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|02-05-2015 05:12 PM||
Burning wood to enhance grain - 3 replies
I have a student who has his head set on using a burning technique to enhance the grain of the project. Neither he or I have any experience with this. In researching how to do this most of the things have seen use pine, which is not really the desired material for the project. Do any of you have experience with burning to enhance the grain. What...
|01-27-2015 03:29 PM||
Articles on furniture styles - 1 reply
I am looking for resources for articles on furniture styles. I have students who are interested in different styles and am struggling to find resources that are more interesting (newer) then our text book. Any good websites I should check out?
|12-07-2012 07:50 PM||
bandsaw tires - 5 replies
I have a couple of 10” delta bandsaws that are no longer in production, they are awesome saws (they stand up to the use of middle school kids all day every day. however the tires have worn out and need The normal places that I order parts from doesn’t have any tires. do you have any reccomendations on where to buy tires?
|12-15-2011 01:49 AM||
Routed Sign Question - 6 replies
I am making a sign for a family friend for Christmas. I used a router to “carve” the sign. Normally when I do signs I pain the letters then give the piece one final sanding to clean up any stray paint. This time however, my aunt requested that the letters be stained not painted. I haven’t done that before, so I have a couple of...
|05-07-2011 05:23 AM||
wood sign question - 11 replies
a friend of mine is going to make a big wood sign to hang over the driveway. He has a big piece of white oak and is going to router the letters. After the letters are cut, he wants to color the letters to make them stand out. He was thinking of burning the letters with a torch, I thought painting them would be easier. Any thoughts on what he sho...
|01-28-2011 06:00 AM||
Safety Goggles - 16 replies
I have been doing a bit more sanding lately, and have noticed my eyes are not completely happy with the change. I always wear safety glasses, but I was thinking about getting a pair of goggles to keep out more of the airborne dust. Do any of you have experience/recommendations for goggles? I have nightmares about the awful goggles from science ...
|12-04-2010 07:12 AM||
woodworking show in minnesota - 2 replies
Are any of the minnesota lj’s going to the woodworking show this weekend? MrsN
|10-02-2010 05:14 AM||
Sticky BLO - 7 replies
I made some Christmas ornaments and used Boiled Linseed Oil as a finish, I have done this before and it worked well but this time it got really sticky. My method in the past was put it on, wait a bit, wipe it off and let it dry for a day or so. I am fairly new to finishes other then a spray can of polyurethane, so I might be doing it wrong. I ha...
|09-14-2010 07:35 PM||
Boomerangs - 7 replies
I have some students who are interested in making boomerangs. (Although they might just like the idea of throwing things in school.) I have done a little looking online and found some resources that might help us if I decide to make them. But I was wondering if any of you have any experience making boomerangs that you would be willing to share.
|06-19-2010 04:13 AM||
Boat Seat Hinges - 2 replies
My husband and a buddy are fixing up a boat. The hinges that hold the seats together are broken. Welding the hinges back together is a pain. have any of you seen this type of hinge before? They look like an “L” on each side of the hinging part. From Boat Hinge Thanks for any helpMrsN
|01-21-2010 07:46 PM||
Lumber Grades - 3 replies
I am hoping that someone can help me. I am a teacher and my computer died last week taking some of my great resource lists with it. (i know, i know, i should have had it backed up better)I had found a website that had really great information on lumber grades with pictures and specifications for different grades. I think the site was run by a lu...
|12-11-2009 02:44 AM||
How thick is a deck of cards? - 4 replies
How thick is a deck of cards? I am trying to make a storage spot for a deck of cards in a cribbage board and left my cards at work. I can find the hight and width of a card online but cant find how thick a whole deck is. Thanks for your help.Mrs.N
|10-27-2009 03:56 PM||
Band Director Wand - 9 replies
I have been asked to make a band director’s wand, I am not sure of the exact name it might be a baton or something else. Can any of you give me any advise on the process?I have done some turning but mostly thick things, this would be much thinner then I have turned. Is there a way to keep the piece strong? Any advise would be appreciated. ...
|09-04-2009 02:51 AM||
Scale in pictures - 2 replies
I have made a few jewelry pieces that I photographed. Some of them I posted here and here.After talking to friends and acquaintances, one of whom bought one of the necklaces, they have told me that it is really hard to determine how big a piece based on the pictures. One friend gave me a dumb look when I told her the piece was a 2 inch circle, s...
|06-08-2009 09:03 PM||
Train Magnets - 7 replies
I was considering making a toy train for my son. Most of the commercial trains have rounded magnets that hold the cars together, this allows the train to turn corners and still stay together. I have not seen any magnets like this around, do any of you know of a place that might have them?ThanksMrs N
|05-28-2009 06:58 PM||
wooden whistle - 4 replies
I have a student who finished her class project early and would like to make a whistle. She found a couple plans online or in the libary that seem fairly straight forward. Do any of you have any experience in whistle making, any tips you can give me to pass on?ThanksMrsN.
|05-01-2009 06:34 PM||
Cure for a cold - 11 replies
My grandpa once told me that getting a box from woodcraft or rockler could make any day a little better. Earlier this week I was feeling down with a nasty sinus cold and I decided it was time that I made my first “real wood” purchase, most of what I have used so far is from home depot or someone elses scrap pile. I got my box from Ro...
|02-10-2009 08:16 PM||
intarsia advice wanted - 5 replies
I have never done an intarsia project, and would really like too. I will eventually ask all sorts of questions about the process but I am still at the very begining of planning this project. I am looking for advice on picking a patten.I want to find a pattern that is easy enough for me to have some sucess with but still a challenge. When looking...
|10-09-2008 06:13 PM||
Toddler Stool Finish - 4 replies
I am making a step stool so my toddler son can reach the bathroom sink. What type of finish can handle a toddler in a bathroom?