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02-26-2012 08:32 PM

Sparks and burning smell from planer - 2 replies

I have an older Central Machinery 10” thickness planer that I’ve been tuning up and planning to work on a snip issues. I was noticing it did not sound right and today when feeding in some pine it just stalled. I turn the unit off and could see smoke from near the bushings. I”ve been thinking of replacing the bushings because...

01-11-2012 05:38 AM

My new shop helper. - 22 replies

My wife and I welcomed our second child Jorey on Saturday. He was born 8lbs 4oz and 19.5 inches long with full head of hair. Very happy that he and momma are doing well. His big brother was very happy to see him.

01-11-2011 07:25 AM

Now this is some bandsaw skills. - 4 replies

Found this video on there I fixed it of some awesome bandsaw skills.

12-10-2010 05:04 PM

Need help with lathe tailstock. - 4 replies

So I’m not sure if I made a good decision here or not. But basically I picked up a Buffalo Brand lathe (WL-6) for $60. However the tailstock is not complete thus why I offered less than the $75 wanted. I’m pretty new to lathes and I don’t understand what is missing and I cannot find anything about this on the lathe. I’...

10-22-2010 07:21 PM

Ideas for making a Indian Masala Dabba box - 6 replies

Has anyone made a Indian Masala Dabba box? As I understand it there are 7 spice pots needed. I can’t really find anything on how to make these. Any suggestions are greatly welcomed. Thank you.

09-16-2010 08:39 AM

Drawer slide adjustment - 3 replies

So I’ve been installing drawer slides in a dresser I’m building. They are recessed so that the fronts will be flush mounted to the face frame. 2 of the drawers are perfect. However 2 of them it appears the left had side is not fully closing. It seems they bounce back. The drawer slides are ball bearing full extension heavy duty ...

06-22-2010 09:13 PM

How to fasten down decking on Pirate bed - 5 replies

I’ve been working on a pirate bed for my son and I’m having some success. However I’m placing the deck on for the front and I’m worried about handling wood movement. Below is a pic of the bare deck and the 3/4” Poplar planks. How should i mount these? I don’t have access from the underside. So a plan I c...

04-07-2010 06:58 AM

Japanese Wood Working Plans - 21 replies

Does anyone know where one can find Japanese wood working plans? I’ve looked around and I can find information on Japanese joinery and furniture styles but no wood working plans. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

04-04-2010 05:16 AM

Wood Identification - 20 replies

So I found some lumber at an estate sale today and I think I’ve properly identified the wood but want to make sure since I’m still very much a noob. The pictures are after I put them on the jointer and planer. The first is a box full of boards that I think are Walnut. The second set I think are Cocobolo again not posit...

03-05-2010 08:19 AM

POWERTEC 12-1/2" PLANER Opinions - 5 replies

I was looking for an inexpensive planer and found this unit from Powertec on Amazon for $179 + shipping. Does anyone have experience with the company or the product? Thanks for any advice. POWERTEC 12-1/2” PLANER:

02-28-2010 05:42 PM

Is the jointer worth it? - 10 replies

So I was on craigslist and found a 1980’s 6” jointer for $175. Seems a bit high for a 20+ year old jointer with new blades. Am I wrong here?

01-27-2010 05:12 AM

Poplar Plywood Dilemma - 6 replies

I’m going to start working on a Pirate bed for my son. I’m going to use plywood for the sides and back of the dresser. I plan on using poplar for the bed. But I cannot obtain poplar plywood locally. I plan to finish the bed in a dark brown stain Like this bed. What are my best options? I can get Oak and AC plywood at reasonable...

12-28-2009 07:47 AM

Building a pirate boat bed need some advice or validation on my plans - 11 replies

I built some plans on Google Sketchup for a boat bed I intend to make for my son. The idea is to replicate a bed seen here. I’m looking for any advice on the structure of this bed. Specifically I want to make sure this will be safe for my son as he gets older. Currently he is 2 but I want to make sure this will withstand the harsh trea...

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