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01-09-2021 04:36 AM

How to Build a Custom Bookshelf - 18 replies

Good Afternoon, My wife has found a particular type of bookshelf that she wants me to build for our home library. And yes, its from Pinterest, I just do not know how to economically pull it off. We need about 25 of the verticals explained below. Budget of about $400. She does not like the look of face-frame shelves and likes the look o...

07-21-2018 12:36 AM

Attaching strips of wood to Formica counter - 5 replies

Hey everyone, I have a project for my wife that involves covering our 1980’s Formica countertop with 1/4” thick strips of walnut. I am not sure how I can attach it though. I have thought about putting contact cement down and then trying to pin nail the strips down. There is obviously no easy way to hold them in place, the strips ...

12-28-2017 12:59 AM

G0593 2007 8" jointer cast iron break. Please help - 21 replies

I had a great Christmas and hope you all did too. I have been looking to get a new planer all I had was a DeWalt lunchbox. So I found one on Craigslist 2 he’s from home. He wanted 800 for it, 15” grizzly barely used so I took off. When I walked in his shop there sat a griz 8” jointer with helical head. I asked if he was selling...

11-21-2017 02:55 PM

What is this wood? - 37 replies

I found that my Dad had a bunch of this stock sitting under our house in MS for years. He says is probably older than me, I am 30. I am not sure what it is, at first I thought it might be Walnut but it has no light sapwood near the live edge and the grain is quite curly. And then I thought maybe it is mahogany, although I have not seen much w...

09-25-2017 06:31 PM

Delta/Rockwell 37-300 8" Jointer table question - 4 replies

I have a couple of questions for the local experts. Last night I took about 4 hours set my infeed table to be level with the top of the cutter head….Had to do a little shimming under the cutter head bearing blocks. – AchievedAfter I did that I raised the Outfeed table up to about the same height and then adjusted the outfeed to b...

09-18-2017 06:30 AM

Jointer accident. Upgrade advice please - 21 replies

Good evening I have a old Rockwell 37-315 8” jointer that a old timer gave to me. I put a 110v motor on it and it has become a necessity in my shop. Well last night I installed some blades a lumberjocks brother sharpened for me. I have always had a very very difficult and curse filled time changing and setting blades. I figured I had go...

09-11-2017 10:04 PM

Attaching a thick border to a round table top - 17 replies

Hey there, I need some help. I have been commissioned to build a table like the one in the images below. It will be 60” in diameter and I am intimidated about that border on the table top. Do any of you have ideas of how I should go about adding that border on there? It will be about 2” thick and need to be about 3-4” inc...

03-30-2017 02:28 PM

Cabinet Shop Tool Sell off - 7 replies

Good morning, I am trying to help a old friend sell off his cabinet shop equipment. He was in the business for 30 years and has a lot of BIG machinery CNCs, Beamsaws, Edgebanders etc he needs to sell to bolster his retirement. Do any of you guys know of a place other than Craigslist where I can post to help him sell? He will ship. Thanks

02-17-2017 03:30 PM

Any Ideas on this Grain Feature - 3 replies

This is from a piece of 350 year old sinker Heart Pine. I am not sure what to make of this grain feature, any ideas?

02-07-2017 08:06 PM

Tools for Kids - 18 replies

Good afternoon fellas, I am a board member at a local Classical Christian School and also have a woodworking shop. I am going to host the 7-8th graders to come to my shop and do a simple project. The boys will come with me into my shop and the girls in the class will go into the house where my wife will teach them to do hair, (she is a bar...

02-01-2017 04:01 PM

3/4" Table top? Please read and help out! - 3 replies

Good Morning, I have a REALLY old table top glued up. The Boards are roughly 16” wide and 3 of those make it about 50” wide, by 10’ long. My problem it seems is that the top is only 3/4” thick. That has caused some issues with warping. The wood is Old Growth Southern Yellow Pine aka Pine Heart that was logged off o...

01-09-2017 04:37 PM

Woodworking Trade for Young Men - 22 replies

Good morning guys, I would like to run something by the community I am questioning. I will be transparent in this so you can have a better idea of my goals and wanderings. I am a father of 5 soon to be 6. I adopted my two oldest children from one of my sisters and those are two boys ages 14 and 11. They are all great kids, but in my youn...

11-22-2016 05:52 AM

Table apron. Thickness - 10 replies

Good evening I have a question about apron thickness. I have to build a 10’ dining room table. The base will be all redoak and the top is fairly light heart pine. The redoak I bought is 5/4. I jointed and planed it down. To 1” the legs will be 3×3 redoak post. Is the 1” apron with a tenon into the legs going to be ...

09-02-2016 06:32 PM

Wood Species - 7 replies

Hi all, There is a place here in town that gets all kinds of counter tops, furniture etc from the US and Abroad. They use hardwood pallets and I have used the wood to do several things with. Most of it is white and red oak but I came across some stuff I am not sure what it is. Its the bottom 3 boards that have a darker grain pattern and i...

07-28-2016 06:27 PM

Is this Heart Pine - 6 replies

Hello all, When I was a boy we bought a old Antebellum house in Mississppi about a hour from Natchez that we moved over to our land in Natchez. A image of the house is attached along with a link to a youtube video of the house. I have since taken up woodworking and recovered some of the old timber that was original to that house. We ke...

07-05-2016 08:50 PM

1969 Powermatic Model 66 Table Saw (light) Refurb - 5 replies

Good afternoon, You ever had one of those times when something too good to be true just jumps in your lap. Well 2016 has been that year for me and my shop. First off I was GIVEN a 1970 8” Rockwell Jointer with the long beds. All it needed was a motor and I already had one. I cleaned it up, repainted it and use it weekly. It was giv...

05-17-2016 04:28 PM

Rockwell 14" or Craftsman 18" ?? - 5 replies

Good morning all, I have a good sorta problem. I currently have a 14” rockwell that I restored and it works great. The only issue I have with it is power and I could fix that, the power is a issue because I would like to resaw larger chunks of wood. I don’t really want to buy the riser block and go thru all that but I will dep...

04-10-2016 05:42 PM

Delta Rockwell 37-315 8" Jointer part help - 2 replies

Hello everyone I am needing the blade Gibs or the tensioning bar for this jointer. There is a slot in the cutterhead but I have no idea on where to go to buy the stuff I might need. Any help would be appreciated

04-07-2016 02:01 PM

What type of tree? - 17 replies

Does anyone know what kind of tree this is. The green leaves are the new buds.

03-15-2016 05:18 AM

Oak Parquet flooring -flooded - 1 reply

Hi everyone, So I live in Monroe Louisiana. And just today Obama declared our Parish a Diaster area due to all the terrible flooding. Luckily, our home stayed dry. However many of our friends and neighbors didn’t. There is so much stuff out by the road right now Carpet, flooring, furniture etc. Today I seen some oak Parquet flooring th...

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