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140 days ago

GRAIN DIRECTION QUESTION. PLEASE HELP!! - 11 replies

Good evening everyone, I have been given the opportunity to be a part of a major retirement. My chief is retiring after 41 years with the City of Miami Fire Department. He has been a very influential person in my career and as one of his lieutenants, esteem him to be one of the finest chiefs the department has seen, and a fine man. We ar...

340 days ago

PROBLEMS WITH GENERAL FINISHES GEL STAIN???? - 9 replies

Hey everyone! I know this is a strange topic being that General finishes is pretty much foolproof. But I wanted to get someone elses opinion and advice. I had a run in with General finishes “candlelight” gel stain, and it took me some time to fix which perplexed me because I’ve had such good luck with General finish products...

371 days ago

JET JEP-17DX VS. STEEL CITY 20525 - STEEL CITY ISSUES? - 7 replies

Hi everyone, I’m in the market for a floor standing drill press and have been looking and reading about the JET JDP-17DX and the Steel City 20525. Both of these units are in my price range. ( I am trying to build my router table and buy a drill press all under 1000-1200 bucks or so) But after reading, there seems to be some issues with...

434 days ago

BENJAMIN MOORE ADVANCE VS. SHERWIN WILLIAMS PRO CLASSIC - 6 replies

Hi everyone! Im trying to understand some products on the market now. I have been reading that it seems the industry is now moving towards waterborne products as they are more environmentally friendly and easier to clean. But I have associated oil products as being more durable to wear n’ tear… apparently this is becoming less and...

642 days ago

Vintage Mahogany Chest - repair or finish first??? - 8 replies

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping in. I have a couple of questions… I am in the process of refinishing a pre/post WWII chest of drawers made of mahogany, it’s a manufactured piece from Kling if anyone recognizes the name… I believe out of Michigan… Like a lot of other furniture. I salvaged it from a Salvation Army an...

699 days ago

What kind of wood is this??? (if it is wood) - 8 replies

Hi all! I’m still pretty new to this site and woodworking in general, so forgive me if this question seems a little elementary… I have a friend that has a toddler bed that he wants refinished. He brought it to me to see if it was refinishable. Upon inspection it seemed to be a mahogany type wood, the end grain looked right, a...

817 days ago

HI GLOSS "ITALIAN" "WET LOOK" PAINT FOR FURNITURE - 6 replies

Hi, all!! I know that this subject has been talked about on her in some detail, but I havent really read anything that pins it down for me. My wife and I have modern home living room. And when I say modern, I mean Miami Beach condo modern. ( We are from Miami… dont hold it against us please..) We bought a chair at a thrift store that...

895 days ago

4/4 maple Blew Up!! (not really) Help!! - 5 replies

Hi everyone, I’ve been woodworking for about 2 years and am a novice at the craft. I was making some doors for a cabinet in my garage out of 4/4 hard maple, and while I was running it through the table sawI got about 2/3 of the way through the rip, the whole back end basically blew out before it was cut and and severly warpped. I was mak...


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