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04-08-2011 01:31 AM

Need to pick your brains.. - 5 replies

Hey LJ’s…I am trying to come up with a food-related item for a local Farmer’s Market and I thought about doing a cheese board in the shape of Texas made out of thick Pecan, the state tree in the long grain? If ya’ll have any ideas let me know…I’m thinking it needs a handle but I tried extending the Panhandle a...

02-08-2010 12:35 AM

Are you ready for the Super Bowl ? - 14 replies

Are you ready for the Super Bowl ? Went to the shop, inlaid a table yesterday, but it turned cold and so the epoxy is not dry yet on my latest project, can’t do nothing but set there and STARE AT IT and wish it too set up, to heck with this I am ready for the SUPER BOWL!!! How about ya’ll? Heck I am flipping the power off to t...

02-06-2010 12:14 AM

How to fix and sharpen a damaged Pfiel 7/10 sweep gouge - 5 replies

I have a Pfiel #7/10mm sweep gouge and it accidentally fell on a concrete floor, I have not bought any sharpening equipment to date and have never sharpened one before as it has always stayed sharp till now, looking closely at the edge of the gouge you can easily see where very, very small parts of the edge were chipped away on impact. What s...

02-03-2010 01:46 AM

Question about cutting Bowl blanks - 2 replies

Hey LJ’s I have Question about cutting Bowl blanks. I want to cut some blanks for bowls out of some excess Spalted Pecan, Mesquite, Bois D’ Arc out of some logs I have had air drying since last year and try selling them on eBay. I was looking at some of the Spalted Pecan bowl blanks that were listed and well they sure do not impres...

02-02-2010 01:00 AM

When it is cold outside, What to do when you find firewood like this ;] - 7 replies

When it is cold outside, getting low on firewood, What to do when you find firewood like this ;] I had a crotch piece of a large pecan log I salvaged last year down by the river, I milled the rest of the tree and had this piece setting off the ground and on top of a pile of too-far-gone and “dodie” wood. But I figure it being off th...

02-08-2009 09:36 PM

How to ? a 24 foot long bar.... - 10 replies

I had a nice German couple drop by the shop the other day and they looked at a couple of Pecan tables, they liked the color and grain of the Pecan and inquired as to having a 24 foot long x 18” wide long bar with a 2.5 inch drop edge and also an 8 foot L section at one end. Well I have never made anything that big or long and was wonderin...

01-08-2009 11:15 PM

Suggestion for finish for bookmatched spalted Pecan table top - 8 replies

I need some help from my fellow wood workers…. I have a tabletop made with bookmatched spalted pecan inlayed with turquoise. Normally I use poly on darker woods and on table tops in general. But I have always used tung oil with spalted pecan because it brings out the natural color and does not amber the spalting as poly does. Can I u...

10-30-2008 07:20 PM

Anyone ever work with cutting and shaping Dichroic glass for inlay work - 1 reply

Hello; I picked up three 2.5×3 inch square pieces of Dichroic glass in different colors at a show and I was wanting to cut shapes out of them and do some inlay into wood projects. The sheets of dichro are kiln finished and ready for cutting. Approximatley 3/16 of an inch thick, look like they are backed in black then have the layers of ...

09-09-2008 10:29 PM

I have a lot of respect for Oak trees now - 13 replies

It has been one hell of a week for me but I have a lot of respect for Oak trees now, last week on the 3rd of September I was on my way home on a dark winding road when a deer suddenly jumped in front of my car . I tried to avoid hitting it and when I hit the soft shoulder on an S-curve, I spun out of control and t-boned an old live oak. Well th...

08-13-2008 03:57 AM

I am less productive in the woodshop since joining LJ's - 38 replies

Thought I would start this thread….I am less productive but more creative in the woodshop since joining LJ’s, well I might be addicted and was wondering if they have a rehab I could check in to :) But I Googled “Rehab for LJ’s” and could not find one :) Not that I really want to…you know the ole saying that tw...


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