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The headboard is finished!

August 22, 2014, 5:06 pm

I bought the wood on 8/04 so I guess this took me 19 days to build. African Mahogany stained with General Finishes Georgian Cherry gel stain with 3 coats of Old master gel varnish. Except for 4 b... Read more »

Opinions - Dust Collection Unit

August 22, 2014, 10:36 am

I need another dust collector. Anyone know what brand this is and is the price a good deal. Do you have any knowledge of this brand/model having any issues/problems? I could call and ask about it... Read more »

Ping Leon - Corbel Pics

August 22, 2014, 7:54 am

I suppose the pics are detailed enough to surmise the corbels' construction, but I added comments, anyway. https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/?details=1 Sonny Read more »

Ping Swingman: What stain did you use on the barstools?

August 21, 2014, 2:49 pm

Hard to tell in photos, of course, but it sure looks nice. I'd love to add a can to my extensive collection. Oh, and possibly even use it on a project. --- This email is free from viruses and m... Read more »

Is this too much for a finial base?

August 21, 2014, 12:23 pm

;~) https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/14804240738/ Read more »

Lesson learned...

August 20, 2014, 11:32 pm

Never use a zero-clearance insert while cutting tapers on a table saw. Reason? The tapered offcut can wedge between the blade and the ZCI, pushing the blade into the workpiece. Makes a helluva noi... Read more »

Substitute for tilt base router.

August 20, 2014, 9:11 pm

Need to do some routing in an inside corner. A tilt base is not available for my Ridgid trim router (R2401) and I do not want to buy both a new router *and* a tilt base... Does anyone make a *fixed... Read more »

Headboard progress

August 20, 2014, 8:07 pm

All of the wood cutting is done and pieces are fitted, stained and have their first of 3 coats of varnish. I turned the finial this afternoon and stained it. I should be finished this weekend. ... Read more »

The next in my series of kindergarten woodworking questions

August 20, 2014, 9:47 am

A small but significant amount of time has just opened up in my schedule. With any luck, I'll be able to devote some of it to my slow-motion project. I'll be staining it, but I am doing some of ... Read more »

Re: SawStop science

August 20, 2014, 2:29 am

Doug's correct in the human body being the source of capacitance sufficient for the mechanism's sensors to detect the necessary difference to operate. The moisture in the wood is what is allowing t... Read more »

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The Other Side of Home Depot

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I know most of us take great pleasure in bashing Home Depot for their frequent ineptness, and Craftsman for their... well just because :-) Ocassionally though, Home Depot gets it right. They currentl... Read more »


Rip Fence Setup/Blade marks

Apologies if this is too frequent a question, I couldn't find an answer with a deja search. I am getting blade marks when ripping. This condition developed gradually and I found that my fence had ... Read more »


prebuilt decks

Is there any place I can go to buy a prebuilt 10X10 wood deck? Appreciate any ideas. TIA HC Read more »


Come check us out!

For all of you woodworking needs. Check us out at www.grithappens.com or www.abrasivespecialties.com Read more »


I cut my goddam toe off

Dropped the buzz saw, which I had just bought at a well-known hardware store. I guess steel toed boots would have been a good idea, but I didn't know the damn blade was that sharp. Do I have grounds ... Read more »


How to lay out an octagon

I was flipping through a neighbor's library and opened a book called 101 DIY Projects or something like it, and there was a good way to lay out an octagon (it was for a picnic table). Here goes: 1. ... Read more »


Fine Woods of Houston

This has been a local treasure for Houston area woodworkers since the mid 80's. I went by there the other day and it was shut down. Apparently, the owner, Charlie Burford, has gone out of the wood... Read more »


Wacky furniture

Browsing custom made furniture for inspiration and came across these pieces. These have to be some of the most unusual pieces I have seen to date: http://www.delcoverwoodworking.com/for_sale.htm -- ... Read more »


The Anarchist's Tool Chest

Undoubtedly, many of you are familiar with this book, but for those woodworkers read it, check it out when you get a chance. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=67610&cat=51&ap=1 Read more »


LI Woodworker's Show

I went to the LI Woodworker's Show today via a bus trip with other members of the Northeastern Woodworkers Association. It was a nice show! There were plenty of vendors there to drain the funds from ... Read more »