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630 days ago

Burl storage - 2 replies

My firewood supplier gave me and approximately three-foot section of Maple trunk that had a pretty large Burl in the side. The wood is still green and I’m not exactly sure how I should store it. Or if I should cut it up into bowl blanks, its ultimate purpose. Do you have any suggestions? Andy

807 days ago

From my parent's garden. Yellow chain tree. - 0 replies

This is a photo of some wood I lathed yesterday, the tree was cut down the day before. I’m pretty sure it will crack apart, but I just wanted to see what the wood looked like. I have about 5 logs that will make about 2 12inch bowls each. I grabbed a limb to see what the wood looked like. I painted the ends of the big pieces yesterday. I...

861 days ago

First major project help. - 2 replies

I am building a crib for my twin girls and I am now starting to think about finishes. I made it out of light colored maple and accented it with Brazilian Cherry. I want to leave the finish natural and I really don’t want to do a stain. I want a satin that is easier to do, but with good results. Also, at what point in the sanding should ...

995 days ago

What happened? - 4 replies

Today, I was making some cutting boards. I milled up a large piece of Purple Heart. It was sanded on two sides and but not jointed. So I jointed and planed the board. It was looking very good. Nice and flat and true on all sides. I needed to make some smaller pieces from the PH Board. I ripped some 1.5 inch boards out of it. Then all of a sudden...

1063 days ago

I need help! - 7 replies

I am trying to drill a 45 Deg holes with my forsner bit on a drill press. I tried canting the table to 45 deg, but it was too hard to find center on the board. So I made a jig that is constant on my drill press table. However, I am having trouble trying to clamp down the piece of wood I am drilling. I am drilling hardwood so there is a lot of to...


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