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  2. drzaius

    Help with closing a small gap.

    I'm going to try that one. I've never been terribly satisfied with the yellow glue, despite much experimentation with ratios of water, glue & wood flour.
  3. pkinneb

    Stringing, Fluting, Beading and such

    Very nice! I'm sure she will love it.
  4. pkinneb

    Northern Woods Exhibition

    All set up
  5. Chip Sawdust

    Stringing, Fluting, Beading and such

    I thought about a border on the table top but these I’m trying to keep a little more simple. I have other things to get to right away, although from now on all my furniture projects may have some sort of strIng, banding or other kinds of inlay. It’s fun, relaxing and addictive, so if you start doing it, just know it’s like all other woodworking avenues, once you start you can’t stop!
  6. Chip Sawdust

    Stringing, Fluting, Beading and such

    So here’s the end product for this project. Just in time for wifey’s birthday too (coincidence)
  7. Chip Sawdust

    Stringing, Fluting, Beading and such

    I agree, Hammer. I put a fence on the StewMac base for straight lines... I have the hand cutter and scratch stock tools, but tbh the Dremel is my go-to as it’s sort of fool proof and consistent. The sizing die for string tapers the string a little which helps it fit snugly into those grooves. This project the bit was 3/64” and that seems to work well, although I have five different sizes Thanks for the feedback, I love hearing from people who have put a few hundred yards of string in furniture!
  8. Tom King

    Staircase Railing

    Make a strong, U shaped piece of wood that engages both sides of the top part of the handrail, and skips over the insert underneath. Using a hydraulic jack, ease up on that top part of the handrail-same on both ends at the same time, or at least go back and forth a little at the time. Go slow, and you may be able to ease it all the way off, without even disturbing the nailhole filler. Once you get the top cap off of the handrail, the rest will probably become obvious. It may need some similar help along the balustrade, as you go. Maybe shorten the whole handrail a couple of hairs, and figure a way that you can fasten it in place so it can be taken out, and put back, any number of times in the future. If you screw it up, then you can make a whole new handrail system, but I would try to save that one first.
  9. K Cooper

    Quilting Desk

    Just jackin with ya ! The only thing between you and the mountains is the beauty!
  10. ..Kev

    Quilting Desk

    Don't have an HOA.. One of the benefits to owning some land in Montana..
  11. K Cooper

    Staircase Railing

    I’m more interested in how and why you walked the railing
  12. K Cooper

    Quilting Desk

    Does your HOA not have anything to say about that ?
  13. Brendon_t

    Drum sander snipe solution

    Add a good waxed table and you're all set.
  14. ..Kev

    Quilting Desk

    Probably but, I'm also not sure if it would make enough of a difference to matter? Seeing it in action, I know it works well.. Especially if my can is too full I found that out the hard way.. Lots of pretty colors all over white snow.. Can't really hide that!
  15. Chestnut

    Staircase Railing

    Pictures of the connection point of the rail to the post. And the prime offender. It's 28-29" from wall to front and i want to say 24" from ground to top of back rest with the feet off. It doesn't fit down the sitars width ways and if you bring it down the 24" way you can't turn the corner.... There is one last way we haven't tried but i can't get any one else to help me. Between this couch and my jointer i fear I've burned all my moving things bridges and owe a lot of favors.
  16. K Cooper

    Help with closing a small gap.

    As the gap is where two ends come together, is it best to use end grain flour?
  17. K Cooper

    A Different Angle

    REALLY cool Mark!
  18. wtnhighlander

    18th Century Style Kids Workbench

    Lovely bench, Vin! Anyone want to start a pool on which kid and which bodypart the vice gets tested on first?
  19. treeslayer

    Help with closing a small gap.

    that's the way i do it Ross, use the thin CA glue, sometimes i mix up a paste on scrap wood first and use something to put it in the crack split, knot whatever but you have to work fast.
  20. wtnhighlander

    Help with closing a small gap.

    I don't mix with wood glue. Pack the fine flour into the gap and saturate with CA.
  21. treeslayer

    A Different Angle

    A friend made some syrup from a box elder tree like they do with maple and it was delicious, very pretty wood Rickey, and that's a beautiful bowl Mark, well done sir!
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  23. JohnG

    Panel Saw vs. Track Saw

    I’d also go with a track saw unless I was running a cabinet shop. Really depends on what it will be used for. The panel saw at HD near me can cut 2x 3/4” ply just fine unless it’s the new guy using it, trying to run the saw head through the wood at 37mph.
  24. Spanky

    A Different Angle

    Mark J you need to come back down sometime when it’s not raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock. Hey come in a ole truck so I can throw a few big chunk’s of wood in it. You didn’t want any in the Show Honda mini truck.
  25. Chestnut

    A Different Angle

    They are considered a trash tree along with walnut and cherry by those that know nothing about wood. They generate a lot of debris. Box elder also have box elder bugs.
  26. B. Brinkley

    Staircase Railing

    I would suspect the top rail is probably doweled into the post. If you can't see any plugs hiding screws, maybe take a flush cut saw and cut it loose that way. You can reattach it a number of ways from underneath the top railing using a mortised L-bracket to secure it. Once you cut the top rail loose, the spindles will probably just fall out of the bottom rail which does not have to be removed anyway.
  27. Tom King

    Staircase Railing

    If you want to try to reuse this railing, I would push the handrail up with a couple of hydraulic jacks, one on each end. Pull any nails through the back of any part, so it doesn't damage the show side. If you take it apart, leaving the end newel post in place, you should be able to figure out some way to make it removable, and replaceable. I'd try that before trashing the whole thing, and starting from scratch. I'm afraid taking out the newel post will lead to a lot more work. like needing to get behind the stair skirtboard, and may even end up doing away with the carpet. Take out one thing, and it's hard to say where you'll end up stopping.
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