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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 ...

02-04-2015 10:13 PM

Beginners /Newbies Issues ????? - 74 replies

I get a a lot of emails from beginning woodworkers, dealing with both woodworking and finishing. I am just curious as to what you see as the major obstacles for Folks just getting into woodworking .

01-20-2015 08:49 PM

Need Some Help - 59 replies

I really hope you will read this and help us out by sending in your old glasses.Imagine giving the gift of sight . Thanks in advance for helping to make a difference . David resides in Ohio but several times a year travels the world, specifically on mission trips. As an eye doctor travelling with an International group called Helping Ha...

07-29-2014 06:16 PM

Tiger Maple Corner Cabinet build .....Series - 7 replies

It has been a while since we did any public videos , so we decided to put up the first build of a Tiger Maple corner cupboard , from our Mastering Woodworking show, this was done in 2010, so audio and video have certainly advanced, but hopefully you will be able to get it. We will be putting up...

05-13-2014 02:08 PM

Come Say Hello - 2 replies

CP Johnson, one my premier wood suppliers is having his second open house this Saturday just out side of Culpepper Virginia, and I will be there as well, so if any of you can it would be nice to meet and say hello , Also Chris wil lbe having some really nice wood discounted, if you have an interest. Here is alink to CP’s open house, an...

01-30-2014 10:40 PM

Im not Nut's .. ( debateable )..Removing White Rings ..Just watch - 21 replies

Ok , this is getting around the internet, so my fellow LJ don’t get left out here ya go . I promise this works really well ..Have done alot of work for museums and worked for some “old timers” years ago, thats where I learned it .. It was just...

01-28-2014 03:52 PM

Wanted 2 newbies - 10 replies

I do a little on line finishing class, and I need some feed back… The first 2 inexperienced, not quite comfortable with finishing , folk who pm me,. I will set you up with the class.. Free ..All I want is your feed back, via email .

01-10-2014 07:12 PM

Band saw set up and tuning - 6 replies

I have used bandsaws for over 40 years.. this is the best video I have ever seen on it .. The guy really knows his stuff . I was impressed hope it helps

12-30-2013 05:55 PM

Baltimore Woodworking Show - 12 replies

We will be going to the Baltimore Woodworking Show on Saturday Jan 4 , from 10 am to 3 pm . We will be at the Woodcraft booth . If any of you folks attend , hope you will stop by and say helllo . Always good to meet other LJ’s . Here is a link to my blog on it , which has a link to the show ,hope to see you there. http://intheworksho...

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