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09-16-2016 07:16 PM

The new wave in furniture replacing pallet upcycling - 56 replies

Just thought I’d bring everybody up to speed with the new a¬∑vant-garde style of woodworking, which I’m sure will be replacing the use of pallet wood.While browsing web sites dedicated to antiques & furniture for inspiration, I came across this new style of furniture that I’m sure all will be able to make, beginners & se...

09-21-2015 07:56 PM

Shellac with wax - 10 replies

I’ve read all the forms, instructions, and suggestions, as well as viewed the many YouTube videos about shellac, how to cut it, when to use dewaxed, how to brush – spray – pad it, what can & can not be used over which type of shellac, etc., but no where do I find the answer to a question I have, that being:Why bother using ...

07-03-2015 09:03 PM

Absolute best use of a reclaimed pallet EVER !!!! - 9 replies

I can’t claim this project, it belongs to my neighbor, and without a doubt I believe this is the best use of a reclaimed pallet ever devised. Do you agree?

09-04-2014 06:15 PM

Harbor Freight pin nailer problem & solution - 15 replies

I purchased a big box special (I think about $79) of a 2 gallon 100 PSI compressor & 18 GA pin nailer / stapler about 8 to 9 months ago, because I wanted it for mounting trim molding on furniture. At first use I discovered that it produced a wide staple size hole in the wood, regardless of the installation of pin nails.I then went to Har...

10-06-2013 01:58 AM

Does Roy take into account wood expansion? - 29 replies

So I was watching the most recent web video of The Woodwright’s Shop, Rachell’s Standing Desk PT. 2 (which can be viewed at: ( ), and I don’t understand how Roy’s frame and panel lid allows for any movement of the 10” wide board, with the four part frame neatly mitered at all...

07-19-2013 01:28 AM

Question about oak finishing, need help - 20 replies

I am in the processing of finish an oak dining room table, first time I’ve used oak, and I’m experiencing a problem that I don’t understand: Three board oak top on the table, dyed dark mahogany using TransTint, and attempting to finish with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, three coats so far. The attached photos show as best ...

04-12-2013 02:31 PM

Question for the hand saw users out there ..... - 4 replies

To the hand saw users out in there Lumberjocks land, I have a question regarding my intended sharpening of three hand saws I own: In total, I have 6 hand saws, two of which are 26” panel saws & one a relatively new PAX Dovetail saw – Rip Cut, none of which are under consideration here in this survey / question. What I am about...

03-01-2013 03:20 AM

Good application for a SawStop - 7 replies

I’m not promoting SawStop here, not really a fan of theirs, but when you see this guy using his “circular saw” in the first part of this video, I think you’ll agree he probably should consider getting one.

10-05-2012 03:52 PM

Easy & quick Edge Jointing with a router - 5 replies

Having a need to edge joint manu boards for my current project, which I always did by hand in the past, I wanted a quick and easy way to keep this project moving. (Actually, it was the wife who this project is for & she said she hasn’t seen much progress lately) So, I decided to try this following method:Clamp a 4 ft or 6 ft metal stra...

08-17-2012 10:54 PM

Paraffin have adverse effects on glue? - 3 replies

I’m in the process of hand jointing some really gnarly cherry boards for a chest on chest project, and to make the Stanley #7 move smoother, I’ve used paraffin on the sole. It occurs to me, this is wax, so I’m wondering: Will the paraffin possibly have adverse effects on the Titebond properly doing its job? Has anyone had an...

08-11-2012 03:34 PM

I've got an addiction and I need help - 44 replies

OK, I admit it, I’ve got an addiction and I know I need help. I’ve searched the LJs site for assistance and to no avail. Therefore I’m turning to you guys to see if I’m alone in this habit.I just came from a shop cleanup, and I basically didn’t throw away any wood. I’m addicted to scraps. I can’t help my...

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