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1,355 views, 0 by MontyJ


New bench in the works...

and I have a question for our resident shipwright and master of all things wedges. Paul, I was going to send you a PM but thought this might be a discussion others could benefit from. I am designing a new bench. I saw your wedge powered wagon...

1,174 views, 0 by MontyJ


Oval cut

I’m wrapping up a small white oak night table for one of my daughters and am planning to try to get one more project done before winter shuts me down. I really want to give an older daughter a solid cherry, oval coffee table. My first hurdle is...

849 views, 0 by TonyCan


counter top

If you had to make this and the top is made of oak, would you use white oak for the top, or what other wood would be good for that top and still have the same look?

901 views, 0 by Thorreain


Knotty pine

In my area of the world a lot of people like to use knotty pine to make furniture with as well as crafts and items sold at yard sales and flea markets. The price of knotty pine here is about the same as white oak. The material is often crafted by...

584 views, 0 by Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Types of Lumber/ How to Tell

Lets review the types of lumber, flat sawn, riftsawn, and quartersawn. What do the names mean, and how do you tell them apart, and why should you care? The key to telling the difference is “reading” the end of the board. What you’re looking for...

934 views, 1 by mark@woodworkinstallation


This is my first post. I’ve enjoyed woodworking since the early 70’s. I’ve made and discarded a lot of pieces of furniture. I learn by trial and error, because I know very few people who enjoy woodwork like I do. I freely...

1,293 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....

564 views, 0 by Wes


New to site

I’m a paper maker by trade. I’ve just turned 50 and have started woodworking again after a 20 year break while raising my 3 children. I hope to gain some useful information from this site. My main interest are shaker style furniture and...

893 views, 0 by Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking)

Wheaties  -  Bruce A Wheatcroft   ( BAW Woodworking)

Hot Tub Room Advice

Debbie e-mailed me and wanted to know if I would do on article on how to build a hot tub room. I told her I would be more than happy to share my experience in building our hot tub room. The first thing on the list, whether you are putting it in a...

823 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...

1,012 views, 0 by TonyCan


Face Frames

Need to make some face frames for an entertainment center, wondering what is a good inexpensive wood to use. It will be painted white, so don’t need anything pretty. Would a pine be strong enough and last? Thanks for the input!

2,313 views, 0 by Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Ever have a Questions about Titebond Glue

If you ever had questions about the titebond glues here are your answers. This come directly from What is the best way to disassemble a glue joint? The key to the disassembly of glue...

686 views, 0 by TonyCan


Today was a good day!

Well the wife gave me the ok today, so i headed to home depot! I had to replace this The fence was cracked, the motor sounded rough, it was just time to go, so i got this, only had it about 6 hours and it already looks used. Also while i...

775 views, 0 by Russel Trojan

Russel Trojan

So Here I Am

I’m not exactly sure what to say as an introduction, since as it turns out I have found myself to be rather unremarkable. Still, it would seem that certain information is relevant to context at hand. I have been fiddling with woodworking for...

1,379 views, 0 by TonyCan


Desk with hidden compartment

SO my friends mom was looking for a desk, he suggested to let me build it so bam there I go. She had a pic of a desk she liked: I asked how big she wanted it and went to building. She did not ask for the hidden compartment, that was just a...

1,122 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...

1,202 views, 0 by Kelly

Bead Bracelet Making Jig

My wife is enjoying glass bead work (e.g., bracelets, necklaces and window dressings). Every once in a while, I do a bit of digging around the net to find things that would make her hobby easier, or to allow her to increase her efficiency or...

1,198 views, 0 by a1jim


Becoming a professional woodworking or not

As a professional woodworker many times over the years I’ve had a good number of people ask how they can become a full time woodworker,the answer is not simple. Most of the time my response to their question is “don’t wreck a wonderful hobby by...

1,035 views, 0 by HorizontalMike


Compatible Woods in Small Boxes

Picked up a couple of 1/4" sheets of Ganadillo (janka=2450) at WC this past week. Planning on making a finger joint box L16" x W5-3/4" x H2-3/4" with hinged lid and insert bottom. I am currently planning on having a dado’d bottom insert...

1,032 views, 0 by Mike40



I know we all work differently and often our work flow is based on different priorities. I thought it might be interesting to compare notes just for fun. While there must be certain logical ways to operate as a professional for the sake of...