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574 days ago

Mixing Finishes? - 6 replies

I’m about to finish a large walnut slab (8’ x 30” x 1.75”) It will be mounted into the wall as a floating shelf/counter, with metal support brackets. I’ve had good results finishing walnut like this with just oils, as well as a wiping varnish like Waterlox. In this situation, the slab needs to be mounted in the w...

587 days ago

Soaking Tub - 3 replies

Has anyone built a wooden soaking tub? I’m itching to build one and am not a fan of the coopered style that is most common with vertical staves and thus am leaning towards an Ofuro, Japanese style tub, or something similar that resembles a bathtub with horizontal boards, a rectangular shape, and no tension rings….this link gives you...

587 days ago

Moisture Meters - 2 replies

I’ve narrowed it down to the Lignomat Mini or the Delmhorst J-Lite…...which one do y’all like the best?

900 days ago

Cupped Walnut Slab - 5 replies

Hi All, Does anyone have any advice on dealing with this issue? I’m assuming it’s pretty common, but I’m a novice. I bought a real nice 2” thick Black Walnut live edge crotch slab to make a desk out of. It had been kiln dried but I don’t have a moisture meter to verify MC. It’s been in my house over the ...

936 days ago

HELP! Finishing problem, teak oil over rosewood, gumming, etc - 4 replies

Hi there, ran into a major problem, or so it seems at the moment anyway. I’ve been finishing a rosewood loveseat for several weeks using Daly’s Profin Teak Oil….I’m a relative amateur woodworker, and this was going to be my first project to post to the forum here…it is an ambitious one for sure….anyway I...

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