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    shopsmith mack v 10 er Hello woodworkers. I have been busy today preparing my little shop for a shopsmith mack v 10er It seems to run great but I pick it up tomorrow. If anyone out there has experience with Shopsmith mark v I0er would live to hear from you . I really like the idea of...
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    How would u suggest i go about making a couple of these handles?
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    Has anyone here made lumber from basically firewood? I'm obviously not talking build a house lumber, just stuff big enough to make small boxes and stuff with. I have some Cascara that's 16" long, and I've split some off with my axe, wedges, and froe, now I'm attempting to saw it straight and get...
  4. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hello Everyone, I am a novice woodworker, and am asking this question honestly. I recently purchased a Porter Cable PC13CSL from Lowes at $59.97. It's a 13-amp saw with a laser, and no spindle lock. After I brought it home, I looked at the box and began to wonder if the extra 2 amps and spindle...
  5. Finishing
    I see articles and videos galore about choosing finishes and techniques for applying finish, but very little about the finishing process in general. I knocked out a quick little project in a few hours, and decided to try a wiping varnish finish on it, and I'm struggling to figure out how this is...
  6. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hey LJ's, I am looking for a set of plans for a nice table top makeup box I need to build for my sister. Her desire is to have something she can put on her vanity at home. I am a novice to be sure but have built a few boxes and other basic furniture projects so I am willing to stretch myself...
  7. Woodworking Skill Share
    I recently ran into a problem with my current project, and got tons of great advice from some, what seems like, seasoned veterans. Just wanted to share this article I found in Woodworking Magazine while searching for solutions to my problems. I did not wind up using this jig, but its still a...
  8. Joinery
    I'm building a humidor and not sure if I should do box joints or dovetail joints. Any advice would be appreciated….
  9. Finishing
    I bought what looks to me like a very nice black walnut slab and am going to finish it and use it as a table/desk and would appreciate any advice. I had it shipped to me and it arrived partially finished (the good side with one coat of danish oil & poly). I am planning on filling in some of the...
  10. Woodturning
    I am considering purchasing a lathe for the first time. An ad in the newspaper reads like this: "Wood Lathe, 4', TurnCrafter w/ stand and chisels $200" I played phone tags with the seller. His message indicated that it is a TurnCrafter Pro, variable speed. My questions are: Is this a good...
  11. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hello. First time posting. I need to re-affix a bed rail on an antique hired-man's bed. What would be the best way to attach the rails? I am a novice woodworker. I'm a little worried about messing up an antique, but thought I could handle this project. Thoughts/advice? Thank you!
  12. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Greetings everyone, I am brand new to the site and would like some sound advice on choosing the right bandsaw. Due to space being an issue I believe I am limited to a bench top design. The only drawback I see with that is losing the capability of larger projects involving resawing. At this time...
  13. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Rockland Mayor Deborah McNeil, acting in her capacity as regional representative to U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, presented a certificate to Lie-Nielsen Toolworks founder Thomas Lie-Nielsen May 26. WARREN (May 27): The accomplishments of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks have been recognized by the U.S...
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