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01-11-2015 01:39 PM

She'll vs bubble wrap - 7 replies

Shipping a box to a friend…shellac over BLO. Figured I’d wrap it in bubble wrap before boxing it up. But I wondered if the bubble wrap would react with the bubble wrap and foul up the finish. Are my concerns valid or am I just a little paranoid? Thanks.

11-17-2014 07:58 PM

Ummm...a little help here - 8 replies

Building a small box and I’ve made the classic blunder…not triple checking the poles on the magnets I used as a closure. The epoxy package says to clean up excess glue with mineral spirits, rubbing alcohol, etc. If I let a little of one of those seep down around the magnet, will that dissolve enough epoxy to allow me to get the magne...

06-18-2012 05:19 PM

Stock choice for handle - 5 replies

I’m in the planning stages of a hand saw refurb. Stumbled across an old rip saw that’s in good shape (i.e., straight, no missing teeth) but needs a handle. My choices are pecan, walnut or cherry for a handle. I’m leaning toward pecan as the lighter color will contrast with the dark saw blade. I’m wondering what your...

04-12-2011 08:43 PM

Need finish ideas - 5 replies

I’m making a box for a friend. It’s your basic sliding lid “candle box” (though I think she’ll use it for knitting needles, etc.). I want it to have a rustic look. Thought about oil and wax, but I was thinking that wouldn’t hold up so well to handling. Thanks for your suggestions. I’ll post pics whe...

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