• Call for Articles

    Do you have woodworking knowledge you're just dying to share?
    Want to be an author at Sawmill Creek?

    Now you have a new area to publish articles!

    If you want to publish an article, you can join our authors group, which gives you access to a forum which is open only to would-be authors at SawmillCreek. This is a staging area for new articles, where you can post a new article, and we'll review for publication. Once you're ready to publish it, we'll promote it on the front page of SawmillCreek!

    The process is simple:

    1. Join the Authors group by visiting this page.
    2. Once you have access, visit the Authors forum.
    3. Start your article by creating a new thread in that forum.


    If your article is too long for a single post, don't fret ! Spread your article over multiple posts, and we'll merge them together into a single post when the article is ready to be published.

    Try posting pictures inline for visual interest.

    Choose a catchy, yet descriptive title!

    Writer's Block?

    We're looking for tool reviews, woodworking tips, woodturning techniques, jigs and fixtures, finished projects step-by-step, finishing techniques, social woodworking experiences, and even good compilations of our existing thread topics.

    Good luck and Happy writing!
    _Aaron Koehl_
  • Recent Polls

    Is the underside of a bookcase shelf a "show surface"? (Votes: 34)

    1. Yes it is - Make it nice (Votes: 17)

    2. No it isn't - Let it be (Votes: 9)

    3. You punks need to finish everything the same. Kids these days I tell ya (Votes: 8)

  • Recent Forum Posts

    Steve Rozmiarek

    PEX expander

    Well, I got the expander yesterday, hopefully today will be so productive that it makes up for the lost day fetching it....

    Steve Rozmiarek Today, 9:06 AM Go to last post
    Julie Moriarty

    Live Edge Coffee Table

    Finally settled on this for the legs

    (ignore the grain direction )

    For the joints, half-blind dovetails seemed the best

    Julie Moriarty Today, 9:06 AM Go to last post
    Steve Rozmiarek

    PEX expander

    I've used some stainless clamp rings on a different application, with mixed success. Ag irrigation systems use a lot of them, also underground sprinklers.

    Steve Rozmiarek Today, 9:04 AM Go to last post
    Steve Rozmiarek

    PEX expander

    I've used them a little, stupid expensive though. Back in a previous career, we used John Guest fittings, which were in essence the same thing but plastic

    Steve Rozmiarek Today, 8:58 AM Go to last post
    Justin Freund

    Help salvage a large tabletop

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Honestly the more I think about trying to salvage the top, the more it sounds like a lot of work to band aid a particle

    Justin Freund Today, 8:56 AM Go to last post