Search Results
Post Author Forum Replies Views Posted [asc]
  0 Thread: refinish table & chair
Post: RE: refinish table & chair

Halfathumb Wrote: (09-20-2021, 10:57 AM) -- A couple of questions about refinishing this chair. 1) Has anyone ever seen a thin dowel used to support arm rests? I think they're copper or brass. Har...
Ridgeway Woodworking 6 216 42 minutes ago
  0 Thread: Doll house time again
Post: RE: Doll house time again

Dumb_Polack Wrote: (08-26-2021, 06:50 AM) --  I made some pieces of furniture (picnic table, dining table and chairs, a wardrobe) for our girls when they were into American Girl dolls. Funny but I...
Ridgeway Woodworking 10 680 08-26-2021, 01:05 PM
  0 Thread: Teak question
Post: RE: Teak question

handi Wrote: (06-21-2021, 07:23 PM) -- Oil finish. They can use teak oil, but tell them to be sure it is an oil finish and not a film finish. Walnut oil or even mineral oil will work fine. Oil...
Ridgeway Woodworking 6 686 06-22-2021, 02:55 PM
  0 Thread: Solvents
Post: RE: Solvents

MichaelMouse Wrote: (06-17-2021, 11:05 AM) -- "Dilution is the cure for pollution."  I think that's why all the solvents say use with adequate ventilation.  Methanol is possibly toxic with just skin ...
Ridgeway Finishing 6 829 06-18-2021, 11:09 AM
  0 Thread: Cutting wooden disks
Post: RE: Cutting wooden disks

Zack Butler Wrote: (04-02-2021, 07:03 AM) -- I need to cut a bunch of disks.  The catch is I don't want a center hole that I have to patch. I need to batch these out faster than trying to cut them...
Ridgeway Woodworking 19 1,809 04-02-2021, 03:06 PM
  0 Thread: Is it ever a good idea to drill from both sides of a piece?
Post: RE: Is it ever a good idea to drill from both side...

FS7 Wrote: (01-25-2021, 09:01 AM) -- I've been doing a lot of turning lately and just finished a salt shaker yesterday. I used the PSI kit, which is just a cap, a chrome tube, and a plug. The design ...
Ridgeway Woodworking 3 670 01-25-2021, 01:53 PM
  0 Thread: Black stripes on wood top
Post: RE: Black stripes on wood top

MsNomer Wrote: (01-14-2021, 02:24 PM) -- Oh, my!  That is some sweet eye candy. -- I am not so sure about that.  Why would you put that sort of inlay in the middle of that beautiful ribboning?  It ...
Ridgeway Woodworking 10 1,309 01-21-2021, 04:18 PM
  0 Thread: To make drawers are corner clamps necessary?
Post: RE: To make drawers are corner clamps necessary?

stoppy Wrote: (01-18-2021, 09:41 AM) -- I'm going to be making at least a couple dozen drawers for shop storage. Will be using pocket holes and glue.  Are corner clamps necessary and/or do they make ...
Ridgeway Woodworking 12 1,209 01-18-2021, 09:48 AM
  0 Thread: Drill Press Table
Post: RE: Drill Press Table

Bill_de Wrote: (12-12-2020, 10:24 AM) -- This will probably sound like a silly question, but I'll ask anyway. What is the need for a drill press table? The cast iron table on my Delta drill press ...
Ridgeway Woodworking Power Tools 29 4,010 01-13-2021, 09:51 AM
  0 Thread: Boxes of Red Cedar
Post: RE: Boxes of Red Cedar

I use red cedar for a lot of outdoor applications.  I made several largish (2'x4') planter boxes and a cold frame about 10 years ago, and they are still going strong.
Ridgeway Woodworking Hand Tools 23 2,773 12-18-2020, 10:33 AM
  0 Thread: How well does Poplar hold up outside?
Post: RE: How well does Poplar hold up outside?

Wild Turkey Wrote: (12-14-2020, 08:17 AM) -- I bought a pickup load of "Mixed lumber" out of a barn.  Too much dirt, etc to tell for sure what it was, but the price was right :laugh: Turns out th...
Ridgeway Woodworking 7 1,289 12-14-2020, 12:06 PM
  0 Thread: What's the story on Metabo?
Post: RE: What's the story on Metabo?

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (07-07-2020, 08:29 PM) -- This is simply not true and is misinformed.    Hitachi pneumatic nailers are some of the best in the industry.  Their mitersaws enjoy a good reputat...
Ridgeway Woodworking Power Tools 18 5,239 07-08-2020, 12:57 PM
  0 Thread: Amazon Fire Stick Help
Post: RE: Amazon Fire Stick Help

Halfathumb Wrote: (05-21-2020, 06:04 PM) -- Does anyone know where I can help with Amazon Fire Stick? I was having problems with my old one so I bought the 4k. I can't get the remote to communicate w...
Ridgeway Home Improvement 14 4,111 05-25-2020, 11:05 AM
  0 Thread: Restoring a Federal-style Card Table
Post: RE: Restoring a Federal-style Card Table

Glad you guys liked it.  Leaving aside his craftsmanship, his style is really relaxing.  He is like the Bob Ross of furniture restoration.
Ridgeway Woodworking 20 6,456 05-18-2020, 12:29 PM
  0 Thread: Restoring a Federal-style Card Table
Post: Restoring a Federal-style Card Table

I enjoyed watching this in my "confinement".  Video Link (
Ridgeway Woodworking 20 6,456 05-11-2020, 05:20 PM
  0 Thread: Solid carbide router bits
Post: RE: Solid carbide router bits

Cooler Wrote: (04-27-2020, 11:46 AM) -- I remember ruining a high speed steel router bit (back in 1970) by routing the edge of plywood.  The glue heated the bit and ruined the bit after just one pass...
Ridgeway Woodworking Power Tools 14 4,209 04-27-2020, 01:05 PM
  0 Thread: Solid carbide router bits
Post: RE: Solid carbide router bits

WxMan Wrote: (04-25-2020, 07:37 AM) -- I think there was a discussion about this subject here sometime in the past two years, but I wasn't able to locate it. Googling and finding hits on other for...
Ridgeway Woodworking Power Tools 14 4,209 04-25-2020, 09:10 AM
  0 Thread: Solid carbide router bits
Post: Solid carbide router bits

Can they be overheated to the point they become unsafe or unusable? I was using a circle jig with a 3/16" solid carbide spiral upcut bit, and managed to create a lot of smoke.  I think I overextend...
Ridgeway Woodworking Power Tools 14 4,209 04-24-2020, 09:01 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting Polycarbonate
Post: RE: Cutting Polycarbonate

I have had good luck using a (carbide tipped) 7 1/4 inch circ saw blade in the table saw.  Supporting the material with some MDF can make life easier as well. 
Ridgeway Woodworking 10 2,861 04-20-2020, 04:20 PM
  0 Thread: Veneer
Post: RE: Veneer

jteneyck Wrote: (03-30-2020, 03:37 PM) -- You definitely want to veneer both sides for any large panel.  I proved that again to myself just last week.  When I told a good friend that a panel I had ve...
Ridgeway Woodworking 4 1,488 03-30-2020, 06:41 PM

Product Recommendations

Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.