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  0 Thread: The Simplest Tapering Jig
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jteneyck Wrote: (02-21-2024, 07:29 PM) -- Thanks.  That's very clever.  Can you control the curve?   John -- I haven't tried to be honest. But I would guess that you could. Nominally I have a 3/...
FS7 Woodworking 8 1,055 02-22-2024, 09:27 AM
  0 Thread: The Simplest Tapering Jig
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jteneyck Wrote: (02-21-2024, 02:41 PM) -- Could you explain, show photos, of what you mean by a curved taper.  Thanks. John -- You can see there is a very slight (or rather very large) radius to th...
FS7 Woodworking 8 1,055 02-21-2024, 05:50 PM
  0 Thread: The Simplest Tapering Jig
Post: RE: The Simplest Tapering Jig

This is brilliant for a straight taper. For a curved taper, I use a simple planer sled. The feed rollers push down uniformly as the gap allows, and tapers to your desired setting. I have a sled tha...
FS7 Woodworking 8 1,055 02-21-2024, 01:14 PM
  0 Thread: In making cutting boards what would you use
Post: RE: In making cutting boards what would you use

Food-grade mineral oil is about $30 a gallon on Amazon. I add some cold-pressed orange oil (more of a solvent, not really an oil) as it not only smells good but provides some antiseptic properties as ...
FS7 Woodworking 19 1,677 02-16-2024, 11:25 AM
  0 Thread: In making cutting boards what would you use
Post: RE: In making cutting boards what would you use

I use Titebond III. It's waterproof, which is the definitive differentiator. As for designs, I tend to use scraps and cutoffs. Sometimes it's a relatively short (22" or less) cutoff of a longer board...
FS7 Woodworking 19 1,677 02-14-2024, 01:04 PM
  0 Thread: Is there any woodworking you can make money at?
Post: RE: Is there any woodworking you can make money at...

Generally speaking, it's very difficult. I mean, you can look at Etsy. There's a lot of competition, and people will sell relatively intricate things (like the 87-step patterned cutting boards) for a ...
FS7 Woodworking 34 3,677 02-09-2024, 07:22 PM
  0 Thread: A Clock of my own design
Post: RE: A Clock of my own design

That might be the coolest thing I've ever seen on this site.
FS7 Woodworking 16 1,927 01-13-2024, 03:45 PM
  0 Thread: Please critique my bed design
Post: RE: Please critique my bed design

I used Festool Domino knockdown connectors on my last bed build. I don't even have the XL and they are remarkably strong and stable. https://www.festoolusa.com/company/news/domino-connector (https:...
FS7 Woodworking 21 3,666 01-06-2024, 05:23 PM
  0 Thread: Bubinga and glue
Post: RE: Bubinga and glue

RonB1957 Wrote: (12-10-2023, 05:24 PM) -- Has anyone glued up Bubinga and what glue did you use. I am using a 2 part epoxy at the moment, but am wondering if the usual Titebond or Gorilla wood glue w...
FS7 Woodworking 10 1,651 12-10-2023, 08:15 PM
  0 Thread: Round pedestal table in ambrosia maple and walnut
Post: RE: Round pedestal table in ambrosia maple and wal...

®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: (12-09-2023, 08:33 PM) -- Ha!  The 7'x43" red oak trestle table I built last year weighed 205# when done.  This one should come out way less! I just sent her this pic to make ...
FS7 Woodworking 43 4,836 12-10-2023, 09:59 AM
  0 Thread: Young Woodworkers Kits?
Post: RE: Young Woodworkers Kits?

David Stone Wrote: (12-01-2023, 12:14 PM) -- Just curious if anyone has tried Annie’s Young Woodworkers Kits? https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/young-woodworkers/shop (Yeah, I know I can pu...
FS7 Woodworking 1 621 12-02-2023, 10:33 AM
  0 Thread: coffee table dimensions
Post: RE: coffee table dimensions

Of all the things that have no particular standard, coffee tables are one of them. The only real consideration is that the top shouldn't be higher than the level of the seat. Beyond that, it's whateve...
FS7 Woodworking 4 1,221 11-26-2023, 10:08 PM
  0 Thread: Shop Interlocking Floor Mat Suggestions?
Post: RE: Shop Interlocking Floor Mat Suggestions?

I used interlocking floor mats for a while (I still do in parts) and I found that they are not very durable. They will rip or damage somewhat easily, they will deform (shrink or grow) based on solvent...
FS7 Woodworking 11 1,746 09-25-2023, 07:12 PM
  0 Thread: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?
Post: RE: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?

jteneyck Wrote: (09-14-2023, 07:27 PM) -- If you built the breadboard ends the same width as the field you were in for disappointment from the beginning, because anytime the moisture content changes ...
FS7 Woodworking 14 2,021 09-15-2023, 08:46 AM
  0 Thread: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?
Post: RE: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?

They have AC. It's older than my house by probably 40 years. But new enough to have central air. They have a wood stove in the adjacent room, and in the winter that room is often 85+ and dry as a bone...
FS7 Woodworking 14 2,021 09-13-2023, 09:16 PM
  0 Thread: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?
Post: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?

A year and a half ago my neighbors (friends of mine) asked for a dining table in cherry. They didn't want anything fancy - just a simple design, roughly 4' square. I did edge-glued 6/4 panels on top w...
FS7 Woodworking 14 2,021 09-13-2023, 08:27 PM
  0 Thread: What moisture content can you bring wood inside at?
Post: RE: What moisture content can you bring wood insid...

What I'm seeing is that it needs to be stickered inside for final drying. Which is fine, I guess, I just need to make a fair amount of room to do it (or do it in batches). I don't think the garage wil...
FS7 Woodworking 6 1,281 08-22-2023, 09:29 AM
  0 Thread: What moisture content can you bring wood inside at?
Post: What moisture content can you bring wood inside at...

I milled about 2000 board feet of red oak last year. Mostly quartersawn 5/4, some slabs. This was in early November, so close to 10 months ago. The 5/4 stacks are roughly between 8% and 15%. The 8/...
FS7 Woodworking 6 1,281 08-21-2023, 10:37 AM
  0 Thread: Style?
Post: RE: Style?

It's nearly impossible to define a style from one simple curve. That could be indicative of Shaker (rare, but not uncommon), Art Nouveau, or Early American. You would need to see an entire piece.
FS7 Woodworking 6 1,003 08-09-2023, 08:15 AM
  0 Thread: Wood ID
Post: RE: Wood ID

Can't speak to the other two, but ipe produces a greenish-yellow powdery dust when sanded. If you take sandpaper to it (don't use power tools, as it definitely irritating if not toxic) you will find o...
FS7 Woodworking 2 517 07-30-2023, 11:28 AM

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