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04-15-2019 12:48 AM

Methods for cutting corbels - 2 replies

I have a dozen large corbels to make to match existing ones on a house. They are approximately 12”x12” on the straights with different diameter curves on the angle. They need to be 4 1/8” thick. I have a few ideas, but what would be your choice if getting them made without having to hand sand each one? A pattern bit with a template would...

11-03-2018 11:54 AM

Makita 2012nb planer knives - 1 reply

I have (4) brand new Makita replacement knives. First $100 takes the set of (4). I can ship the knives. The planer is also for sale but I will not ship that (locates in Albany, NY). $400 for the planer with one extra set of new knives.

10-24-2018 02:13 PM

Cherry Slab- Stains? - 5 replies

I offered to make large serving tray to sit on a long buffet type table for a restaurant (they are looking for 20-24” wide, 48” long, and live edge). I have this piece of cherry that I thought would meet their request perfectly but as I clean it up I realize that the colors aren’t as nice as I was expecting. The photos came ...

05-10-2018 06:31 PM

Rockwell Band Saw - 3 replies

Very clean Rockwell (Delta) 14” bandsaw model 28-200. 6 inch capacity. Come with 6 Rockwell blades. 1/2hp, 110/220v motor is currently wired for 110v. I bought it to put a riser on it for dedicated resaw but decided to change my mind. Everything as shown- asking $400 but make an offer

01-10-2018 03:36 AM

Way off topic- calling all real plumbers - 2 replies

This is totally off topic- but I know there are some intelligent tradesmen on here so I post my question. I am adding a second bathroom in our house and I have some drain/vent questions. I drew up some diagrams of what I’d like to do, but would like a check before I start my demo so I can see if this is even viable. Very limited options o...

01-01-2018 05:52 PM

Milling in freezing temps - 4 replies

Didn’t find much using the search. Any downsides to planing lumber that is frozen? Air dried cherry in this case, temps have constantly been around 10 degrees. I’m not speaking of effects on the equipment just in the wood.

12-20-2017 02:36 AM

Display piece- Advice - 4 replies

Word has spread around work that I’m a hobby woodworker. Our mechanic gave me pieces of a connecting rod and bolts from his race car engine (funny car) that he built which unfortunately blew up a few month ago. He wants the pieces on a wood plaque of sorts. What would you guys do? Just somehow attach them to a nicely shaped piece o...

12-01-2017 01:31 AM

Limited power- Unisaw or no? - 10 replies

Ok- current setup is 20 amp service to my small shop. I’m pushing the limits with my current equipment- only tripped it once with all the lights, older craftsman tablesaw and a shop vac. Anywho, I started digging into my existing service. 4 10ga wires run underground. So question: can I install a subpanel feeding off a dual pole 30 amp ...

11-06-2017 08:22 PM

Thin slab bench - 1 reply

Hey all- I’m new-ish to furniture and working with slabs. I recently purchased about 700bdft of rough cut cherry (for shared long term use). While sifting through the pile I found a really nice live edge slab that’s perfectly sized for a bench for my office. Live edge on three sides, about 15” deep and 4’ long. I...

04-17-2017 12:16 PM

Craftsman 6" Jointer- cheap - 1 reply


03-13-2017 01:21 PM

Plywood Shelf- Odd Angle Joinery - 3 replies

My wife has enlisted me to make a bookshelf for the baby’s room. Then she found this, and I agreed to attempt to duplicate it instead of spending the $500 to buy it. It will be roughly 60” tall. Now that I’m planning it out, I’ve begun to think about the joinery. It will all be 3/4” plywood (I’ll pro...

01-09-2017 03:42 PM

What mistake did I make? Twisted small project - 9 replies

A few months ago I posted a finished project of a chessboard that I made for a Christmas gift. I was happy with how the board came out- admittedly there were some first time errors (mostly sloppy joinery) but it was a nice board to give to my sister. So the board sat for two months inside my house until Christmas time. Come time to wrap it, I...

12-20-2016 02:40 AM

Finish for last minute project - 9 replies

Last minute project is a large routed serving tray that my mother hinted would be nice (just yesterday of course). What would you all recommend for a quick finish since it will only have a few days to cure? I’m hesitant to just use mineral oil for some reason…

12-08-2016 03:43 PM

Cherry Fixed Bench - 1 reply

So I’m getting to the point in my mudroom remodel where i need to put in our built in bench. The countertop on top of the cabinet that houses the mini-refrigerator (what is currently covered with tools in the picture) will be solid cherry finished with high gloss Waterlox to match the ones I’ve made in the rest of the house. All th...

10-25-2016 05:33 PM

Used Mahogany Decking - 2 replies

I’ve stumbled upon about 100bdft of used mahogany decking for dirt cheap. The boards are in excellent shape and are 5/4×5 1/4” in various lengths. Boards were pulled up from a 6 year old deck. After a light run through the planer, they look like new with the exception of the old nail holes. My only idea for the boards so f...

10-02-2016 11:15 PM

Difficult glue up question- chessboard - 4 replies

So I’m in gift making mode for family members and my sister wants a chessboard. I said sure, thinking if cant be much different than the end grain cutting boards I’ve been making. To fast forward… I’ve chosen a plan that quite a bit more difficult than I planned on and could use some help. The plans call for individu...

09-25-2016 01:39 PM

How thin is too thin - 9 replies

How thin is too thin for an end grain cutting board? I am finishing a board that ended up being thinner than planned because I did a poor job clamping and had a bow in the bird I had to take out. Right now the board is about 7/8” thick. I’m going to put feet on it and am worried about it snapping in the middle. It was going t...

09-20-2016 10:53 AM

What to do with undesirable finished projects? - 10 replies

Here’s a question for you: what do you do with finished projects that are undesirable or have no use to you? Could have been a bad design or something that contains a screw up on your end. For example, I made a jewelry box (mostly for practice) that I just don’t like the design or the fit and finish of it. It’s so small i...

09-07-2016 02:21 AM

Speakers for kitchen - 5 replies

Hey guys- I’m toying around with the idea of building some nice looking smaller speaker boxes to set up with a small receiver in my kitchen. Any audio guys out there that may have some suggestions on where to start? I’m thinking a slim design, something that I can mount under the too cabinets. Or, a more common bookshelf design ...

08-16-2016 04:33 PM

Filter bag for sander? - 1 reply

I have a larger Delta belt/disc sander unit in my newly setup small shop. I do not have a dust collection setup due to space and power limitations but I do have a large window exhaust fan/louver setup which helps. Is there a dust bag I could put on the outlet of the sander to catch some of of the fine dust coming off the sander? This is a...

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