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04-23-2011 04:36 AM

Repairing a routed space in a newly constructed chest - 2 replies

Help! I routed out a 3 1/8 by 5 1/4 oval for a Rockler inlay on the front panel of a maghony chest I am building for my grandaughter. Depth about 1/16 of an inch. I have tried two different inlays without sucess. Both were so crinkly and fragile that I could not get it to glue in smoothly. I am now left with a 3×5 by 1/16 “g...

03-11-2011 08:40 PM

Using Arm-A-Seal - 17 replies

A fellow lumberjock suggest this product. Have never heard of it. Some of the web research suggests good things but before I go down that road I would like to get some opinions of you folks. I usually apply 3 to 5 coats of poly sanding with succesive grits in between. This would be a new one for me. Redman1947

03-08-2011 06:25 PM

Order of finishing pieces to a chest - 4 replies

I while back I asked about finishing pieces to a maghony chest. The general consusus was to finish just the insides first. After assembling then finish the outside. I did this and it was a disaster. Despite best efforts, wood conditioner and stain flowed down to the edges of the “dressed” sides. As a result, the insides looked wa...

03-05-2011 11:28 PM

Bracket Feet - 2 replies

I made my own braket feet for a chest but am not real happy with how they came out. I don’t have a band saw or a drum sander so all is with a saber saw and sand paper. The miter joints came out good as I have a miter saw. The question is if I use glue blocks do I still have to use biscuits in the miter joint? I am somewhat ok with bi...

02-20-2011 03:24 PM

Inlay - 6 replies

I bought an inlay from Rockler but am a little unsure of the next step. Do I just trace an outline of the oval and have at with the router? Would I better with a sharp utility knife and a chisel? Cost a bit of money so I want it to look nice. Would appreciate any suggestions.Dan

02-14-2011 05:28 AM

Gas assist hinges - 2 replies

Need some advice. Building a chest with a heavy, 3/4” solid maghaony lid weighing about 20 lbs. Putting in on a piano hinge but need to provide some assist in lifiting the lid. I have seen and used hinges that keep a lid in place which prevent it from slamming on fingers but have not seen anything that can help a 2 year old lift a 20 l...

02-08-2011 10:19 PM

How to attach a top piece to a chest - 1 reply

Could use some help from you experts. I am just about completed with a solid maghony chest. I want to attach a back rest with side arms to the lid. I don’t want to just run a rabbit along the edges as I want to route a decorative edge to the sides and front which extend 1 1/2 inches from the edges. Not sure I am comfortable trying to r...

02-04-2011 02:21 AM

Engraving -reproducing photos on wood - 4 replies

Has anyone had any experience with engraving or reproducing photographs onto wood? Contacted a few local engravers but all they do are sports placques etc. Would like to put a picture of my grandaughter on the front of a chest I am building for her. Appreciate any suggestions. Redford

01-26-2011 05:44 PM

Finishing a projectd before assembly - 8 replies

Obvioulsy it would be easier to finiish all the parts of a project while they are flat on a table before assembly. However, I am concerned about damage when assemblying. What do you guys do? I am making a chest and it would be harder to sand, stain etc. when it is a box rather than flat pieces. Appreciate any suggestions. Redford

01-25-2011 04:07 AM

Routing letters - 3 replies

I am making a blanket chest for my grandaughter. I would like to carve, engrave, route her name on the front panel. I did some looking online for templates but am more confused. Also thought it would be nice to have a carved (routed) diagram of some sort, an animal or mabe some kind of rosette kind of thing. Would appreciate any advice or ...

01-16-2011 07:06 PM

Using a Router - 5 replies

A little new to routers and am stuck on something. I am using 3/4” (full) maghony wood. I am trying to cut a rabbit on one side to fit the other piece into. Every bit I see only goes to 1/2”. How do I cut a rabbit so the full 3/4 will fit into? Thanks for the response to my other post. Lots of good input out there. Redman

01-09-2011 11:17 PM

How to cut letters - 4 replies

I would like to cut out individual letters from stock (1x by) to attach to a toy chest. Most of the instructions and/or templates I have seen only deal with making a sign as opposed to individual letters. I would like to somehow purchase a jig for this. The plans I have for the box come with large letter diagram that can be traced onto wood whic...

01-07-2011 07:14 PM

Finishing Maghony - 6 replies

I am building a toy chest of fine maghony. What what would be the consesus of stain/poly versus tung oil? The basic furniture color in my daughter’s house is dark walnut/Pottery Barn. Want the chest to blend but don’t want to hide $45 an 8’ length of 1×8. Any suggestions? Redman

11-19-2010 11:27 PM

Toy Chest - 3 replies

I would like to build a toy chest for my grandaughter for Xmas. Does anyone have plans or suggestions for such a projcect? Would like to use a good wood veneer that would stain well. Appreciate any ideas. Dan

10-28-2010 06:40 PM

Building a 4x8 shelf suspended from the ceiling in the garage - 3 replies

Could use some help. I’d like to build a shelf in the garage for seasonal totes. Would be supported again’st one side of the garage wall and the other side hanging from the ceiling joists. Any ideas, plans or pictures you’d like to share? Redman500

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