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  1. OH...I almost forgot. I'll be looking to buy inlay, banding and veneer to ship back as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Hey all. Has anyone ever finished a decorative box (humidor/jewelry box/whatever) BEFORE cutting it open? I think you'd have to put something over the finished finish (haha) before you slid it along your tablesaw/bandsaw. Does this way lie madness? G.
  3. Hello all, I know it's been WAY too long since I last posted (I know...I'm a bad man), but I need everyone's help. I currently live on an island in the Easter Pacific called Saipan. While I can get some GREAT deals on mahogany out here, I really am limited in what I can purchase to feed my woodworking habit. Fortunately, this December, my wife and I will be returning to the U.S. Mainland for our periodic trip to visit family. We'll be spending about a week in the Albany, NY area and about a week in the Columbus, OH area. I would like to find a good woodworking store to pick up some su
  4. Marc, Do you accept unsolicited submissions of projects for your website? I quite enjoy your featured projects by other woodworkers and would like to see if you'd post a project of mine (or two). Thanks, George.
  5. Hey all. Basically, because of availability and price, these are my two options for a scroll saw: http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Power-Tools/h_d1/N-25ecodZ5yc1vZarfe/R-100083259/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=scroll%20saw&storeId=10051 or http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Power-Tools/h_d1/N-25ecodZ5yc1vZarfe/R-202791037/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=scroll%20saw&storeId=10051 I'd love to get the DeWalt, but can't quite afford it. Sigh. Any opinions (ether about these tools, or the brands gene
  6. I am designing a high chair for my son, and have been told by a more experienced father that the tray really should be one-hand operable. I've been wracking my brain, and think that a design kind of like that on airplane tray tables (the ones in the arm) might work. So, I need a hinge that will allow the tray to lift across the kid's lap and then pivot down to the side of the chair. Does that make any sense? If I'm completely bonkers, does anyone have any better ways to make the tray one-hand releasable? G.
  7. I'm planning on building wooden toys for my son, and want to see if you could offer an advice on finishing. I plan on painting the toys with a mix of spray cans and brushed acrylics. What would you suggest to use as a final clear-coat? I would like something that would last under rough play and also be safe to be stuck in a mouth from time to time. Any input is greatly appreciated. G.
  8. Hello, If price is not a factor (here, both units are priced the same), is there any appreciable difference between DeWalt's DW734 and Rigid's R4331? For instance: -Is there a significant difference in pricing for replacement blades? -Is there any real performance gap? -Is there any significant difference in upkeep/maintenance? I have some DeWalt tools and no experience with Rigid, but I have no real brand loyalty. Considering the pain in the ass it is to get this tool here (Eastern Pacific islands are pretty remote), I want to make the best choice. Thanks, G.
  9. It's a DW745. This one: http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW745-10-Inch-Job-Site-Capacity/dp/B000HXT2N6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320580091&sr=8-1 If you guys have any tips for performance with that blade on that saw, I'd appreciate it. G.
  10. Well, the topic says it all. Do you for see any problems using a full kerf Woodworker II on a DeWalt contractor table saw? Does it have enough power? G.
  11. I'm on a pretty tight budget, and have looked at the Ryobi AP1301 planer. Does anyone have any experience with this machine? Any input would be helpful. G.
  12. Hey all. Since becoming clinically addicted to Google Sketchup (recently heard from my wife: "Uh, honey, that's nice that you've designed yet another piece of furniture, but when are you going to actually BUILD something again?"), I find myself toying with the idea of building a miter saw stand. Because of my shop setup, I am going to go with one of the plans designed around a small cabinet with collapse-able wings on each side. Now I currently own an Ace-brand miter saw that is serving me well for the time being, but one of my first upgrades that I plan down the road is a newer, slidin
  13. Thanks gang. At this rate, the kid will be in college before the cradle is done. G.
  14. Hey all. I have recently completed (I had to avoid the term "finished" for reasons that will become obvious) a baby cradle for my sister. I am in the midst of finishing it (see...I told you) using the method demonstrated by Mark in his "Go To Finish" video. I've put on the first coat and am preparing for the second. However, the 6-12 hour drying time has really extended into more like a 24 hour+ drying time. Some factors that may be working against me here are: 1) I'm using ACE brand poly, as it's all I can get without crossing several hundred miles of water. 2) This is the trop
  15. It seems that the difference between the PC and the DeWalt entry-level biscuit joiners is about $12.00 on Amazon right now. Would you mind giving me some comparison advice between the two brands? I'm more interested in actual differences in performance/features rather than the "I've used so-and-so forever and never used anything else" type advice. Thanks gang! H.