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553 days ago

How to glue up a Maloof seat? - 3 replies

Jalen is gluing up the seat on his Maloof chair but when we clamped the prototype it created gaps as we clamped the sides with the 3 degree angle on sides of the boards. We clamped it to the workbench and fixed most of it but it seems there may be a better way. Charles Brooks talks about a clamping jig he uses but I can’t find any details...

559 days ago

Steambending Success! - 13 replies

This is a follow up to my Steambending Fail! Post a few weeks ago. I got a lot of great advise and I think I tried most of it. First of all I was out of air-dried wood so I had to switch to kiln dried. First we added to the form to make the inside curve less sharp. We resawed and planed four strips to 1/8 inch. We steamed them for about 20 mins...

559 days ago

Anyone going to the Indianapolis Woodworking Show this weekend? - 1 reply

Are there any Lumber jocks out there going to the Indianapolis Woodworking Show this weekend? We are going on Friday and for the first time all four of my kids are entering projects in the Project Showcase. We are looking forword to a fun day.

593 days ago

Steambending Fail! - 23 replies

I was trying to steam bend for the first time. I am using ½” air-dried walnut 5” wide. I left it in the steam box for about 45 minutes from the time it reached 212 degrees. I was bending around a form but no backer strap. I am thinking that a backer strap would help the delamination on the outside but I don’t know why the inside is all crinkled ...

1280 days ago

Lie-Nielsen Vs Veritas Medium Shoulder Plane - 15 replies

I am in the market for a medium shoulder plane. And I am looking at Veritas® Medium Shoulder Plane, A2 $179.00 http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=48430&cat=1,41182,41192&ap=1 Lie-Nielsen Medium Shoulder Plane $195.00http://www.lie-nielsen.com/catalog.php?sku=042 The price difference is $16 on a tool I plan to have the re...

1288 days ago

Hardware for a writing slop. - 1 reply

I am searching for hardware for a project my son is working on for a school competition. It is a writing slop but the tri-fold type. http://www.planeoldwood.com/9/post/2010/11/writing-box.html We are having a difficult time finding the hardware for the latches for the inner lids and the lid supports to make it a reading desk. I was wandering if...


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