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  0 Thread: lumber dimensions
Post: RE: lumber dimensions

Howdy, Good Information K.L. I have done a fair amount of reading on lumber dimensions and the history of the dimensional lumber. Your post was interesting, Sir. Not havin' many trees on this e...
sawdust703 Woodworking 18 7,562 11-27-2018, 10:22 PM
  0 Thread: looking for a set of turning tools
Post: RE: looking for a set of turning tools

Howdy, I'm somewhat of a newbie at the lathe myself. My first lathe was a worn out 30" HF rattletrap that a wannabe woodworker was sellin' on account of their movin' out of state. He handed over a fe...
sawdust703 Woodturning 14 5,757 11-18-2018, 12:55 AM
  0 Thread: shop clean up strategies??
Post: RE: shop clean up strategies??

I haven't spent much time in my shop in the last almost 6 months due to health conditions. I've cleaned & tinkered around, but that's about it. The way I've got my shop set up is places I can sit dow...
sawdust703 Woodworking 78 45,419 05-30-2018, 05:50 AM
  0 Thread: Is popular a good wood for bunk beds?
Post: RE: Is popular a good wood for bunk beds?

I, too, have made one for my grandsons out of pine. I used 2 x 6's, & spun the corner posts from poplar. It has held very well agin' the rompin' of two young boys. I personally would not use maple of ...
sawdust703 Woodworking 15 7,348 04-18-2018, 08:09 PM
  0 Thread: Give up Wood working?
Post: RE: Give up Wood working?

Captjack, I've been wood workin' 25+ plus years. I'm self taught. Bought my tools one at a time. Read more books than I care to discuss about wood workin', scroll sawin', finishin', wood, tools, etc. ...
sawdust703 Woodworking Hand Tools 39 23,157 04-15-2018, 10:37 PM
  0 Thread: Wobbly Table - Why?
Post: RE: Wobbly Table - Why?

yes, Ahill, I believe I did mention a level to check the floor.
sawdust703 Woodworking 26 11,374 04-02-2018, 06:36 PM
  0 Thread: Wobbly Table - Why?
Post: RE: Wobbly Table - Why?

I agree. I kinda thought this site was for folks to get help with their wood working problems, not be shot in the foot for tryin'. It could be the floor. I'm more apt to think that you may have pu...
sawdust703 Woodworking 26 11,374 04-01-2018, 10:23 PM
  0 Thread: My first turning in 14+ months
Post: RE: My first turning in 14+ months

thanks Arlin! I'm workin' on it! I had 2 heart attacks & a lung enbolism in December. Recoup has been slow, but I'm gainin'. My scroll saws & lathes are goin' to be callin' my buddies & lookin' for so...
sawdust703 Woodturning 9 5,293 03-29-2018, 12:21 AM
  0 Thread: Glue question
Post: RE: Glue question

I use gorilla glue on all my projects & not had any issues. Set time is quicker than tite bond, but it's a matter of preference. No matter which one you use, use clamps & clamp time.
sawdust703 Woodworking 5 2,719 03-27-2018, 11:50 AM
  0 Thread: My first turning in 14+ months
Post: RE: My first turning in 14+ months

good work, Arlin! nice to see you're back in the shop! I'm hopin' to get back in the shop this week myself. I've been out for almost 4 months due to my health. Keep spinnin'!
sawdust703 Woodturning 9 5,293 03-27-2018, 11:29 AM
  0 Thread: Kick back question
Post: RE: Kick back question

In agreement, your description of what took place other than the mdf gotcha isn't to clear. Your description of moving your fence "back," I'm gathering you moved it out away from the blade for you...
sawdust703 Woodworking 54 27,249 03-26-2018, 05:40 PM
  0 Thread: This forum needs more life
Post: RE: This forum needs more life

I haven't been on here for some time due to health issues. I haven't even been in the shop for goin' on 3 months!! But when I do check in here, it's the same old stuff. Nobody wants to get involved wi...
sawdust703 Woodturning 31 18,954 03-11-2018, 02:36 AM
  0 Thread: S4S and Stain vs rough sawn
Post: RE: S4S and Stain vs rough sawn

No offense, were I you, the first thing I would do is take into consideration your reputation. If you build saddle racks for her from cherry & she is content with your work, keep it that way! She wi...
sawdust703 Woodworking 16 6,537 03-10-2018, 12:18 AM
  0 Thread: Wide board need to be cut?
Post: RE: Wide board need to be cut?

Leave it as it is! I noticed in your picture you showed a hand plane. Were it me, I would hand plane it smooth & level, edge plane it, then leave it to acclimate to your shop. Make sure it gets air to...
sawdust703 Woodworking 15 6,365 03-08-2018, 11:40 PM
  0 Thread: Cupped maple top
Post: RE: Cupped maple top

yep! Rip it apart & run your edges thru a jointer. As mentioned, dependin' on acclimation, how straight your boards are, & moisture content, glue ups can drive ya to drinkin' if ya let'em. Were it...
sawdust703 Woodworking 7 3,783 02-26-2018, 08:00 PM
  0 Thread: Why Teach Woodworking?
Post: RE: Why Teach Woodworking?

Agreeing with what's been posted, I believe cooperation amongst the class is important. Working together is very important. Dependin' on the part of the country you're in, & the amount of building...
sawdust703 Woodworking 30 15,605 02-26-2018, 07:25 PM
  0 Thread: Why Teach Woodworking?
Post: RE: Why Teach Woodworking?

woodworkers, carpenters, trained wood working folks, admit it, we are a dyin' breed. Anything that can be taught & honestly learned by those bein' taught is an accomplishment! Teachin' to read plans...
sawdust703 Woodworking 30 15,605 02-18-2018, 01:52 PM
  0 Thread: Hickory Bowl With A Save
Post: RE: Hickory Bowl With A Save

nice bowl. The grain of the hickory really looks nice! great job!
sawdust703 Woodturning 9 5,098 02-06-2018, 11:39 PM
  0 Thread: Disguising small gaps
Post: RE: Disguising small gaps

If it'd of been me, I think I'd of opened ii up some with a dremel & a removal bit. Mix some wood glue & saw dust from the project & filled the gap. then ran it thru the surface planer, or drum sander...
sawdust703 Woodworking 33 18,479 02-06-2018, 11:30 PM
  0 Thread: working from home shop
Post: RE: working from home shop

We run the show circuit for a few years that were fairly close to home. We did ok, but, nothing big. I was still On the road drvin' at the time, so, part of my vacation was gettin' ready for all these...
sawdust703 Woodworking 29 11,659 11-11-2017, 06:56 AM

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