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12-26-2018 06:37 PM

ADVICE NEEDED: Thickness and surfacing short boards? - 7 replies

Last year I got a bunch of 8/4 mahogany in various sizes.Some spindle size about 12” long, some platter or shallow bowl size varying from 6” to 12”.There were also some 6”X12 to 15” sizes.I’m interested in making boxes and have done a few tests of slicing the boards down to 3/8” or so.I’m at a stag...

12-10-2016 06:18 PM

Help trueing a crosscut sled - 5 replies

I recently made a crosscut sled and I am at the stage of trueing the fence 90 to the blade.I was using the “5 cut method” and have been having a heck of a time getting this correct. I could use some advice/double checking my math and whether I need to make additional adjustments. For the last correction I came up with the follo...

12-31-2014 06:12 PM

Homemade finish for handles? - 9 replies

Hi Everyone – I have a few projects I am starting that are going to be various sized handles for tools and pen nib holders. So far the wood I have is cherry burl (natural) and the other is Elder burl (flame) which was stabilized. What would be some good finishes to try and do you have a homemade formula for them?I am looking for some...

03-16-2014 04:26 PM

Question for Escalate Media: Sync or Async GPT ad calls? - 8 replies

Hi – I haven’t dug into the site code much (sitting at a coffee shop and seeing that the site loads slow) but I am wondering if you guys are using sync or async GPT ad calls? I would suggest using Async if you are not (that should speed up the site load some).

03-11-2014 09:43 PM

n00b looking for advice - 1 reply

Hi guys – I’m working on a few pieces for the garage (workbench and cabinets) and I am using these as tests and to build skills for future actual projects for in the house. I am trying to find out some details on what the best method to apply things would be. I have two pieces (both Maple plywood) – the first I put three ...

01-20-2014 04:23 AM

Question: Workshop lighting - 16 replies

Hi – I’m getting ready to replace a single two cfl fixture in my garage and would like some input as to what to get. I’ve been reading a ton and of course have gotten confused with all the options for bulbs and how they might hold up in a cold garage. My “workshop” is a 2 car garage with a single wide door (20...

01-09-2014 12:06 AM

Appropriate wood for carcass construction? - 8 replies

Hi – I am making a rolling cabinet to place a work table surface on top of (the Paulk workbench).I’m doing this as part of practice for future built in bookcases and cabinets for my daughters craft room. Would 0.5” ply be appropriate/acceptable for the carcass of the cabinet (also for the future bookcases) or should I be mov...

12-31-2013 07:24 PM

Cedar Pickets - Sand or Plane? - 4 replies

Hi – One of the projects on my todo list is a fence for the backyard.I’ve decided I am going to make it a 4’ cedar lattice fence. I have two options for the design – one I like better than the other. 1) buy lattice and cut to size and build the frame around it.2) buy rough cedar pickets and cut to lattice width, route ...

12-31-2013 02:49 AM

Cold Garage: What can I use? - 7 replies

Hi – I just built a set of shop cabinets and will be building out a workbench and shelves next.I used maple ply and pine. Lately it has been in the 40s and I have been able to get the garage up to about 52. What finish can I use on these projects? (not really interested in paint though) Thanks!

12-25-2013 10:04 PM

Local wood sources? Seattle, WA - 4 replies

I’m wondering what the local wood sources are around here. Or what I should be looking for online (term wise)? I’m mainly looking to get plywood suitable for making closet built-ins and bookcases as well as some planks of solid wood for side table and entryway table tops. Thanks very much!

12-23-2013 05:58 PM

BORG plywood question - or What should I look for? - 13 replies

Background:I’m new to woodworking and my plan is to start on the garage workshop then move into the house slowly working on less visible to most visible pieces as I build skills. I have been buying plywood from Home Depot – but sticking to the better grades. Recently to start on workbench upper shelves and drawers I picked up s...


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