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1,019 views, 0 by lanwater


Help choosing layout

Which layout would you choose for a buffet top? Original veneer: Layout 1: Layout 2: Of course any other layout is welcome as I am experimenting with the top layout at this point and have not made up my mind. Thanks!

708 views, 0 by Kelly

L-square Stop - Depth Gauge - Table Saw Setup Tool

This tool serves several functions. It can be used as: - an edge stop for L-squares; - a wide gap depth gauge; and, - as a set up tool for table saws. This tool allows the user to, easily, lay out lines at ninety degrees off...

876 views, 0 by Kelly

Small Parts Clamp

I’ve been using miniature Jorgensen clamp to hold small parts to cut them on the band saw or sand them on the big drum. I decided to experiment and these seem to work pretty good. These can be made in any size you desire. Too, there are various...

574 views, 0 by MJCD

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...

1,327 views, 0 by Brian


Need help with draw pegs

I have a job building a screen for a roof terrace deck. The screen covers a mechanical bulkhead with AC condensers on the roof of the bulkhead. So far I have all my layout done and the upper section is done. The wood is cedar. The lower...

431 views, 0 by Carvings by Levi

Carvings by Levi

new to site

Hi. Ive just joined on here the other day. Im a former marine and volunteer firefighter/emt. I got started carving a few years ago. Gun carving got me started and i keep expanding out of multiple interests. I now do to many different types of...

543 views, 0 by centurian

Hight of whirligig figures

Hi My grandson wanted me to make a whirligig of two men sawing a log. I’ve got a general layout of whats needed and how to construct it, but I’m not sure how big the figures should be. Is there a standard for figures, if you make them too big...

690 views, 0 by Whitacrebespoke


The village carpenter

Hi Folks, Hope your all well and making plenty of shavings? I watch some of the woodworking videos on YouTube, mainly to be nosey at what other woodworkers make, what tools the use and how they make there projects. A few months back I...

1,364 views, 1 by Jack


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...

1,660 views, 1 by MontyJ


Lessons learned...or what every new woodworker should know...

I have been accused of having a bit of a sense of humor in the past. If I can’t laugh at myself, well, I might as well die. I compiled a short list of things every new woodworker should know. Some of them are things I have learned from experience...

727 views, 0 by Jeff B

Jeff B

A question of payment

Hey everyone, I have had an issue come up. I was commissioned to build a keepsake box. The lady who asked for it is an old friend from Ohio that I’ve known since Junior High. I built the box, this box to be specific: "": ...

761 views, 0 by Brian


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...

727 views, 0 by Whitacrebespoke


Sharpening and maintenance.

Hi guys, as we all seem to live in a technologically advanced world these days and YouTube is the new night school I thought I share a few tips on tool care I’ve learnt over the years and bust a few myths about EASY sharpening. First myth to...

707 views, 0 by MJCD

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;...

1,046 views, 0 by Shin


Vacuum Clamped Router Jig

I’ve been aware of vacuum clamping, and vacuum router jigs, for some time, and finally put one together. I came up with a cross design, some time back, that I wanted to be able to cut, without having to scroll saw accurately and that I could lap...

710 views, 0 by MontyJ


Why not...

I saw this forum come up a couple of weeks ago. After hemming and hawing, I figured I would post something of an introduction. My name is Monty. The J comes from my mother and sister (older sister) as in MontyJ stop that, MontyJ put that down,...

3,004 views, 0 by lanwater


Making a form for an arch

I need to make an arch with a cross section of 3″×3″ for an outdoor table legs using bent lamination I plan to experiment with 3/16 to 1/4 laminates. The arch will have about 26" radius since the table will be about 30" high. for 1/4 "...

609 views, 0 by Brian


Finish for maple?

I made my wife a picture frame for Valentine’s day. We’re going out of town so no flowers can be delivered. I’m going to put a picture of us and the baby in it. Anyway, it’s made of some kind of maple and I never worked with it before. I have...

524 views, 0 by Stumpy Nubs

Stumpy Nubs

What should I ask Roy Underhill (We're doing at sit-down at WIA 2015)

Roy Underhill and I will be sitting down together in front of the audience at Woodworking in America, to talk about all sorts of interesting behind-the-scenes stuff. What would you like to know? What would you ask him if you had the chance? Would...

653 views, 0 by Manitario



Hey all, my real name is Rob; I live just outside of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. I’ve been woodworking for about 5 years. I started collecting tools to do a basement remodel, and once the remodelling was done I needed something else to use the...