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08-29-2016 09:44 AM

removing epoxy from redwood - 1 reply

A client brought me a couple pieces of redwood that have been clear epoxied top & bottom, all the way around them. He said they had been using them for end tables the last 30 years, & he was tired of taking them apart, & putting them back together every time they moved. So, they brought them to me to see what I could come up with to ...

02-25-2016 04:16 AM

rockwell bladerunner - 5 replies

Howdy! Anybody got experience with the Rockwell blade runner, or a product similar to it? I’ve got a brother in law w/a birthday coming up, & it looked like something he could use. It looks like a jigsaw in a table set up to me. Is the tool worth a $100? Any input would be appreciated. I can do most anything it can w/other saws I have,...

05-02-2015 04:11 AM

what finish to use? - 7 replies

Anybody ever work with beetle kill pine? I picked some up recently at Home Depot while we were on a road trip to see the back Sawbones. I bought 8 – 1×4 x 8’ & 10- 1×6 x 8’ tongue & groove pcs. I’d never seen it before. As a scroll sawyer, I thought it would look great in several types of projects. My br...

02-06-2015 04:33 AM

How do you handle bad news about loved ones? - 12 replies

My beautiful bride has been having some serious health issues lately, and at this point, all we are getting is guesses, & bad news. Today we received a phone call from our Doctors office with even more bad news. My wife had a sonogram done earlier in the week of her carotid arteries. The results came back with blockages of over 50% in both s...

09-29-2014 01:39 PM

hickory turning blanks - 4 replies

good morning folks!! I am new to the lathe, but have a couple requests for projects on the lath turned out of hickory. I’m looking for blanks about 3’ long, and 2” to 3” in diameter. My requests are from OTR truck drivers. I’ve never worked with hickory, so I’m sure I’m in for an education, no doubt!! Bu...

09-17-2014 02:42 AM

Electricity!!! - 9 replies

The Past few days here in NW Kansas, the weather has been cool, for this time of year. I finally had to light the furnace in the shop a few nights ago, as I’ve been workin’ on some picture frames that needed the constant temp in the shop to get the finish dry. The last two mornings, I’ve walked in the shop, flipped the lights o...

09-14-2014 05:40 AM

picture frames drivin' me to drinkin'! - 7 replies

Howdy folks! I had a gentleman bring me 3 pictures & wanted frames made for them. With those pictures, he also brought along some pieces of pine 2 1/2” wide x 16” long. These pieces of wood came off appliances that come into their appliance shop in packing. His idea was these several pieces, ripped in two pieces each, lengthwise,...

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