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08-14-2012 04:46 PM

Pine project ideas? - 9 replies

Hey folks, I’m looking for project ideas and this is the perfect place for it! The school only has pine and the course is a half year class that’s for 8th graders. I’ve inherited a pretty beat up shop. There are minimal drill bits, no working jointer, and no router table. Please, please, please share any ideas you have...

11-14-2009 01:03 AM

How to work with bloodwood - 8 replies

I recently bought some 5/8×5/8 blanks for pens that are blood wood. While attempting to drill a 10mm hole through, the blank fell apart. I went in very slowly and blew away the chips about every 1/4”. The blank was clamped in a drilling vice with v-blocks to hold it in place. What else can I do to prevent the splitting?

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