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06-13-2013 02:17 AM

I know nothing. Where do I start with Hand Planes? - 17 replies

Check out my forum topic on finding cheaper wood… I don’t have space of money for a jointer or a planer, so I want to learn how to hand plane rough wood. Any advice on where to start? If I were to buy one hand plane to learn with, what is recommended? I don’t want to spend a lot of...

06-03-2013 12:52 AM

How do I find cheaper lumber? - 38 replies

Here is $265 worth of oak boards from HD. 1X12 $6.44/ LF ranging down to 1x2 $0.98/ LF. Then add Cook County sales tax @ 9.25% and I am crrying over the cost of this project. Where can I find a cheaper source of lumber?

05-08-2013 12:30 AM

Black stain didn't take - 12 replies

I built this television stand from birch plywood and poplar face/ top. I used Minwax ebony stain and a Minwax clear coat. I had a really hard time getting the stain to take; take note of some of the faded corners that just wouldn’t turn black (this happened all over the box; not just the corners). I would appreciate any comments how...

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