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  1. first end grain cutting board

    So this is my first project using my own tools and work shop (not my dads). Its made with Australian Hardwood and finished with paraffin oil (what i think we call mineral oil). Maple, walnut, birch and cherry are a little harder to come by down here so if anyone has any wood recommendations i...
  2. Hand Tools
    My wife and I are planning a leaf peeping trip this fall and will be in the New England area. Any especially interesting woodworking tool, lumber, schools, and such wood related sites to visit? Glenn "Woodketeer"
  3. Woodturning
    Hi All, New venture for me. I have been carving for several years and now I want to try a little turning. I just traded for a Jet 1014I with the extension bed although I may never use the extension. I thought I might make wheels for toy cars and trucks for the kids. I know I can buy wheels but I...
  4. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hello All, I have a question for all you festool users. I am planning on buying a festool rotex 125 sander and I was curious about where to get replacement sanding discs. Due to the unique design of festools dust collection I am wondering if I would be stuck buying ALL replacement sanding...
  5. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hello, I've searched on this but didn't find anything… I've made a butcher's block from european oak, it's end grain and everything's going well so far…! I've just taken it out of the clamps and noticed that some of the edges haven't lined up perfectly so there are small gaps between...
  6. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hello Everyone, Looking at getting a table saw and I do not currently own one. I have been looking at saws less than $500. Does anyone have anything to say about the DeWalt DW745? What table saw would you recommend to a beginner woodworker that I can grow with and not have to "upgrade" soon...
  7. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hi All, I need help with a problem I've encountered building a small kitchen Island/builders block. I need to unglue a butchers block that I have made. A few months ago I began working on an project composed of two parts. the first was to be an old school end-grain butchers block made of...
  8. Blogs
    visualizing a cutting board in SketchUp I got some good suggestions in my last post about what to do with this block that I glued up from mostly reclaimed red oak pallet wood: One of the ideas I liked best was an end grain cutting board. I realized I had pics of each side of the block, so I...
  9. Blogs
    Butchers block kitchen island I recently got a 6 foot length of sycamore which I cut in half in order to make a chopping block/table 3 foot by 2foot. Even after cutting in half the boards were so badly twisted that I had to split them length ways in order to flatten and plane them without...
  10. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Manufacturers struggle to preserve 'shop math' skills By JANE M. VON BERGEN - The Philadelphia Inquirer Posted: 4:00am on Mar 27, 2012; Modified: 8:08am on Mar 27, 2012 Harold's fork truck is rated for 4,000 pounds. He has to move and stack 10 skids (pallets) of paper, each weighing 1,500...
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  11. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    Not too long ago, I asked for a recommendation on a dust collector. The answer was almost unanimously the Harbor Freight unit. Since that model comes with a 5 micron bag and since I don't have the budget to upgrade to a Wynn Filter at this time, I had a question. I don't have a lot of extra...
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