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  1. Hand Tools
    What I have is a stack of three washers (3/8th inner hole) that have been steel-epoxy'd together to form a cylindrical stack. I need to do some shaping of this stack, and they are zinc-plated. What are some cheap options that could get the job done? I need to be able to cut one side flat and...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    I lost a good friend recently and I am planning on making a 4x4 cross roughly 2.5' by 4' tall. I plan on ordering a plaque with his name and a small saying. I was planning on embedding this into the cross. Do I need to be careful of what stain I use on the wood once the plaque is in place...
  3. Joinery
    First of all... I'm not really a woodworker, but I have dabbled. Anyway I came across some large black walnut slabs. Of course they have a few checks in them and I want to strengthen them with butterfly/bowtie joints. Here is the catch.... I'm more of a metal worker and I will be building...
  4. Power Tools & Machinery
    Howdy, I just bought a Harbor Freight 20" floor standing "production" drill press. After making room for it and bolting it to my concrete floor, I immediately set to work doing some metal drilling that I've been putting off for 6 months due to lack of a drill press. I used oil, so the press's...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    Has anyone done this. The technique is to load Urethane resin with powered metal and then pour it into the precut inlay channels. When it is dry sand it back down. Has anyone tried this. Do you have to prepare the bottom of the inlay to give a key? How does it stand up to wood movement?
  6. Project Showcase
    A request for a "small dining table" came in and immediately I knew what I want to create, or should I say "copy". A very similar table caught my eyes and I wanted to make my own version of a frame made of metal kept in raw format with a tabletop so natural that you'd have to add a glass to make...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am new to the forum and wanted to start off by asking a basic question on building types: What are the pros and cons for you folks that have one and are there some companies that you recomend and trust for quality, price and set up ease? Thanks, Woody
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