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202 days ago

Planing against grain, (not end grain) flat surface. - 17 replies

I’m left with a situation with a glue up for a project I am working on only the glue up won’t fit in my 13” planer unless I turn it to plan against grain, I’m not talking about end grain, I’m talking about the top surface, I’ve never done it before and thought I’d better ask before doing it. I was thinki...

205 days ago

(Finishing) Experimenting with a new to me technique, end grain and blotching fix. - 12 replies

After posting here on LJ awhile back an issue I was having with lacquer causing tiny crystals to form on some red cedar over a period of time (shelf sitting) Charles Neil chimed in and told me what I needed to do, he mentioned shellac as a sealer first. I thought about what he said and did some research on shellac and found that using the non...

218 days ago

Bit the bullet, new addition to the driveway - 10 replies

Well it had to be done, after talking to Greg about his booth display and since I am only limited 6’ 5” on bed length and only 4’ in width between the fender wells, I have an 06 Tundra double cab (crew) with a 6 and a half foot bed, yep that’s right you newer Tundra double cab owners I’m not limited to only a 5’5” bed :) but even with that 6’.5...

223 days ago

Trying to figure how woodworking fits into market day art's and fair events. - 21 replies

I’ve only been doing the shows starting Nov last year just before Christmas, up until just yesterday, the first show in Nov 2012 turned out my best sale yet to day with the most income in a single day sitting, held in small town called Blanco during their monthly market day event, my second biggest was April during an Arts and Crafts show...

227 days ago

Planer motor running erratically, Bad Brushes? - 11 replies

I have the Ryobi AP 1301 have had it for several years, just a couple days ago I noticed the motor starting fluctuating, pulsating, losing power gaining power running erratically, acting like it’s trying to go out, so I’m wondering if brushes going bad can cause this? Thanks

227 days ago

Barter with the Dentist - 31 replies

So today I had a dentist appointment to have an old crown replaced, I know the front desk pretty well the ladies and thought I’d bring in some of my work so they could see it, I grabbed my recently made Bubinga Santa sleigh and propped it up on the front counter my dentist walked in and saw it and was amazed starting asking me a lot of que...

235 days ago

Baffled, I have salt crystals forming on the end grain of my finished cedar boxes - 9 replies

I have something happening that I’ve never seen before, On one of my red cedar boxes (bandsaw box Santa Sleigh) I had left the inside of all drawers unfinished for the cedar aroma and had a lacquer finish on the exterior walls and everywhere else, only the inside of the drawers were left unfinished, the box had been left on the shelf for ...

247 days ago

A question about cutting Kerfs on Box Joint, Box joinery? - 8 replies

I have a question on finger joint, box joint and dovetail joinery when it comes to cutting the kerfs on the inside side walls for the bottom’s and the lids how is this done? I have miter joinery down and figured out but after completed my first box joint joinery box and after cutting the bottom kerf for the bottom panel, I went through...

266 days ago

The rain last night has forced me to make unwanted changes today. - 10 replies

Ok everyone get your fiddles out ready and tuned. :) Having only one bandsaw has it’s disadvantages, so I had the bandsaw setup for resawing logs as that’s what I had projected on my schedule, it was a three day planning and today was my third day so it seemed, last nights rain as decided to make that change for me and cut me shor...

267 days ago

When is it safe to remove stickers from stacked air dried wood? - 28 replies

I have a non heated / cooled metal storage shed sitting under a red oak shade tree the shed is off of the ground with a wood floor and slight air flow through it, I have built a wood rack to store 12” to 24” in length x 1” thick boards cut from logs that I currently have stickered for several months, the situation I have is ...

270 days ago

New Toys And Addtions To Play With In The Shop - 17 replies

If my shop wasn’t already full it for sure is now. Had to make some modifications to the drill press table in order to make if fit the stock table, it took a 38” spiral bit along with a 1 3/8 fornester bit to make the mods, simple enough. First set of pictures, router table MCLS Multi Joint Spacing Jig, Second pic is the newly pur...

274 days ago

Out with the old and in with the new Porter Cable Drill Press - 24 replies

OK it was time to say good by to the baby 8” and move up to a 15” the little 8” just wasn’t cutting errr I mean drilling it anymore :) time to start running with the big boys. The little 8” went to a new home to be with my 80 year old dad at his house :) The baby was still working like a charm only it wasn̵...

278 days ago

Wood storage, DOs and DON'Ts - 15 replies

Needing some advise on storing wood, DOs and DON’Ts, I have been storing all of my purchased woods inside of my air conditioned shop in which has a window unit but it’s not on when I’m not in it. By storing my woods in this kind of environment have an impact on the lumber? Should I be storing my woods on the outside of my shop,...

279 days ago

Help With How To On A Holy Cross Inlay - 11 replies

I’m commissioned to build a box for a customers nephew, he is going through a spiritual event at his church and she wants to present him with a box, she requested that she wants a cross on top of the box along with his initials on the inside. I’ve already done one box from her for the brother only I glued the cross on top of the hing...

299 days ago

Desperate, Walnut or Pacan? I'm beating myself up over this. - 35 replies

Needing closure on this and was hoping by turning to folks here on LM’s can help me bring an end to identifying this wood I feel as though I’m on a seesaw or a merry-go-round trying to come to a conclusion if this is Pecan or Walnut. Here’s the story. Lady in a neighboring town said she had some walnut on the ground that had...

318 days ago

Mixing And Matching Woods (Combination) Specifically Boxes? - 17 replies

I did a search on what I’m looking for before posting this but didn’t find anything that really answered my question. Being a novice, I find myself spending the biggest part of the day on a project when it comes to mix and matching woods such as splines (feathers) or inlays trying to find the best color combo, is there any set pat...

324 days ago

I' like to know how to? Curved inlay banding for jewelry box lids - 10 replies

I was hoping someone might be able to describe how to do curved inlay banding in jewelry box lids. Articles, Links etc…. anything helpful. I have an idea of how its done, Please tell me if this is correct. 1. Draw the curved line to cut, Only I don’t know how aggressive is to much on the curves?2. Cut the curved line out on the...

328 days ago

Finishing for Purpleheart and Rosewood (Bubinga) - 11 replies

Needing some assistance finishing a project, normally on all of my projects I do a single coat of tung oil with a quick wipe as I like the results followed by a few coats of wipe on poly, I am in the process of a new project that incorporates both purpleheart and rosewood, would it be OK to use the same method on this project? Thanks

331 days ago

Turned the AC on Today, first time of the season. - 11 replies

Well I fought hard yesterday wiping off the sweat from the face with door and windows open in the shop so this morning made the step to clean the AC up, get the air filter cleaned and blew out the coils, she fired up nicely with a nice 70 degree breeze in the shop.

340 days ago

Woods that cause drowsiness? - 27 replies

I’m curious is to what woods claim to cause drowsiness as it seems there are times when I run into this. I know Wenge is on the list but that’s not the only wood I’m working with during the times I feel this effect or maybe it’s just coincidental? Look forward to hearing if any at all.

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