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584 days ago

Bowed Glue Up - 3 replies

Hi All, Question: I made a box of Poplar about 2 weeks ago, but I never got around to putting a finish on it. I left for a business trip earlier this week and the box was fine; however, I just got back and found the lid quite bowed. After reading up on what could have gone wrong, I found that I may have over tightened the clamps. I also pr...

596 days ago

New to Shellac: Spray vs Brush - 19 replies

Hi guys, I’ve been doing a ton of research on finish, reading various books as well as LJ and SawMill threads. I just finished a really nice Poplar Tea Box, and would really like to nail the finish. I am going to use CN Blotch Control and GF Water Based Antique Cherry, with a Shellac Finish. I know I’m going to have to do a ton...

603 days ago

Pine is very Orangy/Yellow from Watco Golden Oak - 2 replies

Folks, I have a shelving unit made of pine that I just finished with two coats of Watco Golden Oak. However, the color is a somewhat unorthodox yellow/orange. Its not terrible, but I’m just wondering what my options are from here. I was thinking of trying to thin it with steel woold/mineral spirts, and then trying to apply a gel stai...

617 days ago

Shoe Rack Design Question - 3 replies

Hi folks, Question: I want to make a shoe rack similar to the one below. However, I’d like to keep it light and not bulky. I don’t see the need for thick and heavy panels. I have a bunch of 1/8 Maple Board laying around. I am thinking about using quarter inch grooves to secure it to a frame consturcted of 1×2s.. I think it w...

649 days ago

Need Buying Advice - 8 replies

Hello All, I’m pretty new to woodworking and want to add a Bench and Block plane to my shop, and also a bandsaw. I don’t have the foggiest clue as to what to look for with the planes ? Any advice ? I am using Jim Stack’s book “One Box at a Time” to build my skills, so the work I will be doing is small boxes. ...

652 days ago

Anyone know how this piece was designed ?? - 11 replies

I know there has to be some racing fans on here…..anyone care to speculate as to what type of joinery is being used to build these display cases that have “banked” or tilted shelving to improve visibility of the cars ??? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oak-Diecast-Display-Case-open-15-1-24th-Custom-Colors-/380171647438

665 days ago

Newbie Question on changing a plan - 7 replies

Hello All, this is my very first Lumberjocks posting! I’m building a small drawer from one of Danny Proulex’s books. Throughout the project, he calls for glue with 1 1/4 inch screws. Since there is glue involved, is there any reason why I can’t go with 16 gauge nails instead of screws ?


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