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  1. taandctran

    bolt action pen kits any good?

    Has anyone ever turned any of the "bolt action" pens? I see them advertised and I think they would be cool to turn, but I'm wondering about the quality of the kits
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    Christmas tree pen??

    seems though I now have this dead tree standing in my living room... I'm wondering if anyone has ever turned anything out of a Christmas tree... More specifically a pen?? I'm guessing it wouldn't be anything that looks great, but I was just wondering!!:gar-Bi
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    anyone interested in some walnut logs in greensboro?

    I have guy in greensboro that is offering up a walnut tree for free. I dont know the size or exact location ( he said close to the air port) Im wondering if anyone closer would be willing to help haul away part of it. (I live a hour away and dont want to make but 1 trip). I can give more...
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    PE request from washington to winston salem or salisbury area

    I need to get a scroll saw from sully in washington to me in Davie county. Davie county is located between winston salem and statesville on I-40. I'm pretty close to salisbury, lexington, high point, lexington, yadkinville, and kanapolis. If anyone is headed this way please let us know...
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    where can I find some osb or plywood siding???

    I'm going to build my kids a playhouse for Their birthday. I want to put plywood siding or osb siding on the exterior, so the exterior will be a "one step" process. Anywhere know a place to buy this stuff that is cheaper then lowes or Home Depot? I think they want around $15-$20 for it there...
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    what to do now with hardwood floors

    I bought and installed unfinished hardwood floors (pic coming soon). I sanded stained and applied 4 coats of poly. Now what do I need to do? I'm thinking I may need to put down some type of wax but I have no idea what kind?
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    hardwood flooring

    My wife wants red oak hardwood flooring. It can be pre-finished or unfinished. Just needs to be red oak or maybe a prefinished white oak. I need over 300 sq ft but if I can find 200 at a good deal I will take that and "find" the rest. Let me know if anyone runs across at a "decent" price...
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    What to use over stain on cabinets

    I have a friend that just bought a house. He had to get new cabinets made but decided to finish hem himself. He has already put on a varnish that said contained some type of varnish, but I'm not sure that is good enough. Should he put something else over top of the stain? He dosent have a gun...
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    table top finish??

    I bought a table and 6 chairs used, for real cheap. On the way home the table top got scratched. I am wanting to sand out the scratches and refinish. What type of finish is best to use on the table top??? Thanks for the help. :gar-Bi
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    anyone want some pine logs???

    I'm clearing off a little more of the woods behind my house. I have some decent size pine logs. I know they aren't that good for anything besides 2x4's and such.:dontknow: but if anyone has any use for them you are welcome to them. There are 2 right now but there will probaly be 8 to 10 when I...
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    found for sale dewalt drill I remember someone was looking for a drill. here is one for $45 after shipping!!!
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    Which jig saw???

    I had origiinally wanted a Bosch Barrel handle jig saw. I looked and called around to some Pawn shops in my area. (High Point, Greensboro, Winston Salem, Salisbury, and even Charlotte) . No one seems to have a Bosch Barrel handel jig saw. But I did find a Milwaukee one in Greensboro. I...
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    WS:CL Huge pecan tree

    Not mine. Sounds like a nice tree. Would cost alot to get someone licensed and bonded to take it down, But may be worth it to get the wood. I have a huge pecan tree (more than 10feet in circumference) that I want gone. I know pecan...
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    Is all red oak the same???

    I am going to redo our kitchen cabinets in the near future. I dont really have alot of room for alot of wood so I was going to build them in sections. I was wondering if The red oak that I get comes from diffrent areas, will it still be the same. I know each piece of wood has difrent grain...
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    craigslist: Woodworking and Handyman Mags (Gastonia)

    found this on craigslist. Cant beat free. to far away for me I have a box and a half of woodworking and handyman mags to offer These belonged to my dad and I want someone to have them that will enjoy them as much as he did Pick up at my...
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    Mandrel less bushings ???

    Anyone ever heard oof or used mandrel less bushings??? I was looking at another web site and saw where some guy was selling mandrel less bushings. Sounds kind of weird. I was just wondering if anyone has tryed them.
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    My first Cigar pen

    I have turned quite a few diffrent pen kits. But never a Cigar pen. I think the cigar pen kit is now my favorite. The blank was pecan. I started with a big log and cut it up with a chain saw then the table saw. I got quite a few nice blanks and a really nice pen. Thanks for looking, and if you...
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    rough cut AMBROSIA MAPLE bowl blanks

    I have alot of ambrosia maple wood that I am going to cut into rough cut bowl blanks. most of these are good size, but I do have some smaller ones. I am going to sell them sealed for around $5 or maybe alittle more for the biggest ones. THESE ARE ROUGH CUT AND GREEN. BUT WILL BE SEALED. I...
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    hardwood floors

    My wafe wants hardwood floors. But what you buy at lowes is just outrageously priced. I was wondering if anyone knows anywhere you can buy cheaper. I would like it to be precut and groved. But I dont want it prefinished. Thanks for the help ahead of time.
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    anyone try turning the travel mug????

    I finaly got my hand on 2 of the travel mug kits from woodcraft!!! (After driving a hour and a half 2 times and calling multiple times). Now I want to know if anyone has tryed it and if they have any tips??? some pictures would help too.

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