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299 days ago

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: ( http://m.video.pbs.org/video/2365021461/ ), 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...

378 days ago

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 ...

475 days ago

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...

517 days ago

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. http://youtu.be/jKKcyKxu7aQ

664 days ago

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...

713 days ago

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...

719 days ago

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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