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  1. Finishing
    Hello community, I recently embarked on my first woodworking project: a simply farmhouse rustic style table from reclaimed coastal redwood. The great news, the table turned out exactly as I wanted. The bad news, I may have made a mistake with the finish. First I sanded the tabletop using 80...
  2. Woodworking Skill Share
    My grandfather made this trunk for me and it has seen a lot of abuse over time. It now has a large crack down the front a a few other issue with splitting. I would like to know how to repair the trunk, and I would greatly appreciate any advice. Thanks!!
  3. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I lost the yellow safety tab that clicks into power switch for my lathe (sorry, I don't know the terminology). Does anyone know where I can get a replacement? Or is it possible to make one? And yes, I have been using a tab from another tool in the meantime, I just want a more permanent fix...
  4. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hi LJers, Hope all of you are safe those who are braving the storm. I recently purchased a Powermatic 141 (1974 - Green model) from CL. Everything seems to be in good shape despite the cosmetic chips and mars of the paint job. When I bought it, it cut straight and accurately but there was...
  5. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I recently discovered the main trunion (cast iron part that holds saw motor) on my table saw broke. Any recommendations on how to repair. I don't weld and unfortunately, buying a new saw is not an option right now. I either have to fix this one or do without for the next 12 months or so. I...
  6. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hey guys, I posted a forum topic last week about fixing my neighbors old craftsman table saw. Here is the link if you are wondering what I was trying to fix (side metal was bowing out and sucking in, not allowing me to get an exact 90 and 45 degree) Anyways. I fixed it by attaching some angle...
  7. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    When I went home today for lunch today, I found one of my redwood boxes had fallen off my bench, I have no idea how, but two of the corners where dented enough I don't think I'll be able to sand it out. Yesterday the box recieved three good coats of heated BLO. I'm thinking a small round over...
  8. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    Hey, Guys. I just bought a used Delta 50 - 850 roll around dust collector. LAST NIGHT. I got it to the shop this morning, immediately connected it up to my planer and went to work. After operating for less than two hours, smoke was pouring from the power switch. I immediately shut down the...
  9. Woodworking Skill Share
    Ok, so I am following McLeanVA's blog on how to make a zig-zag cutting board, and while running my boards through the planer I got a major chunk of tearout on one piece. Now because this is a cutting board I know I want all my pieces tight and no holes or gaps for bacteria to grow, so how do I...
  10. Hand Tools
    I'm practicing refurbishing a cheaper Stanley Hand Plane, in hopes of gaining some experience before finding a good one to refurbish. I got a 3/8" thick piece of glass and am flattening the bottom of the plane. I started with 120 then 220, and then finished with a few passes of 500. You can...
  11. Woodworking Skill Share
    I have been busy drilling and chiseling the mortises on my first "major" project, the 21st Century Workbench, and have discovered a potential problem in one of the legs. There is a "drying" crack on the bottom of one of the leg halves, at the floor and below the bottom mortise. I am concerned...
  12. Hand Tools
    Greetings and salutations Lumberjocks! I recently acquired a 3 piece Starrett Combination Square set with 24" blade for free! It's in pretty good shape, just a little clean up is needed. I can't for the life of me unstick the protractor though. It doesn't look corroded where it rotates, but no...
  13. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hello Lumberjocks.. been a while once again, I'm afraid I am like one of those "friends" who only shows up when his mrs has thrown him out and he's broke… I'm not broke (and my mrs hasn't got past the threat stage) but will be very soon if I can't sort out a problem with my bandsaw. I rarely...
  14. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hey guys, The switch on the jointer I use went bad. I know its the switch because one day (for no apparent reason) the switch just didnt feel the same - it didnt click to its on and off position like it used to - and since that started, I can't get the jointer to turn on. My question is...
  15. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hello everyone! I'm not sure how woodworkerish this question is, but as someone who uses rough lumber I consider my chainsaw an extremely aggressive and inaccurate table saw… It's what much of my wood goes through before coming into the shop. It's a Poulan P3314WSA. It had been sitting for...
  16. Hand Tools
    I have these old hand saws and was wondering if they are worth fixing up, I would like to do more with hand tools. If they are worth the effort, what are some good steps to take to restore them? Thank for any help or advice you can provide!
  17. Wood & Lumber
    Im looking for advice on how to fix this table top board that has moved about an eighth of an inch upwards. The only thing that comes to mind is to plane it down but the table is already finished and has several coats of poly. Strip the table top plane down and refinish? Any suggestions greatly...
  18. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I am doing some restoration on a Dewalt Radial Arm Saw (here) and I need to replace the power switch. Currently it just has a light switch serving this function and I want to convert to more of a table saw or drill press type switch. There are a couple options I am looking at such as…. - Here...
  19. Finishing
    I am in the final stages of completing a small table out of white oak, and had the table base assembled and waiting idly in my basement shop for final sanding to prepare for finishing. One major rainstorm later I have an inch of standing water in a corner of my basement where the table base...
  20. Finishing
    I made a coffee table just recently. I stained it and now adding layers of poly onto it. I've got a major problem now and was wondering if there is anything that I can do to fix it. I've joined 3"strips together and now sap is leaking through where I have joined two boards together. Is there...
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