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Ted McGrath woodworking plans

I would assume that everyone got the WoodworkingWeb notifier regarding ordering thousands of woodworking plans from Ted for only $67.00 if you order immediately. The BBB has an alert on Ted that says he Is not on the up and up, and if you have...

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Woodworking web notifiers

I just realized that I am not getting any Woodworking Web Notifiers emails any more. Anyone else having this problem?

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I think we have been comprised

I received a private message from a Florence Laurent through Woodworkers Web this evening who says she is the widow of an industrialist. She is dying and wants me to contact her so she can give me 6 million dollars. Oh boy! She has a profile...

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Dining table top grain question

I am building a dining room table with a top of approximately 44” by 65”. The bottom will be painted with lamp black milk paint and the top will be oak with only clear topcoat. I have a supply of beautiful oak just the right length to make the...

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A good week at the fair

I have made a total of three of these Jeffersonian bookstands. Donated the first two and I entered the third one in the blue ribbon competition at the Salem Fair, which is the largest fair in the state of Virginia. It won blue ribbon 1st place...

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This what dreams are made of!!

I have a woodworking and golf friend who just bought an old 4 story apartment building in the city as an investment. He called me and said to come running, he had something to show me. In the dry dusty basement, we found a room full of very...

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Master Woodworker?

Being a relatively new woodworker, I watch a lot of YouTube for techniques, safe ways to work, and a wealth of other information. Many of these guys are said to be master woodworkers, either self proclaimed or otherwise. I know we have many...

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Thank you.

Wanted to say thank you to Martin and MsDebbieP for being chosen as the member of the week. Thank you both for all that you do for us. We have such a great bunch of folks here.

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What the heck happened?

About a week ago I was working on another music stand. I already had one pour of System Three Mirror Coat on it and waited the recommended time to do the flood coat. It went on fine and I covered it to dry. It was beautifully smooth and a...

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Bandsaw question

I had a first today while using the bandsaw. Working on a very small piece of wood and the blade broke. The break appears not to be a defective blade because it appears to be all new where it broke. Can anyone recommend a cleaner for the...

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Dewalt 735 knives

Just wondering if any of you have bought any 735 knives from a different source other than Dewalt and have any recommendations. It seems like I change the knives more often than I do my socks because of the poor quality. A couple of...

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Big commission piece coming my way

I do not do my woodworking to make money because as we all know 99% of the general public will not pay for quality handmade pieces. That being said, I have a few pieces in an art gallery here and a few in a gift shop. So I get a call from a...

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Wonderful surprise

I just got home from a 10 day golfing trip with 20 guys I went to school with and had a wonderful surprise waiting for me. Brian made and sent me a beautiful mallet that you must see. One of the special things about it is the wood came from a...

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Resaw bandsaw blades

I don’t know if anyone has had the opportunity to use one but I recently ordered a Highland Woodworking Wood Slicer Resaw bandsaw blade on the recommendation of a friend. This thing is like a knife through butter compared to what I have been...

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Received my tee shirt

I received my new WoodworkingWeb tee shirt in the mail that I was fortunate to win in the toy competition drawing. Just thought I would show you all how nice it looks. I wore it when I went to Woodcrafters for a few things and got a couple of...

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Went from a 5 micron bag to a 1 micron cannister.

I have a 2 hp Ricon dust collector that came with a 5 micron bag. The bags are impossible to clean and a lot of dust came right through it. I got a 1 micron cannister today, ran a few pieces through the planer with the collector...

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Admitting our dangerous (and dumb) mistakes might help others.

When I decided to start this wonderful hobby, I bought on my first trip shopping the following: a table saw, planer, a scroll saw and a drill press. Having no idea how they worked, I unpacked, set them up and plugged them in. I was of course...

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Danger of sawdust combustion?

While running the planer today the machine was loaded with static electricity because of the dry air. My dust collector has bag capacity of 5.4 cubic feet and of course it was on and swirling. I normally don’t empty the bag until it is about...

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Need some advice please

I was lucky enough to come upon a benefactor from whom I received a good amount of some type of cedar, the lengths indicated by the yard sticks. Does any one know what type of cedar it is and what it would be good for? This is the first cedar I...

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Dust control with duel sliding compound miter saw

I was really excited to get the new saw until I used it a couple of times. Sawdust everywhere even with the useless little bag that came with it. Even replacing the bag with a shop vac it was only reduced by about a third? Just wondering what...