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|630 days ago||
Australian Timber Oil on a box? - 2 replies
I have some Timber oil in Mahogany Flame I was going to use on a small box of walnut and maple. While surfing the net looking for finishing tips I saw the MFG website said it wasn’t intended for interior surfaces! Does anyone know why not? If there no real issue to using it – what finish tips do you know of?
|940 days ago||
Help needed for Drill Press issue - 9 replies
I’ve had a small (yes cheap) 5 speed drill press which has served me well over the past few years. Recently the spindal or chuck has take to locking up when using larger bits – spade bits or fostner bits. I’ve re-tensioned the belt – changed speeds and even removed and reinstalled the chuck. The bits don’t slip bu...
|1032 days ago||
Jatoba color question - 6 replies
Anyone know how long it takes for Jatoba to regain its color after sanding? I’ve seen some darkening after leaving pcs in the sun a few days but nowhere near the unsanded color. The weather here is foggy and cool until about 11 am so I can only leave them out from then until 6 PM. My intent is to finish with Bulleye Shellac but it says ...
|1061 days ago||
Info on making sails out of wood - 20 replies
Been searching the net on how to make wood sails for a model sailboat. Not the mast but the normally cloth sail portion. Just a standard sail shape but contured as if it is full of wind. Anyone have information on doing this? My bandsaw is only a 10” so trying to shape it on that would be an issue. Any help would be appreciated.
|1083 days ago||
Question On adding accent Strips - 5 replies
I’ve been looking at the candleholder project on the woodsmith site where accent strips are added to curved cuts between pcs. The plans call for use of 1/8” veneer. I’m looking at doing this on a differnt project. My question for any who have done this is are there any special techniques for particular wood types and any way...
|1130 days ago||
Questions on convex side boxes - 7 replies
Before I do the old try and try again routine I thought I’d seek some advise. I want to try making maple boxes with the convex sides . What is the best method to get every side to match once the top and bottom of the sides are cut. Do I have to cut the sides from 1 continous length and sand down before cutting the 45 deg. corners? Do I...
|1318 days ago||
2 Questions on Mitered corner boxes - 7 replies
Hi – Newbi here. Been searching the forums but didn’t find an answer to these I noticed on a pine box with mitered corners the rounded corners are much darker when stained. Is that due to the wood type or something I did wrong? I admit I didn’t prep the wood with sanding sealer or wood conditioner as I wanted the stain (R...