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12-19-2013 12:58 AM

Fairly simple shelves and cabinets. - 0 replies

Any and all feedback would be helpful. I need some shelves and storage space and ran across the picture below which is close to what I had in mind. Only difference is I don’t have a “nook” for it so it will be pretty much free-standing. I was planning to do dovetail dados for the shelves (I have a Porter Cable jig and ...

02-09-2013 02:00 AM

Best intro to hand planes - 6 replies

I know virtually nothing about hand planes. Has anyone found a good tutorial for a beginner? Something beyond what the parts are – like how to set the depth of the iron, different planes for uses, irons what are flat vs curved and why you would use one or the other, grain direction concerns, things like that. Maybe a video class? I&...

01-28-2013 06:13 AM

Coffee table - potential glueup waterloo - 6 replies

It is strange how I keep thinking of ABBA with this project. From “I have a dream” to “Waterloo.” Let’s hope it doesn’t get to that. I had a vision (dream) of an end-grain table but the design did not lend itself to the 2-glue, flip-flop deal that usually results in a variation of checkerboard pattern most ...

01-25-2013 09:37 AM

Shellac as final finish? - 78 replies

I am making a dart board cabinet that is Sipo with Cherry inlay. My plan was to seal it with a thin (~1 lb) layer of dewaxed shellac and then use some wipe-on polly (Watco Danish oil… same thing? ) I tried this on a test piece and it worked ok (I thought the shellac would have prevented the oil from sticking.) But now that I have the s...

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