Resident Skills

I’ve commented, previously, that a Forum is defined by the skills and mentoring-willingness of its active members. And, there is the other side of that coin, that other members need to be asking the provocative questions to draw-out and provide a context for the active members. I have no idea if others agree with me; but I’ll take a stab at something… I’m calling on this Forum’s members to discuss what they do well (not a time to be bashful); and to discuss what they need help with: for...

I'm looking for a someone to make my products

Hi, my name is Michael…I am interested in creating products for the kitchen but I need guys who can make these designs. Please reach out if you have turning or CNC gear and are interested in making small quantity products.

Spray Finish - 1st time.

Part of the shop upgrade was re-thinking the worst parts of my current work: the methods-of-work that I don’t like and those I’m simply not good at (these are different animals); also, what elements of my finished projects are not professional-grade. These past months of down-time prompted a lot of thought within these broad categories. On of the specifics is my finishing technique: evolving from a routine application of some out-of-the-can something through brushing, wipe-on, Mineral...

Lacewood

I recently started to turn a bowl from a piece of lacewood , it is the first time I have run across this wood. I can not figure out how to get it to stop (fuzzing) I have gone as far as sharpening after every pass. I can’t run a shear with my skew because it’s a square bowl. I’ve never tried a sanding sealer and I wanted to do a oil finish, I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this wood and had some words of wisdom to pass along. Or is this going to be a week long sanding...

Wondering: 2018 exchange?

I enjoyed following the 2017 exchange last year…. will there be another one this year?

Fast Jig for Glueing and Drilling Dowels

It’s just a jig . About a foot long …….made from a Poplar 1×2 . I have installed a 45 degree chamfer bit in the router . This bit has a chamfer measuring a full 1 inch depth of cut. I used the max depth and routed the 1×2 poplar in two passes The resulting piece now has the following dimension of, 1 1/2 x 1 x 3/4 x 3/4 . I had a defect in the middle of the chamfer cut . Thankfully it was towards the middle and I could cut it out, since it is a two piece jig. ...

Stealing wood

I’m no thief, so let me get that out of the way real quick. :-) Yesterday, while riding my bike with my 4 year old (he’s already an expert rider!), we passed a cherry tree next to the street that had recently been trimmed to keep the branches off the sidewalk. At the very end of one of the cut branches (directly behind the cut) was a ~12" diameter burl. The tree itself is located in a nature preserve next to a busy street. I’m pretty sure there is a hefty penalty for “destroying”...

3-Phase Electrical Service

I’ll ask a narrow technical question; that I hope someone on the Forum has had to address… I’m upgrading to Felder equipment, and need to provide 3-phase electric to the machines… The 3-phase will output from a Phase Perfect PT-355. The questions is whether the Phase Perfect output needs to go to a 3-phase distribution (sub-panel) box, with individual circuits feeding the machines; or, can I go directly from the Phase Perfect to the machines – probably a 40-50amp cable run… As I said,...

I Have a new website ,how about your feedback?

He everyone I’ve finally upgraded my website, would you mind giving me your thoughts, I’m open to constructive ideas on what could be improved. https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/ Thanks so much, Jim

Revisiting the Festool MFT/3

I’ve owned an MFT/3 for many years now, and recently sold it; for all of its many benefits and capabilities, I became frustrated with its many shortcomings. I’m in the minority, it seems, as I read glowing reviews – some by dispassionate reviews; others by individuals who have simply unboxed the thing. For the record, I own several Festool products – so, I’m willing to pay for upgraded quality and functionality when it improves my work and working processes. The attributes that tipped the...

I've entered a contest

Hi all. I have entered my Louis XIV jewellery box in a contest at woodworkers source. Today is the last day of voting and I am in the lead. I’m not actually really soliciting votes or anything :-) …. but if you’d like to check it out you can find the contest here:...

Grizzly G0715P 10" hybrid table saw.

Need a bit of help …. I have a Grizzly G0715P 10" hybrid table saw. I am attempting to align the miter slot to the blade but am having difficulty. I am using a dial indicator made by Woodpeckers for measurements but cannot seem to get it any closer than .030. I have loosened the front a rear trunnion bolts multiple times to the point that I am of the belief that they have hit some sort of stop. I have also loosened the bolts holding the top and tried to manipulate it from this direction as...

My Introduction, Swhitey

Well, my story is as follows, originally from the North East of England, we moved down to South West France five and a half years ago where we have been renovating a 300 year old French farmhouse. We’ve been on a very tight budget, as you must appreciate, these kinda projects are a money pit so we have had to make do a great deal with what we have. My father was a carpenter/joiner back in the UK and his father before him, so we kinda got wood grain running through us. I do have to confess...

Plans for a Backgammon Board

I was wondering if any one has a good plan for building a high end Backgammon board and accessories? Thanks Old rivers

Jointer

Does anybody have experience with the ironwood brand jointer?…I’m considering buying one

Osage Orange Turning

Hello, I have a disc of Osage that I have had for about 15 years and never haveing turned this wood thought I would have a go. I swear if I had a piece of steel handy I could have turned it easier. This bit of wood is rock hard, so is this what Osage is like or is it just my bit, it also seems to have grain running all over the place and no matter which way I cut there is two areas on the disc which are opposite each other where I’m cutting against the grain. Thanks For More Reference:...

Looking for plans

Hi everyone, I am looking for plans for these fish shaped tables. Does anyone have one, or know where to buy them?

Fun in my woodworking class

I thought I’d share some photos from one of my classes,I had a very busy class last week in my woodworking class, the topic for my workshop “table saw Techniques, jigs, and fixtures.

Oliver 6910 Oscillating Spindle Sander - 1st Thoughts

I want to pass along some good news – that is a favorable experience with a manufacturer (their Customer Service) and the first heavy use of their product. My focus is sculpted furniture, with forays into wood sculptures – always in hardwood. During the past 5 years, I’ve consumed three Rigid Oscillating Spindle sanders, and have found their short-throw (3/4"), short sleeves (about 5", I guess) to limit to their usefulness for my work. Having said this, they are a great value for the...

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