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03-09-2016 10:42 PM

Dust Collector Builds - 16 replies

I have a need for a dust collection system in my shop, the dust in my lungs has me coughing roughly. I really need a whole system for the shop not just a roll around shopvac with seperator. I have a large 220v squirrel cage furnace blower but not sure if it would work out as a dust collector. Any one tried this? I also could buy a blowup c...

03-08-2016 04:44 AM

What flavor wood is this? - 15 replies

Can yall tell me what you think this wood is?

02-12-2016 06:33 AM

Please help, what to do with these Cedar cookies - 7 replies

Evening everyone, I have myself a dilema, the good sort I reckon. I need to make some sort of piece out of these slabs to put in a auction for our school later this month. I had originally thought about turquoise epoxy to full the small holes but turns out after drying the rotted wood just fell out leaving me with this big hole in each one. ...

02-11-2016 03:17 PM

Black Locust - Best Use - 6 replies

Good morning all, I have a pal that is going to give me some logs (6’ long by 8-10” wide) of Black Locust. Its still green and I have a few questions. 1. I am thinking about making some more mallets just for fun, should I shape up the heads and handles while the wood is still wet or wait until its super hard (dry) to tool? ...

01-30-2016 02:54 AM

1977 Rockwell 14" 28-200 - 40 replies

Well I scored this at a auction for $180.00. Fixing to start cleaning up and tuning in. Any one have any special reccomendactions on what I should do to her while she is torn down? Anyone ever built their own riser block? Welp I appreciate all the help I can get…here goes

01-08-2016 07:36 AM

Home made bandsaw mill - is it profitable? - 16 replies

Greetings,1. For those of you who do milling, what kind of $$ did you make when you stared out?2. How should I figure out if there is a demand for hardwood lumber in my area? Who should I check with?3. Do you have to have a license to sell hardwood? I live in N. Louisiana and am considering building my own bandsaw mill. I got right bit by...

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