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296 views, 0 by blaise84

Moving tips needed.

Hi guys, I am planning to move in two months now. But as early as today, I want to know what are the best ways to move smoothly. I really don’t want to have issues with anything. I also have kids with me and pets. Can you give me some useful...

3,136 views, 0 by William


My Workbench Build

Some of you here already know from elsewhere. I just thought I’d start off by posting my current progress on my current project. After a few years in woodworking, I am finally building a work bench. It is made of what material I had plenty...

1,649 views, 0 by VKD


Box swap...

I’m trying to figure out if there are enough participants on this site to have a box swap. I’m also trying to figure out the rules that would go along with the swap. As an example the size of the box. I would want the box to be able to hold...

627 views, 0 by Madts



We have this Box thing going on, but not much going on. Madts. Brian. Papadan. David E. Moment. I have my box ready to go. I would like to see this thing get off the launch pad. Send me your ideas to get this going and I will try to...

1,069 views, 0 by Brian


Nice find today at a yard sale

Wife and I walked around the neighborhood today and found a yard sale. The guy was a woodworker, retired and moving closer to family soon. He sold most everything a long time ago but had a large coffee can full of hinges for $5 so I grabbed it....

765 views, 0 by Thorreain


Workbench to give away to a good home.

With finally moving up from the Stone Age and purchasing a new table saw, my old bench/saw is available to anyone that wants it for free. It has a 10" skillsaw table saw built in. It is 4’ wide, 6’ long and 37" high. It is made from 2×4 s and...

1,456 views, 0 by RevRuss


New Jorgensen grips (review)

In Feb I picked up a dozen Jorgensen 6" f-clamps that all had the new plastic/rubber grips, ace hardware had them for 5.00 each. Since then I’ve picked up 3 of the heavy duty f-clamps as well. This has given me several opportunities to use them...

1,239 views, 0 by Kelly

A Brand New [Fifty Some Year Old) Rockwell Delata 12" (36" bed) Lathe

What a nice couple days. Though I live in the toolies and, generally, find any good craigslist deals far distant, I looked at the list the other day and saw a Rockwell Delta 46-450 wood lathe for one hundred bucks and only a couple miles away....

1,334 views, 0 by a1jim


Longing for the country.Show us you beautiful country scenery

I moved from a beautiful place in the country 16 years ago from a remodeled 100 year old farm house on 13 acres I had to sell for economic reasons .I moved to a small town in a 750sq ft house on a small lot supposedly temporarily back then and...

1,242 views, 0 by lightweightladylefty


Does anyone remember a "bed-in-a-box" type of woodworking plan?

I recall seeing a plan for a platform guest bed which all fit into a piece of furniture which was about 60” wide x 30” tall x 12” deep in a woodworking magazine about 20 years ago. I kept the idea in the back of my head in case there was ever a...

820 views, 0 by Kelly

Gloating, Again

I live well away from civilization, so garage sales are rare. Usually, what we do have aren’t worth hitting, though you do come across the occasional gem. Last week, a family was clearing out their pop’s garage, in anticipation of moving him...

806 views, 0 by Brian


How can I make splayed side for a round tray?

My wife and I bought furniture for the first time recently since moving in to our new home 2 years ago. It’s a living room set including a large ottoman measuring about 40" square. She decided that will be the coffee table and she wants me to...

1,059 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...

1,227 views, 0 by Kelly

Grizzly G0490X 8" Jointer with Spiral Head Review

GRIZZLY G0490X 8" JOINTER After a year of looking for a good jointer and losing out on three nice ones, due to procrastination, I finally bit the bullet and bought a new Grizzly 8" Jointer with the helix head. The model number is G0490X. The...

695 views, 0 by TimMoses

Hi Everybody

Hello! I’m Tim. I’m a former Paramedic, former Navy Corpsman, and I spent almost a year working in a refurbishing shop, where I did a little cleaning, soldering, shaping, and finishing, mostly stainless steel. (To be fair, I wasn’t all that...

924 views, 0 by Kelly

The Best Finishing Gloves Money Can Buy

The topic of gloves in the work shop has been beaten into the ground. The one area “most” seem not opposed to their use, and reasonably so, is in the matter of finishing. A little stain or dye goes a long ways. Sometimes, about a week of...

915 views, 0 by Carvings by Levi

Carvings by Levi

leather chaps?

Does anybody wear leather chaps for carving? Biker or western, just to save some wear and tear on jeans and maybe a little protection from tools of the trade and moving logs around? What are your thoughts?

761 views, 0 by MJCD

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....