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  1. Blogs
    A Big Move and a Small Swing So! A lot has happened recently and I am just now able to share the updates. We moved from California to San Antonio, Texas on May 28th, and what a change! I moved for a job promotion and other than coming down with a wicked stomach flu the first week I was at work...
  2. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hey all, Still building out my shop. I have an opportunity to pick up this sander for $35 bucks. I know it isn't the Ridgid, but is it worth $35? I am not even sure I will use it but a handful of times a year. Does it use sleeves, etc, that are standard sizes, easy to replace/find? Thanks...
  3. Designing Woodworking Projects
    A friend of mine is building this swing (with plans from Woodcraft Supply) and it is recommended that fir be used for the wood which will support up to 4 adults. Since fir is not locally available, which wood do you think would be best for the components of the swing which will need to be the...
  4. Woodworking Skill Share
    This thing is fantastic! Looks like two guitars had a thalodmiide baby and it's being played by a giant tarantula. Someone earlier posted asking where do you get your inspiration… wonder where the creator of this instrument got his? AMAZING
  5. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hello I was wondering if anybody would know where I can find the hardware to make one of these swings. I looked around for days and all I found was plastic wheels with a metal axle for 150$. I would prefer to have metal wheels because I can see how they will ware a lot if made of plastic. Can...
  6. Designing Woodworking Projects
    All stainless steel hardware, including chain, IPE wood, weight capacity 800 pounds. Swing, I have been making this swing for over 20 years, mostly in South Florida. I decided I would do it all in stainless steel and IPE wood. With this combination, stainless steel and IPE, wood, we capacity...
  7. Designing Woodworking Projects
    All stainless steel hardware, including chain, IPE wood, weight capacity 800 pounds. Swing, I have been making this swing for over 20 years, mostly in South Florida. I decided I would do it all in stainless steel and IPE wood. With this combination, stainless steel and IPE, wood, we capacity...
  8. Scrollsawing
    Will create your favourite photo into a scroll saw pattern. Click link. fiverr.com/michaelagate
  9. Joinery
    Fairly novice woodworker here, and I have a question for you more seasoned folk regarding my current project. I'm making a porch swing for my wife and decided to completely design it myself. I'm making the first one out of SYP just to test it out, but will be making another version out of some...
  10. Wood & Lumber
    I'm working on a glider porch swing. I'm using eastern red cedar so I did some research and found a lot of people saying that screws don't hold very well in it because it is so soft and moves a lot. I will be using bolts for all the structurally important joints but the problem I have run into...
  11. Hand Tools
    Could someone tell me what these auger bits might be worth? It is a full set in a metal case. They don't look to be used or used very little.
  12. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    http://i43.tinypic.com/2yjr61h.jpg I have a worksharp 2000 that I got receintly and I wanted to sharpen my jointer blades on it. I made this jig to hold the blades at the correct angle. I hope this will help someone.
    jig
  13. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    I am currently typing this story with all 10 of my fingers intact. This whole drama involves my Brother In Law (BIL) and his flubs. I was there when these accidents happened and thank my lucky stars they didn't happen to me. I'm trying to be extra vigilant so I'm not the source of this type of...
  14. Woodturning
    looking to purchase a lathe as i have some decent store credit at a local place. Looks like my choices are between the following: General international for $900 CAD or the Nova Comet II for $550 CAD I have done some research and find the info not leading me to a decision. Any...
  15. Woodcarving
    I am looking at buying a tool to fit onto my 4" angle grinder for power carving and hollowing out. I see two types, one is a bit of chain saw chain around a disk, the other are shaped burrs with little spikes on them. There may be others that I am not aware of. I would like to get some advice...
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