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|112 days ago||
Dark Stain Options - 5 replies
Good Evening Jocks! I’m looking for some real-world experience here. I’m getting ready to start a captain’s bed for my girlfriend with storage baskets underneath. It will be made from red oak with a few panels made from red oak ply. She has requested it to be “dark”, so I need some good suggestions on a stain(...
|147 days ago||
Lathe Chisel Recommendation - 32 replies
I received a Rikon 12×16 VS from my girlfriend today…..now I need some chisels! I’d like some recommendations from the experienced folks. I would like a “decent” set that I can learn on, but that I won’t constantly have at the grinder for sharpening. I would also like to keep the cost reasonable…...I k...
|175 days ago||
Shop Electrical Question - 9 replies
My garage doubles as my shop. There are 2 outlets along the back wall, and about a week ago I noticed my deep freeze no longer had power (luckily there was nothing in there). Anyway, no power to either outlet, but still power to the garage door openers…..and only one breaker in the fuse box labeled “garage”.......any ideas wh...
|178 days ago||
SketchUp Question - 8 replies
I downloaded SketchUp today and all went well. When I try to open a SketchUp file someone else has linked, my cmputer tries to open it in Photoviewer, and it doesn’t work…...can someone tell me how to change the default program for opening these files? Sorry this isn’t really “woodworking”...... Thanks,joe
|337 days ago||
Clear Finish Over Adhesive Letters - 3 replies
So I’m working on a ukulele for a co-worker’s special needs child. He loves music, and I think a small instrument that will allow him to make some sounds and improve his coordination will be kind of nice. I purchased a kit from Grizzly, nothing too wild, wanted to make sure I had time to finish it. Anyway, I was thinking about add...
|366 days ago||
Cutting Board Feet - 5 replies
Finished up my first end-grain cutting board, and am currently applying the finish…...problem is, the darn thing slides around on the counter-top pretty bad. Can anyone recommend some type of “feet” to add to the bottom to help keep it still…...I was thinking some kind of rubber pad????? Joe
|486 days ago||
Jewelry Box Inserts - 14 replies
I’m wrapping up a small jewelry cabinet for my daughter. Can anyone point me in the direction of somewhere I can find foam inserts to add to the drawers? Namely, I’m looking for something to hold rings. Since the drawers are already made, I’d need this to be “cut to fit” Thanksjoe
|515 days ago||
Poker Table - 2 replies
A co-worker of mine is interested in having me build him a poker table. It sounds like he is set of a 10-person design that is basically rectangular with radiused corners. He has shown me a “plan” he found online that basically uses 2 sheets of plywood…..you will cut out various sizes of ovals and then build-up a cross sectio...
|561 days ago||
Cabinet Refinishing - 1 reply
So i have my house on the market…..alot of the feedback states that the lookers aren’t crazy about my light cabinets. Not sure what type of wood it is, though it is quite open grained. Cabinets are just sprayed with clear (I’m guessing ploy or lacquer). Anyway, wondering if there would be a compatible finish that I could add...
|575 days ago||
Thinning Danish Oil - 3 replies
I’m wondering if it’s possible/practical to thin danish oil….say Watco…..to get a deeper penetration into the wood. If so, would it even be necessary? I’m basically wondering if you thinned for deeper penetration, would this enhance the differenct tones of the natural wood grain.joe
|579 days ago||
Pilot Holes for Hinges - 6 replies
I currently have a “self centering” drill bit for making pilot holes for hinge screws…..dosen’t seem to work all that great. Today I installed some small hinges on a jewelry box, and the afore mentioned bit was a little too large. I tried my best, but had a very hard time getting the pilot holes centered…..drill b...
|581 days ago||
Curly Maple - 4 replies
Will be finishing a small jewelry box soon, and thinking of using boiled linseed oil to lightly “pop” the grain but keep the natural color of the wood. Will Arm-R-Seal work as a topcoat over BLO assuming it has properly cured? Also, if anyone has any other finish suggestions, send them my way…..I’m pretty much open to a...
|585 days ago||
India Ink Replacement - 5 replies
I’m working on the “treasure box” shown on Woodsmith TV a few weeks ago. The sides of the box are coated with India Ink, and I’m having trouble finding it locally…....can you folks suggest a subsitute? Would a decent quality spray enamel work here…..going to top coat with Seal-A-Cell. joe
|589 days ago||
Finishing Bubinga - 13 replies
Looking to make a jewlery box for my daughter from bubinga. I would like to keep things “natural” looking, and wonder how this might best be accomplished. Was wondering if a BLO finish buffed with wax would be suitable, though I’ve heard bubinga is kinda oily and don’t want to do something that will never cure properly....
|619 days ago||
Resawing Logs - Green vs. Dry - 7 replies
I’ve been doing some research, and it appears there is an even split between those who resaw mostly dried found wood and those who resaw it green…...I assume green wood would cut easier, but what are some other differences?joe
|623 days ago||
Resaw Sled and Bandsaw Drift - 4 replies
Put together a quick sled today to resaw a few logs…..got to thinking? If I run the base of the sled through the blade (with runner in miter slot) will I get an even thickness slab if I referenced the upper portion of the sled to the cut line, ie. measure back at each end of the base (closest to blade)? Or will I need to somehow compensa...
|625 days ago||
First Resaw of HoneyLocust - 12 replies
So I grew impatient and instead of picking up some lumber and making a resaw sled, I just screwed a piece of honeylocust to a some plywood and ran a log through to see what was inside. It was a small (about 8” diameter) piece with a branch at the bottom…....awsome! By the way, the 3 tpi; 1/2” Timberwolf cut like butta! Also,...
|634 days ago||
Great Find Today - 8 replies
The family and I were taking the mother-in-law home this evening when we drove along the backside of a rather high-end neighborhood golf course. Basically a brushy and overgrown area that looked a little like a dump site. I’ve driven past there many times and noticed brush, but today I notied some freshly cut timber…...also noticed...
|636 days ago||
Opinions Wanted - 3 replies
Shop made resaw sled for bandsaw vs “log mill” to cut 2 flat sides and a magfence for resawing.......just watched a Carter Products video of youtube! My intension is to slab up some honeylocust collected from the in-laws…..most pieces are 10” diameter or less and about 18” long. joe
|636 days ago||
Woodworker's Source - 3 replies
After noticing a few posts mentioning this company, I decided to have a look. It appears they have a good selection of material, but their prices seem high. I’ll be honest, I haven’t been to the hardwood supplier in about 18 months (since my son was born), but from what I remember, prices weren’t that high. So, are their pri...