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  0 Thread: Pressure treated lumber
Post: RE: Pressure treated lumber

I have purchased about 50,000 bdft of treated lumber this past year to restore bridges on the Mendota, VA Rails to Trails project.    It was important to understand the treatment process, and this, ma...
Bill Tindall Home Improvement 3 481 08-11-2022, 02:14 PM
  0 Thread: (BOTH ITEMS SOLD)Ashley Isles Chisels New 11pc Set / Emmert Style Pattern Makers Vise
Post: RE: Ashley Isles Chisels New 11pc Set / Emmert Sty...

woodnutt Wrote: (08-09-2022, 02:35 PM) -- Just retired so I’m ready to start some projects, but I need to clean out my workshop of some unused tools.  Below is the first set of tools. Ashley Isles...
Bill Tindall Tool Swap N' Sell 11 1,395 08-09-2022, 07:32 PM
  0 Thread: Dovetail jig
Post: RE: Dovetail jig

Bob Vaughan Wrote: (08-09-2022, 04:18 PM) -- I'm a big fan both of the dovetail jig and the 5/8" thick drawer sides and backs.  It makes for a particularly rigid box that resists racking when there a...
Bill Tindall Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,408 08-09-2022, 05:20 PM
  0 Thread: Dovetail jig
Post: RE: Dovetail jig

Bob Vaughan Wrote: (08-08-2022, 10:11 PM) -- Excellent cabinet.  I don't think I'd want to use shelf track on glass shelves either. Give us a shot of the dovetail jig dovetails that would address ...
Bill Tindall Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,408 08-09-2022, 06:36 AM
  0 Thread: Dovetail jig
Post: RE: Dovetail jig

Bob Vaughan Wrote: (08-07-2022, 10:21 PM) -- I often see the rows of holes in Ikea furniture that has shelves.  Line boring machines have been popular in factory furniture for decades. As to the KV2...
Bill Tindall Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,408 08-08-2022, 10:08 AM
  0 Thread: Dovetail jig
Post: RE: Dovetail jig

Bob Vaughan Wrote: (08-06-2022, 09:55 PM) -- That's called 'side hung'.  Its great for getting maximum width in a limited space. I like to put the drawer groove between two dovetails.  This seems to...
Bill Tindall Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,408 08-07-2022, 09:00 AM
  0 Thread: Western red cedar
Post: RE: Western red cedar

Gregor1 Wrote: (08-06-2022, 02:34 PM) -- I have no particular plans for it, I simply like the look. As you say, maybe that will fade with time. Years ago I made some folding Adirondack chairs. This m...
Bill Tindall Woodworking 16 1,111 08-06-2022, 03:24 PM
  0 Thread: Western red cedar
Post: RE: Western red cedar

Gregor1 Wrote: (08-02-2022, 03:14 PM) -- I took a piece of the cedar back where I bought it, and he ran it through the sander for me. Is that some pretty wood or what?  I think so.The pic does not do...
Bill Tindall Woodworking 16 1,111 08-06-2022, 07:00 AM
  0 Thread: I need a roof!
Post: RE: I need a roof!

rwe2156 Wrote: (02-16-2022, 09:11 AM) -- Current situation:  Metal roof incorrectly applied 17 years ago:  1x4 untreated purlins applied over shingles have rotted.  Roofer says condensation under the...
Bill Tindall Home Improvement 14 3,121 08-05-2022, 06:09 PM
  0 Thread: Western red cedar
Post: RE: Western red cedar

Gregor1 Wrote: (08-05-2022, 11:23 AM) -- I talked to a friend who has his entire basement done in this same cedar. He says he has planed miles of it. He has an old Foley Belsaw planer. I looked it up...
Bill Tindall Woodworking 16 1,111 08-05-2022, 11:38 AM
  0 Thread: How is this color accomplished?
Post: RE: How is this color accomplished?

jteneyck Wrote: (08-05-2022, 08:55 AM) -- Hard to tell but I'd guess it's mahogany judging by both the color and style.  Almost certainly if it's old stuff.  So if you want to replicate both the colo...
Bill Tindall Finishing 5 513 08-05-2022, 09:40 AM
  0 Thread: Dovetail jig
Post: RE: Dovetail jig

Bob Vaughan Wrote: (08-04-2022, 11:54 PM) -- About anything from 1/2" to 3/4" will do for practice.  For real drawer construction I've gravitated to 3/4" fronts and 5/8" sides and back.  That combo s...
Bill Tindall Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,408 08-05-2022, 08:58 AM
  0 Thread: Gray Elm
Post: RE: Gray Elm

Gregor1 Wrote: (08-02-2022, 11:05 AM) -- I got around to using some of that grey elm for a project, other than just a cart to roll around the grill. If someone offers you some grey elm, RUN don't wal...
Bill Tindall Woodworking 17 1,736 08-02-2022, 07:29 PM
  0 Thread: Gray Elm
Post: the best wood

The best wood for this project is the western cedar you bought.  In our East TN climate any oil finish used outdoors promptly turns black from mold growing on it.   Elm is a pretty wood but never u...
Bill Tindall Woodworking 17 1,736 08-02-2022, 07:26 PM
  0 Thread: Drum Sanders
Post: RE: Drum Sanders

Gregor1 Wrote: (07-31-2022, 09:01 AM) -- You are probably right, but $600 for a cutter head would go a long ways toward my drum sander, which $ for $, I think I would get more use out of right now. -...
Bill Tindall Woodworking Power Tools 14 874 07-31-2022, 10:24 AM
  0 Thread: Drum Sanders
Post: RE: Drum Sanders

I got a good deal on a used Jet (Perormax design) drum sander.  It has become an essential tool in my shop.  I never finish sand on it. (I never machine sand much anyway.  Can't achieve my standards c...
Bill Tindall Woodworking Power Tools 14 874 07-31-2022, 07:32 AM
  0 Thread: Dovetail jig
Post: RE: Dovetail jig

Gregor1 Wrote: (07-29-2022, 07:26 AM) -- I want to play with my new Porter Cable dovetail jig. I have never used one before. Is there a certain thickness of board that's any easier than another thick...
Bill Tindall Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,408 07-30-2022, 09:32 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever think what they used for
Post: RE: Anyone ever think what they used for

adamcherubini Wrote: (07-29-2022, 06:47 AM) -- They had screw clamps more or less like ours more or less since Roman times. What you describe is practical and I’m sure people did that. A frame and we...
Bill Tindall Woodworking Hand Tools 11 1,114 07-29-2022, 04:21 PM
  0 Thread: wood filler
Post: Burn in sticks and wood

For small holes I used burn in sticks.  Sometimes I carve the hole into a shape that looks more like a color variation in the wood or grain.  These sticks can be blended to alter the color of the indi...
Bill Tindall Woodworking 9 717 07-27-2022, 05:15 PM
  0 Thread: Hallway Table Build
Post: edge planing

This discussion might better be continued on the hand tool Forum.  The response to my comment on planing edges drifted afar from the topic I delt with- keeping an edge orthogonal to the face of the bo...
Bill Tindall Woodworking 20 1,722 07-27-2022, 07:59 AM

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