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02-18-2014 04:38 AM

Finishing quarter sawn white oak - 18 replies

I have gone through almost a dozen finishes in quarter sawn white oak for my kitchen cabinet project. My wife finally found a reference image. Does anyone have any ideas on which dyes to use? My initial plan is to use a water based dye, then shellac, and finally something like a gel stain. I’m just not sure what stains will help me achieve...

10-01-2013 06:51 PM

Fingerprints in fuming?! - 4 replies

I was talking to a work associate, who also does woodworking, and I brought up how I am planning on fuming the face frames, doors, and drawer fronts for my kitchen cabinet project. He told me how someone he knew found fingerprints in the finish of his fuming after the process. This threw me for loop. I could see how enough of an oil coating f...

10-02-2012 09:16 PM

Silicon Spray on Handtools?! - 11 replies

Was looking at picking up a Lie-Nielsen Dovetail saw and was reading the maintenance information. They suggest spraying their saws with silicon spray in between use. It peaked my interest. I have always stuck with WD-40 just cause it never steered me wrong (especially since i live near the Gulf Coast). Theoretically Silicon Spray sounds viable b...

08-20-2012 09:22 PM

Biber Classic Mueller Adze - 4 replies

I recently received a Biber Classic Mueller Adze from The site describes it as a hand forged adze but the markings no the adze looks like it is casted. There is even what appears to be a parting line on the inside Can anyone Clarify if this is forged or casted?

07-24-2012 03:16 PM

Wood for workbench - 9 replies

Recently, I and a group of people were offered all the 70 year old oak we could carry if we took down this two story barn. The barn is made of oak with 2×6, 2×4 and there was some decent 4×4s stored in there as well. I am considering making my top out of either the 2×6 or the 4×4. It seems that a lot of people use softer...

03-22-2012 08:48 PM

Noob in predicament - 10 replies

I am fresh out of college, where I studied product design with a focus on furniture. There I had a nice shop with everything I could possible need. Now on my own, I want to build my own place. I am interested in a predominately hand tool based setup but had trouble figuring out what to build first. A workbench would be ideal but do I need a work...

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