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175 days ago

Smoother sliding drawers - 3 replies

Hi,I made a Eight legged table and would like to have the drawers to slide smoother. Is there any advise out there that would make the drawers slide more easy. The drawer fronts are Mahogany and the sides and back is Poplar. The drawer slides is Poplar. Would any type of wax do the job

241 days ago

Happy New Year - 1 reply

Happy New Year to all the Lumber Jocks out there. My there be lots of blessings in this 2014 !!!

607 days ago

Happy New Year - 4 replies

I want to say to all LJ’s Happy New Year! May all Lumberjocks have a prosperous year where all wishes come true and a very good business year !!

624 days ago

Fyji Semi-Pro 2 Stage HVLP System - 0 replies

Hi,I am in the market for a spray gun for applying stain to my furniture piecesI am thinking of buying a Spray gun/compressor combo or a Fuji Semi-Pro 2 Stage HVLP System. Spray gun/compressor combo i know how it works and what to expect from it. When it comes to these Fuji systems i must say i do not know the system . I read about it on there w...

846 days ago

Sipo Mahogany - 7 replies

Hi I might be moving to Texas for about 6 to 7 years. I wil be doing woodworking in my spare time to keep me away from the bad things.Where can i find Sipo Mahogany close to Houston Tx. It seems that all the excotic wood suppliers are up north . Can any one help. I would be needing 4/4, 8/4, 12/4 thick lumber Thanks

1052 days ago

Cutlist software - 3 replies

Hi,I am looking for free Software that i can use to optimise my cut list for kitchen cabinets. I am using white melamine boards 1800mm X 2700mm in size . Can anyone help in this regard Thanks Nollie

1105 days ago

Indexing web site - 10 replies

Hi,I have designed a web site for my woodworking business. The site is on the web now http://www.leonswoodworx.co.za. I am trying to save money by doing it myself. Business is not that good around where i stay.The problem i have is that Google and Yahoo does not recognise the site. How do one get indexed on these search engines. I have register...

1287 days ago

Inner Stress - 6 replies

Hi,The athor day i had to make a display cabinet for a company. I used African Mahogany for the project. The problem i encountered was when i cut the 50mm (2 inch) thick boards into 50 mm wide strips , these 50 X 50 X 2.1 m pieces pulled into any direction. I had to drive back to the City (2.5 hours there) to buy new lumber at a cost. My profit ...

1308 days ago

African Mahogany - Stain technique - 2 replies

I am working in the G & G style and working with African Mahogany (khaya nyasica). I did a lot of research on staining the wood to a exceptable ” G & G ” coulor. I finaly used Potasium dicromate to stain some sample peaces. The problem was that the coulor came out sortoff purple red and not rusty red as was described in the a...

1416 days ago

Bleaching African Mahogany - 1 reply

Hi all, I have a problem in that i do not always get light coloured AM . Is there a household product that i can use to bleach the AM and then put the stain to get to a desired color. Some times we only get the darker colour AM . This coulor differences creates a problem when i want to get a “consistent” colour over all my proje...


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