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|138 days ago||
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...
|142 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,...
|143 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...
|163 days ago||
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...
|183 days ago||
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...
|188 days ago||
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...
|192 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
|195 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.
|205 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.
|220 days ago||
The lumber that homedepot carries western cedar and whitewood pine, I’d like to know which between the two would be the lightest per board foot? The reason I ask this question is that awhile back, I had built a couple portable shelving units out of hardwood one from Alder and one from Maple the Alder is 5 pounds lighter then the maple b...
|244 days ago||
Hi fellow LJ’s I am working on a nice white maple project and in order to keep the proper theme for the project, I need a finish that won’t amber or alter the pure white of the maple, Here is what I have in my inventory. I already know that Varnish will amber. 100% none wax shellacPoly wipe, 70 – 30 mix oil base poly and mi...
|246 days ago||
Questions and help with Ebonizing Wood - 12 replies
I’ve googled and researched on how to ebonize wood and found that it’s brushed on but what I’m wanting to do is ebonize splines or feathers, will the brush on method work for this? What method works best for this? ThanksRandy
|250 days ago||
I’ve had my bandsaw Grizzly G0555P now going on 3 years and to this day I’ve not really known what the purpose of the tension leaver was for, I have an idea and that is to release tension in order to remove the blade for a quick swap without having to turn the tension dial and if that is the case mine is useless as I’ve always ...
|257 days ago||
For all of you box makers and marketers out there, I’d like to know what purpose, or title name you build your box for on a consumer stand point. Now that I’m on a starting track of marketing my boxes, I’m coming to the conclusion that a small 2 to 5 drawer bandsaw box is pretty much nothing but a dust collector or a very ni...
|264 days ago||
I’m about to come into a very…. large sycamore tree roughly 24” across from a foot off the ground at the base that’s about to be cut down from my yard, so never working it, is it friendly? how would it work for making boxes? What’s it’s drying time? Is it even worth keeping? ThanksRandy
|264 days ago||
Moisture Meters, which way to go. - 10 replies
Almost a head scratcher for me, I’ve done the search here on LJ’s and have read all the many reviews, comments etc…. and it seems they are pretty much stretched across the board, Wagner, Lowes brand, Lingomat, Ryobi clear down the cheap HF meter and all have received good reports and it seems from my research that the non pin a...
|266 days ago||
I just walked into the shop to finish up on a project that I had started, it was my first mitered jewelry box, the glue up and feathers were complete and the lid was separated, what I walked in to find was the front and back wall warped inward, the wood used was pecan, it was still a log when I got it and had been laying on the ground for an unk...
|267 days ago||
I’ve not really used a miter gauge that much and when I have it’s always been on the left side of the blade much less the new INCRA 1000se Miter gauge I just bought, I have a question for the more experienced tablesaw users, is there any difference or advantages, disadvantages to using the miter gauge any miter gauge for that matter ...
|268 days ago||
New Toys To Play And Cut With - 24 replies
Went to the local woodcraft store today and walked out with these few items. Since I hadn’t gotten around to ever making a cross cut sled, I optioned for the Mite 1000 as it’s smart and takes up less room, easy to store.
|269 days ago||
I have my first fully mitered box fully closed and glued and is ready for the next step, I’m also still green when it comes to splines so the height of the blade is still in question for me, box walls are 3/8” thick. The lid is still attached to the box, I’ve not cut it off yet so my question is do I cut the lid off before d...