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1067 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?

1376 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...

1468 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 ...

1497 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.

1519 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...

1566 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...

1754 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...


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