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02-19-2011 04:24 PM

Surface rust on tablesaw and jointer - 3 replies

My table saw and jointer are both less than a year old and I have surfce rust on their tables. What should I use to get it off? Both tables have rust from something damp being placed on them, green wood and a box. ThanksYT75

02-07-2011 03:05 PM

Sharpening hand plane blade on the Work Sharp 2000? - 1 reply

For Christmas my in laws got me a Work Sharp 2000 sharpener. I want to be able to sharpen hand plane blades on it but the only attachments I can find are for the 3000 model. I would like to return the sharpener but I can’t do that since it was a gift. ThanksYT

01-17-2011 05:13 PM

Credit card swipes on cell phone - 24 replies

Does any one use any of the apps and devices to accept credit cards on their cell phone? I have been looking into the Roampay by Roamdata for iPhone or Android phones to use at craft fairs. Any one ever use these and what experience have you had? What are other ways to accept credit cards at craft fairs or just home sales?

01-13-2011 04:59 PM

Problems with my Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router - 4 replies

I am having issues with my Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router. It doesn’t want to crank up when I have it in the table. I have followed the directions in the manual and still can;t get it. I can get it to crack if i take it out and lay it on its side. Also does anyone know where I can get a plate for the Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router? I am c...

01-08-2011 06:26 PM

Blue stabilzed maple - 3 replies

I have a request from a customer that wants a blue and white end grain cutting board for Penn State games. I figured that I would use hard maple for the white but I am stuggling on the blue. Any idea? I have seen small pen blanks that are blue stabilized maple but nothing larger.

12-30-2010 04:59 AM

Website design software? - 13 replies

Today I registered my first domain name ( and now the hard part starts, designing a website. I want to design a site that is user friendly and helps me display my work. What tools have everyone used to help design and publish their websites? I have zero website design experience. Thanks

12-28-2010 09:28 PM

Any wood unsafe for cutting boards - 9 replies

Are there any hardwoods that are considered unsafe for cutting boards? I have a large piece of wenge but never see people using it for cutting boards. Is it safe to use? I use food safe finishes so I am only concerned with the wood itself.

12-26-2010 03:02 AM

Photo submittions for first craft show - 3 replies

I am looking to apply for my first few craft show but I am hitting a road block, the pictures. All the applications that I have require photos to submitted. I have photos of my work but I am struggling for photos of a booth which I have never setup before. My wife got me an Ez Up canopy for Christmas to use for shows so I have the canopy but ...

12-14-2010 11:50 AM

State College PA Arts Fest entry? - 3 replies

I know this will only apply to a small area but I am trying to find an entry form for the State College Pennsylvania Arts Fest and I am having no luck. A few weeks ago I e-mailed some address that I found on their webpage but got no answer. Didn’t know if anyone on here ever exhibited anything there and would be able to give me a hand. ...

12-08-2010 11:21 PM

Shaping a seat with a grinder in the cold weather - 9 replies

I am running into an issue with the cold weather and being able to shape a chair seat with a grinder. When it is warmer out I grind my seats with an aggrssive wheel and angle grinder outside. Since it is freezing cold in central PA I can’t really grind outside and in the garage causes ALOT of dust. What do I do? I try to rush home from...

11-30-2010 07:17 PM

Maloof rocker finish - 20 replies

I just finished my 4th Maloof rocker and I can’t seem to get the finish to where I want it. Everytime I find a rocker online that i love it seems to have a finish that shines like a mirror. What method is being used to get this finish? I have been using the Maloof brand finishes, 4 coats of Poly/Oil followed by 2 coats of wax/oil. Am i...

11-11-2010 03:19 PM

Materials for first craft show - 7 replies

I am in the process of applying for my first ever craft show, the show will be in July in Boiling Spings PA. I have never done a craft show so I don’t know what to get as far as booth supplies. Right now I have nothing so I am definityly starting from scratch. I also need to submit a picture of my booth and don’t know how to do th...

11-09-2010 04:31 PM

Steam box - Build or Buy? - 12 replies

I want to start attempting Windsor chairs but a necessary tool that I need is a steam box. I have been looking around at people’s home made steam boxes and at ones that I can buy. It seems that to get it right it is expensive to build. The one that I am looking to buy is Mike Dunbar’s on website (not a studen...

11-05-2010 02:28 AM

Angle for wine balancers - 9 replies

I am interested in making a few wine balancers as Christmas gifts. What angle does the bas need to be to balance a full bottle of wine? Don’t know if they are truelly called wine balancers but thats the only name I can think of to call them. Thanks

11-02-2010 02:56 AM

Finishing methods for wine bottle stops - 1 reply

What do you all suggest for finishing methods on wine bottle stops? The first 4 stops that I made I used the BLO and CA finish just the same as my pens. Do others use this method or lacquer and buffing? I want a finish that will last and is shiny. ThanksYT

10-23-2010 06:40 PM

Pen mill size for Sierra pen - 2 replies

What size pen mill do I need for the Sierra pen? Will the 7M mill I have work for it?

10-19-2010 09:59 PM

Training material for Windsor Chairs - 2 replies

I am interested in learning how to build a Windsor Chair but don’t have the time to attend a class at the Windsor Institute in New Hampshire. Are there any step by step plans and templates available for windsors similiar to Hal Taylors plan’s for Maloof rockers? Thanks

10-18-2010 06:33 PM

Location for marketing pens - 3 replies

I would like to start by saying that I have no dreams of becoming rich by making pens on my lathe I am just looking for a way to market a few. I have checked on the usual location (ebay) and there are several nice wooden pens listed but not many bids. What have others used to sell pens online? Is there a place online or do most use word of mo...

09-13-2010 02:31 AM

Help with sharpening - 4 replies

I am new to tool sharpening and I need some help. I picked up a few old Stanley planes at a flea marked and I have no clue on sharpening the blades. Whatever help you can lend will be appreciated. Thanks

08-23-2010 08:00 PM

Festool RAS 115 4-1/2" Rotary Grinder Sander reviews? - 1 reply

I am interested in a Festool RAS 115 4-1/2” Rotary Grinder Sander but I havn’t seen any reviews. This will be my first venture into Festool so I want to make sure that it is worth my investment. I have been using a Hitachi 4-1/2” grinder to carve rocking chair seats but the dust is a bit much. During the summer months its al...

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