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|04-30-2015 08:06 PM||
CYPRESS USED FOR TABLE SUPPORTS??? - 2 replies
I was looking at cypress today. Anyone have any experience with it? I would like to use it as the trestle and spider supports for an upcoming build. Its a Fire House Dining table measuring 15-16ft long x 3 ft wide x 2.5 inch thick top, probably weighing in excess of 500 lbs or more. The base will be 2 hydrants placed on spider/cross bases at th...
|04-28-2015 12:07 AM||
DINING TABLE DESIGN - TABLE BASE DIMENSIONS?? - 12 replies
Good Evening everyone, I have just started the process of designing by far my largest project to date. The boys at the station have mentioned building an “heirloom” dining table to replace the cheap standard issue melamine ones we have. I jumped at the opportunity to design something and build it, and place our mark for future gen...
|03-04-2014 04:06 AM||
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...
|08-16-2013 01:42 PM||
PROBLEMS WITH GENERAL FINISHES GEL STAIN???? - 15 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...
|07-16-2013 03:56 PM||
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...
|05-13-2013 10:44 PM||
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...
|10-18-2012 05:52 PM||
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...
|08-22-2012 01:16 PM||
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...
|04-26-2012 12:39 AM||
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...
|02-08-2012 01:01 AM||
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...