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17 days ago

How would you suggest doing this? - 21 replies

I will make a L & JG Stickley Prairie Settle #220 like the one pictured. I think I have it pretty well figured out except for attaching the the top to the side and back panels. Notice that unlike a Morris chair, there are no through tenons holding the top securely in place. Here are my current thoughts:1. Use desk top fasteners. Ugh! ...

26 days ago

Mail order lumber/McKinney Hardwood Lumber - 12 replies

A little over a year ago I asked about others’ experiences regarding ordering stock from Hearne Hardwoods. Generally, Hearne didn’t receive any recommendations for mail order. Furthermore, mail ordering lumber seems to be concerning due to the quality and the price of the stock, not to mention the shipping cost. I remembered s...

104 days ago

Angle grinders-variable speed or single speed - 7 replies

I would like to try my hand at making sculpted boxes and it seems that an angle grinder is pretty much the go to tool for this. I had pretty much decided on a Makita GA4030 until I saw a recommendation to get a variable speed grinder. Here is my dilemma a VS Makita 9565CV costs about $100 than the GA4030 and I am not certain how much I will ...

143 days ago

Considering purchasing this - 10 replies

I have never done any scroll sawing, but think I might like to try my hand at intarsia and/or inlay. Is this a decent saw for a beginner? Is the price reasonable for the saw? Any other thoughts, tips, suggestions are welcome. TIA

192 days ago

Floating tenon sizing questions - 13 replies

I am making this headboard. It is for a king size bed so the rails are 76” between the legs. I will bolt the headboard to the metal mattress frame. Therefore, the headboard is more decorative than functional. I will use floating tenons to attach the rails to the legs and to attach the back splats to the rails. The wood is qswo s...

233 days ago

Making my own veneer questions - 12 replies

I am certain these questions have been answered previously, but I couldn’t find the answers tonight. I intend to resaw some bubinga to make my own veneer. The process, as I understand it, is to resaw it to a reasonable thickness, say about 1/8”, then run it through the drum sander on a sled to get it down to the final thickness. W...

249 days ago

Deft spray lacquer over Danish Oil??? - 14 replies

I am finishing a couple small boxes (10”x6”x4”) and used Danish oil to pop the grain on the bubinga and qswo. Does any know if I can safely use Deft lacquer over the oil without there being any adverse effects like crazing or whatever? I intend to let the oil dry for 3-4 days and I have a couple samples for test purposes, but...

302 days ago

An outstanding A&C home - 7 replies

This may not be the proper forum for this but I didn’t see an option that seemed better. I ran across this article and knew that I had to share it with all the LJs whether A&C is your “thing” or not, the woodworking is incredible. Hope everyone enjoys the scenery!

391 days ago

Angled shims - 8 replies

I need to make some shims at a 3 degree angle. My thought is to tilt the TS blade to 87 degrees and rip a board. Is that the best way to do it? Can angles plastic shims be purchased reasonably anyplace? Thanks for any guidance.

420 days ago

Has anyone requested info from Hearne Hardwoods? - 8 replies

June 18th I emailed Hearne Hardwoods for info regarding lumber and what shipping costs might be for the quantity I need. As of today, June 26th, I have not had any response from them. Has anyone requested and received info from Hearne? Is this a “typical” timeframe for them? I would appreciate hearing about others’ experien...

444 days ago

Ripping @ 50* - 17 replies

I am working on a speaker stand project and the riser needs to match the front of the speaker which has a 100 degree angle on the front. Any suggestions how I can rip boards at 50* since my TS only angles to 45 degrees? Thanks in advance!

475 days ago

Voids in oak - 20 replies

I have a piece of white oak that I want to use. Unfortunately, it has some voids in it. They are only on one face of the piece meaning that they don’t go all the way through. I seem to recall that the piece can be stabilized by filling the voids with glue or glue and sanding dust. Any particular type of glue? Is anyone aware of this a...

555 days ago

Zebrawood cracking - 11 replies

I made this CB for my son & DIL. She is a zebra fanatic so it had to include the zebrawood. About 5-6 months after completion, they have noticed small cracks in the zebrawood, but the maple and walnut are perfectly fine. All 3 woods were KD and had been in my shop for at least 3 months when I made it. I know there is no way to repair thi...

567 days ago

"Best" way to make mortises? - 53 replies

I make a lot of Arts & Crafts style furniture as you may have guessed by my pseudonym. I have been using a Jet bench top mortiser that has been okay, but the hold down is poor at best IMO. Today I tried to make some mortises 3/8” wide by 3”long by 1 3/8” deep. The hold down didn’t work at all even though I was only...

601 days ago

Mission Drawtop Table - 8 replies

I am considering making a drawtop table. Does anyone know how to make the actual draw top work so that when one or both ends are pulled out, they sit flush with the top and can easily be returned to their stored position? TIA

667 days ago

Making round end grain cutting boards - 11 replies

I would like to make some round end grain CBs. My thought is to use a circular router jig, but I don’t want to drill a hole for the pin in the CB, So, I thought I could use the jig to make a template from 1/4” plywood, then double stick that to the blank and use a top bearing bit in the router to clean up the rough edges left by the...

713 days ago

Hidden Compartments - 2 replies

I have a commission to make a window seat. It will be trapezoidal with the front 106” and the back 64” with an overall depth of 21”. There was a recent thread about secret compartments so I thought I would see if I could make each of the right triangle ends a hidden compartment. My clients are okay either way. My question i...

728 days ago

Cutting board with center circle - 4 replies

I have been asked to make an end grain cutting board that will have a circle in the center about 4-6 inches in diameter. Think of the Japanese flag. The circle will be a different wood than the surrounding wood meaning that there will be some difference in the seasonal movement of the 2 woods. My first question: Is this even a practical idea ...

761 days ago

End Grain Cutting Board flattening - 10 replies

I know that one or two people on this forum have made end grain cutting boards. :D I have started making them recently and, in spite of my best efforts, I always end up with strips at slightly differing heights. I have flattened the two faces with my thickness planer, but that causes too much chip out. I have also sanded with a drum sander w...

778 days ago

Wine cellar coolers - 5 replies

I have a small wine cellar (<650 cubic feet) that was cooled by a WhisperKool 3000 until it died over the week end. I am looking for a replacement that will last more than 4 years. I looked for reviews and comparative data, but there is very little info available on the web. It seems like most get poor grades for longevity. Can anyone sug...

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