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176 days ago

Antique Look for Mahogany - 2 replies

Most woodworkers have seen professionals make a low boy or high boy from mahogany, if not in person, then through the Internet. I have always wanted to know how they get that antique look in their build. They have a way through stain, dyes, or something to get that 300 year old look. Any thoughts on how to get the antique look when using ma...

411 days ago

End Grain to End Grain Jointery - What is the best Glue to Use - 11 replies

I’m building a cradle and will be joining the vertical slats to the lower platform of the cradle. Most of the joinery at this location will be end grain (bottom of vertical slat) to long grain (platform), but due to the design of the platform, some of the vertical slats will be joined end grain (slat) to end grain (platform). I will be u...

455 days ago

Mortiser - Powermatic 719T or Grizzly G0448 - 1 reply

I would like to buy a floor mounted mortiser soon and I started looking at the Powermatic 719T and the Grizzly G0448. Both seem to be heavy duty machines, and the Grizzly comes with a 1.5 HP vs. the 1.0 HP on the Powermatic. The Grizzly will cost approximately $300 more to get it delivered, but I don’t know if it is worth the extra cost....

613 days ago

Finishing an End Grain Cutting Board - 14 replies

I realize the most popular product for finishing an end grain cutting board is food-safe mineral oil. I’ve been experimenting with sanding through the grits to seal the board before applying a generous amount of mineral oil to my boards. I’ve sanded my boards for a finish grit from 150 grit all the way to 4000 grit (100, 2000, and ...

723 days ago

Finishing Oak - 7 replies

I’ve recently refinished a large conference table with Original Waterlox. I love the finish, but on the darker sections of wood within the oak the table feels rough and not silky smooth like the lighter sections of the oak wood. I’ve read in past articles you can utilize some sort of wood or grain filler to fill the porous dark por...

1163 days ago

Maintaining Machine Surfaces on Woodworking Tools - 14 replies

I have recently relocated my woodworking tools from storage to my new shop and have noticed the machined surfaces of my equipment have a light rust coat from being in storage. I plan to clean up these areas with WD-40 and fine sandpaper/steel wool, scotch brite, etc. Any suggestions on how to keep the machined surfaces on my equipment from rus...


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