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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...

06-12-2013 01:11 PM

Cruise In - 2 replies

Every couple of years we do a Cruise in, where we open up and folks just drop by and say hello , this year we have teamed up with my good friend and one of my premier wood suppliers so if your able it would sure be nice to meet some of you guys. CP is in central Virginia here are the details

04-22-2013 05:07 PM

A New Stumpy ... Can Ya Believe it ? ( aka Swamp Art) - 18 replies

Here is some photos and a brief description of a table I did in my show, thought other’s would get a kick out of seeing it. Talk about what you do with your scraps, well check it out.

03-29-2013 05:09 PM

Baileigh Bandsaw question - 22 replies

Shane , I need a “kick butt” bandsaw, I do alot of resawing , I am looking at this unit hard, what is the resaw capacity on this

02-12-2013 04:43 PM

Mary May Carving Class and Other Stuff - 4 replies

I had the good fortune to go to a carving class last week in Charleston SC with Mary May and some of my friends and we spent a week . I cannot tell you how good Marys classes are , she is just excellent. So while we were there we filmed some , and thought we would share. Some of you will recall a few weeks back we were talking about Aspha...

11-17-2012 05:11 PM

Pen finishes - 11 replies

What do you pen turners use, prefer for pens,

10-26-2012 06:58 PM

New You Tube, Might help ya out - 5 replies Give it a try, you might be surprised, later folks, be safe

01-20-2012 08:02 PM

The Finest of Eye Candy - 8 replies

if you have never heard of John Townsend or John Goddard, let me introduce, you, I recently visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, so I wrote a little blog and we got some of the little phone and pictures up , these are beyong belief and considering they were built in the late 1700’s and early 1800”s , really is amazing, che...

12-19-2011 09:20 PM

Da Box Rocks On - 9 replies

Remember the little Bombe box we did with Stumpy, well we did a few more, so thought you might like to take a look, one is bubinga, trim another walnut, some dyed cherry, and we mixed up the tiger maple and the cherry on a couple. here is the blog I did, just watch the slide show .

11-21-2011 09:30 PM

Congrats Steve Ramsey - 42 replies

our very own Steve Ramsey of Woodworking for Mere Mortals, just hit the big time, he is listed as having the number 1 woodworking video on you tube,,, Way to go Steve ( your nuts you know that, right , but in a good way) I personally really enjoy Steve, and obviously many more do, again, congrats. you have earned it, ! http://www.woodw...

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