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|31 days ago||
How to make a juice groove - 17 replies
Ok, might be a simple answer to this but….. I’ve made lots of cutting boards but this is the first time someone has asked for a juice groove in one so I’m looking for a little guidance so I don’t screw it up. Is the easiest method to create a template 1/8” smaller than the groove and use a router & guide? ...
|57 days ago||
Removing 2" from height of Piano Bench - 7 replies
Hey folks…. So, a client contacted me and asked if I could remove about 2” in height from her Piano bench. She purchased a new cushion and it’s raised everything up. From what I can see from the pictures, all joints are glued and the only way I can see being able to remove 2” is to dis-assemble the whole thing so I ...
|70 days ago||
Large Maple Tabletop - 4 replies
Hey folks…Merry Christmas to all. I’m starting a rather large project, a Maple table the is going to be 40” x 72” and I’m wondering about the joinery. I’d love to run out and buy a Festool Domino system but I’d reach beyond the bottom of the pocketbook so I need alternatives. Would butt joints b...
|83 days ago||
Chess board on a substrate - 11 replies
Hey folks…. I finished a chess board last year and glued it down to a 1/4” piece of plywood. The board goes through a horrible humidity reaction and 1/2 the board curls up. I just finished another board and glues it down to a 1/2” piece of plywood and guess what….it curled again. So, for those of you who do chess...
|96 days ago||
What the heck happened?!? - 34 replies
A client contacted me and wanted me to make an end grain table top for her using Maple and Purpleheart, dimensions are 28” x 48” x 1 1/2”, a beast by anyone’s standards. Due to the shere size of this thing, I had to make it in sections and join it all up in the end, which I did. I wrapped the table top in Maple to make it...
|109 days ago||
Have you ever built a 'minbar'? - 3 replies
A client contacted me and asked if I could build a ‘chair with steps’ I thought it was going to be one of those chairs with steps that flips and turns into a step stool. He sent me two pictures and through research, I found that he wants a ‘minbar’. Never built one and have no idea what to charge. Thoughts??
|120 days ago||
Don't ya hate it when....? - 55 replies
So, as I’m sitting at my work desk yesterday, slaving away at the ‘real’ job, an email comes in from my website. A lady contacted me and asked the following: Can you quote us on the following requirement for Cutting boards? 1000 per year, 400 pcs at a timeHard maple23”x14”x3” 8 lbliquid groove all aro...
|177 days ago||
Danish Oil on Plexiglass - 11 replies
Hi folks…. I finished off two hanging chess boards and after all was said and done, I noticed that I had gotten some of the Deftoil Danish Oil on the plexiglass that holds the chess men. Does anyone have an idea for getting the Danish Oil off? Don
|186 days ago||
Can I charge more? - 12 replies
So, I’m doing a large display stand to be used at a builder site to display the map of the subdivision and it was to be delivered on Aug 17. Problems with the office it was to go to and the warehouse burning down meant that I’ve housed the table in my house for almost 3 weeks. The top section is in my den and the base is in the basem...
|199 days ago||
Overwhelmed! - 4 replies
Hey folks…. Well, with a little tweaking, my website has suddenly popped way up on a Google search, meaning that I have become rather busy right now. I don’t mind that but a lot of people don’t realize that I have a day job (ugh!) and woodworking is still a hobby for me. I can handle all the small – medium jobs that co...
|376 days ago||
What the....??? - 3 replies
So, with my new Craftex CX200 table saw in place and humming away, it’s time to turn my attention to my dust collection setup. I have the Craftex CT030 dust collector running to a chip separator to the various machines. I have noticed that the collection is poor at the TS and I have quite a buildup in the bottom of the cabinet. I’...
|402 days ago||
Deft Danish Oil tacky feel after 2nd coat - 23 replies
A client ordered two Walnut isolation tables for his stereo amps (end grain cutting boards) and wanted a glossy finish to them. I had originally put a coat of Varathane on the bottom of one of the boards but didn’t like the look so I applied Deft Danish Oil to the rest of that board and to the second board. After waiting 24 hours, I lig...
|415 days ago||
With the new CX200 table saw in place, I want to turn my attention to the bane of my woodworking existence…dust collection and the setup. I purchased a canister for my 2 HP Craftex so that is the first step. I have a dust collection cyclone trash can cover for now and I’ve read that some folks only run their big chip makers (plane...
|427 days ago||
Well, I sold my old BT3100 table saw today and have the new Craftex CX200 sitting waiting for me to unpack and set up. Turned on the heater around 09:30, went out at 10:30 and….NO HEAT! It’s a Mr. Heater Big Maxx heater. I called a couple of places who sell it and all the can recommend is calling the 1-800 number on Monday. Any...
|445 days ago||
Laguna Fusion Table Saw - 10 replies
I’m looking to replace my BT3100 in the New Year and have been doing some shopping around. Thus far, it’s neck and neck for the Grizzly GO690 and GI 50-200R. A friend of mine suggested the Laguna Fusion but I don’t see a lot of mention of it here. Does anyone have one that can shed some light on the situation or have you ...
|445 days ago||
Your project is worth more than that! - 30 replies
Have you ever had a client tell you that? I set my price for the Purpleheart and Maple Jewelry Box, told the client and he came back with that statement. I’m still in a state of shock…..
|471 days ago||
Happy Thanksgiving to all the American LJ's - 0 replies
Hope your Thanksgiving Day is epic! Cheers….Don
|478 days ago||
Woodworking Classes in the DC area - 1 reply
Hey LJ’s…. A buddy of mine is soooooooooooooooooooo inspired by what I do that he is now looking for woodworking classes being given in the DC (zip 21076) area. Can anyone provide some info I can pass on to him? Thanks….Don
|487 days ago||
Designer Side Table $1400 + tax - 125 replies
A co-worker asked me if I could make this side table he saw for him. I told him to get a picture for me and I’d take it from there. He got a picture for me, I did some digging and found that a local furniture store has them for sale. A few emails later and I have a price from them…$1470 + tax (CAD). I thought this was a bit high f...
|500 days ago||
"I'd like to order 3 large cutting boards, please" - 16 replies
So the guy says to me…... Can I order 1 LG Maple and Bloodwood End Grain cutting board, 1 LG Walnut End Grain cutting board and 1 LG Maple cutting board…... How big is LG??? His response is pending.