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06-01-2017 03:55 PM

College student interested in building pianos - 6 replies

I have a neighbor who has just graduated high school who is an accomplished pianist, having won numerous national competitions..This fall he will attend Temple University on a music scholarship. The normal track for theses students is to either become an instructor or performer. Gray has expressed an interest in building and repairing pianos. I ...

09-28-2016 01:00 PM

Pecan log - 8 replies

A friend has offered me a 24” saw log of pecan. I don’t know much about this wood. What is it best or?

05-22-2016 11:06 PM

Router bit cabinet - 5 replies

I want to build a cabinet to store my router bits and forstner bits. My Dewalt thickness planer sits on a metal stand and I want to replace it with a nice cabinet so the bits are close at hand. I have looked through the Fine Woodworking archives and have gone to YouTube but have found nothing that works.Does anyone know of plans that might be ...

09-03-2015 06:42 PM

Upgrade to Shelix head for Steel City jointer - 1 reply

I have purchased a Shelix segmented cutter head for my Steel City 8” jointer. Does anyone have instructions for swapping out the heads?

02-26-2015 07:59 PM

13" Planers - 8 replies

At Christmas time I was looking at the Steel City helical planer with the extra set of carbide inserts. The budget didn’t allow it at that time but now I am back in the market. Going to the Steel City site I don’t see it listed.In the interim I see that Rikon now has one, but it does not list having the carbide inserts.What is the cu...

12-13-2014 05:43 PM

Steel City Planer - 3 replies

I’m interested in the helical cutter head planer from Steel City. I see there are two models, 40-200h and 40-300H but cannot determine the difference. Is it possible one is with carbide inserts?Does anyone have real- world experience with this unit?

11-08-2014 08:01 PM

Repair rotted door - 4 replies

The casing on our back door has rotted about 8” up from the bottom on one side. I remember recently seeing an article in a woodworking magazine on how to make a repair using a piece of PVC board.I have looked through my recent magazines an have not fund it. Does anyone know which book it appeared in?

11-01-2014 09:23 PM

Baby Cradle - 11 replies

We have just been told we will be Great Grandparents! I want to build a cradle for the newest member of the family. Does anyone have plans for a cradle?

11-17-2012 07:27 PM

Commemorative Flag Case - 2 replies

Team: My brother-in-law recently passed away and his son was given a flag to commemorate his father’s service. I have not seen any display boxes I like and thought I would ask the group for a recommendation. Does anyone have a set of plans for an unusual box?

01-02-2012 05:05 AM

MLCS Powerlift - 3 replies

About a year ago I was interested in this unit and someone said there was a problem because the height stop was mechanical rather than electronic. Most of the information I have see on the device is dated except for the video which seems to push the idea of the mechanical stop. Has anyone bought one, and what do you have to say about it?

10-14-2010 04:06 PM

Duplicator for Sears Lathe - 10 replies

Last year we lost a woodworker in our area and his wife invited the Chesapeake Woodworkers to buy some of his tools. I was very fortunate to acquire the Sears 12” lathe model 113-228160 plus all his turning tools and cabinets of chucks and sharoening supplies. It has a tubular rail. There was a duplicator with the lathe that the lady sa...

05-18-2010 10:20 PM

Black finish on furniture - 13 replies

I am doing two small tables made of poplar and my wife wants them black. What is the best practice for this kind of finish?

08-27-2009 08:19 PM

Dovetail spline - 22 replies

I am building a couple of candle boxes for a local museum from a cedar tree that fell on the property. My good friend and mentor, Bill Jefferson thinks I should add some contrasting walnut dovetail pins to the corners such as are seen on the cover of the latest Rockler catalog. Doug Stowe gives some really nice tips for straight splines in a...

03-05-2009 06:59 AM

Sofa Table - 2 replies

My wife wants me to build her a sofa table for the living room. If anyone has plans or pictures of such a table I would appreciate some guidance.

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