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    Free project table saw ... come and get it

    I have an early 70’s vintage Craftsman 12” tablesaw that if someone wants it ... come and get it. It was my dads saw and I’ve had it a few years and it always worked well. Recently the bearings went out in the motor and I’ve tried to replace them and reassemble the motor with no success. For...
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    Electric motor repair shop needed

    I've been using my dad's vintage Sears Direct Drive 12" Commercial Table Saw for some time now but I'm having issues with the motor. I need to pull the motor and take it to a repair shop for a look-see. The issues appear to be either bad bearings or possibly a bent rotor shaft. If someone...
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    White Portland Cement

    Anyone know where I can buy the White Portland cement in the Raleigh-Clayton area. The only store I've found is Capital City Lumber - they show on their web page as having it, so I'll give these a call. It's just a bit of a drive for me being down towards the Benson area. And yes ... I've...
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    Feedback please on planer selection

    So the Delta benchtop planer my wife bought me 10 years ago pretty much died yesterday. I knew it was on borrowed time, so I've been waiting and looking at new ones. I'm considering the Rigid R4331 and DeWalt 734 models and would appreciate your recommendations on which to purchase. Ciao ... Dorm
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    Maloof design ... arms to leg joint

    An idea I have for a future project is an outside bench seat out of white oak material. I want to incorporate some of Sam Maloof's design with this and it looks to me that Sam's joint between arms and legs is purely a glue joint, as in no doweling, screws or other. Is this the case with this...
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    GF Outdoor oil ... sticky second coat

    Hi all and happy new year! On Monday I applied a coat of General Finishes Outdoor (oil) to a project and per instructions on the can, allowed it to dry 10-15 minutes and wiped off any excess with a clean cloth. It has been humid, so I allowed 2 days to dry before applying a second coat...
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    Concrete Top Sealer

    I'm building an Egg Grill station for my son in law and using a concrete top ... roughly 2" x 26" x 5'. Does anyone have experience or a recommendation on a sealer for the concrete top? The grill will stay outside, under a porch, but still open to the elements ... sun, cold, heat, rain...
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    Fuming ...

    So ... I've been curious about fuming and decided to look at using this process for a project I'm doing now, using red oak material. Prior to doing anything with the project I decided to do some test pieces with BLO wiped on or not, and to better understand the affect fuming had on the wood...
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    To sterilize wood or not ... think twice before you say no

    I realize to most woodworkers on here that this is a moot point. But, in the past, I'd been on the fence as to whether to sterilize green, or air dried wood. Today however, the more I work with green and/or air dried wood there's high probability of bug infestation and/or eggs. To that end...
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    Clear coating for boat trim

    A friend has asked me to help refinish some wooden trim on his boat. It is a saltwater rig, and the wood looks to be either teak or mahogany ... I'm not sure. Regardless, these are fairly small and the finish has weathered. I'm not sure what the present finish is - maybe a 2-part finish with...
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    Suggestions for porch furniture finish

    First off ... I am an experienced woodworker, but my knowledge when it comes to finishing is scant. Most of the work I've done in years past involved painted surfaces, and I struggle with staining, clear surfaces. I'm fairly ignorant of the good practices or processes involved to get...
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    Help with spray on lacquer

    I’m fairly frustrated here. So I’ve tried to spray lacquer from a can on some small pieces and for some unknown reason I get the below result. Also the lacquer flakes off on similar pieces when I reapply a second or more coats. Yes, I rough up the surface either with 120g sandpaper, steel wool...
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    Removing bug dust ... is there an easy way?

    I've been using some oak for small furniture pieces, which has the typical bug holes, tunnels and resulting dust. I'll selectively fill in some of the tunnels and/or bug damage with epoxy for a decorative finish, but the dust is difficult to remove. I've made some small needle sharp tools to...
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    Boric Acid or other solution for wood protection

    I have a somewhat small stack of rough sawn material which I dearly want to protect. Most of it is oak, SYP, some maple, poplar and mahogany. All of it is lying around the shop in various stacks, except a bit of rough sawn oak, which is stacked outside on stickers. I am about to finish a shed...
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    Finishing Oak material for porch furniture

    I'm building furniture to use on our back porch and the material is white oak. I picked up some rough cut material, that's still pretty grainy and rough even after planing and sanding ... but still it's perfect for my application. After getting into this, I've done plenty of sanding and...
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    Epoxy filler

    I am using some oak for a project and need recommendation for epoxy filler to pour in some bug damaged areas. I wanted to use this material for many reasons, but one planed surface has a 6" long wood borer slot that I'd like to fill in. I need to be able to sand the filler once hardened. I think...
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    TE Johnson Lumber ... closing

    I live out in the Cleveland School area and over the past few years TE Johnson Lumber has become my "go to" place. With much of what I've built, like my barn and potting shed for the wife, I used the rough sawn southern yellow pine. Imagine my sadness when I was cycling by (the pedal kind)...
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    Drawer design opinions, please.

    I'm building a dresser for my wife and me, and would appreciate some feedback on drawer design ... mainly on the material choice and thickness for the drawer sides. The dresser is a 10 drawer dresser roughly 62"w x 52" tall. The 3 bottom drawer rows are 8" height, 4th row up is 5" height and...
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    Mortising 8" stock with mortising machine?

    My mortising machine only accepts up to 5-1/2" material in order to clear the tool base and mortising chisel (barely!). I have a project wherein I'll use rough cut 2"x8" material and have several mortises to punch. I have an adjustable drill press and Fostner bits as an alternative, but...
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    What type barrel or shop fan do you use?

    With the heat these past few weeks, I broke down and bought a 36" barrel fan from Lowes to move some air in the shop. The fan is waaaay too noisy! I can hardly hear anything ... no Pandora radio, and certainly anyone talking has to yell to get above the noise. So, I was looking for a lower...

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