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|15 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...
|95 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...
|108 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...
|142 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
|208 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...
|254 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...
|269 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 ...
|302 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...
|319 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...
|350 days ago||
Oneida-Air feedback - 6 replies
I have been researching cyclone dust collectors because my current one, a 2 HP WoodSucker II, just was not doing the job anymore. It wasn’t picking up the dust from my machines, I was getting a lot of ambient dust, lines were getting clogged, etc. I emailed Oneida-Air asking which of two models they would suggest for my situation and i...
|352 days ago||
Tool Comparison Site - 0 replies
Hi to all,I am currently researching cyclone dust collectors. In the process I came across a site which I have never seen referenced before: http://www.hingmy.com/index.php I found it interesting because it gives a comprehensive listing of the various manufacturers and their models in each category. After you select a category, e.g. dust...
|397 days ago||
Sanding end grain cutting boards - 9 replies
I have gotten into making these recently and have a couple examples in my projects section. I use an 18×32” delta drum sander followed by a ROS. I start with 80, 100, 120, 150 grit on the drum sander then go to 150, 180, 220 and end with 320 grit with the ROS and finally some hand sanding. Is this a reasonable sanding schedule? ...
|422 days ago||
Pinning cutting boards for glue ups - 9 replies
I have seen a few references to people using a pin nailer to prevent a glue up from sliding around while the glue sets. As I understand it, a pin is nailed into one side leaving it about 1/4 inch proud, the glue is applied then a clamp is used to squeeze the 2 parts together. Obviously, alignment during the last part is critical. My questions...
|422 days ago||
Pinning cutting boards for glue ups - 5 replies
I have seen a few references to people using a pin nailer to prevent a glue up from sliding around while the glue sets. As I understand it, a pin is nailed into one side leaving it about 1/4 inch proud, the glue is applied then a clamp is used to squeeze the 2 parts together. Obviously, alignment during the last part is critical. My questio...