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11-19-2017 04:42 PM

Couple Drawer Tips .. New You Tube - 6 replies We do our drawers a little different .. check it out

11-06-2017 06:29 PM

Gluing /Trimming Dovetails you tube - 5 replies

We glue and trim DT a little different

10-24-2017 01:23 PM

Tenons Quick , Easy ..New YouTube - 8 replies

Keep it simple

10-15-2017 02:06 PM

Sanding Between Finish Coats..New YouTube - 16 replies I get so many questions on this, I filmed a video to explain , hope it helps

10-04-2017 05:55 PM

How I Make a Dowel - 8 replies Sometimes ya just cant buy what ya need so here is how I do it, I like cheap and simple .

09-28-2017 12:30 PM

Make Your Own Live Edge Slabs - 10 replies

Having done a ton of slabs over the years here is technique we use quite often to either make a slab or alter an existing one. Works well

09-27-2017 04:36 PM

Avoiding Chipout and Tearout When Routing - 10 replies Been doing this for years, works pretty well.

09-20-2017 02:43 PM

Making a pencil post , bed post - 9 replies

I do my post a little different so I did a couple You Tubes on how I do it This is tapering the post This is Chamfering the other 4 sides

08-05-2017 12:31 PM

Dying Large Surfaces - 17 replies

get so many emails on this decided to do a short video

07-28-2017 02:53 PM

Breadboards... A slightly different way - 11 replies

Did a quick youtube on a new way of doing bread boards

02-09-2017 06:30 PM

Expansion and Contraction..Am I thinking correctly - 63 replies

I am doing 3 board Walnut counter tops for my daughters kitchen.. ( interior decorator and her call) . I have to do a 90 corner, mitered. I want to glue the seam solid, I say it will be ok.. Your thoughts … She wants this seam tight and sealed. tops are 25 ” wide ( 3 boards). I feel confident, but not 100% sure.

11-18-2016 06:24 PM

Gas Line question ..have a quandry - 20 replies

WE are installing some propane gas radiant heaters in our shop, there are 2 30 ft sections and 1 20 ft section. These are the tube type and hang from the ceiling. When the contractor came out and looked at everything he said the present copper lines needed to be replaced withblack iron, and stated that in his quote , now he is saying only the ma...

10-10-2016 02:39 PM

Perfect Woodworking Gift, Just for fun !!! - 16 replies

you have talked about them , calculated them , and used alot of them , but have you ever actually seen one. Went to a woodworking friend of mines 80th birthday yesterday and you will see the gift I took him C

10-04-2016 03:56 PM

System Three Spar Varnish Failure - 89 replies

09-13-2016 06:11 PM

Compound Tenons made simple - 17 replies

How I have done it for years hope it helps someone

09-07-2016 06:25 PM

Woodcraft Sharpening Service .. A review - 51 replies

Probably should have put this in reviews, sorry .. but in any event just my opinion , I was impressed so much so i filmed a little video on it .

08-25-2016 07:48 PM

Trace Coating ... Dont Miss This .unless you like to sand - 28 replies

As most out here know, I have been known to finish a piece or 2 , and almost 50 years finishing ya learn a thing or 2, this is one of my best tricks, the other 2 segments will follow . If you try it , you will never not use trace coating

03-21-2015 06:40 PM

Sherwin Williams Conversion Varnish ... Issues - 42 replies

I have now tried to use the SW conversion Varnish 3 times. Actually I have had other’s who tried it and all have had the same issue as I did. It has a re-coat window of unknown time length, meaning it will lift. Which looks like a curdled up prune and the finish separates from the surface. Their data sheets do not address this in any way...

03-02-2015 08:26 PM

A Different Approach to Grain Filling - 6 replies

This would not be a good idea on really open pored woods like oak or ash but for Mahogany or Walnut it works pretty well This is a excerpt from our on line class, but I am getting alot of emails about walnut and Mahogany . Hope it helps

02-10-2015 09:19 PM

Newbie Tip of the week ... How not to break off screws - 3 replies

I personally think that the dictionary need to add to the word “frustration” stripped off broken screws. here is a tip , First off be sure the drill bit size is correct and pre-drill, especially in hard woods, also use a lubricant, there are many commercially available ones, how ever a wax toilet ring, works super well and is ...

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