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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    So I’m new to this whole world but I’m generally pretty handy. For my first big project I’ve decided to make myself a desk... and by make myself a desk, I mean buying two ikea drawer units and buying a live edge slab to finish myself and put on top to make myself a desk. Note: the room will be...
  2. New Member Introductions
    This may be a failed attempt but I am just starting out in wood working. I have seen some incredible work on here and some beautiful pieces I hope to imitate. I live in a condo now so no shop and no grinders and such to work with. I will be using old style techniques. Electrical tools will be...
  3. Wood Finishing
    Hi all. Newbie here. I have 3x IKEA Gerton tabletops that I need help finishing. They are made from solid beech. I'm attaching a photo that illustrates what it looks like out-of-box. I like the color, just need to protect it with a varnish. I've selected a matte water-based varnish that I'd...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    So I am brand new and want to setup a workshop in my garage. I am cleaning everything out of my 2.5 car garage that I haven’t used since I moved in and have a ton of space to fill, but I need recommendations on what tools to fill it with. My budget is 1-2K, but I can go up to 3-4. I have a...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, brand new to the site and woodworking in general. I have owned my own house for 15 years, but I have not done much to it until recently. Started with a new coat of paint everywhere, and has morphed to replacing all my roofing and siding. I recently refinished my kitchen cabinets and want...
  6. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hello everyone! I've been reading this forum for a couple of years now, but hadn't signed up. Recently, though, the bug finally bit me and I decided to go off the deep end into woodworking (my wife says I do that too often with hobbies). I've done quite a bit of home remodeling and have done...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    I decided to build a arcade console similar to (just the lower part not as much crap on it but the basic structure is there) However I am think about building a base that is slot fitted so it can be broken down and stored flat. The top is a single unit and sits down with some 'tabs' at the...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey everyone, I am fairly new to wood working, ive had some experience, but I want to get into it more as it has always fascinated me. I am currently venturing into a project, to build a beautiful custom PC Case out of wood. I have thought about the types of wood, I know we will be using hard...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi All, I am a part time pastor from a small town in PA. Working with wood has always been a dream of mine. I am 22 years old and want to start pouring into woodworking. I have done a few small projects so far, but I am looking for advice and guidance. I look forward to being part of this...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all. I am looking for advice on a new (to me) table saw that will be my first stationary saw in my shop (garage). I am looking to buy used from CL and have been looking at a few models such as the ridgid R4512 (shying away due to the alignment issues with the weak trunnions). I am looking to...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, Nice to find (and join) a forum on woodworking. I'm usually a 'give it a go and see what happens' woodworker, definitely a 'That'll do woodworker' although as I grow older the adage of 'think thrice, measure twice, and cut once' does seem eminently sensible. I've joined here as I...
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have a bad back, and am trying to hollow out a hardwood, still alive in the ground maple tree stump, for use as a planter. So far I've been able to find two techniques: Using a big horizontal-blade axe, or cutting a ****ton of holes with a wide spade bit, and then a lot of chiseling. The...
  13. Woodturning
    I know, I know....the topic's been done, over and over... sorry. I have done some reading on here and other forums, and the main lesson I learned is stay away from the many used Craftsmen Lathes out there. I'm basically a total newbie. I got to turn the inside of a green cherry bowl a...
  14. New Member Introductions
    I have dabbled in woodworking for years. Now that I'm partially retired I'm planning to become more active. My wife and I just had a garage added to the house and I managed to arrange for it to have an extra 650 sq. ft. set aside for a shop. I'm just beginning my purchase of power tools. At this...
  15. New Member Introductions
    I have been lurking for many months and decided to register so I can add my useless two cents. My emphasis these days is designing and constructing unique frames to complement the oil paintings I also produce. I will be uploading some in the future and would appreciate any comments, good or...
  16. Design & Plans
    So I thought it was going to be all sooooo easy and now I am wigging out. I am building a very wide table 45" (and a bit) x96", yeah I am getting ready to invite the whole neighbourhood for thanksgiving this year. I am using 8/4" x 2" x 8" rough hewn white pine to get rustic look to it. I...
  17. Forestry & Milling
    [URL="http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/attachments/f26/49933d1346128105-monster-live-oak-help-im-newbie-pics-getinline.jpg"] First time here, and enjoying it !! - especially this area of the Forums. I am a Mason by trade, an also started honing my woodworking skills as a hobby. I acquired this...
  18. Project Showcase
    I'll preface this by saying that I have built lots of stuff over the years, but this is one of the first things that I have made with the intention of having precise, solid joinery, not being over-built, and held together with only glue (and small screws for the hinges). I started with some...
  19. New Member Introductions
    I use oldgreyguy as a name but OGG is easier for those of us who type with less than 10 fingers. Joining to learn from others, and thank you all for your contributions. Like many of you I am self taught, never having had a woodworking class. Relied on woodworking books, and mainly Fine...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone. I have pretty much no woodworking or carpentry skills but I have always thought that it would be a wonderful skill to have. Today I realised that instead of just sitting on my ass it might be a smart idea to actually give it a go. :thumbsup: I would really value some tips from...
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