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12-05-2012 06:51 AM

Warping - 7 replies

So I am finally building my first real cabinetmakers bench. I have a bunch of kiln dried soft maple the has been in my shop for 6 months acclimating and I finally have the time to get it done. Currently in Alaska it’s hovering around zero degrees F and the relative humidty is at 49 percent. What that means is the air here is a dry as dr...

05-07-2010 07:53 AM

Waterlox Original - 9 replies

I am about to finish a project primarily made of cherry. I read about a finish 1/3 M. Spirits 1/3 Waterlox original and 1/3 Pure Tung Oil. It’s supposed to be a fool proof finish for cherry. The problem is pure tung oil is nowhere to be found in my state (alaska). has anyone used straight Waterlox to finish cherry?

05-05-2010 06:05 AM

Banding Issue - 5 replies

So I glued up some cherry strips to the edge of my cherry ply, of course they needed a bit of trimming and that is where I got in trouble. I used a block plane and managed to get right through the veneer. What is the best tool for work like this. Thanks in advance.

04-27-2010 09:51 PM

Anniversary Gift - 4 replies

So my anniversary is coming up in a few months and I would like to make something nice for the wife. Of course she refuses to make it easy and will not tell me what she would actually use around the house. What have you all made for your significant others that went over well?

01-26-2010 07:37 AM

Advice Please - 8 replies

Well the time has come to start cutting sheet goods on my TS. I have an outfeed table, and my saw is correctly set up. I have all my sheet goods broken down to 4×4 pieces at the panel saw before I come home. What safety considerations are there for ripping/cutting large pieces of heave plywood such as these? I am building some shop cabinets...

11-23-2009 07:09 PM

Another Kickback Story - 11 replies

I am brand new to real woodworking, and I had my first scare in the shop yesterday. I consider myself educated, I spent months reading every book/DVD/website I could get my hands on before setting up my shop and buying tools. With that being said here is what happened…... I was ripping about 8 boards ranging in length from 24 down to 16...

09-30-2009 09:04 AM

A little story..... - 8 replies

Well, MarktheWoodButcher recently posted in the Trade forum advertising his 13” Delta planer. I sent him a message asking him if he would be willing to ship it to Alaska if I bought it from him. What did Mark do? He offered to give it to me for the price of shipping, quite the generous man Mark is! Here is a picture of me outside our hanga...


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