poly over water based latex paint? Doing a project and the customer wants a distressed white finish and I want to protect the top since it’s going to be a coffee table.

12-25-2018 01:30 AM

Anyone buy from "Woodworkers Source" - 4 replies

I received a 150.00 dollar gift card to this store. Thing is I live in Indianapolis, all their stores are in Arizona.They say on their Facebook page that gift cards are in store only. Does anyone think they will honor this card on line? Do you think I’ll have to call the store and work something out?BTY their prices are extreme for wood!

12-13-2018 03:49 PM

Sizing router planing sled. - 6 replies

I would like to make a planing sled to flatten the surface of trunk slices and live edge planks. The bit has a 1,1/2” cutting diameter. I don’t think my 690’s will be stout enough to do the job. How much HP? What brands are best suited for this job?

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