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03-11-2015 10:00 PM

Using hide glue for the first time - 4 replies

I am just starting to use hide glue. I added the granules and the water and let it come to a liquid and let it set for about an hour then turned it off. Today when I went to use it I turned it on and let it heat up for about a half an hour. It seemed to be all liquid and ready to use but when I went to spread it on the wood it had almost black s...

01-15-2011 05:56 PM

Assistance from any LJ around Austin, Texas - 7 replies

I have been asked to make a table like this. I believe that the base and under table parts curves needs to be done with a bandsaw. Since the parts are 6”x8”, I don’t have a bandsaw that is large enough. If any LJ’er that is around Austin, TX can help. I would appreciate if you would contact me. I would al...

06-16-2010 04:51 PM

Need Advice on Using Black Lacquer - 10 replies

A potential client has asked me to give him a qoute on a coffee table. I have no problem with the materials and build, but I have never used black lacquer as a finish. My son has a friend that does custom auto work and he said that it will cost me more in lacquer and time that the rest of the table itself. If the table is acceptable he will o...

03-04-2010 05:25 PM

Need Austin, TX area LJ assistance - 3 replies

I’m pretty new to LJ but have been woodworking on and off sine I was in Grade School. I started working with a local non-profit called Mobile Loaves & Fishes which was started about 10 years ago to feed the homeless of Austin. It has expanded in many ways to try to get homeless back on their feet and off the streets. I decided that the...

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