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  0 Thread: Table Dimension Help
Post: RE: Table Dimension Help

Scoony Wrote: (10-27-2021, 10:38 AM) -- Question #2: How would you handle the top? For the dimensions given, what thickness would you shoot for? -- IMHO - Table thickness; 1-3/8" to 1-1/2" (max). ...
Don_M Woodworking 13 658 10-28-2021, 12:05 AM
  0 Thread: getting paid for custom work
Post: RE: getting paid for custom work

mr_skittl Wrote: (10-25-2021, 10:25 AM) -- Thank you Don for the contract. I was surprised how long it was. I'm sure I can pick pieces out to help me build my own. -- Yeah – it may seem a bit much ...
Don_M Woodworking 13 964 10-27-2021, 11:53 PM
  0 Thread: getting paid for custom work
Post: RE: getting paid for custom work

mr_skittle Wrote: (10-22-2021, 02:41 PM) -- I've recently taken the plunge from hobby to professional and just landed my first job. I'll be building and installing an entertainment center and some be...
Don_M Woodworking 13 964 10-24-2021, 11:34 PM
  0 Thread: Mindset while woodworking
Post: RE: Mindset while woodworking

Ok – I’ll bite. FWIW – you could say I do a little bit of both. I volunteer at Habit for Humanity one day a week (so basically carpentry), but I am pretty much a furniture builder. So, for me I wou...
Don_M Woodworking 23 1,879 09-30-2021, 10:44 PM
  0 Thread: Bombe Chest of Drawers Plans
Post: Bombe Chest of Drawers Plans

Some may recall I finished a Bombe Chest last year (and, as it turns out, it made the Readers Gallery in the latest issue of FWW). https://forums.woodnet.net/showthread.php?tid=7354892&highlight=bo...
Don_M Woodworking 2 311 09-30-2021, 12:14 AM
  0 Thread: PM66 3hp 1ph powered by gas generator?
Post: RE: PM66 3hp 1ph powered by gas generator?

GalenS Wrote: (06-29-2021, 07:49 PM) -- Thanks man! Super helpful! -- My understanding is that it could be a bit more complicated. When starting a motor from a generator, the current surge causes a...
Don_M Woodworking Power Tools 27 2,648 07-13-2021, 07:30 PM
  0 Thread: My most ambitious project to date - a custom guitar inspired by a 1959 Les Paul
Post: RE: My most ambitious project to date - a custom g...

Very nice project. My brother plays guitar so I may need to build one of these some day. I appreciate complex projects. I like how you have to think thru and properly sequence the various milling a...
Don_M Woodworking 15 1,500 07-12-2021, 06:40 PM
  0 Thread: Built-in Design/Assembly Questions
Post: RE: Built-in Design/Assembly Questions

The design looks nice. I assume the back would be visible from the stairs? If it were me I would build the two carcasses separately (as you have described), but would sit them on a single base (eas...
Don_M Woodworking 15 1,205 06-07-2021, 08:06 AM
  0 Thread: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock
Post: RE: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock

skeeterk Wrote: (06-04-2021, 12:46 PM) -- Nice work!! I'm actually working on the same clock now and will receive my dial today from the same person that painted the one in the article.  I still h...
Don_M Woodworking 19 2,483 06-05-2021, 11:35 AM
  0 Thread: Finish for outdoor table?
Post: RE: Finish for outdoor table?

AlanS Wrote: (06-03-2021, 10:32 AM) -- Neighbor bought a pine outdoor table...slats on top...not solid.   Well, one week later, some of the slats are warping...she wants me to replace/ repair with ne...
Don_M Woodworking 6 1,057 06-03-2021, 04:32 PM
  0 Thread: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock
Post: RE: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock

Bach Wrote: (06-01-2021, 12:10 PM) -- Have you been able to get the movement in beat, and to keep it in beat? -- I have it pretty tuned up at the moment - but it is/was a bit of a work-in-progress ...
Don_M Woodworking 19 2,483 06-02-2021, 07:34 AM
  0 Thread: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock
Post: RE: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock

AHill Wrote: (05-30-2021, 12:06 PM) -- Would love to see another set of pics after a year or so as the cherry color deepens.  Will do Kudos to you for not using any toners or dyes.  I think cherry...
Don_M Woodworking 19 2,483 05-31-2021, 05:12 PM
  0 Thread: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock
Post: RE: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock

shoottmx Wrote: (05-30-2021, 06:45 AM) -- WOW!! Fantastic work. We'd all love to see a couple close up pics---- g -- Thanks - Here and some more/better pictures. The darn thing is so tall (90") ...
Don_M Woodworking 19 2,483 05-30-2021, 11:22 AM
  0 Thread: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock
Post: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock

This clock was featured in an August 2004 FWW issue. I always liked the project and finally got around to building it. The FWW version was constructed using curly Maple, but since it is a Pennsylvania...
Don_M Woodworking 19 2,483 05-29-2021, 06:17 PM
  0 Thread: DIY drying wood
Post: RE: DIY drying wood

Bencuri Wrote: (04-21-2021, 09:29 AM) -- So this way it doesn't crack?  This microwawe thing seems a good solution for me so far. -- Just be careful - a microwave is fully capable of igniting - ...
Don_M Woodworking 9 1,444 05-13-2021, 11:26 PM
  0 Thread: Returning to the Hobby
Post: RE: Returning to the Hobby

I think Grizzly is a good source for stationary machines. I bought my bandsaw from them many years ago after much research and felt it was the best bang for the buck. I've always had good experie...
Don_M Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,976 02-27-2021, 10:49 PM
  0 Thread: Need a source for stainless steel plate
Post: RE: Need a source for stainless steel plate

wood2woodknot Wrote: (02-27-2021, 10:08 PM) -- I've never gotten into this kind of thing before so maybe some of you tool makers, blacksmiths, or knife makers can tell me where I can find stainless s...
Don_M Woodworking 21 2,502 02-27-2021, 10:38 PM
  0 Thread: ? about 45 deg lock miter bit.
Post: RE: ? about 45 deg lock miter bit.

Your post is timely – I am about to start a project and planning to use a lock miter to join the cabinet edges.I have the bit – but have only used it once.  As I recall made a full cut once it was pro...
Don_M Woodworking Power Tools 8 917 02-26-2021, 01:50 AM
  0 Thread: Resawing without a bandsaw?
Post: RE: Resawing without a bandsaw?

Two options; Router: Make a template from ½” birch ply and attached to bottom of full width of material and then route the curve using either a bushing (on the router) or a pattern making bit. I h...
Don_M Woodworking 18 2,012 02-24-2021, 06:17 PM
  0 Thread: Sofa tables
Post: RE: Sofa tables

gad5264 Wrote: (02-14-2017, 07:07 AM) -- Show me your sofa tables, please? -- As requested, Material: Cherry, book-matched Cherry veneer top & Tiger Maple Size: 48”w x 15”d x 32”h Finish: Danish...
Don_M Woodworking 18 6,782 02-22-2021, 08:44 AM

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