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12-06-2016 07:39 PM

pricing sculpture/table - 3 replies

I’ve been working on on some sculpture/furniture lately and starting to get some pieces I’m happy with and showing them to some friends. I was curious if you had any thoughts on how to price this type of thing? It’s about 3’x4’ and took me a few full days of work (not factoring in all the hours of experimenting befo...

11-11-2016 07:11 PM

full time furniture makers? and how long it takes to become one - 7 replies

Curious if any of you are full time furniture makers? How long do you think it would take to develop the skill, reputation and clients to be able to live off making furniture (which i understand is much harder than cabinetry/finish carpentry ect)? I understand it’s a hard questions and varies for everyone but interested in what your per...

10-17-2016 11:42 PM

drill press tall pieces - 1 reply

Do you guys have a good technique for drilling tall pieces on the drill press? I tried clamping to my table but it was hard to keep it vertical and then center it and then clamp it down. 

10-14-2016 05:29 PM

woodworking moments - 5 replies

what’s one word that describes the woodworking experience? and what are your favorite moments of woodworking?

10-12-2016 05:27 AM

dovetail common mistakes and key principals - 10 replies

hey guys trying to learn how to cut simple dovetail joints. Curious if you would shed some light: 1)what are the biggest mistakes novices make while cutting or practicing dovetails (and how to fix)?2)what are the biggest wastes of time?3)what mistakes are most common even at an expert level (and how to fix)?4)what are your key principals for ...

10-11-2016 04:33 PM

is it possible to be a minimalist maker? - 3 replies

I’ve been trying get rid of stuff and live a more simpler life with less stuff. It’s easy to get rid of excess clothes/electronics ect but i’m having a really hard time when it comes to the woodshop and garage. I would really like to be self-sufficient and am always putting together different kits to make or fix whatever I need...

10-10-2016 04:34 AM

west coast windsor chair/ green woodworking / oak & hard maple - 3 replies

Hey guys I’m from Santa Cruz, CA and I recently took a class with greg pennington out in Tennessee and have been trying to figure out what species of wood I could use. The common woods used for the chair tend to be -white oak (fast growing) for arm/spindles-pine (slow growing) for seat-hard maple for legs. We don’t have white oak ...

10-10-2016 03:49 AM

lipped brad point drill bits delayed drilling - 13 replies

Hey guys i bought a set of HSS lipped brad point bits from from veritas and am really unhappy with how they drill so i’m wondering if it’s an operator error or what.. Basically what happens to me is i begin drilling (hand drill) it digs in a little ways then it seems like it just spins there not drilling and all the sudden it grabs a...

09-12-2016 05:21 AM

Bent laminant plywood - 9 replies

I was thinking about a table top that is strips of Baltic birch plywood cut 3” wide and bent to fit a mold. Overall length will be around 55” Was wondering how thick of plywood could i use to do these bends? And will tight bond II work fine for this?

08-28-2016 06:19 PM

New layout: Moving into a smaller shop - 9 replies

Hey guys I’m moving from a small 9.5’ x 11.5’ shed shop to a smaller 8’x10’ garage shop. The new space is smaller but I can move things out to the driveway easier. Looking for layout advice as up to this point I’ve just been buying tools and haven’t tried to optimize the layout so this will be a good ...

08-27-2016 10:31 PM

Wood storage Vertical or horizontal - 12 replies

How do you guys store your wood, vertically or horizontally? The school woodshop always did vertical but I’ve been doing horizontal for long stuff. Bout to move so will be able to rethink my system

08-21-2016 04:04 AM

Screw and bolt organization - 13 replies

Wondering what system you use? Was thinking about getting some tackle boxes but wondering what you use and how you group things

08-13-2016 07:18 PM

Kidney/back belt? - 9 replies

Any of you guys wear a back belt while working in the shop? Backs been hurting, getting rid of my shop apron with some weight like square, tape, other various hand tools helped a bit but still sore after a couple hours in the shop

08-09-2016 05:30 AM

small variable speed grinder - 1 reply

Hey guys i’ve been doing some power carving and have found the sand paper and flap wheels burn the wood with my Milwaukee. I think this will be fixed if I could slow down the speed. You guys recommend any in particular? mainly i’ve seen the larger grinders that have variable options and that seems a bit over kill. Preferably i’...

08-07-2016 07:00 PM

Cordless jigsaw blows sawdust away - 5 replies

I’ve been gettin a ton of use out of my big saw now that it’s cordless and I really like the light 12v miluakee but I have to blow away the sawdust the whole time I’m using it to see my line! Anyone else have better luck with different brands?

08-01-2016 10:28 PM

Drill press clamp - 1 reply

Id like to get a little vice or clamping setup for my drill press. Have you found any setup that works better than the basic mini vice that rests on the platform you get at harbor friendly ? This looks like a nice option for irregular shaped pieces And might be nice to set the angle

07-25-2016 05:17 AM

Hinges help - 1 reply

Hey guys I’m making a camping chuck box and the design I can up with has the cabinet door rotating back 180* then the top flipping over and resting on The Doors as support to the right and left of the stove I can’t figure out how to have the doors act as support for the top open and closed because when the top flips over it ends u...

07-24-2016 05:21 AM

finish applier tool - 2 replies

what’s this thing? he squeezes out finish then rubs it down https://vimeo.com/83534761

07-18-2016 04:21 PM

fundamental skills to practice every day - 2 replies

So i’ve been learning woodworking (furniture and instruments) on and off the past couple of years and have been trying to focus on getting better lately Watched this video and thought the learning process might be fun to try out in the woodworking realm https://youtu.be/lB6K60mkmho 1/ Set Specific goals 2/ Deconstruct skills and iden...

07-18-2016 01:58 AM

Does Baltic berch get darker with age - 7 replies

Does Baltic berch get darker with age? I just made the box on the right not sure if it’s just the different wood suppliers or if it gets darker Left is Baltic birch from Lowes right is higher quality Baltic birch from Russian I like the color of the left, maybe just need a light oak stain to match

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