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|1046 days ago||
Music Stand Dimensions - 4 replies
I want to build a music stand but don’t know what might be considered standard dimensions of height (I would guess the travel should be between a sitting and standing position). Also, what might be a typical size for the platform that holds the book or music? I have no turning capabilities, so will make a square style pedistal. I’...
|1099 days ago||
Have I Painted Myself Into a Corner?? - 4 replies
I’m building one of the stand up jewelery chests that have the sides that open up. I’m planning on having two rows of hooks to hang necklaces on. I got ahead of my self and sprayed lacquer on the interior of the doors, which are made up of 1/2” raised panel sections. I was going to glue a bar of sorts on wooden posts to inst...
|1114 days ago||
3M Respirator - 0 replies
I have a 3M M7502 respirator and need to change out the filter pads. I bought a box of filter pads when I purchased the respirator, but can’t figure out how to pull the grill off the respirator so I can replace the pad. If anyone has this model, I sure would appreciate some help. Thanks
|1127 days ago||
Piano Hinge Use - 3 replies
I’m building one of the 3’ tall jewlery chests with the sides that swing open. The plans call for piano hinges for both side sections and the top. For those that have used the piano hinges for this application, what is the best method of installing the hinges? Do you install them like a traditional hinge and mortise the edges? Th...
|1157 days ago||
Proper Hinge Use - 1 reply
I’m building one of those jewelery cabinets that stand about 3 feet high, has drawers in the middle, and then two sides that swing out for necklaces, etc. The plans call for using piano hinges. I bought the hinges, but the more I think about them, it seems they are very large and will detract from the overall look. They will be on the b...
|1180 days ago||
Plans for a Secretary - 4 replies
Has anyone used the plans for the secretary in Glen Huey’s “Illustrated Guide to Building Period Furniture”? If so, were they accurate? Thanks,
|1184 days ago||
Walnut - 2 replies
I have some walnut from the same order; assuming similar moisture content and size, why would one of the boards be much lighter than the other? I assume the grain is much more open, but don’t know whay or the cause. Thanks!!
|1196 days ago||
Candle Wax Damage - 3 replies
A friend just called me with a question that I don’t have an answer for…so, of course, I turn to the experts. He placed a candle on the edge of a light colored entertainment cabinet. Later, he noticed that the color from the candle wax leached into the wood (not from melted wax), so now he has a red circle on the finish of the wood...
|1201 days ago||
M&G Sawmill - 1 reply
For those that have used M&G near Houston, what did you think of the color/quality of their walnut? I understand that it is Texas walnut. I want to build a reproduction period piece, so want the walnut to be as good as I can get in the area. Thanks.
|1206 days ago||
Lacewood - 10 replies
Has anyone used lacewood for a primary wood on a jewelery box? If so, I sure would appreciate some pictures. Thanks
|1232 days ago||
Yehaa SawStop!! - 1 reply
It is sometimes the small things: I dropped an allen wrench down the dust collection shoot. I opened up the larger access hatch to gain access to the ducting. It appears SawStop figured I would do that, so they put a real handy thumb screw on the ducting. Very easy off and back on again. I love it when you see quality and function even R...
|1263 days ago||
Cookbook Holder - 1 reply
A friend had a cute little cook book stand that one can vary the “slant”. I thought I would do a quick sketchup model and share with those that might be interested. It would be a very easy Christmas gift that can be made out of scraps. I’m not real good at Sketchup, but you can get the idea and get the measurements off of th...
|1371 days ago||
Ebony for rocker - 1 reply
For those that have built the Maloof style rocker, what is a good source for the ebony lamination that was used in the laminated rocker? Although somewhat thin, it appears to be a long narrow piece. Thanks
|1379 days ago||
Hand Files - Which Ones? - 2 replies
I have a gift certificate for Woodcraft, so that needs to be the source. In the future, I’m going to try my hand at making a Maloof style rocker. What files do I need for that project? Thanks, as always.
|1381 days ago||
Triton 2 1/4 HP Router - 7 replies
I haven’t used this router in a while and was going to put in a 1/2” spiral bit in. It wouldn’t fit in the collit, so I took the collet nut off and thought I would try to pull the collet out to relieve any stress. I’ve been unsuccessful in removing the 1/2” collet. I know this is a “double clutch” sys...
|1436 days ago||
Clamps for laminating rockers - 2 replies
Every thing I see on building rockers and laminating the rockers themselves appears to require a lot of clamping. I think a recent blog suggested having 30 clamps available. If pressure is mandatory, then I suppose the K Body would be the clamp of choice. Any recommendations out there? I’m at least a year out on that project, so I have...
|1448 days ago||
Richmond, VA - 1 reply
I’m here in Richmond, VA, and am curious if there is any woodworking things to do in or very near Richmond? Thanks for any suggestions.
|1454 days ago||
Jewelery Box Finish - 5 replies
I am building a box with walnut, curly maple, and an inlay of red heart. I would like to pop the curly maple, but don’t have the time to do it right, as I’m delivering the box in a few days. I plan on using lacquer for the final coat(s). What would be the best process given the time limitations? I was thinking a quick coat of Seal a ...
|1462 days ago||
Inlay Template - 2 replies
I want to inlay a cross on top of a jewelery box. I’ve purchased the router inlay kit, but must admit I’ve never done an inlay before. Although it looks pretty straight forward, my question is about the template itself. I would think a cross template would be rather simple to make, but I am scratching my head on this one. My firs...
|1508 days ago||
Woodworking Show - 2 replies
I’m leaving in the a.m. to go to the Houston show. A few months ago there was a free “ticket” in one of the advertisements in Fine Woodworking. I can’t seem to locate it. Does anyone remember what month of Fine Woodworking it was in and whose ad it was? Thanks,