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|3 days ago||
Cutting boards - 13 replies
With all the effort in design and construction that goes into many of the spectacular cutting board projects, some real woodwork could be done.
|33 days ago||
Fresh cut elm for turning -- free - 4 replies
I have some sections of elm up to 12” diameter available for the taking. Near Quakertown, PA. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
|83 days ago||
The myth of BLO - 59 replies
One of the more enduring finishing myths is that BLO “soaks” into wood. I’ve been more than a little skeptical about that idea, so I conducted an experiment to see if and just how much BLO and raw tung oil penetrate different woods. I puddled each oil on samples of white ash, red oak, cherry, and hard maple. After a half hour, ...
|175 days ago||
The fallacy of conventional wisdom - 4 replies
Conventional finishing wisdom has it that thinning a finish will increase penetration. Wrong!! The reducer may soak into the wood, but the molecules of the drying oil or resin that make up the body of the finish will only penetrate a few wood cells deep, where they will cure and present a barrier to any further penetration. Subsequent applicatio...
|254 days ago||
Baileigh Adverts - 62 replies
Why is the representative of a paid sponsor, Baileigh, who’s never even posted a project, permitted to advertise via a Forum topic?
|271 days ago||
Advice - 33 replies
I have the strong impression that much of the advice offered in response to questions raised in many of the for a, especially the finishing forum, are speculative, without any basis of experience on the part of the responder. Mostly gobbledygook.
|272 days ago||
Fine Furniture - 2 replies
A recent topic on one’s prejudice against metal slides in fine furniture got me wondering what makes a piece of furniture fine. Personally, I think fine is a pretentiously meaningless term. When I look at a piece of furniture, I judge it based on several factors. Foremost is its design; any decent craftsman can put a bunch of drawers in...
|359 days ago||
Jet 22-44 - 2 replies
Jet 22-44 for sale. Never used. Assembled. Extra paper. East Central PA. $1950
|371 days ago||
More than you ever wanted to know about Shellac - 3 replies
|423 days ago||
The Shellac hoax - 103 replies
Conventional wisdom has it that new wood should be “sealed” with shellac to start the finishing process. That’s pure baloney promoted by Zinsser to sell their products. Any kind of resin finish will “seal” itself. For an expose of the shellac hoax, check out Bob Flexner’s article in the September issue of Woodshop News.
|442 days ago||
Flooring installation - 4 replies
I’m going to lay a 3/4×5 T&G Heart Pine floor on a radiant slab, and want to glue it directly rather than over an underlayment and/or floating. The slab is dry as a bone and the ambient humidity never exceeds 35% (NM). I would appreciate hearing about any similar experience. TIA
|447 days ago||
What's the point? - 7 replies
What’s the point in continuing a topic with over 19,000 replies and many months old. Seems juvenile to me.
|486 days ago||
A new finish - 1 reply
This is a piece of ipe, sanded to 120 and finished with three brushed-on coats of Bona Mega, a water based oxygen cross-linked polyurethane floor finish. The first light coat was rubbed back with a maroon pad, followed by two more wet coats within a day. It self leveled without any brush marks or trapped bubbles. It’s a beautiful full clea...
|494 days ago||
It's the economy, Stupid - 12 replies
Fresh evidence of a significantly slowing U.S. economy Friday posed new headaches for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid – coming on top of weak readings in recent weeks on employment numbers and concerns that the seemingly endless European debt crisis will keep the American economy from getting off the mat.The economy grew at an annual ra...
|500 days ago||
The Golden Mean - 24 replies
The Greeks(?) derived the ratio of 1:1.618… which came to be known as the Golden Mean for its perfect proportions in the layout of a rectangle. I have used the Golden Mean to divide a sequence of drawers into a linear progression such that the first and last drawers are in the 1:1.618 ratio, whether it’s a horizontal row or a vertica...
|506 days ago||
Another stupid Obamanism - 1 reply
America’s leading small business association has slammed Barack Obama for showing ‘an utter lack of understanding’ of the country’s entrepreneurs when he told them: ’If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’ In a hard-hitting statement to Mail O...
|514 days ago||
Nobama - 39 replies
|514 days ago||
Progress under Nobama - 64 replies
The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration. The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Oba...
|527 days ago||
Primus Reform Smooth Plane - 9 replies
Primus Reform Smooth Plane for sale: $135US + UPS Shipping Blade needs grinding/sharpening; otherwise excellent condition The Primus line of wooden planes by E.C. Emmerich is steeped in the Continental European woodworking tradition and enhanced with some of the advances you need in a modern workshop. These wooden planes work wood in the t...
|714 days ago||
New guy here - 8 replies
Having joined just last week, I simply want to say that I’m overwhelmed at the breadth and depth of the range, creativity, skill, and accomplishments displayed here. It’s a great site.