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04-06-2020 10:15 AM

Buying advice for a wide belt sander - 20 replies

Hi All, Im investigating the possibilites of buying a wide belt sander. These are crazy expensive machines so Im looking in the second hand market and I wanted some advice for what I should be looking out for. I will mainly be using it for surfacing big slabs and panel glue ups but from what I read these things can get pretty addictive and us...

01-14-2020 09:46 PM

Kiln drying slabs - 2 replies

Hey guys and gals, I’m looking for some information about kiln drying wood. I have some oak and some bog oak that is freshly cut. The slabs are 2 1/2 feet wide, 8ft long and about 4 inches thick. What is the estimated drying time is someone uses a kiln. And is a vacuum kiln different? Thanks for educating me! Any resource you can point me ...

12-31-2019 10:21 AM

Woodworking Team Building Events - 10 replies

Hi folks, I run a coworking space for woodworkers in Spain and we get quiet a few requests from companies who are interested in doing team building events at our space. These are really interesting as they pay well for what is essentially a days work. We have done projects that involve making wall art with off-cuts and this type of thing but ...

10-28-2019 05:15 PM

Convert a wood burner to a sawdust burner - 17 replies

Hi all, I recently bought a wood burning stove for my shop and really I want to burn sawdust in it. I’m wondering if I need to convert it in some way I’ve seen bumptious videos on line of people packing sawdust around a removable central pole which makes the fire burn from the centre to the edges in a slow consistent way and this is what I...

06-19-2019 04:34 PM

JessEm Rout-R-Lift II and EU router - 2 replies

Hey Guys, I just purchased the Rout-R-Lift II from the US Amazon website its the one that is compatable with the following US routers: Porter-Cable 690/890 DeWalt 610/616/618 BOSCH 1617/1618 Craftsman 1754x/28190/28084 What I am trying to find out is which EU routers it will accomodate, anyone have any ideas? I cant find any kind of lis...

03-31-2019 09:16 AM

A Shared Workshop...... so many questions, HELP! - 8 replies

Hi All, Im in the process of opening a coworking space for woodworkers in Madrid Spain. It will be home to both profesional woodworkers, hobbyists and offering classes to both new and experianced alike. We dont have anything like this in Madrid but I know they are quite popular in the US and so I would really appreciate any and all advice fro...

11-20-2017 03:46 PM

Hand Tool Supplier in Miami - 0 replies

Hey All, Im visiting the US from Europe in a couple of weeks and would love to get my hands on a few hand tools while I am over there. Does anyone know any suppliers of Veritas or other hand tool makers in the Miami area? Ive been frantically searching on the Google but Im not having much luck! Thanks folks

02-24-2014 04:28 PM

Selling 20,000 skewers! - 1 reply

I bought a whole box of skewers a while back that I dont need, perhaps someone lese can make use of them! I have 20,000 of them in an unopened box and another open box that has about 10,000-15,000 left. I paid 70EUR for each box but they are just taking up space, if anyone wants them I will sell you the box for 30EUR PLUS shipping (the box we...

04-15-2013 03:33 PM

City Blocks - 3 replies

Hi All, Im hoping you can send my some sawdust wisdom on a little project ive been asked to consider. There is a company called Muji that create little wooden stylized versions of iconic buildings which they sell as kids toys. A company here in Europe have asked if it can be done cheaply for EU cities too. Im looking to find out how these ...

07-21-2011 08:30 AM

Humidor Cabinet Questoin - 4 replies

Folks, Im building a Humidor cabinet (3-400 cigars) and Im wondering what is the best way to seal the door to prevent alot of humidity escaping! Im thought about draught excluders, inset doors, offset panels but I cant make a desicsion! Is there a best technique? Is there a magic product on the market? Also, I am intending to close the ...

06-26-2011 04:14 PM

Kashiwado Chair - 7 replies

Hey All, Im looking for a bit of advise as Ive been commisioned to reproduce the Kashiwado Chair shown in the images attached. Im really excited to give it a go but I wanted to hear the forums voice on a couple of points. 1) The chair will be placed outside, but in a covered space. They will not get wet other than exceptional circumstances...

05-24-2011 01:51 PM

Thickness of Cedar Lining in Humidors - 10 replies

Hi all, I’ve been building a few humidors recenty and have found it a fun process and I’m even more ex ted now that I picked up an order for a large one. I have noticed however that in some of the humidors I built a couple of months ago there is quite a lot of sap present in the cedar! I have cleaned it off with denatured alcohol ...

03-23-2011 05:12 PM

Padauk Outside and bending qualities - 2 replies

Hey all, Quick question for you all. Is Padauk any good outside? I have a wonderful ecterior finish called Sikkens that is great but what happens to the wood in the sun? Also, has anyone ever tried steam bending it? Warren

03-21-2011 01:26 PM

Solid Wood Humidor Lid - 7 replies

Hi All, I have a question which I really know the answer too but am really hoping I’m wrong. I am building some boxes and I want to use a solid piece of bubinga as the top of the box. I am using miter joints for the corner of my box then routing a rabbit in the top to hold the lid. Obviously my problem is wood movement, I know the li...

02-18-2011 07:08 PM

What is "Lati" - 9 replies

Hi all, I found this wood at my lumber yard and thought it looked awesome so bought a piece, Ive started making a box with it just to see how it works and I have been trying to work out what kind of wood it actually is! You see, Im in Spain and I obvoiously buy wood using the Spanish name. This one was sold to me under the name “Lati...

08-19-2010 06:33 PM

Ipe, finishing and gluing - 9 replies

Chaps, (and chapess’s) I am in the process of making an exterior table and a set of for stools out of Ipe which now has me somewhat puzzled! Besides the fact that Ipe gives of some horrible green/yellow dust it is also proving to be a royal pain the %^#%$ to glue or finish! I have laminated together a table top, 4 boards wide and ...

07-31-2010 11:38 AM

Wood Movement Nightmare - 9 replies

Dear All, I have been asked to make the following piece for a client and I would really appreciate some advice on how to accommodate wood movement! It is an exterior table and chairs which will be 100% Ipe wood. I live in Madrid and the weather here changes from freezing to 100 degrees in the summer. Humidity ranges from 30% in the summ...

06-18-2010 12:12 PM

Any idea how to cut recess - 24 replies

Chaps, I am been asked to make a reproduction of the table shown here and I am at a bit of a loss on how to cut the recess shown on the rails. I know there is a simple method of doing it but have got a complete brain freeze on the topic. Could someone put me out of my misery please? Thanks

05-31-2010 04:08 PM

Folding Chair Hardware - 1 reply

HI all, Does anyone know where I can get hardware to build a folding chair? I am going to need the seat to fold up towards the seatback and then the front legs to fold down so that they are against the seat. Also, this is going to be an exterior chair so stainless steel I am presuming will be best I hope that makes sense! Warren

05-21-2010 09:17 AM

Difference between Festool Drills - 14 replies

Hi all, I’m looking at buying a new Festool drill, (I know they are crazy expensive!), but I am undecided over whether to purchase the C15 or the T15 mainly because I really cant see much significant difference between the two other than the handle. Having said that I am quite positive that there is a simple and obvious difference that ...

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