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04-10-2014 05:47 AM

Need veneering advise please - 7 replies

I am designing a jewelry armoire for a friend and I want to veneer a stack of vertical drawers with a sheet of burl veneer that runs vertically with the drawers so it looks like one consecutive piece. I am not quite sure how to do this without getting too big of gaps in the veneer sheet to throw the figure match off. Does anybody have experience...

03-08-2014 02:39 AM

Narex bench vs premium chisels - 5 replies

Hey all! I’ve been looking at Narex chisels and have read many good reviews about their quality relative to price. I just noticed that Highlands Woodworking is now selling a new model of Narex called the premium line. These chisels are twice the price as their previous bench line and I was wondering if anyone has any insight as to if the p...

11-03-2013 06:48 PM

Powdered metal inlay advise please - 8 replies

I am starting a project using burl veneer and am looking to fill the natural voids and knot holes with powdered metal inlay. I am planning on using atomized copper to 325 mesh. My thought was to mix the powdered copper with 30 min epoxy to make a paste and then spread the mixture into the voids and then sanding smooth when cured. Does anyone ...

02-14-2013 03:22 AM

How do you accurately and consistently set your table saw blade to 45 for mitered corners? - 20 replies

I’d like to hear everyone’s ways of consistently setting their table saw blade to 45 for mitering corners of boxes, frames, etc. It seems that no matter what I do, I always have to cut practice pieces, readjust, cut, readjust, cut, readjust…...I just want to set it once or readjust once for perfect miters! HELP!

02-06-2013 03:46 PM

Best table top finishes? - 7 replies

So I am building an alder table…I know its a relatively soft wood for a table top…but thats what my friend wants. I have never finished a table top so I would like some advice for the best finish for me. I am not a professional finisher so I am looking for something that is relatively easy to apply yet provides superior protection....

02-06-2013 03:11 AM

Kreg joints vs. traditional joinery - 16 replies

I would like some objective feedback on this issue please. I am in the planning stage of my first dining table. I have no experience in mortise and tenon joinery yet and am trying to decide whether to invest in mortise and tenon tools or go kreg pocket holes. Any insight as to the strength of kreg joints in leg and apron construction? And ho...

02-03-2013 10:25 PM

Shop fox hand planes? - 12 replies

I am in the market to get started using hand planes. Im a young family guy on a budget and I saw the Shop Fox hand planes. These are very low priced so I am iffy on buying them. Does anyone have any experience/ advise for them? Im leaning toward Stanley Bailey planes too.


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