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  1. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    So I am quite certain this is a stretch but here it goes, I am really in need of a festool domino joiner just for an afternoon, I am working on a decent commission and originally I was going to use pocket holes but I absolutely hate using pocket holes, not nearly as strong and does not look good...
  2. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I posted this in my blog (twice actually), but thought that it might be more apropos in here…...... I never cease to amaze myself. First, I now understand why most of you build these marvelous work shop cabinets (I think). Building these items for the shop lets you (me, most assuredly) practice...
  3. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    As I continue to build my new shop I have many questions. Today the question is: is it easier for a fan to push or to suck air trough a filter? Or does it make no difference? The reason for my question is that ,as some of you already know, I want to install my dust collector and my air...
  4. Marketplace Classifieds
    If you live within driving distance to the Tampa Fl area I found this ad on craigslist good stuff "Powermatic 10 Table Saw with Accu Fence, 3hp 220v, model 66ta - $1800.00 Powermatic Jointer, model 60b - $900.00 Powermatic Edge Sander, model 80s - $700.00 or All 3 for $3000.00
  5. Woodworking Skill Share
    The charity is for my friend and her daughter. Her daughter had a seizure at three months old that left her with partial blindness and partial hearing lost and they had to amputate her foot due to problems stemming from circulation. it also left her mentally handicapped. I'll post the Facebook...
  6. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I could probably find this online, but I figured my LJ friends here could provide me with more detailed instructions and photos maybe on the oiling/lubricating parts on the saw. I keep the table waxed, leveled and keep the fence in good shape. I just need some photos or something on what to do...
  7. Woodworking Skill Share
    I am setting up my new cabinet saw and am wondering what are acceptable tolerances for…. Blade to miter slot parallelism,Arbor run out and Rip fence run out.It seems like there are a lot of varying opinions to what are acceptable tolerances.It can range several thousands.Is .006 worth fooling...
  8. Blogs
    Introduction Even though this project was done a few years ago, it has been the biggest project I've worked on and one that I've enjoyed a great deal since. I decided several years ago that I wanted to get more serious about woodworking and to try something that I perceived as out of my...
  9. Blogs
    Starting to Make A Canoe Paddle Well, this is such a great and giving site, I thought I should contribute a little. So here you go. There's still plenty of snow out on the lake but we're only about 6 weeks away from open water on the lake and rivers around here. I've made a few paddles in the...
  10. Blogs
    Canoe With incouragement from other Lumberjocks I decided to blog on the progress of my canoe project. As you will see I have built the strongback, mounted the forms, and pretty much started stripping with pine. These pics and vids were done with my ipod so they're not the best. Future pics...
  11. Blogs
    The Wood I am building a canoe for my sister's boyfriend. He wants a sixteen footer. I am going with the Wabnaki model from Gil Gilpatrick's book. I've never done a blog before and am not real good with computers, but I will do my best. I'm going to start off with just a few things and if I see...
  12. Blogs
    Vintage Tools,Old Garage and Squirrels oh my! Hopefully I have finally figured this blog thing out ?? Why can I build computers but have so so much trouble with software ARGH!! ... peanutz!! This I hope will be an attemp at my newest part time hobby In the hopes of making a less undesired...
  13. Blogs
    2012 Bodega Bay Fish Fest Wooden Boat Challenge 3 hours. 2 sheets of cheap CDX 3/8" plywood, 10 1×2s, 2 2×2s, a sheet of plastic, 2 tubes of caulk, a bunch of deck screws, a few nails, some rope, some ductape, a few other details. Hand tools only, except for battery powered drill/drivers. And...
  14. Woodworking Skill Share
    Anyone have any experience building canoe paddles? I'm looking for info (I have the rough dimensions) on construction of a semi-traditional Hawaiiin canoe paddle. I say semi-traditional because it will be much longer and I think I want to do a bent lamination of the paddle section itself. This...
  15. Finishing
    Earlex 5500 Super Sale with 2 tips ... and FREE SHIPPING! $319.99 Must enter the code FREEDOM2012 in the customer notes window at checkout While in Stock… This is really exceptional… if you've been thinking about this, this is a good time to snag it! Good Luck!
  16. Finishing
    Can anyone tell me the best way to strip the stain and finish off something? I found an amazing, really old, dresser, but I want to re-finish it. I think it's top coat is wax based. I've been going at it for a few hours now with my palm sander (don't have a belt sander) and I still have a long...
  17. Wood & Lumber
    Hi everyone! I had promise to one of my son to make "Nymph" canoe to his birthday but my job move me to Malaysia. That move is not a reason to not make what planed. As one of my Texa's friend told me on someday "Rangers always go through the hill". Plan is choose but no materials and any tools...
  18. Wood & Lumber
    I am looking for Western Red Cedar (Clear), 12/4 or 16/4 6-8" width 16- 20' length in the northern Indiana or southern Michigan area. I need 8 -10 pieces. I have looked on woodfinder and didn't come up with anything close. I am gearing up for my first canoe build Thanks for any info
  19. Wood & Lumber
    I am cleaning out my garage/workshop and need to free up a couple of shelves. I have maple, walnut, mahogany, and misc shorts. They are perfect for cutting boards, stools, small tables, etc. I also have smaller pieces of plywood. Finally, I do have some veneers that could also go...
  20. Woodturning
    These were in a box of old lathe tools I bought and were ground from old Buck Bros tools. They work okay as scrapers but not as skews.
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